Flipflop Hostel

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4.1 / 5Very Good
28 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


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    About this area


    Located in Negombo, Flipflop Hostel is in an area with good airport proximity. Angurukaramulla Temple and St.Mary's Church are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Negombo Beach and Muthurajawela Visitor Centre. Guruge Nature Park and Henerathgoda Botanical Garden are also worth visiting. Our guests love the hostel's central location.

    Getting around

    • Railway Station Negombo - 10 min drive
    • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 17 min drive

    About this property

    Flipflop Hostel

    Along with a bar/lounge, this hostel has a 24-hour business center and coffee/tea in a common area. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, 24-hour room service, a meeting room, and concierge services are onsite. All 5 rooms have 4 bedrooms and feature free WiFi. Guests will also find dining areas, 24-hour room service, and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are shared.



    Check-in available 24 hours
    Minimum check-in age - 16

    Special check-in instructions

    24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


    Check-out before noon

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 7.0 per night.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets stay free

    Property payment types


    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: USD 10 per vehicle (one-way)
    • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 1 (from 10 to 14 years old)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 7.0 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Property is also known as

    • Flipflop Hostel Negombo
    • Flipflop Negombo
    • Flipflop Hostel Negombo
    • Flipflop Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
    • Flipflop Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Negombo

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
    • 1 bar
    • Free daily reception
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals
    • Playground

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground
    • Separate dining area


    • Front-desk safe
    • Library

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • 24-hour business center
    • 1 meeting room


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan


    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower

    Food and drink

    • Dining room


    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Fitness center (discounted access)

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Nice staff, clean and quiet

    Stayed for two nights after arriving in Sri Lanka. Cool house, really nice staff, basic but clean facilities and a nice breakfast. There weren’t many other guests. Good stay for the price.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018


    They Gangstalked me, based on an Interpol RED NOTICE, that was fraudulently created by the FBI, through abuse of the system, more than 10 years ago. In fact there has never been an investigation, or the result was NEGATIVE, yet this RED NOTICE has never been purged or expunged from the system of the FBI of Interpol. If you have any ideas about how to corect this, please let me know. Thanks

    Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2018

    4/5 Good

    Good airport hostel

    Great location for the airport (8km, 500Rs in a Tuk-Tuk). City is a bit of a walk but not impossible. The breakfast was great but they don’t do other meals as advertised. Nayomi’s nearby is delicious and cheap for dinner. Stayed in a twin room which was comfy and clean. Staff were nice, especially the guy that made breakfast. Would stay again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

    4/5 Good

    Nice place, a little far from center. The Breakfast was only bread and jam, they do not have options for vegetarian

    Stayed 1 night in Apr 2018

    4/5 Good

    Nice and basic

    Nice, basic hostel near the airport. Location: convenient, close to the airport, farther from the city center and beach area, but the hostel is very close to the main road where you can get tuk-tuk or take the bus, Pickme (Sri Lanka version of Uber) works well in here. Breakfast: toast with jam and butter, two pieces of fruit, egg and tea Room: Ceiling fan (No AC), clean white bedding Service: Superb! Both the service counter and housekeeping staff are hardworking, kind, helpful people, they really go the extra mile to make you feel welcome Toiletries: they only provide toilet paper Nice common areas to chill as well.

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