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Tropic Inn Reviews

30 College Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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190 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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The location is great, it's near the beach however it's quite noisy in the morning because of the school nearby. The staff are super nice, friendly and helpful! Breakfast is huge and delicious, also cheap! No lift, so it could be tired if you bring more than 2 luggages, the bathroom is not so clean!

  • 7th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very friendly staff and clean rooms. Not a party hostel but a good place to chill out.


Very clean hotel, comfortable bed, large shower, tasty food, located right near the beach and a short bus or train ride to Colombo. A much quieter and pleasant area to stay. Only negative was poor to no wifi connection but that's also a good push to get out and explore. The helpful, friendly staff make it an all-around ideal stay. Definitely recommended.

  • 30th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


After spending hours to decide on this place we were moved onto another hotel on arrival. Everyone has email, just tell us before arrival. Although I suspect they get as many bookings as possible and sell the extras onto other hotels. Alot of empty hotels at Mount lavina, just walk hotel road or along the beachside train track.


Hotel is fairly close to the beach, but at least 8 km away from Colombo city. There was one guy who was really helpful even allowing us to take a shower after check out when coming back from a nearby swimming pool. However, the manager herself is less helpful. Although they say the exchange currency she just told us to change into euros at the airport.


Tropic Inn is my favourite hostel in Colombo: super friendly staff, clean, mostly good wifi. Mount Lavinia beach gets more and more restaurants, you can use the deckchairs from beach hotel for some rupees. Supermarket, Lion Pub and Pizza Restaurant are on Galle Road.So, there is no reason to go to buzzling Colombo City. Enjoy Lavinia Beach and the friendliness of Lasitha and his team. If you would like to have a luxury day, visit Mount Lavinia hotel, the mansion of a former British governor.


Excellent location that is a short walk to the beach. Friendly staff who are very accommodating. Decent breakfast. Try to get one of the inside rooms as the ones near the road that have balcony can be noisy due to Tuk Tuks passing by late at night. Over all excellent value for the price.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Tropic inn is an excellent hostel. Better than expected considering the price. Very friendly and helpful staff. Comfy beds and a good vibe.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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