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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been three times to the Sparkling Turtle during my Nepal trip, which was in total 15 days ;). I went there not just because of the amazing and quite place, it was because of the staff! Parwan, Roshan & co helped my out and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I stayed here for 3 days as a break from my bicycle tour of Nepal. Ajit and his colleagues were beyond helpful where they could. I used one their personal laptops each day to empty my Camera SD card, they let me use the community...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Sparkling Turtle is a friendly place not far from Thamel but away from the touristy crowds. The staff is fantastic, speaks good English and is always willing to help and accommodate (food, rooms, transportation, attractions...). There are nice cheap local restaurants around and the...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Such a cozy place tucked in Kathmandu just by the monkey temple. They arranged for a taxi for us from the airport and after that, it was fairly easy to navigate to coming home each night. We enjoyed being outside of the busy city center....More

Thank Jennifer B
Response from Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Namaste Jennifer, merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for choosing our hostel while your frequent visit to Nepal. It is our pleasure to have you and your friends as our guest. And Thank you very much for your wonderful review and we are...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

Sparkling turtle was the greatest place we have stayed in while in Kathmandu. If you are a bit tired of crowds and noise of Thamel, you will find this place chill and calm. Instead of staying in the rooms we took a tent on the...More

Thank Absurdisman
Response from Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Namaste and Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you for choosing our hostel while your frequent visit to Nepal. And Thank you very much for your wonderful review and we are delighted to hear that you had a good experience staying with us. We...More

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Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
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US$10 - US$12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$10 - US$12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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21 August 2016|
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Response from Michelle D | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in a 4 person mixed dorm room-comfortable bed and reasonably quite. About $4USD a night and that included a simple breakfast.
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31 July 2016|
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Response from The Sparkling T | Property representative |
Namaste, we are nearly 12 kms far from airport, which is around 30/40 minutes drive. if your son need airport pick up we will come to airport to pick him. Don't worry, We do speak english and can assisit or guide while your... More
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"Top floor rooms are quieter and the view in the morning is divine!"
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"Avoid B-4 private room unless they read this and put a new mattress. ; P"
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"Dorms definitely to meet people or the rooms for privacy of course. They're all cleaned daily"
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"the Suite is gorgeous."
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