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Best Colombo hostels

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Backpack Lanka - Colombo - Bedroom
Backpack Lanka
7.6 Good
KollupitiyaC$ 19+
C$ 19+
Free Wi-Fi
Olu Colombo Villa - Colombo - Bedroom
Olu Colombo Villa
8.7 Very good
ThimbirigasyayaC$ 54+
C$ 54+
Free Wi-Fi
The Anam Hostel
8.6 Very good
C$ 25+
C$ 25+
Free Wi-Fi
Bunkyard Hostels
Cinnamon GardensC$ 188+
C$ 188+
Port View Hostel Colombo
BambalapitiyaC$ 219+
C$ 219+
Free Wi-Fi
Vibe Hostels
8.6 Very good
KollupitiyaC$ 59+
C$ 59+
Free Wi-Fi
Groove House
ThimbirigasyayaC$ 1,223+
C$ 1,223+
Free Wi-Fi

Colombo hostels near the city centre

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How much is a Colombo hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 15

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 15
Cheapest month to stay with an average 50% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 109% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in Colombo

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Top tips for finding Colombo hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Colombo, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Colombo in September and May.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Colombo if you stay on a Sunday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Colombo hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Colombo for 4 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Colombo

  • What are the best hostels near Asiri Surgical Hospital?

    Asiri Surgical Hospital is a popular area in Colombo and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Anula Inn or Olu Colombo Villa for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Asiri Surgical Hospital.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Colombo?

    Hostel prices in Colombo can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Colombo is C$ 18 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 7 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Colombo?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Colombo is C$ 18 compared to C$ 104 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Colombo?

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