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Swoyambhu -15, Kimdole Kathmandu, Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal

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209 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Great Value for money, would definitely stay here again. Staff are friendly and really helpful. The burgers they serve in there cafe are unbelievable! Highly recommended :)


Amazing hostel, the staff really went above and beyond, very friendly, and even got me in contact with my embassy after losing my passport and went with To walk the streets and search at night. The building is clean and modern, the bathrooms are clean, and the veg burger is the best in the city. Cannot recommend this place enough.


I stood there during the earthquake and everybody was very helpful. They did everything possible to feel us safe and comfortable. Thank you guys you are very great!


Fantastic off the beaten path hostel! Its about a 15 minute walk to Monkey Temple and about 2+ miles to Thamel. Hostel is comparatively very clean. Dorm beds are a pallet bed with 2" foam on top. Rooms cozy and safe. No lockers but you really dont need one. Staff is friendly and they serve a decent menu of both Americsn and locsl dishes which includes burgers, fries, salads, and dal bhat. There is also a bar. Hostel has a retreat-like vibe...peaceful and quiet. Excellent stay!


Great place to stay.. Perfect if you do not want to stay in themal but still only a 20 walk from themal. Lovely staff! Very clean and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. Been here twice now and I'd defiantly come again.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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