Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group

Thamel Street, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, 21218
Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
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7.9
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9.1
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Thamel380 m
  • Garden of Dreams510 m
  • Durbar Square1.23 km
  • Hanuman Dhoka1.28 km
  • Basantapur Tower1.32 km
  • Swayambhunath Temple1.93 km
  • The Crematoria3.86 km
  • Pashupatinath Temple4.03 km
  • Boudhanath Stupa5.16 km
  • Kopan Monastery6.16 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    3.5-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 17 times

    "Our initial stay, before our trek, we appreciated a nice hotel room, with a lovely breakfast and quiet green space, all within the hustle and bustle o..."
    Wendy - October 26, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.9 facilities on premise
    Very good cleanliness
    7.6 rating for cleanliness
    Very good service
    7.6 rating for service
    • 380 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Kathmandu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Kathmandu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 2,104 Kathmandu properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Location score
    9.1/10
    Room comfort score
    7.2/10
    Cheapest price score
    Review score - United States
    8.0/10
    Better than
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    Value for money7.3
    Distance to city center2.0 Km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportTribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
    Distance to airport5.0 km

    Rooms available at Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group

    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Garden Facing Room
    Garden Facing Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Single
    Deluxe Single
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    • Garden view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed or 1 double be...
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    Heritage Suite
    Heritage Suite
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe New Wing
    Deluxe New Wing
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Single Room with Garden View
    Single Room with Garden View
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed or 1 double be...
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    Deluxe Triple
    Deluxe Triple
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    • Garden view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Standard Single Air Conditioning
    Standard Single Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Triple Air Conditioning Room
    Standard Triple Air Conditioning Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed or 1 double be...
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    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    What people love about Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group

    • 6.8
      Good
      Breakfast

      "Little pricey, but a good location, friendly staff and a tasty breakfast."

      Anthony

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      September 19, 2017

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "A little pricey, however, good location and a tasty buffet breakfast."

      Anthony

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      September 19, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "I stayed eight nights and I had a very comfortable stay."

      Tomoko

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      January 3, 2019

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    8.0
    Very good

    "the layout of the garden with the decorated old buildings ar..."

    Richard

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    July 1, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    43 mentions
    Housekeeping
    19 mentions
    Internet
    18 mentions
    Food & Dining
    8 mentions

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent

    "Lovely ambience and a beautiful place to stay in Kathmandu."

    tripen

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    May 5, 2018

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    Food and dining

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    Restaurant
    Cuisine:Indian
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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    Reviews of Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.9
    Very good
    From 1421 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda7.7
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    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities7.9
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service7.6
    Value for money7.3
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    9+ Exceptional (82)
    8-9 Excellent (91)
    7-8 Very Good (111)
    6-7 Good (66)
    <6 Below Expectation (87)
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    Mar - May (115)
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    Sep - Nov (104)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    lesley from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe New Wing
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Excellent ”

    Don’t know why this place has bad reviews . The location is fantastic, staff excellent. Great value for money . The bed was the most comfy in our stay and we stayed at Dwarika hotel during our stay . Wish we had stayed here instead . You are right in the heart of Kathmandu but have the benefit of a beautiful quiet garden when returning to the hotel , we are coming back next year and this will he first on our booking list .

    Reviewed April 27, 2019

    Dear Lesley, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we were so pleased to have you stay with us in KGH. We love to see you again in near future. Thank you once again and have a great day. with regards Binup Giri

    Responded April 28, 2019
    Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chris from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Iconic Kathmandu hotel”

    The hotel is 51 years old but still going strong. It’s been the choice of most celebrities who have visited Kathmandu and lots of mountain climbers. We stayed in a standard room which was in the original wing and a little basic but comfortable. Our room overlooked the rear of the hotel kitchen so it was a bit noisy at night and early in the morning. The hotel opens on the east side on to the middle of Thamel with lots of restaurants and of course souvenir shops, rickshaws, etc. A few streets are clear of traffic but the others can be hectic with cars and bikes and carts as well as hundreds of tourists. The breakfast was good, dinner was reasonably priced and delicious. Staff were helpful. The only difficulty was finding the entrance. The taxi driver didn’t really know where he was going so make sure you have a good map. The taxi entrance is on the western side of the hotel down a short road.

    Reviewed April 04, 2019

    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Kathmandu Guest House. We like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time and reflecting your experience while staying in Kathmandu guest house. The above concern has been noted and we shall look into the concern matter very seriously. Thank you again hoping to see you again.

    Responded April 19, 2019
    Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ritchie from Hong Kong
    Group
    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Thamel Oasis”

    This is a Grand Dame of Kathmandu's hotel scene. Beautiful buildings and grounds in an ex-palace slap bang in the middle of Thamel, but peaceful and serene as compared to the streets outside. We stayed in the cheap rooms which were basic but clean, however some of the suites/bigger rooms looked fantastic. Next time. Staff were great, breakfasts did the trick and all-in-all highly recommended. I don't know why you'd stay anywhere else in KTM.

    Reviewed March 13, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    harshad
    Family with young children
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

    Excellent place to stay in very busy and prime location”

    Internet connectivity is poor. In house restaurant is not up to expectation and closed 9.30 in the evening - too early. Excellent and only property with green open space and nice atmosphere in such a busy area. We stayed in suit room, but double deluxe is not up to the mark.

    Reviewed June 09, 2019

    Dear Harshad, Thank you so much for taking your time to review our property. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of improvement. In taking great care of our charming hotel, our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere. Thank you once again and have a good day ahead. With Regards, Binup Giri Guest Relation Officer

    Responded June 11, 2019
    Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Oasis ”

    In a lage busy city it is an Oasis the staff are friendly and attentive, the food is good the free breakfast is plentiful and varied The rooms are clean and well kept If you need tickets, tours or just information they have a great travel desk We will be going back for our 3rd visit

    Reviewed January 14, 2019

    Dear Peter, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property. We are so pleased to have you stay with us in KGH. We hope to see you again in near future. Thank you once again and have a nice day With Regards, Sajani Shrestha

    Responded October 15, 2019
    Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
    9.2
    Exceptional
    logeswari from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Single Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Booked for my whole group of 27 as we were there for a charity event. ”

    Staff very frendly...even t managers of each department especially Abhinub Shakya...makes us feel at home . The room is reasonably clean compared to other hotels we stayed before in ktm Surrounding of t hotels are very clean...the only disapointment is t cafe closed at 9.30 pm...we find it too early..

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Peter from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double Room with a/c
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

    Very Happy”

    After staying at a lot of different establishments over the past 6 weeks the Kathmandu Guest House was a paradise There are diffetent size rooms to suite most people The rooms are clean and well serviced by house keeping staff The food was very good and the coffee was exceptional We found the staff from Management through to ground keepers very friendly and helpful If this is your first trip to Nepal then this is the place for you they handle everything from airport pick ups to tours, flights, money changing ect

    Reviewed December 28, 2018
    6.0
    ITZHAK from Israel
    Couple
    Standard Double Room with a/c
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Worst value for money ”

    Cons Unsupportive management when a problem occurs. Got the wrong room type than ordered, reception manager did me a "favour" when giving the right room. One of the matresses in the room was ruined , the springs were broken. My back still hurts week later. It took full day of many requests only for a anotyer and a worst matress. Very bad experience. Would not recommend any one to deal with or get this room. Or matress. The chair in the room was broken as well. Pros Good location but that is the only thing. Many good hotels which are more comfortable and helpful for half the price .

    Reviewed April 04, 2019

    Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to reply. We sincerely apologize for the problems that you encountered during your stay. We are concerned about the problems that you had to face. We assure you that the problems you faced won't be repeated again. Thank you so much for staying with us, we look for another chance to serve you again. with regards Binup Giri Guest relation officer

    Responded April 19, 2019
    Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
    9.2
    Exceptional
    YULAN from Taiwan
    Couple
    Deluxe New Wing
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Good”

    Good

    Reviewed May 06, 2019

    Dear Yulan, Thank you so much for taking your time to review our property. We are so pleased to have you stay with us in KGH. We love to see you again in near future. With regards, Binup Giri Guest Relation Officer

    Responded May 07, 2019
    Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Belen from Vietnam
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Exceptional stay and staff”

    The staff is a plus and also the hotel is fantastic, great surroundings and facilities. We were upgraded and the staff were always extremely helpful and nice. The location couldn’t be better, in the middle of the backpackers and commercial street. The garden area is amazing. In general the best hotel of our trip around India and Nepal.

    Reviewed August 29, 2018

    Dear Belen, Thank You very much for your beautiful feedback. We really delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay. Thank you once again for your recommendation. Please kindly feel free to contact us for further assistance. Will be waiting to serve you once again. With Regards, Sajani shrestha

    Responded September 18, 2018
    Kathmandu Guest House by KGH Group
    8.8
    Excellent
    Brooke from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe New Wing
    Stayed 10 nights in May 2018

    Best place to stay in Thamel”

    This is my second time staying here, this time with my mum who always dreamed of visiting Nepal for 10 days. When we checked in, we had booked the best room and they gave us this small, dirty old room in which we were quite shocked. When we asked to look at another room they gave us the biggest with a large balcony just over reception which is what we should have gotten in the first place as it is what we booked. The cleaning daily was very clean, location is prime to walk everywhere. DO NOT book from the tour lady, she is absolutely horribly rude and can tell hates all tourists and her job, only ever had issues with her so went to a small tour agency called Brilliant Tours and Travels (yellow sign with yellow and red writing) across the road from Pumpernickel bakery and they were so amazingly helpful, kind and their products were incredible and good priced!! Defnitely go to them. The wait staff at the cafe and restaurant were all so lovely and kind, they made our stay amazing :)

    Reviewed August 14, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    David from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe New Wing
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

    KGH the legend”

    I stayed here for the first time in 2016 when I my trip had a disruption and my agent booked this. That was my 10+ time to Kathmandu but first time in KGH - wonderful vibe and a quiet retreat in the heart of nosiy Thamel. Set back far enough to avoid most of the nightime bar music and related noise. So i returned in 2017 for a business trip and was not disappointed. Lovely gardens

    Reviewed October 25, 2017
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Brian from India
    Couple
    Garden Facing Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Great Location, Great Staff, and Great Effort”

    Staff, Location, Accomodations

    Despite all the challenges that Nepal has faced in 2015, the Kathmandu Guest House staff remains hopeful. Their hope was contagious. They had nearly completed all of their renovations and repairs following the earthquake in 2015. Everyone was very helpful and accommodating. They quickly helped us arrange day trips, taxis, etc. They told us about many great restaurants within walking distance of our room. We really hope to stay at Kathmandu Guest House again one day.

    Reviewed January 05, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Robert from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

    Beautiful relaxing hotel”

    Great location, very beautiful, relaxing

    Very relaxing and comfortable hotel after a long and exhausting trek. Good food, good location, and a very nice place to sit in the garden and read all day, or lay in bed and watch tv. Just what I needed.

    Reviewed January 01, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Juha-Matti from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in July 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.

    Reviewed July 17, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Steven from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Centrally Located”

    Friendly staff, cheapest in house hotel shopping arcade and clean

    Stayed for two nights before my trek and three days after. My room was a budget room, you pay for what you get but I found it comfortable. Bed was OK, Bathroom was small with shower very close to the toilet itself but compared to where I’d come from it was great to have a HOT shower. WiFi in room was slow but it worked for me. Would I stay here again, yes maybe in a better room. Location was great close to supermarket and large variety of shops and restaurants. Hotel Restaurant was good, lots of variety on menu and good coffees. Breakfast was good as well.

    Reviewed January 19, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Steven from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

    Excellent location”

    Friendly staff, cheapest in house hotel shopping arcade and clean

    Stayed for two nights before my trek and three days after. My room was a budget room, you pay for what you get but I found it comfortable. Bed was OK, Bathroom was small with shower very close to the toilet itself but compared to where I’d come from it was great to have a HOT shower. WiFi in room was slow but it worked for me. Would I stay here again, yes maybe in a better room. Location was great close to supermarket and large variety of shops and restaurants. Hotel Restaurant was good, lots of variety on menu and good coffees. Breakfast was good as well.

    Reviewed January 07, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Anthony from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe New Wing
    Stayed 7 nights in June 2013

    Friendly, family hotel in the middle of Katmandu.”

    Location, price, friendliness. Very happy with stay and will return.

    Items for improvement: Breakfast buffet was boring and same everyday. Stale bread all five days. Very attentive staff. Excellent location. 5 minutes to get hot water every morning and low cold water pressure.

    Reviewed June 18, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Catherine from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    Lovely oasis from bustling city streets”

    Location, atmosphere, food

    Although this is one of the more expensive places to stay in Kathmandu, this guest house is a serene escape from crazy busy Thamel. The rooms are comfortable, but not any better than most budget places and the shower is average. What you're paying for when you stay here are the seclusion and surroundings- the buildings and gardens are simply beautiful and the food is delicious. It's close to tourist attractions and other great cafes and restaurants.

    Reviewed February 21, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    David from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe New Wing
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

    Service has improved out of sight;Awesome new wing”

    Deluxe rooms are Beautiful, location can't be beaten, well established brand

    i stayed in a deluxe room here and had a lovely stay. the showers are awesome, service is great. the kathmandu guest house is an institution, and it would be easy for management and staff alike to become complacent; a few years back i felt they may have. on this stay however i was delighted at the friendliness of the staff which made for a comfortable stay. i was however disappointed with the travel agent/trekking agent situated near the atm. they charged me ridiculous prices for flights and visa services. i'll never do business with them again. they may not even be affiliated with kgh (i hope not). all in all a great 3 days with this mainstay guest house.

    Reviewed February 20, 2013
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