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Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo

Star Rating
2 out of 5

Information

Reviews

3.3 / 5
34 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Liberty Plaza
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    United States Embassy Colombo
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Beira Lake
    18 min walk
  • Airport
    Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)
    29 min drive

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  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Beds
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About this area

Colombo

Located in Colombo, Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo is near a train station. 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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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Liberty Plaza - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    United States Embassy Colombo - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Bellagio Casino - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Gangaramaya Temple - 15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    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 a restaurant, this hostel has a bar/lounge and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk 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.
The hostel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Colombo hostel also offers tour or ticket assistance, concierge services and laundry facilities.
Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo has designated areas for smoking.

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Mastercard
American Express
Visa

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

Property amenities

Internet

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

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen

More

  • Shared accommodations
3.3

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
7
4 - Good
6
3 - Okay
13
2 - Mediocre
6
1 - Poor
2
3.1
Cleanliness
3.4
Service and Staff
2.8
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

3/5

  • 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

2/5

  • 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

3/5

  • 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.

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