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#28 of 35 guest houses in Patan (Lalitpur)
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Patan (Lalitpur), OYO 201 Durbar Guest House is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, OYO 201 Durbar Guest House makes it easy to enjoy the best of Patan (Lalitpur).

Guest rooms offer a desk and a seating area, and OYO 201 Durbar Guest House makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the guest house, including 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free public parking available nearby.

Close to some of Patan (Lalitpur)'s most popular landmarks, such as Bhimsen Temple (0.3 mi) and Baha Bahi (0.3 mi), OYO 201 Durbar Guest House is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out ai-la lounge.restaurant, one of the steakhouses that can be found in Patan (Lalitpur), which is a short distance from OYO 201 Durbar Guest House.

If you are interested in exploring Patan (Lalitpur), check out an art museum, such as Patan Museum.

OYO 201 Durbar Guest House is sure to make your visit to Patan (Lalitpur) one worth remembering.

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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Salon
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Convenience store
Gift shop
Shared kitchen
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Clothes rack
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2.0 of 5 stars
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English
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OrangeryBydSea wrote a review May 2010
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
my friend and i stayed at Durbar guest house in Patan for 3 days 2 nights, this guest house is near Durbar square and temples,out side look a bit dark. Durbar guest house offers good price for twin bed with bathroom attached. the room are quite spacious and clean , very simple room with 2 single beds, small TV , many useful hooks to hang stuff, no decoration on wall but color painting is quite new. my room has 2 windows can open out , i saw some of the rooms has no window or only 1 window, anyway the rooms are bright enough with many lights u can turn on (when electricity is on ,otherwise it will be only candle light).

the best part is the bathroom , the cleanest and newest bathroom we had in nepal ,even it's very simple no bath tub , but all tiles, taps , toilet bowl are new. hot shower is by new gas heater so hot water can run faster

the guest house boss is very helpful, you can ask for his advise if you want to see the village nearby.

worth money to stay there for the price 600 rupees and during off peak might be able to ask for 550 rupess (8 USD) but if u aim for luxury place is not the right one for u
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Date of stay: May 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mildred09 wrote a review Dec 2011
Brisbane, Australia75 contributions25 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I initially stayed here with the intention of a long term stay, however i felt the atmosphere wasn't inviting or comfortable enough for such a stay and I left a few nights later. Whilst its perfectly fine if you're staying for a short stay, i wouldn't stay here much longer.
First the positives
The main manager is helpful. It is located within easy walking distance to the square (which is the centre of the town with nice sights and markets nearby). The bathroom was one of the nicest I’d experienced in all of nepal, very clean and great hot water (but just check the hot water, I know some rooms weren’t as good with the heat). There was a tv also which is good for the few hours power is on (but that isn’t often so I wouldn’t take that into too much consideration). And the price is ok value and its good value for a few nights.

but the main downsides of this place are: 1) noise all day and night long, both from within the place (for some reason one of the workers feels the need to yell across the courtyard to the neighbours at 4 or 5am every morning], and the area around is noisy, and the walls thin between rooms [so if next door is having an unfortunate bout of gastro, you will hear it]. 2) dark room, not much sunlight, no places nearby to eat [you'll have to walk the dark streets to find food nearer to the town square so carry a torch – but in general I found many of the guesthouses in patan weren’t located right near the square so a walk is necessary either way unless you are fortunate enough to stay somewhere where food is available] 3) the "bedding" consists of a sleeping bag - which doesn’t seem that clean (lets just say there was a smell) but is necessary since its so cold 4) having to go ask for toilet paper – as the rooms aren’t tidied often - and then getting the second degree, eventually i'd just show the empty toilet paper roll and even then suspiciously handed the toilet paper but that was probably because I was dealing with the young man that is there most of the time who didn’t seem that friendly.
The noise and lack of atmosphere were the biggest downsides for me.
There also wasn’t much opportunity for interaction between guests or the family that runs the guesthouse, so it did feel a bit lonely (particularly compared to many other family run guesthouses I’ve stayed at over the years). As I said, the atmosphere just didn’t suit for me for a long term stay
As i said, its perfectly fine for a few nights stay, it does the job at an ok price...but if you're there for the long term there are much nicer places to stay nearby for a similar and in my case, cheaper price [and that was including all meals!!!] (see my other review of the lovely heaven i discovered)
As a long standing TA contributor, I believe this to be a true and honest review of my experience (in spite of the PM I received from the guesthouse). I have edited this from a previous version of this review (which had been marked as helpful by others) to include some more of the positives to explain why I feel it is sufficient for a few nights, however the negatives remain. So I hope my detailed review continues to be helpful to the community.
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Date of stay: January 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: make sure to have a look at the rooms first. whichever you choose it'll be noisy as most of...
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Larissa S wrote a review Feb 2016
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms of the hotel were ok-clean, but very dark and during winter time incredibly cold. A circumstance that didn't make it better, that there wasn't any hot water.
Besides that the hotel personnel is quite rude and discriminating against nepalis.

In a similar price category (a bit cheaper) is the mahabuddha guest house just around the corner. It has lovingly decorated, clean rooms with warm water. Better avoid the durbar guest house..
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Date of stay: January 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monica M wrote a review Feb 2012
Milan, Italy4 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Durbar Guest House is a well kept secret of Kathmandu and only after discovering it can be said to have lived and experienced Nepal.
It’s located just 10 minute walk from the beautiful Durbar Square (Patan), the most beautiful place in Kathmandu, who has not yet become a tourist destination in a true sense.
The guest house is very simple, with very large rooms with attached bathrooms, no frills, but surely worthy staying.
I think It is suitable for experienced travelers, able to escape from popular tourist flows, and it is very interesting because there are often foreign guests who work in Nepal and spend several months living here and with whom you end up cooking together in the common kitchen (of course this also depends on you).
I hope that anyone who stays here will have the opportunity to meet Om, the owner, a very special person who you will never forget.
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Date of stay: January 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Miikka J wrote a review Nov 2018
Tampere, Finland2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hi to everyone that's reading this!

For me, Durbar guesthouse has been like a secret base camp for my Nepal travels. I've been selfishly keeping info of the place to myself & some other travellers with similar kind of interests.

My motivation for this has been to do my own share of keeping bigger crowds away from the block. I've always liked peaceful & original places, compared to tourist ghettos in developing countries that ARE (arguably) ALWAYS THE SAME PLACE. Same crammed neon-coloured streets and campy manipulative hawkers in every corner trying to sell that So-Unique thing (shawl, shirt, tea, trekking stuff, drugs, rickshaw-ride, you name it) with the special price Just-For-You. All stuff so-like-back-home (Why your'e traveling in the first place dude??) & comfy to pamper the feelings of the sensible stereotypical package tourist. The pattern repeats itself, and it grows; at the same time strangling the local culture and reducing it to materialistic hype. (Call me prejudiced, I don't care so much: I think I know my thing here and I'm sure there are traveling people relating to my opinions.)

I also know there are people that simply like this mentioned way of traveling, or require the easiness because of physical or psychological health reasons. That is completely fine for me. The thing I don't like is that many people (that would enjoy something different & original) just don't know for the better. Going away from the tourist ghetto could launch their trip and it's benefits to a whole different level.

Nepal's example for this phenomena is Thamel, of course, and I JUST DONT GET WHY ALMOST ALL TRAVELLERS STAY THERE. My explanation is the package tourists, guidebooks and general lack of knowledge: this honest review is me doing my part to spread my tips and develop independent tourism in the area.

Durbar guesthouse is situated in Patan, Sundhara. It's close (5-minute walk) to Patan durbar square, a beautiful unesco site and a good hang-out place for a cup of coffee or chia. Durbar sq is probably the most visited place in the area. Atm there's construction going on to restore the square to it's pre-earthquake glory (Patan area also took a big hit from the shakes, just take a walk and you'll see).

The whole Patan/Lalitpur area is full of temples and smaller shrines, the mostly-brick buildings are all unique with intricate wooden carvings describing local stories, goddesses, gods and buddhas. The bells ring, incense burns and there's magic in the air when only taking a simple afternoon walk. One can always hear the click-click of small hammers of locals who make statues of numerous buddhas and bodhisattvas. Locals are generally nice, smiling and curious towards non-nepali-looking people and always happy to help whether there's a shared language involved or not.

The area is very good for experiencing some Real newari culture and everyday local life.

Owner of the guesthouse has become a dear friend of mine during my visits. He is (to name a few things) a loving father, a karate teacher, an ex mountain guide and a generous contributor to charity projects consisting of helping kids & teenagers in need. He's always been helpful and his big heart has always been an inspiration for me. We've had lots of good conversations and fun times & evenings out together.

The guesthouse has recently been renovated, it looks better than ever before. It's clean, hot water works always, the beds are new. There's a rooftop you can go to look at the amazing 360-degree view to the valley. Owner and his family live upstairs, the rooms are situated on floors below.

It's really a good value for your money, and the owner being who he is, some of it always goes to charity work too. I hope this review brings new nepal-travel experience to even one person or group. Many hearts would be warmed.

Endless love & fun travels to all.

- Miikka J from Finland
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Date of stay: October 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Porklover R wrote a review Sept 2017
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Im a nepalese from london and when i initially spoke to someone from the porperty on the phone in our local language for directions, she very vaguely and poorly explained the directions. When i got there, i was told there were no rooms available. When i told them that that was a lie as i just got off from booking.com where they were still saying that 3 rooms were available, the owner admitted that they do not serve locals. Being refused accomodation in a very poor looking hotel was a slap in the face. i only chose that hotel as it was near where i wanted to go to the next day, so it was really annoying to be refused accomodation for being a nepalese in my own country and booking.com should be ashamed for still advertising their services where durbar guest house descriminates against their own people.
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Date of stay: September 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wjw2018 wrote a review Jun 2017
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa653 contributions140 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I attempted to book to stay for a couple of nights at this guesthouse but failed through email, online booking form and SMS to get any kind of response. However I thought I'd risk it as a starting point on arrival in Patan....and on first impression I thought it was OK, clean-ish but very basic. I saw that one room had a miniscule TV but there was just a blank screen upon turning it on. I chose a room higher up as it was cooler, and the boy working there said he'd organise a TV for me but nothing transpired after that. Having travelled from Delhi I wanted to take a shower but couldn't make the hot water work. I went all the way back down to the reception where the boy was watching a movie of some sort on his mobile phone. He came upstairs and fiddled with the taps and said 'One minute' and never reappeared. I went downstairs AGAIN with my bags to find him back on his mobile once more. Without the slightest bit of interest shown in anything, he dialled the lady manager and handed me the phone and she just said they'd run out of gas for heating the water, and that was that. I decided to check out immediately without staying and found a much nicer place with a delightful manageress close by for a slightly lesser price!
Don't bother with this guesthouse because neither the staff nor the management on the end of the phone line are interested whether you stay or not. They just can't be bothered.....
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Athena_Aurora wrote a review Nov 2015
Brisbane, Australia57 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed or 700npr a night in a room with two single beds. Though I couldn't get the hot water to work, the room was clean and the owners were responsive and non-judgmental about my late arrivals home after events at the festival nearby. It was not noisy at night, and the wifi worked well. Barely ten minutes walk to Durbar Square.I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Elodie B wrote a review Apr 2015
53 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 nights in this hostel, the room was big and clean, with hot water!!! The localisation is perfect and not noisy! The owner is nice and helpful. We just had some little problems with our laundry... I definitely recommend this place, and Patan is beautiful!
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Snapopoulos wrote a review Jul 2014
Thessaloniki, Greece71 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mixed bag, this one. We paid 700 Rupees for a room with working tv and barely functioning (but free) wi-fi.

Woke up the first night due to two factors - the overabundance of mosquitoes (caused by a rather big hole in our bathroom - after we plugged this with various plastic bags, the problem was hardly as big) and the noise coming from our neighbour's room and the sounds emanating from the stair case (drifting upwards from the lobby as well - I think that one of the hotel staff had a baby that kept crying. Besides, the ubiquitous street dogs did their best to keep us awake at night too...

Staff were friendly enough. Had our laundry done there, which wasn't superduper clean when it was returned to us... They forgot to add it to our bill, and we also forgot about it, so ended up not paying for it. If anyone reads this: we're sorry.

It's about a ten minute walk to Durbar Square, so location wise it's fine, and added benefit: it's not Kathmandu, so a lot quieter (especially after 8pm at night - everything's dead).
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Date of stay: July 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't pick a room next to the stair case - it's very noise and all the sounds from the...
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MWW wrote a tip Mar 2019
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I prefer the first floor. You have your choice of sunny facing the street or more quiet around the corner. day with"
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200codan wrote a tip May 2017
Kendal, United Kingdom4 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for an upper floor room if you want quieter"
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Snapopoulos wrote a tip Jul 2014
Thessaloniki, Greece71 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't pick a room next to the stair case - it's very noise and all the sounds from the stairs and other rooms penetrate your room easily."
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Mildred09 wrote a tip Dec 2011
Brisbane, Australia75 contributions25 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"make sure to have a look at the rooms first. whichever you choose it'll be noisy as most of the noise comes from within the building as opposed to outside noise."
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PRICE RANGE
£13 - £14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
OYO 201 Durbar Guest House
LOCATION
NepalCentral RegionBagmati ZoneKathmandu ValleyPatan (Lalitpur)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Durbar Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Durbar Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) (0.3 miles), Patan Museum (0.3 miles), and Patan Durbar Square (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Durbar Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Durbar Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Durbar Guest House?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Durbar Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Swotha, Raithaane, and The Inn Cafe.
Is Durbar Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Patan (Lalitpur).
Are any cleaning services offered at Durbar Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Durbar Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (2.7 miles), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (0.3 miles), and Patan Royal Palace (0.3 miles).
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