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An ideal choice for travelers to start their journey in Sri Lanka! A spacious room with the chance get your perfect Sri Lanka journey planned!
An ideal choice for travelers to start their journey in Sri Lanka! Comfy room with a chance get your perfect Sri Lanka journey planned! We are located 7 kilometers away from hectic city center in a greener residential area of Colombo! The apartment is comprised of 3 rooms and a colorful living room for use.
The bedrooms has a very comfy 5 star hotel grade mattress and equipped with Fan, in room (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! Clean Drinking water is also available free of charge!
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 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 and to help you plan your journey. Travel Guide books and other informative books are freely available as well for you to plan your journey through Sri Lanka.
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 have a authentic Sri lankan or Western breakfast in the morning from Shehan's mother also for Dinner there's a variety of meals to choose from! 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.
Attached WC & Washroom
Separated Hot Water Showers
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Free Drinking Water
Kitchen (access will be provided for long term guests)
Bath, hand towels ad bedding
Our Other Rooms
Double Room for - $17
Double Room - $16
Cozy Room in Greener Colombo
Distance from the apartment to city center areas
Colombo Town Hall / Union Place - 7 Kilometers
Colombo 3 - 10 Kilometers
Colombo 1 (Fort) - 10 Kilometers
Note - We are not located in the Colombo city center if your not willing to do a 20-30 minute commute please book somewhere else
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!
Other Things to Note
Kitchen access will be provided for long term guests
No smoking allowed in the rooms
If you require food order in advance as Sri Lankan food takes quite a bit of time to prepare.
If no prior breakfast orders have been made you will have the choice to order continental breakfast.
Breakfast is served between 7.30am - 11am
This was our first place to stay after we arrived at Sri Lanka/Colombo. We had booked the room in advance from Germany because it looked nice and promised a rather intellectual or at least interesting atmosphere. Shehan, the host, had arranged a pick up from the airport, which was nice. Well, but when we arrived early in the morning, we found the place in an "after-party-state" with bottles and stuff lying everywhere. The host was sleeping (which is fine as it was about 7.30 am) but could only attend to us about two hours later. The room was fairly clean and spacious as advertised. The commonly used shower/bathroom unfortunately was not very nice and needs some cleaning. Shehan is a very nice guy but obviously does not want to invest much energy in maintaining his place in an appealing shape but relies on his guests not having too high expectations on cleanliness or tidiness (remains of his or some guests dinner, empty bottles etc. were not put away from the common table for several days). He is running the place on his own and lives on the same floor. It is okay as a basis for tours to Colombo and vicinity although not very close to the city centre. There are some good places to eat nearby but exploring the area on foot may be not very rewarding. We left one day earlier than planned which was due to Colombo not being our favorite city but also Shehan's place which we did not like too much. For young backpackers looking for a cool guy to take you to the nightlife of Colombo this might be an option for you - maybe our expectations were just too high. Still, During our trip through Sri Lanka we stayed at much nicer places with a lot of hospitality and comfort at equal prices.
Well Dimitri its a pity your experience at my place was a sour one so we did have a house party with the airbnb guests who were staying at my place and some friends it was big holiday in Sri Lanka, you actually arrived very early while the other airbnb guests who were staying the night before even checked out luckily they had to catch a train other wise you would have had to wait till 10 or 11am to check in which is pretty standard any where when you use airbnb. Guests get to check very early in case there are no guests staying the night before! I completely agree that the house was a complete mess when you arrived since of the party and you got to check in around 9am in my defense i had clean your room since of the previous airbnb guests! Plus the rest the airbnb guests went out for dinner with me while you two agreed to join us at the last moment you made other plans It seems you two had your minds made up since you arrived at my place.
Its completely exaggerated that im just good for night life and fun stuff normally airbnb guests get their journey planned out with me etc. The room you booked the title it states stay in Colombo with travel writers so when you stick to the guide books most people find Colombo too crazy some insights from a local changes that normally to a better experience, unfortunately your first impression got in the way of a that!
We had a pleasant stay with Shehan. Both he and his mother were very good to us. The breakfast was wonderful. We didn't have much chance to speak with Shehan but he did help us with advice for our travels.
The room is basic but met our needs. The location is not very convenient to the city however and made for minor annoyance.
We would suggest that this is a better place for those in the 20-30 age group.
I've stayed in amazing house of Shehan and his mother Nisha for 2 nights. That was really wonderful time! His mom is indeed saint person! She has very careful and kind heart. She served very delicious jasmine tea which I've never tasted in my life before and can't forget till today. You defenitely feel yourself like home.
The room was very clean and atmosphere in the house is very peaceful.
At the airport transfer was orginised on time with Shehan's driver Chathu, who is excellent driver and interesting person. The best driver to hire during travelling around the Sri Lanka.
That's the best choice and option to stay in Colombo ever!
staying the first nights at shehan's place was the best welcome we could get in colombo to quickly feel comfortable. his place, a little outside of the centre, is very nice and quiet (and from our trip around the country the only place with hot showers haha). the sri lankan breakfast, prepared by his lovely mother, was delicious too. shehan also showed us beautiful spots and good places to eat out in the city, thank you very much that you took so good care of us! we hope to see you soon in austria!
Very chilled out place in a great location. If you're staying in Colombo, then this is the right spot. You can easily take a bus or a TukTuk to get to the city center. The whole apartment is a nice place to chill out in.
Make sure you try Shehan's mom's breakfast or a dinner. She's a saint.
Everything was fine. Shehan did everything to make my stay in chaotic Colombo as easy as possible. I am thankful especialy for arranging tuktuk at 3 am to take me to airport.
Near the accomodation is grocery store and several bakeries and restaurants with fantastic food.
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About the Host, Shehan
Hi everyone im Shehan living in the hip capital of Sri Lanka enjoying everything Colombo has to offer! I have been hosting on airbnb for 2 years now and it 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" so you will get the chance to get some insights for your journey! Looking forward to meet all you happy travelers!
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