Bunkyard Hostel in Colombo, Sri Lanka is a place that is doing things right. With its “junkyard” up-cycled decor, the hostel is a photographer’s dream with Instagramable objects in nearly every room. The owners and managers are extremely friendly and you can tell that they really want you to have a good time! Trying to find the best word to describe Bunkyard was hard, but eventually I chose “FUN!” because it’s true!
The rooms are super clean, and we really enjoyed the thick, soft mattresses. Many hostels unfortunately skimp on the beds, leaving you tossing and turning. Bunkyard remembered that the main reason you are at their hostel is to sleep, and stocked the ‘yard with cozy beds. There is A/C in all the rooms and the dorm beds also have reading lights and USB charging hubs.
The top floor’s dorms have an awesome, big patio overlooking the street. The bottom floor features the reception area and a nice hangout space. As you walk farther into the building you walk past a small shop that sells cool board shorts, hats, yoga pants, and our favorite super-colorful, traditional Sri Lankan shirts made by Gitano (Instagram @gitanoshirts). The back of the first floor has two kitchens, one for the restaurant and a shared one for guests. There is also a refrigerator for your leftovers and hot water with free tea and coffee!!!!
Also included in your stay at Bunkyard Hostel in Colombo is free breakfast. Free is a word you almost never hear in Sri Lanka, so this added huge value to our stay. You get the choice of omelette or fruit + yogurt. They have a few more options as well if you want to add on for a small price.
Bunkyard Hostel was a breath of fresh air in the busy city of Colombo. It was refreshing to stay someplace so funky but clean, and well managed. The owners treated us super kindly and we wish them lots of success on their future projects. Definitely check this place out whenever you’re headed in or out of Colombo!
Games and books
Kombucha and soda for sale
Special breakfasts and smoothies
Homemade lunch for sale every day, occasional dinner specials
Address: 20A Guildford Cres, Colombo 00700
6 Bed to 12 Bed Dorms (Mixed and Female Only) – 1700 Rupees – 2100 Rupees
4 Bed Family Room – from 9300 Rupees
Double Bed Private Rooms – from 8500 Rupees