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Kathmandu - HI Thamel Hostel

Hostel is situated in the heart of downtown Kathmandu Valley.

61 %

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What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Socialising
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Culture

Hostel rating (4)

61 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 85%
Cleanliness 35%
Location 75%
Security 80%
Service 50%
Comfort 40%

Green rating



when I checked in, my online reservation and confirmation could not be found. I eventually got a room with filthy linen, about 40% of the walls with fungus, 30% of the floor with water from the leaking tabs in the bathroom. No hot water for a shower. The Wifi internet connection was poor. The tour operator only opened his doors once on my arrival, after that always closed. I traveled for 5 month through South America and always stayed with HI, because of the cleanliness and the super staff.


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Thu 30 Apr 2015

No pude estar mas tiempo porque por la falta de limpieza tuve un problema respiratorio. Ahora vuelvo a kathmandu y tengo que buscar hotel. Estoy en pokhara y no utilice el servicio de hostelling para no pasar por la misma experiencia. Verifiquen la calidad de sus albergues y si no estan en condiciones no le den la representación. Yo fui alla x que pense que habia un esquema de trabajo bajo la marca. Veo que me equivoque


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Fri 17 Apr 2015

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


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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

No problem with Hi Hostel Kathmandu . Its was like my house. Thanks to Kathmandu Hi Hostel staff and the team.


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gyan prakash,

Wed 17 Dec 2014