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“Value for money, close to tourist area”
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Hotel Ganesh Himal
Ranked #20 of 198 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Value for money, close to tourist area”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The reason why we initially picked this hotel was because they offered a free airport pick up, and we were landing at Kathmandu late in the night. It was a pleasant surprise though, because the hotel had a cosy feel abut it, and was rather charming. The staff were friendly, and helpful as well, and helped us planning our entire trip, sightseeing, cab, tickets to Pokhara et all. The rooms were alright, nothing fancy, but clean and functional enough to stay in. A good experience, and just close enough to Thamel, so you're not in the heart of things, but can be if you want to.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Very clean and comfortable rooms. For better mattress and bath tub go for a deluxe room. Very friendly staff and they help you with anything you want in Katmandu like booking a taxi or a mountain flight to Everest or bus to Pokhara, anything... They even have a storage room (free of cost) where you can leave all your baggage if you going on trekking. The food at the hotel is above average. Hot water is available all the time. Free Wifi and computers to use in the lobby. This is an excellent hotel for a budget traveler.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms have AC and bath tubs and rooms are quite big.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chico, California
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I stayed at this property on several occasions during my recent six week visit to Nepal. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The standard room I booked was clean with plenty of hot water and the heater was a real plus! I ate in the small restaurant which I enjoyed and the convenience of free internet access in the lobby was very handy. While Thamel is a very busy section of Kathmandu, the Ganesh Himal is located on a side street which provides a quiet interlude to the hustle of the city yet still keeps you in the center of things! I plan on returning again next year. Dan L
Chico, CA

Room Tip: Corner rooms seem to get the best morning sun. Do not hesitate to voice any requests to the staff as...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed several nights here and the property seemed overpriced. The rooms were average- average size, averagely cleaned. As it was January it was quite cold when we stayed there. The garden area is beautiful, and they have wifi in the rooms, and computers to use in the lobby. Hot water was available. Check at the lobby to see what times the scheduled power cuts are. The day security guard was the friendliest person we met in Nepal. He is a gem and we looked forward to seeing him when we were coming or leaving the hotel. The front desk people were somewhat helpful, but not overly friendly. Food was just ok, but there are lots of great food options not too far away.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on 4 occasions during a 2 month stay in Nepal, and found it to be an excellent hotel. We were able to leave luggage behind for free whilst we went off trekking or visiting other towns.

We just booked the standard rooms, which were always clean, came with endless hot showers, heaters, and TV.

We ate in the hotel quite often and the food was always great, and quite cheap compared to the other restaurants in Thamel. There is also free filtered water which saves a few rupees a day.

It's in a good location, 5 mins walk to Thamel but far enough away that it isn't noisy. It felt very secure and there are security staff by the main gate.

There is free wifi which worked on all floors, and there are also free PC's downstairs.

All the staff were very friendly and happy to help with anything you might need.

All in all we really enjoyed our stays at Ganesh Himal.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This hotel has just about everything I need! Airport pickup, secure gate for entry, friendly staff at the gate, at the desk and in the restaurant. Excellent (cheap) price, bathroom with hot shower, heated area for meeting guests, heated dining room, free internet access. delightful garden, rooftop area, and balconies on each floor. It's located a few steps from Thamel so is very quiet but has easy access to all the sights of Thamel. Great tour desk!

Room Tip: Upgrade if you really need a bath (as opposed to a shower!)
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great location- close enough to Thamel to have the range of restaurants and shops on hand but out of the noise. We stayed there before and after our trek and both rooms were excellent, the comfiest beds we stayed in! Good bathrooms with hot water, nice and clean. Pleasant balcony areas and garden. It felt very safe.
The staff are always around but could have been a bit more friendly. The rooms are probably slightly overpriced for the average backpacker, but you know that you're getting a secure location and a great bed!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Ganesh Himal
Address: PO Box 12547 | Chhetrapati, Kathmandu, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Kathmandu
#19 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ganesh Himal 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sit back and relax in one of the hotel's 11 guestrooms, all designed with guests' comfort in mind. Every room in the hotel offers guests television, hair dryer, internet access – LAN (complimentary), in house movies. This excellent hotel in Kathmandu also has 24hr room service, restaurant, bar/pub. Guests may make use of the hotel's excellent recreational and leisure facilities including garden. Offering guests quality accommodation since 2009, this hotel combines first-class service and the most modern facilities. To make your reservation at Hotel Backpackers Kathmandu, just enter your travel dates on our secure online booking form and submit. ... more   less 
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