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“Good place, but better value elsewhere” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Elbrus Home
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Candolim, India
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Good place, but better value elsewhere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

Rooms are ok and clean enough. Staff is quite friendly. Nice public area.

A bit pricey for what it is, better value can be found elsewhere in Kathmandu.

A bit of a problem booking online (have experienced this elsewhere as well), so make sure you re-confirm by email a day or two before coming in.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Thank FuzzyHatJono
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Southern California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

Elbrus Home was a haven in Kathmandu. The owner, Khem, is a wonderfully gracious host and very helpful and kind. He is well connected in Thamel and was able to gratefully help us in many ways, often personally. The rooms are large and fairly clean and when we were a bit cold, he offered us the portable space heater which quickly warmed up our room. A computer for internet and wireless were wonderful as we had some picture backup and blog updating to do and the large included breakfasts were tasty with endless milk tea. Khem even gave us a blessing and a scarf when we left and we would be happy to recommend Elbrus to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank aj_betrothed
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2010

The service given by Khem and his staff (Raj and Ali) is nothing short of fantastic! It was like staying with friends. The room and bathroom were clean and breakfast was very good (and as Khem said "Served whenever you get up")
I have never experienced this level of service and interest from a hotel manager anywhere in the world and I have been to 53 countries.
We loved Nepal and hope to go back and will certainly stay here next time.

Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank BDZ26
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Heidelberg, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2010

- They can organize things but you can get it cheaper if you do it by yourself
And they are not here for you if something turns bad with what they organized (which was the case for us!)
- Food is good, the breakfast is great
- Rooms are ok if you do not have any high demand (but could be cleaner)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsTata
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Augsburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

Khem, the manager, was very friendly, but after a while we figured out that he is running for commission and isn't that honest as we thought. We booked three nights via internet, but after arrival he said he would be full and we have to go to another place. But we had to pay the full amount, but the other hotels charged just the half price. So half of the money goes into his pockets. Take care!
If we asked for flight tickets to Bangkok, he called the office downstairs and added 100 US on top of the amount. So take care of this guy.
And: the terrace is quite noisy, so could cannot enjoy it...

There are a lot better places for better money in Kathmandu.

Best is the location: The fire and ice pizzeria is across the street.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank gnomad2010
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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2010

This is a great place to stay in a great location. The staff here are super friendly and the owner (who speaks perfect English) goes out of his way to make sure you have a great stay.

Its easy to see why Elbrus Home was voted the No1 Hostel in Nepal in 2009 by Hostelworld.com!

The rooms are spacious and clean, and come with an ensuite. The beds are comfortable and you dont have to share them with ants, as in other hostels we have experienced. The rooms could have done with a fan, as when we arrived, it was very humid.

Free breakfast and free wifi!! (Or the use of the owners computer).

There is a huge sun deck with tables and chairs, and a smaller sitting area inside.

All in all, very good value for money, we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kornspitz
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

elbrus is a good, clean hostel. the owner is very helpfull. he helped me to set up a trip around kathmandu (about 30$). he also picked me from the airport ( 5$ ).

rooms are clean, there is internet. The hostel is placed in a busy area, and it is quite noisy in the night.
good place for a short stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steczko
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Property: Elbrus Home
Address: Thamel | Golkopacka, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elbrus Home, formerly known as Kathmandu Tourist Bungalow, was established in 2003. The hostel lies in the hub of the tourist center Thamel. It is located nearby several supermarkets, bus stations, travel and trekking agencies, restaurants and bars, bookshops, and internet cafes. In addition, most embassies are easily accessible from the guesthouse. Rooms offer twin size and king size beds, a television, hot shower, and western style toilets. Guests can enjoy mountain top views from the rooftop terrace, while enjoying a refreshing meal from the restaurant. Staff is on service 24 hours a day and can help guests book sightseeing tours, safari and rafting trips, trekking, and mountaineering. ... more   less 
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