A vast L-shaped loft with a bed corner, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
Direct access to a very spacious and cosy roof terrace.



• 60 USD/day
• 360 USD/week

Prices are subject to 13% vat


Type : Apartment
Neighbourhood : Old Patan – Nagbahal
Volume : 34 m²
Accommodates : 2/3
Bedroom(s) : 1
Bathroom(s) : 1
Kitchen : Private
Living room : Private
Roof terrace : Shared


In addition of being a beautifully renovated old Newari house, the real strength of this accommodation lies in its hosts: 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, Pramila is also the best cook in town. You can book a Nepali Daal Bhat for lunch or dinner or even organise a Newari feast on the roof terrace!

• Earthquake resistant home
• Kitchen: fridge, 2 ring hobs, crockery, pots and pan.
• Roof terrace with 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
• Possibility to book for Nepali/ Newari lunch or dinner
cooked by Pramila (the best cook in town!)
• Hair dryer
• Shuttle Service from airport (15 USD day fare/ 20 USD
night fare)


• Inside Dhakwha House
• In the heart of Patan historical city center
• Quietly nested inside a courtyard (no
noise from the road!) nearby Nagbahal
and Patan Durbar Square
• Less than 50m away from the Golden
• 200m away from Durbar Square
• 200m away from Patan Doka (Patan’s gate)
• 15 min walk away from Pulchowk, U.N.
House, Sanepa area, Kupondole area.
• 15 min ride to Thamel
• 20 min ride to the international airport
• 10 min walk to Lagankhel and Patan Dohka
bus station
• Taxis available in Durbar Square and Patan
Dohka at all time of the day and night.

The Old Patan is a fantastic area to stay in as it is still very authentic and traditional. There are many hidden treasure 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!

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Location map



Coolest experience

“This was one of the coolest and most wonderful AirBNB experiences we've ever had (and we've had a lot!). Most importantly, Prakash and his family were so lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with them on our last night (Pramila is a wonderful cook!!) Prakash is quite literally a rockstar in his community, we figured if he was great enough to host Prince Harry during his visit toNepal (it's true!) then he would be an exceptional host for us :) The Dhakwa house is so cozy with a beautiful courtyard area bringing natural light into each of the rooms. Our room was big enough to truly spread out and make ourselves at home and we changed our booking from 2 nights to 4 within hours of arrival (we're also going back in a few weeks upon return to Kathmandu!). Lastly, do note that this is in Patan which is south of Kathmandu but we thought even more special with it's own Durbar square and beautiful architecture. It's only a short cab ride to the party district of Thamel or downtown Kathmandu. Overall, we could not recommend more! Thanks so much Prakash, Pramila and family!

— Whitney, USA, August 2019

A very local experience

“It’s hard to imagine a more perfect place to stay, or a better host. The house itself is amazing, authentically Newari but with all the comfort of home and recently reinforced to make it structurally as safe as a new building (no damage during the 2015 earthquake!). The set up of the rooms suited us perfectly too – we were travelling with our 3 children (aged 6,3,1) and my 20 year old cousin, so being able to add this room onto the 2-room flexible unit in the floor below gave us plenty of room and privacy while also feeling like we were just sharing a house and everyone was just a knock away. Patan Durbar Square is also a fantastic area to be based in – a very local experience amid some of Nepal’s most beautiful and ancient buildings while also being close to plenty of good, easy eating options. But the best part was definitely the hosts – our kids were devastated to be leaving Prakash, Pramila, Ami and Simba to go home! From playing endless games with our children to cooking lessons, copious amounts of tea and even an introduction with the Kumari, the Dhakhwa’s went above and beyond to make our stay amazing. You won’t regret staying here.”

— Elissa, Australia, April 2019