Located in Colombo, Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo is in the city centre and near the beach. Sri Lanka National Museum and Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include High Commission of India and Independence Memorial Hall. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Sinhalese Sports Club or R. Premadasa Stadium.
Along with concierge services, this hostel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and a TV in a common area are on-site.
Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo offers 26 shared accommodations. This Colombo hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
Contactless social distancing
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property is also known as
Backpack Hostel Lanka
Backpack Lanka Central Colombo Hostel
Backpack Lanka Central Hostel
Backpack Lanka Central Colombo
Backpack Lanka Central
Backpack Lanka Central Colombo
Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo Colombo
Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Frequently asked questions
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
As of 15 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 16 Aug 2022 start from Rs1,830.61, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Located in the heart of Colombo, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Liberty Plaza, Chabad of Sri Lanka and United States Embassy Colombo. St Anthony's Church and Crescat Shopping Mall are also within 15 minutes.
Yes, Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Overall score and ratings
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Friendly and helpful staff and easy access to town area.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018
7 Jul 2017
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.