Hitchhike Backpackers, Colombo

Mount Lavinia
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• Finding Hitchike. The main aim is getting to the Templer's Road junction (junction is 'hund-thee-ya' in Sinhala)which is off Galle Road in Mount Lavinia. Galle Road spans the entire south of Sri Lanka so be exact!
• From Templers Road - Galle Road Junction - Turn onto Templer's Road. Travel 200m down the road to find a private road named 'Colonne Place' on the right (Immediately after a massive blue apartment block).Hitchhike is at the end of this private road (Look our for the fluorescent H's.
• From Airport - Colombo 'Bandaranaike' Airport is irritatingly far north of the city centre and making this journey by public transport can be a nuisance. The best way is to take a private taxi to Mt Lavinia which costs 3480 rupees normal rate (400 rupees more for air conditioning; rates may change). A shuttle bus operates every 15 minutes to the main bus station in Pettah. Local buses are also available but tourist are not advised to take this.
• From Pettah main bus and train station - Take the number 100 or 101 bus which goes south on Galle Road. You will need to get off at the Templers Road Junction as above. This junction is after the Dehiwala district (NB In Sri Lanka on shop boards it often says which district they are in, so use this as a clue). The bus costs approximately 30 rupees. Separate AC buses can also be taken which may cost as much as 200 rupees. All prices may change.
• From the south (Galle) - If coming up the Galle Road once again, get off at the Templer's Road Junction. This junction is after Ratmalana District.
• Tuk Tuk Price Guide:
• From Airport – 2000 rupees
• From Pettah/Fort – 600 rupees
• Prices are subject to change. Try and use metered tuk tuks. The price is a total price for all.



Address: 50/3A Templers Road (Colonne Place), Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

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Phone Number: +94-112710370/+44-7985500915
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security


Board Games


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Table Tennis

Credit Card Payments

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Female Dorm Only

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