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Welcome to Magnet Inn, your cozy guesthouse in Ella, Sri Lanka, founded in 2012 by Priyantha Rathnayaka. Our goal is to offer a memorable stay in this beautiful hill country town.

Our Story:

Magnet Inn was established in 2012 by Priyantha Rathnayaka, a local entrepreneur who fell in love with Ella and its surroundings. He wanted to create a place where travelers could enjoy the best of Ella's attractions, such as the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, the Ella Rock, and the Ravana Falls, while also experiencing the warm hospitality and culture of Sri Lanka. Priyantha Rathnayaka named the guesthouse Magnet Inn because he believes that Ella has a magnetic charm that attracts people from all over the world. He also wanted to reflect his own passion for magnetism and physics, which he studied at the Ceylon hotel corporation, Colombo Sri Lanka.

Our Vision:

To be the best guesthouse in Ella, providing a welcoming and comfortable "home away from home" experience. We invite you to discover Ella's beauty, share your stories, and experience the magnetic charm that will make you want to return.

Our Service:

Welcome to our cozy retreat! Enjoy comfortable rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a serene garden with a friendly bar. Indulge in delicious cuisine and seamless service at our restaurant. Let us make your stay memorable with our tour desk and 24-hour assistance. Welcome to relaxation and convenience!


Comfortable Accommodations:
Enjoy your stay in one of our 7 rooms, each featuring a private balcony, ensuring a serene and private retreat. Revel in the modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, for a truly relaxing experience.


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Discover the Ella Magnet Inn Experience through the eyes of our guests. Here, satisfaction is more than a promise; it's a commitment. Read the glowing reviews below to get a glimpse into the exceptional service, pristine accommodations, and overall excellence that make Magnet Inn a preferred choice for discerning travelers. Your next memorable stay awaits!

Marloes - Solo traveller



- I really liked my stay here. Its super central, with nice staff and pleasant hipster vibe. My room was freshly painted, really clean with a good shower and comfy bed. I came from a different place in Ella and this was a clean and bright relief.Stayed in March 2023

Liisa - Group Estonia


great location, sweet staff and good value for money This place is cozy and nice, location is fantastic! rooms are spacious and clean and the staff is so warm and sweet! they make sure you have everything you need and feel welcome! we also had breakfast included which was simple, but very tasty!

Thomas - Couple



abulous location, staff, breakfast, balcony Stayed in October 2023

Andrea - Solo traveller



All perfect, helpful and kind staff, reccomend it for a stay in Ella Stayed in August 2023

Dany - Couple



Our stay at Magnet was amazing. We booked 1 night and ended up staying there 4 nights. We spended also a lot of time at the lobbie since the view was nice and the Lotus flowers smell so good. Best about Magnet is the stuff, really heartwarming and helpful people. We'll be back there very soon!

Dany - Couple



An excellent budget option. Great staff, very kind and cheerful guys! Clean room and linen. Big delicious breakfast. I recommend.