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Beach Monkey @ Negombo Reviews

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

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34 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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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 :)


We stayed at the Beach Monkey Guesthouse only for one night and we found a very family and friendly place and guests. The owner was such a kind person making us very happy to stay there. Good breakfast. Unfortunately the beach was a bit dirty, but we had a nice impact anyway watching the locals fishing on characteristic vessels.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel, the room sometimes is hot, and use the fan but sometimes the caretaker will turn the fan speed from 2 to 1 to save electricity and I told her that I am going to move to different hotel, and it freak her out and she promised to leave the fan speed alone. After that its all good. Very little breakfast, you are not allowed to have 2nd free egg. Caretaker can cook food for you during lunch or dinner but not free.


Indra is a great host, and a good cook too! Our favourite must be the Rs. 250 rice and curry. Lewis Place can be a bit noisy. Earplugs recommended. Beach Monkey is a great place to stay just after arriving on, and before departing from, this island as it's only Rs. 800 and 30 mins to Colombo airport and offers rooms to suit a backpacker budget.

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