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Hostels in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Popular hostels in Colombo

Discover well-known properties in Colombo that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 1,319 hotels in Colombo and price data was last updated on 23 February 2024. The average price for a hotel in Colombo is €9/night.
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No. 1a, Stubbs Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Located in Colombo, Thambili Island @ Stubbs is an easy drive from National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and R. Premadasa Stadium. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
6.7
Good
153 reviews
Location
5.2 km from city centre
46 Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Only two minutes from Colombo World Trade Center, CityRest Fort is located in the heart of Colombo. It provides a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free wireless internet.
Free Wi-Fi
7.2
Good
922 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
6 Rheinland Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Located a short stroll from Bambalapitiya Railway Station, Layover Colombo provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Colombo. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
9.0
Excellent
5 reviews
Location
3.3 km from city centre
44 Kirulapone Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Located in Colombo, Backpack Hostel 44 is an easy drive from National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and R. Premadasa Stadium. It also offers meeting rooms, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
8.0
Excellent
1 reviews
Location
6.5 km from city centre
Munidasa Kumarathunga Mawatha, Katunayake, Sri Lanka
Situated in Katunayake, Ceylon Hostel Colombo International Airport is located an easy drive from Negombo and Ja-Ela. Guests can also enjoy free internet in all areas.
Free Wi-Fi
Location
1.5 km from city centre
41 1/1 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hostel At Galle Face is situated in Colombo and is a short walk from Slave Island Railway Station. This hostel is set in the heart of the city.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.6
Excellent
230 reviews
Location
1.3 km from city centre
#30 De Saram Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Located a short walk from Mount Lavinia Bus Station, Colombo Beach Hostel By Nomadic offers guests an ideal base when in Colombo. It also offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
136 reviews
Location
1.9 km from city centre
247 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Situated in the popular hub of Thimbirigasyaya, Backpack Lanka is within walking distance of several tourist attractions in the local area. Guests can also make the most of free internet access in all areas.
Free Wi-Fi
7.6
Good
172 reviews
Location
2.4 km from city centre
551 Colombo Road, 2nd Kurana, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Sleep Cheap is located in Negombo and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
Location
2.3 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Colombo

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Colombo. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 23 February 2024.
Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Colombo:€9/night
Cheapest price found:€3/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
€3 - €15
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€4 - €39
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Cheapest hostels in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Discover affordable stays in Colombo that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Colombo can be found for as low as €20 per night. There is currently one property in Colombo that can be booked for this price. Villa107 is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Colombo. Price data was last updated on 23 February 2024
Out of the hostels in Colombo we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hostel, and hostel location.
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No. 55 George East De Silva Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
2.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Air conditioning
€20
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Other accommodations in Colombo

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2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€97
Avg. per night
433, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
3.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€65
Avg. per night
Colombo, Sri Lanka
8.1 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€40
Avg. per night
22, Palmyrah Avenue, 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka
3.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€21
Avg. per night
56, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
6.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€63
Avg. per night
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9.1 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€42
Avg. per night
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9.9 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€15
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Colombo

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Colombo to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 23 February 2024.
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Facts about staying in Colombo

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Colombo to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 23 February 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Colombo?

    €9/night is an average price for a hostel in Colombo throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in October is the most expensive month to book, and in April is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Colombo hostels for as low as €3/night. In general, Colombo hostels for €8 or less are a good deal.

  • What hostel is closest to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport?

    Thambili Island @ Stubbs is the nearest hostel in Colombo to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl Airport, at a distance of 32.7 km.

  • Should I stay in a Colombo hostel?

    Staying in a Colombo hostel has many benefits, including cost savings, proximity to the centre of the city, a social and laid-back atmosphere, and similar amenities to hotels (such as Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, or 24/7 check-in). Hostels in Colombo tend to attract younger, solo travellers, but they can be great for couples and families as well.

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