Sangara's Home (2)
Hosted by Neverbeen
Neverbeen is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
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Experience a bit of the laid back life Batticaloa has to offer in this basic but nice house near the lagoon. Price is for the double room with shared bathroom.

The space

The house is located in Paalameenmadu, a quiet neighborhood in Batticaloa and a very nice place to be. Located near the Lighthouse area, guests can take boatrides across the lagoon, visit the small fishmarket in the morning and see (and hear!) the many birds around the house throughout the day. The house itself was entirely wiped out by the Boxing Day Tsunami, but was recently rebuilt. So recently, in fact, that it is fair to say that the finishing touches still have to be done (but we're not talking about the Hitlon anyway, so who cares). It's a nice, two-story house that towers over the much smaller houses in the neighborhood. The bedrooms share a bathroom per floor, and downstairs there's a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a place to park cars. And, much like a cherry on top, the rooftop terrace provides a great place to relax and enjoy the sun(set).

Interaction with guests

Mr. Thambirajah, the owner of this home, was born in Batticaloa but now lives in Europe. It is Mr. Selvaraja (see photo) who will welcome and take care of you. He speaks a bit of English and can arrange food, transport and even some local activities, such as a boat ride through the lagoon. In case you get stuck in translation you can always call us.

Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


8 Reviews

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Lise User Profile
September 2017
Little room with all you need. Its cheap and great !

Rok User Profile
July 2017
Budget accomodation, really small room (not even space to put your luggage). Not the cleanest also, but cheap

Roz And Jude User Profile
March 2017
This place is basic but what do you expect for the price but it has a fan, mossie net and clean bathroom. It is a great way to experience Batti, very close to everything. The host's daughter is delightful and speaks English very well. The breakfast we had was brilliant, very fresh sambol and pancakes, and we wish we had opted for the dinner since the food was so great.

Lea User Profile
February 2017
The Room is close to the waterfront, near the market, the fort etc so you really can explore the place by walking. The room we choosed was small but we had everything we needed. Its a bit to small to really hang out but for a short stay its okay. Prya, the girl of the family is very kind and the food we had was fantastic.

Samina User Profile
October 2016
We loved it. A real local experience with a kind and hospitable family. The room was nice and comfortable. The 'boxed' mosquito net was luxurious for tall people. We had a very delicious dinner with lots of refills. Walkable from the bus station, train station and local beach (20-30 min depending on speed). The family spoke good English and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We would have liked to stay longer, so we highly recommend this homestay.

Johanna User Profile
August 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Neverbeen's. Basic clean room with fan and located in the centre of Batticaloa. Dinner and breakfast every morning with the lovely daughter made our stay unforgettable! Authentic homestay :)

Lisa User Profile
August 2016
When I arrived, Priya showed me the city and let me try the homemade pittu. I enjoyed my stay at this place and would recommend staying here.

Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in March 2014
Neverbeen User Profile
Neverbeen offers a wide variety of rare homes off the beaten track, from fisherman's huts and tree houses to heritage homes and tea estates. Our team hand-picks and visits every home and meet all hosts to make ensure guests have a positively memorable stay in places they've never…
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