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Clock Inn Colombo Reviews

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

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244 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Very clean. Very nice staff. The AC made everything better in Sri Lanka. Would definitely go back again!


no hostel athmosphere in the common room, only some old men sitting there watching cricket on tv; good size of the rooms; clean bathroom


Nice staff, super super clean location with good breakfast. For sri lanka the price is a bit too expensive. The hostel is more a hotel, perfect for couples and families but for backpackers who are looking for contact with other people it might be not the perfect place.


Really great place to stay in Colombo the staff are always really helpful! The only downside is the internet is slightly tempormental at peak times


Great place to stay, not the cheapest but it's fairly central and an easy option for a few days with decent communal areas.


Unfortunately they had lost our booking when we arrived, so our group had to split away from each other, so I was left by myself with 5 men. The next day one of the staff members recommended a spa to us, which the staff of said spa then proceeded to touch inappropriately whilst asking for tips. The hostel then denied ever sending us there. We did not get our 3000 back for our 'massage'.

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


We stayed more than two nights. and we are thankful to the hostel staff since they were always helpful,and had great attitude. Once we stayed in another because Clock Inn was fully hostel but the service, and the WiFi were really poor. We recommend Clock Inn.


the map&direction imformation should be offer the way that guest that bus from bus station, not tuk tuk only.


Pretty average place to stay, staff okay but not overly friendly. Really the least friendly place we stayed in Sri Lanka. It was off season but there was really no atmosphere in the place. The wifi didn't work at all in the room unless you stood at the door.. Or in the hallway.. But even still the connection was terrible and only worked intermittently. We raised with staff who said they would look into it but there was no difference. Location was good.

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great location, clean and comfortable rooms, and all amenities were excellent!


Clock inn feels more like a boutique hotel then a hostel. The reception area is clean and modern, the kitchen and common area is airy and spacious. The kitchen has two staff members who prepared our breakfast. There is also some toast and a selection of jam where guests can help themselves. The location on Galle road is ok. It's an easy ride to Galle face green and the Colombo fort area. Although it's difficult to explain the location. Perhaps a map is needed for the tuktuk drivers to find it.


The lounge is awesome! The staff are very friendly and give good recommendations. The showers have an innovative design, they're tiny but completely functional!


Staff were fantastic, hotel is in very good condition and extremely comfortable


Hostel looked better on the pictures.So a bit disappointing to arrive here. It's not cosy. With long corridor and boring, uncreative bedrooms. The common space is not inviting to sit and meet other people. It was difficult to take a shower since there's no space to put your towel.and it was fill of hairs. Everything is really basic, so the price should be tas well.It was my most expensive stay in sri lanka and definitely not the best. Positive note are the big lockers in the room and the staff.

  • 22nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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