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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 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...

Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Stine,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...

Reviewed 29 November 2016 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...

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

Dear Sol, 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 23 November 2016 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...

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

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...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...

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

Dear Rita, 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...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 October 2016 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...

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

Dear Guest, 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. Hope to see you again soon at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Best...

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...

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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...

Cape Town
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...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $13 - $16 (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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