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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I can recommend the Sparkling Turtle 100%. Location is great! out of the way of hustle and bustle of Thamel - only a short taxi ride away, staff are superb, rooms are comfortable and its well priced. Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Have stayed here both times travelling to Nepal, under the old management and then under the new management. KP and his team do an unreal job there, great location just outside of Thamel. Mote in the kitchen cooks up some wicked local meals and some tasty burgers. Rooms are clean, the hostel is quite open, with a good common room,... More

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Chicoutimi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Wonderfull experience and atmosphere. Rooms are clean and manager "KP" is an excellent guide and friend. Very good service. Usefull start if you want to plan some activities in Nepal (trek, raft, etc.). Really cheap

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The hostel is under new management. KP has excellent English, is a really helpful, and will exchange money at the best rate in town. Rooms and dormitories are very affordable. The place is still new and hasn't fully worked out all the kinks, but KP is working on it. Staff are very smiley. All guests were very friendly, welcoming, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel is a great place to stay for a cheap price. Services are great and the staff is always smiling and respectful. It is not a resort and it is not the most clean building you could find, but for that price it's totally fine. The owner KP is there every morning to make sure everybody's... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 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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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Friend Luis Thank you for Great review about The Sparkling turtle Hostel , you love my hostel &Nepal !! It is my pleasure to provide you guys great service!!! Costumer satisfaction is Our motto!! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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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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Address: Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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