I can't recommend Hotel Friends Home enough. They say "come as a guest leave as a friend" and it is absolutely true! The owners Prahba and Rajendra and staff Rajesh, Pramod, Gokul and co are very attentive and care to make your stay and time in Kathmandu exactly how you want it. They know you by name and always ask about your day when you walk in the door. They are happy to give directions and recommendations on sight seeing, travel and food though the restaurant food is delicious! The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable. There is hot water available throughout the day. There is wifi and a laptop available free of charge for use by hotel guests.
Hotel Friends Home is located just off one of the main streets in Thamel so you are close to the action.
Overall I would definitely recommend staying here, it's affirdable, comfortable and the hospitality is so comforting in the hustle and bustle of busy Kathmandu.
Thank you Hotel Friends Home for making my first time in Kathmandu a positive memory and I will be sure to return to the hotel on my second visit.More