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Clock Inn Colombo Reviews

457, Galle Road, Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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142 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Excellent service in hostel by international standards save for the person snoring like an elephant in the bed next to me. Elephants who snore like that should have a separate room on the balcony. Apart from that the overall service was very good. Even though I arrived at 6AM after a tiring flight from Abu Dhabi I was logged in and given a splendid breakfast with no qualms. All the staff are helpful and courteous apart unaware of his loud snoring. This no fault of the City Hostel


A good hostel that actually cares about customer service, which is pretty rare in Sri Lanka really... It is very clean and the staff do their best to help you.


One of the best hostels I've ever been!!!!!!!!!!!!


Very clean hostel, helpful staff.


We were approached by a man claiming to be a kitchen worker of the hostel as we left to explore the city. He managed to convince us that he was heading to Buddhist festival at the same temple we were heading to. We realized it was a scam once we got to the temple and there was not festival. However, he insisted on visiting a gem and souvenir store before dropping us in Fort and asking for 1800 LKR for less than 1hr of driving around. To the staff, please ensure you warn guests about such people.


everything was perfect :-)

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lebanon
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great value place with a very good free breakfast. They also supply one of the finest free maps I have ever seen. Side note - nice little bakery 50 meters up the street


Nice clean place to stay, not far from fort. Staff really helpful and good free breakfast. Dorm rooms could do with locks on each door not just for that floor but there is a large locked assigned to each bed so at least somewhere safe to leave valuables. Overall good value for money.


wifi is poor and doesnt work in the rooms, and the computer near reception is frustratingly slow. Room was reasonably clean, but the bathroom needed a good scrubbing and sweep - I saw toenail clippings on the floor. Location was ok - we found there wasnt really a "good area" to stay in Colombo, the city is so spread out, so this location is as good as any. Plus tuk tuks are really cheap. Breakfast wasnt bad either.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the review us. We are sorry that you experienced the Wifi to be slow, and this has been looked into. We have also ordered a replacement computer for our internet station after receiving feedback regarding its issues. Feedback is very important to us, and we promise to work harder to keep our bathrooms and premises as clean as possible. We hope that you had a great holiday in Sri Lanka and hope to see you again soon!

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