In total, I spent almost two weeks in Shree Tibet Family Guest House back in April and May 2013. I'd always return there whenever I came back from a long trekking trip. The reason for that is that, after looking around, in person, through several places to stay in Thamel, this guest house had, by far, the best value for money. It's extremely affordable, the rooms are really nice and so are the toilets and showers. There's hot water 24 hours a day, the showerhead actually has a decent water pressure, there's free wifi inside the room and everything's clean.
The staff is really nice and helpful, from the manager, to the people at the front desk, to the cleaning ladies and even the guy from the trekking shop right next door was pretty cool.
It's quiet and cozy, though, being in Thamel, it was near a disco, which, of course, was a bit noisy sometimes, but it was nothing that a pair of cheap ear plugs couldn't solve, so no big deal there. Besides, being right there in Thamel means that its location is extremely convenient.
The staff never tried to pressure me into signing up for tours or anything else, as they knew (I told them) that I'm a solo independent traveler who likes to do his own thing and not spending too much money. In fact, they would gladly give me some advice on several things, so that I could know how to do stuff as cheap as possible.
I left my luggage stored there on two different occasions, more than one month in total, and it was pretty secure.
It's been almost a year since I was there and I'm planning to go back to Nepal once again around April this year and it was then that I remembered that I'd not written a review for this guest house, which is a shame, because it really helped making my stay in Kathmandu and Nepal so memorable. Well, here I am writing a review now. Better late than never, I suppose.
I'll definitely be staying there once again when I visit Nepal come Spring. Really looking forward to it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Tibetan Family run hotel founded in 1992. We are proud that for the last 15 years we have made our guest always feel at home with our warm friendly Tibetan and Nepali hospitality. We are always ready to assist you and answer your every inquiry from meditation classes to rafting and trekking adventures. We are located at a quiet nook in the heart of Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, a spot where you find exquisite taste of food, the colorful handicrafts shops and just about everything all in a few minutes walk from us. Get a perspective view of the natural beauty of surrounding Kathmandu Valley from our exotic roof top garden. The rooms are tastefully decorated at reasonable prices. Here you will always find the best of Tibetan and Nepali hospitality and we assure you of a peaceful night sleep. Recommended by major guide books such as Lonely Planet and Guide du Routard for more than 10 years. ... more less
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