Tharanga's Homestay (2)
Hosted by Neverbeen
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Close to surfing spot ‘Main Point', Tharanga's is a nice, simple place to call home while you learn how to surf or chill on the beach. The price is for a double room with attached bathroom and there are two rooms available.

The space

Tharanga's homestay (a.k.a. Rivinu Place, named after his baby boy) consists of two rooms on the second floor of the home Tharanga lives in with his family. Accessible via a separate entrance, the two guest rooms share a hall, kitchen and balcony that overlooks the garden filled with coconut, mango and banana trees. A nice, affordable place to camp down for a while.

Interaction with guests

Tharanga is a traditional fisherman. He owns two boats that he takes out into the Arugam Bay each day to catch the fish he sells on the local market. Two years ago he and his wife Pradeepa created two rooms for guests on the second floor of their home, to supplement their income. It's quite a change from fishing to hosting, but they're catching up quickly, as they can arrange all kinds of tours and transportation and Tharanga's got motor bikes for rent.

Free parking on premises

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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


1 night minimum stay

1 Review

Hanna User Profile
December 2016
The communication was great and we were welcomed with the map sent by email to us which was helpful. Mr.Tharanga welcomed us nicely with the tea as well. The room wasn't as in the listing though: it wasn't in the house, it was a standalone bungalow next to the road. It was really noisy during the night so unless you are a very deep sleeper, it might be a problem. We didnt have access to the kitchen either. The location is quite close to the beach and close to the main rlad with shops and restaurants.

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in March 2014
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