Colombo Sea View Hostel
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Colombo Sea View Hostel

Floor 3, Apartment 2, 45/1, Initium Road,Dehiwala, Colombo Wellawatte beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    Colombo Sea View Hostel Reviews

    8.0
    Excellent
    /10
    (34 reviews)See what guests said
    8.7
    Excellent

    "Very clean, and the lady who runs the place is so so so frie..."

    Julie

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    January 3, 2016

    9.2
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about Colombo Sea View Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Laundry service

    Good
    Location
    6.9
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    Nearby
    Popular
  • Concord Cinema710 m
  • Anjaneyar Kovil Temple930 m
  • Colombo Hindu College930 m
  • Bullion Exchange Jewellers960 m
  • Fashion Bug Dehiwala1.09 km
  • Delmon Hospital1.33 km
  • St Lawrence Church1.35 km
  • Dehiwela Vishnu kovil1.39 km
  • Number 111.57 km
  • Wellawatta Railway Station1.8 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center8.0 Km
    Location rating6.9
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport5.3 km

    Rooms available at Colombo Sea View Hostel

    7.5
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    4 Bed Female En-Suite
    4 Bed Female En-Suite
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Colombo Sea View Hostel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Rooftop is amazing for exercise and yoga."

      SHING L.

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      April 3, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Amazing view for sunset just from the window."

      SHING L.

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      April 3, 2018

    • 8.7
      Excellent

      "Highly recommend Seaview as a place to stay and meet other travelers!"

      Julie

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      January 3, 2016

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    8.3
    Excellent

    "Thanks to the management & the owner to make our stay happy..."

    Ponnusamy

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    January 9, 2016

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    8.3
    Excellent

    "It was really good & I will definitely stay here once again..."

    Ponnusamy

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    January 9, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (34)Booking.com Reviews (32)
    8.0
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    10
    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities8.1
    Location6.9
    Room comfort and quality7.5
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.5
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    7.6
    Very good
    Kyrollos from United Arab Emirates
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    Good Place to stay in”

    I've stayed for 2 nights there, the place is very near to the beach you can sea the beach from the window. The host is a very kind lady breakfast is okay coffee is great

    Reviewed April 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SHING from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Cosy place ”

    Stayed there for 5 nights, very cosy place closed to the beach. Rooftop is amazing for exercise and yoga. Amazing view for sunset just from the window. Railway is closed too but not too disturbing. Breakfast is good. Prema the own is nice and caring. Will definitely come again!

    Reviewed April 03, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Dmytro from Ukraine
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Home style stay with amazing view and beach just across railways”

    Very nice person manages this hostel, she cares of you like a mother :) Comparing to other places, I had very stable and fast WiFi internet, it was really important for me. Many supermarkets around, railway/bus stations are also easy reachable.

    Reviewed March 04, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Brenda from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

    Comfort and views ”

    Such a hidden and wonderful location right by the beach. It’s in a quit safe neighborhood. Ma Prema was such a delightful host to us and made sure we were comfortable with the accommodations. I definitely will go back

    Reviewed February 17, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Brenda from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    Great experience with wonderful people and amazing view. Right by the beach

    Reviewed February 13, 2018
    4.0
    Michael from Denmark
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

    better pick another place if you want some sleep”

    Staff was very friendly but not up for the job of handling nightly arivals which is common at this hostel. Of course you can't control guests' behaviour but you can certainly encourage unpacking in the common room and afterwards sneaking into the dorm without turning on lights and talking. Also beware there are lots of mosquitoes but no mosquito nets. I stay in a hostel to sleep and this was more often difficult/impossible here. Also beware that there is only one shower which requires entry through one of the dorms - there is another toilet but no zink so again you need to go through the dorm for washing your hands; very impractical.

    Reviewed January 27, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Josh from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    It's ok, I would stay again.”

    It's reasonable for the price, with just a few dorm rooms. You can see the sea from one room. Travel is easy, one bus from Colombo along the straight coast road. Ask for the bus to Dehiwalla, and Colombo for the return journey.

    Reviewed December 21, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eleanor from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Loved my stay here ”

    Prima is a lovely host & cooks amazing breakfasts! Beautiful sea views, nice clean bath room and rooms, wifi, comfy bed and so close to the beach!

    Reviewed September 26, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    cao from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

    Excellent”

    This guest house is an arpartment with seaview from windows of both rooms. Sea is accessible within 2 minutes walk. The lady in the house, Prima, can cook for me good srilanka food both lunch and dinner. She take care of me like a member of her family that really touch my heart. I will definitely come back and stay in this hostel. I highly recommend this hostel for you.

    Reviewed June 03, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rustam from Russia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Awesome experience”

    I've been in Colombo for 3 weeks, stayed in 6 different hostels. This one is my favorite so far. It is situated in a quiet and beautiful area, in a residental building. You'll feel like you're staying at someone's home, not in a hostel. You'll have all kitchen amenities, a fridge, hot shower, and nice breakfast. The ocean view from the room is fantastic. Constant refreshing breeze included. Prema, the hostel manager, is a very welcoming and kind person. Water bottles are available on site, at store prices.

    Reviewed April 05, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    johanna from United States
    Solo traveler
    4 Bed Female En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    My Rave about Mama!”

    What I like most about this hostel is that it is actually inside an apartment. There's 3 rooms with a few bunk beds in each place, a living room, access to a fridge, an option to have breakfast, a fridge to use, gorgeous view of the sea from a balcony in one bedroom, and "mama", the sweet woman taking care of the hostel. She is spunky and sweet and refers to the guests as darling- she works so hard here to keep things afloat and, as mentioned in a previous review, loves a good hug. So thankful for my time here and the family feel she gives Sea View Hostel and the tasty breakfast she makes! Thanks so much, Mama Prema!

    Reviewed February 04, 2017
    3.6
    Twyla from Germany
    Couple
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Not what we expected”

    This place had good ratings, but we were disappointed. First, while it says twin room on Agoda there are 4 beds per room, two double beds! We were lucky that one of the rooms was empty so that my partner and I had a private room. However, the room was very dirty, there were hairs all over the floor. Also, there were cockroaches and the window was not closable. I can't recommend this place.

    Reviewed October 09, 2016
    7.7
    Very good
    Marie from India
    Solo traveler
    4 Bed Female En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    No female dorm available”

    stuff, sea view, free breakfast

    when the hostel is fully booked you won't find much space to be. There is no female dorm available even they offer it at agoda.com. They said this is a fault from agoda.com to offer a female dorm. The sea view is awesome. You can walk along the beach to the Dehiwala Railway Station.

    Reviewed February 03, 2016
    3.7
    Kyle from Canada
    Couple
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    out of the way, simple and overpriced.”

    it's isolated, and not really near anything useful. the frequent trains rumble by every 30 minutes right by the window. I got bit an excessive number of times by bugs in the bed. The owner would frequently just enter our unlockable room while we were sleeping. suffice to say the sleep was one of the worst I've had in my extensive travelling. would never recommend.

    Reviewed February 01, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Ponnusamy from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    4 Bed Female En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Good place ”

    Helpful Staffs,value for money,and the cheapest in town especially for foreigners

    It was really good & I will definitely stay here once again during my next visit DEHIWALA colombo in Sri Lanka...thanks to the management & the owner to make our stay happy ....

    Reviewed January 09, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Julie from United States
    Couple
    4 Bed Female En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Great! ”

    Value, comfort, friendliness

    We stayed at Seaview for a total of 9 nights and we enjoyed the place very much. It's very close to the train station, we went between Dehiwala and Fort often, as well as to Bambalapitiya to apply and wait for our Indian visas. As backpackers, Seaview was the cheapest option in Colombo area and very comfortable. Very clean, and the lady who runs the place is so so so friendly and warm! She is lovely. There is a simple toast and boiled egg breakfast included and just down the street a cheap place called New Star has good local eats. Highly recommend Seaview as a place to stay and meet other travelers!

    Reviewed January 03, 2016
    5.0
    Paul from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

    Not what I expected”

    Staff, seaview

    Colombo is a difficult place to get a good, cheap place. Unfortunately other than the charming lady Reena running the Sea View Hostel it was neither of these. It should be noted that this is not in Wellewatte as listed but in Dehiwala the next district out of Colombo. It is very close to a beautiful section of the beach but that is it's only saving grace. This is nothing more than a small residential apartment with 2 rooms arranged as 4 bed dorms & one twin room. Thankfully when i was there I was the only guest so despite all it's drawbacks I was lucky and Reena couldn't have been more helpful or Rajid who acts as the caretaker for the block the apartment is in. Unfortunately I couldn't recommend on price, location or facilities.

    Reviewed December 17, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Daniela from Belgium
    Couple
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

    Sea view worth your money”

    very friendly staff,silent, view,

    We'll definitely go back if we'll be in Colombo again.

    Reviewed November 09, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Matt from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

    This is a good budget accommodation”

    staff, ambiance, beach

    good stay, simple place, kindly lady. has what you want from a cheap stay, and nothing less. right next to the beach. can catch a bus into downtown colombo no problem.

    Reviewed October 15, 2014
    2.7
    Shanna from United States
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Don't go”

    I didn't enjoy it at all. We arrived at 10:27 pm and they were reluctant to let us in since curfew is apparently 10:30 pm. It is in the middle of nowhere, and as 2 girls arriving at night, walking down a dark alley with no markings on buildings to tell the hotel name, was scary. There were 2 half working fans, so our room was about 30+ (95ish F) degrees. I was drenched in sweat (and mind you I've been living in Sri Lanka for the past month and a half, so I'm used to the heat). I woke up with ants covering my feet and pillow and wasn't offered food, but instead was asked when I was leaving. I barely got out the door before she closed and locked it. Oh, it's also an old apartment that was converted into a hostel and we paid for an upgraded twin room, but that room was given to others so we stayed in the cheaper room, yet weren't refunded the difference.

    Reviewed September 24, 2014
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