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109 Kandy Road, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka
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JEBA wrote a review Sep 2019
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka7 contributions
common toilets to be upgraded and more care taken towards sanitation.STAFF MANNING THE RECEPTION,TO BE SMART,WELL INFORMED AND CONVERSANT IN ALL THREE LANGUAGES.canteen downstairs serves good meals.on the whole room to improve.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Thiagan De Croos wrote a review Mar 2018
Rowville, Australia391 contributions48 helpful votes
If one is looking for a 5 star venue the Jaffna YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) is certainly not what you should be looking at. After all this is for young men, usually on work errands. On the other hand if one is in a remote little town and you notice the World Renowned Inverted Red Triangle with horizontal Blue band with YMCA in thick white letters one at least feels nice, wow a Christian Organisation? Yes it is. Clean room, laundered bed sheets and towels. Tea or coffee from the 'canteen' a busy Table Tennis Table. And the 'house boy' who will fetch any food you describe from a nearby restaurant, Is this place luxurious, of course not? Is it enough for a comfortable stay. Yes! very much so. Thank you YMCA you are beautiful. How does it compare with the far more expensive ad lovely YMCA in Singapore? Well one cannot compare 'apples and oranges' can one?
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Date of stay: April 2017
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DietmarGruber wrote a review Aug 2017
Karlsruhe, Germany953 contributions288 helpful votes
YMCA in Jaffna! Sehr günstiges sauberes Doppelzimmer, Gemeinschaftsbad teilweise unsauber, Toiletten sehr kritisch. Gute Lage an der KandyRoad. Hat mehrere Tageszeitungen und Kleines Restaurant um die Ecke.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Esteban Huang wrote a review Jul 2017
Taiwan177 contributions10 helpful votes
我在這裡住了二晚,二張單人床的房間、共用浴室,二晚只有我一個人入住。房間非常陳舊,提供風扇、沒有蚊帳,入夜後房間溫度才會稍微下降。對於旅行經費吃緊的人來說,這裡絕對是好選擇。
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled
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eleonora m wrote a review Dec 2015
31 contributions15 helpful votes
We sleep here three night. Reading the other reviews we were a little scared but the place is not so bad. The room are very clean. Better to take the room far from road, more quite... The shared bathroom is ok...the cleanliness depend to other guest. It is clean every day. Three toilet and three shower plus a man toilet. The position is not so central but all is walking distance. The canteen is nice and serve cheep and good arilankan food (rice and curry, kotthu, short eats...). So the place is recommended for budget travellers.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled
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Joeeu wrote a review Nov 2014
50 contributions78 helpful votes
Maybe this is the cheaper options in Jaffna, I pay 800rs for a twin room with shared unisex bathroom. The room was ok but there is no mosquito net(there is a lot Mosquitos in the night), the bathroom is like old fashion, not so clean. I have been stay in many guesthouse at different area in Sri Lanka, this is consider overpriced for 800rs. You have to spend at least 30mins walk to town, 15mins to train station, or you can take a minibus heading to town for 15-20rs. If you wish to eat, there is a local restaurant just beside the main entrance. The foos is ok, but chicken curry is kinda pricey for me, they charge 150rs for just small portion.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Room Tip: I think most of the room are same, maybe room with attached bathroom is better, because the...
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GlobbeuseRoutarde wrote a review Jul 2014
Paris, France8 contributions3 helpful votes
Arrivés très tôt à Jaffna, totalement sur les genoux, on a pris la première chambre à prix doux trouvée pour se refaire une santé. 800 rps la chambre double avec ventilo et salle de bain partagée, assez central, en face du Children park inauguré par le fameux dictateur dont vous verrez des photos sur tous les murs du Sri Lanka, culte de la personnalité oblige. Les chambres sont propres, top basiques (pas de placard ou de table de chevet mais un fil de la fenêtre à la porte pour étendre son linge, un simple petit miroir et deux fenêtres type prison) et cette auberge s'avère être pas si terrible au regard du rapport qualité prix sri lankais. Les hébergements étant très onéreux (pour un voyageur qui veut voyager routard et désire une immersion la plus authentique possible) sur Jaffna (comme à Colombo), cette alternative peut dépanner pour qui arrive sur les rotules et veut trouver juste une endroit où poser ses sacs, ^prendre une bonne douche et faire une méga sieste. C'est ce que l'on a fait avec mon amoureux puis on est parti à la recherche d'une chambre plus proche de ce à quoi on peut aspirer avec salle de bain, grand lit et petit cachet local. Pour cela, on fonce sur hospital road et là, pas mal de choix et par conséquent, on peut d'autant mieux négocier. On a choisi le Jaffna Palace Hotel ( petit aparté: "palace" peut prêter à confusion, mais vous verrez que les sri lankais ont une certaine aisance pour enjoliver tout et n'importe quoi .., dans ce sens ne vous fiez JAMAIS aux photos des panneaux des hôtels, elles n'engagent qu'eux et surtout pas la répression des fraudes qui n'existe pas au Sri Lanka. Elles servent juste à renvoyer une belle image pas à vous dire ce qu'il y a dans l'hôtel). 1500 rps la chambre double sans papier toilette, pas de savon, un ventilo, deux grands lits sans drap de dessus comme d'habitude dans ce pays, une télévision et une salle de bain plutôt roots qui part en sucettes. On a trouvé moins cher de 200 rps sans télé, sans le charme d'une vieille maison et avec un personnel à faire peur, le choix était vite plié.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Room Tip: Le bon plan de Jaffna à un prix abordable et surtout un hébergement propre ce qui est peu...
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Joelle A wrote a review May 2014
Geneva, Switzerland24 contributions48 helpful votes
If you are traveling on a budget and you think a room is mostly to sleep and to leave your bag on a safe place, then YMCA will be perfect for you. We had a good sleep, a good feeling and a good welcoming. The atmosphere is catholic and simple. You can read the newspaper in the hall. The value is very nice.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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chyehiong wrote a review Jan 2014
Muar, Malaysia21 contributions24 helpful votes
YMCA is no doubt the cheapest accomodation you can find in Jaffna, or I can probably say in Sri Lanka! I paid 900rps for a twin room. You get what you pay, so do expect the following things - 1. no sound proof for the room: I could hear other tenants opened/closed their door, walking around 2. people smoked in the room and I could smell it when I passed by their room. 3. the bathrooms (unisex; cold shower only) and toilets (squatting only) were terrible! If you are a solo female traveller, I will suggest you to get another place. The main issue is the bathrooms. The wooden doors of the bathrooms looked like 50 years old and broken. Most of the customers were local guys. In order to avoid any misunderstanding, I only took shower after the peak hour. I wouldn't say I was unsafe, but I didn't want to take risk. What is good about this place? The staff. When I stepped in, it was raining like crazy. They provided all the assistance I needed.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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DARSHAN_PENDSE wrote a review Jan 2014
Jaffna, Sri Lanka20 contributions26 helpful votes
This is no doubt the 'Cheapest Accommodation In Jaffna.''', Its rooms are in good condition, but bathrooms really need to be made better. The place does not have own restaurant or eatary, but the cheap one is next to main gate. More decent restaurant are in close proximity at very walkable distance.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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