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Colombo Beach Hostel
Ranked #10 of 132 Speciality Lodging in Colombo
Kristiansand, Norway
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“great place to meet fellow backpackers”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

dorms or private rooms, a shared livingroom with TV and computer and outdoor area. really close to the beach and lots og bars and restaurants.(but go up the street if you want cheaper and more local food). downside is that it's far away from city center.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights. It’s a great place to stay because it is clean, minimalist and modern. I was a solo female traveller and felt very safe. Having a locker for my stuff in the dorm was great too.

If you want it to be, it’s a sociable place, with people drawn to the lobby/main room for the wifi. It also has a lovely roof terrace where you can sit at night and chat over food and drink you’ve brought in from outside.

It is very conveniently located, just a two minute walk from the beach, a 5 minute walk from several restaurants, an internet cafe, a supermarket. You can easily get an auto into town or there are very frequent buses that you can catch very nearby.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

CBH is great, clean and beautiful place to stay. The shower and the toilets are super clean!! The whole place looks modern and different then the usual hostels. Great location, close to the main road but very quiet. NOTICE!! Next to the hostel, amazing place to eat breakfast and dinner, place name FOOD CORNER, the owner, name Senaka is unique, so kind and golden hearted man. He will give the best authentic food and experience, get ready to come back to eat there again and again. Have fun!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I love love love this place. My only problem was the type of bunk bed they have in the dorm room. I was assigned to the upper bunk and since it's made of steel, I found it painful to climb up. If you get the lower bunk however, it'd be perfect. Location is close to the beach, friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere (plus points to the hammock!!!), and a rooftop you can use if you want to chill.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

hi,

I have stayed in hostel for 3 days before going to Jaffna and must say that was one of the best place, me and my friends have stayed in 3 weeks. It is very clean and very close to the beach! WiFi is only available in the lobby room , however it just makes people who stay there to sit together and have a great night conversations. I would like to thank Angelo for making a remarkable dinner for all of us! little Polska team:)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I was lucky to find this lovely place and stayed three days. It's clean, safe and very close to the beach. The experienced manager Angelo is friendly and very helpful. The hostel has dorms and doubles for reasonable prices. All day you can make coffee or tea from the kettle and drink it in the lounge area or take it up to the lovely shaded roof terrace. The neighbours next door started a take-away, so you can have your cheap food from there and eat it conveniently in your hostel.This place will soon be a travellers hotspot for obvious reasons.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Tianjin, China
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The staff was nice and the rooms are really clean. My only problem was, that there was no hot water, and no wifi in the room, only in the "lobby".. The best thing is, that it's extremely close to the beach!!

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Property: Colombo Beach Hostel
Address: 30 De Saram Road | Mount Lavinia, Colombo 10370, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 132 Speciality Lodging in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Colombo Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colombo Beach Hostel - #30 De Saram Road , a boutique city hostel conveniently located 15 minutes off Colombo City and at close proximity to the Mount Lavinia Beach .Within Walking distance to the beach ,banks, supermarkets , restaurants etc. CBH provides affordable, simple, clean & comfortable accommodation suitable for backpackers & budget travelers . Equipped with comfortable lounge and rooftop area to relax after the busy city. Room types :Dorm beds with private lockers - Double bed rooms with attached bathrooms. ... more   less 
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