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Best Colombo hostels

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Backpack Lanka - Colombo - Bedroom
Backpack Lanka
7.6 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Olu Colombo Villa - Colombo - Bedroom
Olu Colombo Villa
8.7 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
The Anam Hostel
8.6 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Island Hostels Colombo
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning
Hangover Hostels at Colombo
Havelock Town₪1,240+
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Bunkyard Hostels
Cinnamon Gardens₪513+
Vibe Hostels
8.6 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Galle Face Terrace Hostel by Tourlux
9 Wonderful
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Groove House
Free Wi-Fi
Lost & Found - Colombo
8.3 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning

How much is a Colombo hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

2 stars and below

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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.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Colombo

  • 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 ₪19 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as ₪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 ₪19 compared to ₪105 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Colombo?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Colombo by showing you the exact location of each hostel.