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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Thamel Bus Stop (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (5.3 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Close to shopping areas", "Friendly and helpful staff", "Good breakfast"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Or2k Restaurant (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Helena's (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Thamel House Restaurant (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Himalaya Bank (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)

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Kathmandu Guest House

Thamel Street, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal 21218 (Show on map)

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"1. Location 2. Courtyard-relaxing/excellent hang out..."

Wai, Malaysia October 11, 2015
Siddhi Annex
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Not included in room price: Hotel tax 13%, Service charges 10%
December 01, 2015 - December 03, 2015 | 2 nights
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Standard Non-Air Conditioning
Limited Time Offer. Rate includes 35% discount!
Breakfast Included
USD 150.00 31.38
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Standard Non-Air Conditioning
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  • Extra bed for room 1 (+USD 30)
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USD 150.00 64.36
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Garden Facing Room
Limited Time Offer. Rate includes 40% discount!
Breakfast Included
USD 38.62
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Garden Facing Room
Breakfast Included
USD 80.45
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Deluxe New Wing
Flash Deal - Limited Time Offer. Rate includes 55% discount!
Breakfast Included
USD 200.00 57.92
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Deluxe New Wing
Breakfast Included
  • Extra bed for room 1 (+USD 40)
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USD 200.00 144.81
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Limited rooms available!

Features of Kathmandu Guest House

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • express check-in/check-out
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service

Sports and Recreation

  • children's playground
  • garden


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Hotel Description
Kathmandu Guest House is the original hotel of the KGH Hotels, Nepal’s leading hotel chain which was...see more Kathmandu Guest House is the original hotel of the KGH Hotels, Nepal’s leading hotel chain which was established in 1968. Located in one of the most packed tourist districts in Thamel, Kathmandu, the hotel has been considered the country’s top notch tourism business area. Kathmandu Guest House has attracted many of the world’s most iconic figures – the Beatles in 1968, Ricky Martin twice in 1999 and 2000, Jeremy Irons with his family, and the Lonely Planet guide book by Tony Wheeler was written in these rooms. The unique hotel features aim to attract all guests, priding themselves on being both affordable and a luxurious getaway simultaneously. Different guests have different options ranging from the most luxurious to the tightest budgeted stays. Choose to make your stay at Kathmandu Guest House to feel the real essence of Nepal with its history and its home-away-from-home ambiance.
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Roger S. Solo travelers
United States of America, November 29, 2015
Great weekend.

Location, staff and ambience.
Pramesh S. Couples
Australia, November 24, 2015
Contrast between different types of rooms

For the first night we booked the standard room which had -hair on the bed -ripped bed sheets -dirty sheets -pathetic towels. For the second night we upgraded to the deluxe room, which was a lot better. Clean sheets, towels, and linen. I would have thought,regardless of the room (standard or deluxe) the basics would be the same, which was not the case. If your going to pay for deluxe, there are better hotels in the area for the money.
Sharon S. Groups
Malaysia, October 12, 2015
Convenient location

clean, central, variety of rooms
I had stayed at KGH previously but only in the garden view (non-aircon) rooms. This was the first visit since 2009. Although they are still rebuilding after the earthquake, there was no construction noise from my room in the deluxe wing. The breakfast, though limited, was good, and while the price for the deluxe room is a bit high, it is worth it for the aircon (though on the cooler nights, we didn't need it). Also, on some days, there was no electricity (not unusual for Kathmandu) and the lift wasn't working so we had to climb 4 flights of stairs. If you have difficulty with stairs, it's best to get a lower floor room.
Wai L. Solo travelers
Malaysia, October 15, 2015
1st Trip to Kathmandu 7th to 11th October 2015

1. Location 2. Courtyard-relaxing/excellent hang out (though a great deal of renovation works still in progress) 3. Rooms-clean (though dusty from reno works)
Because rooms were purchased thru Agoda, probably at lower rates than my other friends, KGH initially housed me on the 5th floor where renovation works were in progress, room was dusty with saggy beds and window facing broken walls! They later changed me to a more pleasant room on the 3rd floor.Though extremely basic (amenities was only a bar of soap and two bottles of h20), bed linens and toilet were clean and pleasant. House keeping and restaurant staff are friendly and helpful. Whilst Front Desk people are more realistic, asking for more money to upgrade the room. Renovation works are noise from morning till late evening - with hammering, breaking down and putting up of walls, etc on each level of the low rise surrounding the courtyard. Hopefully, after all the renovation works are completed and fuel crises over (hotel is only serving basic breakfast and some light food for dinner - at this period), KGH may be a notch higher.
Prem C. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, October 08, 2015
Poor room and poor customer service

Location, courtyard, lobby
I reserved and paid for a room with breakfast for two people and requested a big bed, but upon check-in when the staff realised I was alone, I was given a room with 2 narrow beds (less than 3 feet wide). I noticed when a senior staff instructed the check-in staff to change my room type and this was after I told him I reserved a room with a double bed. He couldn't care less about what I wanted. The ceiling fan made so much noise, I had to turn it off to get any sleep; but then it was too hot. Included buffet breakfast was ordinary, and although there were lots of staff about, it was difficult to get any service from them. If you managed to engage them, they were pleasant enough, but they did their best to avoid you. Tables were never laid properly - always had to get up and get stuff. This hotel is clearly riding on its reputation. Other hotels in Katmandu and elsewhere in Nepal for less money are better and provide better service.
Susan R. Solo travelers
New Zealand, September 30, 2015
Laid back life at the Katmandu Guest House

location, garden, atmosphere
The KGH is an institution in Katmandu and a place I've stayed during each of my five trips to Nepal. The garden is an oasis of calm in what can be a busy city but I was unsure what to expect following the 25th April earthquake earlier this year. Part of the old wing, which was extensively damaged, is being reconstructed and is due for completion in the next 6-8 weeks. However guests come first and work doesn't start until most guests are eating breakfast! Using the garden as part of the dining area was a great choice and adds to the atmosphere, for me. As usual I stayed in the old wing which boasts both twin and double rooms (my changing plans meant I tried both!) although the bathroom arrangements were interesting. One shower drained under the hand basin meaning that once one shower had been taken the floor was wet. One room had the shower drainage organised but placed the hand basin by the entrance door. These idiosyncies apart the rooms are spacious and offer Trekkers plenty of space to dry clothing. Each of the rooms I stayed in had a great view of the garden, but could be noisy with early/late arrivals walking passed in the small hours. Overall rating : I'll definitely be returning!
YUTAKA H. Couples
Japan, September 14, 2015
Reasonabe and friendly staff

Friendly clerks, reasonable price, acceptable facility.
Clerks were all friendly and kind. They always talk to me with warm smiles and ask me if I need any help. When some problems happen, they tried all their best to help me even if it's my own problem. Not expensive but rather cheap. Nevertheless facilities were all at acceptable level or above. And rooms are very safe and secured. Finally food is also good. You can have good dinner in hotel terrace.
Juha-Matti S. Solo travelers
Finland, July 17, 2015
Location good, first room was bad

location, location, location
First they put me in some bad quality room, lots of problems. Fan did not work, televisoon not work. After telling these problems they finally change me to room that was ok. Dont know why they put customers who stay longer time, to bad quality rooms. And if you stay one night you get good room right away. Like i did last time.
Juha-Matti S. Solo travelers
Finland, July 05, 2015
Location and reliable good old Kathmandu Guest Hou

Location, staff performance, reliable hotel
Been this Hotel many times over The years. Now first time back after Quake. Still same reliable good Hotel! Will return here :)
亦依 郑. Solo travelers
China, April 14, 2015
best hotel during my stay in nepal

attentive staff, lovely room, center location
The staff offered really good and helpful servivce. One of my luggage wheels was broken and the staff contacted their repairman to make it work. The hotel located in the center of the thamel and it's very convenient to get any shops or restaurants. The counter on 1st floor would arrange your tour according to your personal requirements with a price a little bit higher than the market but acceptable.

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