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“one of cheapest, but rooms need a bit of renovation!”
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Backpack Lanka
Ranked #20 of 153 Speciality Lodging in Colombo
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We booked a room there, while staying in colombo, cause it was one of the cheapest options. Room is very, very basic. Just a bed and thats it. The wall could also use painting!
Toilets are shared, which is ok... but they were all dirty and the door locks were broken.
The staff there is not very helpful and they look like they're fed up with everything.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Hostel is clean and the location is pretty good! You can walk to Gangaramaya temple! You can catch city buses just outside the hostel. The staff are very helpful. The wifi was a bit slow when many people were using it but that is not a problem at all. You even get purified water for free while you have to buy bottled water in many other hostels.

Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
1  Thank SanjayNats
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Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

This place is perfect for budget travellers looking for a bed/room in a central location.
I've been here twice and it was fine.
Rooms are basic, some with windows some without them.
Air con works well and overall it's clean.
Friendly staff.
In February 2014 a ride to the Fort station and Dutch Hospital cost rs 200 (after bargaining).

Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank hotelsvevia
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

Backack Lanka is a centrally located hostel in Colombo. It is cheap and has dormitory and private room accommodation. I stayed in a four bed windowless room. The aircon was good. Bathroom/toilet ok. I found the staff very friendly and helpful. It has a lounge area on the ground floor with TV and computer. The wifi is iffy. It is an ideal place for your first and/or last night in Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for first night in Sri Lanka. Not a bad hotel - good location and friendly staff but the rooms were overpriced for what they were. Ours was a small windowless box that cost twice what we have paid elsewhere for larger ensuite rooms.

Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank MJWD1985
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Additional Information about Backpack Lanka

Address: 247D R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 153 Speciality Lodging in Colombo
Price Range: RM46 - RM156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpack Lanka 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpack Lanka is a budget city hotel in the heart of Colombo City. The range of accommodation is from Serviced Apartment to Triple Family Room to Double Rooms and Dorm Accommodation! All Air Conditioned! Free 4G WiFi, Pool Table, Darts and and a Sandwich counter are just some of the facilities. ... more   less 
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