We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

YWCA International Guest House

393 Colvin R. De SIlva Mw (Union Palace), Colombo, Sri Lanka
YWCA International Guest House
Write a Review

24 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    10
    13
    0
    1
    0
See reviews for
5
12
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (24)
  • Mar-May only
    (7)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (7)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (1)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautifull property, very good location and the rooms.. I was speechless !! Very kind staff and very helpfull.. We are with a family of 4 and just checked in... But so far so good !! Happy we chose for YWCA 😄 rates are good for the quality that you get, wifi works very fast.. Again, staff very helpfull

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guest house owner was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The room and all of the facilities were clean and tidy. It is definitely great value for money. You had free use of the fridge and drinking water was complimentary. Once we had checked out she let us use the showers and even organised us a tuk tuk to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good budget option for Colombo from which you can easily see all the sights. Breakfast is included in the price and the tea is always flowing. Pretty building and a relaxed setting. The manageress is friendly and very helpful. Hot showers and clean bedding basic but nice!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed there for two days and it was fantastic. The room was fuss free, clean and comfortable. We arrived at 3am in the morning and the lady at the receptionist (I think her name is Deepani?) welcomed us nonetheless! I highly recommend this place. We stayed at room 4 which has A/C and four single beds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

After a long 10 hour flight from Tibet and arriving to guesthouse at 1am, we were welcomed by a beautiful smiley face Deepani, whom provided a comfortable room and made us feel at home! This place offers a great location walking distance to downtown, market and frequent bus stops making it a convenient place to stay! The staff are helpful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed here at the end of February and were very happy with the place, although the tuk tukdriver struggled to find it. Clean, newly refurbished bathroom, huge room, good fans. Nice outside tables and chairs, also inside lounge area. Helpful staff. Offered shower room for us to freshen up when we came back to collect our luggage before going... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked a room arriving at around 5 am and leaving after lunch and were given a smaller room for a cheaper price. The place is nice, clean and well located although can get very loud for the big street it's on. Breakfast was basic but good enough and staff were very very friendly. Location is good for exploring the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After you have made a tour in Sri Lanka this is the place to relax. The Guesthouse is situated in a Dutch mansion. The lady of the hotel does everything to give you a good time. There is wifi. I would recommend this place to all my friends. And also to you

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is excellent budget accommodation in central Colombo. It's an old colonial building with large rooms and high ceilings. Deepani, the manager was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The location is excellent and convenient to get to many sites. Happily recommending this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This delightful heritage building is pristine set back from the street with spacious rooms and very friendly and welcoming staff. Breakfast is included in the room rate which makes it even greater value. Only 5mins from the railway station means that it is easy to access. The rooms are large with very high ceilings, white washed rooms, mosquito nets and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

10 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Colombo hotels
0.0 mi away
Ceylon City Hotel
Ceylon City Hotel
#12 of 39 in Colombo
4.0 of 5 stars 94 reviews
0.0 mi away
Clock Inn Colombo
Clock Inn Colombo
#8 of 70 in Colombo
4.0 of 5 stars 232 reviews
0.0 mi away
Colombo City Hostel
Colombo City Hostel
#5 of 70 in Colombo
4.5 of 5 stars 149 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Drift BnB Colombo
Drift BnB Colombo
#3 of 93 in Colombo
4.5 of 5 stars 177 reviews
0.0 mi away
Taru Villas - Lake Lodge
0.0 mi away
CityRest Fort
CityRest Fort
#19 of 93 in Colombo
4.5 of 5 stars 114 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities