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Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel

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Calangute, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a hurried last minute booking. I had to go to Sri Lanka to renew my Indian tourist visa. I needed cheap and quiet. My biggest issue was that i was recovering from a broken foot so i needed somewhere to rest for a couple of weeks. As some of you know i have Autism so where i end...

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Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This place is great. It's close to the beach, near the main road, a super market around the corner and a foodtruck with great food just a few hundred meters away. You can find cheap but lovely dorm rooms here, as well as private rooms for couples or business people. Most important for me though was the incredible hospitality with...

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Travelling can be pretty hectic and it was nice to find this place of solace to reenergize! I was stuck here due to having to visit the hospital for a foot infection. This place was perfect while I healed and the owner is really nice!

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Thank AndyWolfe91
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is a good value option near the only decent beaches in Colombo at Mount Lavinia. The room and hostel layout were pleasant, however satin sheets were not the best selection for Colombo's humidity! (Perhaps I should have taken the A/C ;). There are also some building works in the area that start reasonably early; although presumably these shouldn't last...

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Thank richardcarpenter
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The owner is extremely nice and will make sure you have everything you need. I stayed twice and both times were equally fantastic. Just a few minutes walk from the beach and the train station. Cold water and beer sold right there at the hostle. Truly fantastic.

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Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 8 January 2017

we stayed in the hostel 4 night (2+2), when we arrived and before departure as we decide to stay in Mount Lavinia to skip the business of the city. Lavinia Beach Hostel is a lovely place to stay after a long plane trip (it's a bit far from the airport but the owner can organize a pickup at the airport...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights and enjoyed the stay, checked in near 12 at night and checked out at 6.30am and this was no problem at all. Bed very comfortable and big rooms. It states on trip advisor that air con is available for 500 extra per night but we were actually charged 1000. There is an air con unit in...

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Thank JenHurl
melbourne
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Brilliant location for a few nights if your planning to visit Colombo. City is assessable by bus, tuk tuk or train. 200 meters from the beach and beach bars! I have stayed here 3 times and merle is so helpful and accomodating. Love the atmosphere here at mount Lavinia beach hostel and will visit again when back in Colombo! Thanks...

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Thank erinmac17
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed twice at this hostel; at the beginning of our Sri Lanka trip, when we needed some rest after travelling around India for a month, and almost a month later at the end of our journey. In the end we stayed here for a week, in two different rooms. Both our stays were perfect and the owner takes great...

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this lovely hostel twice during my month's trip to Sri Lanka and loved it. Friendly, helpful staff. Quiet location away from Colombo madness, complete with free tea and a splash pool. GO!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Colombo Lavinia Beach Hostel

Address: 6A, Samudra Mawatha, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range: $18 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Every room is fabulous. The mixed dorm is perfect. But you can get a/c and more privacy in other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sinostew, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one overlooking the Ocean - Beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles GEDDY59, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“This is a good place for a few nights. It's out of Colombo city heading away from the airport. The beach was relaxing though very rough this time of year. If you're wanting to suss the surrounds of Lavinia or travelling from the south to Colombo (or heading south from Colombo) this is a nice place to recharge.”
 of 5 bubbles amyw305, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs have mosquito nets.”
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  • Upstairs beds with nets
 of 5 bubbles Q2842LWkates, 10 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Just dont stay here”
 of 5 bubbles SheWhoTravels23, 27 Dec 2013 | Read review
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