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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel Reviews

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

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218 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Peacefull and fun.. I felt really at home in The Turtle. The staff is friendly and always ready to help you when needed. The rooms were simple but all facilities were somewhere in the building. Just ask. And take some time to chat with the staff, they're always open for your feedback.


Perfect place to breakaway from busy Thamel and meeting like minded travellers. Staff is friendly, place is clean and full of good vibes! Definitely recommended.

  • 6th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mauritius
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel very clean located near of monkey temple. 30 min from Thamel by walking. Staff is very nice. Very good for the price.


Nice hostel and cool to stay in the area. Beautiful views and free breaks was great. Would have been cool if there was a guest kitchen though :)


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 :)


Hot water sometimes doesn't work. But staff were really nice! And tasty breakfast upstairs! Met some friends there and we explored the city together! Nice experience!


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.

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