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Backpack Lanka
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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
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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
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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.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Augie M
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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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Reviewed 18 January 2015

This was the first place we stayed in Sri Lanka and we received a very warm welcome. Mahesh brought out some Arrack and encouraged everyone staying there for some free drinks and chats. We ended up staying up til 2:30am. Don't worry about the noise as the rooms are on different floors and surprisingly very quiet. There is AC in all rooms, and while the showers are cold, they are clean. You can only get wifi in the lounge, and you can also refill your water bottle for free. We had a great stay!

  • Stayed: January 2015
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