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A Guide To The Best Budget, Mid-Range and Luxury Hotels in Mirissa

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There are so many perfect hotels in Mirissa that you’ll be stuck for choice when picking your accommodation in the southern Sri Lankan town. You’ll look at friendly hostels, beautiful hotels and beach resorts before choosing your favourite. We’ve made it easy for you by narrowing down the best of the lot!
Sri Lanka is famous for its wild leopards, delicious food, whale watching and of course, Ceylon tea. However, before you go exploring the island, you’ll need somewhere to lay your head. Whether you’re a solo traveller seeking out budget hotels in Mirissa, or you’re travelling to Sri Lanka with kids and need all the space you can get, you will be able to easily find something to suit your needs.

We’ve put together a list of the top hotels in Mirissa, including budget, mid-range and luxury priced rooms. They’re all based on one person, so if you’re travelling to Sri Lanka with someone else then your room rate will go down.

Be sure to check out prices for your specific dates on your chosen accommodation site. If you’re flexible with when you’re going, you’ll probably find a better deal too! If you have already booked then have a look at some of the best things to do in Mirissa!

*Note: prices may change depending on the season. They can also fluctuate between days so try to be flexible with when you travel if you want the best deals!

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Budget Hotels in Mirissa

If you’re travelling to Mirissa counting your rupees, then the following hotels could be perfect for you.

They all:

  • have free WiFi
  • are under £10/$15 per person per night
  • are close to the beach
  • have lots of images to scroll through
  • have a high guest rating

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MY Hostels, Mirissa

12, Sunanda Road, Mirissa, 81740 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Located only 10 minutes from the gorgeous Mirissa beach, and 7 minutes from the whale watching spots, MY Hostels is the perfect place to stay if you’re on a tight budget.

Breakfast is included in the room rate, so you’re already saving, and there are even book and games you can use in the shared lounge if you’re staying in for the day.

You could chill in your room but why not enjoy the weather on the balcony?

Expect fresh towels and linen, and a much needed mosquito net over your bed! Talking of beds, they’re extra-long which means no hanging off the edge if you’re tall like us!

It’s one of the friendliest hotels in Mirissa, where travellers can get to know one another easily.

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Hangover Hostel

Matara Road, 81740 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Fancy hanging out on a rooftop opposite Mirissa beach? Then book yourself into the Hangover Hostel in Mirissa, and do some yoga, enjoy the free tea and coffee or just hang out with your fellow travellers. Unlike many hostels, you’ll get an air-conditioned room (even if you’re in dorm), and each bed has a plug and USB port to charge up with.

The yoga classes are a great addition to this hotel!

Bathrooms are clean and tidy – a must for if you’re sharing a dormitory room with other people! The staff are helpful and friendly, organising activities for the guests to enjoy each evening.

Ask them to help you book an excursion too – they’ll be more than happy to help. The attached restaurant offers good food too – if you’re looking for Western food then the burgers come highly recommended!

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Space Garden Hostel

Udupila Road mirissa, 81740 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Space Garden Hostel is one of the most social hostels in Mirissa. There’s a great vibe here – meet new people, drink cheap beer and listen to great music!

I actually enjoy staying in bunkbeds, anyone else?!

If you’re not taking advantage of the air conditioned rooms or enjoying the sea view from the rooftop then you’ll be on the beach which is only a 2 minute walk away!

There’s plenty to keep you entertained here, whether it’s the Happy Hour, board games or bike rental!

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Mid-Range Hotels in Mirissa

Sick of sharing a dormitory room with strangers? Choose one of these mid-range rooms which all:

  • are private, air conditioned rooms
  • have free WiFi
  • have breakfast included
  • are under £30/$43 per double room
  • are close to the beach
  • have lots of images to scroll through
  • have a high guest rating

Sky Garden Mini Hotel

Gunasiri Mahimi Mawatha, 81750 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Sky Garden Mini Hotel is a wonderful hotel less than 100m from the beach, offering a fantastic breakfast and even a relaxing spa!

A deluxe double room includes free toiletries, a safety deposit box and even a scenic view.

You’re just surrounded by beautiful nature everywhere you go in Mirissa!

Run by a welcoming and accommodating family, Sky Garden Mini Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Mirissa if you’re looking to spend some time in the town.

A strong WiFi connection, hot showers and even a laundry service are just some of the factors that give this hotel such a good standing in the local area.

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Glamour Mirissa

Matara Road, Galwata watta Bandaramulla, 30000 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Only 550 yards from the beach, this cute boutique hotel offers yoga classes and full body massages, as well as the chance to take a cooking class on site! Choose a deluxe double room with a sea view and you might even be lucky enough to land a balcony.

How cute is this?

Spend a lazy afternoon meeting other travellers in the shared terrace, or enjoy the garden facilities. Each room is equipped with toiletries and a flat screen TV too. You’ll certainly be looked after here by the family who run the hotel!

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Orchid Rest

22/20, 2nd Cross Road, Sunanda Road, 81700 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

This is the perfect cosy guesthouse if you’re after an authentic Sri Lankan experience. A top breakfast is included in the room rate, plus you can eat it whilst looking out into the gardens from your room!

You’ll receive free toiletries in your private bathroom too, plus towels and a mosquito net are provided.

You can eat your breakfast on your balcony!

Ask the warm staff for help with organising tours or airports shuttles, and they’ll be more than happy to help.

The hotel is located just a 5 minute walk from the beach so you’ll be on a whale watching tour in no time!

READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide To Whale Watching In Mirissa

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Luxury Hotels in Mirissa

Sometimes you need to treat yourself, and Sri Lanka is a great place to do this. You’ll pay less than you would in; say a European country, for beautiful rooms with incredible views. All of these luxury hotels have:

  • a swimming pool
  • private, air conditioned rooms
  • breakfast included
  • free WiFi
  • rooms under £100/$145 per double room
  • lots of images to scroll through
  • a high guest rating

Lantern Boutique Hotel

71 Galle Rd, 81750 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

A truly stunning hotel, Lantern Boutique has everything you’ll need for a more luxury stay in Sri Lanka.

Take a dip in the swimming pool overlooking the beach, relax on the suspended sunbeds on the sand, or even rest in your room watching the flat screen cable TV.

Do hotel views get any better?

Treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant, or enjoy the beach to yourself – apart from a turtle family perhaps!

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic setting, then ask the manager to find you a tuk-tuk into the centre of Mirissa – not that you’ll want to leave!

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Somerset Mirissa

Bandaramulla Mirissa, 81740 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

When you’ve been out all day exploring a new city, what better than to come back to your hotel and run a hot bath with gorgeous free toiletries?

Or taking in the enchanting views that come with swimming in an infinity pool?

The infinity pool here is awesome!

Tucked away from the main strip, yet close enough to walk, Somerset Mirissa is the perfect haven for your Sri Lankan holiday.

The staff are approachable and hospitable, the food is delicious and fresh, and the rooms are comfortable and welcoming.

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Parrotfish Bay

Kandahenwatte, Epitamulla Road, Kamburugamuwa, Mirissa,, 81750 Mirissa, Sri Lanka

As the name suggests, this gorgeous hotel is situated in a small bay just a short tuk-tuk ride away from Mirissa.

Watch out for turtles on the nearby beach!

You’ll be able to explore the beach with no one around, or go on a bike ride around the town. The restaurant offers fantastic Sri Lankan and Western delights, so dinner will always be a pleasurable experience here.

You might be lucky enough to encounter the baby turtles off to start their adventures in the sea too!

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Have we convinced you that you can find some amazing hotels in Mirissa yet? Once you’ve booked your Sri Lankan accommodation, have a read of these posts to make the most of your holiday!

Comments

  1. Wow what views Jade! Sri Lanka has stunning beach scenery. I just did Colombo but the island nation has much to offer by the sea. Looking forward to a return trip. Mirissa will be on the list. Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan

    1. If oyu only did Colombo then you really must go back! The south is just so beautiful.

  2. I was lucky enough to enjoy my 2 days stay at hotel Orchid Rest. What a royal service they provide!! I am sure everyone would be speechless for choices they offer. Thanks for writing about it.

  3. Perfect post for all. Some best tips in your post are very inspiring to me. I am very thankful to you and your post.

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