Help at our best rated backpacker hostel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I have over 5 years of experience in the banking industry. I was working in the areas of credit analysis and evaluations, marketing and branch banking. I'm currently holding the position as the manager for deposit mobilization at National Development Bank PLC. I'm a chartered management account. I am also a CFA level 1 candidate.
    I also run a hostel in Colombo 05 for foreigners visiting the city.

    Backpack is located in Colombo and is 6 km from U.S. Embassy. Built in 2005, the property is within 8 km of R Premadasa Stadium and 9 km of Khan Clock Tower. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests.

    All rooms have air conditioning, and some units at the hostel have a balcony. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Bandaranaike International Airport is 36 km from the property.
    The hostel is a best reviewed accommodation in Colombo.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The work away will be given a detailed tour plan of Sri Lanka which also has most of the cultural locations, to help them with their own tour plan.
    The team member will get the experience of managing a property and will expose them to an overall experience in the hostpitality industry, with a Sri Lankan touch to it. From a warm welcome to helping the guests plan out their trip here in Sri Lanka.

  • Help


    - Need a receptionist, with a pleasant attitude who is good in handling guests. The ideal person should be able to communicate in English manage the guests arrivals and checkouts. Should be a friendly person who is willing to build a friendship with all the guests.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Air conditioned dorm room with a bunk bed and a locker will be provided. All guests use shared bathrooms with hot water shower. The is a small pool the workawayer can use to cool off on a hot day. There is wifi available on the property and for a day an allocation of 1GB will be available for the personal use of the workawayer.
    breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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    Travel about in Colombo

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, max 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 567328487845