I have stayed at the Annapurna guesthouse on three separate trips to Nepal (2011, 2012 & 2016) I first visited as a solo traveller, then with a friend and then again with my girlfriend. Each time, I've booked in on arrival and returned again after trekking.
Manjit and his family have always been very friendly and welcoming and for such a busy city, it's a pretty laid back place.
They have always been attentive and helpful whenever we've needed help with finding things in Kathmandu, advice on trekking, buses etc. They may ask you to come to their tourist info/travel desk after check in to talk about trekking etc, but they've never been overbearing or pushy trying to sell packages or misleading about needing guides or not, having to get certain buses etc.
On my last stay there, I did overhear some people making a complaint just after checking in saying "it's not what we're used to" and I can only assume they were referring to the standards of the guesthouse. It is quite basic, but It's a cheap place in a poor country that has seen it's fair share of disasters and if you have realistic expectations you will be happy here.
I plan to return again this May.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking