Mirissa is one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka for beach lovers. When I was still doing my itinerary, I read a couple of blogs about how they had fun in Mirissa so I included it my itinerary, too.
I booked my accommodation in advance so I won’t have issues and it’s normally cheaper online than going straight to the hotel/hostel same day when you’re checking in. I booked a room at Latheena Resort, one of the cheap places to stay near Mirissa Beach. I initially thought it was in Mirissa Beach and it turned out to be in Weligama but still relatively close to Mirissa Beach. It’s a beachfront resort that offer a great view of the ocean and sunset. I paid Php1,100 (USD22) for a one night stay good for two people. Book here.
Latheena Resort also has an in-house restaurant that offers good food and by-the-beach dining experience. I love their pork curry, you should try it too when you check in at Latheena Resort.
Complimentary breakfast is also served in the restaurant between 7am to 10am.
Other Cheap Places to Stay in Mirissa:
Oasis Hotel Mirissa – Located just a walking distance to Mirissa Beach. Room rates start at Php1,200++ (USD22).
Amanda Resort Mirissa – Also located just a walking distance to Mirissa Beach. Room rates start at Php1,000++ (USD20).
JJs Hostel Mirissa – Located in Yatipila Road near Mirissa Beach. Dorm rates start at Php600++ (USD12).
Walawwa Watta Resort – Located along Galle Road near Mirissa Beach. Room rates start at Php1,000++ (USD20).
Hangover Hostels Mirissa – One of the best-rated accommodations in Mirissa ideal for budget travelers and backpackers. Located along Matara Road, just few hundred meters away from Mirissa Beach. Dorm rates start at Php700++ (USD14).
This blog post is part of our comprehensive BACKPACKING IN SRI LANKA TRAVEL GUIDE. This will help you explore Sri Lanka on a budget.