your home in Nepal
How to get from airport?
Take pre-paid taxi informing to go Sanu House in Gwarko or Sanu House in Nakhu
Welcome to Sanu House
The top floor of the both Sanu House offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas when the weather is clear. Durbar Squares, many ancient palaces and UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley are easily accessible from Sanu House. Sanu House in Gwarko and in Nakhu is just 5 km. distance.
We have two cosy homes for your choice
Sanu House in Gwarko
Sanu House in Gwarko is only 5 km. from Kathmandu and just 5 min. by taxi or 20 min. by bus from the international and domestic airport. The green color Sanu House is between Gwarko junction and new bus stop opposite B&B hospital or just only 50 meters from the junction. 1 min. walking distance to bus stop and taxi stand make you easy to access all tourist spots in Kathmandu Valley. Patan Durbar Square and other ancient world heritage sites in Patan is just 15 min. walk from the house.
Sanu House in Nakhu
Sanu House in Nakhu is only 5 km. from Kathmandu and 3 km. from Jyawalakhel in Patan and also just 10 min. by taxi or 40 min. by bus from the international and domestic airport. Color of Sanu House in Nakhu also green same as in Gwarko. It located beside first bus stop after crossing Nakhu bridge before getting to Myanmar Embassy. Medi City hospital and Taxi stand is just 50 meters from the house so easy to access everywhere in Kathmandu Valley. Hiking to nearby village like Bungamati, Khokana, Kingdom of Kirtipur, Chovar gorge and Pharping is fantastic from here.
Rooms in Gwarko
Rooms in Nakhu
From the moment we entered the homestay until the moment we took a taxi to the airport (provided with luck for the flight home ☺
.we enjoyed our stay at Sanu's House. The place is quiet, authentic and clean and the people running the homestay (Sarita & family) are really lovely and very helpful.
On the way home I saw a quote from Mahatma Gandhi on Delhi Airport which really made me think of Sarita: "Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy" The joy she has in running the homestay and helping her guests is really moving.
Sarita and her family did everything to feel us comfortable like home! We had a very nice room on the third floor, very spacious and clean! The shared bathroom always gave us hot water. Sarita knows so much about Patan, she even showed us around - thanks again for a wonderful evening!
Breakfast and dinner are very nice, homemade and lots! The library is a nice place to read, relax and find some very good books! Sarita has so much information about transport and their prices (taxi's, buses, tuk-tuk's...) and lots of information about things to see and to do (Patan, Bhaktapur, Swoyambhunath ,...) She's a wonderful person, it's a wonderful place, see you again next month! Looking forward to that!
We stayed here at the beginning of our trip in Nepal. The family were wonderful and very helpful giving us a map and advice on things to do and how to get around.
The rooms are cold at this time of year, but ask for more blankets and you can be quite cosy. As said by other people it is very basic accommodation, but for backpackers and people wanting to experience a bit of real Nepal this is the place. We ate breakfast all sat around on mats. The food was traditional Nepalese and I loved it. I particularly loved their Nepalese tea. The best I had in all of Nepal! We would stay there again.
Also we were invited to a Buddhist ceremony with the family at their new home with all their family and friends. It was a very interesting experience and they treated us very well there as we joined them for lunch. Thanks to Sanu's House.
We stayed with Sarita and her family several times on our 2 months trip to Nepal. We were always welcomed with smiles and waved goodbye with blessings. We stayed in several rooms. Sometimes with private bathroom and sometimes with shared. Both were always clean. It is great to stay here. You can walk to Patan Square or take a shared tuktuk for a few rupees. The buses leave 100 metres from here home. You can take buses along the ringroad to the bus station or the bus stop to Pokhara. Direct bus to Bhaktapur and other surrounded villages. Straight to Boudhnath and other sights in Kathmandu. So if you want to stay in a friendly place with good transportation nearby this is your choice. Also the breakfasts and dinners are nice. You easily meet up with other travelers. Mostly there are also people staying and who work in KTM or Patan.
I stayed at Sanu's for two nights and could have stayed much longer--Patan is a great place to wander, and the other people staying there were really cool and interesting. The host and her family are really friendly, and her cooking is delicious and very affordable. When I was ready to leave, she walked me to the bus park and helped me find the local bus to Bhaktapur, which was so helpful since the local bus signs are only in Nepali. Rooms are basic but quite large and very clean--the only time I heard a vacuum in Nepal was a few minutes before my room was ready at Sanu's. The homestay is located across the busy ring road from the city center, but it's only a 15-minute walk through very interesting urban life to Durbar Square, and I liked staying somewhere that felt more local.
We recently went to Patan for two days and were warmly welcomed by Sarita and her hospitality. She is one of the nicest people ever. We came to Patan to look for statues to ship back and sell in the states-- Sarita was more than helpful in telling us where to go and offered to come with us if we needed help negotiating or finding any of the shops. When you stay you get free breakfast and it is delicious-- although we wake up late and breakfast is made early she would still give us breakfast and heat it up for us. She also serves lunch and dinner for Rs150 -- her cooking and home-y nepali style floor seating area make everyone feel at home. There is a library and nice rooftop for everyone to use. The rooms were super clean and all had new racks to hang clothes, a closet, desk and chair and nice bed. Water bottle refills from the high tech water purifier are free which is a huge plus. When we left she bestowed a tikka and flowers for a safe and joyous journey and went out and negotiated a taxi for us before watching us take off. If you go to Patan you MUST stay here!!!!!!!!
We are Hostelworld.com’s Winner of Best Hostel in Nepal 2013, Tripadvisor’s TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE Winner of 2014 & 2015 and Winner of Guest Review Awards 2017 by booking.com