Exceptional9.1
Based on11reviews
Lanka Hostels Colombo
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7.8 Very good location
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7.8Location
  • 400 meters - Bambalapitiya Beach

  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Airport transfer

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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 9 km
    • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
    • 31 km
    • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Bus and rail stations
    • 500 meters
    • Bambalapitya Train Station
    • 1.8 km
    • Kollupitiya Railway Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 600 meters
    • Durdans Hospital
  • Pharmacy
    • 100 meters
    • Pharmacy
  • Convenience store
    • 8 km
    • Kottege Grocery
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 750 meters
    • ATM

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Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 9.6
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
Exceptional
based on 1 reviews
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
Exceptional
based on 8 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
Exceptional
based on 2 reviews
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 7.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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9.6
Laurie from United States
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Superb!”
This will be my home every time I'm in Colombo! The place was a little hard to find but I enjoyed my stay nevertheless. It is run by a male owner and two elderly male workers. They were all very sweet & accommodating. They seemed very honest and I could totally trust them with anything. I felt safe there as a female solo traveler. Breakfast was egg, toast, tea/coffee and fruit. Wonderful place! Highly recommended!
Reviewed March 21, 2017
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9.6
Luka from Germany
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
amazing staff”
When I arrived late from the airport, exiting a terrible situation with a taxi driver (please girls, only take taxis from the counter or you are 100% sure that its a licenced taxi driver!!) The staff was immediately there, calmed me down and were really good hosts. The room.was great, the following morning a delicious breakfast was prepared and since my Sri Lankan SIM card wasn't working (don't buy the hutch SIM card!) They called the service, tried to fix it for me and explained how to get to the translation, where to get a new SIM card. It felt like i had just met the best people I could meet in.my terrible situation and i am.more than thankful for their amazing hospitality. You can feel that its not about making money, its about connecting with and helping,getting to know other people. If I ever return to Colombo this place will be my home.
Reviewed August 10, 2016
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10.0
Amanda from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Lovely stay ”
So very helpful and in a peaceful neighbourhood . Thank you
Reviewed July 15, 2016
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8.4
Hoi from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
8 Bed Share Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
It’s so friendly!”
It’s so friendly and kind of the host and the staff. They are keen on welcoming, chatting and explaining to you. Also, the price is attractive and I would recommend this hostel to everyone.
Reviewed June 10, 2016
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10.0
Kimberly from United States
Group
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Amazing place!!!!”
I couldn't recommend this place enough! The owner is nicest person I have met traveling for 6 months. He contacted me before I arrived to set up a taxi at the airport. We arrived late and he greeted us with ice tea. In the morning he cooked breakfast and set up our transportation to the train station and our tickets. Helped us plan our trip while staying in Sri Lanka. I highly recommend this place!!!
Reviewed April 08, 2016
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8.0
Darren from United States
Solo traveler
8 Bed Share Mixed
Stayed 9 nights in January 2016
A great place to hang your hat”
Breakfast, good staff and feeling
Started with a welcome drink which is extremely rare to find at a hostel. The rooms are clean and towels/sheets are ready to go. The breakfast is almost made to order and can be fine tuned as you need. It is usually pretty peaceful there. I think it is like a 3 star hostel or a 2 star hotel when you compare it with other hostels.
Reviewed February 01, 2016
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9.7
Hao from China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Absolutely positive”
staff, facility, cleaniness
This hostel is brand new. The staffs are very friendly and helpful.
Reviewed January 13, 2016
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9.0
Barney from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Great quiet hostel with really nice staff.”
Friendly staff, relaxed environment, quiet location.
Great little hostel, really quiet location with super helpful staff. Highly recommended.
Reviewed December 18, 2015
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9.3
Saritha from India
Couple
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015
hospitable, value for money and well-connected”
1. Architecture: Open allows for interaction between travelers; 2. Cleanliness: Rooms and bathrooms are maintained and kept clean ; 3. Batcho and Shaan: treasure trove of information
Reviewed August 11, 2015
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8.7
robin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
friendly welcoming and extremely helpful ”
the staff are extremely helpful and willing to bend over backwards for you, it is comfortable and clean, everything is modern with nice bathrooms and a nice kitchen area, also have a shared tv lounge
I was one of there first customers and I stayed there on the way back from my travels too, the 3 friendly staff I met will literally bend over backwards for you to make sure your stay is enjoyable, as I was travelling alone initially and they were quiet they offered to take me out to dinner with locals which was an amazing experience, they also took me into town to buy a map free of charge just out of kindness, they helped me plan my trip and we're very helpful on where to go and what to see, since I came back the second time the place has gotten much busier and it now seems to be a lively social place for travellers to come, the staff are keen to introduce you to fellow travellers which helps break the ice, when travelling as a solo traveller this can sometimes be daunting. I thoroughly reccomend this hostel to everyone I meet, can't say enough good things about it. They also are very helpful on bus times and tell you exactly how to get from a to b around the city. Very very happy!!
Reviewed June 14, 2015
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