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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the sparkling turtle for 3 days this summer 2016. From the beginning all the young stuff took care of us and we could enjoy our stay in Kàtmandhu talking, sharing experiences and having fun. They helped us to take a bus ticket, call a taxi, and they know information about things to do around Kàtmandhu The rooms...

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

Dear Jordi & Alba, 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. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guest. We wish you all the best...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

i stayed at the sparkling turtle for a few nights and felt instantly very welcome the man who picked me up from the airport was lovely despite having stood in the rain for an hour waiting for my flight to arrive :/ the staff were helpful and immediately like friends to me and the other guests, theyre extremely caring and...

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

Namaste Emma, Thank you for choosing The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel for your recent stay in Kathmandu, It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We are glad to know that you have such a good time staying with us. Thank you again for your valuable time for writing such a wonderful review for us. We hope to...

Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I stayed here for just more than a month this year (2016). I would really recommend staying here to anyone. The rooms were great, plenty of room and really clean and the facilities, more generally, were great. The living room/social space is really large which offered me the ability to socialise or get some work done if I liked. The...

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

Namaste Alison, Thank you for choosing our hostel while your recently visit to Kathmandu and Thank you again for your wonderful review and recommendation. We're glad to know that you liked our room,social space,staffs and our facilities. We promise to keep it up and hope to see you again in future and wish you all the best in your personal...

Reviewed 1 August 2016

I spent a month in Nepal this past April and wanted a home base in Kathmandu for my trekking. I found this place. The area is really special as it is near the monkey temple - easily one of my favorite places in Nepal, and a world heritage site. I would go to the temple every day if I could....

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

Dear Denise, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, Thank you for choosing our hostel and staying with us on your recently visit in Nepal. We would like to thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your valuable review and we are glad to know that you feel like princess staying with us. We wish...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Hostel is a 30-40 minutes walk to the center. The monkey temple (Swayambhunath) is very close and you will have a beautiful view. They are offering a airport transfer, but actually, it is well to expensive. Use a taxi or the public bus. The stuff is very nice and friendly. Especially the bathroom could be cleaner. The whole floor...

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

Dear Guest, 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 would like to respect your suggestion and hope to serve you better in future. We wish you all...

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

An extreme friendly staff.. great rooms and very cosy athmosphere! Loved being there!! They helped us with all our other arrangments. A more relaxing neighbourhood than the crowded city center. I would definitly go back!

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

Dear Marlies, 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 staying with us. Thank you again for choosing our hostel while your recently visit in Nepal. We wish you all the best...

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The Sparkling Turtle is a really nice hostel to stay in Kathmandu. The staff is very kind and helpfull! The athmosphere is warm and friendly, the feeling of being at home... We had a really nice stay! We would definitly go back there!!

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

Dear Stefanie, 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 feel like being at home while staying with us. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and looking forward to welcome...

Reviewed 29 July 2016

When I flew in to Kathmandu, the guys from Sparkling Turtle organised a taxi to pick me up in order to avoid the hectic crowds trying to pick you up outside the airport. On arrival they were extremely friendly, had a beer with me and cooked some delicious and cheap Nepali cuisine. They have great food and a bar in...

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

Dear Chante , 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 and The Trekking we organized for you. It was our pleasure to have drink together. We wish you...

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed there for 2 days.its so nice hostel in Kathmandu.location is perfect.they have very good Wi-Fi and very nice rooms.room are kept clean bathroom is pretty clean amezing food quality with free breakfast they have very nice mini bar inside the reception.very peaceful area.i loved it.great staff, specially thanks to Mr ajeet, he is very helpful guy.i recommend keep...

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

Dear Ankit, Namaste and warm greeting from The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel, We would like to thank you very much for your review and recommendation . 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...

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...

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $13 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
“Lower floors will stay dark a bit longer in the morning, but also cooler in the summer!”
 of 5 bubbles 339marib, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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