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Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel Reviews

6A Samudra Mawatha, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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85%

Rating
191 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

Great place to be, the lady here is very nice and helpful! Only downside was the fan in our room was quite loud.


100%

We are a group of three that arrived on the 12th of jan we stayed at mount Lavinia for two weeks, We travel a lot and have stayed in many of hostels and this is by far the best, rooms have everything you need and more, it's local to shops, bars, restaurants and right on the beach, mount lavinia train station is a five minute walk along the beach so it's super easy to get to the north or south of sir Lanka in around 2 hours for 140rp, the owner merle could not do enough for everyone she helped us


100%

I`ll keep the best memories about his hostel, People so lovely, the cleanest place, near to the beach, wonderful place. thanks a lot.

  • 12th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

A hidden sanctuary in the heart of hectic mount Lavinia, this hostel has the loveliest garden, perfect for sipping tea and relaxing in the mornings or evenings. The staff are very friendly and helpful and it is only a few minutes walk from the beach!


77%

Fine place to stay if you want to stay in Mount Lavinia. The place has a beautiful garden and the owner is friendly. That said the place is not that cheap, as breakfast is not included, but guess that Mount Lavinia is just more expensive than the rest of the country.


97%

Staff was excellent. Interior is very nice, and it is very near the beach


100%

I do not want to sound like an advertisement, but the place is much better than what I thought it would be, clean rooms with nice ambience all around. The wifi in the lounge is very very good, great place to stay in Colombo.

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I felt at home . The caring nature of Mrs.Senanayake was as a motherly feeling.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice, secure hostel, all the rooms divide into 3 different houses. no breakfast, but coffee and tea! Rooms are averagly clean, littlelittle mold and dirt, but not too bad. Would stay again!


100%

Buy beer from the staff. One bottle of Lion 625ml for 250 rupies was the best price around including the Cargills supermarket on Galle Rd. The beach is about 100 meters from the hostel.it's a public city beach so it isn't squeaky clean but it was ok. In early december, it wasn't crowded at all, mostly locals jumping in the waves and beach restaurants empty, probably waiting for the season to start or the weekend. There's a nice place to get coffee called Food Corner on De Saram Rd.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

It was really a pleasant stay in the accommodation.


43%

Not like a real hostel, loads of mosquitos, sanitary instalments not very clean and welcoming, wifi only in common area, only accessable though gate which is always closed and you have to wait for a staff member to open, more a homestay than a hostel, very very small


77%

Friendly staff. Basic but for the price no complaints. Don't expect much and it'll be great.


86%

Nice peaceful place to stay when you want easy access to a nice beach and Colombo City. Rooms are clean and there is a fan. You can also use the kitchen which allows you to cook your own dinner.


100%

I liked to stay in Lavinia beach hostel )))) very beautyfull, clean and best location and staff are very nice people )))) Thank you ))


89%

Lovely stay at a very homely hostel. Owner very welcoming and we were well looked after by her throughout our stay. Able to get bus into Colombo easily from here and also very good location for train down to west/south coast!


100%

lovely stay on our first night. Very lovely covered terrace to sit out on and brilliantly kitted out kitched we could use. The owner couldn't be friendlier, making us a cup of tea and chatting to us in the morning with reccomendations of what to do during our month stay in Sri Lanka. She really made our stay and made us feel so welcome to Sri Lanka. Thanks!


77%

ideal location for a city hostel, quiet but close to everything needed

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


63%

We couldn't get enough transportation info. to Kandy from owner.Bed linen was not clean.Ceiling fan was quite noisy all night,the door and toilet should be improved.


80%

Great place, very close to the beach. Plenty of beach restaurants around and a good overall spot to stay.


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