We did not get our rooms properly at the first night,and it took an hour to solve the room problem.We all had a thought that we did need to change to the hostel by the next day,but we still stayed for 2 nights finally because it's only 1 min. walk to the beach & the house-keeper lady is very very kind.If you don't care about the bugs & the water problem,only wanna to jump into the sea,it's OK to stay at the Monkey.
The hostel is located right at the beach, close to all shops and restaurants as well as the bus station. The lady running the place is a true sweetheart, very helpful and caring quite nice facilities, clean and spacious, social atmosphere, perfect place to meet people.
kidness of the owner, good breakfast, good location
It was very nice to stay at hostel especially as we have stayed there after not spending a night there, as our flight was delayed. We came at 6 o clock and the lovely owner accomodated us and gave as nice breakfast. It was pleasure to spend this time in the Monkey beach hostel.
New guesthouse/hostel close to beach”
Close to the beach, shops and other restaurants. I stayed here the bright before my flight, much closer to the airport than Colombo
I arrived and the place has no sign, I think it's still new. I had booked a female dorm. The owner tried to put me in a 4 bedroom dorm with 3 guys. When I told her I had booked a female dorm she brought me to an empty dorm with about 8 beds. I guess she sleeps in one of the rooms if there are no guests. Otherwise she takes the couch in her living room/hotel common area. She offered to cook me a basic fried rice dinner, which was cheap and nice because I was tired from traveling. The beach wasn't very nice. I had a horrible sleepless night as their were bed bugs. In the morning I told the owner and she tried to tell me it was just mosquitos. The she had insisted I needed to leave for my 7am flight at 4am! The airport is only 15 minutes away. Turns out she only uses her friend(or husband?) to drive the guests to the airport for about $10, over priced but it was early. I found out in the way there he had to drive some other guests at 5:15. Instead of calling another Taxi and letting me sleep another hour, she insisted I go early to keep all the business with her friend. Would not stay here again.