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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
  • Awesome 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 8.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    01 Mar 2019
    Arrived in Colombo at 11pm and took the airport pick-up option. A driver was waiting for me, and everything from that point on was being handed from one helpful staff member to another. More like a hotel in terms of service (and because of the breakfast buffet!), CityRest is in a lively area of Fort and only a short walk to the train/bus stations.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Dec 2018
    Very nice place for a short stay. Not much amenities but all the basics provided. Great location next to the old Dutch hospital (now restaurants and bars) and just next door to a great rooftop bar - Botanik. When traveling around the city don't flag tuk tuks on the street but rather use pick me app.
    Bulgaria, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Nov 2018
    I was only here for a stop off after my flight from 1am until 6am to catch the train so was only here for a very limited time. The hostel is in a great location for travelling, ether a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute Tuk Tuk (200 rupees) from the main train station for travel links south or across the country. Despite my late arrival I was greeted with a drink and the hosts were very friendly. They also left out tea for me for my early start!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Nov 2018
    Just stayed one night after getting a late flight in to Colombo..decent place, friendly staff, good breakfast, convenient location in Fort, no social vibe but that's okay.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2019
    Great location, friendly stuff. Great value with a great breakfast included
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Jan 2019
    The staff here were extremely helpful. I've stayed twice. Second time I had to take a late flight. They looked after my luggage and let me shower before I left. Good dorms with AC and good value for money.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    24 Apr 2019
    It's a very nice hostel. And I will definitely stay there when I visit Sri Lanka again.
    Philippines, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    04 Apr 2019
    Not a hostel, more like a hotel with hostel type rooms. The staff was friendly but the place was not as clean as I would have liked.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    20 Dec 2018
    Very nice and conveniently located hostel. Staff was always there to help you and answer all your questions. Room lacked window but had ac and big bathroom. Generally good value for the price considering it’s capital. Would come back.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Jan 2019
    Good stay when you go for 1 night to Colombo. Breakfast was great. Also very nice rooftop area where you can chill.
    Netherlands, All Male Group, 25-30
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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