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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I’m so pleased I decided to use Jack for our trip to Lake Baikal. He’s an incredibly likable, friendly and knowledgeable guide with an interesting background and terrific English. Jack was super responsive on email when I first inquired about pricing and availability. We decided to do the Circum Baikal walk and weren’t disappointed. Jack picked us up from our...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The place is cosy and full of interesting things lying around. It is clean and has everything one would ned for a comfortable stay. Personnel was super friendly and helpful. They gave us quite some ideas of where to go and what to do on Baikal.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nice hostel, with 2 confy small dorms. Hostel well located in Irkutsk. Staff is nice and helpfull. They can easily get you to Olkhon Island, which is really a must do when you are in Irkutsk. A bit hard to find though.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Hostel is okay; location is good, beds are good, there is a kitchen and bathrooms are clean. The staff was not really helpfull, maybe abit doing their own things. We took the tour to lake Baikal and it was awesome; if you stop in Irkutsk, you should definitely do it! The owner of the hostel was our guide, he was...

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We went in there totally spontaneous to ask if anybody knows a place where it would be possible to go for diving. The girl at the reception immediately called someone and arranged a reservation for a single dive in Listvianka. Also she described us the way to go to the bus station by tram and all prices Very very friendly...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We had booked two nights, but ended up staying only one. The lady working there was kind enough, but had the apparent "I couldn't care less attitude"- which makes things a little difficult. To sum up our experience: Pros: - central - cheap Cons: - no air conditioning - no fans - extremely noisy as all rooms face a heavily...

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel in Olkhon island is nice. The rooms are basics but ok even though the beds are not so comfy. There is hot water for showers and real toilets (not Turkish style toilet!) The wifi is good. There are free coffee and tea all along the day. Breakfast and dinner are good. Olga, the tenant is nice and speak...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I went to Irkutsk with 5 friends and we booked at Baikaler. When we got there, the landlady told us that since that hostel was almost full, we would be in separate rooms but if we wanted they could lead us to another of their hostels, where we could have been together. Great experience with the staff, available, friendly, nice...

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is relatively small and hidden from the main road. We would give this hostel only 3 points because of the noisy rooms (Lenin street outside) and the sometimes a bit rude host. However, these points are made up again by the central location and the good organization. We booked our trip to the Olkhon Island via Baikaler...

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Cosy hostel and the perfect location in Irkutsk downtown. They organize amazing tours to Baikal Lake and for reasonable prices. They also suggest places to visit around the hostel. The rooms were clean and warm enough but the only one shower was a bit dirty... I definitely recommend this hostel!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jack Sheremetoff, a Lonely Planet recommended guide, welcomes you to stay in his Baikaler Hostel (he'd rather call it a '3 guest room apartment') in the epicenter of Irkutsk (corner of Lenin and Karl Marks streets). The location of the hostel is unbeatably central and ultimately convenient. You can walk everywhere you need within minutes: ATMs, pizza or restaurant, Art Museum, river walking area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baikaler Hostel

Address: ul. Lenina 9, Apt. 11, Irkutsk 664003, Russia
Region: Russia > Siberian District > Irkutsk Oblast > Irkutsk
Price Range: £10 - £18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Both dorms and the double rooms have windows to the main street, so you can't avoid the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles fufaita, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
“This is a small popular hostel - book in advance. I saw a few people turned away when they were full.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahstjohn, 11 May 2014 | Read review
“Make sure to make a reservation up front as the hostel is very popular!”
 of 5 bubbles Steffen102, 8 Nov 2012 | Read review
“The dorms are possibly a better bet than the shared room especially during the winter season.”
 of 5 bubbles Angry_13, 29 Mar 2012 | Read review
“It was full every night even in October”
 of 5 bubbles middleagedtraveler53, 22 Oct 2011 | Read review
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