I recently stayed here for just over a week. I was looking for somewhere chilled out and relaxed where i could get some uni work done during the day. It was the perfect place for a budget traveler. I booked a single room but was given a dorm room to myself as it was low season.
Located on the south side of Colombo, the Lavinia Beach Hostel is only a 2 minute walk to the beautiful Mount Lavinia beach where the golden sand is lined with pubs and restaurants. Walking in the other direction to the main road you‘ll find supermarkets, take-away outlets, clothing stores and even tailoring shops.
The Lavinia Beach Hostel make-your-own coffee and tea and laundry/ironing facilities. Free Wi-Fi available 24hrs. Airport transfers are available on request at reasonable rates.
Accommodation consists of 3 upstairs dorms for males, females and couples each containing 3 beds and a downstairs family room for 6 people. All rooms are complete with en-suite bathrooms. A/C is available for an additional Rs.500 per 24hrs. Towels and bed sheets are provided.
Check-in Time: 12:00
Check-out Time: 11:00
But we welcome your arrival at anytime. We understand flight times don't take our times into consideration.
Your room may not be available, but your most certainly welcome to deposit your luggage while you wait.
The accepted method of payment will be in Cash ( Sri Lankan Rupees / US Dollars )
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival.
Children are welcome but we don't accept pets.
The property has 24-hour security. Guests should normally be back by midnight, but special arrangements can be made if we are notified in advance.
6A Samudra Mawatha Mount Lavinia
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I recently stayed here for just over a week. I was looking for somewhere chilled out and relaxed where i could get some uni work done during the day. It was the perfect place for a budget traveler. I booked a single room but was given a dorm room to myself as it was low season. The place was clean, fans in the room, nice atmosphere.
You are allowed to use the fridge, microwave and cooking facilities in the main kitchen, and also the TV in the common area if you like. There is a lovely little outdoor garden, perfect for sitting outside in the evening and chatting with other traveler's or doing your own thing. Wi-fi is also excellent - it doesn't reach the rooms (at least the one I was in) but there was plenty of space in the common areas.
I prefer to be out of Colombo city centre so thought this location was great. Few minutes walk to the beach in one direction and to the main street with lots of cheap food options in the other direction. Easy walking distance to local buses and trains so can easily get anywhere you need to go.
The people running it are lovely. Very friendly and helpful with anything you need and also respect your space. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is travelling on a budget and wants a nice, simple place to stay.
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