If you’re a tourist who loves to explore exotic places that are off the beaten path, Jaffna is one such place. The city located in the northern tip of Sri Lanka only opened its doors to tourism in 2009. Jaffna is unique in the fact that, although it is an integral part of Sri Lanka, it looks more like a city in neighboring India, which has cast a lot of influence on the area in terms of culture and even the food that locals eat. You’ll have a grand time exploring the wonders of Jaffna. You can visit Kankesanthurai Beach and enjoy its clear blue waters. You can then hop on a tuk-tuk and head over to the Keerimalai Pond, which is a natural swimming pool. Rent a motorbike and explore the coastlines on your own. You can also visit the local market, the Nallur Kandaswamy Hindu Temple, the old British-built Public Library and Clock Tower, and the Dutch Fort. Why not try Indian food as well? Jaffna may surprise you with its sights and splendor. Staying in one of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Jaffna, Sri Lanka will give you enough time to absorb all the wonders of this place. Check them out below.
This private room in a guest house offers a restful retreat for up to two guests. The clean and well-furnished air-conditioned room features an en-suite bathroom and cable TV. Shady trees surround the home, giving it a tranquil ambiance. The hosts offer city tours and motorbikes or bicycles for rent so you can easily explore the villa’s quaint neighborhood and the rest of the city. Amenities include free WiFi, free parking on premises, iron, and bath essentials.
D'Villa Guest House Jaffna
Top guest reviewswifi worked very wellthere was a fan and ac unit that worked very wellthe rooms are great with necessary ac and the breakfast was deliciousour room was big had a fan and an aci was working from here and the wifi was greatbathrooms were clean and tidyvery specious clean and tidy roomsclean hospitable and great valueit was also very cleanthe room and washroom were very clean and tidy
Host:dilan was a great host throughoutdylan is a friendly and knowledgeable local hostdilan is a lovely hostdilan is a very helpful hostdilan is a good hostRead more reviewsgreat value guest house close to townthe location is good and the neighbourhood is friendlyplease be aware that the location is not close to city centerwe had a really nice stay in this guesthouse which was well located and near bus stopexcellent place to stay if your on business travel
This air-conditioned private room in a guest suite is conveniently located within the city limits of Jaffna. The city center is 3 km (1.8 mi) away while other attractions in the city are within walking or bicycle distance from the house. The room in D'Villa garden house can accommodate up to two guests in one bed. Amenities include free WiFi, TV, hot water, iron, and bath essentials. The rental has a private entrance and there’s free parking on the premises. However, it has no kitchen facility.
D'Villa Garden HouseJaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviewsroom has good wifi ac and hot waterthe ac hot water fan and tv(not used much but had lot of channels) worked greathot water and room air condition were goodwhen power is on however the aircon is strong and the shower is warmalso his breakfast was among the best we had in sri lankavery clean and comfortable placevery new and clean placequiet and clean placeit is clean comfortable and with tea making facilitiesthe rooms were nice and clean and the breakfast was really tasty
Host:very nice and helpful staffdilan is a very friendly and wonderful hostraj is a wonderful hostdilan is a very kind and helpful host offering great hospitalityraj is a superb host who really cares about his guests wellbeingRead more reviewsthe location is great - quiet and near enough to the must-see attractionsits located so close to the city in a peaceful local neighborhooda nice place conveniently located with a very helpful teamgreat value and convenient location just on the edge of city centregreat value and a good location if you want the real unspoilt jaffna
This air-conditioned private room is in a guesthouse located in a strategic area of Jaffna where many of the interesting spots are within walking distance. Aside from the A/C, the room has a fan and offers guests a hot shower with good water pressure. The room can accommodate two guests in one bed and one private bath. Dilan, the host, offers guests all the help and comfort he can provide. Guests are advised that although the house is located on a quiet street, it is not far from the railway tracks, and they can occasionally hear the noise of a passing train. Amenities include cable TV, free WiFi, free parking on premises, and bath essentials. The rental has no kitchen and private entrance.
D'Villa Guest House
Top guest reviewswe had a comfortable stay at d’villa good air conditioning wifi connection and hot wateramazing host we liked our simple room with ac and fan nice hot shower with good pressurethe room we had definitely met our needs--we appreciated having a private room and bathroomdilan his father and hilda are very helpful and hilda makes the best breakfastthe breakfasts were cheap varied delicious and local cuisineroom was clean and well appointedthe room was very clean and spaciousthe room was clean and well furnishedmy room and bathroom was clean and spaciousthe room was clean and the coliving rooms perfects
Host:dilan is a great hostdilan and his family are thoughtful hostsdilan is a lovely host and all of the family and really kind and helpfulhe was an excellent host and was happy to help with things that i neededthe host dilan was very good with usRead more reviewswe wholeheartedly recommend dilan’s guesthouse if you are looking for good location and great atmosphere :):) it is in a central spot and so it is easy to get aroundeasy to get into town by bus or tuk tuk and then onto the jaffna islands or peninsulaan excellent place to staythis is a pleasant convenient place to stay when visiting jaffna
This private air-conditioned room is in a guest house located close to the city center, parks, and art and culture venues. Kais City Guesthouse is within walking distance of Jaffna Library, Dutch Fort, and the beach area. It is just 400 meters (437 yards) from the railway and bus stations. The rental can accommodate up to two guests in one bedroom that has one double bed and a bath. Guests can use the kitchen to cook their own meals. Amenities include free WiFi, free parking on premises, and iron. TV, washer, and private entrance are not available.
Kais City Guest House
Top guest reviewsthe a/c was really goodexcellent local type breakfastthe rooms are clean and nice furnishedvery neat and clean roomsgood clean central location good staff and good telephone communication with useful information from ownerspacious rooms hot water in the shower ver clean and in walking distance to many thingsclean room and very helpful staff
Host:the tips were very helpful for our stay and the accuracy of the data as wellwe enjoyed the conversation with your kind security man very muchwonderful welcome from day and night staffRead more reviewsgood location for the city and fort bus station and traina very nice place located in central jaffnaperfect location for comfortable stay and very reasonable pricenice little guesthouse in a very quiet street in central jaffnalocation is great really good wifi
Located in the heart of the city, Lux Etoiles Hotel is considered as the leading hotel in Jaffna. This hotel offers a full range of facilities to cater to business travelers and other guests. It boasts a large swimming pool –the only accommodation in the city that has this feature. The hotel is a stroll away from the main Hindu temple, the Buddhist temple, and King Sangilian Statue. Each of the rooms in the hotel can accommodate up to two guests in one bedroom that has two beds and one bath. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has a balcony, LCD TV, intercom, 24-hour hot water service, and a kitchen where guests can cook their own meals. The hotel offers free WiFi, 24-hour medical service, trilingual staff, traditional Jaffna and Western foods and Italian pizza. Free parking is available on the premises.
Jaffna Hotel Lux Etoiles
Top guest reviewsroom was ok simple and small but cleanRead more reviews
Host:staff is very nice and friendlygreat place just blocks from the huge nallur kandasamy temple with attentive staff and filling breakfaststhe host was helpful the place was fine and location was reasonably convenient for the kandy sights
This two-story house is surrounded by trees and is located near Nallur Temple. It can accommodate up to eleven guests in its five bedrooms—three upstairs and two on the main floor, with a total of six beds. There are two bathrooms upstairs and one on the main floor. All bathrooms have hot water. A/C is available only in three rooms though—two upstairs and one on the main floor. The home has living, dining, and kitchen areas. The kitchen is fully equipped. Amenities include TV, free WiFi, and free parking on premises.
Crossette VillaJaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviewsthe house is beautiful and in a nice area the rooms are basic enough but clean and comfortable
Host:great host great housesuvendran is really really helpful and responds quickly to anything you needRead more reviewsthis is a fantastic place to stay in jaffna
This family-friendly apartment is within walking distance of the city center. It will take you just one minute to reach the Colombo- Jaffna Highway (A9), five minutes to the beach, Dutch Fort, and Public Library, and ten minutes to the main city shopping area, the Jaffna railway and bus stations, and restaurants such as Pizza Hut, KFC, and Jet Wing Restaurant & Bar. The single-level home can accommodate up to four guests in its two air-conditioned bedrooms with one king-size bed and a bath each. An additional single bed is available for a fifth guest. The guests are served with complimentary continental breakfast. The rental has a fully equipped kitchen, patio, garden, and a separate entrance. The apartment staff provides 24-hour services to guests. Smoking is allowed here. Amenities include free WiFi, cable TV, hot water, iron, laptop-friendly workspace, bed linens, hairdryer, hangers, shampoo, bath essentials, and free parking on the premises.
Jaffna City ApartmentsJaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviewsfridge shower and air conditioners were all in good conditionpushpa's guest house is large clean quiet and well equipedthe kitchen is handy and the house is spacious clean and comfortableit was a pleasure to stay here (:the appartement is clean and well equipedthe apartment was very clean comfortable and well located (central but quiet)pushpa and her husband were lovely hosts everything in the apartment was clean and as described
Host:kind and welcoming hosthost very helpful and responsivepushpa is kind and helpfullpuspha and her family are wonderful hostspushpa was also incredibly helpful in terms of helping us book a taxiRead more reviewsthe location is ideal to discover the citya nice location toobut i will definitively come back to jaffna and happily stay at pushpas place againpushpa's place is a great place to stay in jaffna
This private room is in a large guest house that can accommodate up to 16 guests in its 8 bedrooms and 7 private baths. Located on a relatively quiet street in Jaffna’s city center, Sky Park View guest house offers excellent facilities, food, and beverages served by its friendly English-speaking staff. It sits across a park where children can roam around and play. The Jaffna Railway Station is just 0.9 km (0.5 mi) away from the accommodation. Other places of interest are also nearby: the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple is just 1.6 km (0.9 mi) away; Jaffna Market, 1.5 km (0.9 mi); Jaffna Public Library, 1.8 km (1.1 mi); Jaffna Fort, 2.1 km (1.3 mi); and Nilavarai Well, 12.4 km (7.7 mi). The house has a balcony and a garden where guests can relax. Amenities include an iron, a TV, free WiFi, free parking on the premises, extra pillows and blankets, hangers, and bath essentials.
Sky Park View JaffnaJaffna, Sri Lanka
Top guest reviews
Host:tony is a great hostvery friendly host and guidetony and his friends are great hostslovely host and the other guest were really nicewe would recommend our hosts for their friedliness and helpfulnessRead more reviewslocation is also very goodthe location is superb - and there are some amazing ruins close by behind the children’s play groundterrific stay for our family in a quiet area overlooking a park
This private room is in a traditional Tamil family home located just across the famous Nallur Temple, giving guests a unique opportunity to experience the practice of the Hindu faith up close. The small veranda offers a magnificent view of the main temple square. Since the house sits next to the temple, guests are not allowed to prepare their food inside the room, but they can make tea and coffee. Saranya’s villa has three double rooms available, with optional A/C. Each room can accommodate up to two guests with its two beds and an attached private bath. For entertainment, the room has a TV set. Visitors are advised that WiFi service is not available here.
Saranya's VillaJaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
Three rooms are available for rent in this charming and colorful house in the heart of Jaffna. The accommodation can sleep up to six guests in its two double rooms and one single room with a total of three beds and two private baths. The house has a lounge and living room area, a garden, and a fully equipped kitchen where guests can cook their own meals. However, guests have the option of simply ordering food from their hosts. Amenities include air conditioning, laptop-friendly workspace, TV, free WiFi, free parking on premises, hangers, and bath essentials.
Charming Colourful House in the Heart of JaffnaJaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
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