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Shechen Guest House

Boudha, Mahankal, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Shechen Guest House
Ranked #69 of 343 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, CANADA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Adjacent to the impressive Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Gompa found the Shechen Guest House to be a welcoming jewel set in beautifully tended gardens. There is an excellent vegetarian garden cafe here as well, although found it to be somewhat over-priced. My welcoming, comfortable room was sparkling clean with thoughtful zen touches of Tibetan art, attached bathroom, hot/cold water. Room rate... More

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shechen Guest House is located next to the magnificent Shechen Monastery at Boudha, Kathmandu. It has the most beautiful garden, clean rooms and is the best place to stay in Boudha. It has clean rooms all with attached bathrooms, and provides a wide range of services including booking short and long tours, arranging taxis, free Wi-Fi, and many other services.... More

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Berkeley, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place where you can meet westerners who give up everything to become a Lama in the monastery. Besides, they have one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the city! Great place to know interesting people and enjoy the quietness at the same time if you are traveling alone.

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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Shechen Guest house is located very close to the stupa in Bodhnath. It is about 5 minutes of walk from the Guest house to the stupa... enough to be a harbour of peace located just aside the hustle and bustle around the stupa. As soon as you enter the beautiful garden you can already sense the peaceful atmosphere of the... More

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Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Stayed here for two nights after all the trekking before going back home. The hostel is next to the monastery which makes it very serene and quiet. The surrounding is so relaxed that you can simply sit by the breakfast area with the wifi activated or choose to walk around Bodha - 5 mins walk and be in the crowd.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed in this guesthouse for three nights escaping the dusty, loud city and it was a really good decision. The rooms are quite simple, nothing special about it, the bathrooms are okay. The good thing about the rooms is, they have a cupboard and some other space for your things. The special thing is the nice garden where you... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The location is great, the service is fast and genuinely friendly, the food is amazing, the rooms are clean and functional, and the atmosphere is unique. You're staying _in_ a monastery, so you hear bells, drums, trumpets and chanting; fierce Buddhist debating at the end of the evening; and more quiet than most places in kathmandu can offer. It's a... More

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed in our last night in KTM in this nice monastery in Boudha. The price was a little bit higher than other guest houses, but considering the environment (garden, monastery, sunny...), we decided to stay. The bathroom wasn't as clean as expected.

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Boulder, CO
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Shechen Guest House is a very peaceful place. The grounds are nice and the restaurant is quite good. The rooms, however, are very basic and not the cleanest. And barking dogs and early morning monk sounds (chanting, bell ringing, horns, etc.) are a consideration as well. For $15 dollars a night including breakfast, we liked it overall. Boudha is the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stayed at Shechen guesthouse is mid april for 4 nights. It's a perfect oasis in Boudha, the quietest place I stayed in during my Nepal trip with a beautiful little garden for relaxing and at a reasonable price.A welcome oasis where the garden is carefully pruned and swept everyday and you can enjoy some fresh air even though you... More

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Address: Boudha, Mahankal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu

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