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YMCA Tourist Hostel

39, Bristol Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
YMCA Tourist Hostel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

In the old YMCA building in Colombo you'll find a mix of history and a cool experience. The building is simple, but all right. The association still works in there, so there's a chance you'll see some sport classes, members meetings or men going to the barber shop. The cafeteria is delicious and cheap, opened to everyone. Location is good... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very good location and very friendly staff. This is one of the places where you can still mingle with the Sri Lankan People. But the rooms are old and bare. the price is good for colombo, and they have a lot of rooms available. They have a busy cantine with local food at a very good price.

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Dahab, Egypt
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

It could be good place to stay with that location and friendly stuff but the place need really good clean up. We changed room 3 times and in all rooms I've found bed bugs. Not just bites which I've got plenty. You can literally see bugs! Also huge cockroaches! Seriously I wake up because I squeeze one with my chest!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Worst place I stayed in Sri Lanka. Had a dodgy feel to it and it wasn't very clean. But it's the cheapest place in Colombo and the location is ideal if you only need a place to crash near the train at bus station. Fine for 1 night but not to be used as a base. If you're there its... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Staying at The YMCA was amazing. We've stayed there For a week. At first we just wanted a cheap room. But The YMCA is so mutch more than just a room. You are staying in a community of Sri Lankan Christians. The people all want to talk with you about life and god. Although we were not Christians it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a hotel for one night, located near the railway station. Found this hotel. I think its good for one night, we had a double room with shared bathroom for a good price. You got wifi there, theres also a restaurant with selfservice. Many officeworkers go and have their lunch there. As a tip: bring your own... More 

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Budget Accommodation In Colombo, dormitory rooms are decent , bedding is good condition, however there is lot of noise coming from the main road due to late night buses and trucks.. Bathrooms not very nice, but are satisfactory. The attached restaurant is providing good meals in clean and sober environment.

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Pelhamj, Media Co-ordinator at YMCA Tourist Hostel, responded to this review

This person has mentioned the fact that the bathrooms are not clean but let me say that the bathrooms were recently refurbished and upgraded. We will submit a photo for your perusal. More 

Hyderabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The rooms are overpriced but given that Sri Lanka is in general expensive, they aren't so bad. It is nearby Colombo Fort and definitely better than the other lodgings available near the Fort area. There are no attached bathrooms so if your room is a little on the farther side, you'll have to walk. The flooring is all wooden, and... More 

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Pelhamj, Media Co-ordinator at YMCA Tourist Hostel, responded to this review

We have posted about 7 pictures of the recently refurbished bathrooms. There is a concerted effort to disgrace the YMCA when the reports and comments we get are quite to the contrary. I will post some of them. Dear YMCA, such a nice place and good people working there. Good atmospher. We were happy to stay there. Best regards -Julie... More 

Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We reached Colombo around 10 PM and didnt have time to find any other places to stay so we reached the YMCA to book a room. Its being refurbished but has some rooms open currently. We took a triple room which was essentially one double room with the balcony converted into another room. The converted room had no fan and... More 

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Pelhamj, Media Co-ordinator at YMCA Tourist Hostel, responded to this review

The YMCA is used as a central point for anyone. When suggesting a location on the website they always refer to a place in relation to the YMCA. That's how famous it is More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are clean although they gave me first a room that was smelly of insecticide but they didn't make any troubles to change it (1550 rupees for a single). Shared bathrooms should be cleaned more often and thorougly but they are OK. Staff is friendly. Location is great.

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Pelhamj, Media Coordinator at YMCA Tourist Hostel, responded to this review

Of course it is a great location and it is good for more than two nights. The rooms have been refurbished and the high class rooms are akin to a star class hotel and at a much lower price. More 

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