Listed in the newest Lonely Planet as a budget option. I can't stand when hotels and guesthouses that are listed as budget options automatically start charging more, even though they keep things the exact same, or even worse! That seems to be the case here. They're cashing in on their listing in the Lonely Planet. This is why I try to avoid places listed in the guide. The restaurant prices are ridiculously high, as are the beer prices - the highest I had seen in Sri Lanka! The only thing budget about this place are the dingy rooms with dirty bathrooms. I don't mind staying in those kinds of places, but I expect to pay budget prices then! Also, I asked for help booking a train ticket, as they advertise that service - but they wouldn't. They also sleep in past 7, which I haven't heard of in Sri Lanka. You'll have to unlock the gate yourself to get out to visit the temple. Just down the road not even 100m, there is a hotel with far superior rooms for almost half the price! (1300 rupees instead of 2000). If you're looking for mid-range options with budget rooms and luxury restaurant prices, then by all means stay here.