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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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CityRest - Fort

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

CityRest Fort is located at the heart of Colombo’s City Centre with easy access to the City’s main Bus and Train stations and offers clean and comfortable accommodation to budget conscious travelers and backpackers. The Motel comprises of 17 Quadruple and Triple Dorm rooms as well as Private bedrooms. All rooms are fully Air Conditioned and are additionally fitted with a ceiling fan for guests’ comfort. The rooms also include free high speed WiFi internet, individual reading lamps, large secure lockers, and a writing table. Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge at the Motel and each of our guests are also given a complimentary toiletry pack upon check-in with basic essentials such as shampoo, soap, hair comb, shaving razor etc.

Common facilities at the Motel include a large common area with a comfortable sofa, a big screen TV with cable channels, DVD player with a large collection of movies, book library, public computer terminals with free Internet access as well as free WiFi access points for guests wishing to use their own devices. The Motel also comprises a large rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the World Trade Centre and the Colombo Dutch Hospital Promenade which is ideal for sunbathing in the afternoon or chilling out and socializing in the evenings.

Colombo Fort is a Tourist hub of Colombo and is home to many of the finest Restaurants and cafes serving up a variety of local and international cuisine at affordable prices. The area also comprises of the Famous ‘Dutch Hospital’ which is just a minute’s walk from the Motel and is a sprawling arcade of shops and boutiques selling everything from high end fashion and accessories to souvenirs and collectibles. The area is also a nightlife mecca with its many bars and nightclubs which attract scores of locals and foreigners to the area.

Fort is also the Financial and Business district of Colombo and is home to the World Trade Centre which houses the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). The Galle Face Green Promenade which is the largest open air park in Colombo and the Galle Face Beach are also within a short walking distance from the Motel. Other notable buildings in and around the area include the President’s House, the old Houses of Parliament, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as well as several other Government and administrative offices and landmarks. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Great place with great hospitality,also located in city centre.totally recommended
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Dec 2019
    Great central location. Friendly staff really helpful. Highly recommended
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2019
    The staff here were so friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. The place is clean and comfortable, and in a great location in the old fort in Colombo. We'd heard negative reviews of the city but the little street the hostel on is buzzy with several bars and food options. Feels more like a motel than a hostel so if you're after a good social vibe then probably not the best choice, but perfect for a pre-flight stopover. Nice buffet breakfast included.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Nov 2019
    Not really a place to go if you are looking for any atmosphere but its good value to be in a pretty central location (pretty much right next to old Dutch hospital) Only stayed 2 nights as got in late the first night, in my opinion 1 or 2 nights is enough for colombo. Staff are all really friendly and the included breakfast was really good. Shared bathroom was always really clean and nice to see that there was some toiletries included too.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Oct 2019
    IT was wonderfull experience in cityrest-fort hostel. I would must appreciate the staff was very much cooperative and helpful. Only one thing i would suggest to work on that is hot water for shower not frequently available other wise it was very good experience. And yes i will recommend it
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Dec 2019
    Hostel is in a great location. Good breakfast and helpful staff. Odd damp smell throughout the building and no atmosphere but worth it for a short stay in Colombo to see the sights.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Oct 2019
    Conveniently located hostel in the centre of Colombo, a short tuk tuk (~100LKR) from Colombo Fort. I stayed here after arriving late at the airport and before I headed down the coast to Unawatuna. Staff were friendly and checkin was easy, also reminded me after I left my passport with them! Good breakfast too.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Oct 2019
    The hostel was perfect for 1x night in Colombo and is a ten minute walk from Colombo Fort station. There wasn't a huge amount of atmosphere but breakfast was good.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Dec 2019
    Very damp but okay for one night
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Nov 2019
    It's a good place to stay if you wish to be close to the fort train station, the staff greeted us with a cold towel and fruit drink, the 4 bed dorm was clean and everything was working just no atmosphere at all, breakfast was lovely, would recommend but only for a night or two
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub