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Happiness Guest House 1

by David Ways. Updated on March 12th, 2015.
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Happiness Guest House 1

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Budget Guest House just a few minutes walk from the stupa in Boudhanath

Happiness Guest House 1 offers good value rooms with free breakfast & parking in a quiet location that’s still very close to the stupa

Happiness Guest House 1 Rating: 4.0/5 ★★★★☆

Facilities include:  Luggage storage   WiFi  – Parking  – En-suites 
Address: Boudhanath, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1- 491 4821
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Happiness Guest House 1

Happiness Guest House 1: a good budget choice in Boudhanath

Previously known as Happy Valley Guest House, Happiness Guest House 1 is located on a small street north of the of the stupa in Boudhanth. It’s a very easy walk to get to it from the stupa but see below for direction tips.

With 28 rooms there’s a lot to choose from which is a big plus in Boudhanath. There’s a nice little garden, a Chinese / Tibetan / Nepalese restaurant and free parking for those with vehicles. Most of the guest house has had a renovation since the new owners took over the running of it which in Nepal means everything work quite well!

This is peacefully social guest house with plenty of opportinities to meet other guests or to simply get on and do you own thing.

Rooms & staff

Rooms at Happiness Guest House 1

Choose your room carefully and you’ll do well here

Rooms in Happiness 1 differ greatly so do ask to see you room before checking in. Some are far too small and usually given as “single” rooms. During off season simply ask to see a larger room. Likewise the views can change from concrete wall to garden. The decor is typically Nepalses but everything is clean with tiled floors and the beds are comfortable.

Bathrooms are above average for Nepal with the renovated rooms coming out trumps. The staff in Happiness Guest House 1 are extremely nice which really adds to the whole atmosphere of a enjoyable stay.

There are air conditioned rooms but value for money on these does not seem great at all. Stick with the standard rooms.


Happiness Guest House 1 offers a quiet location with comfortable budget rooms and helpful staff. Compared to others nearby it’s a notch above them.

Travel Tip:

Finding Happiness Guest House 1 can be tricky if you are just arriving. My advice is to locate their sister guest house the more expensive Happiness Guest House which is right beside the stupa on the north west section. From there someone will show you the way!.

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Room prices I was quoted

There’s no off-season or peak season change in prices. Here are the main difference between the rooms and their pricing in USD.

  • Single: $16 – Fan, free breakfast
  • Double: $20 – Fan, free breakfast, desk/chair
  • Suite: $40 – A/C, free breakfast, desk/chair

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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