Gauri Shankar Backpackers Hostel, Pokhara

Lakeside
9.0
190 Reviews
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Gauri Shankhar Backpackers Hostel is run by a group of friends in their twenties who definitely know what a young backpacker needs to feel at home in Pokhara. With its inviting courtyard area, it will especially appeal to people who enjoy hanging out in the fresh air whether it is with a cold beer and a book under the midday sun or around the campfire at night.

The Location

The hostel is located in the Lakeside area of Pokhara. While it is close to the tourist hub with all its bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops, it is hidden on a quiet side street, where a good night's sleep is guaranteed. The neighbourhood is home to a variety of luxury hotels and feels extremely safe. Still, Pewa Lake is in walking distance and can be reached in ten minutes on foot.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers a variety of room types, with the biggest dorm boasting eight beds. The rooms are spacious and the beds are remarkably huge; each of them has individual electronic plugs and lockers are also available free of charge. On the downside, the Wi-Fi is quite weak and does not work inside the dorm. There are several bathrooms opening from an outside area; these are relatively clean but the hot showers are only lukewarm and toilet paper is not provided.

Common Spaces

The highlight of staying at the hostel is without doubt the chance to enjoy its inner courtyard which is decorated very tastefully. Whether you prefer reading in the sunlight or sitting under a cosy blanket in one of the pagodas, you will surely love the atmosphere here. In the evenings, campfires are lit and the hostel's young staff mix cocktails to everybody's taste while people share stories around the fire. In the morning, breakfast is served here at a rather high price; throughout the day, snacks can also be ordered.

Summary

All in all, at first sight, Gauri Shankhar Backpackers Hostel looks like the perfect choice for a cosy stay in Pokhara. Situated in a nice and central location, it offers a pleasant atmosphere and a comfortable bed to sleep in. However, unfortunately there is not enough attention on the details -- the Wi-Fi is not reliable, the showers are not warm enough, and the fact that the staff sleep in the common area is a little off-putting as well.
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JudyM
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Published on Jan 31, 2019

Location and Contact

Location

Our guests can directly take a taxi from the airport giving our location then they can come directly to our location

Map

Map

Address: Durbar marg Lane Gaurighat, Lakeside, Pokhara, Western Development Region, Nepal

Distance to city center: 6.8 km

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Website

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Phone Number: +977061462422/+9779817161596
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Youth Hostel

Bedsheets

Parking

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Darts

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Table Tennis

Walking Tours

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Female Dorm Only

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