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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sparkling Turtle was everything that we needed in a hostel and more! The provided us with a room, excellent food (thanks Ganesh!), as well as tours an excursions planned and coordinated with KP's help! The staff are more than willing to help with any thing that you need and give wonderful recommendations. Breakfast is included in the price and... More 

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was highly disappointed with this hostel. Negatives: Staff: The majority of the staff were not very friendly, either didn't understand English or pretended not to, and could rarely be found. If we needed them, we had to go outside to the gate to ring the doorbell. They seemed much more interested in playing on their cell phones/computer or playing... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and i Stayed at The sparkling turtle several nights, and where very happy with it. The staff is so friendly and they do everything they Can to make you feel at home. The airport pickup worked very good and The breakfast is good aswell. The manager has Big knowlege about trekking and Can arrange it for you! :)... More 

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Leszno, Leszno, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recommend The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel especially for Cyclists. There is a big square you can fix your bike and pack it into the box. The Hostel Crew transports you and your staff from / to airport. They can cook very well. We are sure we come back to The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel on the next time when... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights place was clean staff were helpful. Very relaxed atmosphere we had a rather large private room with bathroom. Solar powered hot water only. Food menu description was interesting but servings were tasty and good size portions. Wifi was ok but worked best in common area. Close to monkey temple and 30 minute stroll to Thamel area.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I wish I could give them a higher rating because the staff are really lovely and efficient, the food is great and my airport transfer was a success. What loses them points is how far they are from Thamel, especially as a woman traveling alone I wasn't comfortable going for dinner in Thamel and having to take a taxi back.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We booked a three bed dorm for myself and two friends. The room was clean and spacious. We shared the bathroom with the rest of the floor. It was maintained and clean. Unfortunately the showers I had were on the cool side. We did arrange a pick up at the airport but they weren't there when we arrived so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was in and out of Kathmandu, but every time i returned to The Sparkling Turtle. I just loved the atmosphere, how relaxed all the staff was and how friendly they were. I really felt like i was at home and it was great place to meet other travellers as i was going solo at the time. One of my... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is nothing compared to the other budget guesthouses in Kathmandu ! Therefore i would definitely recommended to any backpacker, especially the ones travelling solo since there is a very sociable atmosphere hanging in the lobby! Decent breakfast included, even with the dorms! Amazing rooftop with views over Kathmandu and monkey temple! A 50m walk to one of the... More 

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was my first time backpacking solo,The turtle is the best place to meet new people and socialize It has a very relaxed,laid back atmosphere.I met the coolest and greatest people over there.It's nearer to the quite side of town,takes about 30 mins of walk to thamel from the hostel. KP and his team are amazing,KP can manage you anything... 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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