Tuk Tuk Tournament Sri Lanka – The funniest way to get off the beaten track!

 

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As some of you may know, we are lucky enough to currently be undertaking the Tuk Tuk Tournament in Sri Lanka!  This is an epic two-week, “Amazing Race”- style adventure across the island.  Our chariot is the humble tuk tuk, the wheels of Sri Lanka’s poor and in general underprivileged people.   18 teams are taking part from all over the world.  The event begins in Hikkaduwa on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, with a mid-party in the central mountains, and finishing in the capital of Colombo.

We have been chosen to represent Good Travel Program, a sustainability initiative which aims to connect sustainable businesses across Sri Lanka.  Besides trying to win the rally, we also have our main mission which is to promote “good traveling” and introduce the world to many of the folks working hard on sustainable projects and helping the local communities.  We will be savage in our efforts to educate the masses on the harms of plastic waste and hope to lead by good example to create a better future for us all.

We have just finished the tournament!  Thank you to everyone who supported us along the way!  Stay tuned for more videos, the sharing has just begun!  

Want to get into Tuk Tuk Tournament 2019?  Sign up before the end of November to get 30% off!  MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM THAT WE SENT YOU OR YOU WON’T GET THE DISCOUNT!!! That’s a great tukin’ deal if you ask us!

Want to get into Tuk Tuk Tournament 2019?  Sign up before the end of November to get 30% off!  MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM THAT WE SENT YOU OR YOU WON’T GET THE DISCOUNT!!! That’s a great tukin’ deal if you ask us!

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Bunkyard Hostel in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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!

Bunkyard Hostel Colombo

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Murals everywhere!

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.

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Night night!

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 ColomboBunkyard 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!

Services Included:

Free breakfast

WiFi

Air conditioning

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

Website: www.bunkyardhostels.com

Prices:

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

 

 

 

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