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Beach Monkey @ Negombo Reviews

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

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56 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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I used Monkey Beach for a few hours prior to a late night flight out of Colombo. Perfect for a walk on the beach, stowed luggage, nap and shower. Myriad restaurants nearby and beer shop downstairs. Tuktuk less than 30 minutes to the airport.


Everything is awesome, but the atmosphere is kinda dark. But everything else is simply great! The location -- near the beach. Security -- you have locker. Staff -- very helpful. Cleanliness -- nothing to talk about. Clean. Value for money -- it is very cheap. Facilities -- TV, PC, wi-fi, places to sit and talk both inside and outside.


The hostel is right next to the beach! You can see the ocean directly from this place. Also it is very cute and lovely. Viena is very friendly person.


I stayed there only 1 day, but on the way back i will come there again for sure. Negombo is the closest town to the airport, so this is the best option with this hostel. Why? Cause the lowest price with free breakfast, 20 meters to the beach, super friendly staff and other things!


Everything is great.


close to the beach ! a little bit far from city centre


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.

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • 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

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Cheap and clean Basic accomodation. Rooms cannot be locked.

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


That's OK in general.


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!

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