An ideal choice for the avid travel to start their journey in Sri Lanka! The living space is located 7 kilometers away hectic city near the new greener residential area of Colombo offering you a relaxed in Colombo! The apartment is comprised of 3 double rooms and a colorful living room for use. The clean and comfortable bedrooms are equipped with Fan, in room Free High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi) and contains Sri Lankan teak wood furniture. The living room offers a colorful lounge areas and and poker corner! While you stay with try our section of Ceylon teas and Coffee selection available for you free of charge!
You will get your own key to the apartment for your convenience.The room is equipped with Mosquito Vaporizers
About The Hosts
We are a Sri Lankan-Austrian multicultural couple living in the hip capital Colombo. We are the travel writers behind current evolving online travel guide Backpack to Sri Lanka.
You can always sit down with us to plan your journey in Sri Lanka! We are more than happy to share our experiences from around the island and to help you plan your (website hidden) Guide books and other informative books are freely available as well for you to plan your journey through Sri Lanka.
For your convenience the direct bus connections to the city center locations as Colombo 3 and Union Place as well as to the Colombo Fort railway station (Pettah) are just a minute walk from the house. If Sri Lankan buses are too hectic for you then our neighborhood tuktuk driver who offers cheapest meter tuktuk rates will be happy to take you around!
Yoga & Ayurveda
You can receive Ayurveda therapies and massages from Shehan's mother or attend a yoga lesson(Hatha & Flow yoga with Liz!
You can try some authentic Sri Lankan cuisine from Shehans mother. There's a huge variety meals to choose from with affordable prices for the budget traveler. If you decide to stroll around for some local street food there is enough of that to go around the neighborhood as well.
Cheap Airport Transfers & Tuktuks
We can arrange your airport transfer for €16, $22 which is the local price (Normally the airport taxi drivers will charge you €20, $26). You can use the reliable English speaking Meter Tuk Tuk driver for your city tours for a reasonable fare of 35/= LKR per kilometer.
Attached WC & Washroom
Separated Hot Water Showers
Tea & Coffee making facilities
Free Drinking Water
Free High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
Bath and hand towels, bedding
Our Other Rooms
Double Room for - $16
Single Room - $16
Cozy Room in Greener Colombo
Distance from the apartment to city center areas
Town hall / Union Place - 7 Kilometers
(20 minutes Tuktuk / 30 minutes Bus)
Colombo 3 - 10 Kilometers
(30 minutes Tuktuk / 40 minutes Bus)
Colombo 1 (Fort) - 10 Kilometers
(30 minutes Tuktuk / 50 minutes Bus)
Note - The bus to Colombo Fort (152) pretty slow don't use it if your in a hurry!)
It was the right decision to stay at Shehan's place. Comfortable and pleasant stay. It is the place you want to have good rest after hectic tours in the city. Great ambiance to experience daily life in Sri Lanka. Shehan was really helpful. You can always contact him if you have problems, especially when the tuktuk driver got lost. He's more than happy to help you giving the best idea to move around the city, especially in Colombo! Was a great experience and I would definitely recommend his place for you!
His mom was so kind to cook for breakfast and dinner! Superb good! It feels like home at Shehan's. I'm pretty sure you'll be instantly hooked with his traveling experience as the conversation goes. Plan less, just book and enjoy Sri Lanka without much expectations in his place.
You'll like it :)
Thanks to Shehan and Liz for kindness and simplicity,for my first steps in Sri-Lanka
If you’re looking for a cheap place away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Colombo, I definitely recommend Shehan’s home. A word of advice, if you are coming from Colombo Fort station, a metered tuk-tuk should not charge more than 500 LKR. Try to get a tuk tuk with a meter, sometimes they don’t want to turn it on and they say that prices have increased, that they don’t work anymore, etc., this is a lie! Shehan’s mother welcomed us to her house because Shehan was outside of the country, but we had the pleasure of meeting him and even going together to the Perahera Festival on the 14th of February, it was awesome! The room itself is well equipped, ours had a private WC and sink, a desk, ceiling fan, TV and WiFi. They also have a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you must ask 1 day before so that they have time to prepare it. Shehan gave us good tips on several things that we needed to buy, and If you need to go somewhere I recommend using a friend of theirs that has a tuk-tuk, he is honest and friendly. Many thanks Shehan!
It was the second time we stayed there and we have enjoyed a lot! Clean and big room, good location, friendly and lovely welcome. This place is a must to enjoy a nice stay in Colombo!
Ps: If you come from the airport (or if you have to go to the airport) don't hesitate to take bus 187 to Petah and from there bus 152 until Gothatuwa: it is so easy and very cheap (85 Rs for 1 pers!) compared to a tuktuk (he asked 1000 Rs the first time we get there because he got lost).
Pps: the food there is delicious
Shehan and Liz were away, so we were royally looked after by Shehan's mother Neisha. She is an excellent cook and was very helpful with travel information. Our room was clean and large and we had the whole top of the house to ourselves, as no one else was booked at that time. If you choose to stay here, the bus ride to Colombo centre takes an hour each way, as this residence is on the outskirts of the city. The bus fare is only 20 rupees per ride and the bus stop is very close. There is an excellent Chinese restaurant, Nanking House, just up the road.
Loved the house and hostess! Room is clean, the food is tasty. The hostess helps to take a tuk tuk, not expensive. The house is quiet, calm. I recommend staying in this house. Hostess for all thanks!
We stayed for two nights at Shehan's and Liz's place. Unfortunately we couldn't meet them but Shehan's mum mad every effort to make us feel comfortable. She cooked very delicious Sri Lankian food for us and helped us to plan our journey. We can only recommend this lovely place. Thank you very much for everything, we had a great time in Colombo.
Great place, only bad part is you wouldn't want to be stuck in a tuktuk during rush hour.. can take ages and the exhaust is brutal, otherwise we did find great stuff in this area and nice people. Breakfast was not included as we thought, and food is priced at "fancy tourist hotel" prices not local prices at all. Finding the place is a challenge, get a SIM card at the airport so you can call and ask someone to come out to the street.. We would never have found it otherwise. From the airport it cost us about $6 usd in a tuktuk to get there
i can't recommend staying her higghly enough. a truly wonderful air bnb experience. i arrived in colombo after weeks of traveling and yoga in Sri Lanka, and immediately arriving at liz and shehan's i knew i'd arrived at an oasis in a big city.
at the time of my stay, liz and shehan were out of town, but shehan's mom, nisha took care of me and she was amazing! super sweet, always helpful and available, and the best cook.
you're in great hands here, so if you're in colombo, don't pass this up :)
Staying in Shehan and Liz place was a very nice experience. We had a really nice and confortable bedroom, hot water, wifi, and a living room where we could chill out. We get to meet Shehan mother and she was really kind to us. She helped us in everything we needed and the best of all...she prepared some delicious dinners and breakfast! The only thing that have to keep in mind is that you are not so close to Colombo centric places, but in tuc-tuc you can do it anyway. We had been travelling for a long time and for us, this was the perfect place to rest and feel a little bit more like home. We recomend it!