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3.5 out of 5
59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo
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$64
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
4.4/5Excellent! (801 reviews)

"Reasonable price, extremely friendly and efficient staff, clean and small but good rooms. Showers were temperamental. A very satisfying experience. Lakdasa Cardiff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Cinnamon Red Colombo
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2 out of 5
8B, Vajira road, Bambalapitiya, Colombo
$23
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
2.5/5 (13 reviews)

"filtiest place i've ever stayed in. noghing like the pictures. the locks dont work. three steep flights of stairs."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

Ashan's Cozy Apartments
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4 out of 5
Marine Drive (Kollupitiya), 10th Lane, No.24, Colombo
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$71
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.4/5Good! (73 reviews)

"Overall a good experience. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
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3 out of 5
6A, 10th Lane, Kollupitiya, Colombo
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3/5 (29 reviews)
Not what we expected

"Bad attitude from crew and not help full at all. Dirty old hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

Ocean Breeze
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2.5 out of 5
No 55B, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo
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$33
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.7/5Good! (29 reviews)

"Decent hotel and good location. Staff were polite and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Casons B&B
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2.5 out of 5
20 Regent Building Sir Chittampalam A, Gardiner Mw Colombo 1, Fort, Colombo
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$29
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
4/5Very Good! (165 reviews)

"The property was clean and great location they just need to get dark curtains as it was light the whole night and also shampoo as travelling with liquids is not easy"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

City Beds The Regent
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3.5 out of 5
382 Galle Road, Colombo, Western
$29
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.9/5Very Good! (220 reviews)

"The bathrooms were clean. Staff were friendly. My room had a shared balcony. The curtains could be thicker though. During day, the sunlight gets directly in my room. This hotel is located in a very convenient location. Easy access to major shopping malls, hospitals etc. i would say this is value ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

GSH Colombo
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3 out of 5
538, Galle Road, Colombo
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3.7/5Good! (81 reviews)
Nice friendly place

"Nice place , great location, friendly staff, supermarket across the road"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Ivy Lane Colombo
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3 out of 5
122, Justice Akbar Mawatha, Colombo
$25
per night
Oct 10 - Oct 11
2.7/5 (36 reviews)

"Dirty towels, unclean bathrooms, dirty bedding and cockroaches wandering the rooms"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Metro City Hotel
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2 out of 5
247 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo
$18
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.3/5 (34 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff and easy access to town area."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo
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4 out of 5
No. 36-38, Clifford Place, Colombo 4, Colombo
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$60
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
4.3/5Excellent! (424 reviews)

"Nice place to live good to care people Good good to good"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

OZO Colombo Sri Lanka
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3 out of 5
33 Canal Row, Colombo Fort Echelon Square, Colombo
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3.2/5 (112 reviews)

"Clean and well kept. Staff friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Yoho Colombo City Hotel
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3 out of 5
646 Galle Road, Colombo
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$37
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Basic hostel type facilities but within easy tuk-tuk distance of the central markets and attractions."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Drift BnB
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2 out of 5
4A, Alfred Place, Colombo 3, Colombo
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$111
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.8/5Good! (39 reviews)
Cheap, clean, friendly and great location

"This is a simple but pleasant place to stay. My room was very clean and was cleaned nicely each day. There was tea making facilities, a small fridge and 24 hours of hot water. The staff are friendly and helpful. Next door is a very cheap and easy place to get snack, tea and coffee. Literally round ..."…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

OYO 105 Aca B&B
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2 out of 5
46 Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo
$27
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.8/5Good! (95 reviews)
ok!

"Location is good, near the main train station and bus terminal but tuk tuk driver said far and ask for 300Rs. Dorm room is relatively small for 4 persons with luggages. Have enough toilets and shower cubicles. Have a rooftop but nothing to see. Free breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

CityRest Fort
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2.5 out of 5
457 Galle Road, Colombo 03, Colombo
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3.8/5Good! (99 reviews)

"Very good for the price. staff was helpful. Room is pretty good"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2019

Clock Inn Colombo
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3.5 out of 5
11, Upatissa Road, Colombo 4, Colombo
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$42
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.6/5Good! (50 reviews)

"Nice and helpful staff. Spacious king size room. Clean room. Nice food. Good view of the sea from the 4th floor restaurant. But construction work on the opposite building."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo
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3 out of 5
32/9A Shanthi Mawatha, Kirullapona, Colombo
$24
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
3.9/5Very Good! (45 reviews)
Nice stay

"Liked the stay and the staff was nice! But they made alot of noise when the renovations went on i guess in the morning. Which woke us up. But good stay :)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Silvikris Villas
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Cheap Hotels in Colombo

Colombo has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Colombo Town Hall, Viharamahadevi Park, and Dewatagaha Mosque.

If you're looking for affordable places to stay in Colombo, you can take your pick of the area's 27 budget accommodations. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Ashan's Cozy Apartments - 2-star apartment. You'll find free WiFi and air conditioning at this property.

Yoho Brighten Rest - Customers like this 3.5-star hotel for its helpful staff. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant.

OZO Colombo Sri Lanka - At this hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Reviews mention the proximity to shops and overall value.

Ocean Breeze - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning at this property.

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo - Customers like this hotel for its spacious rooms and proximity to shops. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool.

Planning Your Trip to Colombo

Haven't settled on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: March, April, February, and May, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 73°F
  • Rainiest months: November, May, June, and October, with an average rainfall of 0.48 inches
  • Driest months: February, March, January, and July, with an average rainfall of 0.15 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Colombo

Colombo is known for its cafés and seafood, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then make time for activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Viharamahadevi Park and Beira Lake, or check out the area's cultural spots like National Art Gallery.

Travelers also like Colombo for its:
  • Temples
  • Sports
  • Cultural attractions
  • Festivals
  • Art
  • Gardens

Getting Around Colombo

The most convenient airport is 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.). To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station.

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