hostel in weligama

welcome to our home

Our home holds 5 private rooms, 2 girls dorms and a mixed dorm. Although Layback is located right in middle of the hustle and bustle of daily local life, all of our rooms are quiet and allow you relax and recover after a day at the beach or exploring the beautiful coastline of Southern Sri Lanka.

Perched in between the rooms, we have realised a shared patio. This quiet hide out is the perfect getaway for a game of ‘carrom’, some monkey watching or simply to enjoy a good book under the coconut tree. Downstairs you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own breakfast, lunch or dinner. Moreover, you’ll find a cozy communal area to meet fellow travellers, get some work done or just to be.


Private rooms

We offer five private rooms, ranging from comfy to deluxe. All rooms are designed according to the “Less is more” philosophy. The rooms have spacious beds with comfortable mattresses with quality sheets, towels, free and fast WIFI, a desk, an overhead fan or AC and a private bathroom. Hot water is available for most rooms. Feel free to scroll through the photos and find your favourite room.



Layback offers 3 dorms. The four bedroom female dorm was finished in 2018 and consists out of 2 bunk beds and a minimalistic yet cosy interior.

In a separate part of the building, Layback also holds two bigger dorms, which are reserved for the guests of the surf-retreat. Read more about the retreat by hitting the button below. The mixed dorm holds eight beds and is situated on the first floor. One floor up, you will find the eight bed female dorm with a spacious roof terrace overlooking beautiful Weligama.

All dorms have comfy mattresses with sheets, towels, free and fast WIFI, AC, safety lockers and two power plugs per bed. We also created plenty of storage options for you to stow your travel gear. All dorms have their own bathroom with hot water shower.



Being travellers ourselves, we know how much you miss home by times. That’s why we created a minimal yet cosy interior with a homely atmosphere. With plenty of room for social encounters, because even if you’re travelling solo, you’re never really alone. We hope you’ll love your stay with us!