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Colombo Beach Hostel Reviews

30, De Saram Road, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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84%

Rating
46 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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86%

Kind and helpful staff, a few blocks from the beach, restaurants, and main road. A bit far from Colombo and the airport, but that is a plus. I definitely recommend.


97%

Really enjoyed my stay at Colombo Beach Hostel. The place is very clean and is only a short walk to the beach. The staff that work there are incredibly friendly and are more than happy to help with any questions you have. Highly recommended.


60%

This hostel is located very close to the beach, but far from the center of the city and the train station. We stayed in a double room for one night. The toilet was clean, but there was no hot water. The bed sheet was not very clean, and the bed was shaky, even a slight move while sleeping could produce a very loud sound.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Lao Thank you for your feedback. We always use laundered linen, but will look into the matter related to bed and sheet. As for the station, we are just a 15 minute walk from it... (Mt Lavinia Station).. Thanks and wishing you safe travels Dinesh

83%

The only one hostel-like accomodation we stayed in Sri Lanka.Resonable price and good atmosphere with helpful staff


86%

Great staff, two minutes from beach, supermarket, buses, pharmacy, bars etc.

  • 20th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The place is basic, but really great value for money, very very clean with concierge service worthy of a five-star hotel, discreet, kind and at your service. Also, don't forget to visit Food Corner, just round the corner, very wholesome food at reasonable price, a few lessons in buddhism might come with your coconut :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind comments.... trust your travels of Sri Lanka is going good...

83%

It's not very close to the centre of town but right next to the beach which was wonderful! The rooms are simple but perfectly comfortable and I appreciated having lockers to put my valuables in. The owner is very friendly and helpful at alltimes.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your kind comments.... hope to see you again soon....

77%

Friendly and helpful staff, the rooms are a bit dark, no ac but clean and do the job if you are looking for a place for just a few nights.


74%

Stayed 1 night, location near the beach and restaurants, nice clean room.

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

We paid 30$ per night for a non A/C room. Our room was ecquiped with ceiling fan and ensuite bathroom. The room is minimal, with cement floor and a couple of cement tables. Bathroom is in the same style, quite clean as the rest of the room. For a budget hostel, this style was quite good. The hostel is close to the beach but there's no beach view or direct access. Taxi drivers may have a tough time locating it so keep the address with you. Our room window had a broken glass and rain came inside

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

The Wifi is only working in the common area and the rooms could use some mosquito nets. However, it is quite close to the beach and the staff is very nice ! There is also a small restaurant just next to it, the food is okay but the owner is super friendly and kind.


89%

Mike the manager was absolutely fantastic. I had food poisoning and he went out of his way to look after me. Thank you so much! I felt awful and he treated me like a daughter.

  • 3rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel at a great location! Full of mosquitos though. They should do something about that.


74%

Good little place, very basic really just a bed to sleep in but great price. Location is a little bit further out, but there is a cool bar near by which makes it worth it. Would stay here again

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

this is a very nice hostel with a very sweet owner, beach is 5 mins walk from the hostel while it takes a little bit time to take bus back to downtown. other than that it is awesome, the owner put me in a nicer room without charging me anything extra. Great stay and would come back

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments, and please do come back. :)

94%

Lovely hostel just near to Lavinia beachside which is fabulous, great restaurants, great surf and access to loads of shops and considering how close you are to Colombo centre it is very tranquil. So great place to stay out of the hubbub of downtown and bus really easy to centre. The hostel is really clean and there's a great roof terrace where you can while away the day or the evening. Really friendly people and great service.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your valued feedback, and do enjoy the world in your travels :)



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