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Middle Class House - Blue Room (Air Conditioned)

SuperhostColombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
Private room in house hosted by Daniel
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
Self check-in
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10 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Daniel is a Superhost
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NO BULLSHIT VERSION

This is a room. Its home is a four bed house in central Colombo. It has some antique furniture - a bed (comfortable for one, wee bit of a squeeze for two), desk and dresser. Plus an ensuite bathroom.

Climate control via AC or fan. Complimentary water, tea and coffee. The kitchen has a fridge and washing machine. The WiFi works. Cleaning done thrice a week. If you need a drink, there’s a dive bar around the corner. They haven’t heard of cocktails. Thank goodness.

The space
PRETENTIOUS GUIDEBOOK VERSION

The middle class is a confused species. So is this house. Typical of the older Sri Lankan middle class homes, unglamorous contemporary pieces begrudgingly allow family heirlooms lovingly passed down to steal the limelight. But each one has its own story.

The bathroom, attached to your room and for your use alone, has been remodeled a few times, so the sink, toilet and bidet are charmingly incongruent. But they all work perfectly - including the hot water.

You’ll find an occasional chip or scratch on the wall - nothing you would notice unless you look. They’re subtly there to remind you that this is a home in which people lived. Not a hotel.

Make use of the kitchen - which is rustic - but comes equipped with the necessities of 21st century backpacking such as a espresso maker. There’s a boutique that grinds Sri Lankan coffee around the corner.

Inspect the bookshelf (which holds all five volumes of the Bibliography of Ceylon), flip through the picturebooks and puzzle at the anti-Macassars. Laze about on the terrace, smugly self satisfied that the fan - and all electricity in the house - is solar powered. Moan about your hosts idiosyncratic Sri Lankan music tastes as you lie on your orthopaedic mattress and listen to the on the YouTube/Spotify play list he sends you. Until you fancy an adventure, then all of Colombo is around the corner. Destinations you can reach in under a dozen mins by Uber:

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES
National Museum
Sapumal Foundation
Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art
Saskia Fernando Gallery

SHOPPING
Paradise Road
Barefoot
Urban Island
Selyn

FOOD
Gallery Cafe
Barefoot
Dutch Burgher Union
Soul Coffee

Guest access
You have access to all common areas including the kitchen, living room, dining room, balcony and washing machine.
NO BULLSHIT VERSION

This is a room. Its home is a four bed house in central Colombo. It has some antique furniture - a bed (comfortable for one, wee bit of a squeeze for two), desk and dresser. Plus…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Hair dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Washer
Air conditioning
Iron
Essentials
Smoke alarm

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Location

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

The house is just off what is quickly becoming Sri Lanka's restaurant street: Sri Lankan curries, laksa, shawarma, bakeries, German sandwiches, sushi, authentic Chinese and bubble tea all a stone's throw away.

Hosted by Daniel

Joined in March 2015
  • 31 Reviews
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My name is Daniel. I've studied in the UK and US, travelled around the world and stayed often at AirBnBs. So I know what you need. I've lived in Colombo for much of my life. History fan - so if you like obscure trivia and eccentric explanations of why and how Sri Lanka got to where it is today - you know where to look.
My name is Daniel. I've studied in the UK and US, travelled around the world and stayed often at AirBnBs. So I know what you need. I've lived in Colombo for much of my life. Histor…
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I work long hours. But am almost always available via Whatsapp and phone.
Daniel is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed