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Freak Street (Jhhonchen Tole)

Kathmandu, Nepal
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This area was once a thriving center for bargaining, eating and meeting other travelers; these days it's become quiet due to the popularity of the nearby Thamel district.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good14%
  • Average49%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4247684
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Reviewed yesterday

Reportedly, Freak Street visited by Bob Marley, the Beatles and Jimi Henrix. Multiple sweat shops and bars. Interesting to visit.

Thank georgiadoc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting place to visit, tucked away a little with shops of interest and tourists galore checking this place out

Thank Jen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked through this street on my way to the nearby Durbar Square. There weren’t any shops that appealed to me but it was interesting to walk through a street with history. There were various clothing shops, tattoo shops, and restaurants.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It usmt have been something in its hayday...but now just a block...but close to many other things so worth a look.

Thank Patpv
Reviewed 3 June 2017

the area may be rich in history but now is just another tourist trap street in another capital city and has no charm at all unless you like drinking in overpriced theme bars.

Thank monkey-face-mouse
Reviewed 24 April 2017

It was a must to visit based on it's history, but its not what it use to be. Still go take a look. The hippies changed, there are not the backpackers anymore, but still has shops and restaurants, bars.

Thank Yanka_12
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Hukka Bars, Tattoo Shop, Tourist handicraft shops. Located near by Basantapur durbar square which is best palace do dine out for launch or dinner with groups.

Thank shakyasayar
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This street is nothing special. Some shops, bars and restaurants. Came walking from Thamel, 10 minutes later went back to Thamel again.

Thank Nasitrassi
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Unless our local guide had not told us the stories about Freak St. we would not have noticed anything different from any other normal street elsewhere in Nepal. Just an average street with the usual stores and such. Knowing the history was interesting and of...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The favorite story about this place is about how Jimmy Hendrix hang out here in the 70s. Now its like many streets in Kathmandu with the exception of the many guest houses here. Staying on Freak Street means you don't have to pay to see...More

Thank azli j
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