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Hostels In Colombo

Hostels in Colombo: rated 3.6/5 (based on 1 reviews) | Scaled down to 5

The Colombo city is situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka and is known for its commerce, beaches, temples, and museums. The city is also famous for one of the major ports in the Indian Ocean known as the Port of Colombo. Set in the lap of nature, Colombo has a lot to offer when it comes to spiritual yearning. The hostels in Colombo offer one a chance to spend an amazing time in the lap of nature. Colombo has beautiful museums, temples, and parks. It is also a hub for all major commercial and business activities in Sri Lanka. And these hostels are well designed to cater to all the requirements of the guests.

The hostels are close to places of interest like Galle Face Beach, Colombo Town Hall, and National Art Gallery which can be easily reached. Hostels like 55TG Boutique Suites, Dolce Casa, and Aathma Colombo House are some of the best hostels in Colombo. Bunkyard Hostels, Steps Backpackers Hostel, Clock Inn Colombo, and Colombo City Jumbo Hostel are some of the best boutique hostels, which are incredibly built to accommodate all the needs and necessities of their guests and provide them with the best holiday experience. These towering structures gleam amidst the Sri Lankan skyline and their impeccable hospitality and services set them apart from the rest of hostels in the city.

Key Info About Colombo

  • The largest town in Sri Lanka
  • Rich in history and culture of Sri Lanka
  • Vibrant and colorful nightlife
  • The commercial center of Sri Lanka

Popular Areas To Stay

The areas in Colombo will leave you spoilt for the choices of hostels around and you can find all types of the area from that offering peace and tranquility to those boasting of amazing nightlife. Here are the popular areas you can choose from:

1. Cinnamon Gardens

One of the coolest places to stay in Colombo, the area is bustling with beautiful accommodations, cafes, and restaurants. The popular roads like Horton Place, Wijerama Mawatha, Ward Place, and Gregory Road are also located close to the place.

2. Park Street

If you are a party goer and socializing bird, this area is perfect for you to stay during your vacation. You can find an array of cafes, pubs, and nightclubs in the area and it is a mix of pleasure and condos. You can also visit places like Beira Lake and Viharamahadevi Park while staying here.

3. Bambalapitiya

The place has its charm and you can find all types of accommodations in this area. You can have a wonderful time in the Marine Drive area and also visit some popular restaurants on Galle Road.

Dining & Food Experience

The on-site restaurants on the hostels provide the best taste in local as well as international cuisines. The talented chefs cook delicious dishes that leaves one craving for more. The fine dining experience that also includes themed dinner nights increases the pleasure manifold. The guests can also choose from special diet menus that are offered by many hostels in Colombo Sri Lanka. Although the island is scattered with high-end diners, sophisticated restaurants, the heart of the city lies in the authentic local cuisine that reflects the tradition of Colombo. An impressive array of restaurants around the place also makes dining a delectable affair in Colombo. Some of the most popular dishes of Colombo that are must-have include:

  • Chili Fish Curry
  • Sri Lankan Dhal Curry
  • Gotukola Sambol (Pennywort Salad)
  • Beetroot Curry
  • Vegetarian Kottu

Shopping & Entertainment

Colombo offers some of the best entertainment activities and things for travelers to indulge in during their vacation. Here are a few things you can enjoy in Colombo:

Nightlife: The city boasts of an exciting nightlife with cafes clad with enchantment, great culinary art, live music and crowds enjoying at the casinos. Colombo is known as the best nightlife venue in Sri Lanka and for the best evening, you can head to ON 14, Rooftop Bar and Lounge, Kama Night Club, and Silk Club.

Local Markets: You can grab handmade merchandise and Sri Lankan artifacts at the local markets in Colombo. Some of the best markets you must-visit are Pettah Floating Market, Galle Face Green Night Market, and Galle Face Green Night Market.

Sightseeing: With an abundance of shopping malls, monuments and museums, there are a lot of sightseeing attractions in Colombo that you can explore. Some of the best attractions you must-visit include Khan Clock Tower, World Trade Centre, Beddagana Wetland Park, and National Museum Of Colombo.

Getting Around In Colombo

You can find a lot of options to get around Colombo. To explore the city at its best, you can choose to travel by:

Buses: You can easily find buses plying on every road to get around Colombo. The fare varies from INR 10 to INR 100 and completely depends on the distance. The bus service is frequent and you can find an English-language sign on the front.

Taxis: A convenient way to get around Colombo is to hire a taxi. All the taxis are metered and charge accordingly and prices may range from INR 300 to INR 1400.

Cabs: Kangaroo cabs are popular in Colombo and Uber is also active in Colombo and is comparatively reliable and cheap. PickMe is a local version of ride-sharing and offers app-based dispatching.

Tuk-tuks: These are perfect means to cover short distances in Colombo and are the cheapest ways to get around Colombo.

Train: To get to suburbs dotted along Galle namely Kollupitiya, Bambalapitiya, Wellawatta, Dehiwala and Mt Lavinia you can board the local train and the fares are equivalent to bus fares.

Special Experiences

Guests are poured with various local and international cuisine by the on-site restaurants which also have an outdoor dining area. The bars serve the finest wine and champagne that goes well along with the cuisine. The hostels in Colombo always strive to make the stay a memorable one. Most of the accommodations organize cooking classes, tours or classes about the local culture, and many other activities for a delightful experience. The hot tub/jacuzzi, spa, and massage facilities are provided for guests to relax and indulge themselves in the peaceful and serene ambiance that the place provides. These hostels have beautiful small parks, private beach areas, and swimming pools within their premises. The standard double rooms are fully air-conditioned and have a television with both regional and international channels.

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24 km from City Center

Cityrest Fort Colombo, situated near in the center of Colombo is a 2-star property. Featuring a luxury spa and wellness center, it is one of the popular budget hotels in Colombo. Behind this luxurious facade lies a beautiful interior. Maintaining a beautiful garden and business center, it is suited for leisure as well as business travelers. This hotel takes good care of its guests and also has a tour desk that offers tickets to the nearby attractions of the city. Moreover, the hotel is in close nearness to the nearest airport and a list of top-class services and facilities. The hotel features dormitory styled rooms with bunk beds and leisure travelers must consider staying at this wonderful property that works at lending a new perspective towards living.
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FAQ’s

Yes, most of the hostels feature a gift shop and provide ATM services to the guests.

Yes, the airport shuttle service is provided by the hostel. Most hostels offer this service for free but a few hostels may charge additionally.

Yes, these properties are well connected to the airports and some hostels even provide airport shuttle facilities.

Guests can avail massage and spa facilities at most of the hostels.

Most of the hostels have parking areas where guests can park their vehicles.

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Offering a wide range of hostels in Colombo, including natural beachside shacks to rich frontier chateaus and staggering inns, these hostels offer a memorable holiday experience to its guests. One can comprehend the way of life, traditions, and history of tea creation and taste a broad assortment of tea blends. Guests can indulge in a variety of soothing massage and therapies performed by professionals. The great services and easy-going staff makes the stay hassle-free. Various activities like themed dinner nights, BBQ, and cooking classes are organized for the amusement of the guests. The on-site restaurants at these properties serve authentic local as well as continental cuisines. Swimming pools and hot tub/jacuzzi for refreshments are provided at many of these properties. Spa and massage are offered to diminish stress and relax the mind and body.

Top 5 Hostels In Colombo For A The Vacation Of A Lifetime

The best hostels in Colombo that you can consider to stay at include:

1. C 1 Colombo Fort

What’s Special: Complimentary wi-fi, currency exchange, 24-hour front desk

Location: 37 Mudalige Mawatha Road, Fort, 00100 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Price Per Night: INR 750 onwards

Set up in a prime location, the hotel is a great value for money accommodation and offers all the modern facilities to travelers which include shared lounge and air-conditioned rooms. Popular attractions are in proximity to the hostel.

2. Clock Inn Colombo

What's Special: Terrace, garden, live sports broadcast, games room

Location: 457, Galle Road, Colombo 03, 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Price Per Night: INR 834

Located in the heart of the city, the hotel features a 24-hour front desk for the convenience of the travelers. The hostel looks after the recreation of the travelers and offers recreation options like movie nights, games room and live sports broadcast, to keep you entertained.

3. Star Anise Boutique Capsules

What's Special: Walking tours, library, games room

Location: No1/15, Mudalige Mawatha, Colombo 1, Fort, 00100 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Price Per Night: INR 1,251 onwards

Offering air-conditioned rooms in the center of the city, the hostel is a premium choice among travelers. The units are divided into capsules and feature a seating area. You can enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast at the accommodation every morning.

4. Cityrest Fort Hotel Colombo

What's Special: Tickets to attractions, live music, library

Location: 46 Hospital Street, Fort, 00100 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Price Per Night: INR 1,668 onwards

The hostel is a fun place to stay at and offers an array of activities for guests to indulge in during your vacation. You can visit temporary art galleries on-site and also play games in the games room. The hotel hosts entertainment facilities like live music and dance performance in the evening.

5. Bunkyard Hostels Colombo

What’s Special: Terrace, garden, themed dinner nights

Location: 20 A Guildford Crescent, Cinnamon Gardens, 00700 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Price Per Night: INR 749 onwards

Located in the popular area of Colombo, this hostel is a great budget-friendly accommodation and offers exclusive facilities to travelers during their vacation. You can indulge in themed dinner nights and movie nights at the hotel. The hostel also arranges for walking tours around the area for a perfect holiday experience.