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the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel

Swoyambhu -15, Kimdole Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal


We are an independent Canadian operated Backpackers Hostel located in the heart of the sacred and mystical town of Swoyambhu (MONKEY TEMPLE) Kathmandu. The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel offers a unique opportunity to live amongst Holy Monkeys and to experience the vibrant chanting of the Monks prayers from the many monasteries that surround Swoyambhu.We offer clean, affordable and safe accommodations for all those who have come to explore the endless beauty that Nepal has to offer. You will find a friendly and comfortable atmosphere to connect with and share stories amongst other travelers.After a long day of sightseeing and traveling come and relax in our Chill out Cafe . We have an Nepali infused style European BBQ and a salad bar designed by our European Chef, as we know that it can be challenging to consistently eat local foods. A definite refresher for those who are traveling long term through Nepal and India!Our Cafe includes locally grown Boutique Coffee, international and local selection of a wide variety of premium Teas, Wines and Beers.We can arrange for in-expensive airport pick up, please let us know 24 hours in advance with full name , flight number, airline name, time and date.The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers hostel features include:Free Linens Free BreakfastFree Luggage storageTravel deskWi-FiEuropean style washing machineBack up light facilities whiles no electricity in town.Please note that we have a cancellation policy of 48 hoursDeluxe Twin Private Ensuite NRs 1250 Per person Per night Standard 3 Bed Mixed Drom Ensuite NRS 550 Per person Per nightStandard 3 Bed mixed Drom NRS 400 Per person Per night Standard 4 Bed mixed Drom NRS 350 Per person Per night Basic 5 Bed Mixed Drom NRS 325 Standard 4 Bed Mixed Drom Ensuite NRS 550 Per person Per night Breakfast IncludedFacilities24 Hour Reception24 Hour SecurityBarBBQBicycle Motorbike car ParkingBreakfast IncludedCafeCommon RoomCurrency ExchangeFree Internet AccessFree ParkingFree WiFiLaundry FacilitiesLinen IncludedLockersLuggage StorageOutdoor TerraceParkingPostal ServiceRestaurantTours/Travel DeskTowels IncludedWashing machineCheck-In/Out DetailsEarliest check-in: 14:00Latest Check-out: 12:00


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Best hostel in Kathmandu”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on October 01, 2019

Sparkling Turtle was the without a doubt the best hostel I stayed in during my travels in Nepal this summer. Hostels that are more expensive, dirtier, less comfortable and less welcoming than...

“The best Hostel!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 25, 2019

I do this review especially for Bishal, the receptionist, always available, smiling and very nice, a true friend! the hotel is clean and you can eat very well, the best tea I've ever drunk. Thanks...

“Safe and peaceful”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 11, 2019

I love staying at this hostel. Affordable price, peaceful location, great terrace view, safe place to stay! I was staying in 4 bed dormitory for 6 nights and was feeling good here. There is also a...


We do have airport pick up so you can avoid unnecessary hassle which is common at Kathmandu Airport!! The Airport Pick up cost Nrs 800 which you can share with your Friend (Up to three people). If you arrive at Night time the charge would be NRs 1200. If you come yourself, Please beware of Airport/Taxi touts as they will try to convenience you we do not exist as they get paid to bring you to there friends guest house. Please note we do exist and you can call us any time+977 9813 56 4272 and we can give the taxi directions and we can pick you up any where in SwoyambhuIf you are coming from the airport the easiest way is:Catch a prepaid taxi in the airport to either Buddha park (ring road) Swoyambhu, Near 3 large Golden Buddha Statues.You can easily get the taxi to phone us or you can call from any shop and we will come to pick you up . We are about 2 mins from Buddha parkOur number is +977 9813 56 4272 Or You can still can go to our meeting point in Kimdole Taxi Stand, call us and we will come to pick you up.We are located near Bhuddha park Swoyambhu ,(10 mins from Monkey Temple main entrance & 5 mins from the Kimdole taxi stand. )We conveniently have a MEETING POINT in front of KImdole Taxi Stand where are staff will gladly receive you. Direction when taking a TAXIAirport to the MEETING POINT * 50 mins Kalanki to the MEETING POINT * 40 mins Thamel to the MEETING POINT * 20 mins * 30-35 mins WALK (Save some money :)Swoyambhu main entrance (Bhagwan Paau) to the MEETING POINT*5-7 mins approx (Walk)Please feel free to email/contact us for airport pick uptsthostel@gmail.com


24 hours cancellation.

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