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Hitchhike Backpackers Hostel

50/3A Templers Road, (Colonne Place), Colombo, Sri Lanka

92% Overall Rating 10 out of 10 customers would recommend this property based on 10 reviews

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 92%

Location 88%

Safety 94%

Staff 96%

Value 94%

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Colombo?

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Map and Directions


Finding Hitchhike. The main aim is getting to the Templers Road junction (junction is 'hund-thee-ya' in Sinhala)which is off Galle Road in Mount Lavinia. Galle Road spans the entire south of Sri Lanka so be exact!

From Templers Road /Galle Road Junction - Turn onto Templer's Road. Travel 200m down the road to find a private road named 'Colonne Place' on the right (It's immediately after a large blue apartment block on the right hand side. Hitchhike is at the end of this private road, look out for the fluorescent H's.

From Airport - Colombo 'Bandaranaike' Airport is irritatingly far north of the city centre and making this journey by public transport can be a nuisance. The best way is to take a private taxi to Mt Lavinia which costs 3480 rupees normal rate (400 rupees more for air conditioning; rates may change). A shuttle bus operates every 15 minutes to the main bus station in Pettah. Local buses are also available but tourists are not advised to take this.

From Pettah main bus and train station - Take the number 2 bus which goes south on Galle Road. You will need to get off at the Templers Road Junction as above. This junction is after the Dehiwala district (NB In Sri Lanka on shop boards it often says which district they are in, so use this as a clue). The bus costs approximately 30 rupees. Separate AC buses can also be taken which may cost as much as 200 rupees. All prices may change.

From the south (Galle) - If coming up the Galle Road once again, get off at the Templer's Road Junction. This junction is after Ratmalana District.

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