Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and the arrival city for everyone coming to the country. Backpackers can spend a couple of days in the city before going off to explore the rest of the island. While in Colombo there are some classic places to visit, like the Viharamahadevi Park, Galle Face Green, the Fort and Salve Island. Colombo is an easy place to walk in, but some hostels have bikes for rent. Inexpensive places to stay and geared at backpackers in Colombo are Drift BnB, Bed and Bicycle and Bed Hostels. For cheap local eats try Hotel de Pilawoos, Sen Saal or Green Cabin.