As one of the country’s most popular hillside getaway options, Ella draws countless visitors to its verdant mountainous region all year long. In spite of its reputation as a holiday hotspot, Ella still remains a sleepy mountain town with minimal tourist infrastructure. Accommodation options in this pristine piece of heaven are, therefore, scarce and not as freely available as some of Sri Lanka’s more developed tourist hubs the likes of Kandy or Galle.
Travellers hoping to spend a few days in Ella should reserve accommodation in town in advance especially if they are touring the area during the months from October to February, which is deemed the best time of the year to vacation in the region. The types of accommodation available in Ella are limited to small hotels, a few luxury hotels, home-stay opportunities and colonial bungalows which have now been converted into boutique hotels.
Tourists on a budget will also find a number of backpacker-friendly hostels in Ella with basic amenities and on-site facilities. The two-star and three-star hotels in the area are also affordable to most backpackers due to the low-interest rate of the local currency. The high-end accommodation providers in the area provide every luxury imaginable in properties set in expansive landscapes which also feature recreational amenities.