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Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

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Basic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds | Free WiFi
Basic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds | Free WiFi
Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | Free WiFi
Basic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds | Free WiFi

Overview of Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
247 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBeira Lake11 min walk
  • Popular LocationGalle Face Green17 min walk
  • Popular LocationGalle Face Beach18 min walk
  • AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)45 min drive

Room options

About this area


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.

What's nearby

  • Liberty Plaza - 1 min walk
  • St Anthony's Church - 6 min walk
  • Beira Lake - 11 min walk
  • Galle Face Green - 17 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 45 min drive


  • Amaravathi - 4 min walk
  • 168 Seafood Palace - 4 min walk
  • Mango Tree - 7 min walk
  • Nuga Gama - 10 min walk
  • Peach Valley Chinese Restaurant - 11 min walk

About this property

Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

Hostel in a shopping district
Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo provides dry cleaning/laundry services and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Luggage storage, concierge services and a 24-hour front desk
  • A TV in the lobby and tour/ticket information
Room features
All 26 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities such as free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping



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.

Safety measures

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
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

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


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 2 PM - 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
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.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

Property is also known as

Backpack Hostel Lanka
Backpack Lanka
Backpack Lanka Central Colombo Hostel
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Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 2 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 16 Feb 2023 start from ₹1,656.8, 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.

What time is check-in at Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo located?

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 Gem Museum are also within 10 minutes.

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.


Rating 10 - Excellent. 7 out of 34 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 21%
Rating 8 - Good. 6 out of 34 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 18%
Rating 6 - Okay. 13 out of 34 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 38%
Rating 4 - Poor. 6 out of 34 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 18%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 34 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Good

Verified traveller

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

6/10 Okay


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

4/10 Poor

Verified traveller

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

6/10 Okay

xzzzz, colombo

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.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place
Very reasonable for budget travellers.

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Good location everything else meh
The location was the only redeeming factor of this property. It is very easy to get to and from many places. When I arrived at 2am, which I put in the special notes about late arrival. The door was locked. I needed to wake up the night staff to check in. The check in was a bit long and I was just given my key. When I arrived to the room there was a musty smell that just didn't go away. The room is small (4 female dorm). There are no lockers for safe keeping of your stuff. Also there is only one sheet on there bed. They don't even provide you with a top sheet. It does get chilly with the AC on which you certainly need, as there is no window in the room. The bathing area is disjointed and not very clean at all. I was not super happy. The water was cool on most days even when they say hot water. I would not recommend this place.

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bare bare bones
The place could use a thorough cleaning. I was in a 4 person female dorm. They never once came to change sheets after a guest left. There was a significant lack of toilet paper in the bathrooms. The bathrooms were not the cleanest. The set up was a bit weird as well. Toilets across from the showers. There was no place to change in the showers or even hooks to hang your towel. I was told it was no frills. That is exactly what it is. Also they lock the door on the evening so if coming back late you will need to wake the attendant. If you're okay with bare bones, then this is okay. The location was very awesome. That was the only benefit of this place.

2/10 Terrible

Shayan, Bangkok

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worst two hours ever
Was a short stay, only two hours but the worst two hours. Bad service and I think we were double charged. We paid through but receptionist also asked for cash!

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
It was good experience