One of the best budget hotels,Kathmandu Guest House lies at the center of Kathmandu’s tourist hub Thamel. Established in 1967 by Karna Shakya by renovating an old Rana palace, the hotel initially had just13 rooms. It has grown now to accommodate 121-rooms.
Kathmandu Guest House falls under the three star category hotel. The price for the rooms ranges from US$ 2.00 to USD 60.00 depending upon room facilities such as overlooking the garden, attached spacious bathroom with tub bath, mini bar, color television, telephone, air conditioning, complimentary daily newspapers.
Kathmandu Guest House has several restaurants offering a choice of cuisine. Laskus offers traditional Newari fare , Clay Pot Oven authentic Indian tandoori dishes , Clay Oven pizzas, while the Bahal Cafe offers continental fare.The Raksi Bar offers a wide choice of cocktail and mocktail. From breakfast to dinner, at Kathmandu Guest House eating is indoors or al fresco, a la carte or buffet.
Amenities include a shopping arcade for souvenirs, jewelery and books and a barber and beauty salon. Internet is available in public areas and in the small telephone and communication centre. There is a lovely garden, tucked at the back away from the dusty lanes.One can relax there, amidst palm trees and green lawns, potted plants, statues, and seasonal flowers. It is a lovely place to unwind. Kathmandu Guest House has an impressive record of guest lists including famous climbers, writers, researchers and numerous world celebrities from the Beatles to Ricky Martin and Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons.