Beach Monkey @ Negombo Reviews
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I didnt like at all. The woman wasnt friendly there and the dorm is not having a door so she stepped in all the time, even at night and early morning. The bathroom was terrible, not clean and only one for all the dorms. The breakfast was really poor. But its located at a good place.
The lady running the hostel is lovely and helpful when you need any information or a taxi at a good price. She cooked dinner for us which was delicious and really cheap - cheaper than the restsurants. Clean and comfortable for the price you pay. Right by the beach -great location.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
I cut my foot really badly as i was preparing to leave the hostel. The manager came immediately, drove me to the hospital, and picked me up free of charge. Also the location is great, right on the beach. The meals are great too, and theyre cheaper than anywhere else youll find on the beach road
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Cheap and clean Basic accomodation. Rooms cannot be locked.
The hostel is very nice. The only thing which i didnt like that much was the fact that there was only one bathroom. ofIndrani (the lady that takes care of the hostel) i you s a lovely person that cooks dinner for you if you want to. Beside the fact that the food is delicious, its very cheap compared to what you can buy in that area.Use the possibility to get a pick up/drop off service from that hostel. Patirane the driver is lovely :)
if your on a budget this is a good place to stay, but its certainly on the lowest end of the budget scale. room only has one fan on so you are dripping before you get to sleep, only one shower and sink with two toilets between 11 or so guests (if full) also rooms need individual lights and plugs (currently an adaptor with 3 plugs,) and staff need to give more friendly welcome and more information about things. location OK but Negombo is horrible, not hostels fault!
Good hostel, definitely good deal for that price ! The owner is very nice as well. Really helpfull, and willing to open the door for you at any time during the night :) I arrived at 4am colombo, which was no problem for her, and she was really flexible on my check-out time the next day since she felt I had to sleep out to compensate for my short night ;)
A small hostel managed by a really nice lady who can cook nice sri lankan food for guests. Located on the street so bring your earbuds as it can be noisy at times. 1 min away from the beach!
Its is nice and close to the beach but you must know that there are waves and you cant really swim. The landlady is very nice and helpful and cooks amazing meals for really cheap (300 rupees) It is a hostel so you share your room with other travelers. The only thing is that for 1000rupees (price for one night/person) tou can usualy get a double room in a home stay :)