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Colombo Beach Hostel

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#8 of 42 hostels in Colombo
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Colombo Beach Hostel - #30 De Saram Road , a boutique city hostel conveniently located 15 minutes off Colombo City and at close proximity to the Mount Lavinia Beach .Within Walking distance to the beach ,banks, supermarkets , restaurants etc. CBH provides affordable, simple, clean & comfortable accommodation suitable for backpackers & budget travelers . Equipped with comfortable lounge and rooftop area to relax after the busy city. Room types :Dorm beds with private lockers - Double bed rooms with attached bathrooms.
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Game room
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
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24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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30 De Saram Road, Colombo 10370 Sri Lanka
Colombo Beach Hostel
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Martha wrote a review May 2023
Pitiwella, Sri Lanka1 contribution
After reading some good reviews on Hostel World we thought we’d give Colombo Beach Hostel a go. Even though the staff were friendly and the food was good and cheap, we would not recommend staying here (although we only stayed in a dorm so can’t vouch for the privates). My boyfriend woke up to masses of red bites all over his body. Not only were there bed bugs, but the AC was down meaning one fan (that didn’t rotate) was left to cool the whole room- it didn’t reach the beds and made it awfully uncomfortable to sleep in the dorm.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bed bugs , no AC, lots of mosquitos (to be expected, but there seemed to be more than usual).
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ivory03 wrote a review Feb 2023
Vienna, Austria14 contributions13 helpful votes
Room was not clean, especially the private bathroom had not been cleaned after the last guest, stains everywhere. The freshness of the sheets was also quite unsure. Mosquito net full of holes and reeking. A/C only partly working. Breakfast at extra charge, but still bad. We had initially booked two nights but left hastily after the first.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from COLOMBO BEACH HOSTEL, Owner at Colombo Beach Hostel
Responded 26 Feb 2023
It’s truly disappointing to find such small minded people in a modern world. Your issue was that you had paid HW deposit for two nights. You checked in mid night and wanted to stay only for one. Which we allowed without charging you for cancellation. But you demanded further, that we reimburse your second night’s deposit. Your friend too (though she had booked for one Night) has made a similar review on the booking station. I see that your anger has not Left you even though the incident happened on 12th Feb. I hope u both are proud of yourselves. It’s a shame to know some people have so much hate. Nevertheless, I do hope you find peace ✌️ Do enjoy your stay in the island.
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Dani Barcellos wrote a review Jan 2022
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The hostel has the best location: really calm area, just 200mts from the beach and 15 minutes by train from the city center (Colombo). Good atmosphere. Amazing common area. Beautiful sea view. Staff very friendly and helpful. Free filtered water. Shared rooms (With fans) Private Rooms (With and Without A/C) The area around has many conveniences: market, pharmacy, restaurants. Just 15 min walking distance from Mount Lavinia train station and 5 min walking to bus stand (many options to go to Colombo)
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dananjaya D wrote a review June 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka33 contributions9 helpful votes
This hostel is very good as the staff lookafter you well during your stay. they help with all the travel tips and foods you need. cafe area is beautifully and nice atmosphere where you can sit and enjoy your coffee. we will be back and highly recommended this hoste
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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WayneB1990 wrote a review Jan 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom40 contributions29 helpful votes
Nice little place, rooms are basic but clean and have everything you need. Staff are very friendly. The kitchen area could do with improving. Great location a few minutes walk to the beach, much nicer than staying in central Colombo.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Janina00000 wrote a review Nov 2019
Schweiz6 contributions
I arrived at 1, checked out again at 3.30. i understand that different people have different standards when it comes to cleanliness. i wanted to talk to the manager and explain that this is not working for me and that i would gladly give him something for his trouble. then it got unfriendly. paid more than i did in any other sri lankan hostel.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Dnugegoda, Owner at Colombo Beach Hostel
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Hi Janina We both know what your issue was. Anyway thanks for keeping your promise on having us a review. Dinesh
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Emilia and Johann wrote a review Oct 2019
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The food in the restaurant was good and at a reasonable price and the Staff was very friendly and helpful. The only downside is, that, even though the beach is close, we felt unconfortable to go in the water in bikini, as there were only men and it felt weird, being the only woman
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Date of stay: October 2019
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daxstutz wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada15 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed here when the hostel was completely empty, and decided to shorten my stay. The manager absolutely refused to allow me to shorten it, and insisted I pay for an extra 2 nights that I would not even be staying (even though the place was literally empty so there's zero chance I was taking away the opportunity for other customers to stay). He was rude, unreasonable, and downright greedy. The neighbourhood is also rather unsafe. I had someone threaten me on the beach and shake me down for money. I will say the staff is very kind, it's just a shame the manager is such an unreasonable man. Avoid this place, if you can.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Carmen M wrote a review Oct 2019
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I enjoyed my time at this hostel. It was very clean, the staff was super, and the roof top with sofas, kitchen and garden was a plus. I even stayed at their other hostels. The owner helped me to arrange and plan other destinations in Sri Lanka and left me keep my bag at the hostel for free while I toured the country. I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Dnugegoda, Owner at Colombo Beach Hostel
Responded 10 Oct 2019
Thank you for the review, was a pleasure having you. :) Happy travels!! Dinesh
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Charlotte F wrote a review Oct 2019
9 contributions4 helpful votes
My favorite things about this hostel were the rooftop and the staff. The kitchen on the roof meant I could cook my own food when I felt like it (healthy choices and saving money) and the common space there was relaxing and beautiful. Dorms were basic but comfortable. Travis and Shiromi and Dinesh were wonderful hosts. They helped my with whatever I needed and gave me lots of good info and travel tips for my time in Sri Lanka. The hostel was very close to the beach and I walked there every day. Easy bus ride into Colombo city.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Dnugegoda, Owner at Colombo Beach Hostel
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Thanks Charlotte for your kind review, appreciate it. Do enjoy Sri Lanka !! Dinesh
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PRICE RANGE
AU$38 - AU$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colombo Beach Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Colombo Beach Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Mount Lavinia Beach (0.4 km) and Asian Gems and Jewellery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colombo Beach Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, a rooftop terrace, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Colombo Beach Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include LOON TAO, The Fat Crab, and The Shore By O!.
Does Colombo Beach Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Colombo Beach Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Colombo Beach Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (6.9 km), Paramadharmawardhanaramaya (4.3 km), and Vehera Kanda Ruins (7.5 km).