The 12 Best Airbnbs In Kathmandu, Nepal

August 30, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Kathmandu, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Kathmandu and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Traditional Newari Loft Style Apartment

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $270 per night, airbnb.com

An experience like no other awaits travellers in Kathmandu. This traditional Newari style loft has 1 bedroom and is located in the historic neighbourhood of Mahaboudha temple, seamlessly blending in with the ancient city of Patan. Inside, you’ll have a feast of the senses. The aesthetically pleasing red brick walls, the tranquillity of the space and the comfortable amenities guarantee a memorable experience in Kathmandu.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“A charming Newari loft style apartment located in the historic neighbourhood of Mahaboudha temple, it seamlessly blends in with the ancient city of Patan. An oasis of elegance and luxe in the laid back Newari culture, This apartment is the perfect blend of luxury, comfort and opulence. The Loft includes a double bedroom, a seating area, a study area and a bathroom with a Japanese bath tub.”

Amenities

Wifi | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Kitchen | Breakfast | Cooking basics | Dishes and silverware | Private entrance | Shampoo | Hangers | Unavailable: HeatingHeating

Guest Reviews

“This place is gorgeous! “This home is truly authentic and I really loved the vibe! The host was beyond amazing. He took time out of his day and showed me around Nepal for 2 whole days and made all the necessary arrangements. Loved staying here.” – Gregory
“i would like to highly recommend the house and the owner to all. The location is very closed to the golden temple and durbar sq, and beautifully decorated by newari troditional style and ornaments.” – 梦驰
“Lv’s loft is very cozy and beautiful! The house has a typical Newari architecture and had a lot of personal touches. My overall experience with the stay, and warmth of the hosts were amazing.” – Pavithra
“On a quiet street just minutes away from Durbar Square. Beautiful design touches and great hospitality.” – Lucia
“Very authentic place, that reflects a certain locally famous style (Newari). You feel you are staying in a museum” – Racil

#2 Spacious and Light Apartment Near Monkey Temple

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

Home to the highest peaks in the world, Kathmandu is also home to an array of interesting and unique Airbnb listings, like this Nepali & Western infused apartment. If you are travelling in a group of four, this apartment is ideal as you will have the entire beautiful home to yourself – a master bedroom, a large living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Nice fully equipped apartment, decorated with Nepali and Western influences. The space is super light and has all conveniences one could ask for! Additionally, you get a special discount if you book for more than a week or a month. The spaceYour home away from home!”

Amenities

Wifi | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Stove | Refrigerator | Cooking basics | Dishes and silverware | Luggage dropoff allowed

Guest Reviews

“Great spot, cute place, and helpful hosts. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in the area!” – Emily
“The stay was amazing. The hosts are more than accommodating and helped us book bus tickets with ease. The area is nice and quiet if you are looking for somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the city.” – Shelby
“Super accommodating, clean space right outside of ring road, you’re in Thamel in 10 minutes by bike. Shops around the corner if you need a snack or drink. Host was very responsive and adjusted to our circumstances! ” – Kameron
“This is a *great* spot for groups. You have the *entire* ground floor of a beautiful home to yourself – a master bedroom, a large living room (with more beds), a kitchen, and a bathroom. (It was certainly far more space than I needed as an individual!” – Tori
“We had a great time! The host was very responsive to all our questions and provided us with lots of help. We loved visiting Nepal, and it was great to stay in a neighborhood rather than a tourist section of town.” – Kate

#3 Temple View Apartment In Narayan House

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $310 per night, airbnb.com

Kathmandu is an adventurous journey for many travellers. Its rugged terrain and natural landscapes are the order of the day. But this apartment is the exact opposite. Here, guests come home to tranquillity and comfort. It has minimalist interiors, lots of light, located in a very quiet neighbourhood, and the bedroom faces a quiet alleyway. You’d be hardpressed to think this peaceful oasis is actually situated in the town center.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Three rooms (one bedroom) spacious apartment located in heart of the historical city of Patan, right in the middle of all the amazing heritage sites (Swotha Square). The apartment has a balcony with view over a garden and two beautiful temples. The flat is fully equipped like at home. The place is amazing to get culturally immersed in the old Patan and enjoy full comfort (bedroom, study room with balcony, two modern bathrooms, ample working spaces, living/ kitchen, washing machine).”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Air conditioning | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Kitchen | Cooking basics | Dishes and silverware | Coffee maker | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“We loved staying here – this place does so many things right! From meeting us on the street, assisting with luggage, to a booklet with restaurant suggestions and other useful information. The people who manage it are lovely and very helpful.” – Ricky
“Great location, nice apartment, friendly and serviceminded staff. Would be happy to choose Cosy Nepal another time.” – Tine
“It was another very pleasant stay. The apartment was located at the heart of patan, only few steps to all main attractions. Minimalist interiors, lots of light, very quiet neighbourhood.” – Kelly
“Superbeautiful flat at an amazing place! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute of this clean and simple but stylish decorated flat. Its a very unique place, we will come back for sure.” – Eliane

#4 Contemporary Thamel Penthouse

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $570 per night, airbnb.com

Lovingly put together to suit contemporary tastes of neo-classical and Newari fusion, this two-bedroom apartment is furnished with real wood for flooring, with floor to ceiling sliding door/windows to take advantage of light and draw in ample Nepali sunshine. This apartment also has plenty of space – a precious commodity in cramped Thamel. Enjoy a cup of tea with Nepali momo while you sit on the sunny terrace seating.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This sunny Penthouse is in Thamel, Kathmandu. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Full Kitchen, Living Area & 2 Terraces. Close to nightlife, restaurants, pubs/bars, shopping & entertainment. A modern dwelling inside a beautiful Neo Classical/Newar fusion building.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Washer | Iron | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Kitchen | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“This is the absolute perfect unit if you are looking for a “home away from home” feeling. The location is in central Thamel and couldn’t get much better in terms of walking to temples and restaurants.” – Lauren
“Great place – very centrally located with tons of food and shopping around. The guys at the cafe at the entrance were super helpful and brought dinner up to our apartment one evening when we were super tired. We will definitely stay here when we come again.” – Andie
“Right in the middle of Kathmandu’s coolest neighbourhood. In a city that regularly feels tight and congested, this apartment was a godsend; the rooms and multiple patios are spacious and provide relief from the streets around it.” – Alan
“Clean, comfortable and a great location. Definitely recommended” Diza
“Fantastic, modern place in Thamel. Place was as pictured in airbnb. Hosts are responsive and we had a great time in Kathmandu.” – Hardeep

#5 Flat In A Beautiful Newari House

3 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $280 per night, airbnb.com

Located inside Yatachhen’s house, this two-bedroom flat is one of the first successful conservation projects of Newari architecture in the Old Patan. The house has been entirely renovated/ rebuilt 10 years ago with the modern anti-seismic method and the addition of concrete belts to assure extreme security in case of an earthquake. The winding alleys, beautiful Newari architecture, and endless maze of beautiful old courtyards in the surrounding area will light your imagination on fire.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy this very comfortable flat, quietly nested between two quiet courtyards, just off Swotha Square and Patan Durbar sq. right in the heart of the beautiful historical Patan. It is a very romantic cocoon or just a wonderful base to explore the area. Perfect as well for a consulting mission (big desk)The spaceCharming and comfortable renovated apartment in a wonderfully located and soulful Newari House.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Refrigerator | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“Great location and communication. Clean beautiful place with traditional Newari architecture. The best thing of my stay was the hospitality provided by the team at Cosy Nepal.” – Ike
“From their friendly pick up service at the airport which drives you right to their front door, to the exceptional housekeeping who do an amazing job, to the staff that feel more like welcoming friends.” – Shantelle
“This was a great spot for my family of four, a four year old and two month old. Great access to Lalitpur neighborhood, still easy to Kathmandu and Bakhtapor. Great hosts and one of our favorite AirBnb rentals we’ve stayed.” – Robert
“Awesome!!! Highly recommend to anybody visiting Kathmandu. This was nicely decorated, authentic and well-loocated” – Zack
“What a magical place! So grateful to stay here and explore Lalitpur! Stay here, not some generic hotel in Thamel!” – Lily

#6 Large Attic Sunny Loft In Kathmandu

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

An attic loft welcomes 2 travellers to experience the uniqueness of Kathmandu. This is an ideal location for travellers seeking a more spiritual experience. Inside the house, elements of Nepali furniture and decoration offer an authentic vibe plus the meditation room is the perfect space to work on your meditation practice.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Sunny and spacious loft in the heart of Kathmandu with an incredible rooftop terrace, 5 minutes by walking to Thamel tourist area. A very big one and charming open space attic with kitchen, dining ethnic place, tv corner , living area and also the possibility of sleeping here using the mattresses provided. Access to the small bathroom on the balcony. And more a very nice bedroom with large bathroom .”

Amenities

Wifi | Washer | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Microwave | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“Anup’s palace was hands down the coolest airbnb we have ever stayed in and there have been many! The photos don’t even do it justice. We especially loved the kitchen because we love to cook.” – Lillian
“Anup is simply the best host we’ve ever had. He provides a cell phone for guests and checks in periodically to ensure that all is well which made us feel looked after and safe. ” – Tim
“Anup was an amazing host! He went above and beyond to drive us to our next destination and made sure we had everything we needed. His place is in a great location with super views of Thamel….” – Jaclyn
“Anup was very communicative before and during our stay. He answered any questions I had about Kathmandu and possible treks we could take. He and his friend sent us on a very cool trek that we will forever remember.” – Ellie
“Amazing hospitality! Anup is a wonderful super host that care. Make sure you take time to check out the view in the AM/PM from the balcony. This place is A+” – Ronny
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#7 Artelier Homes “Maison Noir et Blanc”

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $330 per night, airbnb.com

For travellers looking for a more luxurious and modern experience in their accommodations, the Maison Noir et Blanc might just satisfy that need. With artistic flair and bohemian allure, Artelier Homes is tucked away in Patan’s famed cultural district down the alley of “The Heritage walk”, steps away from the Golden Temple and the Majestic Patan Durbar Square.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Artelier Homes is a collection of centrally located cultured, boutique & design hubs that creatively flirt with handcrafted comforts & chilled lifestyle. Built with creativity, art and playfulness, each of our accommodations are carefully curated with style and soul with a motive to promote local Nepalese Art and crafts to give emerging artists a platform, and uplift the local community, side by side..”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Air conditioning | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | Window guards | Free street parking | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“From the location only a few steps from Patan’s Durbar Square to the easy check-in and stylish amenities, everything about this place was excellent. Highly recommended – book quickly!” – Salem
“Amazing stay at an amazing Airbnb. Clean, spacious.Kitchen facilities and even a washing machine on the awesome roof garden.” – Kina
“I can’t say enough good things about Artelier homes. My room was stylish, clean and had special touches such as slippers and a dressing gown. ” – Sáde
“I cannot describe enough how much we enjoyed the stay at Lv’s place 🙂 The decor was beautiful and the cleanness is amazing. She and her brother also helped us with arranging taxi rides and negotiating the price for us.” – Tina
“We truly enjoyed Liv’s appartment. Very comfortable,very clean,good heating, very good location. Sujan was there if we needed anything.” – William Et Marie

#8 Avocado Cottage II

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

A riot of colours and concepts compare to the sights and sounds of the Budhanilkantha area in which this home is located, making this cottage an ideal setting for travellers looking for a village experience. From here, you get to see the Shivapuri mountain range every day plus the Shivapuri National Park is nearby for hiking.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Avocado Home is a huge complex consisting of three cottages and one apartment:Avocado Cottage IAvocado Cottage IIAvocado Cottage III and Avocado two bedroom apartment. Avocado Cottage II, is a fully furnished single bedroom cottage with all amenities. it consists of attached bathroom, living room with furniture, well equipped kitchen and a dinning area. It is situated in the Northern part of the city in a quiet area overlooking Shivapuri mountain.”

Amenities

Wifi | Washer | Iron | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Building staff | Long term stays allowed | Luggage dropoff allowed

Guest Reviews

“Great place, away from the extremely overcrowded city! Movement in and out of the CBD is so easy with the Pathao app, The space is unique. Worthwhile for singles or couples who are looking for slightly longer stay in Kathmandu.” – Amelia
“The Avocado Cottage is a beautiful place to stay. Shivaram is a great and very caring host. We enjoyed our days a little away from the center of Kathmandu.” – Sebastian
“Staying at the Avocado cottage was truly a beautiful experience. We were given a traditional Nepali welcome and had tea with the owners son ( who was very helpful with our visa extension). ” – Annie
“Thank you soo much for your hosting. A wonderfull little house, just for us with all the independency we wented. At the same time, shivaram’s family was always there (in their own house), very open and available.” – Ariane
“I definitely recommend this place, the location it’s awesome with a spectacular view the house it’s all you need to relax and enjoy a city like Kathmandu. ” – Niccolò

#9 Imperial Duplex Near Durbar Square

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $570 per night, airbnb.com

Want to live like royalty in Kathmandu? Book yourself in this very spacious Duplex located on the 2nd floor of an old Rana summer palace, hugged by wooden verandahs. The apartment is composed of a spacious living room with an open kitchen, a comfortable master bedroom with an attached roof terrace with beautiful views, a mezzanine room with a queen bed, and a luxurious bathroom with a modern glass shower. It’s a treat for your body and soul while in Kathmandu.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Incredible Duplex in Kwalkhu Chowk in the heart if the beautiful historical Patan (50 meters away from Patan Durbar Square & the Golden Temple) – This rennovated Rana house has kept all the attributes of a golden era: high ceiling, crystal chandeliers, authentic wooden balconies…. Composed of a huge kitchen/living room, a master bedroom with its attached sunny roof terrace as well as another double bed mezzanine room, It can comfortably hosts 4 to 5 people.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Washer | Iron | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Kitchen | Stove

Guest Reviews

“You will enjoy your stay here. Great hosts and awesome facilities to enjoy a Nepalese experience.” – Luis
“Fantastic hosts, good area, safe, clean, all around five star.” – William
“This space is fabulous. If you’re coming to KTM think about Patan and this place – it’s gorgeous!” – David
“Like others have posted, this place is amazing. Such a spacious and bright space in the heart of old town Patan. Very glad we chose this rental over others we had considered in Thamel.” – Victor
“We had a great stay at the Imperial Duplex in Patan. Location is great, space is beautiful and clean, and the hosts are super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.” – Bernard

#10 Gagan’s Cottage With View On The Valley

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

This adorable Nepali cottage is located in a pristine natural environment close to the Shivapuri National Park. Waking up every morning here, you will have the views of the Eastern and Southern Part of Kathmandu Valley. Each day, it’s a beautiful debut to the day ahead with sunrise, seasonal birds and butterflies circling your abode. If your purpose to Kathmandu is to explore its landscape then this cottage offers plenty of starting points for many hikes.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Why cottage gagans? Gagans cottage is an absolute gem,Can have a full view of Kathmandu valley from nature and quite environment. Fully decorated on the basic of foreigners choice and flower pots around bathtub. 24 hours electricity, internet and hot water,A lot of hiking roughts,Sun rise and Sun set.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Bathtub | Hot tub | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Breakfast | Host greets you | Shampoo | Hangers

Guest Reviews

“Nice host and wonderful amenities. Definitely great location near markets”- Iana
“The cottage is so cute great interior design and feel in a little local village over looking Khathmundu valley. The views are beautiful and it is super peaceful. Buy yourself some food at the local market and cook dinner for a super relaxing night.” – Mariana
“Great place to get away from the city. Gagan is a super nice guy, very accommodating and helped get me to the airport for an early flight. Lots of hiking right behind the cottage. Cool place” – Stephen
“Interesting space, loads of light and plants for a wonderful setting”- Clarise
“Nice place and excellently furnished. Love everything about the space- arrangement, cleanliness and amenities.” – Pita

#11 Unique Balcony Apartment from Patan Durbar Square

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $260 per night, airbnb.com

When staying in this part of town you are surrounded by Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, monasteries, local food spots and hidden courtyards with secret paths. This home is uniquely renovated in the old Newari architecture, with modern features infused beautifully without compromising its traditional vibes. It”s perfect for culture enthusiasts because this location allows you to have a rich cultural Nepali experience.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Spacious studio Apartment in Kwalkhu Chowk in the heart of the beautiful historical Patan (50 meters away from Patan Durbar Square & the Golden Temple) – Balcony House Apartment is set in an amazingly renovated Rana house with authentic wooden balconies, well equipped kitchen, queen size bed, working space. It has capacity to host 2 people very comfortably with possibility to add an extra bed.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Washer | Iron | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Kitchen | Microwave

Guest Reviews

“We can’t say enough nice things about Cosy Nepal! From the start, communication was streamlined and lightning fast. Sohan met us at the apartment and proceeded to give us tons of recommendations to familiarize us with Patan.” – Taylor
“I’ve stayed in this apartment twice and cannot recommend it enough! A beautiful studio with lots of charm in a perfect location in Patan.” – Jill
“This is a gorgeous apartment just steps from Durbar Square. It was perfect for my boyfriend and I and felt spacious. It’s updated and perfectly clean.” – Erin
“I highly doubt you will find better quality of accommodations, so fully immersed in the center of Patan. Everything was an easy walk away. It was amazing.” – Darin
“I would highly recommend this place for comfort, quality, location and local hints. Perfect in so many ways.” – Roxanne

#12 Courtyard Cottage from Patan Durbar Square!

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

A private courtyard patio with plenty of sun during the late morning and afternoon hours is a welcoming space after a whole day of trekking. This, combined with an amazing ambiance from the open-air kitchen and full-length sliding doors on both living and bedroom levels. This courtyard cottage is charming, safe, impeccably equipped, a place to call home for the solo traveller or a couple.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Beautiful little independent house, nested in a courtyard just a few meters away from the Golden Temple and Durbar Square – The place is great to get culturally immersed in the amazing old Patan and enjoy full comfort: on the ground floor is the living room with super comfy sofa, low table, TV and big glass windows. On the 1st fl of your house is the bedroom with AC & balcony + bathroom- Kitchen & washing machine are in the courtyard. They are all yours !”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Washer | Iron | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Kitchen | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“A hidden gem only a few meters from Patan Durbar Square – this place should be near the top of any list if you are considering a trip to Kathmandu. Spacious, great looking and surprisingly quiet given its central location.” – Salem
“We loved our stay. Everything was top notch from the space to the local area. It was the perfect alternative to a hotel, we felt so cozy and free to spread out and not look at our backpacks for a little while.” – MiMi
“The accommodation + hospitality have been absolutely wonderful. private courtyard patio got plenty of sun during the late morning / afternoon hours; great ambiance with the open-air kitchen and full-length sliding doors on both living and bedroom levels ” – Ryan
“Good location and friendly neighborhood. They do good job of informing about the local food and site seeing locations.” – Zac
“Our stay at Cosy Nepal was great! The apt was very sweet and in a perfect location. The staff were helpful and accommodating.” – Tamar
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