Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

The original first and only hostel chain in Sri Lanka. Relax, party, discover and inspire! Book also night at Kandy city hostel or Dambulla city hostel and get 10% discount in each.

Colombo City Hostel is a funky and friendly place for guests from near and far to relax, meet new people and enjoy Sri Lankan hospitality at its best. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, the hostel's strategic location, right in the city center, makes it an ideal base from which to explore the capital.

Places such as the famous Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple or Viharamahadvi Park are within easy walking distance. They are just some of the attractions awaiting those who want to see more of the bustling city! Many bars, tasty restaurants, and rooftop hangouts are in the area. Mount Lavinia's city beach, which is filled with beach bars and restaurants, is only 9km away.

Colombo City Hostel is located 35km away from Bandaranaike International Airport and only 4km from Colombo Fort Railway Station. The property is about 3.5km from The Sri Lankan Immigration & Emigration Office and the IVS Global India Visa Application Center.
The facilities and services provided by Colombo City Hostel ensure that guests feellike they are athome away from home. The hostel offers access to a vast array of services, including a 24-hour front desk as well as 24/7 security,free Wi-Fi, luggage storage room, fitted kitchen and BBQ, smoking zone, and free parking. The hostel also has a splendid rooftop terrace with a 360°-panorama-view of the city. You can even glimpse the mesmerising sight of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.

According to the travelers' preferences, Colombo City Hostel offers beds in dorms or private rooms.Each bed is equipped with a small fan and a locker. We provide towels, soft drinks and laundry facilities at a small surcharge. Our staff is always on site to help you with any travel tips, directions or other enquiries you may have.
In addition, Colombo City Hostel is a great place to meet fellow travellers and create lasting memories! The helpful and fun-loving hostel staff organises a range of enjoyable events, such as pub-crawls, BBQs, street food tours, games and movie nights, and much more.

Check out our Facebook page to see some of the entertaining stuff we have been up to recently

Colombo City Hostel looks forward to welcoming you!
Travel cheap, be safe and have fun! View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2018
    Really great value for money, enjoyable atmosphere and friendly people.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Nov 2018
    Really cool place with a great rooftop area. Had a great night out with the owners and the staff were all great
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2018
    Great staff at all Sri Lankas Three Cuty hostel locations. Really nice rooftop garden/living area, with a well equipped kitchen making it very social for solo and group travellers on a budget. Really nice bathrooms. Enjoy!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Jul 2018
    Nice hostel in the centre of Colombo. The manager is really nice and helpful in regards to recommendations and how to get around. The rooms are pretty standard, you get a fan above your bed which is really handy when it’s a hot night. The showers are cold though, so if you don’t mind that then it’s a perfect place to stay for one or so night in between moving around.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Jun 2018
    I would recommend booking only one night and extending once you arrive as it’s cheaper. Terrace was nice. Beer is cheap. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was okay
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Jun 2018
    Affordable hostel nicely situated with friendly staff I was disappointed that the walking tours didn’t exist anymore
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Jun 2018
    Nice, simple hostel. When I stayed there was barely anyone else staying which was a little disappointing being a solo traveller. Within walking distance of the park and National Museum and not far from the train station (a cheap tuk tuk ride). Nice rooftop area, but be prepared for cold showers (which is fine, I just wasn't expecting it!). There are also sister hostels in Dambulla and Kandy which are both fantastic, and you can get a 1`5% discount on these if you book through the hostel.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    02 Jul 2018
    This hostel was very bare bones. Little security - lockers in the rooms but no key for rooms or hostel; anyone can walk in! Admittedly it is quite difficult to find for an uber or tuk tuk, the directions given on Google Maps lead to a dead end street with a wall between you and the hostel (would recommend getting dropped nearby eg mosque or calling hostel to direct your driver.). I stayed in 2 different rooms; both had air-conditioning which worked :) Didn't go up to roof but music sounded fun!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    22 Sep 2018
    Not very clean and check in process was not very good. Difficult to find but good central location.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.0


    13 Jul 2018
    I felt unsafe and the people who worked there didn’t help with anything and were unavailable
    Canada, Female, 18-24
Read all reviews


  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games