Bhaktapur

Budget Guesthouse Reviews: Nepal

Our family of 5 stay in the following guesthouses during our travels in Nepal. Here is what we thought of our accommodation.

Lumbini

Lumbini Village Lodge

It was hot in Lumbini, Nepal during our visit. And the country was running on rolling black outs because of a lack of electricity. This meant there was no A/C and no fans for a good portion of the day or night, depending on when the blackouts occurred.

Lumbini Village Lodge had a generator for some lights at night, but without a fan, it was dang hot. There was no hot water, but given the heat, a cold shower didn’t feel so bad. Towels and sheets were provided, which isn’t always a given in this part of the world.

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We rented bikes from them to ride around the monuments.

Cleanliness ****
Wifi ** (when there was electricity)
Room size *****
Host ****
What we paid: 900 NPR (around 9 USD) for a triple and 700 NPR (around 7 USD) for a double

Recommend to others: Yes, despite the heat and lack of electricity which weren’t the hotel’s fault. We could have spent more for a hotel with a more powerful generator, but we were only staying one night, so we just dealt with the discomfort

Pokhara

Global Inn

This was the nicest place we stayed in Nepal. It was very clean with sheets and towels provided. The showers were hot and had adequate pressure. Arriving here after several rough travel days, I proclaimed that I was never leaving.

Cleanliness *****
Wifi ***
Room size *****
Host ****
What we paid: 2500 NPR (25 USD) for 2 rooms

Recommend to others: Yes

Kathmandu

Kathmandu Resort Hotel

We arrived in Kathmandu without a reservation.  We stopped in a couple of places that were full. We were tired after a long bus ride from Pokhara and didn’t want to lug our bags around for very long. So we decided to stay at Kathmandu Resort Hotel for one night, even though it was over our budget.

The room was fairly clean and the shower was hot, if you didn’t take a long shower. Towels and sheets were provided. The beds were soft spring mattresses, which was exciting for us since most of the beds in our price range tended to be firm foam mattresses.

Cleanliness ****
Wifi ***
Room size *****
Host ***
What we paid: 4000 NPR (40 USD) for a double and a triple

Recommend to others: No, there are plenty of decent rooms in other hotel/guesthouses for a lower rate

Stupa Guest House

After our first night in Kathmandu, we moved to Stupa Guest House, which had been recommended by World Travel Family. The rooms were acceptable with sheets and towels provided, somewhat hard spring mattresses, and hot water in the 3rd floor shower.

But the real draw of Stupa Guesthouse is the family who run the place. The minute you meet Ram, you like him. He is friendly and helpful and loves getting to know his guests. We stayed for about a week and on our last night, he invited us to a home cooked meal.

Stupa Guest House

If that is not enough to convince you to stay here, check out the family’s dog. Jackie Chan greeted us each day after we returned from out explorations.

Cleanliness ****
Wifi ***
Room size *****
Host *****
What we paid: 2500 NPR (25 USD) for a double and a triple

Recommend to others: Yes, tell Ram and Jackie we say, hi!

Nagarkot

New Dragon Hotel

We stayed in a room with two double beds. The beds were hard and lacked top sheets. Only one towel was provided. But the room was cheap and the hotel had a balcony that overlooked the valley.

Nagarkot

Cleanliness ****
Wifi **
Room size ****
Host ***
What we paid: 1500 NPR (15 USD) for one room with two double beds

Recommend to others: Yes

Bhaktapur

Ajima

We searched around for a bit when were arrived in Baktaphur and settled on Ajima Guesthouse. To get to the room you have to walk through a shop. Upstairs we found small rooms with relatively comfortable foam beds and a shared bath. One towel per room was provided and no top sheet. Nothing special, but fine for our two-night stay in Baktaphur

Cleanliness ****
Wifi **
Room size ***
Host ***
What we paid: 2000 NPR (20 USD) for two triple rooms

Recommend to others: Yes

Nepal Budget Accomodation

*I have linked to Agoda for convenience, however, you can often get a better rate by just showing up or by contacting the guesthouse directly.

**Disclosure: I have an affliate account with Agoda and may get a few pennies, if you click on the links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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