Nepal Accommodation List
A list of hostels and accommodation we stayed at during our two week trip, and links to book!
The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel- £
During our short 2 night stay in Kathmandu, we stayed at the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel for £3 a night in a 5 bed mixed dorm room. There wasn’t anyone else in the room during the stay to we basically had a private room to ourselves! There was a roof terrace which gave a sweet view to the different coloured rooftops of the city, most covered in prayer flags. It had a quiet atmosphere, a good choice of food and a good common area etc with a TV and small balcony. The location was around 20 mins drive from Durbur Square, and the thriving Thammel. It was also within a 5 minute walk from the Swayambhunath Stupa monkey temple, which was our main reason for picking to stay there! The monkeys often came up close enough to see from the roof terrace. If you can’t tell already we had a fab stay there and would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone wanting a chilled few nights in the city. (Book here)
Kasthamandap Traveller’s Home- £
We booked this place after staying one night at the hotel from hell. We needed to get out of there said soon as possible and this place was just round the corner and had good reviews on Hostelworld. The hostel is down a dusty alleyway but looks so nice decorated with prayer flags as soon as you step into the gate. One bed in a dorm room with a really comfy duvet was £3 a night. This place is everything you would want a typical hostel to be. Nice chill out areas, a rooftop area with restaurant and an amazing view of Kathmandu, comfy (ish) beds, always full of people and a great atmosphere. We visited during Diwali and the guys running it sorted live music for the night which was really cool.
The Cherry Garden-£
We chose this place because of the cheep price and good reviews on Hostelworld. One bed in a dorm cost £3 per night. It was only a 3 bed dorm so sharing with one other guy was well worth the price. Double rooms are available for £9 a night. Our room had a fan and also super nice soft blankets. The toilets are pretty clean and the shower gets really hot! The family who owns it are really lovely and there is wifi throughout the hostel. There is a cool little garden area to chill in, with hammocks on the roof of the main building. With a 10 minute to the lake/main road you can’t really go wrong. Very quiet atmosphere so would definitely recommend anyone wanting a quiet cheap place to stay! (Book Here)
We only stayed here for one night as another hostel had double booked us. It is a hotel but it the same price as a hostel, with one night in a double room costing us £9. The room was good for what we paid, with an en suite and towels etc, only disappointment was that the shower only got lukewarm. The location was great as it was on the main road so literally seconds walk from loads of delicious places to eat. (Book Here)
This place is one of our favourite hostels ever. We came across it when just walking around trying to find out next accommodation. It’s not obvious from the front that it’s a hostel but once you walk through a walk way it opens out to a really cool ‘common area’ with chilled music being played all day and evening, hammocks, food, a good bar with a happy hour! What more could you want. The staff are all so friendly, there is also live music some nights! We ended up extending our stay here by 3 nights (it wasn’t just because they do Nutella crepes, promise!). Would 100% come back here if we were ever in Pokhara again!