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Best Colombo hostels

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 65% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 243% 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 October and September.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Colombo if you stay on a Tuesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Friday.
  • 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.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Colombo found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $95, while the most expensive was $137.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Colombo for 4 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Colombo

  • What are the best hostels near Galle Face Green?

    Galle Face Green is a popular area in Colombo and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Miracle Colombo City Hostel or Colombo Downtown Monkey Backpackers Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Galle Face Green.

  • 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 $15 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 $15 compared to $102 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.