Budget accommodation in Ella is not hard to find although the location of most affordable hotels may not be as convenient as some of the more luxury resorts and bungalows available in the region.
Hostels are the cheapest accommodation option in Ella and are ideal for young travellers on a strict budget or backpackers travelling in Sri Lanka. Some of the most popular hostels in the area include Ella Mansion, Happy Laugh Hostel, Oxton Hostel & Cafe and Tomorrowland Hostel which offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in containers converted into guestrooms. Hangover Hostels, on the other hand, provides bunk bed dwellings.
Those who are able to splurge a little can stay at the Nine Arch Holiday Resort or Yathra Mount Inn where internet access, cable television and hot water facilities are available. The Pearl Mount Rest down Waterfall Road is another venue that’s worth one’s time as it a relatively new hotel in the area. Madushanka Resort and Ella Sashen Hotel are other alternatives available to tourists in search of basic accommodation providers in the area.
Hotel City Grand Ella, on the other hand, provides additional amenities such as barbeque facilities and a sun terrace for the same price while Okan Rock Wooden Cabana is the preferred venue for those in search of a secluded hideaway in Ella.