Homestays & Bungalows

Homestays in Batticaloa districtIf you would rather stay in a family or rent out a bungalow to accommodate your loved ones during your stay in Batticaloa district, then you are in the right place!

In the category “homestays”, you will find details about families who can let you 1 or several rooms in their home. A perfect way to discover from inside the Eastern culture and lifestyle and to make new friends…

If you are looking for a “home away from home”, you might prefer renting out an entire bungalow to accommodate your whole family or your friends. See below please!


We warmly welcome you to enjoy the Eastern Hospitality! If you are ready for a unique experience in a Sri Lankan family, this page is for you! Here is a brief description of our homestays in Batticaloa district.

You are welcome to obtain complete information and rates by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Our best seller for nature lovers, Amma’s Hut is a “Hut” close to Kallady Beach, with an authentic “Amma” (Mother in Tamil) to look after you, (over)feed you, tell you not to come back too late, and reinvent communication in broken English to inquire about your dinner. You can also pet Amma’s cats, enjoy the birds’ songs in a sandy garden… and have a peaceful rest guarded by the stars…

Homestays in Batticaloa - Kallady - Amma's Hut


With a wee bit of shyness, but a great bowl of kindness, Mary and her children Nesan and Abi receive our guests since 2015, in their cute little garden in Kallady. A simple and tranquil place, not far from the beach, where Nesan can give you a ride with his 3-wheeler, while his mother is busy looking after your meals…

Homestays in Batticaloa - Kallady - Sweet Mary's Garden


Yes it is very basic… but the normal way of life in the village of Kudumbimalai. Here we sleep on the floor, you’ll also do this. We bathe at the well, come we’ll show you how to do this… There is no electricity… don’t worry, we can live without!  Puspa’s family is around to guide you about how to find happiness in simplicity… Experience!

Homestays in Batticaloa - Kudumbimalai - Puspa Illam


Did i hear you say that you wanted an experience of immersion? Here it is! Pavalam’s family has newly started to receive guests at home, gently looking after their needs and making them discover what their life is about in the village… Boating, cooking, gardening… what is your program today?

Homestays in Batticaloa - Unnichai - Pavalam Illam


Come and meet our gentleman farmer, passionate about his work at the farm, keen on making you discover his environment, the animals he breeds, the plants he and his staff look after. Let his neighbor feed you with traditional village food, and relax under the trees… no stress allowed!

Homestays in Batticaloa - Mylambaveli - N.A. Green Farm


A quiet nest for travellers willing to hear the music of the waves in the night, Sandy Feet Homestay will start operating in October 2016. Planted on the beach, the house is home for Sandrine and Bibidee, her cat. You’ll be welcome to look after the plants in the garden, or to relax with a good book and a sweet tea under the stars…

Homestays in Batticaloa - Kallady - Sandy Feet Homestay


Dilu’s family has started welcoming guests this year, and it looks like these guests have loved the experience! The family members’ attention to their guests and Jothy’s great cooking skills make this homestay an ideal place to interact with a gentle Sri Lankan family.

Homestays in Batticaloa - Kallady - Dilu's Homestay


A long experience of hosting guests make Vasanthy and Raj a very professional family in the hospitality field. Cleanliness, tasty food, warm welcome and helpfulness of your hosts added to a pretty good level of facilities make Hamsaam Villa a very enlightened choice when looking for accommodation in Batticaloa.

Homestays in Batticaloa - Kallady - Hamsaam Villa


Appa (“Father” in Tamil) has recently started to offer a homestay experience in the bungalow next to his home. In the morning, you’ll observe Appa gently talking with the birds in the garden, looking after his goats, feeding dogs and cats around, watering his trees… A gentle human being to interact with, discreet but attentive to his guests’ needs.

Homestays in Batticaloa - Navalady - Appa's Breezy Homestay


To get the complete information about the different homestays presented above or check availability and rate of a particular homestay, please fill the contact form below. We’ll come back to you as soon as possible…

Please note that staying in a homestay is not necessarily cheaper than staying in a guesthouse. We do not sell “rooms”, but “experiences” where guests share the life of families who open their door and their hearts to accommodate them and give them an insider experience of their lifestyle and culture. This experience has a price, and our minimum charge for a non A/C room is 2500 Rs. Therefore, if you are on a budget trip and can not afford this rate, you might rather check the rate of a non A/C room in a basic guesthouse, in order to find a place to match your budget. Thanks for your understanding!

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Name of the Bungalow and Location on the Map:AccommodatesA/C Daily RateContact Details
River Hut

10 peopleYes8 000 Rs (A/C)
6 000 Rs (non A/C)
(ground floor)
#36/15 Poompugar Road, Thandavanvely, Batticaloa.

Mob: +94 77 725 77 07 – +94 77 258 61 58
Tel: +94 65 222 45 28
Kayjay Beach House

12 to 15 peopleYes39 000 RsOld Road
Passikudah, Kalkudah

Tel: +94 65 720 07 88
Mob: +94 72 232 92 47