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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

When I flew in to Kathmandu, the guys from Sparkling Turtle organised a taxi to pick me up in order to avoid the hectic crowds trying to pick you up outside the airport. On arrival they were extremely friendly, had a beer with me and cooked some delicious and cheap Nepali cuisine. They have great food and a bar in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed there for 2 days.its so nice hostel in Kathmandu.location is perfect.they have very good Wi-Fi and very nice rooms.room are kept clean bathroom is pretty clean amezing food quality with free breakfast they have very nice mini bar inside the reception.very peaceful area.i loved it.great staff, specially thanks to Mr ajeet, he is very helpful guy.i recommend keep... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived in the Sparkling turtle in late evening after my plane. Far from the touristic Thamel, I was walking in a dark, desert, dead end street with an escort of curious (but harmless) stray dogs... I've been welcomed by the staff "this is your room, chill and take a rest, the check in can wait tomorrow'. I found a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

If you're not much into touristic places, like to relaxe a bit after a busy day (after visiting the old town or Thamel), if you like to meet nice people or if you just like to spend a nice morning watching the sunrise right from monkey temple - this hostel is exactly the right place to stay. Most Nepali guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Hey guys!! You search a place quiet ? You search a place where you filling good ? You want a friendly guesthouse where you can meet many other foreigner and where the staff take care of you ??? The sparkling turtle is here for you !!!! Not to far the monkey temple, 45mn by walk to go to thamel (... More 

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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Diane, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. hope you are having good time in India.Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us in our hostel. Hope to see you again soon at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Best Regards, Pawan Thapa-On behalf of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The Hostel is nice, with chill vibes and a friendly atmosphere. Far enough away from Thamel that it's peaceful and still close enough to walk there (if you don't want to walk there are mini busses going every few mins for 20 rupees). Food is good as well. Gas shower on premises and wifi is free. Want to give a... More 

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Graham, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about our staffs, atmosphere, food and shower are highly appreciated. Wish you all the best in your personal endeavor and hope to see you again. Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

A friend & I travelled to Nepal last month and as a part of our time away, we spent a few days staying at this hostel. It's a cheap cab ride to Thamel. The rooms were very clean and tidy, our bathroom was also nice. Staff were all exceptional, very helpful and friendly. Recommend highly, great value!

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Thank Justin M
Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Justin Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about hostel,staffs,room and bathroom are highly appreciated as they empower us to continue quality services. Wish you all the best and hope to see you again. Regards, The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This place absolutely freaking rules! It is in the most ideal location of Kathmandu for getting around. It is right down the hill from the Monkey Temple, which is one of the main site seeing places in Kathmandu, if not the main one. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and accommodative. The hostel is right next to the ring... More 

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Ashton, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about our hostel,location,owner and staffs are truely appreciated. Wish you all the best and Hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The sparkling turtle is nothing less but the coolest hostel in Kathmandu. The staff there is super friendly and helpfull. They will make sure you feel as good as home and will do everything they can to make your stay an enjoyable experience.

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Mathieus, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about our hostel and staffs are truely appreciated. Looking forward to see you in future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel close to Monkey temple. The stuff is really nice and helpfull, thez make nice food, all services or organization was without problem, the rooms are also good. Its situated arround 30 -40 minutes from Thamel so maybe better for people who prefer more calm place.

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Thank Martina N
The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Martina, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Hope to see you again soon at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Regards,... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Address: Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $10 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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