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Drift BnB Colombo
Ranked #2 of 150 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I can't commend Drift enough after 4 nights in Room 13. It is a great spot for single and couple travelers in the heart of Colombo. No doubt, just book a spot, book your flight and Drift'l help you plan your Lankan Adventure. Rooms are super-clean and the bathrooms are spot clean. I'm coming back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This hip rennovated office block in the middle of colombo is a breath of fresh air for the weary traveller: spotless rooms, plush towels, hot showers, A/C, friendly staff, good common room vibes. The perfect jumping off point for any Sri Lankan adventure. The breakfast is great too. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Modern, spotless, hip, tech savy. This hostel may be the Best I have stayed at yet... Even allowed me to have stuff shipped to the hostel and to leave a bag while on a motorbike trip through SL. The double wide beds are a nice touch and the bunks are sturdy. Extremely clean and has a nice backpacker scene.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

I was more than surprised with Drift's quality of service, cleanliness, and most importantly the ambiance and elegance of a 3 star Boutique hotel for a mere B'n' B wallet!
The $4 breakfast with a choice of local food, continentle or English breakfast was enough to start off our day. The bathrooms were impeccable, towels white and fluffy, the beds roomy with large comfortable mattresses
Unobtrusive /hidden courtyard entrance...with many little, Little touches of exotic plants strewn around among, amusing stone statues, fun american style posters on walls, and all in all, a rather 'cool'' vibe, helped along, by the youngest 'looking' hotel staff. ..ever!
Free coffee and tea throughout the day, in a city that never gives seconds without charge.

It was lovely returning to our rooms, after a hot afternoon of sight seeing. ..A great start to our vacation....

Room Tip: Dorms are great for a large family or groupe touring. Shared bathrooms with polished cement walls an...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Antoinette D
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Ravi B, Owner at Drift BnB Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Hi, thank you so much for the kind words! We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and hope to see you again someday! Hope the rest of your trip around Sri Lanka was as enjoyable! Warm Regards, The Drift Team

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Good location in Galle road for this nice BnB. I stayed in the double room and it was comfortable and clean, with TV and air conditioning. Not too much noisy considering it is on Galle Road. The bathroom in the room was small but very nice and clean. Wi-fi works very well in room and common area. They don't have a lift and the rooms are on 2nd and 3rd floor. Staff is really nice and helpful, the place is brand new, they need some time to work on small things (maybe having a coffe or tea making facility in the common area) but it is really worth the price.
Very close to Barefoot shop, in front of Green Cabin restaurant and close to Garden Cafe.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Ravi B, Owner at Drift BnB Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear Annarita, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us. A few other customers have also requested for a coffee or tea machine in the common area/rooms so they can make their own coffee/tea rather than having to ask the staff for it. We completely agree with you as this will be easier for everyone and will do our best to get one in place (in the common areas for now and also the rooms in the future) so our guests can make their own coffee/tea whenever they would like! Hope you had a safe flight back! Kind Regards, Ravi

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

After the long flight to Sri Lanka the first impression of the hotel was quite positive despite the appearance from outside by the main street. The stuff was really friendly and helpful, gave us also some good tips what we should be careful with in Colombo. As for the room it was clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel is not too bad, even if it's not directly close to the main sightseeing places of the city. Still there is a very good restaurant just few meters further and different shops if you need anything. We enjoyed our staying there.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

After a 4 weeks Sri Lanka holiday with my wife we were lucky to find this amazing place for our two last nights before flying back to Germany.

While it was quite easy to find good but pricey high end hotels in Sri Lanka it seemed to be impossible to find any affordable place which didn`t fail in at least one important aspect. Rooms/bathrooms were filthy, hot water didn't work, the promised "super fast" WiFi was useless, fans were so loud they made sleeping impossible, mattrasses were uncomfortable and generally too short for an average caucasian male, staff was dodgy and/or unfriendly and so on.
Surprisingly this wasn't the case at all in the "Drift BnB Colombo". The staff was incredibly helpfull and trustworthy, the location is great since it is easy to find and located close to some of the most interesting places in Colombo (Barefoot, Gallery Cafe, etc.) and public transport facilities. The rooms and sanintary equipment seemed brandnew and were tastefully furnished, quite spacey, SUPER clean!! and last but not least, equipped with king size mattrasses you usually only find in top range hotels :D. We enjoyed our stay to the fullest and could start our trip back as relaxed as possible - We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Drift BnB Colombo

Address: 646 Galle Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range: £11 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Drift BnB Colombo 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Drift BnB is a cosy modern space (think boutique on a budget) tucked away right in the center of Colombo, on the Galle Road main strip, less than 2 mins walk from the city's best galleries (Barefoot & Paradise Road), cafes (Cricket Club Cafe, Green Cabin), restaurants, shopping (Majestic City Shopping Precinct) and the ocean. The bus stop is around the corner and it is a 5 minute walk to the train station. ... more   less 
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