During our two weeks exploring Sri Lanka we’ve chosen to do a mix of luxury and budget accommodation to get a feel of what Sri Lanka has to offer for a range of travellers.
Being a travel couple dorm rooms aren’t ideal for us therefore when we came across Clock Inn Hostel it seemed the perfect budget accommodation as it also offered double private rooms.
We booked to stay at Clock Inn Colombo for one night when we arrived as well as three nights in Kandy. We knew we had chosen the right hostel even before we set foot in the country having had several email correspondences with the management who so helpfully assisted with our route planning and very kindly booked our airport transfers. Everything you can hope for when planning to visit a new place!
Clock Inn Colombo offers budget conscious backpackers clean, cozy and well equipped private bedrooms and dorm rooms. Despite the fact we arrived at 4am we were greeted so warmly in the cutest reception space full of bright colours and quirky decor. Our room had a large bed (just what we needed after four hour flight delays!) AC, cable TV, towels, toiletries, bottled water and a hot shower! To most backpackers this sounds like a fantasy but trust us it’s real! After a couple of hours sleep we enjoyed our free breakfast which consisted of eggs cooked to your preference, bread/toast, cereal and fruit, accompanied with fruit juice and tea/coffee (which is free all day). Our stay at Clock Inn Colombo was the perfect welcome to the city.
After a few days exploring we booked a train to Kandy. Located right in the centre, Clock Inn Kandy is within walking distance to most of the local attractions. As with the branch in Colombo, our private room was great and featured all of the same excellent amenities and even offered use of the MAC computer in reception. Although we didn’t have much time to use the common area it looked fab, clean and full of games, DVDs and books.
If you’re looking for something different they also offer quirky little capsules which we’ve never seen anywhere else before! Perfect for solo, budget backpackers who occasionally need their own space.
All in all our stay at both Clock Inns were faultless and we couldn’t recommend them enough! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.