Overview of Back of Beyond - Pidurangala

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4.6 / 5Wonderful
30 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Laundry


What's nearby

Popular LocationPidurangala Rock7 min walk
Popular LocationAncient City of Sigiriya4 min drive
Popular LocationSigiriya Museum11 min drive
AirportSigiriya (GIU)14 min drive

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Free cancellation on all units

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Cottage


    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Tree House

    Tree House

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area


Located in Dambulla, Back of Beyond - Pidurangala is in a rural location. Ancient City of Sigiriya and Dambulla Cave Temple are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Minneriya National Park and Pidurangala Rock. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pidurangala Rock - 7 min walk
  • Ancient City of Sigiriya - 4 min drive
  • Sigiriya Museum - 11 min drive
  • Minneriya National Park - 22 min drive
  • Popham's Arboretum - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 162 min drive

About this property

Back of Beyond - Pidurangala

3-star villa near Ancient City of Sigiriya
A restaurant, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are available at this villa. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 7 villas provide conveniences such as dining areas and sitting areas, plus free WiFi and balconies or patios. Guests will also find room service (during limited hours), free bottled water and ceiling fans.
Back of Beyond - Pidurangala offers 7 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and free toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate dining areas and includes desks. This Dambulla villa provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)


Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily
1 restaurant
Room service available


Rollaway/extra beds: USD 15 per night


Shower only
Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)

Living spaces

Dining room
Sitting area

Outdoor areas

Balcony or patio
Picnic area


Laundry facilities

Work spaces



Ceiling fan


No pets or service animals


No lifts

Services and conveniences

Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
Safe at front desk
Free bottled water
24-hour front desk

Location highlights

In a rural location

Things to do

Bike rentals on site
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Safari tours nearby


7 rooms



Check-in between noon - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.
  • Guests should be aware that this is an unfenced property located in a wildlife area.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 82 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. No pets or service animals are allowed at this property. Alcohol is not served at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Back Beyond Pidurangala Villa Sigiriya
  • Back Beyond Pidurangala Villa
  • Back Beyond Pidurangala Sigiriya
  • Back Beyond Pidurangala
  • Back Of Beyond, Pidurangala Hotel Sigiriya
  • Back Of Beyond Pidurangala Hotel Sigiriya
  • Back Of Beyond Pidurangala
  • Back of Beyond - Pidurangala Villa
  • Back of Beyond - Pidurangala Dambulla
  • Back of Beyond - Pidurangala Villa Dambulla
All reviews

Guest reviews



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Stayed for two nights, and they where excellent! It’s very beautiful and truly an experience being so close to nature! It is very close to both Piduranagala rock and Sigiriya rock, so we climbed both with plenty extra time. The staff was super helpful with travel information and even made us our lunch to go when we where too late for elefant safari :) The food was great too! All in all I would absolutely recommend this place! We loved it!

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Amenities

Frankly I feel bad writing this. I had just an okay experience here and others had an amazing one. They even talked about it and I overheard. Basically it boils down to this: the treehouses are amazing. But the regular cottages - which is what I got - are just okay. And that plus the very hard beds made me not want to return. Even though the service was fantastic and the food was very good. But get a treehouse and you'll be happy I'm sure.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great jungle hideout! Highly recommend!

Lovely spot in the jungle! Highly recommend! Location is perfect we were able to walk to pidurangala for a sunset hike (literally around the corner) and then the next morning to sigiriya was about a half-mile walk down the road. Staff was super attentive! Stayed in one of the treehouses which I highly recommend-great glamping experience, not too buggy, great fans and mosquito nets, love the outdoor shower :) we didn’t see any-but apparently elephants and monkeys wander through the property regularly! Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A good experience

We were very excited to stay in the jungle treehouse. The treehouse was exactly as advertised - it was spacious, it looked out onto the jungle, and there were no walls or sides. We felt like we were right in the middle of nature. There was a mosquito net around the bed and a nicely equipped bathroom downstairs. Overall, we are really glad that we had the experience of waking up in the jungle. We were told that the monkeys had learned how to open the fridge (!), But we didn’t have any trouble from the monkeys while we were there. We were also told that if we heard anything large moving around in the jungle at night to just stay upstairs :) The staff at the hotel were friendly and were able to offer useful advice about the local area. The hotel is a ten minute walk to Pidurangala rock and a ten minute tuk tuk (300lkr) to Sigiriya. The hotel is eco-friendly and provides clean drinking water on site where you can refill plastic bottles, which was good. However, there were a few small issues with organisation. For example, we realised after I stay that our booking included breakfast. However, we weren’t told about this while we were there and so we didn’t have breakfast; this was a little disappointing. We felt that the communication from the staff could have been a little better, especially for the high price. Overall though worthwhile if you want to be close to nature.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Peaceful location

We stayed in one of the three tree houses, which was a nice experience. We had thought we might see a few monkeys up close but we saw no animals, just a few insects/ frogs in the bathroom. The guys managing the place were helpful and friendly. They got up early to drop us at Pidurangala rock at 5 am for the sunrise climb without any issue. Breakfast of fruit and other choice omelette etc, was more than adequate. Eve meals were really tasty. A little out of the way if you want restaurants and bars and it’s not licenced to sell alcohol , however they are happy for you to bring your own. Overall a good stay for one / two nights. Poss only down side was because you are sleeping outdoors in the tree house the sheets can feel a little damp in the morning.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019