"Located 5 mins walking distance to the heart of Thamel, Wanderthirst hostel is the perfect spot to explore Kathmandu from. It has comfortable and clean rooms. The most notable aspect is that all the bunks have curtains (a real game changer for privacy and quiet). The gas shower worked as advertised and the hostel has lots of great hangout spaces. Highly recommend staying here"
"This hostel has absolutely everything you need! Lovely staff, good location and nice place to relax. I strongly recommend if you are in Kathmandu for a few days. There is also a great bar and restaurant in the hostel."
"I spent a couple days there before heading out to Upper Langtang in the Himalayas. Incredibly comforting space and the food is excellent. Just minutes away from the mesmerizing Thamel. Plenty of hammocks to relax in and the coffee is excellent. The interior design and some artwork are very interesting too. Cozy rooms with great staff and good food. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Thank me later."
"I had a really good time at wander thirst , I strongely recommend it for travellers in groups and in solo. Really friendly staff , and a very peaceful place you really need after all the movement and noise of Katmandu."
"I travelled alone stayed at WanderThirst in fall 2018 for firstly 10 days and then later 4 days. The hostel is without a doubt the best hostel I have stayed at so far, and not only in Nepal! This is both with regards to location, interior & design and the vibe. WanderThirst is quiet, yet in heart of Thamel. Its clean, cosy and has bright and beautiful rooms and great chillout areas, and last but not least the vibe is amazing between the staff, management and fellow travellers. It is very social, but also has space for you to be yourself, and I felt at ease and at home there. I have nothing but high and warm recommendations for this place and will definetily choose WanderThirst next time I will be in KTM!"
"In a world of its own. Doesn’t even feel like you’re in the middle of this busy city. The communal area is really nice and they show sports games on a big projector downstairs. Plenty of hammocks, Great location, amazing staff and delicious coffee! Will definitely be coming back."
"Best Backpacker I've been visiting so far, very nice staff and perfect place if you want to meet great local people that are changing Nepal! Great place to chill out and share good food around fire/bbq! Awesome!!!!!! A must go!"
"Great rooms, great people, and you leave the place with great friends like Chintu who was a really friendly staff member and always helped when we had questions/requirements. Definitely recommend the place."
"Good people, good vibes. Met a lot of cool people from all over the world, stay was very comfortable, good location and the staff were real friendly. Special shout out to ChinnTuu, he's a sound sound guy. My stay here was short but sweet."
"Really chill place to stay, with a nice atmosphere. Dorms are comfy and I slept well here with a cool breeze moving through the room at night. Reliable warm showers would be a big step up 😉
The location is perfect in Kathmandu and this served me as a good base to get myself organised before heading out into the country."
"If you’re in Kathmandu I highly recommend staying at this hostel! The staff were amazing and they provided all you can eat lunch and dinner for only $1.50. This hostel is very affordable and is nearby Thamel and Mt. Everest Momos which is a plus. "
"From the moment you walk through the drive, the staff will be your new best mates. Besides the great people working here and the warm atmosphere, the backpackers provides an all round service. Stay here without a doubt, great place for a great price."
"The place is amazing and staff is very helpfull. We stayed one week and everything was perfect. Dorms are clean and sophisticated Thanks to chintuu hostel can get love respect hug and Smile!"
"Clean, comfortable, good wi-fi, friendly staff, delicious food, well stocked bar and amazing views from the roof top what else do you need. It just feels like home it is my second time in this hostel and I am pretty sure I will be back next time I m in Kathmandu."
"Had a really great time at wanderthirst,, staff treat you like family always friendly, they even recognise and welcome you back when you return from trekking. Chintuu in particular was really kind to me and appreciate his friendship always."
"We sepent almos a week and we meet a lot of travellers! It's a very beautiful place, there is a lot of spaces, to work, relax and majing friends! I will recomend at all travellers that want to spend a great time in Kathmandu!"
"People are really nice and friendly. Hotel is really clean and spacious. There is a rooftop which gives you a magnificent view. There's a bar also and a big chill out corner for you to watch soccer whenever it's airing. Would totally recommend it."
"Spent a fantastic week here in Kathmandu. Wanderthirst is a lovely hostel full of fantastic people. Staff and visitors alike! Good food, very clean, everyone very friendly. A rooftop for gatherings and music and chats. Couldn't complain! Enjoy 😊"
"I loved my stay at WanderThirst! This hostel is amazing place to spend your time in Kathmandu in a peaceful location and great atmosphere. I felt really welcomed when I arrived to WanderThirst and had funniest nights here and met amazing people. Hostel's staff is one of a kind and made me smile every day. All the respect to the owners that you have created this kind of hostel environment in Kathmandu. Also, I loved the rooftop view and adorable dogs!! Definitely coming back!
Namaste and dhanyebaad ❤️"
"This hostel is so awesome. I stayed here twice, they were so accommodating. The atmosphere is so open, tucked away, and the staff is the best. They fed my group a Nepali cultural dinner, it was so fun!"
"The energy, hospitality, culture and spirit that you'd find in this place is unlike anywhere else. I went to every backpacker hostel in Nepal and NOTHING could even come close to what you would experience here. I'd come back to Nepal just to live in this hostel and soak in the vibes."
"Such a cool vibe! I ve met so many awesome travelers. The view from the top floor and roof is stunning! Fireplace in the evening and Barbeque on Fridays. Also may enjoy some jam sessions organised by the travelers! Home for free spirits! Very creative vibes! The art across the whole place, walls is something one must see! "
"The most happening place in kathmandu, right in thamel. The people you meet here are awesome and they have a cool roof tops and cozy beds. Their service is also very good and you could even manage to find some volunteering to do there."
"The best place to be without a doubt. Staff here are your friends, place is clean n trippy and u get to meet all sorts of people from around the world under one roof."
"This is a great place to stop in Kathmandu. Hot water, good coffee, nice beds, and the staff is great. They are willing to help plan adventures for you and it's a great chill environment."
"i had a plan to stay in Kathmandu for one day, but the ambience made me feel like lazy, easy and I extended 2more days.. �
next time if i plan, i will plan just to lay back and chill, grab some gorkha beer in this fantastic hostel.
NO SECOND THOUGHT."
"Home away from home. Definitely the best place to stay in Kathmandu."
"Had 3 nights here.. quite a BADASS place with a great top floor bar that scans the whole of Kathmandu.. met so many amazing people as well <3 i will definately visit again."
"Beautiful hostel with amazing staff! Love this place so much and would totally recommend to everyone. Made so many wonderful friends here."
"Amazing hostel if you're looking for a good spot to chill out! Laid back vibes, helpful staff, quiet but central location, great hot showers and pretty rooftop. I'll be back!"
Ieke van Lammeren
"Amazing Place to chill and Hang out with friends. The Atmosphere and Location is incredible as well!"
"Best hostel ever! Great vibes, great space, great view and even better people :D"
"I loved my stay at wanderthirst. Very comfortable and clean. A little away from the busy part of Thamel so it was quiet and that made it nice to sleep. The common areas are always full of people to hang with and meet."
J Daniel Chaim
"Amazing spot in the chaos of Kathmandu. Perfect location, friendly staff, amazing rooftop and cafe chill area. Will definitely be back."
Canada, Male, 25-30
"Amazing place with amazing staff that make it all happen, everyday I was making new friends either coming or going...Only downside is the bathroom in my floor didn't have hot water (not sure if only that bathroom or all) and they don't provide towels. Can't beat that price for that experience though."
United Arab Emirates, Male, 25-30
"Good hostel- comfy beds with plug socket and light per bed. Good location and there is a security guard present in the lobby. Only downsides were shower not getting hot and very noisy talking from cleaners in the early morning outside dorm which woke everyone.
England, Female, 18-24
"Loved this hostel! Staff are so friendly and helpful. Really great space to hang out and socialise and just a generally happy chilled out place over all. Great coffee and lots of hammocks 🙂"
Ireland, Couple, 18-24
"Hostel has great common spaces outside to chill and hang out. Facilities were okay, always had to walk up or down stairs to find the hot shower that was working. Staff is pretty helpful but at times seemed a little disorganized."
USA, Male, 25-30
"Near Thamel with nice common areas. With a little effort could look cleaner and bit more organized, the potential is there. Maybe my bad luck, but the crowd when I was there was a bit of a stoner clique. What I definitely didn't find ok was staff hogging the toilettes at peak use in the morning. Shiva was cool organizing evening meals! "
Spain, Male, 31-40
"Super close walk to the essentials in Thamel, but far away enough to get away from the noise and traffic. Really friendly and cool staff, clean enough rooms and bathrooms, lockers in the rooms and comfy enough beds, and great hangouts to meet up with other travelers. Would definitely come back! Oh well. No hot showers at the moment, but that is also an experience :)"
Sweden, Female, 25-30
"Such a cool atmosphere to relax in and the staff there make it that much better! Definitely recommend to stay here if you come to Kathmandu! They picked us up from the airport, too, which is nice to take advantage of so you don't have to think about how to get there when you arrive."
USA, Female, 18-24
"Great location, good atmosphere and very good room- comfy bed with individual plug, lamp and curtain. Would definitely come back"
England, Female, 18-24
"My second home in Kathmandu. nothing but love and warm recommendations for this place!"
Denmark, Female, 25-30
"A place that made me feel desire of spend more time in Kathmandu. They have cine area, playstation, work area, coffee shop, restaurant, travel agency, in a really nice commom open area. The best part for me is that it's just 5 min walking from Thamel, but in the time far enough of the noise and polution of the Kathmandu central area. Quite place good for you spend a time working or relaxing. The staff is really friendly and helpfull. Clean and new place."
Brazil, Male, 31-40
"Really liked this hostel. A very relaxing atmosphere and really cool communal areas to chill in. Staff were excellent. It's fairly quiet but that suited me after a night mare journey and whilst I got accustomed to Kathmandu. Would definetely reccomend!"
England, Male, 18-24
"Magnífic place to stay and enjoy with a good area to relax and meet other travelers."
"Very nice atmosphere! Nice and relaxed visitors, employees were funny and helpful!"
"Beautifully decorated reception, restaurant and also includes a nice common working place. Dorm rooms are clean and well managed. The stuffs are available on each floor. Tour package booking, and also a courier service office is available in the premises."
"Decent hostel close to attractions and night-life in Kathmandu. Comfortable rooms . Reasonably priced. Very helpful staff with good tasty, and healthy food"
"Great location, super easy to walk around. Would recommend awesome local cafe Momo Palpasa which is nearby. Also LOTS of bars to choose from.
Staff are very kind and helpful. Food at the restaurant is OK, better to stick with local dishes.
Beds very comfortable, great locker and area to get ready in morning, clean bathrooms, and large outdoor area for sitting."
"The staff were great! its a beautiful hostel with very chill vibes. they have a really cool dedicated place for coffee along with a coworking station which I liked very very much. The over all value for the money is just Excellent. I would definitely recommend this place for people who want to travel in budget."
Smith Jorge, Spain
"The staffs are amazing! They help you with everything and are always friendly!!! Rooms are clean and provide everything you need! Lovely co-working station with high speed internet. And great location in the middle of Thamel in a non-traffic road!. I stayed here because I couldn't find better hostels than this at this price point. Will definitely book again!"
Rogger Davis, Spain
"Choosing Wanderthirst was one of the best decision of choosing my accommodation partner. I was quite surprised with the services they provided in that price. I wasn't expecting that level of service from them. The rooms were clean and the common sitting are was the best because you could meet a-lot of people from alot of different countries. The food was great the price point. They had coworking space in the hostel itself so that the travellers can use their fast internet service for the necessary things they needed."
Reid William, Italy
"Everything was very good there staff was nice the rooftop is very good i enjoyed my stay loved it alot hope to see you again guyz I'll surely visit you."
"I would highly recommend Wanderthirst Backpackers hotel. It is one of the best hostels that I have stayed in. The staffs were friendly and helped you with what ever you needed. The beds were comfortable and I didn't face any problem staying here. It was my short stay though I would love to come back and stay here. Keep the spirit up."
"Staff is super friendly. If you are travelling alone it is super easy to meet people. The food is good and Monday makes really nice capuccino. The dorms are nice and clean."
"This place has an excellent outdoor dining and cafe area for meeting fellow travellers, and everything they have available at the hostel is really affordable. The staff were also always willing to sit down and make friendly conversation, as well as offer helpful advice about the area. I even bought my own alcohol for a favourite cocktail that they didn't have the supplies for, and they just kept it behind the bar and poured drinks for me out of them, no charge (I tipped well for this luxury, of course)."
"Really enjoyed it there. Great place to chill and talk with some locals. staff is also really nice. one of the best hostels I had so far"
"Excellent place for solo travelers to meet new people, good food, comfort meets the cost of stay. I had a great time and made good friends, tottaly recommend this place! Staff was very friendly and helpful. I arrived late at night, still there was someone to check me in and show around."
"If you are planning go to the mountains , I think this is one of the best place you can get a lot information and helps from. And we really enjoyed sharing stories at the lobby with others,also makes a lot friends too."
"Really nice hostel to start your Nepal trip with. I’ve met some nice people and enjoyed my three nights their. Also the free water supply they’ve is great for backpackers."