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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

"This place has a great vibe."

Michelle - November 22, 2018
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The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Swoyambhu-15,Manang Gumba. Buddha Park, Swayambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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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

7.8

Very good

Location rating score

1.76 kilometers from city center
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Kathmandu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 954 Kathmandu properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.1
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
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Standard Balcony
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  • Room size: 170 m²/1830 ft²
  • Nature view
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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Male Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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        4 Bed Share Mixed
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        Frequently asked questions

        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 that's close to the hostel. 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?

        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.

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        9/10
        Service score
        9.1/10
        Room size
        30 sqm.
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        Overall rating:

        8.8

        Excellent
        73 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.2
        Facilities
        8.2
        Location
        7.8
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        What travelers say they love:
        Great view from the roof!
        Korey from Canada
        Solo traveler
        More about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

        More about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

        Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Kathmandu. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        The facilities and services provided by The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, postal service, taxi service.

        Guests can choose from 12 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel hits the spot in many ways.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast

        1 mention

        Housekeeping

        1 mention

        What they offer

        10.0

        Exceptional

        "Really great hostel."

        Marius

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        January 12, 2019

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        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)
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        Mar - May (2)
        Jun - Aug (1)
        Sep - Nov (6)
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        Showing 15 verified guest comments
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Michelle from United States
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        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
        Mixed Dormitory
        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
        Mixed Dormitory
        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
        Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
        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
        Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
        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
        Mixed Dormitory
        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
        Mixed Dormitory
        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
        Mixed Dormitory
        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
        4 Bed Share Mixed
        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
        Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
        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
        Mixed Dormitory
        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
        Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
        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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