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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel is amazing value and is located near the monkey temple. The staff here are amazing. Extremely friendly and willing to help you when needed. They became friends and love socialising with the guests. I stayed here as a solo traveller and made many new friends.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the sparkling turtle 2 nights. It was a nice and cute hostel, very clean. it was very cold when we were there (begining of november) and no hot water in the showers. the outlets didnt work anywhere but in the common room (the restaurant). the breakfast was 1 wafle... made of water and flour (no eggs in...

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

Dear Josianne & Maxime, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your review. We do have hot showers which is 24 hours, may be you haven't noticed that. any way our positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a place where you could stay one night or wind up staying a month. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There's a dependable hot shower that's great after a day of mountain biking. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the kind of seasoned travelers who stayed there. It's definitely a budget/low maintenance option, so just know that you're staying...

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

Dear Trevor, Namaste and Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your great review, which is very great value for us too. we are delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's business..and there's family. It is rare to find a staff that is able to master the balance between the two so well. I truly can't thank the boys at Sparkling Turtle for taking care of me enough. Came looking for a place to sleep, left with a group of brothers :)

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

Dear Brother Matt, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. It was our pleasure to have you as our family. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors...

Nha Trang, Vietnam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have rarely seen such excellent staff anywhere, Everyone at this place went out of their way to help me every time I needed anything ,I would recommend the Sparkling turtle to all travelers,,Excellent value for money,clean,quiet area,close to buses,excellent food ,airport\bus station pickup and anything else you may need, It was crowded when I was there,the front desk guy...

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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 very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

from picking to dropping me off at the airport..after almost a month stay in the Nepal..everything was wonderful, this hostel made my trip more remarkable .. great place to meet/hangout/travel with people & drink local wine/liqours & speak your mind *wink2x * :D The owners are genuine & sweet as well as the staffs. The place is great if you...

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

Dear A, Namaste and Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you...

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Me and a friend of mine have stayed in the Sparkling Turtle for around 10 days altogether and we couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. I was told many times that in Nepal people consider each other as a brothers and sisters but in this hostel it actually became reality. Sparkling Turtle have always felt like a...

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

Dear Sisters, Anita and friend, Namaste and Warm greetings from your 2nd home at Kathmandu. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. We wish you all the best...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The staff here are incredibly rude. When we arrived, they had given our room to someone else, tried to put us in a dorm, we had to argue our case for our booked room, which was horribly basic and the bathroom was dirty with a shower that barely worked. Wifi didn't work. Ordered a plate of chips, took 90mins. In...

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

Dear Guest, Namaste and Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your review. Let us clarify that you booked us for 2 night but you arrived next day, at the last hour we have to cancel the room. so, for next day we just asked if it is okay if you stay in dorm but you...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

A nice place out of the hustle and bustle but half an hour to walk to the centre. Very close to the monkey temple. A great place to meet people. Friendly and great advice given, They have acommunal area with nice cafe.

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

Dear Ijad, Namaste and Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit...

Reviewed 2 December 2016

I stayed for a few nights on and off coming through Kathmandu here, and as a solo female traveler I found it a great place to meet new people. The staff are really lovely, taking time to include you. Ganesh in particular really helped organise my wider trip round the Annapurna Circuit by staying up late to welcome me back...

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

Dear Claire, Namaste and Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: €10 - €18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“3 - 6 person dorms or private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles skysurf2016, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great place to meet people. Good atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 303chant_f, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles AshtonCaton, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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