Best hotels and hostels in Northern Armenia

  • Lodging in Debed Canyon

    Iris Guesthouse

    Popular among backpackers, this guesthouse has shared rooms with a warm cottage-like feel and tidier private rooms in a separate building. English-speaking owner Irina Israeliyan is an enthusiastic host who's eager to provide information, organise transport or prepare organic meals upon request (dinner AMD4000). Tent camping is available in the garden (BYO tent per person AMD2000, tent rental AMD3000). The guesthouse is located near the Sanahin train station, up a steep hill (look for the small yellow-and-orange signs pointing to the left as you travel north).

  • Lodging in Debed Canyon

    Hotel Gayane

    An excellent choice for families visiting this region, Gayane started as a B&B in a farmhouse but has since expanded to include four simple self-catering cottages and a new multistorey building with 29 hotel-style rooms. Facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, billiard table, table tennis and a cafe that's open to nonguests. Buffet dinners are available (AMD3000 to AMD4000). The hotel complex is located at the end of a lane off the main road a couple of kilometres down from Haghpat Monastery.

  • Lodging in Debed Canyon

    Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel

    Prepare to be impressed by this hotel right on the river's edge. There are 54 rooms spread over two buildings – opt for one with a river view if at all possible. Rooms are large and well equipped, and hotel facilities are excellent: indoor swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, table tennis (per hour AMD1400) and a terrace restaurant.

  • Lodging in Debed Canyon

    ArmBee

    The beekeeper owner of this B&B built cabins where live bees tend to hives beneath the mattresses. Don't panic, they can't get inside the sleeping area. While we can't confirm that sleeping over bees does what the owner says it does – treat anxiety, depression, tiredness and even hangovers – this is a unique experience you won't bee -lieve.

  • Lodging in Debed Canyon

    Sergo Davtyan B&B

    French-speaking Azniv and Sergo Davtyan and their English-speaking adult son (he's only around in summer) are justifiably proud of their eight-room B&B, which is the best in Odzun. The family home is very pleasant, with an elegant lounge-dining room on the ground floor (dinner AMD3000). The clean bedrooms on the 1st floor have modern bathrooms.