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Galle Fort Hostel

53 / 1, New Lane 1, Galle Fort, Galle 00900 Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
  • 16 Jan. 2017
    “Nice owner”
  • 10 Oct. 2016
    “Nice surprise!”
53 / 1, New Lane 1, Galle Fort, Galle 00900 Sri Lanka See on map
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Family Rooms
2 Star accommodation
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The Galle Fort Hostel (GFH) is located within the Galle Fort, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Galle Fort was first built by Portuguese in 1588, and extensively fortified by the Dutch during More the 17th century. GFH is a house built in the 1800s, which was recently converted to a hostel, while preserving its architectural value. GFH offers budget travelers the opportunity to experience Less
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USD 20 - USD 100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
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Like all the reviews say. A very helpful and nice owner. I booked through Hostel world but unfortunately there was mean up on the app and the bed was not viable when I arrived. The owner was good enough find a place for me for the 2 nights. I went in for a bit an the place has ve
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Nice little guesthouse in the centre of Galle Fort. Owner is a really nice man who is nice to talk with and who has interesting stories to tell. Rooms and lounge are cozy enough, and the bathroom is simple but nice.
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It's a 2 bedroom apartment converted into a hostel.

It's cheap so you can't expect much. The location, shower and WiFi were great. Though it's still quite old so there's no AC and it wasn't the cleanest hostel we've been in.

'Twas a very average place all in all.
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Accommodation in Galle isn't cheap but this is well priced - it is basic, and it can be warm but there's fans. However toilets and showers very clean and efficient (only cold water but thats what you want because it's very hot). Common area good - honesty box for drinks and water
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I'm not sure how it compares to other accommodation in Galle, but it felt quite pricey. Having said that, it is located right in the middle of the fort, literally 2 mins from the lighthouse. Bunk beds are comfy and we were provided with clean white sheets. Wifi was very speedy. T
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Do they have lockers? Not mentioned anywhere. If they do, Do we have to take a lock?
"Get top bunk for better fan access!"
"Afternoons can be hot in the hostel."
"Try to book the private rooms"
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