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Beach Monkey @ Negombo Reviews

305/1/1, Lewis Place, Etthukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka

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91 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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It's cheap and close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The breakfast in the morning and coffee/tea was a good start to the day. It's a very quiet stay. Good value if you only need to spend a night or two getting from or going to the airport.


A nice introduction to sri lanka. The manager (latha?) was super friendly. Just be careful, they close the beer shop below at 9pm. Time just passes at the terrace.


I've spent just one night but i'll come back for sure. I found the place very clean, good location and helpful staff. I must mention Latha, the lovely lady who takes care of everything, was very nice to meet her.


A bigger storage locker for larger backpacks (like under the bed would be nice). Also lockable storage for every room would be preferred. The staff was really helpful and nice.


Laka was an amazing host - she improved what could have been an average stay in a rubbish location to something a little more enjoyable for a night's stay near the airport.


Booked one stayed 4, that should say it all. Mama takes care of all guests will, liquor store just at bottom of stairs a great hostel feel plent food places near by. Beach is ok town close good local price shopping dont shop the strip staying on go to town 2ks at most


This is my second time at Beach Monkey and would definitely stay there again - perfect for on the way in or out of Sri Lanka. Always made to feel super welcome and looked after, other guests always friendly, excellent value for money!

  • 18th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


nice Hostelmommy, but like the most Asian hosts they are just after your money and try to overcharge you whenever they can. It is burning hot in the room!


The woman who works there is incredibly friendly and goes out of her way to make your stay comfortable. Just for her alone it's worth staying here! Good location in the middle of everything and nice balcony.


The lady running the hostel was such a nice, friendly and accommodating woman. She made us feel right at home, which is exactly what you need when arriving into Negombo after a day of traveling on the hot trains. Great location, near loads of restaurants and shops.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Latha is a stand up chick. Can't talk her up enough. Good location, clean and sick WiFi. Would stay again yewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


Great value for money! Lovely spot in Negombo. Mosquito nets were provided as well as breakfast which was a plus. Laita (not too sure on spelling) looked after us well and was so friendly.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel, the lady Latha was very welcoming and helpful. The hostel was not very sociable but was ok for a stopover.

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