I’ve stayed in hostels almost the entire time I’ve been in Nepal. The costs in Nepal are incredibly low. A well-rated hostel will put you back about $3.50/night for a dorm room.
I know! It’s crazy.
My first hostel was great. I got my own room in the hostel which cost me around $10/night. The owner was great. I loved the free breakfast and the owner was really friendly.
But then I hit my run of bad luck. Since then, I’ve had to cancel my plane ticket to India because I couldn’t get my visa in time, had a weird deal happen with my Annapurna hike where I thought I was paying for 9 days but got 6 and my next hostel put me into a tiny room under the stairs (much like Harry Potter’s cupboard) that smelled like gasoline.
That being said, I love Nepal. Sometimes with travel, you just hit a run of bad luck.
And a room that smells like gasoline.
Since I couldn’t get my visa and I would be stuck in Kathmandu an extra 5 days, missing learning yoga in India, I decided I had to make the best of it.
I splurged big time, I went all out. I spent $35/day on lodging alone!
What did I get for $35?
Two queen sized beds overlooking a beautiful little garden, a huge, modern bathroom, in-room wifi and air conditioning.