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“Our home away from home :)”
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Elbrus Home
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“Our home away from home :)”
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Elbrus Home was our favourite place we stayed in all of Nepal and one of our top favourites in our 3 months of travelling. The staff were all extremely friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The free breakfast was a very nice touch. The location is perfect, in Thamel, very close to some great restaurants, shops and market stalls. Khem the owner was wonderful and even helped us set up a trip to chitwan National Park, Pokhara and a tour of Bhutan. The first room we had was lovely, clean and spacious, and we really enjoyed staying there. We then went on to some other areas of Nepal and returned to Elbrus home to stay a further 3 nights. On our second stay we were given an even better room than before which was great. We then went on a trip to Bhutan and again returned to Elbrus home for a 3rd time before our flight. It was like our home away from home and extremely comfortable. Also its a good place to meet other travellers with its communal internet area and rooftop.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

Location is perfect. Just 100 meters from the center of Thamel. Nice to get out of Thamel after a long day. Perfect teresse on roof where the western style breakfast is served. Staff is fantastic helpful. The host spend a hole day with at the emergency room when we had an injury. Rooms are clean. No luxery but very nice and extreemly good value for the money. Tv in room came in handy during champions league final. Staff can also arrange trips and airport pick ups. All in all highly recomendable.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

The staff and the hostel manager is very nice, they're helpful and provide us with endless hospitality, love it. The room is okay but its clean, more light and air con will be great, though. But, so far its still acceptable. There is free wifi inside the room which also very great and the free breakfast is totally worth it where we can order everything in the menu and the taste is delicious! The location is good as its in the Thamel area which is a backpacker area and near markets. One suggestion in the website its better to put the name of the road (Tradevi Marg) since we only has address "Thamel, Kathmandu" and our driver drop us in the corner of the street because no clear address of this hostel in the internet.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Candolim, India
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Rooms are ok and clean enough. Staff is quite friendly. Nice public area.

A bit pricey for what it is, better value can be found elsewhere in Kathmandu.

A bit of a problem booking online (have experienced this elsewhere as well), so make sure you re-confirm by email a day or two before coming in.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Southern California
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

Elbrus Home was a haven in Kathmandu. The owner, Khem, is a wonderfully gracious host and very helpful and kind. He is well connected in Thamel and was able to gratefully help us in many ways, often personally. The rooms are large and fairly clean and when we were a bit cold, he offered us the portable space heater which quickly warmed up our room. A computer for internet and wireless were wonderful as we had some picture backup and blog updating to do and the large included breakfasts were tasty with endless milk tea. Khem even gave us a blessing and a scarf when we left and we would be happy to recommend Elbrus to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Elbrus Home

Property: Elbrus Home
Address: Thamel | Golkopacka, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 141 Speciality Lodging in Kathmandu
Price range (per night): ₹ 643 - ₹ 1,028
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elbrus Home, formerly known as Kathmandu Tourist Bungalow, was established in 2003. The hostel lies in the hub of the tourist center Thamel. It is located nearby several supermarkets, bus stations, travel and trekking agencies, restaurants and bars, bookshops, and internet cafes. In addition, most embassies are easily accessible from the guesthouse. Rooms offer twin size and king size beds, a television, hot shower, and western style toilets. Guests can enjoy mountain top views from the rooftop terrace, while enjoying a refreshing meal from the restaurant. Staff is on service 24 hours a day and can help guests book sightseeing tours, safari and rafting trips, trekking, and mountaineering. ... more   less 
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