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Colombo Beach Hostel
Ranked #10 of 156 Speciality Lodging in Colombo
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Stayed here a few days at start and end of holiday. Friendly, helpful manager and staff. Clean, basic rooms. Good value for money. Cafe next door is excellent - great value for money, good food, generous portions, and the nicest service I think I've ever come across. The owner/manager is a practising Buddhist who knows a thing or two about meditation and brings that into the way he treats his customers. Highly recommend the Sri Lankan breakfast - sets you up for the day.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

Don't let the somewhat Spartan rooms dissuade you, because this is a great place when you want to avoid the choking traffic of Colombo.

Our room was pretty spacious, and the bed was quite comfortable, despite it not having any top sheets. Our shower was cold, but that's something we could live with.

The beach is only a hop over the train tracks away, and the Sri Lankan coffee, supplied in the main lobby, is great as well.

In short, book this place!

In addition, please please please make sure to visit the tiny Food Corner restaurant next to the hotel, where we had amazing breakfast and dinner for prices way lower than any of the beach restaurants. The owner is so friendly you want to cuddle him. You won't be disappointed!

Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

great location, high ceilings, Michael and the owner lovely and kind great place. Really helpful with our planning, thanks again Tammy and Chris. Oh def would stay here at mount Lavinia rather that Colombo centre is only 20 mins to Colombo on the train all along the sea front

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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

A place to crash on New year's Eve, very comfortable dorms... A walk away from the beach and surrounded by restaurants. A nice lounge with WiFi. Had a great time. Clean restroom.
A very knowledgeable and trustable manager.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

loved this place. aesthetically done neat interiors. Love the cement finished interiors. love their common sitout place. Michael was very very helpful. helped us a lot with our tour itinerary. it is 2 mins walk to the Mt. Lavinia beach and 5 mins walk to the main road. so it was all perfect for us. This is the best you get in this budget.

No hot water and bed sheets to cover oneself. but no complains, since i feel that is what makes this place affordable.

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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Address: 30 De Saram Road | Mount Lavinia, Colombo 10370, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 156 Speciality Lodging in Colombo
Price Range: RM67 - RM125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colombo Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colombo Beach Hostel - #30 De Saram Road , a boutique city hostel conveniently located 15 minutes off Colombo City and at close proximity to the Mount Lavinia Beach .Within Walking distance to the beach ,banks, supermarkets , restaurants etc. CBH provides affordable, simple, clean & comfortable accommodation suitable for backpackers & budget travelers . Equipped with comfortable lounge and rooftop area to relax after the busy city. Room types :Dorm beds with private lockers - Double bed rooms with attached bathrooms. ... more   less 
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