Located in Dhakhwa House in the heart of Old Patan, the flexible unit will be your get away from the bustle of Kathmandu. It is a great "base camp " to discover the valley
Flexible Unit: two rooms and one bathroom, all linked together. Ideal for a family with kids or for three friends travelling together. Perfect setting to share the same accommodation while remaining independents.
!! Relatively low ceilings . If you are very tall you may not want to book here for a long period !!
It is located in a beautifully restored old Newari house called Dhakhwa House, in the heart of the historical center of Patan, very close to Durbar Square, Nag Bahal and the Golden Temple.
• Direct access to the beautiful roof terrace that has 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
* Laundry on request
• Possibility to book for Nepali/ Newari lunch or dinner cooked by Premila
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!
If you want to go with the hosts for a small tour of the neighbourhood, just arrange the time, they will be happy to show you some secrets!
The Old Patan is a fantastic area to stay in. It is much more authentic and traditional than the tourist-spoiled places of Kathmandu/ Thamel 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.
• Located inside Dhakhwa house, a beautiful conservation project of an old Newari House.
• Situated in the heart of Patan historical city center (nearby Nag Bahal, the Golden Temple and Durbar Square)
• Quietly nested inside a courtyard (no noise from the road)
• 300m away from Patan Doka (Patan’s gate)
• 15 min walk away from U.N. House, Sanepa area, Kupondole area
• 15 min ride to Thamel
• 20 min ride to the International Airport
* Perfect "base-camp" to discover the valley.
Taxi can be found in Durbar Square and patan Dhoka at all time of the day and night.
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.
The house is in the centre of the Patan beside the Durbar Spuare. Room is also traditional and (website hidden) is nice and easy to communicating.But with some personal reason I haven't enjoyed the staying for a long time.Even that the host helping me to find a new house to (website hidden) was so kindly ,I must thanks here again.
다콰하우스의 프라카쉬아저씨와 아줌마 모두들 너무너무 친절하게대해주셨고 비자연장의 문제도 도와주셔서 즐겁게 여행할수있었습니다. 다음에도 꼭 다콰하우스를 방문할것입니다!감사합니다:)
Although I arrived later than I had initially planned host Prakash was there to greet us on arrival and explain the set up. The rooms were absolutely delightful and comfortable - such a privilege to stay in a 100-year-old original Newari house in Patan, although as is typical of the architecture the ceilings are low.
Prakash and Premila were absolutely lovely, incredibly warm and friendly and so helpful with great tips about where to go and what to see, and are incredibly excited to be part of the Airbnb experience. Prakash even took time out of his own schedule to show us around the wonderful neighbourhood providing local insight and lifetime experiences that we would have never gotten otherwise. For a really special Kathmandu trip, I would recommend a stay here over and over.
Prakash and Pramila welcomed us with much aloha. Prakash took us on a sweet walking tour of his neighborhood and showed us nearby points of interest. The apartment was very comfortable and well appointed. We knew the ceilings were going to be low, so my 6'4'' husband was not surprised! We chose to have breakfast with the family each morning which was delicious and a nice way to relax and have conversation.
Staying with Prakash and Premila and their family at the Dhakhwa House in Patan is nothing like staying in a guesthouse. It's more like being adopted by their family and being a part of their family.
The location of the Dhakhwa House is superb. I cannot imagine following the hoards of tourists in Kathmandu and spending unnecessary prolonged period time in the madness that is Thamel !!!
Prakash and his family are SUPERB hosts who would go the extra mile for their house guests. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk down Patan's medieval alleys with Prakash who knows Patan like the back of his hand. We call him "Patan's human GPS". No … That's an unfair description … He's tons better than that !!! For no GPS would take the trouble to walk us to the compound of the Living Goddess and introduce us to the Kumari and her family. And even after waving us off as we checked out of Dhakwa House for our journey home, he was at the other end of the phone to help us sort out the unfortunate task of dealing with the malevolent custom officer at the airport with the patience of a Saint.
All-in-all, our stay in Kathmandu surpassed all our pre-departure expectations, thanks to our Airbnb experience. We left with a heavy heart and we knew, for sure, that we will be back at the Dhakwa House.
p.s. Camille has been a big help with the communication prior to our arrival. Merci !
I have booked and stayed in various places around the world through airbnb. Regardless of the fact that power shortage in Nepal left the room in darkness, slow wifi (which the host has no contol of) or that I hit my head endlessly on the low ceiling (if you are above 1.7m, this accomodation may be challenging), this is the first time, I could say I had a prefect experience. Reason being the wonderful host family who took great care of us in Nepal and worry about the two girls who are travelling alone in Bhutan and keeps up with text messages even when we arrived in Bhutan.
Through Camille, we stayed with Prakash and family. They made us feel like family and not just guests in their home. Prakash has a beautiful wife who is also a great chef. Home-cooked meals in the Dhakhwa House will definitely be more worthwhile then a resturant. If you are interested in learning how to cook local nepalese food, the same can be arranged with Prakash and wife.
To get a more local feel of Patan, I believe Prakash could bring you on walks and tell you more about the place than a tour guide could.
We booked a 2-bedroom with shower and a toilet. The rooms were clean and in great condition. So were the shower and toilet. But you would have to let the water run a bit before it gets hot and the toilet's plumbing may not be great but you will get around it. Electricity is a national issue, so expect power cuts and lack of light from time to time. Towels, shampoo and soap were provided. This is a traditional Nepalese house, so it has a low ceiling which can get challenging for tall people.
Dhakhwa House which is a short 10 minutes walk from Patan Durbar Square is in a perfect location. If you are interested in having a true experience of staying in a Nepalese home and hospitality, this would be a great place to stay in.
My friend and I would be headed back to Kathmandu after our tour in Bhutan and we have already booked to stay in another Cozy Nepal property. I can only say, if you are heading to Kathmandu, book a stay with Cozy Nepal in the Dhakhwa house and experience what I experienced.
Prakash and his lovely wife truly showed us the meaning of Nepali hospitality. The rooms were spotless and felt like home. From a prompt airport pickup to an authentic Newari home cooked dinner every minute of our experience just exceeded our expectations. The house is only a short walk from Durbar Square and loads of temples (in fact on our first night on our way there Prakash walked us down to a local Hindu dance performance just down the street). The best part was that the house is so quiet and an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. I stayed with my mother and her friend, both women in their 60s and I will be forever grateful to the way Prakash cared and looked after them. From the time I booked Prakash contacted me and made sure all our needs were met. I couldn't ask for more. I highly recommend staying here, this was by far my best experience in Nepal!
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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.