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CityRest Fort
Ranked #5 of 153 Colombo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed here twice on different occasions during my stay in Sri Lanka as the location in Colombo is perfect-near to the train and bus station and with restaurants and ATMs all around. The dorm rooms are lovely with AC and a fan as well as lockers. The whole hostel is completely clean with cleaners regularly in the toilets making sure they're perfect. There are hot showers, a common room with flat screen TV, 2 computers with fast Internet, unlimited wifi around the hostel and breakfast included which is amazing. I would definitely recommend this hostel as I cannot fault it at all!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

The location is perfect!just behind the Dutch Hospital Arcade, you can walk to most everywhere you want to see in Colombo.its also good for the people need transfer from Colombo to other city,the train station are within a short walking distance .CityRest - Fort is one and only place I got welcome drink and Fresh face towel on arrival in Sri Lanka. The staff always smiles and very helpful. The breakfast is good enough.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is an excellent place to stay as it is located right in the centre of Fort- lots of things in walking distance and the museum and Cinnamon Gardens area is a short tuktuk away. The hostel itself is very clean and the desk staff are helpful and friendly. A downside I found were the bathrooms- they were very hot as they were in a confined space without any fans/windows/breeze- during the daytime they were quite like a sauna.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Right in the heart of the historic Fort Area, a short walk from Fort Railway Station, this hostel is a convenient choice for the first night in SL. Unlike the surrounding, the accommodation is not too charming, and it might be slightly over-priced, but it's clean, safe and efficient.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

First real hostel i found in Sri Lanka. Hamid and Farley are really welcoming and funny guys, and will do anything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Everything was very clean and organised, would definetely recommend this to anyone.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

in my entire stay at srilanka! One hostel was a pleasant surprise! Exceptionally clean rooms and very friendly staff! Especially hamid who makes you feel more than welcome! And farley with a good sense of humor! Your stay is bound to be nice! on another note the AC's are very good unlike some of the dissapointments i faced in other motels/guesthouses. lockers and key card entries make you feel exceptionally safe! Its also based right in the business district and for a mere 25 dollars its a real bargain! Do check it out! :)

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

It is my first Hostel in Sri Lanka, so I can not really compare with other service in this country, but I ve seen hundreds of hostels on my way around the world, and this one really special.
Start from Welcome drink and Fresh face towel on arrival O.O… and ends with electronic lock system in the dorms O.O… Staff super friendly and helpful… Even it is just opened property and still there is some things which need final touch and coziness, but people here are doing their best to cover it and make guests feel comfortable. I would come back here for sure, and recommend to all budget travelers as a clean place, nice location,… Enjoy your trip)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about CityRest Fort

Address: 46 Hospital Street | Colombo 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range: £13 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — CityRest Fort 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within a 5 minute walk to the City's main Bus and Train stations, CityRest Fort is located at the heart of Colombo City Center. The Hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodation to budget conscious travelers and backpackers. The Hotel comprises of 17 Quadruple and Triple Dorm rooms as well as Private shared or en-suite rooms. All rooms are fully Air Conditioned and are additionally fitted with a ceiling fan for guests' comfort. The rooms also include free high speed WiFi internet, individual reading lamps, large personal safety lockers, and a writing table. En-suite rooms also include a large washroom with walk-in shower and free toiletries, LED TV with cable channels, minibar and a room safe. Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge at the Hotel and each of our guests are greeted with a refreshing cold towel and a welcome drink upon arrival by our very friendly staff. The Hotel also provides free buffet breakfast with hot and cold food for all guests and has a large common room with cable TV, board games, public computers (with internet) and a book library. Furthermore, guests can unwind or sunbath in the Hostel's rooftop garden with a drink and take in the breathtaking views of the World Trade Center and the Colombo Dutch Hospital Promenade. ... more   less 
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