Best Places for Backpackers in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Top 50 hostels in Kathmandu, Nepal.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Kathmandu Sunny Hotel

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Kathmandu Sunny Hotel

Kathmandu Sunny Hotel is located at the Paknajol height, a closer distance of the tourist market - Thamel. The banks, ATM and shopping centers are just in 5 min walking distance. Our location is peaceful and you will feel you are not away from your home place. You will find out the overall environme...
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Hotel Himalayan Oasis

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Hotel Himalayan Oasis

Hotel Himalayan Oasis is a traveler's home away from home and is located in the heart of Thamel the centre of tourist activity; especially for those who have onward adventure destinations like treks, mountaineering and rafting expeditions. Whether it is at the beginning or end of your adventure, Hot...
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BnB Royal Tourist House

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BnB Royal Tourist House

Clean and quite hostel for sleep in Kathamandu, 4 to 5 minutes walking distance to center street Thamel. Hospital - health - clinic - - are around the walking distance. Doctors are on call. Tourist bus station is for departure to Pokhara - Chitwan - Lumbini in 10 minutes walking distance....
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Hotel Giramondo

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Hotel Giramondo

Giramondo hotel is located in the centre of Kathmandu, just five minutes walking from the main tourist area, Thamel, with shops, restaurants, markets, bars and pubs. The other attractions (Durbar square, Swayambhunath, Royal palace and many others ) are just a walk distance away. Hotel Giramondo...
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Hotel Darwin

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Hotel Darwin

In Hotel Darwin we provide accommodation service in excellent location. We have a beautiful green rooftop garden where you can relish the panoramic view of sub-Himalayan hills surrounding the valley and cool breeze from the Himalayas . We provide budget, sociable accommodation with comfortable wo...
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Thamel Grand Hotel

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Thamel Grand Hotel

Thamel Grand Hotel is located at the heart of Thamel area is a newly established hotel with very friendly and peaceful area. Nowadays, the city is being crowded and there is much disturbance in the city area in this context our hotel is located in such area where there is no disturbance at all with...
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Manamaiju Homestay

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Manamaiju Homestay

Featuring mountain views, Manamaiju Homestay and Hotel in Manamaiju offers accommodation and a garden. Fitted with a terrace, the units feature a TV and a private bathroom with bath. Some units have a balcony and/or a patio with garden or city views. The homestay offers an Asian or vegetarian bre...
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Alpine Hotel and Apartment

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Alpine Hotel and Apartment

ALPINE HOTEL & APARTMENT provides you with luxurious, tranquil and cosy second home in Kathmandu. It is geographically situated in a picturesque town Thamel, a convenience hub for tourist. Thamel has an extensive shopping selection for eateries, souvenirs, bookshops, outdoor gears, money changers an...
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Fuji Hotel

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Fuji Hotel

Fuji Guest House has now been upgraded to Fuji Hotel: the management is the same. Ideally located in a nice quiet area, the hotel is minutes away from the heart of Kathmandu - Thamel. Thamel is a tourist hotspot and is always bustling with activity: the best pubs, the savory restaurants, travel b...
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Rest Up Kathmandu Hostel

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Rest Up Kathmandu Hostel

A hostel unlike any other hostel with private rooms and bunk beds for all age's tourists from all around the world as well as friendly staff and delicious meals available throughout the day. It’s a perfect place to make new friends, relax and rest up. Rest up Kathmandu Hostel is located in centr...
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Mitra Garden Inn

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Mitra Garden Inn

Established by the very energetic, well experienced and well known personality about hospitality. Located at the heart of the Thamel(Touristic area of Kathmandu). There is plenty of open space to chill out and have their own restaurant where guest can have breakfast, dinner, lunch, and drinks an...
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Kathmandu Village House

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Kathmandu Village House

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. It is located in centre of Thamel and close to Narayanhiti Museum. Moreover, it is 15 minute far fro...
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Rambler Hostel

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Rambler Hostel

Rambler hostel Pvt. Ltd is a prime located bed and breakfast hostel in Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal. It's come to provide the budget beds and ethnic culture to the trekkers who seeking memorable adventure in Mountain country(Nepal). Rambler hostel can provide luxury private bed room, common bed room,...
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Avalon House KTM

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Avalon House KTM

Avalon House is newly established property in tourist hub Thamel. It is bit quite place from crowd, offers 20 testfully sunny room with private bath and all the time hot and cold shower. A nice roof top terrace provides an excellent views of Kathmandu as well as monkey temple to the west and sno...
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Andes House

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Andes House

Andes House is a Nepali family people/trekking guide run property in kathamndu which is your ideal choice to taste and know more about local life and culture of Nepal. our main goal is to make feel for tourist andes is second house in Nepal. . It is located in centre of Thamel and close to Narayan...
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Hotel Yambu

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Hotel Yambu

“Yambu” name is given by Tibetans and other ethnic people living in the Himalayan region to Kathmandu. In other words, “Yambu” means “The Northern Land.” Hotel Yambu is located just 8 km from Tribhuvan International Airport, near Thamel; the tourist hub of Kathmandu and one of the most happening...
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Gurung

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Gurung's Home

Gurung’s Home is family based accommodation designed for travelers who wish to stay in peaceful area away from the crowd of touristic hub of Thamel, and learn about the general local lifestyle of the people. Our valuable travelers can expect beautiful rooms with breakfast included, home amenitie...
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Elbrus Home

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Elbrus Home

The home lies near from tourist hub thamel,Galkopakha. It is 7 minutes walking distance from Royal Palace & Tourist bus station, Kantipath. The home offers neat and clean rooms including bathroom with hot & cold shower for 24 hours. It has testefully sunny room with balcony and beautiful garden....
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Yakety Yak Hostel

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Yakety Yak Hostel

Hello and Namaste, Yakety Yak Hostel is located in Thamel. The heart of the hip and happening Kathmandu. It is a planned and purpose-built hostel and not some residential building converted to a hostel. We’ve worked with design firms and professional architects to bring you the aesthetically desi...
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Zostel Kathmandu

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Zostel Kathmandu

Zostel Kathmandu is the liveliest & classiest backpacker hostel in Kathmandu. Located right in the city's backpacking hub, Thamel, there is no better pitstop for travelers to explore Kathmandu on budget. Located in Thamel, Zostel captures the essence of the city. It consists of a rooftop bar, a g...
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Sanus House

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Sanus House

Sanu’s 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. The house is only 50 meters from a bus stop and a taxi stand where taxis are available around the clock. Sanu’s House is just 7 km. from the intern...
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Hotel Potala

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Hotel Potala

Hotel Potala is one of the leading hotels centrally located in the heart of Thamel. This is the most convenient place to stay for them who understand the value of time. It has a simple, elegant, comfortable, safe and secure economic hotel for families, individual travelers, trekkers seeking for real...
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Kasthamandap Traveller

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Kasthamandap Traveller's Home

Kasthamandap Traveller's Home is located a 2-minute walk away from the always-awake touristic Thamel, close enough to be central, yet far enough to experience some 'Shanti' Moments. Our hostel has been open for 2 years. Thus all rooms, dormitories and bathrooms benefit from new furniture. A no...
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Kathmandu Peace Home

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Kathmandu Peace Home

Kathmandu Peace Home is a new name and new brand in the hospitality industry. We at Kathmandu Peace Home would like to add another dimension to your memories of this wondrous land of peace and Himalayan Kingdom. Besides accommodation, our sincere service and and affordable prices in competitive...
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Sudha

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Sudha's Garden Home

Located in the Boudhha neighborhood in Kathmandu, 600 meters from Boudhanath Stupa, Sudha's Garden Home features free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. The family stay has a barbecue and playground, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Certain units feature a sitting area where you...
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Zen Bed and Breakfast

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Zen Bed and Breakfast

Zen Bed and Breakfast is located in the Central Thamel, close to Kathmandu Guest House, Or2K, Himalayan Java and many budget restaurants. It is only 15-20 minutes from airport (light traffic). Property airport pickup is cheaper than the official rate, The guesthouse provides you not only the comf...
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Hotel Ganesh Himal

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Hotel Ganesh Himal

HOTEL GANESH HIMAL has been the Authors Choice Hotel by Lonely Planet Guide book's new 7th edition. Let us serve you in a Homely atmosphere. Hotel Ganesh Himal is located just between two famouse tourist centers Thamel and Ktm Durbar Square within 5 minutes walking distance. It is 6 kilometers awa...
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The Glasshouse Hotel

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The Glasshouse Hotel

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 entertainment. The bedroom furniture has been hand crafted & tailored to provide maximum comfort & space. There...
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WanderThirst Hostels

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WanderThirst Hostels

Located in the peaceful corner of the popular tourist destination, Thamel, WanderThirst Hostels is a nest to wanderlust backpackers who have come here for a Nepali experience. Our hostel is a platform for people all around the world who dream to seek salvation in discovering new places and meeting n...
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Thamel Backpackers Home

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Thamel Backpackers Home

Welcome to Thamel Backpackers Home, located in the heart of Kathmandu which serves as home to many travelers who visit Nepal to spend their holiday and explore its wide array of amenities. With our exceptional arrangements and administration, we always ensure that your stay in Nepal is enriched...
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Shree Tibet Family Guest House

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Shree Tibet Family Guest House

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. We are always ready to assist you and answer your every inquiry from meditation classes to rafting and trekking...
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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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...
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Stupa Guesthouse

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Stupa Guesthouse

Stupa is conveniently located and is walking distance to the Royal Palace Museum, Bhagwati Bahal Durbar, the Garden of Dreams, Basantapur Durbar Square and Monkey Temple. Or wander through the streets of Thamel to find exquisite teak carvings, hand-hammered Tibetan singing bowls, mountain tea bl...
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Hotel Horizon Kathmandu

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Hotel Horizon Kathmandu

Welcome to the finest budget hotel in Nepal, Hotel Horizon, where every guest is a part of our family served with modern amenities and warm friendly hospitality in heritage style antique Nepali traditional arrangements. Hotel Horizon, budget hotel in Nepal is located at heart of the Kathmandu ci...
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Shangrila Boutique Hotel

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Shangrila Boutique Hotel

Greetings and Namaste! from Shangrila Boutique Hotel on your arrival to tribhuvan international airport note: once we offer you the airport pick up service, please do not pay any money to any one in the airport periphery, even to the driver. please note that...you might be offered to handle your l...
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8848 Hostel

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8848 Hostel

Located at the center of the Thamel, 8848 hostel is newly established and managed by experienced managers on tourism sector since long time. We are here for providing the 'Home away from home' facility with ensuring the meaning full stay in Kathmandu. We offer various types of rooms like dormit...
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Family Peace House

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Family Peace House

As the name speaks We are located in traffic noise free area in a local neighbourhood called Paknajol (north side) but only 5 minutes away from the main tourist district of Thamel. The FPH offers clean, sunny, comfortable rooms from dormitory to single, double, Triple with en-suite or shared bathroo...
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Hostel ONE96

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Hostel ONE96

We provide friendly, clean and affordable dorm and private accommodation with a social environment. We'd love to help you discover the beautiful culture of this Himalayan land and we aim for a family environment with vegetarian friendly 'family dinner' every night (optional). We are a group of...
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Thamel Hostel

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Thamel Hostel

We do speak French as I spent my work time in France for 3 year. You can feel your local language and I do have experienced from France & Swiss in Travel & Hospitality. Namaste & Welcome Dear Travelers !! NEW : WE ARE DOING A CAMPFIRE during the winter season in kathmandu at our hostel roof to...
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The Nepali Hive

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The Nepali Hive

Greetings from Nepali Hive team. The Nepali Hive is a small family home in the Kathmandu, close to Thamel. As you will be staying your host, it is more like a home than hostel. We have a nice roof top to chill, and we are full of greenery. From the rooftop, you will have a beautiful view of Sw...
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Kathmandu Peace Guest House

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Kathmandu Peace Guest House

Kathmandu Peace Guest House is located in a quiet area; just 5 minutes walk from Thamel Tourist junction. On the fringe of the Thamel, Enjoy your restful days in a tranquil ambiance of Kathmandu Peace Guest House. We assure you for the clean, safe, totally free of pollution and traffic noise accommo...
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Simrika Homes

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Simrika Homes

Simrika Homes is newly established property in tourist hub Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. It is bit quite place from crowd, offers 15 testfully sunny room with private bath and all the time hot and cold shower. Simrika Homes is conveniently located and is walking distance to the Royal Palace Museum, B...
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Shantipur Kathmandu Hotel

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Shantipur Kathmandu Hotel

Namaste. Come and join us on the Shanitpur rooftop and enjoy our 360 view of the Kathmandu Valley. We offer regularly scheduled sunrises and sunsets, a direct view of Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and on clear days, snow capped Ganesh Himal and parts of the Lantang range. Our friendly and attentive...
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Om Tara Guest House Inn

83 /100

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Om Tara Guest House Inn

Om Tara Guest House Inn with 19 rooms offers guests both en suite and sharing bath facility. Each cosy and carpeted room of the Inn is neat, clean and simply decorated where guests can find a comfortable bed (single, double and triple), multi-channel colour TV, 24 hours running hot & cold water, fre...
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Alobar1000

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Alobar1000

Hello and Namaste to all. Notice: It is to inform you that most taxi drivers at the airport will erroneously inform you that the hostel is full. Please ask them them to drop you regardless. We always have space for you. Also, please don't let anyone to carry your bags for they will expect some ti...
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Kathmandu Madhuban Guesthouse

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Kathmandu Madhuban Guesthouse

Kathmandu Madhuban Guest house has the great location, just close to the tourist area, Thamel. We are located in a peaceful area,good for sound sleep and silent rest.We are conveniently located from the airport ,only 20minutes drive. We are also in 10 minutes Walking distance to the major destina...
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The Happily Ever After Hostel

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The Happily Ever After Hostel

'WE HAVE SPECIAL PRICE FOR VOLUNTEER AND LONG STAY GUEST ' we do speak french as one of our business partner stay in france 3 year you can chat with him in your local langguaes. We have full day car service around valley @2500 and 900 Rupee for pick up at day time and night time 1300 Nepali rupee...
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Kathmandu Nomad Hotel

79 /100

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Kathmandu Nomad Hotel

Attractively set in the Thamel of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Nomad Hotel has free WiFi and a garden. It's in the centre of touristic place of kathmandu. At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom, while certain accommodations at Kathmandu Nomad Hotel al...
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Un Dia Blanco Eco Inn

77 /100

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Un Dia Blanco Eco Inn

If you want to feel the atmosphere from the Buddhist and spiritual neighbourhood of Kathmandu, this is your place to stay! Located in Boudha, only 5 minuts walk to the Stupa an UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most popular tourist sites in Kathmandu area. Our guest house provides a good ex...
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327 Thamel Hostel

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327 Thamel Hostel

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. We are located at the very heart of tourist district of Thamel near all shops and eateries. We are right in the middle of all the action Kathmandu...
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