Kathmandu has abundant hotels in every price category and most survived the 2015 earthquake with only minor damage, through a few heritage properties sustained more serious harm.
The Kathmandu hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$200)
Moderate (US$75 to US$200)
Cheap (up to US$75)
These Kathmandu hotel prices are the starting prices for a double room per night. They include taxes but not breakfast. Hotel rates vary according to the season, with the high season running from October to November and February to April. There is a government tax of 13% applied to all room rates, and many hotels also charge a 10% service charge.
Carved timbers and ornamental brickwork, rescued from vanished temples and palaces, add an air of authenticity at this unique and individual hotel near Pashupatinath. Set in this living museum are 74 deluxe rooms and suites, plus a pool, meeting room, several restaurants and a business centre.Address: Battisputali, Battisputali Marg, Kathmandu, 44604
Telephone: +977 1 447 0770.
Hotel Yak and Yeti
This famous 5-star hotel was founded by a Russian entrepreneur on the site of a former Rana's palace. The stylish rooms are set in two modern wings that were untouched by the 2015 earthquake, and damage to the Rana-era buildings was quickly repaired. As well as swish restaurants and bars and superior business and sports facilities, the hotel has lush gardens and its own casino.Address: Durbar Marg, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, 44600
Telephone: +977 1 424 8999.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Kathmandu’s grandest 5-star hotel benefits from a secluded location, away from the centre but right on the doorstep of the Bodhnath stupa. The 290 rooms are luxurious, service is impeccable, and the hotel bar and restaurants are favourite hangouts for Kathmandu’s power players. Other facilities include a business centre, pool and spa.Address: Boudha, Taragaon, Kathmandu, 44600
Telephone: +977 1 517 1234
A firm favourite with tour parties bound for Lhasa, this Tibetan-run hotel offers quiet, comfortable rooms in a quiet location away from the Thamel bustle. The grand lobby gives a sneak preview of Tibet, with its vivid Buddhist carvings and murals. Facilities include a rooftop terrace, a private garden, a restaurant and a meditation chapel.Address: Lazimpat, Off Lazimpat Marg, Kathmandu, 44600
Telephone: +977 1 442 9085.
Kantipur Temple House
Built in traditional Newari style, with brick courtyards and carved timber window and door frames, this eco-friendly boutique hotel has 48 comfortable rooms decorated with traditional Nepali fabrics and furnishings. It’s Rana-style living without the royal budget.Address: Jyatha Tol, Chusya Galli, Kathmandu, 44600
Telephone: +977 1 425 0131.
Kathmandu Guest House
Probably the most famous budget hotel in Kathmandu, with a prime location in the heart of Thamel. The 121 rooms come in all shapes and sizes, from simple fan-cooled backpacker rooms to handsome air-conditioned rooms in an old Rana palace. However, the old wing was damaged in the 2015 earthquake and restoration work is ongoing. Bonus features include two courtyard restaurants with Wi-Fi, a peaceful garden and secure parking for bikes and motorcycles.Address: Thamel, Saatghumti, Kathmandu, 44600
Telephone: +977 1 470 0632.
Hotel Ganesh Himal
South of Thamel, this friendly, family-run hotel offers above-average facilities for budget travellers in quiet location away from the tourist hubbub. Rooms have reliable hot water, there's a sunny rooftop terrace and owners offer airport pick-ups and mountain bike hire.Address: Chhetrapati, Chhetrapati, Kathmandu, 44600
Telephone: +977 1 424 3819.
Oasis Kathmandu Hotel
This hotel is the best for location, price and hospitality. Attached to the Garden of Dreams, the Oasis Kathmandu Hotel promises stunning views with a friendly personalised service. As an added bonus, this hotel is situated 2.5 km away from the international airport, providing easy access to foreign travellers.Address: Thamel, Keshar Mahal Marg, Kathmandu,
Telephone: +997 01 4418258