About the Homestay
Hello, Namaste, Bonjour tous les voyageurs
Our Home is located in Khusibu, Nayabazar, 15 minutes walk from main tourist center of Thmel, in very safe and peaceful residency area inside the Kathmandu valley. You can find us in google maps also. We are easy excess walking distance to most of the main places, like 7 km west side of Tribhuvan International airport, 18 minutes walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square, 15 minutes to Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), 20 minutes walk to Kantipath (tourist bus park), 20 minutes walk to Balaju bus park, 5 minutes from Tourist bus stops etc.
Our house is a beautiful 4 story building, in the 4th floor, where 3 private cosy rooms (2 twinc and 1 big bed) with shared bathroom (common bathroom), 24- hour hot/cold water, free high speed WiFi and terrace, where everyone can relax in taking fresh air and can observe beautiful scenery around the Kathmandu valley.
We are a small “Rai” family from Ilam, eastern part of Nepal. Me, Bina host of homestay, my husband “Mr Puran Rai” and a 8 years son. I work in Montesswari School and my husband work in tourism. My husband well speaks English as well as French. He could provide all types of travel, trekking and tours information if required. We will available to your help our guest at the time you need and also assure you that you will find comfortable with us during the stay. We are always happy to help our guests anytime.
AIRPORT PICKUP - :)
There are two ways you can get to our place from the airport.
If you provide us with your flight number and arrival time, we can come or send a driver to pick you up at the airport. Please note that the driver charges 800 nepali rupees (US$ 8) for day-time pickup.
The other option is taking a taxi. You can call us or have taxi driver call us from the airport for directions to our place. It is about 20 minutes ride from the airport.
It would be great honor to give an opportunity to welcome you in our homestay. "Come as a Guest and Go as a friend"
We provide simple breakfast, which is including in room rate. Breakfast will be local bread / pancake /egg /fry potato etc with Nepali style milk or Black Tea/Coffee.
FOOD - :)
As per request, we can provide dinner. The extra cost will be USD 3 Per person. Lunch or Dinner will be Local food (Rice, daal, seasonal vegetable curry or chicken curry, pickle, fruits etc).
ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENT ON REQUEST -:)
(Extra charge will be payable directly)
:: We could provide all kinds of travel, trekking and tour information in Nepal and Tibet as well as can also organize treks and tours.
:: Tourist bus tickets or Local bus tickets arrangement
:: City guide /Trekking Guide/ Porter arrangement
:: Flight ticketing
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in 15 minutes walk from main tourist center of Thmel, in very safe and peaceful residency area inside the Kathmandu valley. You will find restaurants, cafe, local grocery, mini market, hospital, ATM etc. closed to our home. About 50 meters away, you can get access to public transport (bus and micro bus) going around every part of the city, as well as private taxi service to go the major Word Heritage Sites, Historical Palaces etc. so, we can say, our home is the best location for tourist.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please stay clean, please try to leave the room in the same condition as you take.
Please smoke outside and away from the room.
Inform us in advance when you are not having meal, if you go out (bars, restaurant, visit someone) let us know, where you will plan to go and in case of emergency we will know where we can find you,
(:- Thank you.
Smoking is not allowed.
What can I say? This family homestay was by far the best homestay I have stayed in, I was welcomed by Bina,her husband Piran and their children. As a solo female traveler finding a safe and decent place to stay in is important, not once did I feel out of place while staying here. This family is very respectful, caring and were willing to give out their limbs just to help with whatever it was that I needed. They helped me plan out day trips, get a SIM card, informed me about what buses to take to my destinations, and were always just a text away. What I love most is how genuine and good hearted people they are, nothing was ever forced, my initial plan was to stay with them for 5 days but I ended up staying for almost an entire month. One thing that won't disappoint is Binas cooking, Dal Bhat the right way! Breakfast is complimentary and very well made. The rooms are kept clean, restrooms are well maintained and they offer you their washing machine incase you have clothes that need washing. This family homestay is no more than a 15 minute walk into Thamel, and other attractions . With an open mind and willingness to explore Nepali culture this is the place to acquire new experiences. With the same respect and amount of love that this family has shown me I too return that by giving them recognition through this review.
Puran and his family are lovely, and very welcoming. My room was clean and comfortable, and the food served for breakfast and dinner was very tasty. Puran will answer any questions you have about Kathmandu and travelling in Nepal. The house also has a rooftop area, with beautiful views of Kathmandu. The only drawback is that there is just one bathroom, shared by the guests of three rooms. This sometimes means having to wait for a while to get in. That aside, this is a great place to stay during your time in Kathmandu.
If you are thinking about finding the best homestay in Kathmandu... Well, here it is! Puran and Bina are such welcoming people. I planned to stay 3 nights but I extended for other 3 nights. Their house is at walking distance from all the interesting places in Kathmandu, and they are very happy to help or to suggest other places to visit and the way to reach them. I enjoyed to share the dinner with them, I felt really welcomed in the family. They taught me some useful sentences in Nepali, one day I could go with Bina to visit the kindergarten where she warks (I'm a teacher) and I'm sure I will be back when I come again to Kathmandu... So, don't hesitate! :)
nous te remercions pour ces superbes moments passés dans ta maison. En venant au Népal, nous voulions découvrir la culture népalaise et grâce à toi, nous avons pu découvrir ta culture. Tu n'es pas seulement notre hôte de Kathmandu, tu es devenu notre ami.
Merci infiniment Puran pour ton accueil, ton sourir, tes précieux conseils et ton dévouement. Tu as rendu notre séjour au Népal inoubliable et unique !
Pour ceux et celles qui cherchent une maison à Kathmandu nous vous recommendons vivement cette famille. La maison est très propre, la chambre est confortable, et la salle de bain est spacieuse avec de l'eau chaude 24/24h. Le wifi fonctionne à merveille et la nourriture est délicieuse (on ne voulait pas manquer un dîner !). Puran et sa famille sont des gens généreux, honnêtes et d'une gentillesse extrême. Ils prennent plaisir à vous faire partager leur culture si vous voulez apprendre, et Puran travaille dans le tourisme et peut volontier vous aider dans l'organisation de votre séjour (cela nous a beaucoup aidé pour choisir notre trek et réserver notre bus pour aller à Chitwan).
Nous reviendrons te voir avec joie Puran. Cette fois pour un nouveau trek au Népal. En attendant prenez bien soin de vous.
On vous embrasse bien fort,
Jenni et Pierre
C'est très bien. Rai connaît tout et parle très bien le français. À recommander.
Very warm hearted family helps you get to know Nepal from the inside
If you want a positive, local living experience in Kathmandu look no further. Their home is just outside Thamel so you'll get a chance to see how locals live, rather than staying in superficial Thamel. That being said, their house has a shower and extra warm blankets so you'll never be cold. Puran is an experienced tour guide so I you have any questions about Kathmandu or hiking in Nepal, he is a wealth of information! I stayed and celebrated with them over Christmas and the New Year holiday and couldn't have asked for more. Amazing people. Amazing family. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Puran and Bina's house became as the second home for me in Nepal. They met me very nice and friendly. My room was really cozy and clean, with a comfortable bed, warm blanket and it's placed separately as your own mini flat. And the food was very tasty.
It has great localization, very close to Thamel area, but you can also feel staying in a local place, not so busy and touristic as the city center.
Puran also helped me a lot with organizing trek in mountains in all details. And when I'd finished it I went back to Puran's house with pleasant feeling like I was getting home.
I was lucked to get in this house, to meet this kind and very friendly family. Next time when I come to Kathmandu I know for sure where to stay.
Best Place, Best Family. Puran is an awesome guy who helped us alot with arranging our trips in Kathmandu. His wife Bina is v nice and their son Mishal babu is so adorable. I loved him :) The home is in Nayabazar only 10 mins away from Thamel. The room is clean and spacious with comfortable beds and has shared bathroom. The food was good also. The eggs and tea was sooo good :) Thank u so much Puran all ur help and for being such a wonderful host. Highly Highly Recommended whenever u r in kathmandu. Goodluck for all u do. Kya Karooon hahaha. Take Care Puran Bro. Aali and Usman from US and Pak.
This is the place to be if you want to live the authentic local Nepali life. If you come with an open mindset, and if you are ready to get to know more about Nepali culture and lifestyle, your stay will be memorable. You will share traditional Nepali meals with the family, possibly even eating it with your hands (Nepali style!). But don't worry, Bine (or Didi, the big sister) will gracefully provide a spoon or fork if you still prefer eating more comfortably. Puran, the Daï of the house (big brother in Nepali, although it depends of your age as a guest, if you're older than him, he would be Baï) speaks fluently English and French. He can really feel his guests. He seems to know exactly what you need without even asking. If you desire more privacy or liberty, he will totally respect it. On the other hand, if you need some help or information about Nepal, with his great attentiveness, he will always be ready to hear you and will do his best to fulfill your wishes. He finds the right balance which makes him a perfect host. Moreover, he has extensive knowledge of trekking trails across the country and will be very happy to share it with you. If you wish to learn Nepali, he will make time for you every evening to gradually teach you this sacred speech. The babu's (little brothers) are lovely. They speak very well English and are eager to share their achievements at school with you. The bedroom is very clean, comfortable and quiet. There is also a rooftop with a panoramic view of the surroundings. As for the localisation in Nayabazaar neighbourhood, it is just perfect, close to the city center, the touristic Thamel area, the river and the iconic Swayambunath temple (which you can easily see from the rooftop) but still quiet and with local vibes around.
I highly recommend it!
25 August 2018 - 24 September 2018
Stay with Puran in Kathmandu for medical internship
Si vous voulez vivre la vie authentique Népalaise, c'est l'endroit idéal. Votre séjour sera mémorable si vous venez avec une ouverture d'esprit et si ça vous tente de découvrir dans la culture Népalaise. Vous allez partager des repas traditionnels Népalais avec la famille, peut-être même essayerez-vous de manger avec les mains comme les locaux. Mais rassurez-vous, si vous préférez tout de même manger avec des couverts, Bine (ou Didi, la grande soeur) vous les fournira avec grand plaisir. Puran, le Daï (grand frère, mais vous direz Baï, petit frère si vous êtes plus âgé que lui) parle couramment l'anglais et le français. Il ressent les besoins de ses invités. Il semble savoir intuitivement ce dont l'invité a besoin, sans même demander. Si vous désirez plus de liberté ou d'intimité, il vous respectera. Si cependant vous avez besoin de son aide ou d'informations sur le Népal, il vous écoutera attentivement et fera de son mieux pour combler vos désirs. Il trouve le bon équilibre, ce qui le rend parfait comme hôte. De plus, il a des connaissances étendues sur les différents sentiers de randonnée à travers le pays et se fera un immense plaisir de vous en renseigner. Si vous souhaitez apprendre le Népalais, Daï peut vous faire des petits cours privés, étape par étape, en vous laissant le temps d'assimiler le vocabulaire. Les babous (petits frères) sont adorables, ils parlent très bien l'anglais et sont ravis de partager leurs réussites scolaires avec vous. La chambre est propre, comfortable et paisible. Il y a également un rooftop avec une belle vue panoramique. Quant à la localisation dans le quartier de Nayabazaar, c'est idéal. Proche du centre, du quartier touristique Thamel, de la rivière et du temple emblématique de Swayambunath (que vous pouvez facilement admirer à partir du rooftop), l'endroit garde un certain calme et une atmosphère locale.
Je recommande vivement!
25 aout - 24 septembre 2018
Séjour chez Puran à Kathmandu pour un stage médical
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