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Backpack Lanka-Central Colombo

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Very Good
72 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Backpack Lanka is located at the heart of Colombo, Colombo 03, Colpetty to be exact which is about 40 minutes from the main international airport.

Right on R. A. de Mel Mawatha (also known as Duplication Road) we’re a located on one of Colombo’s busiest roads, across from Liberty Plaza (shopping mall which also incidentally houses the largest food mall in SL), right next to a bus stop and brisk 10 minute walk away from the Colpetty train station ready and waiting to wisk you away on your next adventure.

Our rates are incredibly competitive for what is offered – a place to rest your tired head at the end of a long day of walking about and exploring. While we want to make it clear that all you get is a safe environment with clean beds and fresh linens we find it imperative that we also provide you with some creature comforts to ensure your time off doesn’t take you too far back in time! Our beautiful common room is fully air conditioned, has a big screen TV, free 4G WiFi (for you to spread the word about BPL), dining tables, a few kitchen utensils and a microwave to heat up a delicious snack (which you should feel free to share!).

We hope to make BPL a point in Colombo where travelers, like yourself, will have an opportunity to meet others sharing similar interests, bond over those interests whatever they may be.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
72 Total Reviews
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  • Location
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  • Value for Money
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Latest Reviews

Jun 26, 2024
I've seen some whoppers in my time, but this 'hostel' takes the biscuit. Even Julian Assange would choose to go back to prison rather than stay in this gaff. Found two cockroaches on the bed before I put my bag down. As for the man in the hallway mopping the floor with a wet t-shirt on the end of a stick... Well, may God have mercy on his soul. Treat yourself and spend a couple of extra dollars rather than doing this to yourself. Hell, get in touch with me and I'll send you the dollars myself.
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Male, 31-40
Jun 08, 2024
Was a nice owner and the private room I had was air conditioned and comfy enough. Overall cleanliness was poor though, the place was dead - no other guests. And when you take it all into account I’d say the room was overpriced.
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Male, 18-24
Jun 07, 2024
Very helpful staff. It’s quite a basic hostel, but it has everything you need and it’s very central. Could do with thicker, more confortable mattresses as well.
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Cable TV
    • Jobs Board
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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