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Colombo City Hostel

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Front of property
Lobby lounge

Overview of Colombo City Hostel

Colombo City Hostel

1.5 star property
City centre hostel in Colombo
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
177 R A De mel Mawatha, Colombo, 00300
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Colombo

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 16 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • AYU - 4 min walk
  • Burger King - 4 min walk
  • The Chinese Chef - 4 min walk
  • Gunasiri Hotel - 2 min walk
  • Dinemore - 5 min walk

About this property

Colombo City Hostel

Colombo City Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 69 per vehicle return. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 69 per vehicle (return)

Also known as

Colombo City Hostel Colombo
Colombo City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Colombo City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Colombo
Colombo City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Colombo
Colombo City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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Frequently asked questions

Does Colombo City Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Colombo City Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Colombo City Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Colombo City Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Colombo City Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 69 per vehicle return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Colombo City Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Colombo City Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Marina Colombo (14-min walk) and Bellagio Casino (14-min walk) are both nearby.
What's the area around Colombo City Hostel like?
Colombo City Hostel is in the heart of Colombo, a short 5-minute walk from United States Embassy Colombo and 13 minutes' walk from Nawaloka Hospital. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.



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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

A basic hostel
A very basic hostel. It is tucked away at the corner of a small back alley, and the taxi driver had much difficulty to locate the place.
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice hostel with great vibe!
i had a great time at that hostel! I would definitely go back! The staff is so nice and they have breakfast included!
andy, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best place to stay in Colombo
This is hands down the best accommodation I had in Sri Lanka. (Along with Kandy City Hostel) The people are extremely nice, your close to all the amenities and it instantly feels like home. I met some wonderful people and it was positive vibes all the time.
Angie, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice stop over
Easy stay, friendly staff and amazing balcony for mornings and evenings
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfortable hostel
Only stayed here as a transit between my flight and Kandy. Was a little difficult to find in the taxi. The room was comfortable enough, bathrooms were clean and the breakfast was really good. Unfortunately didn't get to explore the neighbourhood but it definitely suited me for the one night.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A good place to stay in Colombo
Stayed there for 2 nights. The location is okay. It takes 10-15 mins tuk tuk ride to go to the Fort Railway Station. Very close to Galle Road and the seafront, where you can have a relaxing walk near, or even on the train tracks just beside the Indian Ocean. No A/C. But I did not feel hot when i was there in March 2018. Quite Clean. Nice Host.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Warm welcome to Sri Lanka
We stayed for two nights in an AC dorm and loved this place. When we arrived very early in the morning they offered us beds to sleep in even though we had not booked early arrival. The bathroom and kitchen were clean at all times and the roof terrace is the perfect place to escape the heat of the city. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for making our arrival to Sri Lanka so pleasant!
Fabiola, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

yuzo, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff is super helpfull. Location is perfect, although a bit tricky to find the place. For a short stay in Colombo I would recommend this place.
Pelle, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

yuzo, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review