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Flock Hostel Kathmandu

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1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 13
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Well desgiend Flock Hostel Kathmandu is the best choice for your stay in town. Clean, cozy rooms with full facilities, large common area and easy access to the tourist spots.... More...

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Elbrus Home

Hostel
2km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The home lies in heart of tourist hub Thamel. It is 5 minutes walking distance from Royal Palace & Tourist bus station, Kantipath.... More...

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Zostel Kathmandu

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1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Zostel Kathmandu - the liveliest & classiest backpacker hostel in Kathmandu. Located in Thamel, there is no better pitstop for travelers to explore Kathmandu on budget.... More...

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Kathmandu Village House

Hostel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.1
Fabulous 19
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Kathmandu Village House is committed to serve best frankly service with reasonable prices for backpackers, families, business travelers, groups and individuals to an enjoyable peaceful stay in Nepal.... More...

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Yakety Yak Hostel

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1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Yakety Yak Hostel is located in Kathmandu.... More...

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Kathmandu Friendly Home (Hotel)

Hotel
1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 17
Free WiFi

20%OFF !!! Limited Time!! The price online has been after discount. BOOK NOW AND GET BEST DEAL!... More...

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Hotel Yog

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.9
Superb 15
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Set in Kathmandu, a 16-minute walk from Hanuman Dhoka, Hotel Yog features a terrace and a bar.... More...

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Thamel Hostel

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Located around a 15-minute walk from Hanuman Dhoka, Thamel Hostel is also 1.3 km away from Kathmandu Durbar Square.... More...

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Sanus House

Hostel
4.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Sanus House is in Patan, which is only 5 km. from Kathmandu. The location is within easy access to all tourist destinations in the Kathmandu valley.... More...

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Hotel Ganesh Himal

Hotel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 85
Free WiFi

Hotel Ganesh Himal is located just between two famouse tourist centers Thamel and Ktm... More...

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Big Tree

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.3
Very good 17
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Big Tree offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a garden. Located around 2 km from Hanuman Dhoka, the hostel with free WiFi.... More...

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32 Steps Hostel

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2.9km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

32 Steps Hostel is conveniently located in Kathmandu and featured with modern design.... More...

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Alobar1000

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 1218
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Alobar1000 is based on the book Jitterbug Perfume written by Tom Robbins. The main character in this enchanting epic is named Alobar... More...

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Trekkers Home

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.8
Fabulous 147
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

There is a total of 40 guest rooms, among them single, double, triple and family suites, all of which are complete with en-suite bathrooms.... More...

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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Hostel
3.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 510
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

We are an independent Backpackers Hostel located in the heart of the sacred and mystical town of Swoyambhu (MONKEY TEMPLE) Kathmandu.... More...

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Rest Up Kathmandu Hostel

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
9.3
Superb 87
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Rest Up Kathmandu Hostel is providing neat and clean beds to guests from around the world.... More...

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Sara's Backpackers Hostel

Hostel
4.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 43
Free WiFi

sara's backpacker's hostel is a family run hostel. hostel is located in baniyatar road in calm and fri... More...

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WanderThirst Hostels

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Wanderthirst will keep you busy with in-house organized activities like Yoga classes, Meditation, Game, Dance, Bon-Fire, and Camping nights, Hikes, Biking Tours and more.... More...

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Sudha's Garden Home

Hostel
4.2km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Boudhha is a great choice for travelers interested in ancient landmarks, monuments and history.... More...

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Famous House Kathmandu

Hostel
2.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Famous House Kathmandu is located in Kathmandu. Free WiFi access is available.

At Famous House Kathmandu you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and barbecue facilities.... More...

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Hotel Green Orchid

Hotel
1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
7.1
Very good 63
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Mountain Peace Guest House’s restaurant serves a wide variety of Continental, Chinese, Indian, and Nepali dishes. Vegetarian options are available.... More...

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Daddy's Tourist Hostel

Hostel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 9
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

best location of tourism place , thamel is the tourism hub of kathmandu nepal so this hostel is the best... More...

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Flying Yak Kathmandu

Hostel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
2.0
Rating 4
Free WiFi

Boasting a bar and a terrace, Flying Yak Kathmandu features with a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and room service, along with free WiFi.... More...

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Rambler Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 40
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Rambler Hostel is located in Kathmandu.... More...

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My Friend's Hostel

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

My friend's hostel will be exactly that when you leave us again - the hostel of a friend of yours! It is a place not only made for travelers, but from travelers, as most of the old building was renova... More...

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Beehive Hostel

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 7
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Beehive Hostel offers a terrace. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the hostel.... More...

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Kathmandu Madhuban Guesthouse

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

We are located in a peaceful area for sound sleep and silent rest.We are convenienty located from the airport ,only 20minutes drive.... More...

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Shangrila Boutique Hotel

Hostel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.8
Fabulous 531
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

A very good night rest, various room types, comfortable beds, friendly staffs, great atmosphere to socialize, highly appreciated breakfast... More...

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Thamel Grand Hotel

Hotel
1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 4
Free WiFi

With peaceful environment our hotel also provides well behaved and very helpful staffs and workers roof top gardens, free Wi-Fi , large parking area, and verandah at most of the rooms.... More...

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Paradise Guest House

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 53
Free WiFi

Situated at the edge of bustling Thamel, Paradise Guest House offers a cozy surroundings which comforts your long transfer. We are more situated to the local area rather than the touristic part of Kat... More...

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Hotel Potala

Hotel
1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 86
Free WiFi

A centrally located hotel we are close to many attractions in the city and provide a wide range of guest services and amenities.... More...

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Hotel Silver Home

Hostel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
7.1
Very good 128
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

We wel come you to our Hostel give you hundred percent guarantee cheapest in town and more facilities than other Hostels and guest house.... More...

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Fuji Hotel

Hostel
1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 18
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Fuji Guest House has now been upgraded to Fuji Hotel: the management is the same.... More...

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Hostel ONE96

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

We provide friendly, clean and affordable dorm and private accommodation with a social environment.... More...

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Hotel Himalayan Oasis

Hotel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 10
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hotel Himalayan Oasis is located in the heart of Thamel the center of tourist activity.... More...

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Hostel Himalaya

Hostel
2.3km from city centre - Show on Map
3.1
Rating 29
Free WiFi

Hostel Himalaya is established by the group of young and skilled aiming to provide the quality service in accordance with the requirement of our valued guests.... More...

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Kasthamandap Boutique Hotel

Hotel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Kasthamandap Boutique Hotel offers a variety of boutique services and facilities to sure your stay is both comfortable and memorable!... More...

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Taleju Boutique Hotel

Hotel
1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Welcome to Taleju Boutique Hotel, the latest luxury hotel located in central Kathmandu, in a peaceful area of Jyatha, Thamel.... More...

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Lemon Tree Hotel

Hotel
1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 8
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Lemon Tree Hotel is a perfect choice for your accommodation in Kathmandu.... More...

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Alpine Hotel and Apartment

Hotel
1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 17
Free WiFi

ALPINE HOTEL & APARTMENT provides you with luxurious, tranquil and cosy second home in Kathmandu. It is geographically situated in a picturesque town Thamel,... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Stupa Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast
4.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 19
Free WiFi

Stupa Guesthouse has 17 comfortable neat and clean rooms with facilities.... More...

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Hostel

Un Dia Blanco Eco Inn

Hostel
4.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 22
Free WiFi

If you want to feel the atmosphere from the Buddhist, and spiritual neighborhood of Kathmandu, this is your place to stay! Located in Boudha, only 5 minuts walk to the Stupa an UNESCO... More...

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327 Thamel Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 220

327 Thamel Hostel is a boutique establishment for all travelers in Nepal. We bring style and service under one roof, which is a work to achieve in Nepal.... More...

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Fireflies Hostel

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Fireflies is a warm cozy youth hostel where beautiful souls meet. Located on a peaceful street in the south of Thamel, 6 minutes walk from the busy streets.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Andes House

Bed and Breakfast
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 130
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Andes House is a Nepali family people run property in kathamndu which is your ideal choice to taste and know more about local life and culture of Nepal.... More...

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Shantipur Kathmandu Hotel

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Located in the quiet outskirts of Thamel, Shantipur is one of cozy hostels in the Kathmandu Valley.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Kathmandu Sunny Hotel

Bed and Breakfast
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 2
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Kathmandu Sunny Hotel's location is peaceful and you will feel you are not away from your home place.... More...

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Shree Tibet Family Guest House

Hostel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 23

We are a Tibetan Family run hotel founded in 1992. We are proud that for the last 15 years we have made our guest always feel at home with our warm friendly Tibetan and Nepali hospitality.... More...

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Rosemary Hostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Rosemary Hostel, situated in the heart of Kathmandu. Offers comfortable, well-furnhished rooms and easy access to explore the city.... More...

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AI Boutique Hotel

Hotel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

AI Boutique Hotel is located in Kathmandu with great location.... More...

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Kathmandu Regency Hotel

Hotel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Kathmandu Regency Hotel is located in Kathmandu and provides private rooms for guests.... More...

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Newa Home

Hotel
1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 1
Free WiFi

Newa Home is located in Kathmandu with great location.... More...

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Gurung's Home

Hostel
2.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 13
Free WiFi

Apart from our Nepalese hospitality, the atmosphere and local vibe of the place is the unique thing about our place.... More...

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Hotel Pleasure Home

Hotel
1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 1
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hotel Pleasure Home is located in Kathmandu.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

BnB Royal Tourist House

Bed and Breakfast
2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 1
Free WiFi

Set 1.5 km from Swayambhu, BnB Royal Tourist House features accommodation with free WiFi in Kathmandu.... More...

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Manamaiju Homestay

Hostel
4.6km from city centre - Show on Map
5.4
Rating 19
Free WiFi

Manamaiju Homestayl offers comfortable accommodation for backpackers, trekkers and tourists from across the globe.... More...

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Hotel Yambu

Hotel
1.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 29
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hotel Yambu is located just 8 km from Tribhuvan International Airport, near Thamel; the tourist hub of Kathmandu and one of the most happening places in town.... More...

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Mountain Backpackers Hostel

Hostel
1.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Mountain Backpackers Hostel is located in Thamel and convenient for backpackers.... More...

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ViaVia Boutique Hotel

Hotel
4.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

ViaVia Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Free Wifi is throughout the property.... More...

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The Everest Hotel Kathmandu

Hotel
2.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Featuring a bar and swimming pool, the premium 5-star luxury hotel Everest Hotel provides accommodation with free parking and fitness center. Easy access WIFI is throughout the property.... More...

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Kathmandu Eco Hotel

Hotel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 1
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Kathmandu Eco Hotel is located at Thamel, the bustling tourist hub of Kathmandu.... More...

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Vista City Hostel

Hostel
2.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Vista City Hostel provides accommodation with a bar, free private parking and a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property.... More...

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Fat Farm Hostel And Kitchen

Hostel
1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 6
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Situated in Kathmandu, Fat Farm Hostel And Kitchen feature free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a restaurant, a bar, and a garden.... More...

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Hotel

Nepal Pavilion Inn

Hotel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Nepal Pavilion Inn is providing great vibes in Nepal.... More...

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Birds Nest Hostel

Hostel
2km from city centre - Show on Map
9.0
Superb 6
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Located in Kathmandu, 1.8 km from Swayambhu, Birds Nest Hostel provides accommodation with a bar, free private parking, and a garden.... More...

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Poshtel 111

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 29
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Poshtel 111 feature with 24Hrs receptions, free WIFI and Bicyle hire. The beds are designed as pods where your privacy is safe.... More...

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Best Hostel&Ananda Garden Restaurant

Hostel
2.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Welcome to Best Hostel & Ananda Garden Restaurant, we are a warm and fully decorated hostel.... More...

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Hostel

The Glasshouse Hostel

Hostel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 26
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Glasshouse Hotel is a cozy and friendly accommodation with a totally modern exterior & decor that is tasteful & stylishly equipped with the latest bathroom fixtures, lighting & home en... More...

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8848 Hostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

8848 Hostel is located in Kathmandu.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Kathmandu Peace Guest House

Bed and Breakfast
2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 66
Free WiFi

We provide accommodation at highly competitive rates. The bush green garden around the guest house is another attraction of it.... More...

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Alliance Hotel

Hostel
5.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 5
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

This hotel is in peace and quiet area with peaceful and lovely garden. It has 24 modern decorated and fully equipped standard and deluxe rooms with balconies which give a very comfortable stay in the... More...

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The Happily Ever After Hostel

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 289
Free WiFi

The Happily Ever After Hostel is located in the heart of Thamel and situated twenty minutes drive from the Kathmandu International Airpor.... More...

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Hotel Chhimeki

Hostel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free Breakfast

Hotel Chhimeki features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden.... More...

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Nestled between four towering mountains, Kathmandu provides a gateway to Nepal's trekking terrain. You can stop by a Buddhist stupa or Hindu shrine – the city has the highest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites of any capital. And you don't have to be a mountaineer to come here. Instead, grab a glass of lassi, a traditional yogurt drink, and watch the spectacle of daily life in Kathmandu and the diverse people who live here.

Think of hostels in Kathmandu as retreats: somewhere to unwind and take life at a slower pace. Outdoor space is common: you could be sipping a beer on a rooftop terrace as the sun goes down, joining an al-fresco yoga session or taking a dip in an outdoor pool. To really get under the skin of the country, stay in a Nepalese family home. You'll usually find free breakfast and free Wi-Fi in a Kathmandu hostel (although speeds are slow here). Many hostels also have a bar where you can gather before a night out.

The historic heart of Kathmandu is Durbar Square, home to the royal palace and UNESCO temples. Tragically, the square suffered major damage in the 2015 earthquake, but you can still appreciate the majesty of the place. Head north and you'll find yourself in the vibrant backpacker district of Thamel, with shops selling trekking essentials and Nepalese crafts. Thamel is also the city's nightlife hub. If you're craving a little peace, catch a river taxi over the Bagmati River to Patan district. The former Buddhist city was the historic rival to Hindi Kathmandu.

With so many pilgrimage sites to visit, pick just a couple and take your time to explore the spiritual surroundings. Kathesimbhu Stupa is a popular Buddhist site in a hidden courtyard a short stroll from Thamel. For a flavour of Hindu architecture, visit Pashupatinath Temple. At full moon, behind the temple, an open-air music concert is held every month. At Kumari Bahal each morning, Kathmandu's own Kumari waves to her devotees from the window – the locals believe that she's a living goddess.

The narrow streets of Kathmandu are best explored on foot. For longer distances, or if you're heading out of the central districts, taxis are a good option. If you're arriving into Tribhuvan International Airport, it's a short taxi ride to Thamel. From here, Gongabu Bus Station is a 30-minute walk. Private operators run services from Gongabu Station to Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan National Parks. 

We have 73 hostels in Kathmandu with an average rating of 8.5 based on 2,228 reviews 73 of 73 properties available in Kathmandu

About Kathmandu

Nestled between four towering mountains, Kathmandu provides a gateway to Nepal's trekking terrain. You can stop by a Buddhist stupa or Hindu shrine – the city has the highest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites of any capital. And you don't have to be a mountaineer to come here. Instead, grab a glass of lassi, a traditional yogurt drink, and watch the spectacle of daily life in Kathmandu and the diverse people who live here.

Think of hostels in Kathmandu as retreats: somewhere to unwind and take life at a slower pace. Outdoor space is common: you could be sipping a beer on a rooftop terrace as the sun goes down, joining an al-fresco yoga session or taking a dip in an outdoor pool. To really get under the skin of the country, stay in a Nepalese family home. You'll usually find free breakfast and free Wi-Fi in a Kathmandu hostel (although speeds are slow here). Many hostels also have a bar where you can gather before a night out.

The historic heart of Kathmandu is Durbar Square, home to the royal palace and UNESCO temples. Tragically, the square suffered major damage in the 2015 earthquake, but you can still appreciate the majesty of the place. Head north and you'll find yourself in the vibrant backpacker district of Thamel, with shops selling trekking essentials and Nepalese crafts. Thamel is also the city's nightlife hub. If you're craving a little peace, catch a river taxi over the Bagmati River to Patan district. The former Buddhist city was the historic rival to Hindi Kathmandu.

With so many pilgrimage sites to visit, pick just a couple and take your time to explore the spiritual surroundings. Kathesimbhu Stupa is a popular Buddhist site in a hidden courtyard a short stroll from Thamel. For a flavour of Hindu architecture, visit Pashupatinath Temple. At full moon, behind the temple, an open-air music concert is held every month. At Kumari Bahal each morning, Kathmandu's own Kumari waves to her devotees from the window – the locals believe that she's a living goddess.

The narrow streets of Kathmandu are best explored on foot. For longer distances, or if you're heading out of the central districts, taxis are a good option. If you're arriving into Tribhuvan International Airport, it's a short taxi ride to Thamel. From here, Gongabu Bus Station is a 30-minute walk. Private operators run services from Gongabu Station to Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan National Parks.