Best Hotels in Kathmandu, Nepal: From Cheap to Luxury Accommodations and Places to Stay

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Kathmandu is the main gateway to Nepal’s numerous wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. When there comes a time that you need to find a comfortable respite during your vacation to this part of the world, look no further because below are the best hostels and hotels in Kathmandu to suit your fancy.

Now, it helps to note that traveling to Nepal is quite cheap so you will find that even the most luxurious places can have such reasonable prices — so, you’re in for quite a treat!

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Best Budget Hotels in Kathmandu

Shangri-La Boutique Hotel

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This hostel may be in the heart of Thamel but it is still conveniently tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city! It’s a great way to relax after a long tiring day in the city and it has all the amenities you’ll need.

To love: The prime location | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $10~

Trekkers’ Home

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Also smacked in the center of Thamel, Trekkers’ Home makes for a comfortable accommodation for those who have a low budget. The rooms here total 40 with choices of single, double, triple, and family suites.

To love: The prime location | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $10~

Hotel Happy Home

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It’s not only well-located but also well-furnished! All rooms have air conditioning, FREE Wifi and basic complimentary items.

To love: The prime location | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $17~

Hotel Mums Home

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This is a simple yet elegant hotel with a spacious garden and terrace; plus, the UNESCO site of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is just 1.5km away so it makes for a great base in the city.

To love: The prime location | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $20~

Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel

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This has got to be the best budget hotel in Kathmandu! Location and price aside, the whole of the property is decorated in modern furnishings and the rooms even provide mountain views.

To love: The prime location and modern-style of the hotel | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $25~

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Kathmandu

Oasis Kathmandu Hotel

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This is a new bed and breakfast that has a great barbecue and sun terrace, apart from the quaint restaurant that offers an array of cuisines. All rooms even have access to the common balcony so that’s an added plus!

To love: The sun terrace | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $35~

Kantipur Temple House

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I loved staying in this hotel as it offers a quiet oasis near bustling Thamel! If you’re looking to be in an accommodation that exudes a luxurious Nepalese charm, then you should be staying here!

To love: An eco-friendly hotel | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $50~

Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu

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This is a new hotel with rooms that offer great views over the Kathmandu cityscape. The staff offers 5-star service, and you’ll be assured of great food in the restaurant and bar.

To love: The prime location | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $75~

Dalai-La Boutique Hotel

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Much like Kantipur Temple House, this is a beautiful traditional heritage hotel in Kathmandu that has quality services and amenities. Guests will particularly love the spacious rooms, terrace and courtyard.

To love: The restaurant courtyard | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $80~

Traditional Comfort

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This may be another traditionally-styled hotel but it has all the amenities that a modern hotel could have. Comfortable yet with lux, this is one of the best hotels in Kathmandu.

To love: The mix of traditional and modern styles | Landmark: Garden of Dreams | Price starts from: $90~

Best Luxury Hotels in Kathmandu

Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu-Soaltee

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Spread over 12 acres of charming gardens, this hotel has a great outdoor pool, restaurant (offering international cuisines), and barbecue area.

To love: The outdoor gardens | Landmark: Kathmandu Durbar Square | Price starts from: $100~

Hotel Yak & Yeti

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This is a beautiful heritage hotel palace that is surrounded by antique fountains and landscaped gardens. You will definitely feel like royalty by checking in here!

To love: It’s a heritage palace hotel | Landmark: Thamel | Price starts from: $120~

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

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Much like how Hyatt hotels go, this Kathmandu hotel offers luxurious indulgences through its modern rooms, picturesque gardens and well-appointed amenities.

To love: Its modern amenities | Landmark: UNESCO Boudhanath Stupa | Price starts from: $130~

Gokarna Forest Resort

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Situated inside the serene Gokarna Protected Forest, this is a great respite in the outskirts of Kathmandu city. It offers extra amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, a spa, a health club as well as 4 dining options.

To love: Location and resort features | Landmark: Boudhanath Stupa | Price starts from: $150~

The Dwarika’s Hotel

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Featuring an extensive collection of artifacts from the 13th century, Dwarika’s Hotel is modeled after the palaces of Newar Kings — so it’s no wonder that it won the PATA Heritage Award.

To love: v | Landmark: Pashupatinath | Price starts from: $200~

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  1. Nadalie Bardo

    I cannot make up my mind on which luxurious hotel and room I would like to stay at if I ever had the chance. I would love to venture into the mountains and hike along some of their beautiful waterfalls.

    • Aileen

      You’re sure to have lots of choices then for that ;) but then yeah, choosing may be tough — but the top 5 above will not disappoint you!

  2. Rhea Mae C. Deloso

    This is an amazing blog Ms. Aileen. They’re always insightful and full of valuable content. I haven’t started traveling not even last summer, and I’m not sure how it took this long… but I recently found your blog, and I’m loving the content. This list of hotels located in Kathmandu, Nepal will be several more travel related blogs to mull over. It makes feel like I was on a tour and that I was there. The photo itself explained a lot. It’s mesmerizing. I can imagine myself lying on their nice beds inside that well organized room. The ambiance is perfect. Wishin’ to be there and witness it’s picture perfect hotels.

    Thanks again!

  3. Joely Smith

    I think that Kantipur Temple House would be a place I would enjoy staying. Either that or Gokarna Forest Resort because I LOVE the forrest!
    All of them look rather nice for different reasons!

    • Aileen

      My same sentiments too! :D

  4. Ann Snook-Moreau

    The Kantipur Temple House looks just my style! The architecture is so beautiful and unique. I would love to sit in the rooftop garden at the end of a busy day and just take in the city!

    • Aileen

      Indeed, I loved my stay here a lot!


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