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Ucluelet, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my stay here. Was treated like family from the moment they picked me up at the airport. It's not in Themal but its a short walk away and cheap taxi home at night. It is however, in an interesting part of town, walking distance from the monkey temple, and in an area where you'll meet more locals then...

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd be recommend to stay here by a friend and to my delight my airport pick up which i arranged via email with the hostel was there holding my name up in big bold letters. Exactly what you need when landing in a completely new place. The owner (forgive me I've forgotten his name) was really friendly and made me...

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

Namaste Mikala, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you for choosing our hostel while your recent visit to Nepal. And Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience staying with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Hope to see...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was top rated on trip advisor which was the main reason we booked. Efficient at replying and good pick up / drop off services. Also helped us pick a company for our trek which was quick and efficient. Felt very welcome.

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

Namaste DeeRee, 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. Best...

Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

This hostel is amazing value and is located near the monkey temple. The staff here are amazing. Extremely friendly and willing to help you when needed. They became friends and love socialising with the guests. I stayed here as a solo traveller and made many new friends.

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

Namaste Nimai, Dear Guest, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you choosing our hostel and staying with us. And Thank 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...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We stayed at the sparkling turtle 2 nights. It was a nice and cute hostel, very clean. it was very cold when we were there (begining of november) and no hot water in the showers. the outlets didnt work anywhere but in the common room (the restaurant). the breakfast was 1 wafle... made of water and flour (no eggs in...

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

Dear Josianne & Maxime, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your review. We do have hot showers which is 24 hours, may be you haven't noticed that. any way our positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit...

Reviewed January 1, 2017

It's a place where you could stay one night or wind up staying a month. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There's a dependable hot shower that's great after a day of mountain biking. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the kind of seasoned travelers who stayed there. It's definitely a budget/low maintenance option, so just know that you're staying...

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

Dear Trevor, Namaste and Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your great review, which is very great value for us too. we are delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

There's business..and there's family. It is rare to find a staff that is able to master the balance between the two so well. I truly can't thank the boys at Sparkling Turtle for taking care of me enough. Came looking for a place to sleep, left with a group of brothers :)

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

Dear Brother Matt, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. It was our pleasure to have you as our family. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors...

Nha Trang, Vietnam
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I have rarely seen such excellent staff anywhere, Everyone at this place went out of their way to help me every time I needed anything ,I would recommend the Sparkling turtle to all travelers,,Excellent value for money,clean,quiet area,close to buses,excellent food ,airport\bus station pickup and anything else you may need, It was crowded when I was there,the front desk guy...

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

Namaste and 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. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

from picking to dropping me off at the airport..after almost a month stay in the Nepal..everything was wonderful, this hostel made my trip more remarkable .. great place to meet/hangout/travel with people & drink local wine/liqours & speak your mind *wink2x * :D The owners are genuine & sweet as well as the staffs. The place is great if you...

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

Dear A, Namaste and 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. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you...

Reviewed December 13, 2016

Me and a friend of mine have stayed in the Sparkling Turtle for around 10 days altogether and we couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. I was told many times that in Nepal people consider each other as a brothers and sisters but in this hostel it actually became reality. Sparkling Turtle have always felt like a...

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

Dear Sisters, Anita and friend, Namaste and Warm greetings from your 2nd home at Kathmandu. 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. We wish you all the best...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service

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 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“3 - 6 person dorms or private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles skysurf2016, Dec 20, 2016 | Read review
“Great place to meet people. Good atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles ljad, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“I got a private room and felt like a backpacking princess. Ask for it. It's on the first (bottom) floor.”
 of 5 bubbles R3320DEdenised, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation is so cheap in Nepal that I would recommend "splashing out" on the few extra dollars for a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 303chant_f, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles AshtonCaton, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
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