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Adventure trip to Bhaktapur

A travel blog entry by niomioconnor on Apr 01, 2014

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Today was another eventful crazy day in the life of Niomi and Anna. After a lovely breakfast in our amazing hostel garden, where we got chatting to a lad from Manchester who has been travelling since January, we set off towards city centre to find a cash mashine. Eventually after we managed to withdraw money and find the bus stop (this was quite a …

Nepal - Kicking Round Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by gemchild on Sep 29, 2013

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Kathmandu - Visit 1 (29th Sept - 5th October)

I think the arrival in Nepal was one of the biggest shocks so far for me in regards to going from one culture to another! Coming over the border that morning we were leaving pretty hectic narrow streets full of people and vehicles as usual - however, the roads were concrete at least. Walking …

Experiences of a lifetime

A travel blog entry by kirstyscotter

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... and freezing cold Chinese people laid scattered across the top of the mountain trying to get some sleep, before the real event started- the sunrise. After a huge sigh of relief that I'd finally made it, I hired a huge jacket from the one shed that was on the top of the mountain and wrapped up as best I could. It was bloody freezing!!! I only managed to get a couple of hours of disrupted sleep when I was woken by stampedes of Chinese ...

A do nothing, lazy couple of days’

A travel blog entry by derrick241

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... to see who they are offering ‘gifts’ to during the rush, there are some statues of old rulers and gods dotted about, they all seem to be smeared with this pink stuff and a pile of small pots of melted wax in front of them

**This will please Popi, I found a statue of Athena, she is quite popular here, they say she got it on with Krishna (their local god of love here) they light candles and offer her rice, I wonder how true that is, or maybe they ...

The Capital

A travel blog entry by scottandamy

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... get up took about 20 mins to get down! The next day I decided to tackle a ride through the Shivapuri National Park north of Kathmandu using a map and some sketchy directions given to me by the bike shop. It turned out to be the most epic ride of my life! The full ride was around 65-70km leaving at 7.30am and getting back at 4.30pm. The route was so diverse; I had to dodge the dangerous city traffic, cruise through winding endless rice paddy fields, descend down one of the ...

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This hostel, located on Thamel, Kathmandu, is near Earthbound Expeditions, Kaiser Library, Nagarjun Forest Reserve, and Casino Everest.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsElbrus Home Kathmandu

    Reviewed by niomioconnor

    We love our hostel apart from the dodgy shower

    Reviewed Apr 1, 2014
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Our cute hostel in Thamel

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by dreamingawake

    Great, affordable accommodation !

    Reviewed Dec 7, 2012
    by (3 reviews) Burlington , Canada Flag of Canada

    From the very beginning we were treated with great kindness! The atmosphere is great and the owner and all the staff are phenomenal! Very very friendly, always so talkative and making sure you are comfortable and satisfied and have everything you need. They are always offering some tea or coffee and helping you out in any way. Was a lovely surprise that breakfast was included... Simple but very good! The rooms were very nicely decorated and clean and the beds were SO comfy!! I definitely needed a stay like this after some of the places I experienced in China! The location is also great 5 minutes to a bunch of shop filled streets with lots of great restaurants and cafes. Each floor also has a nice balcony to sit and enjoy the sun and mountains! Thanks for the wonderful stay! I would definitely come back!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by bado

    Elbrus in Galkopakha

    Reviewed Nov 9, 2012
    by (1 review) Salzburg , Austria Flag of Austria

    We stayed there for some 2 nights before our trek and 2 nights after our trek and were happy with the guesthouse. It lies not in Thamel but some 6 minutes walk outside - still easy to reach! The hotel is run by Khem and he can organise quite everything for you (like every other travel agency in Kathmandu)

    Breakfast is very good and they bring it up to any of the terraces ... which is lovely to sit outside and enjoy it while sun is rising

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by shyoungstr

    Better Off Staying in Inner Thamel

    Reviewed Oct 7, 2011
    by (30 reviews) Los Angeles , United States Flag of United States

    I booked this place off of Hostelworld and realized once I arrived that I would've been better off just arriving to Thamel and finding a place. There are so many too choose from that are cleaner, more central and more conducive to meeting people. It is up on the 4th floor on the main road into Thamel. Not that clean but staff is nice and they did arrange for airport pick up.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by henniterness

    Friendly folks

    Reviewed Dec 8, 2010
    by (18 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    Elbrus supposedly has the best hot showers in town. They are good enough, but don't expect Western standards. Ale who runs the place is super sweet and helpful as is his side kick Raj. Kam is more of a business man. All of them will happily help you organize any trip you might care for. For local standards it is clean, though it didn't look like the sheets were fresh. So be sure to use your sleeping bag. Internet is painfully slow as everywhere, but available whenever the electricity is not out (which is a total of 7 random hours a day everywhere in Khatmandu). Breakfast is very good. All of our demanding requests were met and we were well taken care of. At this price range, very recommendable.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Elbrus Home Kathmandu

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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