Kathmandu HI Thamel hostel is operated by the Nepal youth hostel council. This hostel is established according to the philosophy and principals of Hosteling international (HI). It provides quality budget accommodation in safe, clean and friendly surroundings at an affordable price for the international and domestic guest and traveller.

The hostel is situated in the heart of downtown Kathmandu Valley where banks, hospitals and a department store are located nearby. One of the famous Royal palaces, Basantpur Durbar Square, is close-by to the hostel. We also help customers to book mountain flights, rafting, hiking, bungee jumping and other extra activities which you should not miss while visiting Nepal.

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Good to have some ex-high school students as temporary staff. Job training & opportunities for them.


Avatar for Lai


Mon 09 Mar 2015

very well located but poorly maintained and managed , staff is friendly all equipment's are broken like water heaters , housekeeping is poor cleaning seems to really lazy I stayed 5 days after my 2nd night I asked to clean room , she said she is sick can’t do and she keep watching tv , water heater did not work , toilets are really unclean , smelly I guess no cleaning products are used anywhere on property . so always smell bad , no clean drinking water available


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Sun 01 Mar 2015