Big Pillow Pokhara: Better Accommodation in a Backpack Town

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Big Pillow is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.


Pokhara is the beginning of the journey for those looking to trek to Annapurna. For me, it was a refuge from one of the most hectic, least desirable places to return, Kathmandu. Because it is a literal backpacker town, there are rooms for next to nothing. I picked Big Pillow because it wasn’t $1 a night with no a/c and it wasn’t $100 a night for unnecessary overwhelming luxury. I also picked it because who doesn’t love big pillows? At $40 a night, I received a nice room, air conditioner, CNN International, and excellent service. If this was not the end of my trip, I probably would’ve been fine with a cheaper room (see Frontier Hotel Darwin: My Case for Hostels).

Laundry

TPOL smelled how the streets of Kathmandu looked. After Bhutan hikes, there was nothing left that was clean. The hotel charges 150 rupees ($1.25) per kilo and returns the clothes the same day. What a blessing.

Breakfast

Breakfast was included but I chose to go out for momo (see Guns & Butter: Pokhara Travel Guide) instead of continental breakfast. They did graciously pack us breakfast for our drive to Chitwan (see Rhinos in Chitwan)

Location

Big Pillow is located right off the main street and steps away from the city center.

Overall

For two nights in Pokhara, Big Pillow was a solid choice.

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