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Jetwing Jaffna
8.4 Excellent
37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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0.5 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 176 reviews
8.4

Located a short stroll from Jaffna Railway Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Jaffna. It also offers a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and babysitting/child services.

The Thinnai Hotel
8.7 Excellent
86, Palaly Road, Thirunelveli, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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1.8 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 55 reviews
8.7

The hotel is located in Jaffna and is close to nearby attractions, such as University of Jaffna. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Gnanams Hotel
No - 299, 301. Clock Tower Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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0.5 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Gnaanams Hotel and Restaurant is located in Jaffna and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Thambu Illam
8.8 Excellent
107 Brown Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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0.9 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 69 reviews
8.8

Thambu Illam provides a comfortable setting while in Jaffna. It also features free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

Lux Etoiles
Chetty Street Lane, Nallur 34, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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1.6 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Hotel Lux Etioles is located in Jaffna and offers free Wi-Fi. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

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Cheapest month:July
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Average price in Jaffna:$33/night
Cheapest price found:$7/night
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$13 - $133
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Cheapest hotels in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

D'Villa Guest House
9.0 Excellent
06 Pentecostal Lane, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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1.9 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Homestay - Homestay - Feel @ Home in Jaffna is located in Jaffna and is close to Nallur Kandaswamy Temple. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and bicycle rental.

$11
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Jaffna Premier Inn
171 Main Street, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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0.9 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Jaffna Premier Inn is located in Jaffna and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a laundry service and a 24-hour reception.

$16
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Chandra Guest House
Hospital Road, Chankanai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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6.3 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Chandra Guesthouse provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Jaffna.

$16
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Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant
6.3 Good
No. 33, Aaseervatham Ln., Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Offering a restaurant, bar and outdoor pool, Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant is only a five-minute stroll from Jaffna Railway Station. Guests can also enjoy free wireless internet.

$17
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Gaja Hotel & Rest House
Chunnakam, Maruthanarmadam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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4.7 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Gaja Rest House is situated in Jaffna and features free Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour business centre, meeting rooms and a laundry service.

$24
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Valampuri Hotel
7.4 Good
148/10 Railway Station Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Situated in Jaffna, The Valampuri provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms.

$30
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Tilko Jaffna City Hotel
7.6 Good
70/6, Kks Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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0.3 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Tilko Jaffna City Hotel provides 3-star accommodation in Jaffna. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

$30
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North Gate by Jetwing
4.8 Okay
Station Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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0.9 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

North Gate by Jetwing provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Jaffna. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi during their stay.

$44
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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.

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  • What are the best hotels in Jaffna?

    Jetwing Jaffna, rated with a score of 8.4 from 176 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Jaffna. Other top stays include Valampuri Hotel, with an average rating of 7.4 from 283 reviewers, and Tony's Garden House inn, with a score of 9.2 from 103 reviewers.