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Kathmandu Guest House

by David Ways. Updated on May 11th, 2015.
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Review Summary:

Kathmandu Guest House
An iconic hotel in Kathmandu that its very name is used as a reference point
PROS -Very quiet and peaceful location. Facilities. Atmosphere. Restaurants are of a high standard. CONS - Price is above average. ATM not always working. Some rooms need work. USD $20-160
Hotel Review: Kathmandu Guest House
Written by: David Ways
Date Published: 03/12/2015
8.8 / 10 Author Rating

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Kathmandu Guest House

One of the first and one of the best places to stay in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Guest House is such an iconic hotel in Kathmandu that its very name is used as a reference point for finding your way around the Thamel area.

With over 140 rooms ranging from extreme budget to high-end it’s got something for everyone. Including a shopping arcade, restaurants, courtyard, bar and all important generators for Nepal’s frequent power outages.

The guest house is split into 3 main sections according to budget. Each section is neatly joined together with well decorated corridors adorned with Nepalese art. Do take note that the guest house does charge the full 13% VAT and 10% service charge in its bars/restaurants.

Perhaps its best part of Kathmandu Guest House is that it’s far away from all the noise of Thamel and even has it’s own ATM in the courtyard area.

Rooms & staff

Deluxe room at Kathmandu Guest House

Deluxe room at Kathmandu Guest House

The rooms vary widely offering more choices than most people are comfortable with. It’s a case of too much choice is a bad thing. But if you like taking your time looking over room then you’ll feel right at home.

The good news is that all the rooms are of good quality, very clean and offer comfortable beds, nice decor along with top-notch service.The bathrooms are large and clean with no shortage of hot water.

With rooms from USD$2 (yes, really) to $160 Kathmandu Guest House keeps everything in top shape. Yes, the budget rooms are very basic. A bed. That’s it. And, you can’t book them online. They are for walk in customers only and are often booked out for weeks in advance.

Step up your budget and you’ll start to get TV’s, ensuite, A/C, garden views and some really comfortable rooms. Are some of them overpriced? Yes, but shop around below for a good deal and it’s worth it as often have online special offers.

I found the staff professional, courteous and well trained with a good knowledge of what to do in Kathmandu.


Kathmandu Guest House is one of the original Guest Houses in Kathmandu. Set way back in its own courtyard it’s also one of the most relaxing guest houses to stay in.

The only hic-up is that there are too many rooms to choose from that differ slightly from each other. Then again, maybe that’s why people keep coming back!

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Room prices I was quoted

Here are the main difference between the rooms and their pricing. All prices here include taxes.

  • $2-8 shared w/c walkin customers only
  • $58+ Deluxe – A/C, breakfast included
  • $90+ Deluxe View – A/C breakfast included, large bed and room
  • $160+ Garden Views – A/C breakfast included, bathtub, large bed and room

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Looking for more hotels in Kathmandu? No problem there are plenty more on my Kathmandu hotels page to choose from

All hotel stays have been paid for personally with no knowledge from the hotel owner that their accommodation was being reviewed