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House - Private room · Jayasuriya Garden, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

An ideal choice for travelers to start their journey in Sri Lanka! A spacious room with an authentic Sri Lankan Breakfast & the chance get your perfect Sri Lanka journey planned!

The Space

An ideal choice for travelers to start their journey in Sri Lanka! A spacious room with an authentic Sri Lankan Breakfast & the chance get your perfect Sri Lanka journey planned! The living space is located 7 kilometers away hectic city center near the new greener residential area of Colombo! Offering you a relaxed stay 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 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 us try our section of Ceylon teas and Coffee selection available for you free of charge!

Note - If you would prefer the room without the complimentary breakfast you can book the room at a lower rate!

Guest Access

You will get your own key to the apartment for your convenience.The room is equipped with Mosquito Vaporizers. Kitchen access will be provided for long term guests (Weekly / Monthly Bookings)

Interaction with Guests

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.

Travel Planing
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.

The Neighborhood

Convenient Traveling
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 will receive an authentic Sri lankan or Western breakfast in the morning from Shehan's mother. For Dinner there's a huge variety meals to choose from with affordable prices. 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 (€0.19/$0.26 cents per kilometer) per kilometer.

Free Breakfast
Attached WC & Washroom
Separated Hot Water Showers
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Free Drinking Water
Free (Wi-Fi)
Kitchen (access will be provided for long term guests)
Bath, hand towels ad bedding
Mosquito Vaporizers
Free Cleaning

Our Other Rooms
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Getting around

Distance from the apartment to city center areas
Colombo Town Hall / Union Place - 7 Kilometers
Colombo 3 - 10 Kilometers
Colombo 1 (Fort) - 10 Kilometers

Other Things to Note

Kitchen access will be provided for long term guests

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $133 /week
Monthly Price: $390 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Had a great stay with Shehan in Colombo and will definitely come back when in town. Rooms have all the comforts one needs. Best of all is Shehan's mother's cooking for which alone it would be worth staying here! thanks Shehan and see you soon!

    April 2014
  • Staying at Shenan & Liz place was the best idea ever to start an amazing solo trip to Sri Lanka.
    Having worked on a backpack to Sri Lanka website over the last 2 years Shehan really helped me finalizing the design of my (too short) 12 days stay.
    He also has the greatest metered tik-tuk driver to help going in and out of the central bus and train station and to the airport on my very early leave.

    Shehan is a great host, and this should be a very pleasant start to anyone kikcing it off with Sri Lanka

    March 2014
  • 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 :)

    February 2014
  • Thanks to Shehan and Liz for kindness and simplicity,for my first steps in Sri-Lanka

    February 2014
  • 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!

    February 2014
    Shehan & Liz
    Response from Shehan & Liz:

    Thanks guys it was a pleasure hosting you two!

    February 2014
  • 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

    February 2014
  • My friend was traveling to Colombo. And we had 12 hours to figure out a place for her to stay for a couple of days. Liz was very prompt with responding to my request although she and Shehan were traveling in Europe during that period.
    Once my friend checked into their place, all I heard from her was how comfortable her stay was & just sweet adjectives. Cheers to Shehan's mother who was extremely hospitable.

    February 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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!

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
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Backpack to Sri Lanka
Hi everyone we are Shehan & Liz a multicultural couple living in the hip capital of Sri Lanka enjoying everything Colombo has to offer! We have been hosting on airbnb for a year now and it was has been great, looking forward to many years of happy hosting! We are in the process of compiling a online travel guide about Sri Lanka "Backpack to Sri Lanka" and its absolutely free for all travelers! Looking forward to meet all you happy travelers! We are living in the Western part of Sri Lanka and that's where you will find us also
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