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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel is amazing. The staff are unbelievably friendly and can assist with anything. When my bag didn't arrive from China, they were on the phone consistently trying to make sure it arrived. Food here is amazing especially the vege momos. It's a good 30-40 minutes walk into Thamel which is a nice way to start the day. There are...

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very difficult to criticise a place when the staff are exceptionally kind and helpful but certain home comforts are missed in this incredibly social hostel (namely electrical plugs, good wifi and personal space in rooms). The hostel is also located 40 minutes walk from Thamel (although this is no fault of its own) and there are a few...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hello, On my recent trip to kathmandu I was looking for a place which is quite, Good and in budget. 1. Sparkling Turtle topped the list by reviews of other travellers. 2. Good people to deal with. Ganesh is the guy one will come across. He can get you anything you want. 3. Stay was just the way it should...

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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 for writing such a perfect review for us. It is our pleasure to have you as our guest. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Wish you all the best on future endeavors. Regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing stay at Sparkling Turtle and would highly recommend it! Everyone who works there went out of their way to help me and assist me around Nepal (thanks again Pawan and Ozyit). I stayed in both the single room and 4 bed dorm style - both of which were super clean and comfy. Loved that there's a...

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

Dear Lovely Joy, Thank you for your kind words and recommends. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Wish you all the best. Regards,

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I loved my trip in Nepal and staing at sparkling turtle was for sure one on the highlights of my journey. For everything you need just ask to Pawan and his staff, they 're all great! Great position, great staff, i will defenitly suggest this hostel.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a great review for us. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and We are looking forward to welcome you again. Wish you all the best. Regards,

Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Sparkling Turtle definitely is one of the most adorable hostels I have visited on my travels. The location in quiet Swoyambu but not too far from Thamel, the excellent food (try the veggie burger!), the backpackers around you,... All this already makes the Sparkling Turtle to the perfect place to start the Nepal-Adventure, but it is the fabulous crew...

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

Dear Luca, Thank you writing such a adorable review for us. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest while your frequently visit on Kathmandu, We are looking forward to welcome you again. Wish you all the best. Cheers brother. Regards,

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Spend there in total three weeks during my motorcycle World trip. Guys were so friendly and created a really good Community there. I had to go to the Hospital and the owners organized everything for me, they also brought all my stuff to the Hospital and Took really good care that i get better again!! Really thanks a lot guys...

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

Dear Johannes, Thank you for writing such a good review and recommend. It is our pleasure to have you as our guest but we are sorry that you have been hospitalized for few days, It is our duty to take care of our guest. We are looking forward to welcome you again.Take care and Keep enjoying your motorcycle trip around...

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The room were great and really clean .The staff best on earth and really really lovely.And wery good and nice place! Thank you so much.They helped me and organise everithyng. Thank you guys. I will return soon.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a best and lovely review for us. It is our pleasure to have you as our guest. We are looking forward to welcome you again. See you soon. Regards,

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Sparkling turtle made my stay in Kathmandu. All the staff were so friendly making it a really welcoming place to be. They helped me organise everything I wanted to with ease. The hostel is located within walking distance of the monkey temple, nicer and chilled out than the business in Thamel. The hostel was great for meeting people and socialising,...

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

Namaste Henry, Thank you very much for your kind note and for highlighting our service. It is our pleasure to have you and your friend as our guest. Thank you again for staying with us on your recent visit to Nepal. We are looking forward to welcome you again at The Sparkling Turtle. Wish you all the best. Regards,

Ucluelet, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Dear Kevin, Thank for writing such a great review for us. It is our pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you again for staying with us on your recent visit to Nepal. We are looking forward to welcome you again at The Sparkling Turtle any time (Our staff will never stop you to come inside like other hotel)...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
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Additional Information about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Address: Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: €9 - €11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“3 - 6 person dorms or private rooms.”
skysurf2016, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great place to meet people. Good atmosphere.”
ljad, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I got a private room and felt like a backpacking princess. Ask for it. It's on the first (bottom) floor.”
R3320DEdenised, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation is so cheap in Nepal that I would recommend "splashing out" on the few extra dollars for a private room.”
303chant_f, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
AshtonCaton, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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