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Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely place to stay, very close the the beach and shops.

Accommodation is basic, three beds in a nice sized room. Very pretty buildings.

Rita is lovely and always smiling.

Check out the food corner for breakfast, a lovely man.

All in all a nice place to relax.

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Bryan_Jody
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Rita gave us a very warm welcome and a very big smile when we arrived.

A welcoming glass of cold juice was just what we needed having had a very long journey from England.

the hostel is small and cozy with hot showers and facilities for cooking or making your own drinks if you want to. Rita also serves cold fizzy drinks and beer if you need them. Although why anyone would want to cook when the super fabulous "Food Corner" is just a 2 minute walk away and the wonderful hospitality of the owner there awaiting you, is beyond me. (breakfast 300rp - £1.50)

the location is excellent for the beach and beachside restaurants, shops just a 10 min walk away. the railway station is about a 30 minute walk, The turtle sanctuary is a bit further or a 100rp ride in a tuk tuk (45p).

Rita also let us leave our bags a bit after we had checked out until it was time to go for our train. We also took advantage of the lovely garden to sit for a while and her super wifi connection.

Thank you Rita - we would recommend anyone staying on a budget, to stay here

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank roamingjode
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Really nice place to stay, very friendly and helpful people. Don't forget to go for dinner at the foodcorner, amazing and cheap food, the owner is so friendly, a warm welcome to sri lanka! (turn left outside the gate, then right, cross the road with the tuktuks and you'll find the foodcorner at your right hand)

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank marjolijnkoning
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I visited in September 2012.
The lady running the hostel was lovely and the facilities were value for money, excepting some dodgy charging facilities and fans. We were comfortable and safe in a bustling city.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Lavinia beach hostel is great value for money. It provides everything you need, clean beds, proper bathroom and shower and a lovely porch to just hang out with other travellers. But the very beat is the super sweet and helpful owners! We felt so welcome and when the fan broke in our room they swapped us to another room right away.

Its also close to Lavinia beach, which is nice. But I would say the better/nicer stretch of beach lies just after Mt Lavinia Hotel.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank SummerCPH
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had problems in every taxi and tuk tuk trying to find this hostel. Otherwise it was very nice. Basic but clean. Very close to the beach which was good but you had to get a bus or tuk tuk into town. Only stayed one night before going to kandy, Colombo wasn't too impressive.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Really enjoyed my stay here for just over a week. The place is great for a budget traveller. Clean, safe, great wi-fi, pretty garden to relax in, large common area with a TV and full use of the kitchen facilities. You can also get a cold beer here which is great at the end of a hot day. I also met some other nice travellers here.The owners and all the staff are lovely - very friendly and helpful with any questions you have.

The location is great too - away from Colombo city but easy to get there by train or bus (both within walking distance). The beach is only a few minutes walk, as are lots of cheap local restaurants on the main road.

It's simple but with everything you need and I would definitely stay here again whenever I return to Colombo.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Kylie B
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Additional Information about Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel

Address: 6A, Samudra Mawatha, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 48 Speciality Lodging in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range: £11 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation at the Lavinia Beach Hostel consists of 10 rooms ranging from male, female and mixed dorms to private single, double, triple rooms with en-suite bathrooms. A/C is available for an extra cost of Rs. 500 a night. ... more   less 
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