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Charming hostel on the edge of Listvyanka. Favorite hostel in Russia. Staff were exceedingly gracious; organized our excursions and arranged transportation. hey even loaned my companion a pair of boots when we learned that we would need to travel to Irkutsk to buy a pair for her. Then, to our surprise, she was told that she could keep them as we were saying our goodbyes. My only warning: be prepared to walk.
Great place to stay although a little out of the way. No42 lamp post is around 1km from the main drag which can be a bit of a pain with a backpack. Staff helpful, place clean and the facilities are good.
I would not recommend this hostel. If you would like to walk 2 to 3 miles up a big hill after a long train and bus ride go for it. Plus, the staff was extremely rude. Oh, we cancelled your reservation! NO, hello there, thanks for coming, here is some hot tea to make the long walk in the rain more comfortable. Showed her the email, still debated me on the date. Did not give me a tour. Did not explain that you needed to tell them a day or at least 3 hours in advance to use the banya.