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Featured Hostels in Colombo

Haven Fort Hostel
2 out of 5
no 20,vauxhall street,colombo 2, Colombo, western province
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The price is Rs4,125 per night

Located in Colombo 02, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Nawaloka Hospital, Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. Bally's Casino and Bellagio Casino ...

Haven Fort Hostel
Miracle City Inn Hostel
2.5 out of 5
177 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03, Colombo, WP
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The price is Rs666 per night

Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Liberty Plaza, Galle Face Green and Nawaloka Hospital. Bellagio Casino and Galle Face Beach ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great value, well-located, great staff

"Miracle City Inn Hostel is a great value for either a short or long stay in Colombo. It’s newly renovated, well-designed, and quiet. The rooftop is a nice spot to enjoy morning coffee or tea (or a beer at sunset), and they have lots of other amenities, as well, like a dartboard, fooseball table, ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Miracle City Inn Hostel
Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo
2 out of 5
247 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo
The price is Rs1,360 per night

Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Liberty Plaza and Bellagio Casino. Galle Face Green and Nawaloka Hospital are also within 1 ...

3.3/5 (34 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff and easy access to town area."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2018

Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo
Groove House
3 out of 5
410/ 27, Baudhhaloka Mawatha, Colombo, Western Province
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The price is Rs1,188 per night

Located in Borella, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lanka Hospital and Bellagio ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Amazing place. Friendly staff and easy to communicate. Overall very happy with the stay. :)"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Groove House
CityRest Fort
2 out of 5
46 Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo
The price is Rs3,753 per night

Located in Fort, this hostel is steps away from Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and Colombo World Trade Center. Old Parliament Building and Galle Face Beach ...

3.8/5Good! (95 reviews)
ok!

"Location is good, near the main train station and bus terminal but tuk tuk driver said far and ask for 300Rs. Dorm room is relatively small for 4 persons with luggages. Have enough toilets and shower cubicles. Have a rooftop but nothing to see. Free breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2018

CityRest Fort
Island Hostels Colombo
2 out of 5
30 Sea View Ave, Colombo, WP
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Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Marina Colombo and Bellagio Casino. Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)

"They didn't work with me at all...never wrote me. Not the nicest place. Service was at it's worst."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Island Hostels Colombo
C1 Colombo Fort
2 out of 5
37 Mudalige Mawatha Road, Fort, Colombo, Western
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Located in Fort, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo World Trade Center and Pettah Market. Khan Clock Tower and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (95 reviews)

"Good location, clean, good AC, and a nice breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

C1 Colombo Fort
City Motel
2 out of 5
128, Old Moor Street, Colombo
The price is Rs1,126 per night

Situated in the business district, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Grand Mosque of Colombo and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bally's Casino and Nawaloka Hospital. ...

2.5/5 (11 reviews)
Worst hotel every i stayed

"Very basic hotel, and not well maintained. No Aircondition, No Geyser for hot water, had to keep reminding for room cleaning. No breakfast facility, bathroom door frame was shacking, and was not fixed even when complained"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

City Motel
Lanka Hostels Colombo
2 out of 5
24, Temple Lane, colombo 03, Colombo, West
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The price is Rs1,564 per night

Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of German Embassy Colombo and Bellagio Casino. Galle Face Green and Nawaloka Hospital are also ...

2.5/5 (2 reviews)
楽しみを台無しにされた。

"プライベートルームで予約し、チェックインしたら予約が取れていなくてドミトリーを案内された。(ちなみに同じ日に来た旅行客もそのような対応されて、結局同じ部屋に) 次の日以降に空き次第部屋を案内すると言っていたのに、何事もなかったかのように同じドミトリーに案内された。 またも接客がひどい。店員はロビーで寝てるし、タバコも吸うし。何よりミスに対して何の謝罪もない。部屋も汚い。ロッカーも鍵があるけど簡単に空いてしまう。 朝食つくって聞いてたけど、結局一度も出なかった。とにかく落ち着かない。 ホテルの場所も分かりづらい。"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2018

Lanka Hostels Colombo
Layover BnB
2.5 out of 5
6 Rheinland Pl, Colombo, WP
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs446 per night

Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Marino Mall and Bellagio Casino. Nawaloka Hospital and Galle Face Beach are also within 3 miles ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Clean and well organised

"The hostel is fine: clean and well organised. The staff was friendly and also helpful although only by express request. I was told that the normal breakfast time was between 9 and 10, nevertheless I received it around 9:45. However, I think the breakfast should be ready much much earlier."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Layover BnB
Thambili Island @ Stubbs
2 out of 5
No. 1A, Stubbs Place, Colombo
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Located in Havelock Town, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Raux Brothers and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bellagio Casino and Galle Face Green. Galle Face Beach ...

3/5 (9 reviews)
DO NOT STAY HERE.

"DO NOT STAY HERE. First of all there is construction-constant loud banging and sawing starting at 8 AM. The bigger problem is the dishonest staff though. I booked the room rate for breakfast and asked for breakfast. They said it wasn't included in my room rate. I showed them on the hotels.com site ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 May 2017

Thambili Island @ Stubbs
Olu Colombo Villa
2 out of 5
4/3, Malalasekara Place, Colombo
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Located in Cinnamon Gardens, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Arcade Independence Square and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bellagio Casino and Nawaloka Hospital. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Wonderfully friendly, local and quiet place

"I booked Olu Based on the reasonable price and great reviews. I wasn’t disappointed. The family were wonderfully friendly and welcoming from the moment I arrived, the 2 family dogs are a lovely touch for animal lovers and the villa is clean and quiet with great WiFi. Great hot water in the showers ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2019

Olu Colombo Villa
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Other property types in Colombo

Marino Beach Colombo
Marino Beach Colombo
5 out of 5
590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
The price is Rs4,500 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"There was absolutely nothing to moan about we were treated so well doors opened for you to chairs pulled out made us feel really special each and everyone of the staff your top class x"…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Marino Beach Colombo
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
4 out of 5
Marine Drive (Kollupitiya), 10th Lane, No.24, Colombo
The price is Rs4,419 per night
3.4/5 (79 reviews)

"Overall a good experience. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
5 out of 5
24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Western
The price is Rs6,000 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (316 reviews)

"Wonderful and accommodating staff; clean and spacious. Overall a great stay in a convenient location. Pool is on upper floor."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for an affordable place to stay in Colombo, one of its 18 hostels might be a great option for you. These dorm-style accommodation options come in lots of forms, but they all have a few qualities in common:

  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By choosing a hostel in Colombo, you can reduce your spending on accommodation and use more of your trip funds for exploring during your stay. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its museums, and the sea views create an appealing natural setting.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Colombo?

The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically March and April, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 32° C and night-time temperatures average 22° C
  • April-June: 32° C is the daytime average and 24° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 30° C and night-time averages are around 24° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 31° C during the day and 23° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 93 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Colombo?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • Beira Lake
  • Galle Face Green
Cultural Attractions
  • National Art Gallery
  • Sri Lanka National Museum
  • Elphinstone Theatre
Landmarks
  • Dewatagaha Mosque
  • Gangaramaya Temple
  • Chabad of Sri Lanka

In general, Colombo is known for its:

  • Temples
  • Sports
  • Cafes
  • Cultural attractions
  • Festivals
  • Seafood
  • Museums
  • Art

How to Get to Colombo and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the closest airport in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre. When you're out and about, you might want to make use of public transport. Train stations like Colombo Fort Station and Wellawatta Railway Station make it easy to see more of the surrounding area.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Colombo?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for exploring. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and art galleries.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in quite a few different forms, but they all have a few things in common, including low prices, a social setting and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Colombo?
Based on reviews from our guests, these Colombo hostels have the best ratings: Groove House - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, showers and lockers in all rooms. Haven Fort Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Nawaloka Hospital. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. City Motel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. C1 Colombo Fort - Located within a 10-minute walk of Galle Face Beach. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find coffee/tea makers and free bottled water in all rooms. Layover BnB - Located within a 20-minute walk of Bellagio Casino. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, showers and linens in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Colombo?
The weather can be important when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually March and April, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. Average annual rainfall for Colombo is 1770 mm.
What is there to see and do in Colombo?
Overall, Colombo is known for its temples, sports and cafes. Major attractions include Bellagio Casino, Galle Face Beach and Galle Face Green. Get out into nature with places such as Beira Lake, Viharamahadevi Park and Crow Island Beach. Cultural attractions include Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Sri Lanka National Museum and Elphinstone Theatre.
What's the best way to get around Colombo?
You can fly into the nearest airport in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), located 17.9 mi (28.9 km) from the city centre. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transport. Train stations including Colombo Fort Station and Wellawatta Railway Station make it easy to discover more of the area.