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Backyard Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Thamel, Chibihal Club | Thamel Marg, Kathmandu 00977, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #17 of 134 hotels in Kathmandu
Mesaieed, Qatar
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Affordable with good room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Definitely I ll stay again in this affordable and nice hotel in the future, The Room is clean, bright and has comfortable bed. deluxe room has balcony, hot water available all hours, In winter time try room that facing sun that warm up your room. Power cut is normal in Kathmandu so deal with it. the staff very friendly and polite u fell very welcome by them.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TSUNEAL, Manager at Backyard Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest from Qatar, Namaste!!

Greetings from Backyard Hotel!!

Thank you for the review and thank you again for your stay at our hotel. We were pleasured being at your service. Hope we get this opportunity in future again. We are glad you liked our place. All the best to you. Thank you.

Regards,
Sunil Manandhar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Vishnu, Sunil & there staffs are great with their warm & friendly services. Me and my wife had some great day with their fresh hospitality. I hope they will do great in future. Vishnu's contact list is very strong. So you will get anything you want from Vishnu & his team.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TSUNEAL, Manager at Backyard Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest from Bangladesh, Namaste!!

Greetings from Backyard Hotel!!

Thank you for the review and thank you again for your stay at our hotel. We were pleasured being at your service. Hope we get this opportunity in future again. We are glad you liked our place. All the best to you. Thank you.

Regards,
Sunil Manandhar
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Penang, Malaysia.
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Love this place - Backyard Hotel. The staff made my stay so very special. Because of this, I felt relax and safe in a new destination. I will return and stay here again. From the hotel, one can have easy access to the ever vibrant Thamel area, where there are some good restaurants and places to unwind. Though this area is rather an enclave for foreign tourists, it is still manageable. Buy some of the things here, but do learn the art of bargaining. Shopkeepers in this area still think foreigners bring in money by the lorries. Thus, bargain hard. One more tip, DO NOT buy anything at the store in Katmandu Airport Departure Hall. All are cut throat prices. See in town.Buy in town. A bottle of tea here is much more expensive than London's Heathrow.

Room Tip: I love room 203. Katmandu City Council must stop the night club operation near by or force its manag...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TSUNEAL, Manager at Backyard Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest from Malaysia, Namaste!!

Greetings from Backyard Hotel!!

Thank you for the review and thank you again for your stay at our hotel. We were pleasured being at your service. Hope we get this opportunity in future again. We are glad you liked our place. All the best to you. Thank you.

Regards,
Sunil Manandhar
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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

It sounds like an exaggeration, but the truth is that our choice to stay at the Backyard Hotel was the best choice we could have made for our entire trip. I had found the hotel here on Trip Advisor and I'm so glad I listened to the reviews. Like many others here, we went to Nepal for trekking and were starting off in Kathmandu for a couple nights. We had planned on booking our actual trek through a local agency, and had several in mind.

But when we arrived in Nepal and went in to several travel agencies (that had been recommended other sites), we were surprised to find that we felt best about what they were offering from the hotel. We had no idea that they provided travel services as well, but Chandan (great guy!) laid out for us the exact trek we wanted to do, on our timeframe, and for less than we could have done through the other agencies. Their in-house agency is called BD Ex (Black Diamond Expedition) and I whole-heartedly recommend them. Jaye, our porter-guide arranged through them, was fantastic and our trip was amazing. Until...

My girlfriend, unfortunately, had severe altitude problems about 10 days into our trek. We had to descend at night with her on a horse from Gorak Shep (with help from Pasang, the owner of the Yeti Resort in Gorak Shep, thank you!), and when she wasn't any better the next morning, we had to return to Kathmandu via helicopter evacuation. Thank god we had insurance, and a big thanks to Durga (the owner of the Backyard Hotel and BD Ex) and Chandan for handling EVERYTHING! These guys are amazing. Durga rode in the ambulance with us from the airport to the hospital. Both of them spent a good portion of their day at the hospital making sure everything was taken care of. Turns out my girlfriend had pneumonia in addition to HAPE & HACE (severe altitude sickness). She's fully recovered now, but if we hadn't come down when we did, it could have been fatal. I am very grateful for all that Durga and Chandan did for us. It's the kind of thing you hope won't happen to you, but if things do go wrong, these are the guys you want there to help.

We had planned to stay again at the hotel for the last couple days of our trip, but since we came back to Kathmandu early, we ended up staying there for the last two weeks of the trip instead. And we had a great time! The entire staff at the hotel was fantastic. We truly feel like we are all family now. We were there in November and can't wait to go back and see our family again. We're already planning to return in May. There are just so many little things that made our trip special- I had a birthday while we were there and they got me a cake and sang, we got to share in the festivities of a Nepali holiday, they hooked us up with a great place to buy some gear, many little chats over tea, etc...

But the bottom line is that these guys say they want you to feel like you're at home, and then they back it up by sincerely doing what they can to make sure you feel that way. We truly miss them all, and I certainly have never felt like that after staying in any hotel anywhere. This is the only place I want to stay in Kathmandu, and BD Ex is where I'll book all our future adventures in Nepal. If you go, please say hello from Michael & Vanessa (from the US & Brazil)!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 6th floor which is right next to the patio where everyone has breakfast- very conve...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TSUNEAL, Manager at Backyard Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest from United States, Namaste!!

Greetings from Backyard Hotel!!

Thank you for the review and thank you again for your stay at our hotel. We were pleasured being at your service. Hope we get this opportunity in future again. We are glad you liked our place. All the best to you. Thank you.

Regards,
Sunil Manandhar
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Goa india
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

"Excellent stay"would be just the right word for Hotel Backyard!Myself Gerard Lobo,on my way from Israel to India,had a week long stay at this hotel.Chandan,the manager was one of the staff that I was helped all thru my stay in Backyard.Along with his entire staff,Chandan was always eager to help his guest with a broad smile.I had very comfortable and peaceful stay,and had just felt at home,I wud honestly recommend you all to try out this hotel with an excellent hospitality!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TSUNEAL, Manager at Backyard Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest from India, Namaste!!

Greetings from Backyard Hotel!!

Thank you for the review and thank you again for your stay at our hotel. We were pleasured being at your service. Hope we get this opportunity in future again. We are glad you liked our place. All the best to you. Thank you.

Regards,
Sunil Manandhar
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Booked the Backyard Hotel on Tripadvisor recommendations. They were great - good communication from Sunil before arrival. Picked me up at the airport - found the driver -helpful as. I had never been to Kathmandu before so didn't know what to expect - they were extremely helpful. I was on a trek which included another hotel (at 3 times the rate) - the rooms at the Backyard were as good if not better.Stayed again at the end of the trek and they minded my luggage as I had a late night departure

Room Tip: Choose the superior rooms with the ensuite
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TSUNEAL, Manager at Backyard Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest from Australia, Namaste!!

Greetings from Backyard Hotel!!

Thank you for the review and thank you again for your stay at our hotel. We were pleasured being at your service. Hope we get this opportunity in future again. We are glad you liked our place. All the best to you. Thank you.

Regards,
Sunil Manandhar
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have stayed in 6 hotels in Kathmandu and this hotel represents the best value for money. The hotel should certainly be in a higher category (star) rating than that advertised. The rooms are spotless, there was piping-hot water (even during power blackouts), the staff were super-friendly and helpful and the location is just ideal. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TSUNEAL, Manager at Backyard Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest United Kingdom, Namaste!!

Greetings from Backyard Hotel!!

Thank you for the review and thank you again for your stay at our hotel. We were pleasured being at your service. Hope we get this opportunity in future again. We are glad you liked our place. All the best to you. Thank you.

Regards,
Sunil Manandhar
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Address: Thamel, Chibihal Club | Thamel Marg, Kathmandu 00977, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 134 hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Backyard Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Run by a group of tourism professionals, Backyard Hotel is situated in a bustling tourist area of Thamel in a very convenient location for everything that a tourist might be looking for, the best restaurants, shopping, the best bookshops and the tourist bus stop. Backyard Hotel is a 15 roomed small hotel that offers excellent service in a clean and comfortable environment where you will find people eager to please you all the time. ... more   less 
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