Lonely Planet review
A central, clean option, popular with trekkers who swap stories over a beer in the sociable courtyard. There's a wide range of old-fashioned but comfortable rooms with a private bathroom (but common shower), plus parking and a bizarre dungeon (summer only) restaurant. All kinds of trekking support including outfitting and border permits can be obtained from here.
Our independent authors have visited Neofit Guesthouse and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Karakol.
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Offers a wide selection of dishes from Uyghur to Georgian, inside and outside seating, English menus, friendly staff and decent portions.