All hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 room, 2 adults
You can collect® Rewards nights here

CityRest Fort, Colombo

2-star2 stars
46 Hospital StreetColombo 01, ColomboSri Lanka

Colombo hostel in city center
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Location is good, near the main train station and bus terminal but tuk tuk driver said…Apr 3, 2018
  • Very friendly and helpful staff. WiFi was decent and breakfast was decent. I enjoyed my…Apr 6, 2016
69See all 69 reviews
From 410 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

CityRest Fort, Colombo

from $14
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Comfort Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (shared bathroom )

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 2014
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

CityRest Fort, Colombo’s small print

Also known as

  • CityRest
  • CityRest Fort
  • CityRest Fort Colombo
  • CityRest Fort Hostel
  • CityRest Fort Hostel Colombo

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around CityRest Fort, Colombo


  • In Fort
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1 min walk
  • Colombo World Trade Center - 3 min walk
  • Bank of Ceylon Tower - 5 min walk
  • Khan Clock Tower - 9 min walk
  • Bally's Casino - 10 min walk
  • Sambodhi Chaitiya - 10 min walk
  • Pettah Market - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 12 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport pick-up service

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 69 reviews

CityRest Fort, Colombo
Very Good8.0
Great location. Clean. Dorm Style
Best location you can get and probably the lowest price. It's half a block from the Dutch Hospital Shopping and Restaurant area. For tourists, there isn't really anything in Colombo of interest besides this area plus the adjacent Fort colonial buildings. Rooms have no windows so they are quiet and dark for sleeping but you don't want to be there during the daytime. My bed was a bottom bunk and was saggy in the middle so I think it negatively affected my sleep. Wifi worked well and the breakfast area was air conditioned during the day so you can watch tv or work on your computer. The whole place was clean. Dorm style offers the usual trade off of opportumities to get tips from other travelers but of course less privacy and comfort.
David, us4 night trip
CityRest Fort, Colombo
Very Good8.0
Top-quality service
The location is great if you want to be near Fort railway station. It is within walking distance to the beach as well. The service at check-in and check-out was excellent. They were friendly, helpful, and quick. We had to check-out in the morning before breakfast was served, and the desk clerk had even arranged for box breakfasts to be ready for us. We have a 3 year old, so not having to worry about finding food that early in the morning was quite helpful. The only minor issue was that the bathroom looked a little past its prime. The shelf in the shower was rusty and it looked like the toilet had been repaired without properly cleaning up the adhesive.
Ethan, as1 night family trip
CityRest Fort, Colombo
Very Good8.0
professionally run
great location, close to bus or train station, walking distance or take a tuk tuk for 150, no more. staff is great and very helpful. lots of staff, even on every floor. not sure what people complain about the breakfast for?? probably one of the best breakfasts I'd had in any hostel, anywheres. wifi is very good, beds are comfy, AC works well, and towel included. It said locks were available for the locker but I had my own, so I'm not sure if you had to rent it or not. Only had hot water 2 out of 4 times, yet people had hot water the same day, so I guess it was luck of the draw. No windows in the rooms, which I prefer because it stops the traffic noise, and light from coming in. One guy was smoking in the room when I checked in so I'm not sure if this is allowed, or he was sneaking it
A Traveler, ca1 night trip
CityRest Fort, Colombo
Airco was broke, so we moved rooms, but then there the airco also broke down. In addition there was a girl in our room that seemed to live there. It was all a bit weird. But location is good, and the staff is really nice.
A Traveler, as1 night trip
CityRest Fort, Colombo
The room smelt musty. It was good that there was lockers in the room. A weird stain was on the wall next to the air con. Only one female shower. And not super clean. It's fine I you only need to spend one night. The driver collected us from the airport which was a gread and even stopped at the train station for us. The check in was great and we were well greeted.
Pauline, ie1 night trip with friends

See all reviews

CityRest Fort, Colombo

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us