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“Basic but cheap accomodation”

State University Guest House
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State University Guest House
Ranked #56 of 129 Yerevan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 July 2013

It is quite reasonable accomodation in Yerevan as it offers room at half/one-third price compared to other hotels in Yerevan. For the money, you get what you pay. Quite a good accomodation, which is rather basic and you can "touch" the atmosphere of the Soviet era here ;). However, rooms were clean and equipment of the rooms was sufficient enough for a good stay. I stayed here 2 (june 2013) and 2 (july 2013) nights and would come back again.
The YSU Guesthouse is at walking distance to major Yerevan attractions (e.g., Cascade - 3 min, Republic Square - 10 min).
If you want to send postcards, post office is just behind the corner (1 min walk). On the opposite side of the street is the store selling the Armenian traditional cognacs.
If you stay here, be prepared to that the basic knowledge of Russian helps considerably in communication with the staff. English really doesn't help much here.

Room Tip: rooms facing the Mashtots Ave might be quite noisy, especially on Fridays
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

This is reasonable and inexpensive accommodation within walking distance of many attractions in Yerevan. The rooms are clean and tidy but very basic. Don't expect to find comfortable seats in the communal area either. Staff are friendly and helpful but the ones I met didn't speak English, and I don't speak Armenian.
I visited in December and the central heating was on full power overnight. I couldn't find any adjustment knobs in the room so had to sleep with the window slightly open to avoid melting.
Overall though, this place was fine for what it costs. Also the attached restaurant was quite good in my opinion. Inexpensive and good variety in the food available. And of course the beer was nice as I watched the music videos!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

It's hard to find good accommodation in central Yerevan at a reasonable price, and that's why the YSU Guesthouse makes a good choice. It's got a great location on Mashtots avenue near the manuscript museum, so easy walking distance to many places, and it's reasonably priced. But there are plenty of little problems, so ultimately you get what you pay for.

The guesthouse makes a distinguished, stately impression as you walk in. The rooms are small but well furnished, tidy and functional. Bathrooms are clean. But upon closer inspection not everything is great. The bed was sloping steeply and the sheets didn't match the size of the mattress, so only half of it was covered. The shower spilled onto the bathroom floor and made it swampy. The wifi, which you can get access to against payment of a small fee, was intermittent. The TV had only antenna reception, so it was fuzzy and only played local channels in Armenian and Russian.

The administrator and the director, if and when you can catch them, are always busy having coffee together and seem annoyed with every question or request. In any case they speak little English. Also there is no staff besides the front desk guy on week-ends, so the beds are not made and the rooms are not cleaned on Sundays at least, and there's no-one to help (the Internet of course conked out on the week-end). Breakfast is served in their gloomy dining room in the basement and is standard stuff. You can get laundry done relatively cheaply by speaking directly with the maid. The guesthouse takes only cash.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

We have just stayed for 6 nights here and found the Guest house to be of a comfortable standard. Sheets are clean, beds on the slightly firm side, showers with good water pressure, fridges in rooms which is very handy for keeping water cold. Staff very friendly and helpful. We had laundry done whilst there for a very good price, all clothing returned beautifully ironed.

Guest house is in a great location on Mashtots, not far from the Opera House and the Cascades and only a 10 minute walk from Republic Square.

Whilst we were there the musicians playing at the Opera House were also staying there and practised in rehearsal rooms every day, it was wonderful to hear the sound of live music each morning. You wouldn't get that experience at the Marriot.

A fairly large selection on offer for breakfast and we also ate in the restaurant twice for dinner and would recommend the food.

The hotel also has free wi-fi.

Room Tip: Choose a room with air con if staying in hotter months.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Accommodation in Yerevan can be very expensive and the cheaper options tend to be in inconvenient locations. This guest house is within walking distance of all the main central sights. Rooms are rather basic but are spacious very clean and comfortable. In summer it is better to avoid non aircon rooms at the back of the hotel as they tend to be very hot. Ideally go for a ground floor aircon room at the back.

Buffet breakfasts are really good with a wide selection of cold foods and excellent quality.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2015
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Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2014
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled solo
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Address: 52 Mashtots Ave., Yerevan 0009, Armenia
Region: Armenia > Yerevan
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Ranked #56 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Yerevan

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