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When you see a sign "Caspian hostel" written by hand in the entrance of the building you will think that somebody is kidding with you, but thanks to hospitality of owners of the hostel (family) you will change your mind. I was in 12 beds room, cleanless is good, and old lady was cleaning bathroom every time I was there. There is no key because the hostel is in the house of that family (in separate building). One day old lady put blanket on me while I was sleeping because she saw I was frozen :)
A bit more English (and a couple of smiles, maybe?) would be expected of the "staff", but got my good night's sleep anyway. The texts of the signs in room showed a sort of rudeness, but in the end I got to keep my bag for the whole day, even though it was declared that they would do it only for an hour. Thanks for that. Security seemed poor, since anyone can just walk in without anybody knowing. The good side is that you have to know where to go, since it's not the most obvious of entrances.
The location is superb but the facilities are not the best. There is no common area and during the high season I could envisage the number of bathrooms being a potential problem. That said, the staff there do their best and the characters who stay at the place are definitely interesting people.
- You have to take off your shoes before entering the dormitory - The bathrooms were always wet and dirty - Internet connection was very bad, only in the balcony you can use it. - The staff was not helpful and dont know English very well. - The place is very central and easy to find. - There is no Hostel atmosphere
I liked this place
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
The owners of the hostel are nice and helpful - it's an advantage if you speak russian, then they can and will help you with everything. It is a great place to stay in the centre of Baku in order to meet other backpackers and travelers - coming together with them ist very easy. It is a basic place to stay, but very clean and they are caring a lot about keeping everything tidy. For people, who are not looking for a party-place it's the best choice. Stefan and sons from Germany
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Staff is very friendly and the hostel is good located in the old town.
Caspian hostel is actually not a real hostel, more like a guest house. Still, location is fantastic, there is air conditioning, wi-fi and possibility to make laundry. Staff is nice but because they don't speak fluent English it may be sometimes problematic to understand what you need to do to get registered. My advice: they can't register you as normal hotel, but you need to get they address and contact number and register on your own in the post office. It's not a problem, so don't panic :)
The staff is friendly and the rooms are kept clean.
I have met great people in the hostel. It's the cheapest place in Baku to stay. And the location is great! But the room and beds are very bad. They could make things much beter and more comfortable for their guest if they want but it's more a way of urning money than giving service to their guest's.
This place reminded me of my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Jim's house. The location is great and the place quite clean but crowded. Staff seemed pretty upset anytime you asked them to do something and the not allowing you to leave your luggage was really rude I thought. It is the only gig in town when it comes to hostels so it is hard to completely complain. HOWEVER...new rules in Azeri mean foreigners must register within three days of arriving. Most hotels will do this for you but Caspian WILL NOT!!
This is pretty much the only budget option in Baku. The location rules and the hostel is a good choice in general as long as you do not want to party too much (even beer is not welcome there).
Very kind family, they cooked twice for us and everything was very clean. Good location to and you will not find anything cheaper in Baku!
We liked the locaton of this hostel. On the other hand the room was quite small for the amount of people (around 10-15) and kitchen was poorly equipped. The staff was always around moving our staff and taking over the control of the A/C.
The owners of the hostel (a sister and her brother) are really, really nice and helpful. It is a nice place to stay in order to meet other backpackers and travelers. It is located in the centre of Baku, which is really nice. It is quite low budget and not very luxury, but I guess it is difficult to find a cheap and at the same time a clean place in Baku, because Baku is a quite expensive city. Baku is very beautiful and really worth it a visit.
Baku is an expensive city and finding a hostel is difficult. Caspian is a good location in the old city and very cheap comparable to the rest of the city. It was unable to provide me (American) with a letter of invitation for my visa. I had to spend the first night in a proper hotel in order to get a letter of invitation
I spent 2 nights at the Caspian Hostel, and I have to thank the manager and his brother I have made concessions that not all of the hostels do: namely, a long check-out beyond the classic 10-11 hours, the hostel is in the heart the old town ( call by the driver on the hostel's brother greeted me outside the hotel Sundials) So if I'll be back know where to go
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)