You are looking for hostels in Nepal? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Nepal hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Nepal.
All Cities in Nepal
We list every single hostel in Nepal and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in Nepal for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Nepal. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Nepal
Nepal is one of the most incredibly countries in the world and is home to some incredibly resilient and amazing people. In recent times, they have been devastated by earthquakes that have destroyed their livelihoods and more than ever the people here need your support and especially for you to visit to keep their tourism industry going. Majority of the Nepalese people, especially in Kathmandu and in many of the hillside villages through which people trek rely on tourism to provide for their families.
The major city here is Kathmandu and you will find an abundance of hostels here to stay in while you plan what you would like to see and do around the country. The city itself has some incredible things going on and the locals are always happy to have you come in their shops, sit down, and have a tea and a chat. Make sure you go visit the Patan Durbar Square from here and the Pashupatinath which gives an interesting look into the Hindi practices of the locals, but make sure you are respectful and don't take photographs. You can literally spend weeks navigating the streets here and getting to know all of the nooks and crannies.
If you are planning on trekking, you can get everything you need here for a really cheap cost comparatively to what you would find it at home, so it is a good idea to come with an empty suitcase and buy everything there. The majority of trips to Everest Basecamp start from here, but there are a stack of other hikes that you can do that you can organize from here too. Many of the hostel owners will know people that can do the hikes at a cheap rate.
The other area where they organize treks from is Pokhara, the third largest city in Nepal. There are a stack of hostels to stay in here as well and they can give you information on who to go trekking with if you haven't planned it yet. Most trekkers start from here to do the Annapurna Circuit and to do Annapurna Basecamp. It is a beautiful area and if you can you should get up to the lookout to check out the spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountain Range.
Chitwan National Park in the south is also a popular destination for tourists. It is one of the only places in the world left where you can see rhinoceros in the wild, and also some tigers if you are lucky. It is a nice trip to relax on if you have just come back from hiking.
There are a few other places that have hostels around Nepal that you can stay in, but these are scattered so do your research if you are heading off the beaten path. There are some hostels in Bhaktapur which is a stunning city with traditional architecture and buildings. While some were devastated in the earthquake, there are some that survived and they are worth a look in. It should take you approximately a day to explore.
Nepal is a spectacular country. Make sure that you plan to spend a great deal of time here, but don't plan too much, because you never know who you will meet and where the friendliness and kindness of the locals will take you!
Handwritten by local expert for Nepal hostels Globetrotter
Travel Tips for Nepal - from the Community
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FAQ on Hostels in Nepal
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
Finding Hostels and Prices
What hostel booking sites are best to use?
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
How much are hostels in Nepal?
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Nepal here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
When to book hostels?
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
What to pack when staying in hostels?
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.