The SpaceWe’ve stayed in Joseph’s many times when visiting Jaffna. One of the older guesthouses in Jaffna and centrally located, it’s a really convenient spot to use as a home base when exploring Jaffna town. It’s got 8 rooms, all with attached bathrooms and there’s a shared dining area on the first floor. There’s free parking, a little library and even wifi… what else do you need? Interaction with GuestsMr. Joseph, your host, worked for a number of international non-governmental organisations during the war, so this man speaks perfect English and has more stories than he cares to tell. Retired, he’s been hosting guests for years now, together with his wife and two assistants. They serve breakfast and dinner (no lunch), can take guests on tours in their tuktuk and they rent out bikes. Last but not least, Joseph loves his 3 friendly dogs, which you’re sure to meet when you’re there. The NeighborhoodWe've always had a soft spot for the Jaffna Peninsula, because of all the places to visit in Sri Lanka, it's by far the most 'Neverbeen'. Even though conflicts have subsided and this northernmost region is truly unique, not many people go here. But you really (!) should, so we went ahead and found some great places for you to stay. When you're there, make sure to check out Jaffna town, especially during the Nallur Festival of course, but you'll kick yourself if you don't take a dive in the holy spring near Keerimalai, see the fishermen at work in Point Pedro or go on the most adventurous boat ride of your life... to Delft Island. Seriously, just go and you'll see a side of Sri Lanka that you'll never forget.
Joseph’s itself is located in a nice and green part of town, right next to the Jaffna British Council and within walking distance of the Nallur Temple (750 metres), railway station and Jaffna’s city centre.