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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen a number of guesthouses and hostels in Ulaanbaatar, and the quality ranges from bad to ok. Zaya's guesthouse impressed me so much in terms of the quality of the atmosphere and services. More than anything, the owner of the guesthouse- Anand -- is exceptional: friendly, smart, and caring. The photos on TripAdvisor also accurately reflect what the place... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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159 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights in this beautifully warm, clean,well maintained guesthouse which is centrally located,close to shops,supermarkets,restaurants and major sites.Breakfast included as well as WIFI.Shared bathroom was spotless with plenty of hot water Organized trips can be arranged from the Hostel which is Zaya 2 and is across the road.I did 2 separate day trips.English is the spoken language.

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Room, staff and location were all excellent. I got help arranging airport pickup and also day trips. I recommend it and would definitely stay there again if in UB. I booked individually but met others in UB. I had both a private room with bath which was excellent; I also shared a triple with friends, shared bathroom. The triple was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I stayed in single rooms at both Zaya locations. (They are across the street from each other.) Both were great. Especially the shared bathrooms, which are beyond great. Zaya has wonderful owners. They speak perfect English. And they have thought of everything. Stay there.

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Medfield
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Zaya guest house is just what you need if you are spending a day in Ulan Bataar. It is very central, close to all supermarkets and restaurants. You can store your luggage while you walk around town, sit in their lounge and use the fast and free WiFi and use the facilities for a shower with towels provided before... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Zaya hostel is surely one of the best place (or the best) to stay in Ulaanbaatar. It was very clean and comfortable, well located and quiet. The owner and his brother were extremely friendly, responsive and helpful. I wish I could have stayed longer!

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This guesthouse managed by two brothers is the best place where you can be in UB. It is very clean, warm and friendly. The Manager and the housekeepers are helpfull and speak very good english. Zaya,s also offers tours.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Clean and comfortable in a very convenient location. Great beds and showers and more than adequate breakfast. Owner Amand really helpful arranging trips/drivers etc. Speaks excellent English. I was there with a group first and later alone. Two locations, both central in Ulaanbaatar.

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1 Thank Reffinej
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Zaya Hostel feels like a home away from home, and by far the best guest house in Ulaanbaatar. It is very convenient and clean, with WIFI access, a computer for public use, a relaxing lounge room where you can cook your own meals, and enjoy your favorite channels on the 40-inch flat screen TV. Zaya Hostel also has several restrooms... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been traveling through Ulaanbaatar yearly since 2008. Zaya's is perfect for me: great location near the State Department Store in Central UB, spotless, comfortable, reasonable, friendly, includes breakfast, a kitchen you can use, wi-fi and a public computer, comfortable common area, big TV. You can make reservations on their website and arrange to be picked up or dropped off... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our Zaya 1 location. This is our original Zaya guesthouse that started it all in 1995. We renovated the entire property in 2015 to make our guests' stay a comfortable and enjoyable. Our housekeeper is at the property 24 hours a day and we serve breakfast from 07:00 to 09:30. We have a travel desk that provides assistance with organizing tours and transportation tickets including airfares, train, and bus tickets. We also provide visa assistance to Mongolia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zaya 1 Guesthouse

Address: Peace Avenue, Building 63, #12, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Region: Mongolia > Ulaanbaatar
Price Range: £13 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Comparing rooms: the triple was quite small with a good bathroom nearby. However I really preferred the single with private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we had the room with it's own bathroom the first stay. but had the share bathroom on return. everything was kept clean.”
 of 5 bubbles kippersaki69, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“It seemed that all rooms would be fine.”
  • Maya single en suite room
 of 5 bubbles Global-Bivouac, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the Peace Avenue side of the building at Zaya 2 if you can; other rooms are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 598leighw, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
“There is a suite with kitchen - nice for a family. Otherwise, ask for room 4. Room 5 has a rare double bed, but it's really tiny.”
 of 5 bubbles MontfordMom, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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