Joseph's Home (3)
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Explore Jaffna from this convenient guesthouse, centrally located in a quiet, green part of town. Price is for the family bedroom with one double bed, two single beds and attached bathroom. A/C is optional.

The space

We've stayed in Joseph's many times when visiting Jaffna. One of the older guesthouses in Jaffna and centrally located, it's a really convenient spot to use as a home base when exploring Jaffna town. It's got 8 rooms, all with attached bathrooms and there's a shared dining area on the first floor. There's free parking, a little library and even wifi… what else do you need?

Interaction with guests

Mr. Joseph, your host, worked for a number of international non-governmental organisations during the war, so this man speaks perfect English and has more stories than he cares to tell. Retired, he's been hosting guests for years now, together with his wife and two assistants. They serve breakfast and dinner (no lunch), can take guests on tours in their tuktuk and they rent out bikes. Last but not least, Joseph loves his 3 friendly dogs, which you're sure to meet when you're there.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
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1 night minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Ann User Profile
July 2017
The real name of "Joseph's home" is Theresa's Inn (see Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, ...). it's a bit confusing /misleading to use another name on Airbnb. Beside Airbnb there is another mediating person or organization "Neverbeen", which raises the price and makes it more expensive than you would expect for the quality offered. But it's a good, well located place, however a bit less nice than pictures suggest. Airco is provided but costs 750 Rs pro night to activate. No towels or upper sheets. One bed had no musquito net (but perhaps Joseph could provide one if we had asked - we didn't ask because we had our own mosquito nets with us). Breakfast is not included but is available en they serve it early when necessary. Joseph is always willing to drive you to bus or railway station (even very early in the morning) for a correct price.

Živa User Profile
October 2016
The host is really nice and helps you out with everything. The accomodation has everything you need and more! There's a possibility of renting bikes and scooters which is awesome for exploring Jaffna and the little islands.

Hameed User Profile
July 2016
Joseph was a wonderful host, very helpful from receiving us to seeing us off. Very informative and respected person. The room was clean and spacious, next to British council, easy to find and close to main attractions. Will definitely consider staying again. Thanks

Sophie User Profile
August 2016
Le problème c'est que neverbeen n' est pas un hôte mais un intermédiaire qui prend une commission importante (50%) du prix réel de la chambre. Nous les avons contacté, ils sont aux pays bas et trouvent cela normal pour le service rendu ! Je ne comprend pas que de telles pratiques soient tolérées sur Airbnb! Sinon au regard du prix réel de la chambre (19 €) Joseph's home est un choix intéressant sur Jaffna . Réservez en direct!
Neverbeen User Profile
Response from Neverbeen:
Hey Sofie, Nous représentons le problème est que vous et votre mari qui nous a parlé par téléphone, pas correctement en passant par la liste et notre profil avant de faire la réservation. Nos services sont offerts aux propriétaires de maison comme Joseph, afin qu'ils puissent faire des revenus et les voyageurs peuvent se rendre à rester dans des endroits qu'ils ne sont pas en mesure de trouver sur Internet. Nos frais varie entre 15-30%. Juste pour vous rappeler, que vous auriez pas été en mesure de réserver la maison de Joseph, à moins que nous avons répertorié en ligne.
August 2016

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