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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 WiFi
-Free City Map
-Free Linens
-Free Breakfast
-Free Luggage storage
-Travel desk
- Cafe
-24 hour hot shower
-European style washing machine
-Parking
-Sun Terrace View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Dec 2019
    My stay here was pretty nice. The hostel was quiet as it is now the off season, but all the people I met there were very friendly. It's cold now in Kathmandu but the shower was warm. The staff are also so polite and caring, I had a great time here and will come back.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    Really enjoyed our stay here and ended up extending for two further nights. Rooms are clean and beds comfortable. Hot water, lockers and toilet paper. They have really nice open space/rooftop. Some liquid soap will be much appreciated.
    Bulgaria, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    This hostel was really simple. They had hot water, but the shower was a little strange. I would book again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Nov 2019
    This is in a great location, outside of Thamel so no tourists are around and its quiet and very close to the monkey temple. The staff are very accomodating and the food offered is excellent value for what you get! All food I had was fresh and tasty. Showers arent the best but if you dont mind a patchy shower its fine. Toilets get plugged be easy, be careful with the tp! Otherwise, I liked this place a lot!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Mar 2020
    Simple hostel with lockers and nice rooftop. Have to walk quite a lot to Thamel or take taxi but it's cheap accommodation.The thing I didn't like was that together with the chai and bottle of water I bought I asked for a cup of hot water which I was charged for. Come on, this is not a tea house in the Himalyas along some trekking, I'm paying for a room and some drinks, you can't give me a cup of hot water and you have to make a profit out of it? Shame.
    Portugal, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Jan 2020
    Our room didn’t have a lock, but I felt safe leaving my stuff. The dude was ridiculously helpful and nice - he hooked us up with taxies; it was dope. Food was bomb. Will stay there again!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    04 Feb 2020
    The hostel was really lovely and staff were so helpful. They were able to help with recommendations and accessibility to things in the local area. The atmosphere was okay but I travelled in the off peak season so it was never going to be buzzing. The facilities are good - only one shower provided hot (warm) water but it was enough. Breakfast was lovely and for a ridiculously small price dinner was delicious too. Fantastic value for money, couldn't get a better hostel for that price.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    08 Nov 2019
    Location is a bit far from the centrum but that's why I booked it, to get a bit of rest before and after trekking, and this was the perfect location for that. Facilities are clean and I had a comfortable stay.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Jan 2020
    If you don't want to stay in Thamel, the hostel location is fantastic - peacefull & quiet, close to RingRoad and city buses, supermarket & local market & bakery nearby, plentiful of cheap (=not run for tourists) places to eat with genuine and delicious food, the Monkey Temple is just across the road. Around 20-30 min by walk from Thamel. The hostel has only 2 bathrooms with hot shower. The staff will help you organize your trips but sadly it lacks professional approach in that aspect.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Oct 2019
    Place was nice and comfortable. The staff was great. The location is a little far from Thamel but that means there is less noise at night. Great place to stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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