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. Shower. GOOD shower.
There are 3 rooms for guests:
LONG rooms is a 6 bed mixed dorm (3 bunk bed), GREEN room is a 2 bed twin and BALCONY room is a 6 beds mixed dorm (3 bunk beds).
Toilet and shower are shared!
What is included into the price:
- small towel and the bedding set (2 sheets, a pillow case and blanket)
- fast and free internet access (1 public computer) and WiFi
- tea and sugar
IMPORTANT NOTE: Fast and smooth visa registration is arranged upon request (add 400 Rub per visa).
Hot water, tea and sugar are always available free of charge. Refrigerator, electric cooker and microwave are for your disposable. Our kitchen has all utensils.
Baikaler Hostel sells tickets for Irkutsk - Olkhon island minibus run by Olkhon Express Co.
How to book the ticket: please contact Baikaler Hostel manager. Usually, 1 day in advance is enough. Pay in Rubles to the manager.
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)
* Jack Sheremetoff is the only one guide working at the hostel. Keep in mind that he may not always be available for a short notice tours.
** Suggestion means we can comment your travel ideas, itinerary or give practical hints. We are not on the position of retelling the guidebooks or answering questions like: OK, tell us all about lake Baikal!
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.