This property is in high demand!
Booked 15 times
Booked 15 times
390 meters to public transportation
670 meters to the beach
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.4|
|Distance to city center||0.5 km|
|Nearest airport||Ratmalana Airport (RML)|
|Distance to airport||10.9 km|
Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Backpack Lanka is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Backpack Lanka has a car park that's close to the property. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Colombo with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.
Backpack Lanka does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"The staffs were really nice and helpful."
22 August 2016
"I recommend this place for backpackers!"
28 August 2016
"Overall it was a good transient stay :)"
12 July 2016
"Highly recommend for budget travellers like Back Packers."
01 August 2016
Conveniently located in Colombo, Backpack Lanka is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The city center is merely 0.5 km away and the airport can be reached within 40 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Backpack Lanka, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, taxi service, ticket service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.
Guests can choose from 40 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as billiards, games room to make your stay truly unforgettable. Backpack Lanka is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Colombo.
"I spent a night there, staff is nice and friendly."
26 January 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
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Great stay, we got to check in after midnight as our flight was delayed and rooms are private, clean and quiet. Staff were lovely arranged a taxi for us, showed us the best way to get around and even offered to look after my suitcase for me until we come back in a couple of weeks! Recommended!
Nice backpacker hotel”
Super hotel, room very simple but ok for the price. Not really close to the city center. Small problem like no light in the shower, or only 1 shower with hot water. Staff VERY friendly and HELPFUL, helped me to organize my trip, about buses and trains. Traditional breakfast very good, shared with others clients! I recommend this place for backpackers!
The Personal is so kind and helpfull! ”
They helped us to do calls with the airport and another hostel. The location is also really good. We would defintely recommend this place! :)
Too expensive for what you get”
Basic room with holes in the ceiling, working shower but just.... is too much for what you get, not really recommending
Good place but need improvement”
I've stayed only for one night. I expected a locker to keep my things. But they told it's not available for some days. The facilities available are little less if the rate is considered. Located in the centre of the town. Breakfast was very good. I'll stay again.
Good place overall ”
The staffs were really nice and helpful. Good location. I really like how clean the place is maintained (mainly by the uncle who did all the scrubbing and sweeping). Value for money, highly recommended for backpackers.
At the heart of the city”
Best Location near by Galle face road , 2 to 3 Km walking distance to Galle Face green where all luxury hotels and colombo crowd gathers at evening for street food on the sea shore and Dutch Hospital now turned to restaurant . Staff is really friendly . Beira Lake is accessible by Tuk Tuk .Highly recommend for budget travellers like Back Packers. Breakfast is really cool .They prepare Sri Lankan String Hoppers with CocoNut curry, Hoppers etc.
Good hotel good price”
The staff is very friendly. The location was not very special, you have to take a tuktuk to the centre of Colombo. Breakfast is Sri Lankan food. Go to Plaza (restaurant) and eat chicken kottu, it's really tasteful!
Super friendly staff, new and clean rooms”
Backpack Lanka was the best place to start our trip in Sri Lanka. Both owner and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was exactly right: closet, ac, big two persons bed and a big plus: a shared fridge to keep all my fruit fresh:). The shared bathrooms were also kept clean and always free. Great atmosphere with lots of fellow travelers.
Pleasing Experience for senior citizen couple”
I booked this hotel for my parents, who both are senior citizen from India. Booked the hotel for their stay in Colombo. The hotel is situated at a very comfortable location in Colombo. Good place to stay if you want to be in the center of Colombo, while being of tight budget.
Very basic rooms, decent service, good value ”
The location is great, staff service was good and the room was clean. It's a very basic room., with a double bed, cupboard and bedside cabinet. There was a plug point with a UK plug socket to sue, and clean towels provided. We weren't expecting much as we knew it was for backpackers and it was very cheap. However the room we had didn't have a window, which made us feel very claustrophobic. Because of the design of the place it is understandable, although I do think this should have been mentioned in the description. The other issue is that there was no hot water in the shared bathrooms, which was quite annoying. The bathrooms, despite being shared were quite clean. The walls are quite thin, so if you're travelling as a couple, something to be conscious of..In terms of getting what you paid for, I can't complain too much though. When we asked the staff if it was possible to move to a room with a window they did find us one without any fuss, which was nice. The staff did all seem very friendly whenever we passed through. For backpackers I suppose it would be ideal.
Not the best but Great Location”
I stayed in a private room., for that price I would expected more, no hot water for that price???, on the agoda web appears that they have internet in the rooms and they only have in the common area, but Location is great for Colombo city. If you stay in a Dorm is good value for your money!! The staff very helpfull.
We stayed for two nights and can't really fault the place. It's a very social hostel and the owners are just great always ready to answer any of your questions. If your looking for cheap and good location then it's a no brainier. I will definitely stay at this hostel the next time I am in Colombo.
Excellent budget stay, fantastically helpful staff”
We stayed in the one bedroom unit in the top of the building, and found the stay very pleasant. The apartment was spotlessly clean, and very spacious, good value for money. One downside is the lack of restaurant in the premises, but it is well located on a busy street, so it's only a short walk to other food outlets (we enjoyed great tasty hoppers right next door!). The staff went far beyond the call of duty when we were attempting to apply for Indian visas and needed to book flights, photocopy documents and print the forms, they were incredibly helpful and generous with their time.
Friendly staff and room in nice hostel”
Good location - on main road, close to public transport, takeaway and grocery shop next door, maccas and dominos closeby. Staff were extremely friendly (naw Elvis the care taker!) and even gave me a free upgrade from dorm to a private room with AC. What a lovely thing for them to do! Only minor issue was that there weren't hooks in the shower (private room had shared bathroom only) otherwise it was fine. I'd stay there again
It’s in the city area! Friendly staff. Very affordable, a good place to stay if your not that picky.
3 min from Kolpitiya? rail st.”
I think SriLankan rail is the easyest national rail for Englsh- only travellers in Asian nations. (While Thai is most friendly with it`s public bus) Enjoy!!
simple, small room, close to station”
Not spent a lot of time here, had to take an early train for Hatton. It was ok.
Basic room and bathroom, friendly staff, great location. ”
The location was really central. Friendly staff. Room and shared bathroom was alright, basic and clean. There’s ac in the room. It’s ok for one night.
Nice place to stay and under rated”
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