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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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

The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel offers a unique opportunity to live among Holy Monkeys and to experience the vibrant chanting of the Monks prayers from the many monasteries that surround Swoyambhu.

We offer clean, affordable and safe accommodations for all those who have come to explore the endless beauty that Nepal has to offer. You will find a friendly and comfortable atmosphere to connect with and share stories among other travelers. After a long day of sightseeing and traveling come and relax in our Chill out Turtle Cafe . We have an Nepali infused style European BBQ and a salad bar designed by our Chef, as we know that it can be challenging to consistently eat local foods. A definite refresher for those who are traveling long term through Nepal and India! Our Cafe includes locally grown Boutique Coffee, international and local selection of a wide variety of premium Teas, Wines and Beers.

We can arrange for in-expensive airport pick up, please let us know 24 hours in advance with full name , flight number, airline name, time and date.

The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers hostel features include:
-Free City Map
-Free Linens
-Free Breakfast
-Free Luggage storage
-Travel desk
-24 hour hot shower
-European style washing machine
-Sun Terrace
Please note that we have a cancellation policy of 48 hours View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2019
    The Sparkling Turtle was great! It is outside the noise of Thamel but not too far and bicycles can be rented at the hostel. This is a great place to stay to organize trips. Everyone was super helpful and they have someone come in every morning to help guests make plans. The trekking, park visits, etc. Organized through the hostel seemed to be good value. Som always had a smile on and was ready to help. From airport pickup to last minute laundry I was looked after and made to feel at home.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2019
    Perfect stay at the hostel, located outside of the city center, but a nice place to stay combined with visiting the monkey temple.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2019
    I stayed about 10 days at the sparkling turtle and I loved it! The staff is very friendly, they cook for you breakfast and lunch/dinner, it was always delicious to me. They do their best to satisfy you, the hostel is clean. The location was good to me, I like the monkey temple area and I didn't bother to walk to the center 30/40mn. Thank you guys :)
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Feb 2019
    One of the best hostels so far in Kathmandu. Loved the overall set-up, the views over the balcony are splendid. The staff are very friendly and are more than willing to accomodate any of your needs (such as giving out trekking info, places to see around Kathmandu, etc.). The only down side is it is far from the city centre (it honestly is a 20 minute walk, nothing to worry about). Other from that, great hostel. If you are a book worm, you will find more than enough books to read from
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    If you prefer a calm atmosphere you can stay here..
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    24 Apr 2019
    Staff was very nice. Overall, I thought it served my purpose quite well. You can see the swayambunath stupa from their balcony. It is within a short walk also. The facilities were clean, environment was good. Service was good, and breakfast was reasonable. Hot water was available in the common bath. I stayed in a private room, which I thought was a good value also.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 Dec 2018
    Hostel itself is really well set up and smoothly run, the breakfasts are a bit small but really tasty. Staff were all lovely helpful, and accommodating. A bit far out of the tourist side of town (Thamel etc), but we liked that about it! Catch a bus on ring road or walk for+-25 mins to get there.
    South Africa, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Dec 2018
    The staff were really lovely but not always easy to find. There is hot water in the showers, via an unusual lever at the back- you may need to be shown this. The hostel in general is a bit cold and it really is an annoying distance from Thamel. However it is near the monkey temple and it is easy to jump on a bus (20 rupees) to the airport. Breakfast was good but not always enough for a hungry traveller. The roof top seating area is a nice place to chill and the WIFI is really great here.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Mar 2019
    Great place. Came here to sleep & see the monkey temple after 2 sleepless nights in the thermal. Breakfast isn’t great except the pancake but hey it’s free. Evening food was great & so cheap. Like most of Nepal shower was on the cool side. Also like most of Nepal had to ask staff a few times to book my bus but once they got round to it they did a good job, booked 1 at the end of the street & walked me there which was really appreciated. i enjoyed what I heard of the monks singing.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Jan 2019
    Hosts are extremely welcoming and accommodating. Food is good & simple. I was here in January and it got pretty cold at night, with only a blanket provided for the bed. Location is about 45 min walking from Thamel, so if that's where you're planning on hanging out I'd recommend staying there instead.
    Norway, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines