Kathmandu, the mystical gateway to the mighty Himalayas, is a city imbued with rich history, enchanting spirituality, and thrilling adventures. The vibrant streets, adorned with fluttering multicolored flags and the vibrant tunes of temple chimes, deliver an unforgettable and captivating experience. For wanderers on a budget, Kathmandu's hostels strike the ideal balance of affordability and coziness.
Here are the best hostels in Kathmandu.
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Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
Poshtel 111, a travelers hostel located in a peaceful part of Thamel, offers unique dorm rooms with Japanese-style cubical beds for ultimate privacy. Equipped with trunk lockers and cozy 6-inch spring mattresses, every guest can have a comfortable stay and get a good sleep. The hostel is conveniently located near great restaurants and attractions, such as Ason market and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Travelers can also take a 30-minute walk to the famous Swayambhunath temple and witness the magnificent view of Kathmandu. The friendly and experienced staff at Poshtel 111 always ensure that guests have the best working environment, making it the perfect place for digital nomads.
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At the 3Monkeys Backpacker's Hostel, there's a lot to do, from learning Nepalese cooking to enjoying yoga on the rooftop or walking tours with locals. The hostel's staff is available 24/7 to provide travel information or recommendations on what to do while in Nepal. The location is peaceful and quiet, yet a short distance from downtown Kathmandu and the airport. They offer free masks, breakfast, city maps, Wi-Fi, and luggage storage. They also have a café and bar, library, and terrace with hammocks and hanging chairs. They're pet-friendly, too!
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Thamel Hostel & Spa is a centrally located hostel in Kathmandu, providing guests with a casino, a bar, a terrace, and a shared lounge. The rooms come with city views, bed linen, and towels. They offer different breakfast alternatives and dishes of American, Chinese, and Indian cuisine at their in-house restaurant.
Guests can enjoy vegetarian, vegan, and halal options too. There is also the possibility to hire bikes and cars to explore the city. Furthermore, Thamel Hostel & Spa is just a short walk from various tourist attractions like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhu.
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Gurung's Home is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience local life away from the touristy Thamel area. With a range of affordable room options and delicious included breakfast, our friendly staff will ensure you feel comfortable and pampered during your stay. Free WiFi, a garden, terrace, and restaurant are just some of the amenities we offer.
Located in Kathmandu, we also provide bike and car rental services, plus a paid airport shuttle. Explore Swayambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square, both just a short distance away. Stay with us for an unforgettable Nepalese experience.
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Yakety Yak Hostel, located in the busy area of Thamel, Kathmandu, is a beautifully designed and purpose-built hostel offering a range of amenities and facilities at a great value price. With five spacious private rooms and seven large dorms, Yakety Yak Hostel provides a perfect stay for backpackers and travelers with a discerning spirit.
It features showers, running hot and cold water, and WC areas with a huge lounge area, a sunny terrace, and the coolest bar in town. The hostel also has a kitchen, wash area, luggage storage, and a travel desk for tourist needs.
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Located at the heart of Thamel, Bodhi Tree Hostel Pvt. Ltd. serves as the prime gateway to the historical Thamel Bastapur route. The hostel is new and eagerly awaits to display their hospitality. Their top priority is the guest's security, cleanliness, and comfort. The hostel has a café that serves breakfast, lunch, and YES of course dinner! They also have a rooftop bar that offers a peaceful and friendly environment. As they are in the opening session, they provide a discount on rooms with the provision of A/C.
Their quiet and relaxing hostel environment offers separate rooms for privacy or socializing with fellow travelers. They also have various food and drinks that guests can indulge in while staying with them.
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Alobar1000 Hostel is a youth hostel in Kathmandu with a social atmosphere that leaves guests happy. It's known as the young traveler's hub of Kathmandu and a base camp for travel in Nepal. Guests check in, meet other travelers, and plan adventures like trekking, hiking, bungy jumping, and paragliding.
Alobar1000 Hostel is also a pit stop to store luggage and plan for further journeys. The name comes from an epic book called Jitterbug Perfume and the hostel is run by a young, committed team that values personal relationships and a family environment. While Nepal has problematic issues with water and electricity, Alobar1000 Hostel tries their best to make each guest's stay comfortable.
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