If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Clock Inn is a good place to stay. It is in a great location on Galle Road close to good restaurants such as the Barefoot Garden Cafe and The Gallery Cafe. The room is stylish, though small, in the European fashion. It is fairly clean. I did find several hairs on the floor, so it’s not immaculately clean, but clean enough. There are both private rooms and dorm rooms.
The private rooms have AC, free Wi-Fi, a TV with LCD flat screen, and hot water. They are $50 a night. The dorm rooms are $16 a night and have AC, Wi-Fi and lockers. They also offer an open kitchen if you want to cook your own meals. I found my stay pleasant, although the service could stand to be improved. I did arrive late at two in the morning, but the guy at the desk didn’t greet me with the friendly hello that I’ve found in the rest of Sri Lanka, only a blank stare, which seemed to ask. “Why exactly are you here?” It was only when I was struggling with my heavy backpack that he offered to carry it up the stairs for me. If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Colombo, the Clock Inn is a reasonable budget place to stay, well-located, convenient, and comfortable.