Overview of Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

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3.3 / 5
34 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen


Explore the area

Popular LocationLiberty Plaza1 min walk
Popular LocationUnited States Embassy Colombo6 min walk
Popular LocationBeira Lake18 min walk
AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)53 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Beds
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  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    Basic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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About this area


Located in Colombo, Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo is in the city centre and near the beach. Shoppers can check out Pettah Market, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Sinhalese Sports Club or R. Premadasa Stadium.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Liberty Plaza - 1 min walk
  • United States Embassy Colombo - 6 min walk
  • Bellagio Casino - 10 min walk
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 15 min walk
  • Beira Lake - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 13 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 53 min drive

About this property

Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

Colombo hostel in Kollupitiya, near Galle Face Green
Along with concierge services, this hostel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Free English breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and a TV in a common area are on-site. All 26 shared rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access.
Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo offers 26 forms of shared accommodation with air conditioning. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

Free English breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities


No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Designated smoking areas
TV in reception

Room amenities


Air conditioning

Food and drink

Shared kitchen


Shared accommodations



Check-in between 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Backpack Lanka Central Colombo Hostel
  • Backpack Lanka Central Hostel
  • Backpack Lanka Central Colombo
  • Backpack Lanka Central
  • Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo Colombo
  • Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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Guest reviews


Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Friendly and helpful staff and easy access to town area.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Ok for one night only

Wasn't made clear at the time of booking that there wasn't a window in the room, tainted our stay massively, staff were friendly and very helpful, AC unit was powerful and wifi was ok. Breakfast was good, simple fried egg on toast.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2017


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Not great

The room smelled bad when I arrived and the walls are thin so hear noise from other guests throughout the night. Bathrooms and showers are clean and staff are friendly.

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2017


  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Decent place for overnight sleep.Ac and wifi works

I got what I needed. Just a place to sleep. Bonus was the hot water and working wifi. no windows was minus.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good place

Very reasonable for budget travellers.