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