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Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here two nights at the beginning of our trip. The rooms and facilities are very basic. The bedding was dirty, the pillows needed to be replaced, and we were only provided with one sheet. The bathroom also had cockroaches. The dorm room with a fan is uncomfortably warm at night and there are lots of mosquitos. However, the...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night on the day of my arrival in Sri Lanka. Really basic hostel, okay for one night. Stayed in a mixed dorm, feels a bit old but was clean. Bed was okay but you need mosquito net which is there. Bathroom and toilet really basic. They have a community kitchen and lounge on the rooftop. Management...

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Vadodara, India
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is one of the best hostels to stay for backpackers as you can have a perfect start to your exploration of Sri Lanka. Amenities such as beach restaurants, bars, banks and coffee shops are located within a very close proximity. A best place to have a relaxing time unwind with new friends.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Only bed sheet to cover mattress. Shower was Luke warm at best. Facilities were clean and tidy. Well kept. Receive a page of things to do in the area on arrival as well which helps. The kicker here is the rooftop kitchen area where you can make yourself food/drink and socialise with other guests. Was a great atmosphere and really...

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived in the middle of the night, there was only a boy in the "reception" who didn't speak English. He had problems to find our booking. After awhile he went to get his father, I presume. He find the booking, but it was registered on wrong name. The room was okey, it had a fan and worked for a...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Probably one of the best hostels I have stayed in in a while. Friendly staff. Great social area and good location. Wifi is good as well. Just what you need from a hostel. Very close to beach and supermarket. Going back, can't wait. And have to give a shoutout to Michael.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel, at least from the room next to the reception, has the best WiFi I've used in Sri Lanka. Not 100% reliable as it would stop working sometimes, but really fast! Colombo Beach Hostel is nicely located. Less than 5min away (walking) from the beach, 5 min away from the main road and 15min away from the Mount Lavinia...

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Goa
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the hostel. Michael was so lovely and really looked after us while we were there. The private room we had was great and the rooftop chillout space is tops (with kitchen, couches and hammocks)!

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Hua Hin, Thailand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Chose to stay here rather than in centre of Colombo, turned out good call for me. Room was very basic but clean, shower functional, fan worked but it was hot, hot, hot! I live in central Thailand so not a stranger to heat but I found it sticky at night ( visited March 2016). You can zip along to the...

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Gentleness ..... the first thing that comes to mind! Despite the total Roughness of the Indian Ocean it is the kindness of Michael and his great staff and team that sooths. That fantastic RoofGarden ....Wow! Does anyone wants go Dance upon the Roof!!! Even the cat does its share of making you feel at home....coming to your dorm door to...

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“any room / dorm is okay”
 of 5 bubbles noelc71, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“upstairs room we had had no bugs in bed!”
 of 5 bubbles rossc868, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Nice room? here?... The advice is try to take another hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles voodoopol, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All the dorms and double rooms with king sized beds are quiet. So are equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles gehanw2016, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“go the beach at sunset, when all of the locals do. best to turn left once you arrive, because right is touristy, but left is beautiful wooden boats, offers from the friendliest people to teach you cricket, and just marvellous views!”
 of 5 bubbles aclar33, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
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