About the Homestay

Urban Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We are located in the center of Kathmandu with most of the UNESCO Heritage sites and tourist center of Thamel in walking distance. My house is still off the main road with relatives and extended families living around. That makes it a safe, less noisy and welcoming place with more chances of cultural immersion and knowing the Nepalese family life.
I live with my 6 years old daughter Anna' father in law and husband who runs a tour company 'iTourNepal.com P Ltd.' I run a preschool in the neighborhood with my other two women partners. So we definitely have lots of stories to share and activities to involve you.
The house is a 12 years old concrete building with a red brick front. Our neighborhood and the house stood strong during the April 2015 earthquake. Even though I have a small yard, there are plenty of trees and flowers. We have adopted an eco-friendly lifestyle. So we use less plastics and compost biodegradable waste. I use the manure to grow vegetables on the rooftop. We have got solar heated water and for back up lights. We filter rain water and harvest it.
We just have 3 rooms allocated for homestay guests. But we are expanding to the neighborhood as a community homestay. I believe in enforcing an eco-friendly lifestyle through tourism.
All rooms have a kitchenette and attached bathroom.
Homestay guests can join us in the kitchen and learn to make Nepalese cuisine.

Additional Info

My husband is well learned, government licensed tour guide. You can plan 2 days tour of Kathmandu along with homestay program. There are also beautiful hikes and short trek (2 - 3 days) you can go on.

My brother 'Prabin' knows lots of the birds around to take you on a bird watching trip around Kathmandu. He is associated with 'Bird conservation Nepal'. There are plenty of green hills and few wetlands to plan bird watching trip.

Our homestay is perfect for practicing 'Nepali language'. We are just walking distance away from most of the Nepali language institute (Thamel). There are kids and relatives living around with whom you can easily mix up and communicate.
Guests can also participate and learn Nepalese cooking like MoMo (dumplings), Dal Bhat (Nepali set) and other local dishes.

You can also involve yourself in the preschool I manage with my couple of ladies partners. We need volunteers to tell stories, art and crafts and paintings.
I was also thinking about running a evening class for poor kids in the community where they can come and get help for their homework. Being in the center of city, there are not enough playground. Also there parents not being educated (mostly labors renting one room) , they need more help with their homework and other academic activities.

House Facilities
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Internet Access

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

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Cozy eco room
From $12 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Small cozy private place with simply equipped kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with private entrance at the 2nd floor of the house.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$15
$19
Weekly Price
$98
$120
Monthly price
$360
$460
Comfortable Studio near tourist center
From $13 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is simply furnished, comfortable studio apartment in a local neighborhood near tourist center Thamel. The 300 sq ft space has got private entrance, private bathroom and kitchen. The studio is in 1st floor and host lives in the ground floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$16
$22
Weekly Price
$105
$140
Monthly price
$400
$540
Kathmandu view room
From $13 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is penthouse studio apartment, with attached bathroom and simply equipped kitchenette suitable for 1 person as well as a couple. It is on the top floor of 3 storied house with mini library and terrace garden. Hence it is spacious and very private.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$16
$20
Weekly Price
$105
$130
Monthly price
$400
$500
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About the Area

Our house is in the center of Kathmandu but yet in the quiet and safe neighborhood of Nayabazar. We are just 7 mints walk east of tourist center 'Thamel'. Local transportation, bank (ATM) and shopping are all in walking distance. The UNESCO Heritage site of Swyambhunath and Kathmandu durbar Square are about 2.5 km. The Nagarjuna forest of Shivapuri Nagarjuna national park is just 2 km north from the house.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board

House Rules

Please mention the guest staying and let us know if you will have visitors.
Respect the fact that there are families and relative living around and keep the homely environment.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

8 Reviews

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    Australia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2024

    My Husband and I stayed with Kopila and her family for 2 nights in September/October 2023. We had a wonderful time. We learnt so much about Nepal from her husband and really enjoyed cooking with Kopila, while her son played camera man with my GoPro. What a wonderful, warm and welcoming family! We even ended up going spice shopping and taking some new spiced home after Kopila introduced us to them while we cooked!
    We found the location great. Super easy to walk to most places, and there are a few excellent tailors near by as well! We are so happy we stayed here, as it allowed us to discover yet another cool corner of Kathmandu.

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2024

    Our stay was just what we needed; we are thankful to have met Kopila and look forward to staying again when we are back in a Kathmandu. Communication was great and host was accommodating to our special needs!

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    United Kingdom
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    February 2022

    I had an amazing time staying with Kopila and the family. I stayed for 6 weeks and was sad to leave at the end. The family are very welcoming and helpful, we enjoyed some evenings out together and chatted every morning. The breakfast is the best in Kathmandu. The room was spacious and could have accommodated more people at a very reasonable rate. It is located very close to the main tourist area but far enough away that it is a local area with very friendly locals and no touts approaching you.

    I couldn't recommend this place enough and hope to come back to stay in the future.

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    We had cancelled this booking due to s change of plans.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Kopila in ,

    Dear Margret !
    We got the cancellation charge but officially cancellation had to be done through the website which you forgot and the my rooms were still blocked. I can't cancel the booking as a host. Moreover guests were supposed to pay once they check in. The booking advance you have paid is the website commission. So pls contact the website/management for any refund you want to claim. Thank you for being careful about your money.

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    Ireland
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Kopila is a very busy woman managing household, homestay, 2 children and working fulltime. She was very accommodating and made me feel right at home. Her whole family and friends/helpers that were there made time to explain things to me and show me temples and advise what else is worth seeing. I am very happy my first few days in a new country was spent with her and her family. If you are considering it just do it. You have your own kitchen for cooking but also have breakfast and dinner in her kitchen if you like. Special moments included listening to one of her children reading Peter Pan to me before dinner and making momo. Also the food was delicious. Thanks Kopila, family & friends for your hospitality. Best introduction to Nepal!

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    Switzerland
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    What a wonderful time at your homestay. Plenty of space, privacy, all amenities that can be desired and always a supporting family. This is Kopila’s Homestay in Kathmandu. Close to Thamel but still a place to enjoy the bird’s singing in the morning. Thank you for these unforgettable hours. Raju

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    April 2016

    I had a wonderful time in the home of Kopila und Robin and there two children. They are very nice and helpful people. I got best breakfast and dinner and had many good, trustful and interesting talks. They also invited me to a wedding in the family and helped me very much to orientate myself in kathmandu. Thank you very much for the welcome. Margit.

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    Australia
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2014

    Wow, what an amazing home to be welcomed into- thank you. Kopola and her family went out of their way to ensure my son and I were welcomed and eased into life in Kathmandu. She was full of helpful tips, a warm heart, beautiful places to visit and helpful tips on other places to travel in Nepal. Our welcome to Nepal has been seamless thanks to this homestay.

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