How I Stayed In Sri Lanka

From villa to hostel, I experimented all kinds of accommodation during my recent Sri Lankan sojourn. Staying at a hostel has its own charm. You get to meet a whole bunch of new people from different countries. Unfortunately, it did not happen this time as I traveled in the off season. Most of the hostels were half empty due to the country’s extreme hot weather. In Colombo, I stayed at ClockInn Delhiwala and I must say it is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed. Be it food or cleanliness, this hostel deserves a big thumbs up.

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In Weligama, an auto driver took me to a hotel where I was the only guest. Although, the host was nice, I was bit paranoid as there was no other guests in the hostel.

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And in Bentota, I had a brief conversation with a boy, who took me to a villa, which is running by an old couple. Like Weligama, I was the only guest at their villa. I stayed there just for a night. I had a very long and interesting conversation with the owner over a cigarette break.

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In Galle, I had stayed in a sea-side hostel – Coco Palm Beach Hostel – with fewer guests. All of them opted for private rooms, while I stayed in a shared room. Apart from me, the hostel welcomed two girls from France and a couple from Britain.

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If you visit Galle, I strongly recommend to stay in this hostel.

Now let’s talk about famous hill station Kandy. I really liked this spacious and colorful hostel, the Backpackers VIBE, which is approximately 4km away from Kandy’s railway station. Though the staff is nice, the amenities are not worth mentioning. The shared rooms are just OK. They also have a bar, where you can chill in the evening with few drinks.

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So this is how I spent my days in Sri Lanka. Do let me know whether you liked these places 🙂 

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Review – Luwansa Beach Resort Komodo

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I stayed at Luwansa Beach Resort Komodo – Labuan Bajo for few days. Surrounded by thick forest, this 4-star resort is a perfect place to spend some quality time. It is just 20 minutes drive from the Labauan Bajo airport. The hotel provides the pick-up and drop facility for the guests.

What impressed me most is their Komodo Bar, which provides some delectable local and international cuisines alike. Their staff is very polite and always in a mood to make you comfortable and happy. Situated right across the Pede beach, Komodo Bar is opened from 7am to 10pm.

Talking about the Pede beach, it was just ok. The beach was not among the cleanest ones and so uninviting.

Regarding accommodation, the resort has Deluxe Twin & Deluxe King rooms and Villas.

Their villas are more comfy and spacious compared to deluxe rooms.

Their service and facilities include Wi-Fi and free Local Shuttle Service.

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All the images were taken by a Xiaomi Mi 4.