CityRest Fort

CityRest Fort

46 Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo World Trade Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00100
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    CityRest Fort Reviews

    8.2
    Excellent
    /10
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Staff were very lovely, good breakfast included and nice and..."

    Tessa

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    January 30, 2017

    8.7
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 92% of guests

    Things you’ll love about CityRest Fort

    Things you'll love

    • 730 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Colombo

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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    Exceptional location - 220 meters from city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • World Trade Center150 m
  • Dutch Museum680 m
  • Galle Face Green740 m
  • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple2.16 km
  • Viharamahadevi Park2.99 km
  • St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo3.18 km
  • National Museum3.18 km
  • Arcade Independence Square4.5 km
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya Temple9.22 km
  • Mount Lavinia beach10.55 km
  • Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center0.1 km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport13.5 km

    Rooms available at CityRest Fort

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Triple Room Panoramic
    Triple Room Panoramic
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      Shared Room with shared facilities
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              • 7.0
                Very good
                Breakfast

                "The buffet breakfast is very good."

                Anka

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                January 5, 2016

              • 7.6
                Very good
                Staff 

                "It has good Wi-Fi and very friendly and helpful personnel."

                Mariola

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                November 15, 2016

              • 8.0
                Very good
                Bathroom

                "The shared washrooms had several toilets and shower stalls, and were kept clean."

                Norman

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                April 3, 2017

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              8.8
              Excellent

              "Great breakfast."

              An

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              October 24, 2018

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              8.4
              Excellent

              "The staff are so friendly and hospitable."

              Zainab

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              April 9, 2017

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              8.2
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              Cleanliness8.2
              Facilities8.0
              Location9.0
              Room comfort and quality7.9
              Service8.7
              Value for money8.0
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Soraya from Thailand
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              I love everything! ”

              Great location, close to many cafe, restaurants, spa, and many main attractions. Breakfast was delicious and I love the uncle who cooked the food. He is so kind. Highly recommend especially if you are a solo traveler woman.

              Reviewed March 21, 2019
              8.0
              Excellent
              Yasuki from Japan
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in May 2019

              Best cook served 700LKR breakfast.”

              Best cook served 700LKR breakfast. Old as the interior shows, but competitions among the extinguishly best located hostels makes this hostel one of the best choice.

              Reviewed May 11, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Feruz from Uzbekistan
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
              Stayed 1 night in July 2017

              A lodge I'd love to stay in Colombo time and again!”

              The title of my summary should speak for itself as I really had a great time at CityRest Fort during my 3-day sojourn in Colombo. It's pity that I didn't have much time to explore Colombo though. Colombo served me as gateway city during my trips to Galle and Anuradhapura and further to Trincomalee. So I was there mainly for an overnight stay. In terms of cleanliness it's not just value for money but also a superb budget lodge that can't be found in Colombo. The staff are friendly and English speaking. The breakfast was nice I believe. Again it's all value for money. Sometimes you don't get what you pay for but at CityRest you would be with every penny you spent on your accommodation. Last but not least, one of the guys at the reception gifted me the compliments of CityRest Fort, a box of Ceylon tea from Ceylon. It was like a souvenir to me than just a normal gift. I'd love to stay there time and again should I come back to Colombo. Thank you!

              Reviewed July 12, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Minh from Vietnam
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017

              It's a great memory there!”

              The position of this hotel is nearby World Trade Center. It's convenient for those who like to experience the modern Colombo and easy to get around tourist sites like temples, Galle Face Green... If I come back Colombo, I'll definitely stay here.

              Reviewed July 09, 2017
              8.0
              Excellent
              Norman from Canada
              Family with young children
              Stayed 1 night in December 2016

              A bit claustrophic but fun”

              Location is great, just around the corner from places to eat or explore a nice part of Colombo. We had a triple room, bunk beds and as single bed, with a small closet just beside the door. No windows at all. This was all within about 12 square meters so if you are claustrophobic you may want to think twice about booking here. The shared washrooms had several toilets and shower stalls, and were kept clean. Another positive was that it was quiet and we slept well. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise, simple but everything was tasty and there was a friendly vibe in the room. We even shared a few laughs at the toaster that ejected its contents in a most vigorous manner, and some of the Christmas decorations that suddenly plunged from the ceiling to the floor.

              Reviewed April 03, 2017
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Chulhak from South Korea
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in August 2016

              Kind staffs”

              I stayed in this place for the first night in Sri Lanka. All staffs were very kind and nice. Breakfast was nice. (Bread, Sausage, Eggs, Fruits, Etc.) Facilities include bed and shower booth was clean.

              Reviewed August 08, 2016
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Kristian from Sweden
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

              A decent place!”

              The location is quite good and the staff are very helpful and friendly. No window in the four bed dorm I stayed in. The bunk beds are stable and do not make much noises. Lockers are quite big. Laundry service is available but it is rather expensive. The toilets were not working properly but the bathroom was quite clean anyway. The breakfast served was very good to be at a hostel. No fridge available for guests. Wifi worked quite good during the days but it stopped work every evening. Some strange people are lurking around in the area around the hostel and they offer all kind of things - watch out! Tuktuk-drivers that offer a fixed price far too high is also common in the area.

              Reviewed May 20, 2016
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Wing from Hong Kong
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
              Stayed 1 night in April 2015

              Value for money”

              Centrally located, clean and good breakfast

              It is centrally located - right in downtown area. However, it's a bit difficult to find as it's tucked in a back alley. Hotel is air-conned and clean. Breakfast was excellent. I feel that I got most of my money back for staying there!

              Reviewed August 01, 2015
              9.7
              Exceptional
              kenichi from Japan
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in January 2015

              Best Hotel”

              Best Location,Good service,Cheep Price

              Close to Colombo station and Bus terminal.5minutes walk to Galle Face Green. Next door Famous Dutch Hospital has many kinds of good restaurant and bar etc. Service is very nice.Everybody is very kind to us travelers. Room keep clean. Hotels in Colombo are very expensive,so this hotel is the Best hotel in Colombo!

              Reviewed January 18, 2015
              9.0
              Exceptional
              John from United States
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

              Good Fort Location / Clean / Good Buffet Breakfast”

              Good Fort Location / Clean / Good Buffet Breakfast

              You can walk to CityRest from the train station or bus station area (+ Galle Face Green) but it might be a long walk if you have a lot of stuff and I would not recommend doing it late at night as you can trip on the sidewalks (or perhaps worst…). Otherwise, it’s a good place to crash a night or two on arrival (easy access to the train station to make bookings) or exit plus the Wifi works reasonably well and the wall plugs in the rooms have adaptors that can probably handle most types of plugs. The Fort area will tend to be a dead area at night when the office workers go home and there are limited (safe…) options for tourists to eat that are reasonably priced. When everything else closes after the office workers go home, the Dragon resto a couple of doors down by the Dutch Hospital complex (several more pricier places to eat / drink) and an old building one block over where there is a second floor Mexican resto and a ground floor tea bar (The t-Lounge by Dilmah) has a cheap eating place next to that tea place that will be open latter in the evening. Otherwise, you won’t be able to order food at CityRest when whoever cooks it goes home in the evening. As of October 2014, the ground floor was being remodeled into more private rooms and what I presume will be a lobby. There is no soap/shampoo in the showers (so bring your own and sometimes there was not enough soap in the containers by the wash basins in the sink areas) while the mattresses are very comfortable for a budget type accommodation. The people who work the front desk are also friendly / helpful, speak English and someone is there 24/7. There is also a good buffet breakfast served from 7 am to 10 am which includes cereal, scrambled eggs, hot dogs, pineapple juice, sliced pineapples, tea/coffee and toast.

              Reviewed October 26, 2014
              8.0
              Excellent
              paula from United States
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
              Stayed 1 night in August 2014

              Great place, would definitely stay there again”

              Comfortable and clean, nice staff, good price with breakfast included

              We were just stopping through for one night. We arrived on a late flight but there was no problem. Got checked in and were off to bed. Super comfortable beds, clean rooms. Rooms were small but fine for sleeping. There was a common room on the main floor to watch tv or read. Breakfast was served there, which was a nice buffet. Was really pleased with everything and would definitely stay there again! Thanks CityRest!!

              Reviewed September 11, 2014
              8.0
              Excellent
              Ludovit from Australia
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in August 2014

              clean and centrally located”

              cleanliness breakfast location

              It was a little harder to find, taxi driver had no idea where it was,but eventually found it. It's an excellent location close to restaurants and the train station. It has clean rooms and good beds. I stayed in 4 bed dorm. Breakfast is also quite good. I stayed only a night.

              Reviewed August 30, 2014
              8.7
              Excellent
              Thomas from Australia
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
              Stayed 1 night in April 2014

              Great location for city and onward travel”

              Location and very helpful staff

              Although not the cheapest hostel, this was a perfect place to stay first night after a late flight. Being just a short walk from the main railway station (fort), the location is perfect for onward travel by train or bus. The staff were fantastic. One of the staff went out of his way to negotiate a tuk tuk and make sure I got to my unfamiliar destination in the evening.

              Reviewed May 07, 2014
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Zara from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
              Stayed 1 night in April 2014

              Fantastic location, room and staff! ”

              Just next to the dining and shopping spot of Dutch Hospital, clean, knowledgeable manager

              I guess you could walk from the central bus/train station but we were too lazy, and so we took a tuk-tuk there (about Rs150 with meter). Driver got lost, coz he thought Hospital Lane = Hospital Street; most people we asked made the same mistake too, so we were going round in circles, when the hotel's just around the corner! We should have screenshot the map. Anyway, called the hotel and the manager (forgot his name) asked us to wait for him at Dutch Hospital Complex's Barefoot Ceylon. Upon arrival, we each received a welcome drink and cold face towel.Check in just a bit too slow, imho. We stayed in a 3-bed female dorm and to our relief, was super clean. Sheets, blankets and towels (quite small-sized) were provided. Each bed has a power socket (universal, if I'm not mistaken). I don't think you can fit a huge backpack in the locker. AC and fan worked just fine. Bathroom also very clean; I don't know why they placed mothballs in the sink though. In terms of products, only hand soap was provided. Toilets come equipped with hand-held bidets. Before we explored the area, we asked the manager for directions and tuk-tuk tips. He was very helpful. There are a few money changers as well as a mart next door. If you can afford to splurge, do dine in at the Dutch Hospital's Ministry of Crab. For last minute souvenir shopping, there's LUV SL. Breakfast was basic: egg and sausages (portion quite small), toast, cereals, fruits, tea/coffee, juice. I think the manager mentioned something about the food being halal, so good news for Muslim travellers. Common area comes with DIALOG TV. We completely forgot about the rooftop terrace but apparently the view's fantastic.

              Reviewed April 12, 2014
              7.2
              Very good
              Wing from Hong Kong
              Group
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in July 2018

              Excellent Location, standard hostel”

              For its price, it may not be very cheap in sri lanka. But consider the location it located, since it's near the central train station (Fort) and main attractions in the capital, its price is sensible. Breakfast is included and there is a basic variety of breakfast food. Good speed wifi, clean rooms and bedsheets, toilet is a bit old and torn but still ok for its cleanliness. Staff is friendly as well.

              Reviewed March 02, 2019
              7.6
              Very good
              Wing from Hong Kong
              Group
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in August 2018

              Excellent Location, standard hostel”

              For its price, it may not be very cheap in sri lanka. But consider the location it located, since it's near the central train station (Fort) and main attractions in the capital, its price is sensible. Breakfast is included and there is a basic variety of breakfast food. Good speed wifi, clean rooms and bedsheets, toilet is a bit old and torn but still ok for its cleanliness. Staff is friendly as well.

              Reviewed March 02, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              An from Vietnam
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
              Stayed 1 night in October 2018

              Budget hotel, good breakfast”

              Good hotel for low cost. Staffs are supportive to carry luggage since there is no elevator. Great breakfast. Just be careful when got out of the hotel, there are some weird people started to talk blab blab about they just also check out there too.. just ignore them!!

              Reviewed October 24, 2018
              8.8
              Excellent
              Erika from United States
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
              Stayed 1 night in January 2019

              Convenient for one night before getting on the train”

              No frills, friendly staff, and great location walking distance to the train station.

              Reviewed February 01, 2019
              6.8
              Good
              Zoé from Switzerland
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
              Stayed 1 night in January 2019

              Good”

              Almost everything was perfect, friendly staff, nice location, but...working as well in Hotel management, I found it shocking that bed linen are reused at least for 2 to 3 guests in order to save money...this is really not acceptable. If this company would have good management, they would clearly know were it's ok to make profit...

              Reviewed January 21, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              Deborah from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Twin Room
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

              Great location”

              Great location, amazing breakfast if both local and western food. Although the room had no window, it was clean, modern and comfortable. Staff very friendly

              Reviewed March 18, 2019
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              • World Trade Center
              • Fort Railway Station is within 0.72 km