I've stayed here with my (Nepali) husband so many times and it's, by FAR, the best budget choice in this price range (double for about 8 dollars) - ask for the rooms on the sunny side in the winter as it gets chilly. The internet is best on floors 2, 4 and 5.
Forget the food, it's not great (and very limited) but the breakfast is ok - but still it's much better to go out to Pumpernickle or another nice coffee place, of which there are now many in Thamel.
The staff are pretty congenial and helpful, especially Razu, one of the managers, ask for him and tell him Julie and Krishna sent you! He is very professional and kind, as is the other manager.....
You have to ask for a second towel, but they will give it with a smile.
Housekeeping leaves a bit to be desired (and buy your own toilet paper, they charge too much for it) but even if a little dusty, the rooms are cheerful and the sheets are clean (comforters could use a good wash, tho).
One more VERY important thing - the beds and pillow are QUITE comfortable - Nepal is famous for HARD beds and Thamel hotels are famous for hard, crummy pillows - but the Premium's are good on both counts. No small thing in Nepal! Sweet dreams.
Again, for what you pay here, and compared to the others I've seen, I would recommend this place for travelers wanting a very cheap and cheerful hotel in Thamel (Paknajol area)
Ask for the sunny side.......our favorite was #403, sunny with good internet! Also #401 is good, an...
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