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  • Massive thanks to all the amazing staff ! – Hélène

    Massive thanks to all the amazing staff ! – Hélène Bordeaux, France

    The hostel is located in a beautiful building, very spacious and in a very quiet area of Kathmandu. We particularly loved the staff, who all were super friendly and helpful, and of course Jack (the dog), who is the cutest and the most cuddly dog around. We will be staying here again at the end of our trip.

  • Exceptional – Jonathon

    Exceptional – Jonathon United Kingdom

    My partner and I stayed here on and off for 6 weeks, whilst undertaking our medical elective in two hospitals in and around Kathmandu (we would stay here during the week and then go and explore Nepal at the weekend). We absolutely loved it here, everything about the place was fantastic, and it is without a doubt the best hostel we’ve stayed in. The hostel is set in a lovely building, with a relaxing garden at the front and a biggish lobby area downstairs. The dorm rooms are all spacious with big bunk beds (plus mosquito nets if needed), the private rooms were also both big and very nice. There are small lockers in all the rooms to store your valuables. The bathrooms had hot showers and Western toilets and you share them with just a few other guests. There are a few balconies and roof terraces where you can sit and relax. And the whole place was so clean! Foodwise you can get breakfast every morning for $2 each – you get pancakes, omelette, banana, tea/coffee and juice – so it was a bargain and tastes really good. There’s also a takeaway menu there if you want lunch or dinner or food whenever really – the takeaway food is quite cheap and decent. Location wise you are outside the hustle and bustle (and dust/pollution) of Kathmandu, which we found is a massive bonus. To get down to Thamel it takes 5-10 minutes in a microbus (15 rupees) or taxi (250 rupees) or an hour to walk. Around the hostel there is a big supermarket just on the main road (10 minutes walk), and there’s also lots of little shops in the neighbourhood to get snacks from. But the best thing about the hostel is the people. All the staff are so friendly and so helpful, and there’s always someone around if you need anything. They helped us arrange transport and trips and gave us lots of advice about what to do. They also run a trekking company which did cheaper/similar rates than anything we found in Thamel and much cheaper than on the internet.

  • “Excellent place to start your Nepali adventure” – Gilberto

    “Excellent place to start your Nepali adventure” – Gilberto Venezuela

    Lovely old house, great staff. They can help you set up travels and tours around Nepal. Nice environment with other guests. Fantastic WiFi

  • “Great starting point for Nepal” – Hendrik

    “Great starting point for Nepal” – Hendrik Germany

    The team from Dorm Nepal is really outstanding. Super friendly and always ready to help with all sorts of questions. They can also help you to arrange trekking. I did the Khopra Ridge trek with them and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. The hostel is a great place to meet people. Also the roof is pretty cool. Very good place to start you Nepal adventure, they make things so much easier for you.

  • “Home away from home” – Dianne Carla Trinidad Antonio

    “Home away from home” – Dianne Carla Trinidad Antonio Philippines

    Everyone has their own preference and this dorm would not always be everyone’s cup of tea. Well as for me, this was home. I stayed here for a total of 18 days in my 30-day stay in Kathmandu (I only left when I did the trek.) I liked that it’s situated in a quiet place in Kathmandu away from the busy and noisy streets of Thamel. Getting to Thamel can be as cheap as Rs 15 anyway if you take the bus, van or tempo (autorickshaw), sometimes we even prefer to walk! I stayed in a 6-bed dorm room and found the bed comfortable and the provided quilts were sufficient in keeping me warm while sleeping. The lockers provided in the room are large enough to put most of my valuables including a medium sized sling bag. They serve breakfast and I always preferred to get it in the dorm instead of making my own and most days I do not even need to say it. I get unsweetened milk tea every morning just the way I like it (and I will miss that!) All the owners are approachable and friendly and are always eager to answer questions and provide help when necessary. What I like is, they give you honest answers, they won’t be there insisting on selling you a tour package you don’t want. They will not just be dorm owners, during your stay they will be your friend if you only allow them to. As a bonus, the dorm has a rooftop where you can watch the sunset and enjoy a bottle or two of beer while bonding with the guests. I cannot wait to come back! 🙂

  • “Home away from home plus more”

    “Home away from home plus more”

    I stayed here for 6 weeks and it was such a good choice. The dorm, rooms, and bathrooms are very clean. It is located out of the tourist area so the air is clean, little noise compared to Thamel and Kathmandu valley, it is safe and secure, are very close to amenities and the staff are very hospitable and professional. I will be returning to Nepal early next year and this is the place I will stay at again. Room Tip: ask for room with large windows to let in sunlight Stayed September 2015, traveled solo

  • “One of the best hostels ever” -Øyvind Hagen

    “One of the best hostels ever” -Øyvind Hagen Jægerbakken, Norway

    Stayed here in-between my treks in Nepal. The place is very affordable and located in a nice quiet area with several small shops just minutes away. The people running the hostel are always smiling and happy to help with anything that might come up. Right onto my top 10 list of hostels worldwide.

    Stayed November 2015, traveled solo

  • “Great place, great atmosphere and great people. Highly recommendable!” –  Steffen Sønderby

    “Great place, great atmosphere and great people. Highly recommendable!” – Steffen Sønderby Copenhagen, Denmark

    I stayed with Dormitory Nepal before and after I went trekking in the Everest region, in a total for around 2 weeks while planning my next trip to India. First I’ll recommend the place because of the people! The staffs kindness, hospitality and willingness to help you in every aspect of your needs are truly remarkable. They can help you with local plaintickets, bustickets or with tips for planning your stay. They even provide a wide selection of guided trekkingtrips or whatever your heart desire. And again its all without being pushy and trying to force you to buy anything.

    The house is an older big house, that used to house a wealthy family. Now it provides a charm where you can feel at home without any stress. The location is a bit far from the central hassle of downtown Thamel (roughly 45 min walk), but with busses going all the time (except during fuel crisis), its really nothing. All in all I really enjoyed my stay, and I cant recommend them enough! If/when I return to Kathmandu, I’ll definitely stay with these guys again. Make sure to join them for dinner and Dal bhat power 🙂
    • Stayed October 2015, traveled solo