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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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Right from the get-go, I knew that the Sparkling Turtle was the place to stay! With a stellar view of the Monkey Temple right from the roof top, the location is perfect - especially if you are wanting to get out of the touristic hustle and bustle of Thamel. KP was really informative on the various activities and attractions in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a few days in february 2015. Staff were very friendly, food delicious, big menu, and was away from the touristy area which i enjoyed. Great rooftop for sun bathing, good place to relax in a big city. Narayan nicest guy in the world.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sparkling Turtle is an amazing Hostel! I spent two weeks there and thoroughly enjoyed my stay! It is very close to Thamel which is the main area of Kathmandu, it is also very close to the incredible Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple). The staff are amazing! Narayan has a great knowledge on anything tourist. Ganesh cooks a great breakfast and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there as a part of a group. The guys are very friendly and it really feels like at home. The food is very good and the toilets are clean. The hostel is close to world heritage site Swayambu monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and i styed at the sparkling turtel several night and where very happy with it the staff is so friendly and the do everything the can to make you feel at homes . The break fast is good .as well the manager narayan has big knowleg about trikking on can arrang it for you . The drom rooms,are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is very nice environment. Very near lot of Buddhist and Hindu holy place. The staff very kindly friendly. I am travelling organiser and I take my gruop to the hostel. All gruop member were satisfaction. Tha service was excellent. The room also were clean. I invited all travellers and enjoy the hostel hospitality!

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I stayed at the Sparkling Turtle with three friends. The staff was very friendly and gave us an excellent price on the private upstairs room with four beds and a bath/shower as well as a lock and key to leave our stuff in while we went out for the day. Complimentary breakfast with coffee or tea. There is a lounge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been there for a couple of days (3 and 4 on seperate occasions) and I would always come back! The staff is incredibly friendly and it was just awesome hanging with them. They really do take care of you and your things. They got lockers for valuables and the beds are very good compared to other hostels! (and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A wonderful location of Swayambhu, a peaceful retreat in Kathmandu. The staff are really friendly and will help you with anything you need! Also a very nice sitting area where they prepare tasty food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stayed with the Sparkling turtle for 7 nights, altogether really good. Staff is helpful in finding way around the city and local produce. Location great with just 30 min walk to city centre and stone trow from piecefull Swoyambhu and beautifull temples. Close to bus station on ring road.

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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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