The Top 7 Guesthouses In Colombo

Picturesque mosque in the Colombo Fort | © Patty Ho / Flickr
Picturesque mosque in the Colombo Fort | © Patty Ho / Flickr
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Sri Lanka Hub Writer13 March 2018
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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.

CJ Villas

Seaside comfort at a good price at CJ Villas
Seaside comfort at a good price at CJ Villas | Courtesy of CJ Villas

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.

Mahasen by Foozoo

One of the rooms at Mahasen by Foozoo
One of the rooms at Mahasen by Foozoo | Courtesy of Mahasen by Foozoo

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.

Drift BnB

Spacious room with work desk - perfect for digital nomads
The Drift BnB in Colombo is perfect for backpackers | Courtesy of Drift BnB

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.

Moss Colombo

Clean dorms at Moss Colombo
Clean dorms at Moss Colombo | Courtesy of Moss Colombo

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.

Colombo Villa

Colombo Villa guesthouse has a pool
Colombo Villa guesthouse has a pool | Courtesy of Colombo Villa

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.

Saladura Villa

Comfortable rooms at Saladura Villa in Colombo 7
Comfortable rooms at Saladura Villa in Colombo 7 | Courtesy of Saladura Villa

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.

My Holiday Ticket

Comfortable beds close to the bus and train stations
Comfortable beds close to the bus and train stations | Courtesy of My Holiday Ticket

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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