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Gahiti Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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#31 of 634 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
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See why so many travellers make Dolphin Guest House their guest house of choice when visiting Kathmandu. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service and a rooftop terrace, and you can go online as Dolphin Guest House offers guests free wifi. Guests are also welcome to enjoy breakfast, located on site.

Nearby landmarks such as Asan (0.6 mi) and Hanuman Dhoka (0.9 mi) make Dolphin Guest House a great place to stay when visiting Kathmandu.

Kathmandu has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Roadhouse Cafe Thamel, Gaia Restaurant & Coffee Shop, and Nina's, which are serving up some great dishes.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Thamel (0.4 mi), Garden of Dreams (0.3 mi), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (0.9 mi), which are all within walking distance of the guest house.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Dolphin Guest House as you experience all of the things Kathmandu has to offer.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Hot bath
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Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast available
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Kathmandumonkeyman wrote a review June 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Spent nearly 2 months living at the guest house. $10 per night for an on-suite room. Lovely staff, found them very hospitable indeed. Plenty of masala tea, and the kind staff let me use their laptop to send my e-mails back to the UK. The staff were always happy to see you.Will visit them again very soon.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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sanam wrote a review Dec 2018
Tehran, Iran23 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights in Dolphin hostel and they also kept our extra stuff till we go to Everest base camp and come back. They are Nice host and have good attitude. guided us with city sights. Money Value, clean, warm water, Highly Recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lower floors recommended- less stairs
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Veronika S wrote a review Oct 2018
26 contributions6 helpful votes
Everytime I come to Kathmandu, my steps just lead directly to Hotel Dolphin. It is because it has perfect location in Thamel, fast wifi, rooftop garden and especially - very kind and caring staff. After staying there 4th or 5th time, I really don’t remember now how many times, this place has just became like my second home in Nepal. My best recommendations to stay there!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Vivek wrote a review July 2018
Mumbai, India159 contributions74 helpful votes
The staff Deepak is coperative and helpful. The hotel is located just close to the main road with access to public transport. The rooms were quite old but bearable for a night stay at the price. The hotel had free WiFi and concierge services for tour bookings. Overall value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Laurent C wrote a review June 2018
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Good rooms and very welcoming staff. Very affordable as well, in the busy neighbourhood of Thamel. The owner in particular is super nice and very helpful. The hotel is located near many facilities, which adds to the pleasantness of the experience
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Date of stay: June 2018
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sunseb wrote a review Jan 2018
Kochi (Cochin), India895 contributions264 helpful votes
Thamel is an excellent location for short stay as there are many restaurants lined up in the street.Cars are banned in this area.Only taxis are allowed for pick up and drop off.Good service .Free breakfast. Ejoyed the stay
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Room Tip: rooms on the top floor will be good option
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Jesus Carlos wrote a review Sept 2017
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Shanti place with an excellent and affordable restaurant in front. Clean room and bedsheets, really hot water. Staff is nice and caring and the place is clean. A quite decent place. Highly recommendable.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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IRosa2016 wrote a review Apr 2016
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
Our experience in Dolphin Guest House was wonderful. It is a humble place but has everything that we need, plus a warm welcome from the management. His guidelines and tips to visit Kathmandu and other cities were very important for the success of our trip. Truly recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sarah R wrote a review Jan 2016
Cairns, Australia52 contributions39 helpful votes
This was our fourth visit to the Dolphin. It was winter and 8 months after the Earthquake and during a difficult time of fuel shortage yet this guesthouse still provided their best to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The Dolphin is safe and has predictable hot showers. Simple rooms with all that you need for your visit to Kathmandu. The family who run the guest house are delightful and speak many languages. Great location just off a Main Street in Thamel.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you want sun to warm your room request front rooms. If you prefer quieter, request back rooms.
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Stefanie W wrote a review Jan 2016
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been a couple of times at dolphin guesthouse while visiting Nepal this time. Basic rooms but clean, quiet and safe. The atmosphere is very friendly and giving a feeling like home. The owner and his family are also living at that place and they are very nice and helpful concerning anything. Fantastic rooftop.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
USD 13 - USD 14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyKathmandu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphin Guest House?
Nearby attractions include S.K. Handicrafts Export (0.5 km), Socialtours (0.5 km), and Museum of Nepali Art (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphin Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carpe Diem Lounge & Bakery, Fusion Himalaya cafe & Restaurant, and MarcoPolo Restaurant.
Does Dolphin Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Dolphin Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolphin Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (1.5 km), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (5.0 km), and Patan Royal Palace (5.1 km).