All Hostels in Kathmandu

Welcome to your detailed guide for Kathmandu hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Kathmandu, Nepal. Compare prices for Kathmandu hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Kathmandu Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kathmandu, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Kathmandu


(Sara's Backpapers Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Kathmandu


(8848 Hostel is the best rated)

Most Kathmandu hostels are located in

Thamel, Thamel Marg, Lalitpur

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Kathmandu for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Kathmandu for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Kathmandu? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Kathmandu alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Kathmandu. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Kathmandu (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Kathmandu here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Patan Patan (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Bhaktapur Bhaktapur (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Changunarayan Changunarayan (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Nagarkot Nagarkot (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Gorkha Gorkha (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Sauraha Sauraha (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Chitwan Chitwan (82 Km / 51 mi.)

FAQ about Kathmandu Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kathmandu. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kathmandu. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Kathmandu Hostels

A hostel in Kathmandu costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Kathmandu with private rooms costs on average $22. shows all 57 Hostels in Kathmandu. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Sudha's Garden Home is the best hostel in Kathmandu for families.

8848 Hostel and Hostel ONE96 are the best rated hostels in Kathmandu for female solo travellers. compares prices for 57 hostels in Kathmandu, Nepal. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kathmandu such as

  • 65 hotels
  • 27 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kathmandu.

8848 Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Kathmandu.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Kathmandu - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Kathmandu

Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Kathmandu and Nepal.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Kathmandu