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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really liked this place, the staff was amazing and also the food they made for made. I booked with them my excursion to the Annapurna with KP and was an incredible experience. It was a really great deal!!!!

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't exactly exceed expectations. I'm not going to complain too much about something that only cost me 4 dollars a night but there isn't a whole lot about this place to really like. The place has a pretty serious mozzie problem and another annoyance was that my three bed dorm only had one room key.... Pretty silly really. Staff are... More

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Eindhoven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Sparkling Turtle is a great hostel, very good to meet new people to do a trekking with. All the staff speak English very well, clean and open atmosphere hostel. Location is a bit out of the city center, which is a positive aspect in my opinion, however it the famous Thamel area is within walking distance. Recommending this hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here many times during my time in Nepal, I loved the staff, loved the tasty authentic cooking and it seemed to attract a lot of cool, relaxed, interesting Traveller's from all walks of life. Definitely recommend it to switched on Traveller's and backpackers.

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New Delhi
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The hostel turned out to be below our expectations to be honest. We booked the room online and called after to confirm and schedule the airport pick-up. Yet, upon arrival to Kathmandu, there was nobody waiting for us at the airport.. It was quite difficult to find the place as it's away from the center and all people we asked... More

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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
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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
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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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Address: Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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