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Backpack Hostel 44 Hostel

No.44, Kirulapone Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

1. Cancellation policy: At least 2 days advance notice for cancellation, otherwise, you need to pay first night balance as late cancellation fee/no show fee.
2. Check in from 12:00 noon to 23:00.
3. Check out before 12:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash.
5. Taxes included
6. Breakfast not included can buy at property an authentic Sri Lankan breakfast for LKR.500. The breakfast is included for the double room.
7. No Smoking in room.
8. Age restriction: 16+.
9. Reception working hours 09:00-23:00.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Colombo?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


I would be delighted to offer you the service of a shuttle but in the mean time I’d like to remind you that there is a cheaper option of booking a shuttle through Uber or the local application named PickMe. For us to organise a shuttle service for you It will cost LKR.3,500/-. If you still prefer obtaining the shuttle service kindly confirm.

The bus from airport to Colombo fort will cost you Rs.200/-

A tuk tuk ride from Colombo fort to the hostel will cost in the range of Rs.400-450/-, always request for a metered ride.

The bus on route 138 traveling from Fort to Maharagama/Kottawa, with the destination being Kirulapone bus halt will cost Rs.23/-. (Always obtain a ticket). The bus starts the journey from Bastian Mawatha bus stop and arrives just in front of the fort railway station from there you can travel to Kirulapone bus halt in Colombo 05.

Transport by train:
The coastal line from Fort railway station - Destination Wellawatte train station at a distance of 2.9Km's from the hostel. kindly take a tuk tuk from the station to arrive at the hostel, which will cost approx. Rs.150-200/-

WiFi services are available at the airport and also I recommend you obtain a local SIM card from airport that will be very useful in your tour around the island!

Traveling from down south;

If you are taking a highway bus take the bus traveling to Maharagama/ Kottawa, from there take a 138 bus to arrive in the Kirulapone bus halt. If you are traveling on the galle road the nearest bus stop would be Wellawatte and from there you can take a 141 bus to arrive at the hostel.

If you are traveling by train two options are available:

1) Mount Lavinia train station - where you can book an Uber or PickMe tuk tuk

2) Wellawatte train station - where you can book an Uber or PickMe tuk tuk for a lesser price Kindly communicate your preference.

Have a safe journey and hope to see you soon!

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