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Hue, Vietnam
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I arrived in the Sparkling turtle in late evening after my plane. Far from the touristic Thamel, I was walking in a dark, desert, dead end street with an escort of curious (but harmless) stray dogs... I've been welcomed by the staff "this is your room, chill and take a rest, the check in can wait tomorrow'. I found a...

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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Axel, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome you again as you...

Reviewed 21 June 2016

If you're not much into touristic places, like to relaxe a bit after a busy day (after visiting the old town or Thamel), if you like to meet nice people or if you just like to spend a nice morning watching the sunrise right from monkey temple - this hostel is exactly the right place to stay. Most Nepali guides...

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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Steff, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome you again for the...

Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Hey guys!! You search a place quiet ? You search a place where you filling good ? You want a friendly guesthouse where you can meet many other foreigner and where the staff take care of you ??? The sparkling turtle is here for you !!!! Not to far the monkey temple, 45mn by walk to go to thamel (...

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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Diane, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. hope you are having good time in India.Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us in our hostel. Hope to see you again soon at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Best Regards, Pawan Thapa-On behalf of...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The Hostel is nice, with chill vibes and a friendly atmosphere. Far enough away from Thamel that it's peaceful and still close enough to walk there (if you don't want to walk there are mini busses going every few mins for 20 rupees). Food is good as well. Gas shower on premises and wifi is free. Want to give a...

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Graham, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about our staffs, atmosphere, food and shower are highly appreciated. Wish you all the best in your personal endeavor and hope to see you again. Regards,

Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

A friend & I travelled to Nepal last month and as a part of our time away, we spent a few days staying at this hostel. It's a cheap cab ride to Thamel. The rooms were very clean and tidy, our bathroom was also nice. Staff were all exceptional, very helpful and friendly. Recommend highly, great value!

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Justin Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about hostel,staffs,room and bathroom are highly appreciated as they empower us to continue quality services. Wish you all the best and hope to see you again. Regards, The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers...

Reviewed 2 June 2016

This place absolutely freaking rules! It is in the most ideal location of Kathmandu for getting around. It is right down the hill from the Monkey Temple, which is one of the main site seeing places in Kathmandu, if not the main one. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and accommodative. The hostel is right next to the ring...

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Ashton, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about our hostel,location,owner and staffs are truely appreciated. Wish you all the best and Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The sparkling turtle is nothing less but the coolest hostel in Kathmandu. The staff there is super friendly and helpfull. They will make sure you feel as good as home and will do everything they can to make your stay an enjoyable experience.

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Mathieus, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your wonderful moments at our hostel. Your positive feedbacks about our hostel and staffs are truely appreciated. Looking forward to see you in future.

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel close to Monkey temple. The stuff is really nice and helpfull, thez make nice food, all services or organization was without problem, the rooms are also good. Its situated arround 30 -40 minutes from Thamel so maybe better for people who prefer more calm place.

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The Sparkling T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Namaste Martina, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Hope to see you again soon at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Regards,...

Cordoba, Argentina
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Next to the monkey temple in a nice neighbourhood, 30 or 45 min walk from the busy Thamel. Being here 2 times, always met incredible people and the stuff alwayd very friendly and helpful with organazing any trek or any thing you need to organize.

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Hope to see you again soon at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Best...

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this hostel, the staff is amazing, so helpful and friendly. The beds were really nice too, and it's in a quiet nice area away from all the kaos down in Thamel. My friend was in the hospital and the staff was so helpful and nice, doing everything they could to help, appreciate that :)

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Pawan T, Manager at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from The Sparkling Turtle. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and delighted to hear that you had a good experience during your recent stay with us. Your positives feed backs are greatly admired as they empower us to continue quality services. Hope to see you again soon at The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel. Best...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Address: Swoyambhu -15 | Buddha Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Price Range: $14 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Great place to meet people. Good atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles ljad, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I got a private room and felt like a backpacking princess. Ask for it. It's on the first (bottom) floor.”
 of 5 bubbles R3320DEdenised, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation is so cheap in Nepal that I would recommend "splashing out" on the few extra dollars for a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 303chant_f, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles AshtonCaton, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are good but the private deluxe ensuite is a great room on the second floor with its own balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 782joshd, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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