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“My favorite hostel ever!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Alobar1000
214 Kesarmahal Marg, Thamel 29, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #24 of 371 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
Gharghur, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“My favorite hostel ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Wicked staff, rooftop, vibe, everything about my stay at Alobar makes me smile :)

rooms are clean and great value for money, staff super friendly and the rooftop area all travellers hang out in is a treat in itself :) love love love

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 January 14, 2014

The chilled out and extremely friendly atmosphere at Alobar1000 led to me staying much longer than originally intended. I felt really at home here amongst great staff and other travellers. It's in an excellent location and offers great value for money, and the rooftop allows for a great communal space to meet others.

  • Stayed June 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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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The atmosphere at Alobar is so great! The people who are working in the hostel are incredibly friendly and gleeful. They are really helpful and caring and just want you to have an amazing trip. Meanwhile the visitors are all some fresh and open people who are great at partying and meeting new people. And maybe the toilets and the baths are a little bad-maintained you forget it after only a few hours at the hostel because of the magical atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

First of all, this hostel is ridiculously cheap- and it includes free breakfast. Good location, right in Thamel and easy to walk around. The staff is so friendly and helpful with anything and everything you need.

There is a rooftop bar without a curfew which is awesome. They serve food as well, which is all reasonably priced... everything under $3 (although other places sell food for a lot less). I highly recommend the museli and yogurt- I had it everyday! The music is interesting... and the movies they play are interesting too. The overall vibe is very chill, although nepal backpackers are a little more quiet and less sociable than the rest of SE Asia IMO.

Some things to know before booking.. there are hot showers!! Proper toilets! But no toilet paper and no heating in the hostel. So id invest in a sleeping bag or heavy blanket. They do give you a big comforter, but during winter its really cold and you need more to keep warm. Also, power outages are super common in nepal, so dont be surprised if theres no power. Happens all over the country all the time apparently. Id recommend bringing extra batteries or charging everything while you can when there is power. 10 plus hour outages suck.

Nepal is great though, and I highly recommend alobar1000!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Alobar is the warmest, most authentic place you'll ever find in Kathmandu! The rooms are well-maintained, the showers are warm, the rooftop is amazing! It is the best place to meet people and just let the days pass. Also, if you need any information about the city, or you want to organize a track, you should contact Dal Bhat Power (travel desk) team, they always give great advice and are generally very helpful, like all other staff of the hostel. In the last few months, Alobar really was my home away from home. I can't wait to be back soon!!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Came here with a friend whose stayed here before. She really hyped up the joint especially the rooftop but I thought it was quite empty when we came here.

Everything was fine for the cheap price we paid for one night and the wifi and food were fine. However, I'm just not used to sleeping with a room full of strangers so I didn't get much sleep at all that night. Someone came into the room and just kept coughing all night long, which didn't help.

Anyways, I won't give the place a bad review because of one renter, so I'll give it a 4/5. My friend slept like a baby so I know it was just me!!! Just a heads up to others in the future.

The place was super cool, and the staff speak English pretty well. For the prices and location in thamel, can't be beat.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Alobar offers everything you'd expect from a hostel, it's cheap considering it's well situated location, the dorm rooms are clean/tidy and the food/drink on offer is reasonably priced. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful offering much needed guidance on all manner of activities. The airport pickup was a god send after spending 30 hours travelling to Kathmandu, one less thing to worry about on arrival. We booked a mountain flight through Alobar and had one of their taxi drivers 'drop off/pick up'. Although our flight was delayed 3+ hours, on return to the airport car park we found our taxi driver still waiting for us. It's this 'go out of their way' attitude that makes Alobar what it is.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 214 Kesarmahal Marg, Thamel 29, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 371 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alobar1000 is a hostel established for the very purpose of a true Nepali experience. We understand that your travel is very much important and that involves your experience. As a hostel, we help in providing a home space for your stay in Nepal. Once you feel at home your experience will be a great one, that is what we believe. Please come and experience Nepal. ... more   less 
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