Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Colombo, Sri Lanka - Updated 2022

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The city of Colombo has been an important port in the region, thanks to its strategic location. It is the capital city of Sri Lanka and was ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, one after the other. Its rich heritage can be felt from through its high-rises and shopping malls mixed in among colonial buildings and historic architecture. Accommodation plays an important part, on any trip. For the utmost convenience and comfort, book a stay at one of the following Airbnb vacation rentals in Colombo city!

1. Homey flat with a full kitchen

This is a spacious, furnished, one-bedroom flat that features a well-equipped kitchen. Both the dining area and the bedroom are air-conditioned and the windows have insect-proof screens. The property is situated in a perfect location for both business and leisure travelers. It is also located within an hour’s drive from the airport.

Now, enjoy your stay in a peaceful neighborhood that is within walking distance to shops, banks, laundry services, restaurants, parks and museums. The flat also offers amenities, like complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV.

A home away from home in prime residential area
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
34 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
strong a/c fast wifi and easy check-in
sharmilla's place is great a lot of space comfortable bed clean wifi and airconditioning
its clean comfortable the bedroom is airconditioned and there is excellent wifi available
very clean and tidy place
the house itself is clean and well equipped
the bedding and towels were clean and the bathroom was good with a nice warm shower
the apartment is simple but functional with clean linen and fluffy towels provided
additionally the apartment was clean had all the necessities and was as described
sharmila was an excellent host
sharmila as a host was very helpful: she replied promptly to messages
sharmila was an excellent host though we unfortunately couldn't meet
shamila was very helpful
sharmila is so helpful and her neighbours too
great location and great neighborhood
the room and location was excellent
great value in a central location
its a great location close to everything you need and very secure
location is also good for exploring colombo close to restaurants shops and a supermarket
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2. Black Cat B&B - King room (from USD 56)

This is the largest room in the house and is just perfect if you are visiting the city with your children. Alternatively, three adult guests can share this room. An extra bed or spare mattresses can be provided on request, for an additional cost. This bed and breakfast is located on the upper floor of a charming colonial building, right above a bookstore and a garden cafe. Amenities include wireless internet, king-size beds, en suite bathrooms with hot water and showers and an air conditioner.

Black Cat STAY King Room 3
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
293 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a yummy breakfast at the café and the coffee is just superb
they serve excellent coffee and breakfasts too
cafe downstairs had great aussie style coffee and breakfast
they served fantastic breakfast and super coffee too
their breakfast is really good and reasonable coffee too
black cat is clean comfortable and quiet
fantastic place clean and friendly
room was very clean and spacious
rooms are clean and beautifully furnished
it is perfectly clean quiet and stylish place
the staff are friendly and helpful
the staff was also kind and helpful
the owner and all the staff were extremely helpful and kind
the staff were polite and helpful
all the staff are kind and attentive
the location was perfect
great quiet location not too far from the cbd
great location in the cinnamon gardens district
awesome location and very hip
close to odel's and paradise road
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3. The Nook (from USD 48)

Enjoy a memorable stay in a private bohemian-inspired room called The Nook at Srilax. This queen-sized bedroom has a private bathroom with stunning tile work and functional facilities. The room is designed with style and comfort in mind, giving guests a breathing room with access to a backyard garden and balcony. Guests of two are welcomed in this charming abode but should note that there is no kitchen or cookware available for meal preps. Since the property is in the heart of the city, it’s close to the frequented restaurants, cafes, shops, and markets travelers headed to Colombo can check out on foot. A nearby cafe is Cafe Kumbuk, perfect for those who wish to have their breakfast and morning coffee outdoors. Tuk-tuks and taxis are all over the city for transportation access to the best attractions and locales.

Srilax - Deluxe Double Room (The Nook)
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
38 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent bathroom with great shower pressure
the room is very clean modern and the interior is brand new
charming and friendly staff is also a highlight especially the kind and very helpful jay
love the place host was very helpful as well very responsive despite our check-in at late hours
the location is great and of course the kumbuk cafe downstairs makes a perfect combo
srilax is a very nice place
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4. Lovely one-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette (from USD 36)

This one-bedroom, lovely apartment is located in Colombo Central, which is a prestigious location in the city and easily accessible to many popular landmarks. The apartment has a fully air-conditioned bedroom, with a kitchen, sitting room, and an attached bathroom. Important places like Crescat and Cinnamon Grand are nearby.

If you are planning to stay in Colombo for several days, this is an ideal flat. Moreover, if you have to leave for the airport early in the morning, it is quite convenient to stay here. There is a small kitchenette, with a refrigerator for guests to prepare simple meals. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, an elevator in the building and cable TV.

Lovely One bedroom Apartment in Colombo Central
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
80 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place super central lots of light fast wifi connection great hospitality and indian ocean views
wifi in the apartment works very well
wifi very good and helpful information provided
very nice cozy apartment with very nice sunset view from the apartment itself
kitchen huge living room with tv and dvd
the bathroom is clean and spacious
the apartment was very beautiful and clean
it is very safe and clean
easy to find and very clean
the apartment is clean and very large with everything you would need for a visit to colombo
arosha has been a great host
she was responsive during our stay and helped resolve a minor electricity issue (due to thunderstorm)
parking is available in the main floor and security guard on duty is a very friendly chap
arosha is a great host and very helpful
the place was clean and the security staff was super supportive
location is excellent
excellent choice for central colombo
perfect location and an excellent large apartment
it's very nice location next to the mall and close to the beach
great location and excellent value for money
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5. Cozy room in Cinnamon Gardens (from USD 20)

This small room has an ensuite bathroom and is located in the posh neighborhood called Cinnamon Gardens. Breakfast is also included and guests are free to use the refrigerator or other amenities available, in the pantry, when needed. The home is conveniently located in the heart of the city.

A room in Cinnamon Gardens colombo7
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
314 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room does not have air conditioning but there is a powerful ceiling fan that made my sleeping comfortable
there’s a fan in the room and a mosquito net
metta encouraged me to use this space where the wifi was strongest
i slept well under a strong ceiling fan
both sisters were very friendly and engaged in good conversation over breakfast/tea
the space was clean and spacious
the room was very clean
the also very clean bathroom is inside the room
everything was tidy and clean and we had a wonderful breakfast
it was very clean with useful adaptors from sri lanka to uk plugs
metta is a wonderful host
she is a wonderful host
mettha is a wonderful host
metta is a very friendly host
mettha was a great host and her home was very welcoming
her house is located in a nice residential neighbourhood with restaurants at a walking distance
her house is great nice location safe and cose to bus stop
it was a beautiful location too
it's a great place in central colombo
nice and quite location in a familly house needing some care
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6. Spacious apartment with sea views (from USD 75)

The SkyLounge Apartment is located on the 22nd floor and is conveniently located in Colombo. You can access many tourist attractions quite conveniently from this property. The apartment also provides an excellent view of the sea, harbor, Beira Lake, and Lotus Tower. This spacious and fully air-conditioned apartment has two bedrooms, a living room with balconies, two bathrooms and offers comfortable and homey accommodation to its guests.

Amenities include cable TV with more than a hundred channels, tea/coffee making facilities and a drinking water dispenser. Guests can also access the sky garden on the sixth floor, featuring a business center, games room, steam rooms, gym and three pools. If you’re renting a car in Colombo, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s free parking onsite.

SkyLounge Appartment 4 Colombo at On Three 20
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
37 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
self check in makes it really easy plus lots of amenities including wi-fi access
we'll working a/c modern electronic appliances provided free gym and swimming pool etc
a lovely apartment that is spacious very clean and has great views of the city from the balcony
she was very responsive and we enjoyed the balcony views as well as the pool
kalpana’s apt was a great place to stay in colombo
clean apartment with amazing facilities
apartment was nicely decored spotlessly clean and comfortable
kalpana’s place is absolutely gorgeous and very clean it is exactly as described
great location and super clean/stylish
great location clean and modern and with a huge swimming pool
kalpana was a great host quick to respond and always helpful
kalpana was a good host
i had a most excellent stay kalpana is a great host
she is the best host responsible flexible and supportive
i thoroughly recommend this apartment and kalpana and her husband as a host
great location very close to most restaurants and shops
great location in middle of colombo for shopping and lots of bars and restaurants nearby
the location couldn’t have been better
great location and large pool to cool down in
the location is awesome close to pizza hut kfc atms and big supermarket and malls are in walk distance
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7. Private room in the heart of Colombo

This unique space is located in the middle of the city, near the busy Galle Road. It is located in a three-story building, on the second floor. The room is the master bedroom. Colombo’s top attractions, like the Dutch Hospital, Gangarama Temple, Independence Square, the Colombo Lighthouse, and Galle Face Green, is only a few minutes away on a tuk tuk.

The room’s amenities include a double bed, clothing rack, and a dressing table. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a parking space for one vehicle, a refrigerator, a kitchen with all the necessary modern gadgets, hot water in the bathroom, and a shared living space.

Relaxing Break in Heart of Colombo
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
278 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is comfortable wi-fi worked well
bed bathroom hot shower fan
nice appartment (thanks god there was a/c available haha) and nice and helpful neighborhood i recommend it
can cook in the kitchen not brilliantly equipped but great for 1-2 nights
the room was exactly what we expected and we shared the accommodation with twi other guests
he would come and clean the apartment and leave it sparkling clean every couple of days
isura is smart chap whose apartment was clean as his communication
super clean big comfy bed you will sleep well
usuru’s wife rossy arrived shortly afterwards to clean the room
nice safe area and clean
isuru was a really nice host
isuru is good and friendly host
isuru has been a wonderful host helpful and attentive
isuru is a good and reliable host
isuru was a wonderful host and quickly became our friend
very central location with a nice neighbourhood
nice place located in the heart of the city
place in right downtown and close to major attractions
isuru’s place is great because it’s centrally located in colombo
isuru's place is an ideal spot from which to explore colombo
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8. Newly renovated apartment at The Mezzanine

Explore Colombo from a local’s home and stay a few nights in The Mezzanine, located in Independence Avenue where all the nightlife and local hang-out spots are found. It’s a great area for people traveling to Colombo, Sri Lanka for the first time. The flat is newly renovated with a comfy queen-sized bed topped with high-quality sheets, a clean and modern bathroom with provided shower essentials for guests’ convenience. There’s also breakfast service upon request for those who don’t really want to make use of the kitchen on their own. A patio and balcony are also available on the premises for those who enjoy views of the city.

The Mezzanine One Bedroom Apartment in Colombo 7
Colombo 7, Western Province, Sri Lanka
38 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is really well cared for recently renovated and soon air conditioning goes in
the apartment was nice and had all amenities
the bed and pillows and sofa were very comfortable and the updated shower was a nice touch
the room like an separated flat at one floor
room was nice with good facilities
the flat is clean and spacious with everything you need
the apartment is clean and has everything you need for your stay
this place is an absolute find secure clean modern comfortable private
the owner is very nice and ready to accomplish all our requests
all the staff is very friendly
ann is a perfect host
the owners both work in the tourism industry and clearly care about the service they provide
the hosts ann and nirosh are amazing people
the location of the apartment is super central and easy to get around in colombo
if you like to walk
it is in a lovely area; very central and easy organising transport
a comfortable apartment in a good location but best of all an attentive and caring host
we ate at fabulous sri lankan restaurant a short walk from the apartment
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9. Well-located unit with a private bathroom

This accommodation is situated in Colombo’s residential area and is a stone’s throw away from Viharamahadevi Park, Independence Square, department stores, hospitals, restaurants, coffee shops and a supermarket. You can enjoy a comfortable and safe homelike accommodation here. Some of the amenities offered to guests are Wi-Fi, tea and coffee, a hot water shower in a private bathroom and air conditioning.

Jack's home - Araliya room - Your own bedroom close to everything

10. Modern apartment near public transport

This is a tastefully furnished one-bedroom apartment, with a spacious living area, a sitting and dining room, a balcony and a modern kitchen. The bedroom is air-conditioned and has an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is fully-equipped with essential cooking utensils, crockery, and cutlery. There is also a washing machine and ironing facilities. Though it’s located in a peaceful residential neighborhood, the Airbnb is in proximity to restaurants, supermarkets, the Sri Lanka Tennis Association, the Sinhalese Sports Club, shops and it is a stone’s throw away from the nearest public transport. Amenities include cable TV, on-site complimentary parking and Wi-Fi.

Exclusively Yours - One Bedroom Apt, Col 3
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
245 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is very good
the air conditioner in the bedroom gives a good nights sleep
bedroom ac was great and made our nights very comfortable
wifi in the apartment is also very good
spacious clean and air-conditioned apartment
clean convenient and private spot
very clean and comfortable room and house
it was clean comfortable and spacious
it is very clean
it's quiet clean and comfortable
she was extra special host she did our travel bookings
hosts are friendly and helpful
the host was humble kind and helpful
great host who is always prompt with responding to queries/concerns end
wonderfully helpful host and her family
location is also good
well located just off duplication rd an easy walk to restaurants
great location for exploring colombo
a wonderful place very close to buzzing streets
the location of the house is perfect for walking
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11. Well-equipped unit with a shared bathroom

Living room
Source: Airbnb

This is a cozy, one-bedroom accommodation that can host two guests at a time, with a shared bathroom. The place enjoys close proximity to some of the most popular attractions in Colombo, so guests can conveniently explore the city while staying here. The property is well-maintained and is good for a quiet stay. Other amenities include air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Foozoo - Now at Mahasen by Foozoo
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
23 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

12. Chic rental with a balcony

The accommodation is within close proximity to various family-friendly activities and restaurants, as well as public transport. It is not difficult to fall in love with this place due to its ambiance, location, the outdoor space and the host. The property is comprised of an en-suite bedroom. You are also free to use the well-equipped kitchen if you feel like whipping up a meal.

A key will be provided to you during your stay, so you can come and go as you please. You can find public transport within 3 minutes, while getting to the shops in the city will take you less than 5 minutes. There is a chemist and a big supermarket also within a 5-minute walk and getting a tuk tuk from the doorstep is quite easy.

colombo 8. the tropical cube. garden room
330 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice to take a quick dip in the pool too
this place is gorgeous - plunge pool is upstairs with some comfy beach chairs to relax on
the bath"room" is an interesting concept too
allowed us to stay by the pool until our late flight and leaves a good breakfast
nelun replies almost instantly to messages and that makes one feel so comfortable
very clean and spacious
the room and also the whole cube was very clean and comfortable
the room was clean cosy and calm
very clean good communication and nice amenities
the house is very clean and calm
host was very helpful
host very quick to respond and staff very friendly
nelun was a great host
but the owner is really kind and friendly person
people are mostly helpful and showed good hospitality
it is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood within busy colombo
a nice place that is decently located yet cosy
this is a lovely place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of colombo
the apartment is located in a nice quiet little neighbourhood outside of town
you can go easily to fort station and town by tuk-tuk
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Enjoy staying in a homelike atmosphere in Colombo

Get set for a wonderful stay in Colombo, with one of our top Airbnb picks, which will guarantee a memorable trip you can cherish for a long time to come. Enjoy your Sri Lankan holiday!

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