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Blue Mountain Homestay
Ranked #6 of 432 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
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Osaka, Japan
1 review
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“so nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

I spent here for 3 days. One of the best in this homestay is the tea/coffee service.
All the time, can be drink it and it taste is really good. Staffs are really polite and kind.
Especially Mr Buddhi is really great owner. I was requested his travel company to booking my flight tickets between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It was really conscientious price(low priced)and made me happy. Thamel area is soon by the walk and this place is silent and safety. You can relax here as you stay in your home.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

I organized our first couple of nights stay here before we arrived in Nepal. Not knowing what it would be like, or where our plans would take us, I only booked a couple of nights. I was in touch with Buddhi via email a couple of times to confirm the arrangement for the stay and for transportation from the airport, and he did not disappoint! When we got there, we were greeted by a couple of courteous young men, as well as Buddhi. They offered us coffee/tea/juice/water and took us up to our room on the top floor, which had a private bathroom and private balcony and garden area. Everything was very clean and nice. The house is situated down a quiet street, away from busy roads and the hussle and bussle of Thamel, but close enough that it was only a couple of minutes to walk there.

Breakfasts were always upon request and freshly cooked, and the balcony was a lovely place to sit and enjoy it. There is also a kitchen for guest use if you want to bring and make your own food.

We ended up staying with Buddhi for 4 nights before we left on a trek, and then on two more occasions when we had to come through Kathmandu on our two month stay in Nepal - a total of 9 days. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: The top room has a private bathroom and terrace, but the bedrooms on the floors below are nicer, and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

I've stayed at the Blue Mountain Homestay three times now and every time has been a very welcoming and positive experience. The owner, Mr Buddhi, is extremely helpful with arranging buses and giving tips for exploring Kathmandu on any budget. The young gentlemen who look after the place during the day time are fantastic guys: they cook really lovely breakfasts (included, and not the traditional white bread and butter that most included breakfasts consist of), delicious masala chai and are overall are polite, courteous, friendly and just genuine nice people. It truly feels like a welcoming home here in Kathmandu.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

This place is great value for money. It's simple, which is all you need and has a great balcony with family hospitality. We got picked up from the airport, dropped back when there was a stuff up with our visa, and taken back again with no complaints.

We even got to have dinner with the owner on the first night to a traditional home cooked Nepalese meal. There is unlimited chai tea which was some of the best (we craved it when we moved onto India - our next stop).

BUT - the drawback is that it's a little walk to town. Not that bad in the scheme of things but all the action is about 10-15 mins walk away in terms of cafes/bars/shops etc. The gate gets shut after 10 but you can get back in, you will just wake one of the boys up.

I know 10-15 mins sounds like we are travel princesses but most likely if you're going into KTM in the first place you're planning on going trekking. With us being out of town was a bit inconvenient as we didn't anticipate so many things to pick up and organise so there was a lot of back and forth with walking back to the homestay (you don't really drive around here if you can, see the traffic and you'll find out why). In the end it depends on what you're after. If you don't like to be in the thick of it this place is suited to you.

Also to note they own their own travel company, Mt Fuji or something - we felt a bit pressured so we went with Nepal Trek Adventures and Expeditions - was half or third of the price quoted by Mt Fuji - can't remember exactly it was a while ago.

This place suits friends, solo travelers and couples alike.

Room Tip: Try to get the top room with the Cinderella stairs, you'll have the balcony to yourself.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I have stayed at Blue Mountain Homestay multiple times and have always enjoyed my stay. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They make you feel very welcome. The facilities are very clean, and the wifi is very fast. It definitely feels like you are "staying at home." I like that this is a little outside the main areas of Thamel, and these are easily within walking distance. I plan to stay there again.

Room Tip: Both rooms I've stayed in have been great!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Very friendly and accommodating staff, always happy to help. I was only meant to be there for a couple of nights, but Mr Buddhi was very helpful in arranging an extra 2 days for me.
The Blue Mountain Home stay had everything I needed, would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Location:
The location shown on Tripadvisor is wrong. Check google map it's correct. Owner says trip advisor doesn't fix yet as of Feb2014

It takes 10min walk from Thame center.

Don't stay if you want to come back guest house after 10PM.
They lock front and inside doors after 10. You've got to wake owners wake up if you want to go out and come back.

Check WIFI signal if you stay top floor. You can go onto the internet at patio 2nd &3rd floor.


If you are ok all above conditions, this Guest house can be good choice clean and safe cozy rooms.





Stayed February 2014
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Property: Blue Mountain Homestay
Address: Galkopakah 29 | Thamel Galkopaka, Kathmandu 0977, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 432 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Mountain Homestay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All are quite room, free breakfast, free wifi, 24 hour hot and cold water, pick up from Kathmandu airport for a fee, families environmental. ... more   less 
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