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Clock Inn Colombo Reviews

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

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83%

Rating
216 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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91%

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.


100%

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!


86%

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


60%

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)


86%

Friendly, helpful, clean

  • 8th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Stayed at ClockInn a few times and loved it! Super friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, good facilities, centrally located and really good value for money! Can highly recommend to stay at ClockInn while your stay in Colombo


91%

Had a nice stay. Good value for money. Great for meeting people.


83%

Great location, luggage storage, clean and nice common room. However, it seemed like there was more staff than visitors and it didn't have a friendly social vibes.


83%

Clean, functionnal and safe space, which might come as a relief after some time in Sri Lanka. I would definitely recommend it. The only issue we had was with the airport pick-up, which never found us. Take a cab to get there, 3000 rs max.


94%

One of the BEST hostel I've stayed at. Great staff and facilities.


74%

I enjoyed my stay here, it is a nice hostel to just chill out at after a day of traveling. The common room is comfy and a good place to hang out and chat to people. The breakfast was decent and the rooms adequate and clean. There are a few things that need improving however. The kitchen in the common room needs a serious cleaning, even the provided dish cloth etc were disgusting, and there is nowhere in the shower to hang your towel or clothes to avoid them getting wet. Overall would stay again.


86%

Security was greatly good as no one could get on your floor without a lock, and you had decent sized lockers. You were given fresh pillows towel and blanket and the bed was super comfy. Hot shower was amazing. The communal area is really nice but the air con whacked on high so you're freezing. And while several of us were sitting watching a film we were all told to leave as they wanted to clean the room... Very annoying. But otherwise a decent place, although not in the most exciting location.


77%

They could make the lounge more sociable maybe serve beer or wine so people would stay longer and chat. All in all the stay was comfortable and I would stay agan


100%

great breakfast....helpful staff...


91%

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


74%

everything is good except the door lock in toilet is too high for me to touch


91%

We had an amazing stay at the Clock Inn Hostel. It was a really clean (for european rates), charming place. The Breakfast was really good and the Value for the Money is unbeatable. The Staff is nice and chill out area is great to meet other travellers. I really can recommend this Hostel!

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


77%

Very clean hostel, with tasteful interior design. Beds were comfortable. Their staff do not make you feel welcome though. Most hostels in Sri Lanka have very warm and accommodating staff but not this hostel. Also, location is far from the center.


71%

Rooms and bathrooms quite basic all around but did the trick for the money. Clean enough. Pretty thin walls with a glass door which didn't do much for keeping the light out and night! Location pretty easy to get to and from Fort and such like.


77%

Stayed in the private rooms the first time we stayed here and they were a lot better than the dorms, but not for the obvious reasons. The individual dorm rooms you cannot lock, there is one door that once you are through you can access any room on the floor. I did not like this at all. The shared bathrooms were ok, but the storage for clothes and towels in the showers would only work if you are super tall (above the shower head), which I am not.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our dorm room doors do not lock due to security reasons as this is a shared floor. However, the entrance to the dorm floors do have a security access system in order to maintain security. I assure you that security is one of our highest priorities and we ensure that all of our guests are safe with us. Your feedback on hanging space in the showers is noted and we promise to fix that. We hope that you have the opportunity to visit us again in the future!

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