When we got to the hotel we were told that the delux room that we booked was not available because the people from the night before we're suppose to vacate on that morning but went on a trip instead so we had to stay in a standard room. After making friends with one of the staff I found out that the manager was lying and that he does this to ensure that every room is filled (your not likely to say no to a standard room to find another hotel).
When we did get to the room it was thilthy. We are frequent travellers and have stayed in hostels before so bought our sleeping sacks just incase. I'm glad we did. The towels were used and the sheets hadn't been cleaned.
The free wifi was useless. There's a computer in the reception but you cant access all pages ie hotmail.
The noise level was the worst part. If its not the staff shouting at all hours (as I'm guessing they live at the hotel) its the 2 nightclubs opposite competing to be louder than eachother.
This hotel does not have a back up generator so when the power cuts out (which is common in Nepal) the air con stops working.
I wouldn't waste your money here. There are far better places with more trustworthy management.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Backyard Hotel is situated in a bustling tourist area of Thamel in a very convenient location for everything that a tourist might be looking for, the best restaurants, shopping, the best bookshops and the tourist bus stop. This 40 roomed hotel offers excellent service in a clean and comfortable environment where you will find people eager to please you all the time. Mixed dormitory, budget, standard, deluxe and super deluxe rooms are available for booking. Just 5 km away from the TIA, a free airport pickup is provided by the hotel if requested in advance via e-mail. ... more less
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