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Tips for your Stay in Jaffna

  • If you’re planning to get around Jaffna using a rental car or you’ll just be driving yourself around the city, you will be delighted to learn that several accommodations offer free onsite parking. Consider booking a stay at Golden Star House if you want to enjoy free private parking. Subhas Hotel, Thambu Illam, and Nalur Holidays Inn also offer onsite parking.
  • Consider staying at Dayanithi Guest House if you're bringing your pet for the stay in Jaffna. This fine establishment is in Uduvil while the Jaffna Fort and Kadurugoda Temple are within 5.5 miles and 2.1 miles from the hotel respectively. It allows guests to bring their pets on request and extra charges may apply per pet per night. Senthill Complex also allows guests to bring their pets and charges a small fee per night.
  • If you’re flying into Jaffna International Airport (JAF) and looking for accommodations that offer roundtrip airport shuttle transportation, think of getting a room at St. Anne’s Hotel & Restaurant. The hotel is approximately 13 miles from the airport and offers paid airport shuttle transportation. D’ Villa Guest House, The Thinnai Suites, and Peninsula Hotel Jaffna also offer paid airport shuttle services.

Tips for booking hotels in Jaffna

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Jaffna. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on June 13, 2024.
Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:March
Average price in Jaffna:$43/night
Cheapest price found:$8/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$11 - $98
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$12 - $136
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Jaffna hotels

Browse through properties in Jaffna that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 214 properties in Jaffna and data was last updated on June 13, 2024.
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37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$118
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Discover affordable stays in Jaffna that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Jaffna can be found for as low as $13 per night. There is currently one property in Jaffna that can be booked for this price. D'Villa Guest House is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Jaffna. Price data was last updated on June 13, 2024
Out of the hotels in Jaffna we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hotel, and hotel location.
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06 Pentecostal Lane, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
1.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Airport shuttle
$13
Avg. per night
Chetty Street Lane, Nallur, 34, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
1.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$20
Avg. per night
444, Thondamanaaru Road, Avarangal Junction, Atchuvely, Sri Lanka Jaffna Town, Sri Lanka, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
9.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$32
Avg. per night
No. 33, Aaseervatham Ln., Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
1.0 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$35
Avg. per night
70/6, Kks Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$59
Avg. per night
107 Brown Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
0.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$62
Avg. per night
86, Palaly Road, Thirunelveli, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
1.8 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$79
Avg. per night
Station Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
0.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$86
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Jaffna

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Jaffna to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Jaffna at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on June 13, 2024.
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Chetty Street Lane, Nallur, 34, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
3 stars
3 stars
Station Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
No. 33, Aaseervatham Ln., Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
06 Pentecostal Lane, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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4 stars +
37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

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Where to stay in Jaffna

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About Jaffna

Serving as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka’s Tamil community, Jaffna lies on the island’s far northern tip, just across Palk Strait from India. Largely inaccessible during the Civil War years, it’s now opened its doors to visitors, with vibrant temples and a rich colonial history to discover.

Things to do in Jaffna

Marvel at the ornate gopuram tower of the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, which is one of the most impressive Hindu temples in Sri Lanka. Surrounded by red-and-white striped walls, the sprawling complex features numerous shrines, golden arch-lined corridors and a picturesque courtyard centred around a large tank. Coincide your visit with one of the daily pujas or attend the annual Nallur Festival, which sees sarong-clad men hauling a huge chariot through the surrounding streets.

Delve into the history of the region at the Jaffna Archaeological Museum, where exhibits range from ancient ceramic pieces to colonial-era Dutch cannons. In addition to its Buddhist and Hindu religious artefacts, a highlight of the museum’s collection is its findings from the archaeological excavations at nearby Kandarodai.

One of the city’s most striking landmarks is the Jaffna Public Library, where its whitewashed exterior is surrounded by lush gardens. Overlooking Palk Strait is the Jaffna Fort, which was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Later occupied by the Dutch and the British, it’s now garrisoned by the Sri Lankan Army, with its ramparts a popular spot to watch the sunset each evening.

Getting around Jaffna

Jaffna International Airport is the main gateway to Jaffna and around 35 minutes’ drive from the centre. Regular train and bus services make the eight-hour journey to and from Colombo. Buses also connect to towns and villages across northern Sri Lanka, while auto-rickshaws are available for getting around the city.

Facts about staying in Jaffna

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Jaffna to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on June 13, 2024.
  • Which accommodations in Jaffna are recommended for a stay with the kids?

    Families traveling to Jaffna should consider getting a room at a kid-friendly hotel. Typically, such hotels should not only provide kid-friendly services and amenities but should also be located in a bright and peaceful neigh neighborhood where the kids can enjoy as much as they would love to. Whenever possible, the accommodation should also be close to scenic sites where you can spend some time bonding with your young ones outdoors. When visiting Jaffna with your kids, think of booking a stay at Jetwing Jaffna. This hotel is highly recommended for travelers with kids as it offers interconnected rooms with room service, soundproofing, laundry facilities, kid-friendly entertainment, and babysitting or childcare services. It also has an onsite restaurant that offers a kid-friendly buffet while special diet meals can be prepared on request.

  • Which accommodations in Jaffna are recommended for travelers on a tight budget?

    If you're visiting Jaffna on a tight budget or you're just a budget-conscious traveler, you will be happy to learn that the city hosts several budget-friendly accommodations. Whenever you're visiting Jaffna on a tight budget, consider staying at Hotel Nismi. The hotel is located about 4 miles from Nilavarai Well and offers budget-friendly accommodations with a garden, a shared lounge, and free private parking. The hotel is well connected to Jaffna’s public transportation network with the Jaffna Railway Station just a short drive from the hotel. From the hotel, you can easily access some of the city’s top tourist destinations such as Nallur Kandaswamy Temple using public transportation. Cedar is another hotel that offers affordable accommodations in Jaffna. The hotel is within 0.6 miles of Jaffna Tourist Station while Nallur Kandaswamy Temple is about 1.2 miles from the hotel.

  • What are the best places to eat in Jaffna?

    A visit to Jaffna won’t be complete without exploring some of the city’s culinary delights. Food lovers in Jaffna can enjoy a variety of both international and local delicacies that range from steak and seafood like the fiery crab curry to pizzas and hamburgers. If you’re keen to explore these delicacies, consider staying in hotels around the city center as it hosts some of the best eateries in Jaffna. One such option you can consider is Fox Jaffna By Fox Resorts. The hotel is just a few steps from Jaffna Vegetable Market while the SJV Chelvanayakam Monument is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Fox Jaffna By Fox Resorts, Jaffna has an onsite restaurant that serves some of these delicacies while several other dining options are just blocks away. Another hotel that will place you next to these eateries is Tilko Jaffna City Hotel.

  • What are the best hotels in Jaffna?

    Jetwing Jaffna, rated with a score of 8.1 from 296 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Jaffna. Other top stays include Northgate Jaffna, with an average rating of 8.2 from 368 reviewers, and Fox Jaffna By Fox Resorts, with a score of 8.8 from 373 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Nallur Kandaswamy Temple?

    A good hotel close to Nallur Kandaswamy Temple is Northgate Jaffna (rated 8.2/10 from 368 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Jaffna cost?

    $55/night is the average price of a hotel in Jaffna, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Jaffna, the average price found is $113/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is $32/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Jaffna?

    Prices for Jaffna hotels have been found for as low as $6/night over the last 3 days. The popularity of your requested dates can significantly affect prices. For the upcoming weekend of Jun 14 to Jun 16, Jaffna hotel prices start from $32/night.

  • How much is a hotel in Jaffna tonight?

    Jaffna hotels start at $84 for tonight; however, accommodations will average about $84. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a hotel in Jaffna?

    The cheapest month to book a hotel in Jaffna is October ($11). Conversely, the most expensive month to stay in Jaffna is March ($98).

  • What is the cheapest day to book a hotel in Jaffna?

    The cheapest day to stay in Jaffna is Friday ($12). On the other hand, travelers can expect to pay the most on Monday, when the average nightly price is $136.

  • What are some other cities to stay in when visiting Northern?

    In addition to Jaffna, travelers opt to visit Vavuniya when visiting Northern. Mannar is also a popular choice to visit.

  • How many hotels are there in Jaffna?

    In total, there are 214 hotels to choose from in Jaffna, compared to 297 properties in Northern.

  • Are there accommodation options other than hotels in Jaffna?

    In addition to hotels, consider choosing from 2 hostels, 1 apartments, and 36 vacation rentals in Jaffna.

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