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Colombo Airport Hostel Negombo Beach
Ranked #45 of 253 Specialty Lodging in Negombo
Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed in a dorm for 1 night. Although it was described as "10 bed dorm" on Booking.com, there were actually some rooms separated by curtain, which made me feel more comfortable than expected.

The hostel is located bit far from the rail station / main bus terminal of Negombo. You need to take a bus / tuktuk to get to the hostel.

My only complaint was they do not have a proper sign outside. (Very sorry if I just missed it.) Because of that, I had to wander around with my backpacks about 30 minutes. (It caused a meeting with an amazingly helpful local family, which was my best memory in Negombo, though.)

After check in, everything went very well. Especially, staff was very helpful. Yet there was no security locker in my dorm, he could keep my stuff in the staff locker. He kindly served breakfast before I asked, gave me a direction to the next destination, etc.

Positives
- nice, helpful staff
- cozy, spacious dorm with individual mosquito net
- free breakfast
- computer with free Internet

Negatives
- no sign outside

Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
2  Thank Yusuke_Sagami
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place ticks all the boxes really, nothing is exceptional and their was a couple issues. The bottom room I stayed in first and picked up a few mozzy bites. My gf and I moved to the private upstairs and that was definitely more pleasant. Though the toilet door was broken and I walked in on a dude. Generally alright and happy with the place.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ChrisPLavelle
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

I stayed here after my arrival to Sri Lanka. Airport pickup for a reasonable price works perfect. They have private and dorm rooms (with shared bathroom), both clean and provided with mosquito nets (you need them!). The owners were very friendly, the lady smiles all the time and introduces you to the Sri Lankan kitchen with delicious fried rice. Keep in mind that the city of Colombo is actually quite far from the airport whereas Negombo is only a 15 minute drive. Would stay here again at the start or end of my trip!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
Thank Maaike B
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

This hostel is very clean and in good location nearly the beach and tourist area. Kanthi , the lady who is responsible of the hostel, is very nice and make very good food. She make you feel that you are home so you enjoy your staying in this hostel. Free breakfast, free coffee and tea whole the day! Free wifi. Linen and towel include. Cheap airport drop. I will for sure stay here again if I come back to Negombo.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
1  Thank Saad Salim A
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Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Very clean, warm shower, nice breakfast including. Owner is so kind and lovely, you absolutely want to come back :) Ask rice and curry for dinner, it's delicious ! Really good quality for good price. I recommend warmly :) (and btw, I'm quite picky for where I sleep haha)

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Tiiariina L
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hostel has a very friendly staff and it is ultra-clean. The rooms are really nice and the breakfast is delicious! The location is also very convenient!I felt really at home here. It is a good place to stay either you come to Sri Lanka or you are leaving.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Unni Martine L
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Our accommodation in Negombo happened at home,.This Hostel are warm, rustic, clean thanks to caring Kanit!!.Kanty prepares delicious food..kind, funny, and willing to help.Hostel is just 2 minutes walk from the ear ocean,to center of Negombo by tuk-tuk 5 min(150 rps.),to aeroport 20 min.by tuk-tuk.Thank you for a good time)))

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 42 Kannattha Para | , Eitthukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
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Ranked #45 of 253 Specialty Lodging in Negombo
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15 minutes drive to Colombo airport, walking distance to paradise Negombo beach, trendy restaurants , clubs , star hotels and vibrant night life. Our highest rated Network of hostels is the best way to expolre Sri Lanka , Guranteed. Our best rated network of hostels around the country and ready made information pack with friendly assistance have made exploring Sri Lanka simply easy. Limited time promotion - Pay for 7 days and stay 14 days mix & match accomodation in our high rated hostels in Kandy, Colombo,Negombo & Hikkaduwa. From the moment you landed to airport ,Kick start your memorable Sri Lanka Back packing experience . Meet fellow travelers, share experiences and be relax in the beach during the day and enjoy Night life later at night. It is also a place where you can stay before leaving Sri Lanka. You can take bus, Tuk Tuk or taxi and reach Colombo Air port safely and on time . We are not only close to airport but also at the centre of Negombo's hotel district and Night life . Where We are located is surrounded with restaurants, pubs, gem merchants, and star hotels. A newly built spacious house with large living room , dining area , kitchen and 5 dorms . There are frequent buses and trains in between Colombo City Center and Negombo town /High way located at Short distance from our Hostel. By Tuk Tuk Just 2US dollars ( Rs 200) from Negombo Bus Stand /Train station By Tuk Tuk 6 US dollars from Air port ( 15 mins Drive ). Free WiFi / cable TV Free Bread , Butter , Jam , tea and coffee Self catering facilities Relaxed , informal , Friendly Atmosphere Discounts to our other hostels When you reach Colombo Air Port Hostel . Negombo Beach you will see cafes, jewelry shops, shops, and banks are around you. You don't have to go take a taxi for them. All of them within walking distance. It is a short walk to sea from Colombo Air Port Hostel . Negombo Beach and a few minutes Tuk Tuk drive (2 dollars) to Negombo town . Negombo is a Historical Dutch town which still keep it's colonial atmosphere wheres Old Dutch Fort and the Dutch Canal are two main attractions. Also you can visit Sri Lanka's largest fish market . We are specialized in organizing budget/back packing tours all around Sri Lanka . Just speak to us and we will share our experience. . Organizing public transport to Anuradhapura cultural city for 4$ And Kandy for 3 US dollars. So If you are coming to Srilanka , choose us to stay If you are leaving Srilanka , choose us to stay 42, Kannattha Para (Cemetery Road), Eitthukala , Negombo, SriLanka. Quick ... more   less 

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