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Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
172 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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!


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.


80%

Guesthouse is cheap, very close to the beach, but far away from the old city. It is close to the train station (mount lavinia station, which is very helpful). There is a kitchen we could use and the staff is helpful. We arrived late at night and didn't have any problems.


100%

wonderful stay, great staff, no compaints at all... will be staying here again if i return to sri lanka.

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


49%

i wouldnt recommend the place.dirty stuffy and the most important they dont give u toilet paper.the lady said because everybody steals it.is that for real??????maybe they use it.and there are no shops nearby in the evening to get anything so it s really annoying....and the hygiene of the bathroom is a joke itself...absolutely not.


100%

I found this hostel to be amazing, peaceful quiet and right next to the beach. I don't know where any negative reviews came from because I spent nearly 2 weeks here and found it be be awesome the staff are first class, making you feel more at home. 100%

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


40%

I don't like to leave negative comments, however: We had to wait outside for 10 minutes not knowing what to do as the gate was locked and nobody could hear the doorbell. The room toilet was broken - and there was poop floating in it for two days. One of the upper beds we got, as we later discovered, was literally covered in a layer of sand. The room's floor was very dirty. The Internet went off the next morning without any effort to fix it. And the lockers are paid. Not worth even the low price.


100%

I had a very nice stay there. The owner is friendly and Sriyani welcomes you with a huge smile. The accomodation are good, especially for this price. You feel great in the living room and the wifi really works.


97%

I stayed a total of 10 nights and it was perfect. The staff is charming, and very helpful: the owner of the hostel, as well as Sriyanie, the lady that takes care of cleaning and cooking delicious curries, are always eager to give informations, advices, genuine care, and even soup when we are sick... The hostel is clean and comfortable, with a good wifi, and minutes away from the road and the beach. Staying there alone, I never felt lonely ! It was like staying in a home that welcomes everybody.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Close to the beach! Gets the job done! The lady which runs the hostel is very kind!!


97%

I really loved this hostel! Great value for the money and great location. It was 2 min from the beach and like 10 min from Colombo by taxi. The staff was great, really warm, welcoming, and helpful. I will definitely be back here the next time I visit Sri Lanka.


89%

We had a great stay in this cosy and compfy place. The hosts were very helpful and caring. They even made us woodapple cream. Yum!!!! The room was large and fairly clean. Its located close to the beach...made our start in sri lanka just perfect


91%

This is probably the best choice to start your vacation in SL! The staff and the owner will welcome you to their family and help with everything you need! It was truly awesome how they helped us with our luggage problems we had after arriving. Even when we moved on, they held contact to us and gave updates regarding our missing bags and stored them after delivering at their place. You will feel home! IMPORTANT: DON'T MIX IT UP WITH COLOMBO BEACH HOSTEL! The driver took us there by mistake...

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Located at nice place, but if you want to go to Colombo city, you might stuck with bad traffic. Definitely place for holiday. Very nice host and staff, very kind and understanding person. Could be more hygienic, maybe need more staff. Great experience.


83%

Staff were always happy to help, but the lady who was there for most of the time is not from Colombo and did not have a good knowledge of where to go etc. Very quiet and relaxing. Great kitchen. Super close to the beach - 60 seconds walk! A decent bus trip into the heart of Colombo though. Would return :-)


74%

Nice hostel. The woman who runs it is very helpful and nice. Didn't really like mount Lavinia. Very intimidating to walk around, it felt very unsafe at night for a female on her own.


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