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Alobar1000
214 Kesarmahal Marg, Thamel 29, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #18 of 341 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
Bangkok, Thailand
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11 hotel reviews
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“The rooftop rocks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stumbled upon this place and didn't leave for a month. Tashi and Shiva are amazing hosts...and the people that gather here...well, many have become lifelong friends. This is a hostel with dorm beds and private rooms located in Thamel, Katmandu. They offer movie nights, dinner, impromptu concerts, and the bar comes alive at night. The rooftop is a favorite hangout with an incredible view. Play a game of chess or just chill. This place will intrigue and engage you with a simple spiritual perspective with an element of play!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Excellent location in a side street between northern Thamel and Garden of Dreams - easy to reach Supermarket, ATMs, Bundgee Jumping Meeting Point, Bus Station, Nepal Tourism Board (TIMS), Chinese Embassy, Shops, Restaurants, ...

Staff very helpful; friendly and want to make you feel home; You can leave your big luggage and after your trekking-tour you walk in and they remember your name. They keep improving the hostel (for example at my time they have built a room with lockers for your big bag).

The Hostel is very socialable - Common Area at reception (Ground Floor) and Rooftop (Bar/Restaurant with cheap breakfast and BBQ). In Common Area exists some outlets with 24/7 power (run on battery if power cut) .
I enjoyed it a lot - Thanks !

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Bang in the middle of Thamel, next door to the Garden of Dreams (no. 3 attraction). Excellent service, Om really helped us plan the little time we had in Kathmandu. Couple of negatives there was a problem with the water and heat thereof, but that's to be expected in all Kathmandu; it was directly next to a large building site that was noisy and early. However, we wanted to be up early to make the most of our time in Kathmandu anyway!
Great, cheap little place to enjoy Kathmandu from!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Excellent budget accommodation. I've been to Nepal twice and stayed in Thamel both times, in various places. This place is BY FAR cleaner, more friendly, and more accommodating than any hostel I've been to. Excellent hot water showers. Prices are great too!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

For only 300 rupees you can't go wrong! The dorms are clean and tidy, wifi is fast, bathrooms are cleaned often and it takes only five minutes to walk into central Thamel. It's perfect for meeting other travellers and has comfy communal areas.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

As a group of backpackers, Alobar1000 was the perfect place for us. While the rooms were somewhat cramped and the bathrooms more so, everything else was perfect. The rooftop bar was a great place to enjoy a beer and talk to staff and other travellers, the travel desk was invaluable in helping us organise what we wanted to do with our time, and all of the staff were amazingly friendly and very helpful. With good staff and lots of travellers coming and going, it's the sort of place in which a community can form very easily.
Prakash at the front desk helped us find accommodation in Pokhara and even arranged a private van to take us there.
Overall, this is just a very good hostel and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lausanne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Hi, I stayed a few days in Kathmandou and Alobar1000 is very nice.
Helpfull people, hot shower, internet, very good price. I had a good time in this Hostel.

So if you pass by Kathmandou, go in this hostel, it's in Thamel too!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 214 Kesarmahal Marg, Thamel 29, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 341 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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