The Sparkling Turtle

Swoyambhu -15, Kathmandu, Nepal | Hostel
Prices starting from $10.00

Travel Blogs from Kathmandu

The sunrise at 5.15am

A travel blog entry by midannwife


I had set my alarm for 5am so as not to miss the sunrise, and I wasn't disappointed. What had originally looked to be quite a hazy morning turned out to show the most amazing colours once the sun started to rise. I took several photos from my balcony, and just wished that I could have shared the moment with my family, they will have to make do with the photos this time but hopefully we will ...

My campaign against US Airways and American

A travel blog entry by maestrojfk


... br> Mr. Klein, thank you for giving us this opportunity to address your concerns. We realize you have a choice when flying and we thank you for choosing US Airways."
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I respond by telling them that they ignored the majority of my complaints because it was not just the flight cancellation that was an issue. I incurred expense as a result of their malfeasance and I demanded that they provide ...

Final Nepal stop- Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by dawn8_21


... from its mom. We had our final group dinner out at a lovely rooftop patio that was lit by candlelight, possibly for atmosphere, possibly because there seem to be a high number of power outages in Nepal and each of the buildings takes scheduled power cuts times throughout the day. I wouldn't think nighttime would be the best time to cut the power, so let's go with atmosphere. I had my final plate of chicken momos (similar to dim sum) ...

Trekking Day 4

A travel blog entry by nepal2014


... was mostly rocky with bushes either side with a generally upwards gradient. We finally began to feel out of breath before our muscles tired as the air thinned. We got to our resting place at about 2.30pm. It was to become our base of operations for three days. Lunch was noodle soup followed by some momo, sardines, salad and veg. Miles, Josh, Luke D and ...


A travel blog entry by jamesdebra


... in one canoe that we were each sitting between the others spread legs in a long line. On the river we were able to see two different types of fresh water crocodiles as well as lots of different birds.

At the end of the canoe ride we arrived at the elephant breeding centre. Here there was some information boards about the elephants, their breeding, and their training. The elephants were chained in much the same way as at the stables. The only ...

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This hostel, located on Swoyambhu -15, Kathmandu, is near Thamel, Durbar Square, The National Museum, and Nagarjun Forest Reserve.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sparkling Turtle Kathmandu

Reviewed by kat_mc

Nice Backpacking Hostel

Reviewed Mar 1, 2013
by (5 reviews) Gingin , Australia Flag of Australia

Great place to meet other backpackers as the hostel makes a big effort to do group dinners etc.
Clean rooms, helpful staff. Solar hot water (so shower in the evenings and you get a great shower...sometimes made better by doing it by candlelight.)

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TripAdvisor Reviews The Sparkling Turtle Kathmandu

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent