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Flip-Flop Hostel
Flip-Flop Hostel
Flip-Flop Hostel
Flip-Flop Hostel
Flip-Flop Hostel
Flip-Flop Hostel
Flip-Flop Hostel

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8.3

Excellent

115 reviews

115 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
St. Anne's Church 470 m
The Angurukaamulla Temple 520 m
Abhayasekararama Temple 1.3 km
Dutch Canal 2.6 km
Dutch Fort 3.3 km
Negombo Fish Market 3.4 km
St. Mary's Church 4.1 km
Negombo Lagoon 4.2 km
Dutch Clock Tower 7.9 km
Nearby landmarks
St. Anne's Church 470 m
The Angurukaamulla Temple 520 m
Kurana Railway Station 640 m
The Dissanayake Private Hospital 920 m
Keells super 950 m
Negombo Hindu Temple 1.0 km
Laugfs Super 1.1 km
Raj Fernando Stadium 1.1 km
Dankotuwa Porcelean Shop 1.2 km
Abhayasekararama Temple 1.3 km

Flip-Flop Hostel

No587/5 Colombo road 3rd Kurana,Negombo, Pitipana, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 11500 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Pitipana part of Negombo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous The Angurukaamulla Temple. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

640 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transport

470 meters to St. Anne's Church

Currency conversion service

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Exercise area

Game room

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Distance to airport3.4 km

Rooms available at Flip-Flop Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Bed in 6 - Bed Male Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 6 single beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 6 single beds
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Double Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 6 single beds
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Deluxe Double Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Double with Fan
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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1 Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Workspace Suite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Flip-Flop Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Flip-Flop Hostel?

Flip-Flop Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 11 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Flip-Flop Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Flip-Flop Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Negombo with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Flip-Flop Hostel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Flip-Flop Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 250 LKR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at Flip-Flop Hostel?

Flip-Flop Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Flip-Flop Hostel?

Flip-Flop Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Flip-Flop Hostel?

Negombo Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 2.1 km away from Flip-Flop Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby Flip-Flop Hostel?

Flip-Flop Hostel is located in Pitipana, famous for good restaurants such as La Rama, Moya and Avenra Bayfonte.

What popular shopping places are close to Flip-Flop Hostel?

Flip-Flop Hostel is located in Pitipana area which features shopping places such as Arpico Super Center.

What are popular attractions near Flip-Flop Hostel?

Flip-Flop Hostel is located in Pitipana area, which is famous for attractions such as The Angurukaamulla Temple, St. Mary's Church and Negombo Hindu Temple.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Flip-Flop Hostel?

Flip-Flop Hostel is located in the Pitipana area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Dutch Canal and Muthurajawela Marsh.

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What people love about Flip-Flop Hostel

  • 8

    Very good

    "WiFi worked fine."

    Laura

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    March 5, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Breakfast was good and the staff super helpful."

    Sari

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    February 12, 2019

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Really nice , quite and clean place with kind staff"

    Omri

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    September 6, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 511 Negombo properties
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Room comfort score
8.7/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Service score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.4/10
Better than
97
%
of Negombo properties
Better than
92
%
of Negombo properties
Better than
89
%
of Negombo properties
Better than
87
%
of Negombo properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
115 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.0
Location
7.9
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More about Flip-Flop Hostel

Flip-Flop Hostel

Double your vacation fun with access to both the city sights and the ocean when you stay at Flip-Flop Hostel, just minutes from the heart of Negombo.
At Flip-Flop Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Negombo is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hostel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Flip-Flop Hostel. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Flip-Flop Hostel are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Flip-Flop Hostel are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Flip-Flop Hostel begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
At Flip-Flop Hostel you can even have groceries delivered to your room with their convenient service. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Flip-Flop Hostel. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the hostel. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hostel's fitness facility. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports and motorized water sports.
Enjoy some water sports with boats and canoes provided by Flip-Flop Hostel. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hostel's dart board. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Negombo! Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Negombo Beach Park located 5.7 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 90% of all other options in the city.
Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 92% of the city's accommodation.
According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Negombo.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Breakfast

4 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Exercise area
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
No587/5 Colombo road 3rd Kurana,Negombo, Pitipana, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 11500
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    3.4 km
  • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
    41.7 km

Public transportation

  • Kurana Railway Station
    640 m
  • Negombo Bus Station
    2.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • The Dissanayake Private Hospital
    920 m

Shopping

  • Negombo Sunday Market
    3.3 km

Convenience store

  • On-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • St. Anne's Church
    470 m
  • The Angurukaamulla Temple
    520 m
  • Abhayasekararama Temple
    1.3 km
  • Dutch Canal
    2.6 km
  • Dutch Fort
    3.3 km
  • Negombo Fish Market
    3.4 km
  • St. Mary's Church
    4.1 km
  • Negombo Lagoon
    4.2 km
  • Dutch Clock Tower
    7.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • St. Anne's Church
    470 m
  • The Angurukaamulla Temple
    520 m
  • Kurana Railway Station
    640 m
  • The Dissanayake Private Hospital
    920 m
  • Keells super
    950 m
  • Negombo Hindu Temple
    1.0 km
  • Laugfs Super
    1.1 km
  • Raj Fernando Stadium
    1.1 km
  • Dankotuwa Porcelean Shop
    1.2 km
  • Abhayasekararama Temple
    1.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until02:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee11 LKR
  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)250 LKR

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 5
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened2009
  • Most recent renovation2015

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of Flip-Flop Hostel from real guests

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8.3
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10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.0
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.8
Value for money8.7
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9+ Exceptional (23)
8-9 Excellent (21)
7-8 Very Good (16)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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Mar - May (16)
Jun - Aug (9)
Sep - Nov (21)
Dec - Feb (23)
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9.2
Exceptional
Shahab from Iraq
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Tent in the yard and experience not to be missed”

This is a very nice place in a quiet neighborhood in Negombo which is a town outside of Colombo (an hour away from Colombo Fort on the bus). If you wanna use public transport to get to the hotel or away from the hotel to the city center take the 240 bus. Tuk tuk ride from the airport would be LKR350 to LKR1000 depending on your negotiation skills. Good internet access, nice kitchen, friendly staff. All in all a great place to stay after your flight into Colombo.

Reviewed August 21, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
CHRISTINE from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Good place to stay”

Good place to stay one or two nights in Negombo before traveling to other cities. Staff are helpful and friendly. It’s 10-15mins away from city centre by bus. WiFi signal is good. One thing if I’d have to add in facilities - hair dry for ladies, though it doesn’t really matter. Hot water is available every time but I’m sure you won’t need it, it’s boiling every day!

Reviewed March 05, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Stephanie from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Room with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Nice stopover ”

I planned to stay for a night after arriving late at the airport, but chose to extend an extra day. The double room with balcony is a gem, was perfect for some sleep after long travel days. Not super close to anything else, but convenient for the airport. Can catch a bus outside to get to Negombo or Colombo and staff are friendly and willing to help.

Reviewed April 22, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
William from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Great Building and Airport Proximity”

Very nice building and comfy beds. Staff was super friendly for the one night I stayed here. Much closer to the airport then going clear to Negombo beach area. Tuk Tuk ride was R200 from the airport with a small tip. Thanks for the sleep!

Reviewed February 24, 2016

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8.7
Excellent
James from Ireland
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 - Bed Male Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Nice new, clean hostel”

Clean, new, quiet

A lovely new, clean hostel in a really nice building. Worth getting here while its new to take advantage of that. Even the nice, new towels too. Breakfast was an interesting couple of rolls filled with soya meat, onions and spice. I've seen them since in bakeries. I presume there's a meat alternative as he asked me if I was vegetarian the night before. The only problem is the building us quite open so mosquitos get around. There were none in the dorm room though, they had mosquito repellent plugged in and he offered a mosquito net, which I didn't need. Maybe they're going to set up mosquito nets on the beds at some point? It's so new some bedrooms still needed the mattresses put in.

Reviewed November 25, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
Jean from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Homey”

Felt at home when I was greeted by the front desk guy and "uncle" who was helping clean the hostel. Such a sweet old man! The morning front desk guy was also sweet- they really went out of their way for me to feel safe who's a first time female solo traveler in Sri Lanka. Helped me with currency exchange, getting an honest tuktuk ride, breakfast, etc. The only awkward thing in the beginning was the fact that the dorm room had no lock, but they assured me it was safe.. and it was. I want to come back with my family.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Michael from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Room with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

good for backpacker”

Very friendly, helpful staff. Good backpacker vibe. Easy, short walk to local bus stop to get to Negombo.

Reviewed November 06, 2017

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6.8
Good
MACIEJ from Philippines
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Good value if you need to catch a flight or arrive late ”

This new hostel is in a nice quiet house, away from the main road traffic. TuktTuk from the airport at night was 400 rupees, metered tuktuk during thy day should be less than 200 rupees. The room was massive and clean, aircon working perfectly, no mosquitos as all the hostel has the plugs with repellent. The only odd thing was a glass of water served with a decent amount of toast, margarine and jam - no coffee or tea (?!?). The place is away from any attractions, but easy tuktuk ride. Good to chill and relax. Would recommend it, good value for money. Bag storage fairly expensive at $1 per day, more than twice the price of the storage at Fort station in Colombo (60 rupees) though they offered discount for the long term storage.

Reviewed April 20, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Alessandra from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Perfect place to start/end the trip”

Friendly and helpfull staff, location near the airport, restaurants nearby, big rooms also with AC for a little extra, new house and nice garden Mosquito net would be good, some more forniture would be nice

Reviewed March 17, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Lauren from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double with Fan
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Great ”

Nice stay and good value for money, staff very friendly and helpful! Private double room bed very comfy. Owner gave us lots of free cocktails to celebrate thier 1 year anniversary which was very kind.

Reviewed November 21, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Cole from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Good place to stay near the airport”

Hostel was clean and new, near airport. Not a great location unless using it for coming or going.

Reviewed November 01, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Ben from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Súper handy location near airport ”

Pros Near airport, clean and nice house style hostel, friendly staff with good English. Best value for money for sure. Cons Not near anything food or drink wise, not much of an atmosphere when I was here but great if you fancy reading a book and early night before a flight.

Reviewed February 18, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Shirley from Netherlands
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Nice after a long flight”

It's nearby the airport. Very friendly staff who wants to help with your plans. It was quite, but maybe it wasn't the right season. Clean rooms and facilities. Breakfast was easy but very tasty!

Reviewed July 14, 2017

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7.7
Very good
Susan from Netherlands
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Good”

Clean, quiet, free cofe3, tea and water

Good. I didn'tlike sleeping in a bed under somebody else. The beds are a bit fregile so everytime she moved in her sleep, the whole bed moved and I woke up. Even though she was a quiet sleeper. The other thing was that the fan didn't reach me so it was terribky hot. Positive were the cleanness and it was new, quiet with friendly people working there. It was easily to take a (real cheap) bus to go to the centre in 15 minutes!

Reviewed January 08, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Idriss from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Excellent. ”

Great place. Friendly staff and lovely guesthouse.

Reviewed May 01, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Hannah from Australia
Group
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Great Base and close to the airport”

We booked here because of its closeness to the air port. The room was clean and a good size for our group of 3. The staff were lovely and very helpful with arranging transport. Highly recommended!

Reviewed January 01, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Sari from Finland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Helpful staff, good place”

Good place to stay when coming to Sri Lanka or leaving! Breakfast was good and the staff super helpful. I got sick during my stay and they helped me to find doctor. I also had late check in (1am) and they were waiting for me. Definitely coming back when flying away!!

Reviewed February 12, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Jay from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Solid airport option, and lovely staff.”

A brilliant, beautiful option close to the airport. Probably wouldn't stay longer than needed (the dorm rooms are pretty so-so), but the staff were lovely.

Reviewed November 29, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Laura from United States
Couple
Twin Room with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Nice place but needs some sprucing up”

We loved sitting out on the balcony with morning coffee. Free breakfast was toast and jam, bananas and coffee/tea. Shared bathroom was large, cold shower, and very squeaky door which could wake up light sleepers. Kitchen equipt but pretty messy. Staff was ok. WiFi worked fine.

Reviewed March 05, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Jeremy from Australia
Business traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Restful and convenient”

Two days of peace and relaxation. It's off the busy road so quiet. Large clean rooms with a good quality eatery nearby. Very easy going.

Reviewed April 25, 2016

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