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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular budget accommodation options in Colombo?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka and quite a busy one at that. The city itself is quite costly, making your trip a little expensive. If you are one of those who don’t want to spend too much on accommodation to save on the trip, then we give you a list of popular budget hotels in Colombo. Just take a look:


  • Shalimar

    A decent budget hotel in Colombo, this place is ideal for those who don’t wish to spend too much on accommodation. A value for money hotel, it is located near the railway station. The facilities provided by the hotel are pretty basic and thus this place is good as a transit base and not for long stays. Don’t get intimidated by the look of the staff ( they look like the bad guys from an old James Bond film), as they are quite friendly and polite.

    Tariff per room starts at LKR 4000 per night.

    Address: 46, Panchikawatte Road
    Colombo
    Sri Lanka

  • Silvikris Villas

    A true hidden gem in the city of Colombo with its impressive villa and friendly staff.  Located close to the attractions of Colombo, it has spacious, clean, comfortable and cosy rooms. Each room has a beautiful balcony attached which has a view of the garden adjoining the villa. They offer a private city tour for around LKR 2500 that takes around 7 hours, covering all the main points of interest as well as a few lesser known places. The place usually remains full as it has only 6 rooms, so, book in advance.  

    Tariff per room starts at LKR 4600 per night.

    Address: 32/9A Raymond Road
    Colombo
    Sri Lanka

  • Blue Gum Hotel

    Located away from the main road, this quiet hotel boasts of spacious luxurious rooms with spectacular views, fully equipped with air conditioning and the option of an attached bathroom with both hot and cold water facilities. Blue Gum hotel staff makes your stay a memorable one with their top-end hospitality. Enjoy facilities like complimentary breakfast, free high-speed internet, free parking, a restaurant, efficient room service and deluxe suites.  

    Tariff per room starts at LKR 5300 per night.

    Address: No 219/1
    Tudella
    Ja-Ela
    Colombo
    Sri Lanka
    Telephone: +61-404-644-938/397-058-737
    Official Website: http://www.bluegumhotel.com/

  • The Saffron

    The Saffron hotel proves to be a great escape from the chaos of the city. Tucked away in a seemingly leafy part of Colombo the accommodation is basic with a spacious and comfortable bed. Located close to the centre of Colombo, this place has friendly and helpful staff, outstanding service, a fine restaurant serving delicious cuisines, a breakfast room and the roof terrace with breath-taking views of the natural beauty surrounding the hotel. A highly recommended place with great value for money.

    Tariff per room starts at LKR 6000 per night.

    Address: No 32/5
    Galpotte Road
    Koswatte
    Nawala
    Colombo
    Sri Lanka


Colombo offers many budget hotels so that you can have a decent stay without burning too large a hole in your pocket and the best part is that you can spend more on things other than accommodation.

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