10 Best Places To Stay In Pokhara, Nepal - Updated 2022

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Johanna
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Whether you’re hiking to the Annapurna mountain range and Pokhara is just your stop or you’re planning to stay there indefinitely, there are plenty of accommodations to choose from to fit your needs. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal. There are plenty of budget tea lodges, hotels, and vacation rentals that will fit your needs, especially if Pokhara is just a temporary rest area. However, if you’re planning to stay and enjoy the area and would like to treat yourself to something more comfortable, here is a list of the best places to stay in Pokhara, Nepal, that balance price, convenience and quality.

1. Gem of a stay in Hotel Karuna (from USD 30)

Hotel Karuna is one of the newer medium-sized hotels in Pokhara with an amazing city view. It is also just 500 meters (1,640 feet) from Fewa Lake. You can see it from your balcony along with Annapurna range backdrop. You can rent a bike from the hotel so you can bike to the lake and to the World Peace Pagoda, which is just 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) as well.

The rooms have spacious cuts with a flat-screen TV and a seating area where you can relax outdoors. If you’d like a complete 360-degree view, you can head to the rooftop. Another great advantage is that the location isn’t exactly in a crowded part, making it one of the best hotels in Pokhara, Nepal. It’s still walking distance but it’s not on the main street, so you don’t have to hear the chatter and roars of cars.


Hotel Karuna

Wifi Available

Address: Lalupate Marg Lakeside
Accommodates: 3

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

2. Stay in a stylish Newari Apartment, the Yamba Traditional House (from USD 27)

If you’d like to try living in a Newari traditional house, this intimate family-run bed and breakfast is found smack in the middle of the Newar community. It is walking distance from the Paran Durbar Square. The studio apartment gives you access to a fully-equipped kitchen for those who want to cook in their suites as well as a dining room and a roof terrace.


Yamba Traditional Home

Wifi Available

Address: Yangubahal, Dhime Manhyon Galli 8 Kutisaugal
Accommodates: 2

Room service Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Breakfast in the room Ironing service Internet services

3. Stay with a kind family at Dinesh House (from USD 9)

If you want a quiet hideout and one of the best place to stay in Pokhara, the Dinesh House is located three kilometers (two miles) from Begnas Bus Park. Each of the rooms has a terrace and you wake up to a beautiful view of the mountains. There’s a huge array of activities on site like biking and canoeing.

The Dinesh House is a little far from the tourist sites. It’s 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Fewa Lake and 20 kilometers (13 miles) from World Peace Pagoda. This distance is compensated by the kindness and hospitality of the hosts, the Dinesh family, who make you breakfast every day and set it to a beautiful view of Begnas.

One of the reviewers said it is the “nicest homestay I have stayed in the last 15 years.” The patriarch is an excellent cook, so you won’t really mind taking your breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The Dinesh family also offers interesting insights about Nepalese culture, which is really the true purpose of a host, and they play it to the hilt.


Dinesh House

Wifi Available

Address: Lekhnath - 11 , Pachabhaiya, Begnas Tal,
Accommodates: 2

4. Meditate at Siddhartha Garden Ayurveda (from USD 20)

Siddhartha Garden Ayurveda is one of the best hotels in Pokhara near lake side for those who seek quiet spots for meditation. It overlooks Phewa Lake and is actually just 250 meters (820 feet) from the lake itself. It is also just 500 meters (1,640 feet) from the World Peace Pagodas. There are fan rooms that have their own seating area, along with a private bathroom and shower. You can also opt for room service as the retreat house or homestay offers Indian and Chinese dishes with ingredients that come from the family’s garden. The place is run by a man named Ishwor and his family.


Siddhartha Garden Ayurveda

Wifi Available

Address: Dhungepani
Accommodates: 3

5. Elegance and sophistication with Dahlia Boutique Hotel (from USD 48)

For discerning travelers who want the best of the best, Dahlia Boutique Hotel is a 5-story building tastefully decorated in traditional Malla style. There is an uninterrupted view of the mountain and lake. They also have a barbecue at the rooftop bar, a great complement to your cocktails. Each room has a TV and most have seating areas that face the lake or city. It’s also near surrounding activities. You can go golfing, horse riding or cycling.


Dahlia Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Baidam - 6, Lakeside
Accommodates: 3

6. Hike the World Peace Pagoda from Peace Dragon Lodge (from USD 16)

Peace Dragon Lodge is a one-stop shop. It’s an Airbnb place where you can rejuvenate after a heavy day of trekking. They offer meals, snacks and coffee with a spectacular view of the lake below and the mountains above.

It’s especially a great spot to watch the sunrise or sunset as background and the World Peace Pagoda as foreground. There are numerous hikes and village walks with the lodge as the center point. The lodge offers twin beds with private bathrooms. There are also various seating areas outside so you can find your own quiet corner for reading or meditating.

Peace Dragon Lodge. Twin room. Private bathroom.
Pokhara, Western Region, Nepal
78 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a small table fan is provided but a ceiling/floor fan would probably have been more effective
the lodge definitely needs some maintenance and the wifi is a bit dicey
the room was very clean great wifi and other amenities
the views are amazing and the rooms are very charming and clean
rooms are basic (hot water was spotty) but comfortable
Cleanliness:
it is clean well-appointed and a very comfortable place to stay
rooms were beautifully decorated though simple cozy and clean
rooms: ok could have been cleaner
Host:
juliette is a wonderful host
such generous and kind host
juliette is a brilliant host
juliette and staff were very helpful and friendly
juliette is also a wonderful host
Location:
beautiful location next to the peace pagoda
very close to the peace pagoda
beautiful location on top of a mountain
very peaceful location with good food
beautiful location and only 5 minutes away to the world peace pagoda
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7. Hotel Greenland, Pokhara Lakeside's strategic location (from USD 18)

Hotel Greenland is a bargain. Located on a side street in Pokhara, the hotel buffers all the noise from outside without sacrificing location. It is still quite close to many restaurants, shops and bars. Each room has a seating area and desk, along with your own bathroom. Many reviewers say it is bigger than what was expected. The hotel is just a kilometer (0.6 miles) from the World Peace Pagoda and 2 kilometers (1 mile) from the airport.

Hotel Greenland, Pokhara Lakeside
Pokhara, Western Region, Nepal
34 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room is spacious with wonderful view
garden view is not what we expect but the room attached with aircon and clean
the room was very basic but clean and the wifi was ok
Cleanliness:
the room is clean and well facilited
the room is clean the garden is very beautiful
perfect stay in a nice hotel clean and well maintenanced
the room was really big and clean with probably the best shower we had in nepal
this hotel is clean and very near to fewa lake
Host:
the hotel staff were really nice and welcoming and answered any questions we had
the landlord is very friendly
but the staff are friendly and willing to help us to settle down and planning for short trip
lovely staff and great location
enjoyed my stay at the place staff is helpful in organizing sight seeing and adventure sports
Location:
the location is amazing right on the lakeside strip and close to all the restaurants and pins
location is good close to all the restaurants and shops
the hotel is super close to the lake and other shopping areas
this hotel has a great location where near the mian street and fewa lake
the place is greatly situated and has a beautiful garden
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8. A double private room overlooking Fewa Lake (from USD 13)

The Nar-bis hotel is one of the best hotels in Pokhara with mountain view and it is run by a kind Nepali family. It’s about 2 kilometers (1 mile) from Central Lakeside in Happy Village. You’ll wake up to a beautiful lake and amazing mountain views, as well as well-prepared Nepali meals for breakfast. Santosh and his family also offer free pickup and drop off from the airport. It is one best area to stay Pokhara.

The Hanuman Room: Beautiful Lakeview Private Room
Pokhara, Mid-Western Development Region, Nepal
100 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
every room has a beautiful view of the lake
wifi is good - though can be effected by weather
away from the tourist throng the room and rooftop bar had the most stunning views of the lake
every room has a beautiful view of the lake
the room is great view spectacular shower hot (this is not a given in nepal) and meals amazing
Cleanliness:
very clean as well
sparkling clean and peaceful environment
this place is really clean beautiful and comfort
this hotel is amazingly quiet and clean
very clean and friendly staff
Host:
the host is a warmhearted people
the host gave us many help
all the stuffs are friendly
santos is super kind and available to help is guests
mr santosh and his family are great hosts
Location:
amazing quiet spot near the lakeside
the location is good near the lake and just walking distance from pokhara's center
far enough from the hustle of the main tourist street but a really pleasant walk in
the walk is scenic and interesting
santosh is very helpful with airport/bus transfers as well as visa services
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9. Enjoy majestic mountain views from Hotel Fewa Holiday Inn (from USD 13)

Set in a tranquil neighborhood but close to the main road, this property is only 250 m (820 ft) from the stunning Royal Palace and 180 m (590 ft) from Lake Phewa. It also has rooftop terrace that offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. The no-frills rooms are cosy and clean, equipped with a private balcony, fan or air conditioning, and hot-water showers. Sign up for adventurous jungle safaris, treks, hikes, and pony rides at the concierge desk to enjoy the natural beauty of this destination.


Hotel Fewa Holiday Inn

Wifi Available

Address: Shiva Temple Street, Gaurighat, Lakeside-6
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

10. Get an edge in location at Hotel Stupa

Close to all tourist hotspots, this budget Pokhara accommodation includes cosy mountain-view rooms with private terrace, private bathrooms, and a desk. Since the area is a biker’s paradise, you can simply rent one (from the hotel itself) and explore the beautiful town, especially the attractions that are close-by - Fewa Lake (700 m or 2296 ft) and World Peace Pagoda (1.8 km or 1.1 mi). If you venture further, be sure to visit( International Mountain Museum (3.2 km or 2 mi) and Mahendra Cave (7 km or 4.3 mi).

Where to stay in Pokhara, Nepal

These top 10 hotels in Pokhara should help you in finding not just a peaceful respite but a memorable experience in the area. All these places are not only beautiful but the hosts also try and provide a true curated experience for their guests.

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Johanna Michelle Lim is a brand strategist, creative director, and travel writer based in Cebu City, Philippines. She swims in jellyfish-infested oceans, treks through mountains, rides rickety...Read more

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