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Guest reviews

34 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationLiberty Plaza1 min walk
Popular LocationUnited States Embassy Colombo6 min walk
Popular LocationCasino Marina Colombo1 min drive
AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)45 min drive

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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsBasic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Colombo, Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo is in the city centre and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at 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
  • Beira Lake - 18 min walk
  • Casino Marina Colombo - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 45 min drive

About this property

Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

Colombo hostel in Kollupitiya, walk to Bellagio Casino
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

  • English


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Shared accommodations



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


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

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 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

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo and receive a full refund?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo?
As of 10 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo on 11 Aug 2020 start from Rs1,374, 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.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this hostel located?
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 mile (2 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

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.