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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel
The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel
The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel
The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel
The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel
The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel
The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

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8.3

Excellent

25 reviews

25 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 1.76 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Swayambhunath Temple 550 m
Hanuman Dhoka 2.5 km
Kathmandu Durbar Square 2.5 km
Thamel 2.7 km
Garden of Dreams 3.0 km
Kumari Chowk 3.1 km
Pashupatinath Temple 6.3 km
The Crematoria 6.3 km
Boudhanath Stupa 7.6 km
Kopan Monastery 8.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Swoyambhu Dental 130 m
Kalyan Dental 140 m
The Natural History Museum 200 m
Himalaya Sherpa Herbs Clinic & SoRig Masssge 200 m
abc 260 m
Swoyambhu Buspark 360 m
ManMohan Hospital 360 m
Swayambhu Environmental Park 380 m
ktm metropolitan community city health clinic 400 m
Swayambhunath Temple 550 m

The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Halchowk Marg-05, Nagarjun, Kathmandu, Nepal, Swayambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Swayambhu part of Kathmandu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Boudhanath Stupa. Restaurant and fitness center are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

550 meters to Swayambhunath Temple

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Fitness center

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kathmandu every 28 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportTribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Distance to airport7.6 km

Rooms available at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 180 m²/1938 ft²
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Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
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              4 Beds
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                  Frequently asked questions

                  How much does it cost to stay at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

                  What time is check-in and check-out at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                  How do I get to The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 9 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kathmandu with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

                  Is breakfast offered at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. There's an additional charge of 1 USD for adults and 1 USD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

                  What is the smoking policy at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

                  What restaurants are nearby The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel’s neighborhood is Swayambhu which includes popular restaurants such as Swayambhu Cafe, Fine grains bakery and Best Choice Bakery.

                  What are popular attractions near The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel’s location in the Swayambhu neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Swayambhunath Temple, The Natural History Museum and Swayambhu Environmental Park.

                  What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel?

                  The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel’s nearby natural sights include Nagarjun Forest Reserve and Halchok Danda located in the same Swayambhu area.

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                  What people love about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

                  • 10

                    Exceptional
                    Location

                    "Rad artwork, great location by swayambu with a view of the monkey temple from the rooftop, great chills areas, bar and restaurant, really hospitable staff."

                    Emily

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                    June 24, 2019

                  • 10

                    Exceptional

                    "Really great hostel."

                    Marius

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                    January 12, 2019

                  • 10

                    Exceptional

                    "This place has a great vibe."

                    Michelle

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                    November 22, 2018

                  Property ranking|Compared to 762 Kathmandu properties
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                  Value for money score
                  9.1/10
                  Service score
                  8.8/10
                  Cleanliness score
                  8.2/10
                  Room comfort score
                  7/10
                  Better than
                  97
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                  of Kathmandu properties
                  Better than
                  90
                  %
                  of Kathmandu properties
                  Better than
                  86
                  %
                  of Kathmandu properties
                  Better than
                  86
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                  Overall rating:

                  8.3

                  Excellent
                  25 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  8.2
                  Facilities
                  8.2
                  Location
                  7.8
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                  More about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

                  More about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

                  The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

                  Enjoy both relaxation and cultural exploration offered by Kathmandu at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel.
                  The superior services and facilities offered at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Kathmandu can be assisted with taxi, car hire and shuttle services available.
                  Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights.
                  Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.


                  Dining and things to do

                  Wake up with no worries at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
                  The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
                  The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. With the hostel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


                  Around the property

                  Venture outside the hostel and explore Kathmandu. Your journey through Kathmandu can be completed with a short shopping stop at Thamel located 2.7 km away.


                  Reasons to stay here

                  Verified reviews score this hostel higher than 96% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
                  This hostel's facilities score higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.
                  This hostel's staff and services score higher than 89% of accommodations in the city.

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                  Amenities and facilities
                  Excellent
                  Facilities

                  8.2

                  Most talked about facilities

                  Breakfast

                  1 mention

                  Housekeeping

                  1 mention

                  Languages spoken

                  • English

                  Internet access

                  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                  • Wi-Fi in public areas

                  Things to do, ways to relax

                  • Fitness center
                  • Garden
                  • Ticket services
                  • Tours

                  Cleanliness and safety

                  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

                  Dining, drinking, and snacking

                  • Bar
                  • BBQ facilities
                  • Coffee shop
                  • Restaurants
                  • Room service

                  Services and conveniences

                  • Cash withdrawal
                  • Currency exchange
                  • Daily housekeeping
                  • Dry cleaning
                  • Elevator
                  • Facilities for disabled guests
                  • Fireplace
                  • Laundry service
                  • Library
                  • Luggage storage
                  • Postal service
                  • Safety deposit boxes
                  • Smoke-free property
                  • Smoking area

                  For the kids

                  • Family room

                  Access

                  • Check-in [24-hour]
                  • Fire extinguisher
                  • Front desk [24-hour]
                  • Pets allowed
                  • Security [24-hour]

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer
                  • Bicycle parking
                  • Car park [free of charge]
                  • Car park [nearby]
                  • Car park [on-site]
                  • Rental car
                  • Shuttle service
                  • Taxi service
                  • Valet parking

                  Sports equipment rental

                  • Bicycle rental
                  Location
                  Halchowk Marg-05, Nagarjun, Kathmandu, Nepal, Swayambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600
                  Very good
                  Location

                  7.8

                  Airports

                  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
                    7.6 km 37 min drive
                  • Simara Airport (SIF)
                    68.3 km

                  Public transportation

                  • Thamel Bus Stop
                    2.7 km
                  • Shahid Gate Bus Stop
                    3.3 km

                  Hospital or clinic

                  • Swoyambhu Dental
                    130 m

                  Shopping

                  • Thamel
                    2.7 km

                  Convenience store

                  • Swornim General Store
                    1.7 km

                  Cash withdrawal

                  • ATM on-site
                  What's nearby

                  Popular landmarks

                  • Swayambhunath Temple
                    550 m
                  • Hanuman Dhoka
                    2.5 km
                  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
                    2.5 km
                  • Thamel
                    2.7 km
                  • Garden of Dreams
                    3.0 km
                  • Kumari Chowk
                    3.1 km
                  • Pashupatinath Temple
                    6.3 km
                  • The Crematoria
                    6.3 km
                  • Boudhanath Stupa
                    7.6 km
                  • Kopan Monastery
                    8.4 km

                  Nearby landmarks

                  • Swoyambhu Dental
                    130 m
                  • Kalyan Dental
                    140 m
                  • The Natural History Museum
                    200 m
                  • Himalaya Sherpa Herbs Clinic & SoRig Masssge
                    200 m
                  • abc
                    260 m
                  • Swoyambhu Buspark
                    360 m
                  • ManMohan Hospital
                    360 m
                  • Swayambhu Environmental Park
                    380 m
                  • ktm metropolitan community city health clinic
                    400 m
                  • Swayambhunath Temple
                    550 m
                  Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                  Property policies
                  Children and extra beds

                  Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                  All children are welcome.

                  Infant 0-2 year(s)
                  Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                  Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                  Children 3-12 year(s)
                  Must use an extra bed
                  If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                  Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
                  Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                  Others
                  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                  Some helpful facts

                  Check-in/Check-out

                  • Check-in from12:00
                  • Check-out until12:00

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer fee9 USD
                  • Distance from city center3 km

                  Extras

                  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1 USD

                  The property

                  • Number of rooms 12

                  Reviews of The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel from real guests

                  Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                  8.3
                  /
                  10
                  Excellent
                  Cleanliness8.2
                  Facilities8.2
                  Location7.8
                  Room comfort and quality7.0
                  Service8.8
                  Value for money9.1
                  High score for Kathmandu
                  Rating
                  9+ Exceptional (7)
                  8-9 Excellent (2)
                  7-8 Very Good (2)
                  6-7 Good (1)
                  <6 Below Expectation (3)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (2)
                  Jun - Aug (1)
                  Sep - Nov (6)
                  Dec - Feb (6)
                  All guests (25)
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                  Showing 15 verified guest comments
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Michelle from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

                  Favorite hostel”

                  I ended up unexpectedly spending a few extra days at the Turtle because I enjoyed the environment, other guests, and staff so much. This place has a great vibe. Though I haven't stayed in the Thamel area, I know just from visiting and shopping there that I greatly prefer the quieter location of Swayambhu. The manager Pawan is incredibly helpful, and all of the staff are also friendly and great. After my initial visit, I know the ST is the only place I will stay in Kathmandu.

                  Reviewed November 22, 2018

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Korey from Canada
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

                  Great people”

                  Really enjoyed my stay here. Glad I stumbled upon this place. Super friendly and helpful staff, and owners that are there everyday and can set you up with trekking rental gear, keep track of your trek if you want them to. Give you advice while on the trail or before. Solid common spaces allowing for guests to hang by themselves or socially. Great view from the roof! Wishing you sparkling turtles the best!!

                  Reviewed November 17, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Marius from Nepal
                  Couple
                  Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

                  Exceptional”

                  Really great hostel. We went during the off season with very few guests, but the personel mad us feel at home and became our friends. Very cold during winter due to no central heating in Kathmandu, and there are no heaters in the room cus of safety reasons

                  Reviewed January 12, 2019

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Matthew from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

                  hostel no. 1”

                  what else can you say about this place? best hostel in Kathmandu. awesome staff, friendly and warm environment. balconies galore. i will be back.

                  Reviewed April 07, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Emily from Thailand
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2019

                  A total gem of a hostel! ”

                  This is one of my favorite hostels 6ve ever stayed at! Rad artwork, great location by swayambu with a view of the monkey temple from the rooftop, great chills areas, bar and restaurant, really hospitable staff. An amazing find!

                  Reviewed June 24, 2019

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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Michaela from Slovakia
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

                  Best staff and location”

                  Staff,location,rooms

                  Location is great as you have straight feelmfor Nepal. Staff is very friendly will help you with anything you need.Rooms are clean,nice mattrases,great bathroom.

                  Reviewed October 30, 2015

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  KIN from Malaysia
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2018

                  Strongly recommended”

                  First choice for backpacker

                  Reviewed January 07, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Wang from China
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2017

                  Great value”

                  Neat and clean. Nice facilities and a cozy public room. Less than 15 min walking to the monkey temple. Enjoyed my stay!!!

                  Reviewed December 08, 2017

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                  5.2
                  ma from China
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2017

                  Not allowed to wash clothes by yourself”

                  It's the first time to be told that not allowed guests to wash clothes by themselves in hostel and have to use hostel's laundry service with charge. If washing by yourself, have to pay fine for that. The hot shower sometimes is good, can be 40 degree, but sometimes 30 only. I planed to stay for one month or more, but it's too difficult to accept the rules.

                  Reviewed January 19, 2017

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                  6.4
                  Good
                  Rodrigo from Argentina
                  Couple
                  Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

                  Really cold!”

                  Excellent staff. Decent breakfast. But the room was freezing. We stayed one week and we had to pay for a heater for every single night. Otherwise it would have been impossible to stay. The restaurant it’s ok but overpriced comparing the options outside.

                  Reviewed February 15, 2019

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                  6.0
                  nicolas from Argentina
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

                  Good”

                  gentle staff, take care, good food

                  Bad located, good staff

                  Reviewed February 16, 2016

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                  7.6
                  Very good
                  Emanuel from Argentina
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2019

                  Precio calidad bien”

                  Si bien es muy economico el desayuno que incluye es realmente malo. Omelet y tostadas mal hechas y el cafe mal colado, en fin un desayuno hecho sin ganas . cuidado con los monos

                  Reviewed June 01, 2019

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                  6.0
                  Renaud from France
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2020

                  Aucune réponse”

                  Cherchant à participer à un événement sur Kathmandou j'ai posé la question du lieu à l'établissement après avoir eu un doute. Je n'ai jamais eu de réponse. La réservation n'était pas annulable donc ce n'est pas ça le problème, simplement aucune communication malgré 3 messages envoyés.

                  Reviewed February 22, 2020

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  carsten from Italy
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

                  Top ”

                  Super nette und immer hilfsbereit ein tolles Hostel

                  Reviewed November 11, 2017

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                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Hua from China
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2019

                  猴庙附近”

                  很安静的地方,如果不是去泰米尔区路上灰尘大,,是个很好的住处,不太支持agoda

                  Reviewed December 15, 2019

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