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.
- nice, helpful staff
- cozy, spacious dorm with individual mosquito net
- free breakfast
- computer with free Internet
- no sign outside
- 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