The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Nepal

Where to Stay if You've Never Been to Nepal

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If it's your first trip to Nepal for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Nepal. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Nepal. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Nepal for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Nepal beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Nepal for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Hotel Silver Home

Kathmandu, Nepal
2-star Hotel with prices starting at $5 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Nepal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at Thamel, Hotel Silver Home has great rooms from $5 (before taxes). It offers skiing, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and parking. It has a terrific 9.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love breakfast, hiking, mountain views, laundry services, and city views at this relaxing hotel. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Middle Path & Spa

Pokhara, Nepal
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $34 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Hotel Middle Path & Spa which has nice rooms starting at $34. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 9.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Lakeside-6, Center point, Phewa Lake. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers hiking, mountain views, child care, laundry services, and cooking classes which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. The pool here was very nice, relaxing, and fun. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool


Planet Bhaktapur Hotel

Bhaktapur, Nepal
2-star Hotel with prices starting at $47 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

We found Planet Bhaktapur Hotel to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $47. We loved that is has room service, a restaurant, a bar, hiking, and mountain views, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Jhaukhel vdc 7. You'll also find laundry services, city views, cooking classes, a game room, and free parking which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Hotel Splendid View

Pokhara, Nepal
2-star Hotel with prices starting at $21 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Nepal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

With terrific rooms from $21, Hotel Splendid View, at Gaurighat ,Lake Side, Baidam, Phewa Lake provides room service, a restaurant, a bar, hiking, and mountain views. Its terrific guest rating is 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, golf, and city views. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We always love being able to prepare simple meals in a hotel room, and the kitchenette here was teriffic. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Encounter Nepal & Spa

Kathmandu, Nepal
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $9 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Hotel Encounter Nepal & Spa has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10, and offers room service, a casino, a restaurant, a bar, and parking. The great rooms here start at $9 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Ward No 29, Thamel City North. Furthermore, it also offers hiking, mountain views, child care, laundry services, and city views, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Trekkersinn Boutique Hotel

Pokhara, Nepal
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $33 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Nepal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.

The great guest rating of Trekkersinn Boutique Hotel is 8.60 out of 10. This place has room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and a kid-friendly buffet. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $33, and it's located at Gaurighat, Shiva marga, Lakeside-6,. We also love the hiking, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, child care, and laundry services which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Don't forget that there's a kitchen in the room to cook your meals, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Golden Gate Guest House Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur, Nepal
2-star Hotel with prices starting at $10 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.

A cool place is Golden Gate Guest House Bhaktapur because it has great rooms that start at $10. It has room service, a restaurant, a bar, hiking, and mountain views, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Durbar Square -11 Bhaktapur. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love child care, laundry services, a winery, pet-friendly rooms, and city views at this convenient hotel. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Lake Star

Pokhara, Nepal
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $37 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Nepal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Hotel Lake Star offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and hiking which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $37 (before taxes). It's located at Barahi Path Lake Side and has earned a guest rating of 9.40/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers mountain views, laundry services, golf, a free breakfast, and city views which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Free breakfast
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Silver Oaks Inn

Pokhara, Nepal
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $18 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at Lakeside-6, Hotel Silver Oaks Inn has great rooms from $18 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, mountain views, and laundry services. It has a terrific 9.00 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find city views, free parking, kids meals, horse riding, and car rentals which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room


Hira Guest House

Patan, Nepal
Guest House with prices starting at $45 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Hira Guest House which has nice rooms starting at $45. Offering room service, a water park, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Kwalkhu, Next to Golden Tempe, Patan. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, child care, laundry services, and golf. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Having a water park here is a terrific addition, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club
  • Luxury


For more terrific hotel ideas in Nepal, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Nepal, Best Cheap Hotels in Nepal, Best Luxury Hotels in Nepal, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Nepal, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Nepal, Best Hotels for One Week in Nepal, Best Hotels for One Night in Nepal, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Nepal, or Best Business Hotels in Nepal.


How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Nepal?

Nepal Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$44

After analyzing 192 first time trip hotels in Nepal, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $44. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Nepal.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $222
  • 4-star hotels: $76
  • 3-star hotels: $38
  • 2-star hotels: $23


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