Hostel First
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8.1
Excellent
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8.3
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
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FREE
  • Our Lady Of Katunayake Shrine1.4 km
  • Dankotuwa Porcelean Shop1.77 km
  • Bodhirathanaaramaya Temple1.77 km
  • Medicare Hospital1.95 km
  • Bandaranaike International Airport2.37 km
  • St. Anne's Church2.46 km
  • Negombo Lagoon2.49 km
  • The Angurukaamulla Temple3.36 km
  • The Dissanayake Private Hospital3.76 km
  • Negombo Hindu Temple3.84 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hostel First

    No 477 Negombo Road, Katunayake, Negombo City, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 11450 - See map
    "The hostel is close to the airport and the staff were super helpful at organizing transport and recommending places to see."
    Darla - July 25, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Garden

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,631 Negombo properties
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    Review score - United States
    10.0/10
    Location score
    8.3/10
    Room comfort score
    7.6/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Negombo properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Negombo properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Negombo properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Negombo properties
    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center33.5 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    Distance to airport2.4 km

    Rooms available at Hostel First

    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Twin Room with Fan
    Twin Room with Fan
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Deluxe Double Room with Shower
    Deluxe Double Room with Shower
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double En-Suite
    Double En-Suite
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double with Private Bathroom
    Double with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Shared Room
    Shared Room
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        What people love about Hostel First

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Breakfast

          "Breakfast was good, staffs are friendly."

          TOH

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          May 10, 2017

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Location

          "Near the airport, good for the midnight flight."

          JIALIANG

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          July 29, 2017

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Staff are very friendly and helpful, good for a one night stay."

          Enrique

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          September 22, 2016

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        9.6
        Exceptional

        "Nice hostel near the airport."

        Matic

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        January 10, 2019

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        What they offer

        9.2
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Nice staff."

        cora

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        January 1, 2017

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        Agoda Reviews (97)Booking.com Reviews (237)
        8.1
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        10
        Cleanliness8.2
        Facilities7.6
        Location8.3
        Room comfort and quality7.6
        Service8.7
        Value for money8.1
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (21)
        8-9 Excellent (10)
        7-8 Very Good (15)
        6-7 Good (11)
        <6 Below Expectation (8)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (15)
        Jun - Aug (11)
        Sep - Nov (17)
        Dec - Feb (22)
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        1234
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Hardik from India
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Great place near the airport!”

        Great stop for transit. The hostel is made really well, had amazing staff too! Young energetic chaps always ready to help you and go the extra mile to make you feel welcome. They were more than happy in assiting with the travel information and also making a real early breakfast too! Just because I was planning to start by 7 in the morning. Great property with lagoon in the backyard. However, the only hiccup on this property was the washroom. They have just one common washroom.

        Reviewed March 21, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Mei from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Good for arrival and depart .”

        Stayed here for my arrival and depart day .Staff are friendly and helpful .Clean bed and toilet .Nice chilling area .Will come back again next time :)

        Reviewed March 19, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Matic from Slovenia
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Exceptional”

        Nice hostel near the airport. Tuc tuc can bring you directly to the hostel.

        Reviewed January 10, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Mikel from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Double En-Suite
        Stayed 1 night in February 2018

        Very helpful staff”

        The guy working at Hostel First (Kasun was his name if I'm not mistaken) was very friendly and helpful. Thanks!

        Reviewed February 20, 2018

        Dear Mikel, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, We will always giving best hospitality to our guests. we are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip in Sri Lanka. Best Regsrds Hostelfirst Crew.

        Responded May 08, 2018
        Hostel First
        9.2
        Exceptional
        JIALIANG from China
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2017

        Exceptional”

        near the airport, good for the midnight flight. But only one bathroom for 8 people to share

        Reviewed July 29, 2017
        6.4
        Good
        Vinicius from Brazil
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2017

        Ok for 1 night near the airport”

        Near the airport, but not from city center. Staff is really friendly. Breakfast is just bread and fruits. Negombo is hot and there are no air-cons. It's ok for one night coming or going to the airport.

        Reviewed June 21, 2017
        7.6
        Very good
        TOH from Malaysia
        Group
        Double with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        Very good”

        We arrived late midnight and stayed for few hours only to depart to another city. Overall, the host is well attentive. The location is near to the airport. Breakfast was good, staffs are friendly. The accommodation is clean as well. Thanks.

        Reviewed May 10, 2017
        6.8
        Good
        Richard from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2017

        Fine for first or last night in Sri Lanka”

        I stayed 1 night after landing at 5 pm at the airport. The hostel was comfortable and the free breakfast was sufficient. Basic facilities but the place was secure and clean.

        Reviewed April 02, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        lu from China
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2017

        good”

        i like this hostel breakfast

        Reviewed February 04, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        cora from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        great stop-by”

        our flight came in at 11pm and long queues at the immigration, so a close-by hostel near the airport was just perfect. basic room, clean. share toilets, clean. woke up with no mosquito bites. nice staff. tuk tuk driver was ok but could be better compare to other local drivers we met throughout the trip. it is not bad for its price and location. cold water for showers, but we found out alot of places dont have hot water anyways unless u go for a 5* hotel

        Reviewed January 01, 2017
        8.4
        Excellent
        Carmen from Spain
        Couple
        Twin Room with Fan
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        Close to the airport”

        Conviniently located close to the airport

        Reviewed December 11, 2016
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Yoann from France
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        Very convenient hostel”

        The place is clean and tidy with common space to relax with free tea and coffee. But the must for me is how convenient the place is : When i left the hostel to go surfing south, I could store my extra baggage for 2 week and when I came back to pick up my stuff before my flight, I took a had a shower with fresh towel and could stay till I had to go to the airport (with a tuk tuk they call for me 400rps). Definitely a place for travelers !

        Reviewed December 06, 2016
        6.0
        Kwan from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016

        Near to airport, mosquitoes and noisy”

        No doubt it is near to the airport and good for those who arrive late. However it is close to the airport and right next to the main road to Negombo, hence do expect loud noises at night (from cars/trucks/airplanes). I had trouble sleeping because of the loud noises plus the mosquitoes. Breakfast is simple with bread, tea/coffee and bananas. If you do not mind and have time to spare, suggest that you stay nearer to Negombo (especially if you are travelling towards Dambulla or to the north the next day).

        Reviewed October 24, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Enrique from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room with Shower
        Stayed 1 night in September 2016

        Good cheap accomodation, very near airport”

        Staff are very friendly and helpful, good for a one night stay.

        Reviewed September 22, 2016
        6.4
        Good
        Jason from Australia
        Couple
        Double with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in September 2016

        Cheaper Transport or Shuttle Needed”

        We stayed here twice. Once after arrival and once before departing. We have 2 total different views of the place. First time we stayed it was nice, we really got every help we could get with info on places to go and even a cheap taxi to our next destination which was 3 hrs away. Then when departing they couldn't get us any cheap transport to the airport 5 minutes away! 1500rs for a taxi is silly. Surely a hostel should have better contacts to help get backpackers to the airport.

        Reviewed September 08, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Darla from United States
        Couple
        Twin Room with Fan
        Stayed 1 night in July 2016

        Convenient location and very helpful staff”

        Hi, my boyfriend and I stayed here because we arrived on a late flight. The hostel is close to the airport and the staff were super helpful at organizing transport and recommending places to see. I would definitely stay here again if in transit.

        Reviewed July 25, 2016
        6.8
        Good
        SIDHIQ from India
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room with Shower
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

        This is transit hotel. cheap and best.also near by airport. hotel to airport 5 mini only travel time....”

        Agoda booking is very nice no any tensions

        Reviewed July 07, 2016
        7.2
        Very good
        Thomas from France
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room with Shower
        Stayed 1 night in May 2016

        Does the job for a night stopover ”

        Considering the price, we can't really complain. Having said that, we were in a deluxe room and the bedding was minimal (and didn't seem the cleanest) and there were plenty of mozzies around. But if you are after somewhere cheap for the night and very close to the airport, it does the trick. Staff were friendly too and happy to assist with our onward travel. FYI breakfast is basic: bread and bananas.

        Reviewed May 15, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Holly from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room with Shower
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016

        Brief but nice stay”

        Location, staff

        We only stayed here for a night before heading to Kandy, but the room was very nice and the stagf very kind and helpful

        Reviewed March 27, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Stephen from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2016

        Welcoming staff..”

        Perfect start and finish to a Sri Lanka adventure.

        Reviewed February 29, 2016
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