We invite you to our corner of the world
Layback is a boutique surf hotel and hostel, located in the heart of Weligama. With the beach only a few minutes away from our doorstep, surfing is part of our daily routine. Yet, despite of its buzzing location in the midst of local life, Layback is a quiet getaway for surfers and travellers.
Layback opened its doors in 2017. Our vision was and is to create a friendly, laid-back and creative space for like minded travellers. A place that is intertwined with the local Weligama life to give our guests the opportunity to experience and learn about this place we are very happy to call home. Layback is made by surfers and travellers. We know the importance of a good night sleep, clean and stylish rooms and communal spaces for socializing, cooking and solo-time.
But, Layback is much more than just a place to stay when you visit Weligama. Our tranquil oasis is a place to recharge after a long day at the beach, to breathe and relax, to be creative, to work or simply to enjoy a cold beer.
We have developed and created our vision of our ultimate hideaway for surfers and travellers and hope to welcome you soon!
Our house offers rooms ranging from comfy to luxurious, to be enjoyed by yourself or to share with fellow travellers. Although the hostel is located right in the heart of Weligama’s buzzing centre, all rooms are quiet and allow you to kick back and relax after a day of surfing or exploring the South coast.
Weligama is Sri Lanka's number one destination for beginner and intermediate surfers. And guess what; the 2 km beach break is only a 5 minute walk from the hostel. Are you a more experienced surfer and are you looking for something different? No worries! Weligama and its surroundings offer 12 breaks in a 15km radius, ranging from pealing waves for long boarders to steep barrels for adrenaline junkies.
We also provide surf lessons and packages. All of our teachers are qualified and we teach all levels of surfing - so rather you have never surfed before or if you’re on the quest to surf over a reef for the first time, we got you covered!
Weligama is the perfect place to discover South Sri Lankan culture. Even though the village is becoming more and more popular with tourists, it still has that authentic feel to it. So, why not visit one of the many temples, eat your way through the local market or watch a game of cricket on the beach.