Help our staff with their English and exchange ideas with us in Hatton, Sri Lanka.


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  • Description


    We are a family-owned hostel and a restaurant in Hatton, Sri Lanka. There are 3 dorms rooms and a couple of double rooms in the hostel and we serve international and local cuisine at the restaurant.
    Hatton is a small town in the upcountry (up in the hills). We've got a lot of tea plantations around and in Hatton. Adams Peak is one hour drive away.
    Apart from the lodge, we own a tea factory and also a British colonial bungalow in Rozella. (Rozella is the closest town next to Hatton).
    We'd love to meet new people who have the same interests as ours to polish up our small business and to share our space with someone who'd exchange their new ideas, experiences and knowledge in the hospitality or tourism industry with our staff at the lodge.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It will be great exposure and experience to live and support our local community in every other way and of course to try all sort of local cuisine and rich culture that Sri Lanka has to offer. In our own tea factory, you could learn the manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea and a taste a few different types of tea that we manufacture. This would be a great experience for all the Workaways tea lovers out there.

    - Learn a local language or two
    - Tea factory tour
    - Tea field tours
    - Tea tasting
    - Hiking and sightseeing etc
    - Visit the temples (Buddhist and Hindu)
    - Travel in tuk-tuks and world-famous train route to Ella.

  • Help


    We would like if the volunteers could help our staff to brush up their English language and in general maintenance such as cleaning, making beds and greeting our customers and guests who are staying at our hostel. Maybe a little bit of training on how to handle customer care and on how to give a better service.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Sinhalese: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We will be giving Workawyers a bunker bed to rest and sleep at our hostel. It also includes bed linen, a blanket, a towel, a pillow and some basic amenities such as soap. You will be given 2 meals a day. ( Vegan / vegetarian meals can be given on request).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 2 min walk from Hatton railway station. Super easy to go around in the tea estates and waterfalls thanks to the great location of the lodge. Bus, car and tuk-tuks are widely available in the area. There is a supermarket ( food city) 20 m down the main road.

    Things to do and attractions around/ in Hatton,
    > Adams Peak Hike
    > Devon falls and St.clair falls
    > Tea plantation visits
    > Tea Factory visits
    > Christ church Warleigh
    > Castlereigh reservoir
    > Horton Plains National Park
    > Nuwara Eliya (1-hour drive)
    > Kithulgala - White water rafting

    These are some of the activities you can do while working with us.

    If this interest you to work with us. Please join us on our journey.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Seating area overlooking the railway tracks near the railway station. (We are located 2 min walking distance from the station)
Bunker Bed Room
Restaurant - Interior
Tea grades.
Sri Lankan Breakfast Goals ;)
Railway Station
Tea Pluckers.
Tea Estate near Hatton.

Host ref number: 779873941591