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Festoon Hotel

Z -Street, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal (Show on map)

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"Value for money, Friendly, Good location...."

  • Apichart, Thailand
  • January 4, 2015
  • Area: Thamel
  • Rooms : 18
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Basic Shared Bathroom


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Features of Festoon Hotel

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer

ATM/cash machine on site

bicycle rental

business center

car hire

currency exchange

facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service


luggage storage

meeting facilities


pets allowed


room service

safety deposit boxes


smoking area


Sports and Recreation



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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Conveniently located in Kathmandu, Festoon Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. With its location just 1 km from the city center and 6 km from the airport, this 2.5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With the city's main attractions such as Gandharba Culture and Art Organisation, Kathmandu Guest House Minitheatre, Intercultural Training & Research Centre within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Festoon Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour front desk, business center, currency exchange, family room, car hire.

The hotel features 18 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include separate shower and tub, non smoking rooms, shared bathroom, hair dryer, wake-up service. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Festoon Hotel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kathmandu.
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Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Airport Transfer Fee

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

Check-In From
12:00 AM

Check-Out Until
12:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1 km

Distance to Airport
6 km

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Helen S. Couples United Kingdom, February 3, 2015
A good value choice in Kathmandu. Lovely staff.

Location. Staff. Value.
Really nice staff. Excellent location, right in Thamel. Warm enough in winter with extra blankets. Nice breakfasts on the rooftop terrace. Hot shower. Rooms could do with a bit of renovation. We would stay again.)
Marshall B. Solo travelers Australia, January 22, 2015

Good size room with friendly helpful staff
Apichart S. Couples Thailand, January 4, 2015
One of best budgeted hotels in Thamel.

Value for money, Friendly, Good location.
Marc B. Couples Philippines, November 1, 2014
Great place to stay in Kathmandu

Location, Friendly staff, Affordable
Overall, our stay in Festoon Hotel was great. From the airport, we were fetched and brought to the hotel (you must pay 500 rupees/$5 as tip). In the hotel, we were immediately given the key to our room without any hassle. The room may not look lavish enough, but for what we paid for, it didn't disappoint. The bed was cozy, the frontdesk was just a call away and there was hot shower (you have to wait for the water to run for 2 mins straight before it gets hot). We didn't experience any electric interruption during our stay but the weather outside was cool enough for us not to use the air conditioning unit or the ceiling fan. The staff was more than accommodating to entertain our concerns. Babu, the manager, even arranged our car/driver rental for our city tour for a very considerate price. Breakfast was served daily. Location is at the heart of Thamel, one of the hotspots for backpackers/hotels for tourists. You can easily find shops and restaurants around the hotel. I highly recommend Festoon Hotel when you go to Kathmandu. :)
Jocelyn G. Solo travelers Canada, October 11, 2014
An alright hotel and ok value for money

In Thamel, breakfast included
It's an ok place for price, you get what you pay for. Breakfast was good and supposed to be free bottled water but had to ask for it everyday. It's in Thamel so is walking distance to every boutique, shop, restaurant for backpackers. I had planned my itinerary and the staff provided a great city map which was very helpful. It is definitely worth taking the public transit if making trips outside city core to places like Bouddinath Stupa, Patan, Bakthapur, Changu etc... Will cost 10 times less than the best price that haggling with tuktuks and taxis can produce. City buses are a 15 minute walk down the main road facing the royal palace. Also, there is a great Irish pub next door to hotel. Beer is cheap, the owner is a great host, and many expats hang out there.
Christina L. Couples Ghana, October 3, 2014
dirty, rotten hotel for European standards

very low price
We had a "basic room" with private bathroom - bed sheets extremely dirty (we used our sleeping bags, which is commonly done, but still...), floor dirty, the lower part of the bathroom door was missing. Very noisy. Door lock was a joke - and no locked front door, so if you had valuables in the room, they would not have been secure at all. But: While this would be unacceptable even for a hostel in Europe, this seems to be relatively common for lower Kathmandu standards. However, we did not return to this hotel when we returned to Kathmandu, but chose a more expensive one but with acceptable standards. While they offer transfer service from the airport to the hotel, an e-mail that we had sent prior to our arrival at the airport was not answered, so we had to take and pay for a taxi.
April O. Solo travelers Australia, September 16, 2014
Excellent Thamel Hotel

Location, consistent wifi, staff friendliness
I stayed for 2 nights on my final days of my trip. I arrived quite late after a harrowing bus journey and the staff (mostly young men) were immediately very friendly in greeting me and showing me to my room to settle in, was very relieved! Staff throughout the stay were very helpful with restaurant recommendations and sightseeing, providing maps and plenty of information. I was able to book a private car for half a day of sightseeing and the airport drop through the hotel which was a luxury and much nicer than a taxi - would recommend, its worth the price! The shared bathroom on my floor was not used too often but could have been a little cleaner but i had experienced much worse in other places. The room was comfortable (the beds a little old but again, id slept in much worse). The sheets were clean and smelt particularly fresh! The rooftop was a lovely place to view sunset and one of the prettiest around with lots of plants etc. Quiet location despite being in the heart of Thamel, perfect for shopping and seeing Kathmandu. Have recommended and will stay again!
Fujita Y. Solo travelers Japan, September 9, 2014
very good hotel

staff is very kindly and friendly. staff give me many advise and guide.
Dave P. Solo travelers Australia, May 2, 2014
Great staff. really happy and friendly

Location. Right in Thamel.
Great staff. Very happy with them
Benjamin O. Solo travelers United States of America, April 16, 2014
Incredibly helpful staff. Solid value.

Staff helpfulness, central location, comfortable beds
Very good. Clean, comfortable beds, priced right. Choose a room on south side. More quiet.
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Pashupatinath (7km)
    Swayambhunath (5km)
    Boudhanath (8km)
    The Garden of Dreams (1.5km)
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square (2.5km)
    Patan Durbar Square (7km)
    Bhaktapur Durbar Square (12km)
  • Civil Mall (3km)
    Sherpa Mall (1.5km)
    Dharahara (3km)
    Kings Way (1km)
  • Royal Palace Museum (1km)
    Nagarkot (32km)
    Dhulikhel (30km)
    QFX Cinema (3km)

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Customers like this bed and breakfast for:
Nearest transport:
  • Thamel Bus Stop (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (5.4 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Affordable price" , "Good location" , "Great staff"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Or2k Restaurant (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Thamel House Restaurant (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Helena's (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Himalaya Bank (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
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