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“Wonderful family-run guesthouse, yurt stay & campsite”
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Bailanysh Hostel
Reviewed 24 August 2014

A family-run guesthouse and tour company (Kyrgyz Tours) on Lenin Street, this was the perfect base for us to explore Karakol and the nearby trekking region. We stayed in an ensuite room, quiet and very clean. We also stayed in their yurt, which was ornately decorated inside.
The people are super-friendly, very helpful. We felt respected as travellers. They looked after our kit for several days while we went hiking, and we were able to hire a rucksack from them. There is an internet cafe in the tour office round the front which we used for free. I couldn't recommend this guesthouse more.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed at this very friendly and lovely family place back to July 2013.
The best thing of this place is the hospitality of this family. Although not all of family members speak English, they are always eager to help and satisfy everything you need.
And they have a hiking company as well which they offer professional hiking advices if needed.
Oh! The breakfast here was one of the BEST during our stay in the whole Central Asia region, really no kidding.
While we were there, they were building some new rooms (and maybe guest kitchen as well?) It should be done by now and I believe things can only get better and better.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aigulu, Manager at Bailanysh Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Dear Franky, thank you for your good review. We have finished the constructions on the 3rd house what you have seen during your stay, inside it is more old fashion very nice. Have a happy summer!

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The room was clean and comfortable. Wonderful breakfasts were prepared for us and the hosts were exceptionally helpful, friendly, and accommodating. We didn't get too much time to hang out at the guesthouse, but it was nice enough we would have liked to. Walking distance to the main center of Karakol, restaurants, and attractions. I will definitely stay at this guesthouse again and I will definitely recommend it to other travelers.

Room Tip: Any room will do. There is also a yurt available to stay in.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank SunshineD55
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Aigulu, Manager at Bailanysh Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Dear Sunshine, we are happy to see you in our guest house again, it is a pity we didn't have so much time with you but I hope you had good time Karakol.

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We had a private room with attached bathroom, and it was extremely comfortable. The room was immaculately clean, and it even came with a private sitting area.

The highlight of the stay though was breakfast - they prepared an amazing breakfast full of fruit, salad, cereal, blinis, and more - each day was different, and there was always so much delicious food. We ate on a patio just outside our room.

The owner helped us book a tour in the mountains and rented out decent gear (better quality than what another guy in our group had gotten from the CBT!).

They had mediocre internet, though we had to restart the wifi router from time to time to keep it going, and my Chromebook wouldn't connect to it for some reason. My husband's netbook and our smartphones worked fine on it.

It's a few blocks away from the main strip in Karakol, but it was a relaxing oasis for us. This was my favorite accommodation in all of Central Asia, and it was an exceptional value.

They had a few dorm options, including a yurt and a small room with four beds. They were in the process of renovating additional rooms, so they'll probably have more options available soon. There was also a shared kitchen and refrigerator for preparing meals.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aigulu, Manager at Bailanysh Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Dear Jack, thank you for your review. We are working on our mediocre internet :), and we have finished our 3rd house which is ready for guests. It is old fashion style, nice. You and your friends are always welcome.
Aigulu

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Reviewed 22 January 2016
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 November 2015
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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Kyrgyz T, Владелец at Bailanysh Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2015

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Additional Information about Bailanysh Hostel

Address: Lenin St., 130, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan
Region: Kyrgyzstan > Issyk Kul Province > Karakol
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Karakol
Price Range: £9 - £18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bailanysh Guest house offers an authentic, charming and familial accommodation in Karakol. We are situated on Lenin street, it is only 5 minutes away from Karakol's main street. Our house ensures your comfort with pleasant rooms equipped with clean bathroom and hot shower, delicious and generous meals as well as a welcoming atmosphere. The charming and flowery garden is an absolute oasis of peace, where you will be able to get in contact with the traditional Kyrgyz culture. You can also decide to stay in the traditional handmade yurt or to plant your tent in the garden. You will be able to stay connected thanks to the free Wifi and the adjacent Internet Cafe. Additionally, we can provide reliable trekking services, information and gear for rent for you to discover Kyrgyzstan's incredible mountainous landscapes. ... more   less 
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