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“The rooftop rocks!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alobar1000 Hostel
Ranked #43 of 436 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
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88 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The rooftop rocks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

I stumbled upon this place and didn't leave for a month. Tashi and Shiva are amazing hosts...and the people that gather here...well, many have become lifelong friends. This is a hostel with dorm beds and private rooms located in Thamel, Katmandu. They offer movie nights, dinner, impromptu concerts, and the bar comes alive at night. The rooftop is a favorite hangout with an incredible view. Play a game of chess or just chill. This place will intrigue and engage you with a simple spiritual perspective with an element of play!

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brenda J
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Excellent location in a side street between northern Thamel and Garden of Dreams - easy to reach Supermarket, ATMs, Bundgee Jumping Meeting Point, Bus Station, Nepal Tourism Board (TIMS), Chinese Embassy, Shops, Restaurants, ...

Staff very helpful; friendly and want to make you feel home; You can leave your big luggage and after your trekking-tour you walk in and they remember your name. They keep improving the hostel (for example at my time they have built a room with lockers for your big bag).

The Hostel is very socialable - Common Area at reception (Ground Floor) and Rooftop (Bar/Restaurant with cheap breakfast and BBQ). In Common Area exists some outlets with 24/7 power (run on battery if power cut) .
I enjoyed it a lot - Thanks !

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mzvienna
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Bang in the middle of Thamel, next door to the Garden of Dreams (no. 3 attraction). Excellent service, Om really helped us plan the little time we had in Kathmandu. Couple of negatives there was a problem with the water and heat thereof, but that's to be expected in all Kathmandu; it was directly next to a large building site that was noisy and early. However, we wanted to be up early to make the most of our time in Kathmandu anyway!
Great, cheap little place to enjoy Kathmandu from!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel B
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new york city
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Excellent budget accommodation. I've been to Nepal twice and stayed in Thamel both times, in various places. This place is BY FAR cleaner, more friendly, and more accommodating than any hostel I've been to. Excellent hot water showers. Prices are great too!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris W
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

For only 300 rupees you can't go wrong! The dorms are clean and tidy, wifi is fast, bathrooms are cleaned often and it takes only five minutes to walk into central Thamel. It's perfect for meeting other travellers and has comfy communal areas.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kallista90
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

As a group of backpackers, Alobar1000 was the perfect place for us. While the rooms were somewhat cramped and the bathrooms more so, everything else was perfect. The rooftop bar was a great place to enjoy a beer and talk to staff and other travellers, the travel desk was invaluable in helping us organise what we wanted to do with our time, and all of the staff were amazingly friendly and very helpful. With good staff and lots of travellers coming and going, it's the sort of place in which a community can form very easily.
Prakash at the front desk helped us find accommodation in Pokhara and even arranged a private van to take us there.
Overall, this is just a very good hostel and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Xav_omalley
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lausanne
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Hi, I stayed a few days in Kathmandou and Alobar1000 is very nice.
Helpfull people, hot shower, internet, very good price. I had a good time in this Hostel.

So if you pass by Kathmandou, go in this hostel, it's in Thamel too!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yakatsuna
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Property: Alobar1000 Hostel
Address: 29 214 Kesarmahal Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 436 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alobar1000 is a hostel established for the very purpose of a true Nepali experience. We understand that your travel is very much important and that involves your experience. As a hostel, we help in providing a home space for your stay in Nepal. Once you feel at home your experience will be a great one, that is what we believe. Please come and experience Nepal. ... more   less 
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