Why youth Hostel
Youth hostel movement commenced in 1909, when Richard Schirrmann, a German school teacher and Wilhelm Munker, a conservationist, saw the need for overnight accommodation for school groups wanting to experience the country side . Later Schirrmann founded the nation wide German youth Hostel Association in 1919.The movement spread rapidly worldwide leading to the founding of International Youth Hostel Federation IYHF in 20th October 1932.
The Director General GEYEF PHF.G.A.W.G. GALGAMUWA had a vision to start this Youth Hostel concept at the National Youth Services Council during his office as the Director Foreign Affairs .But due to the situation of the country he was not able to commence the program . Now the need has arisen to serve the youth members of the GEYEF local and international. But the Youth Hostel is open for any international tourist .
The following centers are available in Sri Lanka .
Booking office - No.81 Wattarantenna Passage Kandy.
Contact - 0094777374588 / 0094777840028 / 0814470664.
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Companies affiliated to JIYH.
Our service is to provide budget accommodation for international and local youths. But open for any international travellers with out boundaries. We welcome international students visiting for intern-ship, workshops , Seminars and expeditions ets.