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This property is 14 minutes walk from the beach. Offering free Wi-Fi in all areas, CityRest Fort is a hostel located in the centre of Colombo. It offers different room types, including dormitories and private rooms. A Western-style breakfast is provided each morning.

CityRest Fort features a roof terrace, café, and air conditioning throughout. It also has a shared lounge complete with couches, a library, and flat-screen TV.

Secretariat Railway Station‎ is 450 yards away, while Katunayake International Airport is a 30-minute drive from CityRest Fort.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

CityRest Fort has been welcoming guests since 5 Feb 2014.

Currency exchange: Need local currency? This property offers currency exchange on site.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Halal, Asian, American, Buffet

Parking available on-site


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4 reasons to choose CityRest Fort

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Colombo World Trade Center
    0.1 miles
  • Dutch Hospital - Colombo
    0.1 miles
  • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka
    0.1 miles
  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    0.1 miles
  • Colombo Lighthouse
    0.3 miles
  • Colombo Rowing Club
    0.3 miles
  • Khan Clock Tower
    0.4 miles
  • Bally's Casino
    0.4 miles
  • One Galle Face
    0.5 miles
  • Colombo Dutch Museum
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Re.Pub.Lk
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Ministry of Crab
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Java Lounge
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Botanik
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Burger King
    0 miles
  • Restaurant KFC
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Colombo Harbour
    1 miles
  • Colombo City Centre Shopping Mall
    1.4 miles
  • U.S. Embassy
    1.5 miles
  • Colombo Town Hall
    1.8 miles
  • R Premadasa Stadium
    1.9 miles
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station
    2.8 miles
  • Asiri Surgical Hospital
    3.6 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Beira Lake
    0.4 miles
  • Sea/ocean Indian Ocean
    0.7 miles
Closest airports
  • Ratmalana Airport
    8.2 miles
  • Bandaranaike International Airport
    16.9 miles
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Local, Asian, International, European

Facilities of CityRest Fort
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Live sport events (broadcast) Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Darts
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Wellness facilities
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Tamil
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules CityRest Fort takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 12:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 6 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express CityRest Fort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform CityRest Fort in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about CityRest Fort

  • Guests staying at CityRest Fort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is just 0.7 miles from CityRest Fort.

  • CityRest Fort is 200 yards from the centre of Colombo.

  • CityRest Fort has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • CityRest Fort offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Darts
    • Fitness classes
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Yoga classes

  • Check-in at CityRest Fort is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • The prices at CityRest Fort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to CityRest Fort by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 25min