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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.3

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Aug 2019
    Awesome time! Especially if you want quality hostel individuals and quality hostel staff. Situated from Thamel but only a 30minute walk from the centre of bars and restaurants- it’s clean, calm and comfortable. Hostel has lovely artwork and a sweet cafe up top. Morning walks to monkey temple are a must as well as an afternoon chai on the rooftop. Yeeee beauty. Thank you to Bishal and the crew. Much love
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jun 2019
    An amazing place with truely lovely people who are great to chat to and more than happy to help with whatever you need and answer any questions you may have. If you want to explore the Kathmandu area but have a nice base to call home then the sparkling turtle has you covered. Really enjoyed my time there and can’t wait to be back.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jun 2019
    Genuinely one of the nicest hostels I've stayed in. We were at a hostel in thamel before which was very noisy, cramped, next to a nights club, more expensive and worse food. This hostel is right next to the monkey temple, food is alright (not mind blowing, however pretty cheap). There are turtles here, hammocks, decent internet in the dinning room, and some pretty paintings. Would recommend (though you're far from lots to do in katmandu, you'd have to get a short taxi in to explore the city).
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    Bishal is amazing! Along with the chef who is super friendly, and makes super tasty breakfasts and food. Had a great stay at Sparkling Turtle and will be returning after my trip to the Himalayas
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    very short walk to Buddha park and the monkey temple (you gotta see the monkey swimming pool)...friendly staff...my compliments to the 16 year old cook. tasty free breakfast...hot water lacking in my single room, but was abundant in the shared bathrooms...no A/C but fan is available if you ask and quite adequate...pretty quiet neighborhood compared to Thamel....not a party hostel
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    This is a nice and friendly hostel. I’ve been very well welcome. It is closed to the monkey temple so that’s great for the early birds who want to visit this amazing place. It is a bit outside the city center but, I have appreciated to find some quietness over there compared to the very busy and noisy city center.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Jul 2019
    Good . Close to a major Buddhist temple.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    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
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    26 Jul 2019
    One of the most Beautiful hostels. Very friendly staff, especially Bishal, he was so helpful and one of the most sweetest staff member I’ve had at any hostel. When checking out I think it would be nice to have a recipe to keep track of all of my food purchases. The food was okay, little expensive for quality (couple hairs) is only small disappointment but I’m super happy about the breakfast, my favorite was banana pancakes😋 definitely recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 May 2019
    It's a good hostel, the staff are great, but the place was quite dirty which was off-putting. They put some pressure on you to eat only at the hostel and don't allow you to bring in food from outside (though this wasn't really strictly enforced) but this seems to be a common practice in Nepali hostels. That said, the food was nice, not outrageously priced and there was a fair variety. Breakfast was included and was small but good. Would stay again if the place was cleaner.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
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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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