Pilgrims Hostel

Top choice hostel in Galle
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Virtually opposite the Sudharmalaya Buddhist temple, this excellent new hostel has two good-quality mixed dorms; each bed is equipped with a private reading light, fan, mossie net and electric socket. A complimentary breakfast is included and there's a dining area for socialising and tea sipping or beer quaffing.

Information from Hostelworld


Located in the heart of the Galle Fort, Pilgrims Hostel offers affordable, comfortable and quality accommodation ideal for backpackers or budget travelers. Complimentary breakfast is served daily from our downstairs restaurant.

The hostel has two adjoining mixed-dorms (9-bed/6 -bed) with AC in operation during the night. Each bed is equipped with a personal reading light and electrical outlet.

Our authentic Italian pizza and ice-cold beer is a popular choice among hostel guests. The hostel restaurant also has a great selection of local curries, fresh seafood and snacks available. Fresh juices, a range of teas, wine and cocktails are served throughout the day from 8am to 10pm.

From the hostel, you can explore the quaint alleys of the Galle Fort which are filled with boutique souvenir shops, charming cafes and a wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings. However perhaps the greatest boast of this historical gem is its stunning views of the Indian Ocean and unforgettable sunsets. Walk out the hostel door, turn right and there right in front of you are the great rampart walls and an endless magnificent ocean. There is no better place to wander and explore.

Pilgrims Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.


We do not accept customers younger than 11 years of age.

Reception open 7.30 am to 10 pm.


  • Adaptors
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Free breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Common room
  • Free internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Reading light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-fi


  • Air conditioning

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Free WiFi available