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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
chelsea_keti Simsbury, Connecticut
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Simsbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Sparkling Turtle multiple times when I came to Kathmandu, and always had a great experience. The people there are really what makes it so awesome. The hostel workers are friendly, funny, crazy, and they are also very helpful and really care that you enjoy your time. The place attracts really cool guests from around the world... More

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New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great location in Kathmandu. Away from the hustle and bustle of Tamel, the place was a winner in my eyes. Everyone who works there are full blown legends. Just the thought of Moti's cooking sends shivers down my spine, f@$%in loved it. A really great vibe around the place, it's as though the great staff attract the best... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I traveled throughout Asia for 3 months and The Sparkling Turtle hostel was easily the friendliest, most comfortable and well managed place I stayed. The hostel has fantastic communal areas, inside and out, which provide great places to meet other travelers and enjoy a meal of either local or western cuisine prepared in the kitchen in the hostel. The food... More

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The Sparkling T, Owner at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Hamish Namaste, It is our pleasure that we had the great opportunity to provide you our services. We feel very glad and excited that we had added one more valuable customer in our satisfied customer list. We are any time ready to provide our full effort to make our customer happy. You are heartily welcome. next time in our... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for 4 nights just after Nepalese New Year 2013.They have a good chef and big kitchen provided local and western food.The rooms are clean and tidy.There is hot water for shower day and night. The most important is they do have a comfortable living area for travellers to hang out.AND they do provide free wifi.... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed in The Sparking Turtle for 4 nights across my visit to Nepal. I was travelling alone and I would really recommend this hostel for people in the same situation as there is a large roof terrace, kitchen and living area which means it is easy to socialise and meet other travellers. The hostel is run by exceptionally friendly... More

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The Sparkling T, Owner at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Kimberly Namaste, It is our pleasure that we had the great opportunity to provide you our services. We feel very glad and excited that we had added one more valuable customer in our satisfied customer list. We are any time ready to provide our full effort to make our customer happy. You are heartily welcome next time in our... More

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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Outside the main city centre, near the monkey temple, but therefore a great way to retreat and hang out with many fellow backpackers. For rooms it is relatively expensive but definitely go here if you're looking for a dorm.

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The Sparkling T, Owner at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your valuable time to drop the comment about your stay with us recently,we are very much happy to read this review and we are glad to know that we were able to made your stay perfect , we look forward to see you again in our hostel. team of sparkling turtle . More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Run by honest and very friendly people. Place is clean and food is good and always prepared fresh. Location is calm and up on the hill. Any arrangement for trekking or mountain trip is easily handled by staff. We just relaxed and had a good time.

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Mount Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I'm not a big hostel person but stayed twice at the sparkling turtle when I was in Kathmandu. We got on well with the owner and he hung out with us and taught us about his country and shared his experiences with us. I felt at home there and enjoyed the social space where there was always a bunch of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Location is not in the centre but right there next to monkey temple. Place is very open and airy, with relaxed rooftop terraces and balcony's. The staff here is very friendly amd helped us put a whole christmas dinner together. Kudos to Raj, the owner of the place!

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Olympia, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had an okay experience here. Not bad, but wouldn't highly recommend it. It's in the area of Kathmandu called Swayambhu which is a bit of a walk (20-30mins) form the hub of things in Thamel. The price was really good so we can't complain too much, but there wasn't any hot water for showers and when we first arrived... More

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Additional Information about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Address: Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 61 Specialty lodging in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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