Are you looking for a budget-friendly way to experience the cultural and historical wonders of Sri Lanka's bustling capital city? Look no further than Colombo's top hostels! From backpacker hangouts to chic and stylish accommodations, these hostels offer the perfect combination of affordability and convenience for travelers on the go. With unique amenities such as rooftop bars and communal kitchens, you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet fellow adventurers and experience the city's energy.
Here are the best hostels in Colombo.
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Hostel At Galle Face is a mere 2-minute walk from the iconic Galle Face Green, right in the heart of Colombo. All dorms are air-conditioned with lockers and high-pressure hot water showers. The hostel also provides free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and the option for a tasty breakfast on request.
As a beachfront property, guests have access to free Wi-Fi throughout the entire complex, complete with a shared kitchen and terrace. Offering quick access to popular landmarks, the R Premadasa Stadium, and Asiri Surgical Hospital are both within proximity. In addition, the hostel is only 1.4km away from the US Embassy and 1.5km from Khan Clock Tower.
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Hitchhike Backpackers is the ideal place for travellers on a budget seeking a clean, safe and comfortable place to stay in Colombo. With a range of dorms and private rooms available, all with shared facilities, guests can enjoy a hassle-free experience. Featuring 24-hour reception, free WiFi and staff willing to assist with any query or need, you will feel right at home.
Secure your belongings in provided lockers and enjoy the lounge area, rooftop or terrace with a cold beverage. Hitchhike Backpackers is conveniently located just 400m from Mount Lavinia Bus Station and offers free parking.
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Seconds Hostels, situated in Colombo, offers a serene atmosphere for guests. There is a garden, terrace and shared lounge where visitors can soak in the relaxing environment. The hostel features a bar, restaurant, shared kitchen and free WiFi to ensure visitors' comfort. The 24-hour front desk service and airport transfers make it all the more convenient. There are different types of breakfast options available, including American, Asian or à la carte.
Additionally, the hostel offers vegetarian and gluten-free meals. Visitors can engage in numerous activities during their stay, from bike or car hire to challenging others to a game of darts.
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Stay Lost & Found - Colombo is the perfect place for nomads to explore Sri Lanka's capital city, offering comfortable private rooms and dormitories with all the amenities needed to relax after a busy day of wandering. The hostel includes a jacuzzi to refresh and an outdoor restaurant to dine with friends.
Additionally, the property boasts a shared lounge and a terrace, with popular landmarks such as Galle Face Beach and Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple nearby. Breakfast includes delicious options such as Full English/Irish and Asian food, with vegetarian, vegan and halal options available upon request.
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Clock Inn Dehiwala is strategically located near Mount Lavinia's beaches and nightlife. Travelers who stay here will be just a 10-minute walk from the beautiful beaches and nightlife, and 20 minutes from Colombo City Centre. The hostel offers plenty of space in its airy rooms, including a peaceful courtyard, a lounge, and balconies.
Backpackers are especially drawn to Clock Inn Dehiwala due to its affordability. The hostel offers separate Female and Mixed Dorm rooms and showers with shared bathrooms. Additionally, with private rooms available, visitors will enjoy a range of amenities, such as air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and more.
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Located in Colombo's Fort district, C1 Colombo Fort offers comfortable rooms and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests are only a 7-minute walk away from the Khan Clock Tower, while other nearby attractions include the World Trade Center and the U.S. Embassy. The reception is available 24/7 for any assistance needed.
Fun and relaxation are just around the corner with great seafood, sightseeing opportunities and the Colombo Rowing Club, Colombo Dutch Museum and Colombo Harbour all nearby. The Bandaranaike International Airport is only 27 km away, making for an easy commute.
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VIBE Hostels is a new hostel located in the heart of Colombo, close to all the city's tourist hotspots. Guests can enjoy modern rooms, a spacious living area, and an elegant rooftop garden and bar with stunning city views, while VIBE Hostels's friendly staff caters to all their travel needs. The hostel offers free WiFi, 24/7 security, personal check-in, check-out, and laundry services.
Bambalapitiya Beach, Galle Face Beach, and Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple are among the popular attractions nearby. Ratmalana International Airport is the closest airport, just 12 km away.
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Planning a stay in Island? Look no further than Colombo Beach Hostel by Nomadic, located just 500m from the Mount Lavinia Beach. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere on the terrace with fellow travelers. Private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, and lockers are available. Need help with your travel plans? The friendly staff are always happy to assist, even before booking.
Plus, with the Mt Lavinia Railway Station just a short walk away, you can easily catch a train to Jaffna, Kandy or the South of the Island.
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Clock Inn is a delightful accommodation located in the beautiful heart of Galle Road. The Inn features modern décor and offers comfortable private rooms and dorms for all types of travelers. Air conditioned rooms come with either a shared or private bathroom and a safety deposit box. Guests can enjoy the common pantry and lounge area and request for laundry and dry cleaning services.
Clock Inn has a tour desk that can help guests with sightseeing excursions and travel arrangements. In addition, airport transfer can also be arranged. Breakfast can be served upon request. Clock Inn Colombo is but a few minutes' from the coastline of the Indian Ocean.
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Colombo Downtown Monkey Backpackers Hostel is a cosy hostel located in the bustling transport hub of Colombo. Its central location puts it in close proximity to major attractions such as the Galle face green and historic parliament building, as well as the city's main bus and train stations. Guests can also enjoy the peace and tranquility of the nearby Beire lake. W
ith complimentary WiFi and basic breakfast provided, guests can easily explore the area with the help of the hostel's knowledgeable staff. Guaranteed to make any stay in Sri Lanka enjoyable!
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