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No 677 Nayake Road Kurana, Katunayake, Negombo 11450 Sri Lanka
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#4 of 28 Speciality lodging in Katunayake
Hostel Katunayaka is located in 5 mins drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
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Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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James Lieschke wrote a review Sep. 2019
Newcastle, Australia2 contributions
Amazing hostel, everything was super clean and comfortable. Special thanks to sajan fernando, had amazing english and he looked after me so well always getting me what i need and even made me BREAKFAST! Ill definitely be back and the location is incredible as its just a 3 minute drive from the airport.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from SaliyaA8, Owner at Hostel Katunayake
Responded 30 Sep. 2019
Thank you soo much for taking time to give us review .. we appreciate your full score given to our hostel
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Jason E wrote a review Feb. 2019
207 contributions88 helpful votes
very good place. i arrived at 11pm from the airport abt 2km round the block. the gent had a form with my details ready waiting - i signed, paid and went to bed. there are planes flying over but not too many and really it wasn't too bad. breakfast was eggs and bread and jam. some pineapple too. staff were very friendly and helped me to sort out my onward travel to colombo, i was ready to pay LKR3000 for a taxi to the city but soon discovered there's a railway station 5 mins walk away! just LKR45 to fort station. from there i took a tuktuk for 250 to my next hostel. recommend this place very much if you want a cheap place. i looked into the rooms briefly and they seemed to be clean and serviceable also.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from hostel k, Manager at Hostel Katunayake
Responded 28 Feb. 2019
Thank you soo much for taking time to give us review .. we appreciate your full score given to our hostel
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Kris_Toor wrote a review Jan. 2019
Krakow, Poland104 contributions16 helpful votes
I have taken the points out just because of how poorly they handled my situation. So I booked one night. I paid and all was set. The next day in the morning I told them that I had some work to do and I would like to stay one more night. They replied that there was no problem and I could pay the amount later. At 5 PM they approached me telling me that dorms INCLUDING MY BED was booked and I could take single room paying double the amount! I found it very common in Sri Lanka that the hostels do not check their bookings online so they actually do not know their booking situation. But until now as it is hostel's fault they always would upgrade me for free. This was the very first situation that the staff, still being very nice, told me that if I wanted to stay with them I had to take single room paying double! IT WAS THEIR FAULT! They overbooked and they told me that I could stay there without any problem. They offered to find a dorm for me but since they handled my situation so poorly I thanked and solved the problem. But from positive side: the house is amazing with a fountain in the middle of it. Also they kept breakfast for longer time so there was always something to munch on! The place is not quite. its next to the airport and you can hear the planes.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Good for travellers with early flights
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Luchano wrote a review Jan. 2019
Lviv, Ukraine14 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent place to stay here before and after flight.Rooms are clean,cozy,have fan and ac.Also u can use kitchen (coffee machine!!,washing machine,pressure cooker,fridge ,kettle,all dishes ).Cooking place is clean!!Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from hostel k, Manager at Hostel Katunayake
Responded 14 Jan. 2019
Thank you for you review on our hostel, we are so please that you enjoyed staying at our hostel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Katunayake
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Katunayake?
Nearby attractions include Muthurajawela Marsh (7.9 km), Angurukaramulla Temple (7.1 km), and Destination Sri Lanka (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Katunayake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hostel Katunayake?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Katunayake?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Katunayake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Katunayake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barista, Coronation Restaurant and Bar, and Moya.
Does Hostel Katunayake have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostel Katunayake offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.