Baikaler Hostel

Hostel

Address

Lenin street, Building #9 Apartment 11 IrkutskSee nearby area

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Lonely Planet review

Run by experienced tour guide Jack Sheremetoff, the super-central Baikaler apartment hostel is Irkutsk’s original backpacker haven and still the place to meet fellow travellers and organise trips. The spotless, air-conditioned dorms are spacious, but beds are limited and booking ahead from June to September is essential. The entrance is from the rear of the building. Jeff also runs the Baikaler Eco-Hostel in Listvyanka.

Our independent authors have visited Baikaler Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Irkutsk.

Services & facilities

  • Guest services
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Air Conditioning
    • Available
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • ATM
    • Currency Exchange
  • Recreation
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Book Exchange
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free WiFi
    • Internet Access
  • Parking
    • Free Parking
    • Parking
  • Spa
    • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Washing machine
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage Storage

Description provided by property

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).

Rated as Our Pick by Lonely Planet (Trans-Siberian Railway, 3rd edition, p216)!

The location of the hostel is unbeatably central and ultimately convenient. You can walk everywhere you need within minutes: ATM (3 min), pizza or restaurant (5 15 min), Art Museum and supermarket (15 min), Angara river (15 min)

The hostel has all facilities, good shower, clean and roomy. All the rooms are separated, have comfortable beds and well lit.
There are 3 rooms for guests:

LONG rooms is a 6 bed mixed dorm (3 bunk beds), GREEN room is a 2 bed twin and BALCONY room is a 6 beds mixed dorm (3 bunk beds).

There 2 toilets and 1 shower

Toilet and shower are shared!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Fast and smooth visa registration is arranged upon request (add 400 Rub per visa).

Tours to lake Baikal, transfers to Listvyanka or Olkhon island and other destinations can be arranged. Suggestions on how and where to go in Irkutsk or lake Baikal. Also, you are welcome to join our ongoing tours (if any)

Welcome to Baikaler Hostel!

Please keep in mind that all trains in Russia run on Moscow time (Irkutsk time = Moscow time + 5hr). So if you train ticket says: arrival time is 3 am that in fact means 8am local time.

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