The Top 7 Guesthouses In Colombo

Picturesque mosque in the Colombo Fort
Picturesque mosque in the Colombo Fort | © Patty Ho / Flickr

Sri Lanka Hub Writer

Colombo is the landing spot for most visitors coming to Sri Lanka. The capital city has plenty to see and do if staying for a couple of days. If you are a budget traveller, then you are probably looking for affordable guesthouses that are nice enough to stay in for a night or two. As most travellers say, ‘you get what you pay for.’ Thankfully, there is a selection of guesthouses that go above and beyond the usual. Keep reading to discover the seven best guesthouses in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1. CJ Villas

Budget Hotel

Seaside comfort at a good price at CJ Villas
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CJ Villas is a guesthouse on Marine Drive, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Close to everything and with easy access, this guesthouse also has a rooftop patio and a little garden for relaxing.

2. Mahasen by Foozoo

Budget Hotel

One of the rooms at Mahasen by Foozoo
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Mahasen by Foozoo is right in the heart of Colombo 5, close to all the tourist attractions and also in the middle of a relaxed Sri Lankan neighbourhood. With six rooms and plenty of community areas, this is one of the best guesthouses in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

3. Drift BnB

Bed and Breakfast

A spacious room with work desk is perfect for digital nomads at the Drift BnB
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Drift BnB is on the higher end of the guesthouse spectrum. Artsy, comfortable, young and fun, this guesthouse is in the middle of Colombo city and close to everywhere. This is the perfect spot for digital nomads staying in Colombo for a few days, as the WiFi is good and so is the company.

4. Moss Colombo

Budget Hotel

Clean dorms at Moss Colombo
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Moss Colombo is a B&B-style accommodation with dorms and single rooms available. In the very quaint neighbourhood of Colombo 5, Moss is a nice little guesthouse for backpackers and constantly moving travellers that need budget and comfort.

5. Colombo Villa

Bed and Breakfast

Colombo Villa guesthouse has a pool
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Colombo Villa is a small guesthouse with a few rooms but with a nice pool to refresh in after walking in Colombo. Located in the Cinnamon Gardens neighbourhood, it is very central to the nicest parts of the city and close enough to the usual attractions.

6. Saladura Villa

Budget Hotel

Comfortable rooms at Saladura Villa in Colombo 7
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Saladura Villa is a house with four available rooms in the Colombo 7 neighbourhood, also called Cinnamon Gardens. All amenities are taken care of by the owner, Shalini, who prides herself on good service and a nice atmosphere.

7. My Holiday Ticket

Budget Hotel

Comfortable beds close to the bus and train stations
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My Holiday Ticket is an easy guesthouse located on top of an airline ticket agency. With eight rooms comfortably furnished for short stays near the Colombo Fort, My Holiday Ticket is perfect for backpackers passing through.

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