Paila Hostel Lakeside, Pokhara

8.5
75 Reviews
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Paila Hostel Lakeside is a small hostel on the busiest street of the Lakeside area of Pokhara and right in the middle of where everything happens. While its highlight is definitely the cosy, semi-open-air common area, the rooms are also welcoming and comfortable.

The Location

The hostel is located in the famous Lakeside area of Pokhara, which is the most popular destination for travelers to the city. However, despite what the name might suggest, it is actually not on the side of the lake. Quite the contrary, it is situated on the most touristy street of the area amidst a wide variety of bars, restaurants, local-style eateries, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and tourist agencies. In fact, right under the hostel, there is a Momo restaurant and bar serving meals in the style of Nepalese street food. While the closeness of all these amenities might prove to be quite convenient, the downside of it is that this location can get extremely noisy with the loud music from nearby bars at night. Moreover, street vendors and the beeping of public transportation might wake you up before sunrise in the morning.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers small dorm rooms on several floors on the upper stories of a tall building. The dorms are attractive and comfortable. Lockers are provided free of charge and are big enough to store a backpack. The beds are equipped with thick curtains to provide some privacy and block out the light from outside. Each bed has a bedside lamp and an electronic socket, even if these are of really poor quality. Each room has a balcony with nice views over the Lakeside area but at the time of the review, these were locked. The rooms are en suite and the small but clean bathrooms have hot water twenty-four hours a day.

Common Spaces

There is only one common area, but this is very inviting -- it's a a semi-open terrace with trendy wooden furniture and cosy cushioned areas and is a great place to watch Pokhara come alive in the mornings. The free breakfast, which is included in the price of the accommodation, is also served here. It is an omelette, two pieces of toast, jam, and tea.

Summary

Paila Hostel Lakeside is a mid-range-category hostel both in terms of prices and what it offers. With a central location, comfortable rooms, free breakfast, and unlimited hot showers, it is good value for the price even though it is definitely not for those who are woken up easily because it is in quite a noisy area.
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JudyM
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Jan 31, 2019

Location and Contact

Location

• From Pokhara Airport
• 1. By bus
• Use Sahjha Bus from Pokhara Airport to Barahi Chowk, then walk to Barahi Galli at Lakeside Main Road.
• 2. By Taxi
• You can queue for public taxi at Pokhara Airport.
• Paila Hostel is 2 Km from Pokhara Airport, the taxi fee is around RS 250. The price might be different based on the traffic jam.
• Here is our address in English:
• Barahi Chowk
• You may call us if you take taxi and let us talk to the driver, it's better to guide them in local language. You can find our contact detail in your confirmation letter after you made booking.

Map

Map

Address: Barahi chowk lakeside, Pokhara, Western Development Region, Nepal

Distance to city center: 6.59 km

Paila Hostel Lakeside is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Paila Hostel Lakeside Pokhara (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +977-9808808351/+977-61465279
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Youth Hostel

Breakfast

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Hot tub/Jacuzzi

Lounge Area

Credit Card Payments

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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