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Very good7.7
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Lavinia Beach Hostel
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7.8 Very good location
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  • 1 kilometers to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Airport transfer

  • Garden

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Garden view
  • 20 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Mixed Dormitory
  • Garden view
  • 15 m²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Nearest essentials

  • 3.3 kilometers to
  • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
  • 37 kilometers to
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Public transportation
  • 1 kilometers to
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station
  • 1.1 kilometers to
  • Mount Lavinia Train Station
Hospital or clinic
  • 3.2 kilometers to
  • Delmon Hospital
  • 1.1 kilometers to
  • Harcourts Pharmacy
Convenience store
  • 4.9 kilometers to
  • Kottege Grocery
Cash withdrawal
  • 750 meters to
  • ATM

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Very good
  • Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 6.3
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 7.5
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 7.6
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.0
Very good
  • Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 7.3
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for money 8.1
Review score
  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 2.0
  • Location 6.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value for money 6.0
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Marcino from Germany
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2015
great, once you found it”
can't say anything negative about that place. the location is great and close to the beach. only finding it is a bit tricky
Reviewed October 19, 2016
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Thanh from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
Nice staffs”
Very helpful staffs in providing information. They let me dry my clothes in their family clothes drying place. No wifi in the dorm though.
Reviewed May 08, 2016
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Rukshan from Malaysia
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
we were a group of 8 men”
This place is ideal for lone travelers, young ones on long duration & budget travels.We were uncomfortable to stay in bunkers sharing with strangers. Managed to get a private room (paid extra for the room + air conditioning) Overall was manageable as we were only at hotel to shower and rest.
Reviewed February 04, 2016
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Alexey from Russia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Nice place to spend a few nights”
Staff, facilities, people
This is a really lovely place stay whether you are back backing or traveling as a couple for a few days. They have dorms as well as private rooms. There is a small pool and a garden. There are all sorts of people always hang out in the garden so you will find yourself a company quite quickly. You can also use a kitchen, which is nice. The beach is average. The wifi was on and off. Rooms are goods but require some renovation soon.
Reviewed January 23, 2016
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Emily from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
Nice people, nice place”
Staff helpfulness. closeness to the beach, lovely area.
Very helpful staff, always went out of their way to accommodate my requests for information or needs. I took a local bus out from the train station... just make sure the conductor person is going to tell you when to get off.
Reviewed October 07, 2015
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Lisa from United Kingdom
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2015
Lovely Guesthouse, friendly staff”
The garden, the kitchen facilities, the staff
We stayed at The Lavinia Beach Hostel for four days in September 2015. The hostel had a lovely homely feel to it and the staff were most welcoming. We were allowed to use the kitchen and keep our food and drinks in the fridge. Our room was nice and clean. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and looking out to the garden; it was very relaxing. The beach was only 2 mins walk and the main road could be reached in 5 mins where you can find supermarkets etc. All in all it was a lovely stay; we would recommend. Thanks to the Lavinia Beach Hostel staff :)
Reviewed September 08, 2015
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Zhang from China
Stayed 1 night in June 2015
Nice staff traffic is not convenient ”
Staff, feel like a home, near the beach
The staff is so nice, it is near the beach but it is hard to find the location
Reviewed June 19, 2015
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ian from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Would go back”
Friendly staff, 2 min to beach, price
Reviewed February 28, 2015
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jen from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
A home away from home!”
Very welcoming, great place to meet people, very helpful
This is a really wonderful place with an owner who will make you feel at home. The place is very popular as a first/last night and great place to meet people. Really great start or end to your holiday if you stay here!
Reviewed January 04, 2014
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Anne from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2013
good for one night, strict curfew rules in home!”
location, other backpackers
Nice owners but they seam tired and stressed, curfew is 11pm and they get very bossy about going to bed and switching off the wifi,you are also not allowed to sit outside after this time not for the very independent traveler! Cramped dorm rooms if sharing, good ensuite in single occupancy room. On the upside it is a stones throw to the beach
Reviewed December 08, 2013
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