Hotel Name: Barracuda Beach Hostel
Address: 84 Lewis Place, Beach Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka
I stayed at the Barracuda Beach Hostel in Negombo, Sri Lanka. I booked online via Agoda and selected it for its location near the beach. Negombo is a beach town north of Colombo and it is close to Bandaranaike International Airport (the main airport serving Colombo).
If you have come to Sri Lanka for beaches then you are better served moving on from here as this isn’t the nicest beach. If you are wanting to see Colombo without having to stay in Colombo then Negombo is a good option. Negombo is also good if you have an early morning flight and don’t want to travel from Colombo.
Barracuda Beach Hostel is located on Beach Road, which is lined with cheapo guesthouses. You could feasibly walk along this street to find accommodation, but as the road is a few kilometres from the train station I preferred to have something pre-booked.
I booked a single room for my stay here but it turned out that it wasn’t available so they gave me a whole dorm to myself. I didn’t mind, as long it was not booked out later.
The dorm had its own bathroom which looked new and was in a clean condition.
Breakfast was included with my room, and consisted of a toasted cheese sandwich, tropical fruits, and tea or coffee.