Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 1 week prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Any cancellation received within14​​​ days arrival,can cancel booking free of charge​14​​​ days arrival, can cancel booking free of charge,In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, 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.


Star Anise Boutique Capsules

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Star Anise is housed in a historic 2-Story conservation colonial Shop House that is nestled in the cultural heart of Colombo.

Star Anise is a luxury capsule hotel that offers travelers private sleeping sanctums that is inviting and decked in an antique and modern designer finishing.

Want to indulge in a little luxury while on a budget? Looking to meet new friends while mixing it up with fellow travelers in a friendly environment? Then Star Anise is perfect for you. The “Star Anise” brand is all about quality & service with a pocket friendly price tag. The brand also takes on a liking for local heritage and culture. We pride ourselves with local artwork of floral and fauna of the local habitat into its branding. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2019
    Great stay, comfortable beds in a nice cool room, friendly helpful staff, great stay
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2018
    Super comfy beds and overall stay. Safe part of Colombo for a girl alone. Staff are amazing and helpful, the air con works well, and everything was clean and well kept. Would highly recommend.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Jan 2020
    Stayed the night. Was clean and I sleept like a baby. Didn’t stay much
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Feb 2020
    Great place to crash in Colombo if you just arrived! Nice comfy pod beds, although mine did have some tiny little ants.. not a huge deal. The breakfast included was nice. The staff was amazing! Super helpful and hospitable. Overall a quiet and private place to crash.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Oct 2019
    Staff were very friendly and helpful. Spacious pod. Not many there so didn’t meet anyone as a solo traveller. Great stop off for a night in Colombo Will probably stay again on my way back
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Dec 2018
    Location was excellent, right next to the Dutch hospital area close to restaurants and bars. Very clean hostel and staff were ace. More a hotel than a hostel so just be aware if you’re looking for activities/ nights out together then do look around. For a nights stay this is more than adequate. Couldn’t fault it.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Oct 2018
    We had a lovely stay here in the deluxe room. Very clean and very helpful and friendly staff, especially Roshan who made us food after drinks! Great location next to a few good bars, very easy to get a tuk tuk. We would definitely stay again!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Jul 2018
    Capsules are bunk bed with roller blind and this is effective to give some privacy. Toilets clean and cooling effective. Would like to see more suggestion and guidance about places to eat at and getting local transport.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    10 Jul 2018
    On the plus side the staff were really helpful, the hostel was relatively clean, and it is conveniently located in Colombo. However, the hostel advertises a private room with an ensuite bathroom, this is simply not the case. Instead, this just means a double bed ‘capsule’ in a dorm of 10 beds, all sharing a bathroom, which means that a ‘private’ room is being falsely advertised and is massively overpriced. That being said, if you just want to stay in a dorm then this hostel is fine.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    20 Jul 2018
    Our airport pick up was 40 minutes late, thought it was hilarious, had no seatbelts and the car barely fit 2 people and luggage. When we arrived in the hostel to check in we were immediately told that there were no such thing as "ensuite private rooms" which we had booked, only capsules. We asked why we hadn't been informed about this after booking and the staff tried to blame hostel world. We were completely over charged and given made up documents as receipts. Really disappointing.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi