Cheap Places to Stay in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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There are two things to consider when looking for a cheap place to stay in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka - location and price. Some travelers opt to stay near the town center while others prefer to stay near the tea plantations or to some other tourist attractions.


I opted to stay at Gregory Lake Holiday Home for its very affordable price and its convenient location near Gregory Lake Park. I only paid around Php1,000 (US$20) for a comfortable room good for two people. There were hostels which offer dorm type accommodation but I prefer staying alone so I paid a little higher. Gregory Lake Holiday Home is about 10 minutes by tuktuk to the town center. It has a quiet neighborhood and close to a tea plantation. The owner of the guesthouse was accommodating and friendly. Book here.


Other Cheap Places to Stay in Nuwara Eliya:

Hi Lanka Hostel - Located near Lover's Leap Waterfall, Victoria Park and Nuwara Eliya Town Center. Dorm rates start at around Php600++ (USD12).

Blue Wing Hostel - Located close to Gregory Lake Park. Room rates start at Php1,400++ (USD30).

Nuwara Eliya Hostel by Backpack Lanka - Located in Weddarburn Road near Victoria Park.  Dorm rates start at around Php500++ (USD10).

Pigeons Nest Guest House - Situated near the town center and Victoria Park. Dorm rates start at around Php900++ (USD18).

This blog post is part of our comprehensive BACKPACKING IN SRI LANKA TRAVEL GUIDE. This will help you explore Sri Lanka on a budget.

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