What Standard of Accommodation Should I Expect in Nepal?
The main type of accommodation in Nepal is the guest house. Prices range from $5 to $35 per night, depending on where you’re staying. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, teahouses are the most common type of accommodation. Most are basic, with a solid bed and foam mattress. You can ask for blankets, but you should always pack a spare. The bathrooms are sometimes shared and may only have a hand dryer and toilet paper.
There are budget hotels, guest houses, and bed & breakfast motels. The former usually have better facilities than hostels, but tend to be a bit shabby and dirty in some areas. Most have a hot shower, but you may not get service until 19:00.
In busier seasons, you’ll also find less desirable hotels and less desirable accommodations. For the best quality, stay in a deluxe hotel, which will be more expensive but also offer more services.
At Youin Travel we ensure you get the best standard in the major cities such as the Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu – Image above.
In a 3-star or 4-star hotel, you’ll find the best quality. Most of these establishments are on the more popular trekking routes, but you’ll still find some ramshackle places that call themselves hotels.
In Nepal, you can expect to stay in a three-star hotel or resort. The accommodations should be clean, and they should offer amenities such as air conditioning, cable TV, and private washrooms with 24 hours of hot water.
While most guesthouses in Nepal are relatively clean, be prepared to pay more if you don’t have a good idea of what you’re looking for. In most cases, the cost of the rooms is comparable to the quality of the food. But it’s still important to ensure that you have a comfortable bed and a good shower.
You might want to consider staying at teahouses in areas where you’ll be trekking in remote regions. The standard of accommodations available will also depend on the region you’re visiting, the season you are visiting and whether you’re trekking in the highlands or lowlands.
While there’s no specific standard of accommodation in Nepal, it’s worth avoiding budget hotels in the mountains if you’re on a budget. A well-known area may be the best place to find a good tea house. If you’re late, you’ll be served with food, but the quality of your stay might be inferior. Be sure to ask the staff about your travel plans and preferences before booking your accommodation.
When it comes to budget hotels, in Nepal, most hotels are cheap. However, if you want to stay in a high standard/luxury hotel, we recommend booking through an agent, our team on the ground have negotiated the very best prices at the best hotels and you can be guaranteed high standards.
Depending on your location, the price of a five-star hotel in Kathmandu might not be worth it. Nonetheless, the cost of luxury accommodations in Nepal should be well within your budget.
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