Alvin's Room - Cozy and Comfortable

House - Private room · Bagmati Road, Kathmandu, Central Region 44600, Nepal

The Space

A cozy and comfortable stay with Nepalese family fulfilling your basic need in Nepal.

Alvin's Room was named after the room was transformed from storage space to accommodate my close friend Alvin Tai from Seatle, USA who was in Nepal on a business trip for a week. We used artifacts and handicrafts to decorate the room traditionally while keeping it simple.

Conveniently located in the heart of Kathmandu valley and just a minute walk from all major public transportation. Nearby restaurants, banks, and grocery shops.

Short walk to airport, some of the Word Heritage Sites, short &easy bicycle ride to all major attractions (Historical Palaces, Temples, Stupas, Monastries and popular Tourist Hangouts).

We have had many friends from abroad spending their time in our house because of the warmth and location. You will get to blend with our family, taste Nepali food and experience the culture just the way it is for us everyday. We treat you like our own family.

We will assist you along your tour in negotiating costs for excursions and adventures to make it fun and memorable while making it most reasonable. We'll provide you a sim card for your telephone need (cost to be born by you).

At no additional cost, we'll serve you three cups of tea everyday, you can learn how to cook Nepali food and we'll give you Nepali Lessons for as long as you stay with us at a time convenient to both you and a member of our family.

For additional guest (there will be a cleaning fee of 10 dollars if your stay is for a week). If you stay for long time, you will be responsible for the cleaning of room and everything else you use.

Other Things to Note

If you wish to use the washing machine, there is a charge of 3 dollars per use. We'll give you one load laundry detergent. Please ask us us prior to using the machine because may not be familiar in using it.

Water and electricity is of scarce in Kathmandu so we request all the guests to use them wisely.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $70 /week
Monthly Price: $300 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I had such a wonderful time with Suraj and Rhesu. The house with the nice little backyard is tucked away from the noisy streets, and still central to many architectural attractions and well connected to the public transport network. And the tandoori place Rhesu showed me down the street has the most delicious chicken saag and naan. It's highly addictive! And I'm definitely coming back to Suraj and Rhesu's place on my next visit in Kathmandu.

    March 2014
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Suraj, Rechu, Tintin and Mickey, the dog!
    It was fun getting to know them and share a meal or two! Suraj was helpful with any directions, or traveling suggestions i might have had. He arranged for a Mountain flight, which was quite enjoyable! Thanks!
    The room was comfortable and spacious!…and should I find myself in Kathmandu, once again, I will be sure to look into visiting my friends there in Nepal!

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • Suraj and Reshu, his wife, are very warm and lovely people. They made everything very easy for me. Sometimes it is difficult when you are not used to a different culture but they were very helpful in giving informatiion like where to go to, what to do, how it all works here. and they have a beautiful little baby who is like the most adorable nepalese baby ever. you can also cook and wash your dirty landry. they have a lovely terrace on the rooftop where you can sit and enjoy the view over kathmandu. so if there is a place to stay in kathmandu i would always recommend this lovely family!

    February 2014
  • You would be missing out on a WONDERFUL experience if you go to Nepal and don't stay here. Wow! I don't really have words to describe the amazing experience while staying with Suraj bhaiya and Resu Bhabi. From the initial enquiry to the final goodbye while leaving for the airport, everything was perfect. As rightly said by Suraj Bhaiya at the time of my departure, I went as a Paying Guest but next time I would be staying with them as a Guest. I have be-friended an amazing couple in Nepal and staying with them was the star highlight of my trip. I wish them all the luck with their endeavours and highly suggest a fellow air-bnb'er to definitely stay with them during their trip.

    December 2013
  • Everything was rally perfect. We´d loved to stay at Surajs place. We got very useful information about Nepal and India, thank you for that. I can only recommend to stay at his place. He and his wife have a really big big heart. They always wanted the best for us. When we felt sick, Suraj crated a special drink for our stomache. He really cares about us. Thank you for the good time ;)

    Raphael u Beatrix

    December 2013
  • Well.. As a journalist I rarely experience running out of words - this time I do. Surajs and his families hospitality were just overwhelming. I had the best time in Kathmandu, thanks to them. Alvins room was great, the view from the roof is spectacular and the way how the Paudyals let me in their family and in their hearts was just wonderful. Suraj also helped me organise everthing for my trekking trip and connected me with many other guests and friends. He took me to the best Momo-places in town and also to the Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival. He showed me where and when to get the best fresh bread for half price and helped me sneak in most the sights for free, because we went there in the night or in the morning. His brother would even ride me around on his motorcycle and his wonderful women Resu and lovely little Tin-Tin would join me for breakfast on the roof. I ended up staying much longer than I planned and when we had fried Yak cheese on our last evening I realised I didn't want to leave. There is place in KTM I could recommend more for staying. You are going to love it!

    December 2013
  • Having met Suraj and staying with his family has definitely enriched my life. I have been thinking a lot about how I could possibly put adequately into words the great, incredible but also indescribable good time I had staying at his house in Kathmandu but I know that I will never successfully be able to do so.

    Right from the beginning, it was Suraj’s only aim was that I would have a fantastic and good time in Nepal, and experience some of the culture. He was honest and straight about the distances to travel daily to my workplace but even offered that I could see myself and if I am not comfortable he would assist me to find different accommodation.

    Before my arrival we were in regular contact. Even though I am travelling a lot and have met many different people, I am always nervous and feeling uncomfortable on my actual days of travelling and meeting new people. This time it was different. I was calm and peaceful going to Nepal as there was really nothing at all to worry about. Right from the first night I felt “home” at Suraj’s place and simply comfortable and I am really thankful for that.

    Suraj is the most hostile and selfless person I have met in my whole life – simply extraordinary. On my first day of school he got up in the middle of the night only to accompany me and show me how to use public transport in order to save costs. On the second day he went half way and on my third day until the Rickshaw stand. He always wanted to make sure that things work out perfectly for me. During the days he was caring like family. He called regularly or messaged if I am good and needed any help or advice.

    I am really hoping that I am going to meet him and his family again sometime in my life. I am felling extremely blessed and thankful for the experiences and the time that I was able to stay with the Paudyals and wishing them all the best.

    November 2013
  • Suraj's house was the first place on my backpacking journey, and I couldn't have asked for more. For such a busy person, Suraj always makes an effort to help you out and make you feel at home whenever he can. He and his family are some of the kindest people I have met on my trip and I'm looking forward to returning to Nepal one day to meet them again!

    October 2013
  • If you visit Kathmandu, you MUST stay here!! Suraj is a really nice guy. He is knowledgable, communicative and his hospitality is unparalleled. The first day we arrived, Suraj took us on a tour of Patan, brought us to a delicious & inexpensive Nepali restaurant, and showed us how to ride the tuk tuk. Kathmandu can be really overwhelming, so we felt very lucky to have Suraj as our dedicated host to make sure we acclimated and were comfortable. He helped us plan out all of our days, suggesting sites to visit and how to get there. He introduced us to other travelers, prepared us delicious food (he is a great cook!) and even hosted a BBQ night at his house. The neighborhood nearby is really cool. It is not overly touristy -- the restaurants near his house are inexpensive, authentic and delicious. We were happy we chose to stay here instead of Thamel. The apartment itself is very cute and has everything you need to feel at home. We loved meeting his family and hanging out with cute baby Tintin. There is also a lovable dog named Mickey living in the apartment. You will feel like a part of the family when you stay here. We hope to return here after our trek before we leave Nepal.

    October 2013
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