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Colombo Sea View Hostel Reviews

45/1 , Initium Road , Dehiwala, Floor 3 , Apartment 2, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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105 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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We stayed in the hostel for only one night, it was good value for the money, the Colombo Center is not very close (but connections are okay), but you can have a nice walk on beach nearby, watch nice sunset there, have a snack in beach restaurant, ... The staff was also really friendly , Tirly (who is otherwise working in Kandy Down Town Hostel - which is also nice btw:)) was really nice, gave a lot of information, called for departure of train for us and gave me priceless cooking instructions:)

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I don't feel like this place is really a hostel. It's overpriced for what it's worth. The staff are friendly though and ready to help you with planning, however they don't speak much English and the help they offer, though genuine, is not of much use. The location is a little out of the way as well, not much going on. No where to lock your valuables, but since it's such a small apartment there is not much to worry about. Breakfast is included. Awkward environment. Would be nicer in dry season.


Nice hostel, good rooms, clean and a great staff. They were very kind from the moment I arrived until the checkout.

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