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Dragon Guest House

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

Dragon Guest House
Serving budget travelers to Boudhanath for many years
PROS - Location. Garden. CONS - Noise from dogs at night. USD $4-$10
Hotel Review: Dragon Guest House
Written by: David Ways
Date Published: 03/12/2015
8.4 / 10 Author Rating

Let’s look inside

Dragon Guest HouseDragon Guest House has been around for years serving budget travelers to Boudhanath many a nights stay. It’s located behind Shechen Monastery it’s less than 5 minutes walk from the fabled Boudha stupa.

The guest house is run by Lama Angkiel of Muktinath along with his family. The family live in the guest house along with some long-term guests that often include people studying buddhism, meditation or yoga.

There’s a small shaded garden outside where you can sit and eat from the vegetarian menu selection or simply let the day pass with a good book.

Rooms & staff

The rooms at the Dragon Guest House are basic but clean. Shared and attached bathrooms are available so do check them out. Rooms with views over the garden offer something brighter than most. Noise from the neighbourhood dogs at night is a real problem though. Bring ear plugs.

Expect hot water only during the day (late afternoon is best).


You can’t really beat the price at Dragon Guest House. Couple that with the location, cleanliness, free wifi, and friendliness to tick many of the requirements on a budget travelers list. Due to it’s price and location it’s often booked out during the peak season. So do call ahead!

Room prices I was quoted

There are off season and peak season rates here. Peak season can see rooms go up to USD $10 but it depends on how busy it gets. Off season rates can be under USD $4 with some bargaining. Long term rates are also available.


Address: Located behind Shechen Monastery.

Tel: +-977-1-4479562

Map to Dragon Guest House

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