A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.
Dorm Bed: $12.00
Elbrus Home is a popular hostel in Kathmandu. It's located in the Thamel neighborhood, which is where most backpackers and trekkers base themselves during their time in the city. The hostel is about a ten minute walk from the Royal Palace and the bus station that most tourists use. In the Thamel neighborhood you'll find plenty of great restaurants that serve momos and curries. There are also plenty of western restaurants, bakeries, and pubs nearby. Many trekkers pick up supplies from any of the many shops in the area. Both knockoffs and geniune brands are available. It can be difficult to find great deals simply because the knockoffs are of varying quality and the real brands typically have set prices. There are also many travel agencies in the area that can help you arrange treks with guides or porters. The hostel itself has its own travel desk where they can make arrangements for you as well.
This hostel is a clean and comfortable place to stay either before or after you do a trek. The showers have reliably hot water all day. There's also a pleasant common room that has a balcony and a nice garden where guests enjoy hanging out. There are tables, chairs and umbrellas. This is a popular hostel so you can be assured that there will be plenty of other guests, at least during peak seasons.
The hostel has a wide variety of private rooms available. There are singles, twins, doubles, and triples. With each size room you can choose either basic, deluxe or superior styles.
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