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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic off the beaten path hostel! Its about a 15 minute walk to Monkey Temple and about 2+ miles to Thamel. Hostel is comparatively very clean. Dorm beds are a pallet bed with 2" foam on top. Rooms cozy and safe. No lockers but you really dont need one. Staff is friendly and they serve a decent menu of both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked this hostel very much. This is in preety good location, near by the monkey temple, this could be great place to stay inside kathmandu and near by thamel. Wi fi works well. I really had good time with people around the world.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best places to stay in Kathmandu. Close to all you want from this city. The roof is a very nice extra of this hostel. The owners are very kind and have been in traveling business for a long time now, therefore they know to tell you the best places to go in the city and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This hostel is a much more relaxed alternative to staying in Thamel, has great staff, and a good atmosphere. There's a great view of the surrounding hills as well as the Monkey Temple (Swyambhu) from the roof top and you can just watch some of the local monkeys playing around from the balcony.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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 February 10, 2015

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 February 4, 2015

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 January 28, 2015 via mobile

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 January 27, 2015

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 January 27, 2015

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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