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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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Lund, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for just more than a month this year (2016). I would really recommend staying here to anyone. The rooms were great, plenty of room and really clean and the facilities, more generally, were great. The living room/social space is really large which offered me the ability to socialise or get some work done if I liked. The... More 

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

Namaste Alison, Thank you for choosing our hostel while your recently visit to Kathmandu and Thank you again for your wonderful review and recommendation. We're glad to know that you liked our room,social space,staffs and our facilities. We promise to keep it up and hope to see you again in future and wish you all the best in your personal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a month in Nepal this past April and wanted a home base in Kathmandu for my trekking. I found this place. The area is really special as it is near the monkey temple - easily one of my favorite places in Nepal, and a world heritage site. I would go to the temple every day if I could.... More 

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1 Thank Denise D
The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Denise, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, Thank you for choosing our hostel and staying with us on your recently visit in Nepal. We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you feel like princess staying with us. We wish... More 

Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hostel is a 30-40 minutes walk to the center. The monkey temple (Swayambhunath) is very close and you will have a beautiful view. They are offering a airport transfer, but actually, it is well to expensive. Use a taxi or the public bus. The stuff is very nice and friendly. Especially the bathroom could be cleaner. The whole floor... More 

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1 Thank m0bele
The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would like to respect your suggestion and hope to serve you better in future. We wish you all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An extreme friendly staff.. great rooms and very cosy athmosphere! Loved being there!! They helped us with all our other arrangments. A more relaxing neighbourhood than the crowded city center. I would definitly go back!

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1 Thank Marlies V
The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Marlies, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your staying with us. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sparkling Turtle is a really nice hostel to stay in Kathmandu. The staff is very kind and helpfull! The athmosphere is warm and friendly, the feeling of being at home... We had a really nice stay! We would definitly go back there!!

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1 Thank Stefanie W
The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Stefanie, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you feel like being at home while staying with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Chanté F
The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Chante , Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and The Trekking we organized for you. It was our pleasure to have drink together. We wish you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Ankit, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review and recommendation . We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome you... More 

Hue, Vietnam
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Axel, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome you again as you... 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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1 Thank Stef N
The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Steff, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome you again for the... More 

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4 reviews
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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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1 Thank Diane C
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Address: 15 Swoyambhu | Buddha Park, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $10 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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