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TravelPod Member ReviewsGanesh Guest House Bhaktapur
Stan found this place called Ganesh Guest House situated in the heart of Bhaktapur and within minutes of Durbar, Taumadhi, and Dattatreya square. The couple who owned the place, Babi (the wife) and Ganesh (the husband, who found it easier to take on this name) were more hospitable and genuine than any other managers or owners we have met. Ganesh even went above and beyond to offer our friend, Netta, a room all to herself because the dormitory room she was in now had three chinese guys sleeping there too. That was the deal with dormitory rooms, but for the same (cheap) price he offered her a room all to herself so she could sleep comfortably. This kindness blew my mind.
We planned only one day in the Guest House but stayed four nights instead. Our room was cheap and small with three beds lining the floor. The bathroom was tiny with a toilet, sink, and shower that got everything wet when washing up. I came out of the bathroom laughing hysterically a fews times because the water from the toilet would pour out the back when flushing and while using the sink the pipe would spray your leg before you realized that you were soaked. But it was the perfect traveling experience and I would advise it to any traveler visiting Nepal.
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