A small cocoon with attached bathroom, in the heart of old Patan. Book there if you want to enjoy an authentic Newari House with all the comfort of a modern house.
Small bedroom (single occupancy) with modern bathroom and access to a friendly shared kitchen. The room is located in a beautifully restored old Newari House. A good value for money and the chance of living in Prakash and Premila’s place in the old Patan!
!! Relatively low ceilings . If you are very tall you may not want to book here for a long period !!
• Access to the shared kitchen/ living room
• Roof terrace with comfortable sitting space
• Electricity backup for all-day power supply
• Hot water 24h and pressure pump
• Free WIFI
• Free set of towels and linens changed every week
• Cleaning 2 times/ week
Interaction with Guests
Prakash and Pramila welcome you with all their heart, their generosity and their sense of hospitality.
They will be happy to help you out with good advices and share their Newari culture with you.
Luckily, Premila is also the best cook in town. You can book a Nepali Dal Bhat (Nepali Set) for dinner or even organise a Newari feast on the roof terrace!
You can also have the chance to try home-made "Raksi", the local rice/ millet alcohol: Prakash's mum is a super specialist of the distillation process and produce one of the best Raksi of the area ;-)
The Old Patan is a fantastic area to stay in. It is much more authentic and traditional than the tourist-spoiled places of Kathmandu and its concrete jungle. There are many hidden treasures to discover: hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, courtyard, secret paths, monasteries, local food spots...
The vibrant local life of the Newars (the original ethnic group of the Kathmandu Valley) guarantees you a very rich cultural experience.
There are two big public bus stations around (10 min walk away from us): Lagankel and Patan Doka.
From there you can go down to Kathmandu Ratna Park and to many places and villages around.
As a general fact, we discourage our guests to be systematically brought back by taxi or car until our front door (beside the first day of course). The old Patan is a very fragile area and cannot handle too much traffic and pollution.
Ask the taxi to drop you in Mangal Bazar or in Patan Doka and have a walk in all those beautiful small alleys and courtyards to reach our house, it is much healthier and enjoyable for all ;-)
The house is very lively: there is nothing expected beside your good humour and a minimum sense of respect for your hosts and the other tenants. We also encourage our guests to smoke on the roof terrace rather than in the rooms.
Where can I start ?! So much to tell !
Just got back from my trip to Nepal and already can't wait to go back to Dhakhwa House!
Prakash, Pramila, their kids and his mother are just amazing persons! I found a new Nepali family there and my only regret was to leave so early after 1 week with them. They made me feel home and taught me so much about everything: the culture, the religions, the food, etc. If you want to live a real and unique immersion in this beautiful culture and country, you have found the perfect place!
The building is a centenary old and Prakash was born there and has been restaured beautifully. Also super safe to leave all your stuff there while away.
Just 2 minutes walk away from Patan's Durbar Square with all the temples and Swotha Square (Swotha Café, Swotha Kiosk are cool places to drink tea or eat), and Patan gate (lots of taxis), it is ideally located for a quiet and peaceful stay!
My single room was very cute, simple and with some Nepali's taste ! The bathroom is perfect, water super hot at anytime to shower :) They also have a nice roof terrace which is perfect to enjoy a tea for breakfast or at any time of the day.
Patan is a very nice city, nothing compared to the very busy streets of Kathmandu which I did not like at all !!
Thanks to Prakash, I had the chance to experience a non-touristic tour, to meet the Kumari: a living goddess, and so many unforgettable moments.
Pramila's cooking is just the best, from her traditional Dal-Baaht to her glass noodles and of course her masala tea which I miss a lot! I had the chance to take a lesson with her and went to the market in the early morning. Was great ! !
To conclude, I could not have dreamt of a better place to enjoy my stay especially since I was traveling by myself. I had the best time with them and look forward to visiting them as soon as I can ! I really encourage everyone who reads me to stay at the Dhakhwa's family guest house to live what I've experienced. I found peace with them and already miss them a lot. Namaste !
Camille, Sailesh & Co with their Cosy Nepal collective is a recommended host. I stayed at their place, Dhakhwa House for 6 nights and it was a very pleasant stay. The house which is a renovated Newari house is nice. Prakash, our host in Dhakhwa House, is also very helpful. He helped us in arranging our itinerary. He also offered us local tour in Patan which fascinated us (especially the part when we were given the opportunity to personally meet Patan Kumari aka The Living Goddess). Prakash also frequently checked us if we were alright during our Pokhara trip. I would really recommend Cosy Nepal for an amazing stay in Nepal.
Nice place, very nice family. the house is very clairaudient, and if you stay in the first floor it will be hard to not to hear everything in the house...
Prakash and his family were very welcoming in this nice house, perfectly located in historic city of Patan, only five minutes walk from the stunning Durbar Square. We enjoyed the few chats we had together and the perfect balance between the feeling to be part of a family home and the respect for privacy. The rooms are clean and set up with good taste and simplicity. Very good value for money.
This place was great! Very cozy rooms and Prakesh is really friendly and helpful for whatever you need. I did not get to meet Cammile or Sailsesh, but I can tell you that if you want to be in a nice part of Kathmandu, (PAtan, Not thamel) and get an authentic experience, this place is perfect. I never ate there, but I wish I had, the food they were cooking smelled amazing. highly recommended, and well worth the money!
I used the transportation provided by the host from the airport, which was good because the place is hard to find..The driver picked me up no problem and got me there at around midnight. Prakesh was up to meet me and my girlfriend and showed us to the room.
The room was advertised as a one person room but I asked in advance and we both stayed there. The room was big enough for 2, but the ceilings (as advertised) were low.
Nice place, quiet, would stay again. Very much enjoyed it.
It was my first trip to Kathmandu. I think the best place for staying - it's Patan. Clear, quite, and light in the night time district. Newari is nice, well renovated and positioned house. Shower was available with hot water 24 hours. Morning time is very noisy because rooms are near and not soundproof at all. All other time is ok. Roof in night time is open and it's cool to seat with some drink;) breakfast is available but I hadn't ordered. In general - good place for staying.
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French Travel freak - have lived in many country including Russia, Spain, Sweden, USA and now Nepal. Today my pleasure is to introduce people to unspoilt places of the Kathmandu Valley, especially the Old Patan where I live.
Very fond of old wood, architecture, animals and nature in general, experimental food and all things a bit curious.