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Featured Hostels in Wattala

My Little Island Hostel - Colombo
1.5 out of 5
594/1 Galle Road, Colombo, Western
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Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Marino Mall, Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. High Commission of Malaysia and German Embassy ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"Big room with a good price. Friendly staff, and clean place. Will come back again when im visit colombo again."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

My Little Island Hostel - Colombo
Trip 'N' Chill Hostels Colombo Airport
1.5 out of 5
80/23, 2nd Lane, Liyanagemulla, Seeduwa - Katunayake
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Rs1,144
per night
5 Apr-6 Apr

Situated in Seeduwa - Katunayake, this hostel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Angurukaramulla Temple, Negombo District General Hospital and Maris Stella College. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
A Couple of Hours in Sri Lanka

"It was a short few hours but the place itself is very cosy and welcoming. Their dog Lisa is so friendly and I felt right at home. The host and his family are the best and I intend to come back again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2018

Trip 'N' Chill Hostels Colombo Airport
C1 Colombo Fort
2 out of 5
37 Mudalige Mawatha Road, Fort, Colombo, Western
Rs4,465
per night
26 Apr-27 Apr

Located in Fort, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo World Trade Center and Pettah Market. Khan Clock Tower and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (88 reviews)

"The location is great for seeing the sights in Colombo. The staff were friendly and very helpful and informative."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

C1 Colombo Fort
Heili Hostel
2.5 out of 5
No.79/B, Palangathure West,Kochchikade, Negombo, Western
Rs610
per night
12 Apr-13 Apr

Situated in Negombo, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Negombo Beach Park and Negombo Beach. St Anthony's Church and St. Sebastian's Church are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Amazing stay - would come again

"We had the best experience staying at Heili Hostel! We booked 2 nights, but ended up staying for 4 nights in total. The owner and his team took care of us from the minute we arrived, and we felt completely safe and in good company all the time. We were served good breakfast every morning (both western ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

Heili Hostel
CityRest Fort
2 out of 5
46 Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo
Rs3,817
per night
15 Apr-16 Apr

Located in Fort, this hostel is steps away from Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and Colombo World Trade Center. Old Parliament Building and Galle Face Beach ...

3.8/5Good! (95 reviews)
ok!

"Location is good, near the main train station and bus terminal but tuk tuk driver said far and ask for 300Rs. Dorm room is relatively small for 4 persons with luggages. Have enough toilets and shower cubicles. Have a rooftop but nothing to see. Free breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2018

CityRest Fort
Hangover Hostels Seeduwa
2 out of 5
118 Liyanagemulla, 18th Mile Post, Seeduwa - Katunayake
Rs1,590
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr

Situated in Seeduwa - Katunayake, this hostel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Angurukaramulla Temple, Negombo Beach and Negombo District General Hospital. Maris ...

4.3/5Excellent! (20 reviews)
Perfect for Airport Stay

"Absolutely perfect if you need to stay right by the airport. Really cool hostel, very clean, great service, strong wifi, and airport transportation."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2019

Hangover Hostels Seeduwa
Hostel First Colombo Airport
2.5 out of 5
477 Negombo Road, Seeduwa - Katunayake, Negombo
Rs2,061
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr

Situated on the waterfront, this hostel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Angurukaramulla Temple, Negombo Beach and Negombo District General Hospital. Maris Stella ...

3.9/5Very Good! (14 reviews)

"Airport pickup was very convenient, especially as it was late. Manju was very welcoming and a great host. He gave us much information AND provided filtered water! So good. The shared meal was a wonderful idea."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019

Hostel First Colombo Airport
Miracle City Inn Hostel
2.5 out of 5
177 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03, Colombo, WP
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Rs989
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr

Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Crescat Shopping Mall, Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. Pettah Market is 2.1 mi (3.3 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great value, well-located, great staff

"Miracle City Inn Hostel is a great value for either a short or long stay in Colombo. It’s newly renovated, well-designed, and quiet. The rooftop is a nice spot to enjoy morning coffee or tea (or a beer at sunset), and they have lots of other amenities, as well, like a dartboard, fooseball table, ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Miracle City Inn Hostel
Island Hostels Colombo
2 out of 5
30 Sea View Ave, Colombo, WP
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Located in Kollupitiya, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Casino Marina Colombo, Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. Pettah Market is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)

"They didn't work with me at all...never wrote me. Not the nicest place. Service was at it's worst."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Island Hostels Colombo
Haven Fort Hostel
2 out of 5
no 20,vauxhall street,colombo 2, Colombo, western province
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs4,195
per night
7 Apr-8 Apr

Located in Colombo 02, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Nawaloka Hospital, Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. Pettah Market is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...

Haven Fort Hostel
villa 406
2.5 out of 5
Munidasa Kumarathunge Mawatha, Seeduwa - Katunayake, WP
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Situated in Seeduwa - Katunayake, this hostel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Guruge Nature Park, Negombo Beach and Muthurajawela Visitor Centre. Negombo District ...

villa 406
Bohemian Hostel - Negombo
2 out of 5
No 537, Colombo Road, Kurana, Negombo, Western Province
Rs1,785
per night
10 Apr-11 Apr

Situated in Negombo, this hostel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Negombo District General Hospital and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Negombo Beach. Angurukaramulla Temple and ...

3/5 (1 review)

"Quite clean. Bed did not have fitted sheets. Loud religious chanting coming from nearby mosque all night long, and was not possible to close the bathroom window (decorative cement blocks - so could not block the noise. Was not able to sleep."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Bohemian Hostel - Negombo
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Pegasus Reef Hotel
Pegasus Reef Hotel
4 out of 5
Hendala, Wattala
Rs4,613
per night
26 Apr-27 Apr
3.8/5Good! (124 reviews)

"There was no elevater, no fax mechine and no car/taxi and the property looked a bit out dated. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast buffet was really great."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

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Villa by the Edge
Villa by the Edge
3.5 out of 5
54 Palliyawatta Road, Wattala, Western Province
Rs3,433
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr
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Yoho Taskans Villa
Yoho Taskans Villa
4 out of 5
30/17, Crocktain Mawatha, Hekitta,, Wattala
Rs1,420
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr
4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Real worth"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

Yoho Taskans Villa
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Hostels and More in Wattala

If you're having issues finding hostels in Wattala, there are 377 accommodation choices within a 10-mile radius, and we can help you pick the best one for you. With the affordable options here, you can cut down your spending on overnight costs and save more money for fun things to do during your holiday. If you're hoping to treat your taste buds while you're here, you can check out the local restaurants.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Wattala?

The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically April and March, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 32° C and night-time temperatures average 22° C
  • April-June: 32° C is the daytime average and 24° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 30° C and night-time averages are around 24° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 31° C during the day and 23° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 93 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Wattala?

Depending on what interests you, you might like these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Galle Face Green
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • Beira Lake
Cultural Attractions
  • Dutch Period Museum
  • Elphinstone Theatre
  • National Art Gallery
Additional Attractions
  • Negombo Beach
  • Sugathadasa Stadium
  • St Lucia’s Cathedral

Overall, Wattala is known for its:

  • Seafood
  • Bars
  • Beaches
  • Tours

How to Get to Wattala and Around the Area

You can find the closest airport in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from the city centre.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Wattala?
If you have trouble finding a hostel in Wattala, there are 511 accommodation options in a 10-mile radius, and we can help you choose one that meets your needs. For those who prefer to spend less on overnight stays and budget more for sightseeing, you can score great deals on Expedia. If you’re hoping to treat your taste buds while you’re here, you can check out the local restaurants.
What's the weather like in Wattala?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually April and March, with an average temperature of 32°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 23°C. Average annual rainfall for Wattala is 1769.70 mm.
What is there to see and do in Wattala?
Generally, Wattala is known for its seafood, bars and beaches. Major attractions include Negombo Beach, Pettah Market and Galle Face Green. Get out into nature with places such as Galle Face Beach, Mount Lavinia Beach and Beira Lake. Cultural attractions include Sri Lanka National Museum, Dutch Period Museum and Elphinstone Theatre.
What's the best way to get around Wattala?
You can fly into the nearest airport in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city centre.