To behold the enchanting beauty of Sri Lanka, to indulge in its blissful environs is a feeling so gratifying and a holiday so soothing, that one may wish that it never ends. There’s everything in Sri Lanka that a traveller could wish for, beautiful beaches, rugged forests, a vast expanse of green plantations, hills and plains; you name it, and you shall find it there.
An exotic holiday destination suitable for every pocket size, Sri Lanka is one of those places that catches everyone’s eyes. If we look at the various aspects of travelling, accommodation is what first comes to our minds and believe us when we tell you, there is no dearth of places to stay in Sri Lanka especially if cost-effective is your state of mind.
Words like budget friendly or cost effective often create a dreary picture if one should visualize, but budget stays in Sri Lanka will leave you happily surprised. They are not just beautiful but ideally located at some of the most popular tourist sights and are bound to give you a more intense and intimate experience of the place rather than just a polished place to reside.
So, we created a list of Airbnb in Sri Lanka that don’t just offer great deals but also provide a great staying experience. Budget travel no longer means compromising on a lavish experience.
1. COLOMBO BEACH HOSTEL, COLOMBO, PRICE RS. 1200 ONWARDS
This hostel is located in the beautiful Mount Lavinia and is perfect if you are backpacking or not! Its close proximity to the Mount Lavinia Beach gives you a quick access to the to the bars and parties along the coastline. There is a chilled-out atmosphere about it and the rooftop terrace garden just reinstates that feeling.
2. VILLA SHADE, NEGOMBO, PRICE RS.2000 ONWARDS
In the small beach town of Negombo, amidst the greenery of paddy and forests lies the Villa Shade. It exudes a close to the nature feeling, the chalets are cosy as they are blissful. If sun-kissed mornings, chirpy bird songs and the quietude of rural dwellings are your kind of thing, then this place shall much peace bring!
3. STAY GOLDEN CABANA, ARYGAM BAY, PRICE RS.1700 ONWARDS
Located in the famous surfing town of Arugam Bay, these Cabanas are snug as a bug in rug. These individual wooden cabanas are ideally located right in front of the beach in the more quieter part. The warmth of the hosts, the beach shack restaurant, delicious food, hammocks and the sound of the waves; it has all the ingredients of a pleasant beachside stay.
4. WELIGAMA BAY ECO VILLA, WELIGAMA, PRICE RS. 1400 ONWARDS
This eco-villa is located in the quitter corner of the beach which is just a quick stroll away. Run by an amazing set of Sri Lankan family, the Weligama Bay Eco Villa is ideal for a relaxing and peaceful retreat. The rooms are spacious and comfy and also have open-air showers. Apart from the whale watching, surfing and fishing, you can also take cooking classes from the lady of the house. The beautiful garden makes for a nice place to chill.
5. THE SPICE HOUSE, MIRISSA, PRICE RS.2800 ONWARDS
The Spice House is a beautiful colonial style guesthouse that is set amidst a lush green tropical garden that is full of flowers, fruits, spices and water bodies. While the front of the Bungalow opens into a garden the back reveals a breath-taking view of the surrounding jungle. Such proximity to the wilderness enables some visitors of the wild to venture in the property. Don’t be surprised with the regular visits by monkeys, peacocks, kingfishers, woodpeckers and squirrels who come by to say hello. The nearby reef-protected bay provides a perfect opportunity to snorkel or just laze around by the beach. The place is a perfect example of peace and tranquillity.
6. LAKE FRONT STONE COTTAGE, WELIGATTA, RS. 3500 ONWARDS
A secluded resort facing the Weerawala Lake right at the edge of the Yala National Park, this resort consists of tree houses, stone cottages and an infinity swimming pool that gives a spectacular view of the surrounding forest, mountains and the lake. its proximity to the famous Yala National park makes safaris convenient. It is one of those dreamy places where one can watch the sun rise over the Weerawala lake, with songs of the birds at the background and a cup of hot Ceylon tea for company. Need we say more?
7. ELLA ECO LODGE, ELLA, RS. 2300 ONWARDS.
If you want to live in a tree house surrounded by tropical forest then this is the place you are looking for. Not to mention the monkeys that have a convenient and surprising way to show up at your doorstep. The Ella Eco Lodge is scenically located on a beautiful mountain slope of the famous Ella Gap. Stayin true to its surroundings, the Ella Eco Lodge is totally eco-friendly and is a perfect place to disconnect with the stressful modern life and reconnect with mother nature.
Didn’t we tell you that budget travel can also have accommodation amidst beautiful settings; the places mentioned above are beautiful as they are tempting. So, as you jot down your travel plans, remember how we helped you design a budget trip on this beautiful land.