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Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel
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“Great value, friendly staff”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed for three nights! Staff always willing to help with directions, organising taxis, and ensuring your stay is comfortable! Friendly atmosphere and in a great location (1minute from the beach) It is also a great place to meet other travellers!! Thankyou!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is one of my most favorite hotels in Sri Lanka. The location is great and close to Colombo as well. Staff is friendly and good facilities are available. Price packages are also reasonable. I recommend this hotel for any person who would want to visit Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Staff go out of their way to help you, very friendly. Place kept clean and good value for money in a location that offers little else in this price bracket. Close to the beach as the name would suggest and transport to City Centre.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Lavinia beach hostel is a really nice place to stay if you're planning to stop in Colombo. The suburb is very nice and beach is OK, sea not too bad to swim in. Dorm room was OK but we didn't have air conditioning - not sure if you pay extra for this? There was a very homely feel to the hostel with a tv area and seating. This is the closest we came to a backpackers vibe in Sri Lanka as most places are hotels, not hostels. There is free, fast wifi and a communal PC to use. The best thing about this hostel was Mala, the manager, she really was so nice and helpful and will find you the answer to your question even if she doesn't know herself. Mala has another hostel in Galle (Galle Paradise Hotel?) which is also very nice, but not on tripadvisor - both hostels are highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This nice hostel is run by Mala and she will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Very lovely person which makes you feel like home. She will answer all your questions or call around if she doesn't know the answer. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and functional. 2 min walk to the beach with a lot if restaurants. 5 min to the bus station that brings you to the train station or pettah market in 25 min. There is another train station 10 min from the hostel. I loved the family style atmosphere and would go back there any time. Mala keep doing what you do, yiu are fantastic!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Nice quiet place. If i have to go by colombo again, then i will def stay there again. New guesthouse keeper (only worked 1mon) was very friendly and spoke good English. Dont think colombo has much to offer (shopping etc), which is why this place with beach, restaurants suited me better.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Pune, India
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Only good part about this hostel was its closeness to the beach and price.
Very stinky and small rooms. The care taker was a little finicky. His reaction to every reqeat was a No at first but then after a little convincing he agreed!
Would suggest to find some better options.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel

Property: Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel
Address: 6A, Samudra Mawatha, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation at the Lavinia Beach Hostel consists of 10 rooms ranging from male, female and mixed dorms to private single, double, triple rooms with en-suite bathrooms. A/C is available for an extra cost of Rs. 500 a night. ... more   less 
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