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International Guest House
Ranked #65 of 203 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not value for money”
Reviewed April 21, 2011

Compared to another cheaper guest house in Kathmandu (which is plenty), this hotel is not value for money. The room and toilet was not in a good condition and no one took care of it after the complaint. The staff is unfriendly and unhelpful. The hotel tour manager tried to deceive us to change our originated plan and use the hotel service instead which cost 10 times more expensive.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

We were expecting a nicer place than this. We stayed in three different places while in Nepal. This one was 5 times the price of the next higher rate that we stayed and completely not worth the money. The Bed was hard as a rock and there was no electricity and no hot water. The Staff could not tell us when either would work.
Now I have heard that this is the issue all over Nepal, but the other two place at least told us when the generator would be started and when to expect hot water. I would probably right a more favorable review if the price were less, but at 5 times the price I expect 5 times the quality and this just didn't do it for me.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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175 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2011

We stayed at International Guest House for 7 nights overall. We found all of the staff - Reception, Restaurant and Ground staff to be really friendly and went out of their way to fufill any requests. Whilst on our trek, we left our bags free of charge at the Hotel and also made use of the laundry sevice which was inexpensive and great care was taken with our clothes. The rooms are basic but comfortable. The garden behind the hotel where you can eat or relax is like a Sanctuary away from the rush and noise of Kathmandu. It is a short walk to the centre of Thamel. the Hotel also offers Trekking advice through an outstanding trekking Company - Nepal Experienced Adventure Treks- (N.E.A.T) Their organisation was faultless!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Abu Dhabi
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2010

I have just returned from a stay at International Guest House. We had a Super Delux room which was clean but not super! Hotel staff where helpful and sorted our trip to Pokhara out with ease and arranged for our bags to be left. Very close to everything but was very noisey, but that is just Kathmandu and not the hotels fault. Over all it was ok.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2010

Stayed a couple of nights at International Guest House. The pros are the nice garden, which you might enjoy being jetlagged and culture-shocked.
However, the cons are that the rooms are massively overpriced, we took a luxury room which was only moderately clean (especially the bathroom), and payd $33 for it. There are many hotels in KTM which cost not more than half of this, and have similar rooms.
Maybe the most annoying thing is that breakfast is not served before 7am (actually, at 7am they start up the kitchen, it takes some more 15 minutes until you get the breakfast). Unfortunately, most activities, trips, and flights start earlier, so with high probability you won't be able to take the breakfast - but it is included in the room price, of course...

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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taipei
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2010

city center location, walking distance to thamel and shopping area.
stilish old building, large room, ok clean & confortable. reasonable breakfast

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Estes Park, Colorado
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2010

We stayed here on two occasions while trekking in Nepal. It was extremely noisy at nights with barking dogs all night long. It is one block from Thamel, but that one block is a smelly alley that was very unpleasant to walk. The front desk staff were not friendly. I had to make a $20 deposit for returning later and when I phoned to say we would be a few days early they could not promise us a room. So we made reservations at another place, when we came back to retrieve out $20 deposit it was a major problem for them, we finally got it but it was a very unpleasant experience. Rooms were okay except for the bathroom which was moldy. We had a "superior deluxe" room on our first stay, but the AC and TV did not work, when I called the desk they said someone would come up to help but they never showed up! Don't stay here, much better places near by. Derald DeYoung

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: International Guest House
Address: Ward No 29 Block 16-57, Kaldhara, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — International Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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