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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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Aarhus, Denmark
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 8 days during my stay in Kathmandu. Lovely staff helping you out with whatever. the social area is really nice and thus meeting new people is easy. Moreso, the beds are great (at least for nepali standards) and the shower is HOT. what more can you ask for?

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Thank Stine S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so blessed to have come across with the sparkling turtle hostel, i've been traveling solo for a while, staying in lots of hostels, and I have to say This has been My number 1!!! Right away the owner, his brother and the other helpers introduced themselves, super helpful,honest, respectful and lots of family love, you will feel at... More 

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Thank Sol L
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Come as friends and leave as family". This is the motto family of Sparkling turtle goes by and I can assure you, they abide by it. Best vibe, best people, best staff, best friends, best spot, name it and you'll find it all in this place. If you're a budget backpacker like me but want to be treated like a... More 

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Thank Eloma D
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superfriendly place located in a residential area a short walk from the busy Thamel tourist district. You instantly feel welcome at this hostel and the atmosphere is easy going and open. The owners are happy to help out with any type of bookings regarding excursions, taxi, bus tickets. I loved this place and I highly recommend it for staying... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First place I have arrived (without my bag ) and staff was VERY helpful welcoming me with a friendly attitude. They also managed to bring my big bag back from the airport late evening, cannot be thankful enough for that again! They can organize a daily tours to you or if you are interested or if you are on your... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After having seen many countries and hostels. I can comment confidently that ST is the best one ever. They organise our air port pickup to taxi arrangements. All taken care. Very clean and friendly staffs. Both owners are super dynamisme owners..youth entrepreneurs*. Its close to Thamel hassel yet very calm ans relaxing.monkey templs is walking distance and lots of local... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I stayed at the Sparkling Turtle with my brother recently as part of a trekking trip to Nepal. It was, without a doubt, the best place we could have imagined to stay in the midst of crazy Katmandhu. We stayed in a twin room on the second floor which had its own bathroom and balcony for monkey watching. It was... More 

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

Dear Lucy & Brother, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your staying with us. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all... More 

Cape Town
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were early for our bus to India and knocked on the Sparkling Turtles door to see if we could hang out there for a few hours and have something to eat and drink. They were super hospitable and we would highly recommend staying here. Facilities are amazing along with the view and the monkeys in the neighbourhood.

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

Dear Amy & Friend, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review. Thank you again for check in our hostel even a while. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome you again. The Sparkling... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay in The sparkeling turtle made our trip to kathmandu perfect. It is a great place to have a rest and take a break from the chaotic citylife of kathmandu. Nice athmospere, awesome food, helpfull staff. The staff treats you like family and friends instead of just clients. They can give you a tour through kathmandu and tell you... More 

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

Dear Rani & Ryan, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your staying with us. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the sparkling turtle for 3 days this summer 2016. From the beginning all the young stuff took care of us and we could enjoy our stay in Kàtmandhu talking, sharing experiences and having fun. They helped us to take a bus ticket, call a taxi, and they know information about things to do around Kàtmandhu The rooms... More 

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

Dear Jordi & Alba, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guest. We wish you all the best... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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 - €15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
“Dorms are good but the private deluxe ensuite is a great room on the second floor with its own balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 782joshd, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Lower floors will stay dark a bit longer in the morning, but also cooler in the summer!”
 of 5 bubbles 339marib, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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