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EASILY the best hostel in UB, nothing else comes close. Only hostel where there is a good mix of nationalities & excellent large common room. Other hostels I stayed at were tiny converted apartments. Only negatives were the fact there was only one working hot shower & it was only hot at VERY low pressure (there were two cold ones downstairs). Also beware not to (massively) overpay for Gobi tours - bargain hard or ask elsewhere.
Nice staff and likes all hostels in UB they has free pick up service from train station. Their tours seems very popular among western travelers. But u might can walk around and check others coz might cheaper and it's similar. Overall, I had a nice stay.
Pic up from the trainstation, good location, but unfriendly staff! I booked a 2 day tour, and 15 min before departure, the staff in the hostel said I could not join the tour, because I was not positive. The only thing I asked about was if the staff could sell my bed in the dorm, as I would not stay there for one day. I was polite, but it was not posible to talk to them. Also really strict rules about check in/out, lockers.. I dont recomend to stay here and give other travelers that experience!
I love Golden Gobi!!! THE place to be in UB, you'll meet all your Mongolia travel companions here! Super awesome atmosphere and amazing staff. Made me feel at home. Breakfast is good too. Recommend to everyone!
Okay, so this hostel felt like much like business a very little like home. They tried to sell the tours to us very aggressively , and would sometimes ask people to leave the hostel if they didn't book a tour with them! Their tours are very expensive (so we booked with Sunpath and moved there, best decision ever). Also the doors to our room didn't close properly, and the room was in the hallway, so we were woken up by people being loud every morning. Bathrooms not getting cleaned very often ...
Very friendly and helpful staff. Location was very good as it is located in the city centre and there are supermarkets and restaurants in the near surrounding. We appreciated the free pick-up from the train station. Our room however was next to the kitchen: it was very noisy (in the evenings and mornings) and we had to sleep with ear plugs.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Wi Fi service was erratic, sometimes good, sometimes useless.
Golden Gobi it's probably the best hostel in Mongolia!!! The staff are very friendly and helpfull at all the times. They pick me up from the train station and drove me back early in the morning the day I left for free. Bathroom are clean all the time and the atmofear of the place it's great! Good to meet people. Also of what I heard from other backpackers they probably have the best tours in town when it comes to go outside Ulan baatar . Highly recommended. Thank you Gobi Roberto from the US
This is a very nice hostel located in the citycentre of Ulan Bator. It is owned and driven by the nicest mongolian family. The mom is in the kitchen every morning when you wake up making you a sandwich and a cup of coffee, which of course makes you feel very at home here.The rest of the family does also spend much time in the public areas of the hostel and you really get the chance to get to know this family. A very nice experience if your interested in mongolian culture and everyday life!
Dream location. Big department store nearby. Staffs are incredibly nice. Cheap price, free breakfast, clean rooms. Many dining places around but food always serves with a handful of meats! My only complaint was some Mongolian people really can't wait for their turn in the toilet !
Room N1. is the best Private room for 2. Very kind staff - organizing excellent tours across the coutryside.
Thank you golden gobi! Whether you're in UB for a short stop over, or you are travelling around Mongolia- this place is a great base camp to relax and meet some cool people. The staff here are wonderful- and it's really nice that we can all hang out together! The location is really close to a supermarket which is perfect as you can cook in the kitchen here. The chill out room is the best for having a few beers with fellow travellers in the evening. Can't wait to come back!
Private rooms in the appartement complex are ideal if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the common room. Ogi is very helpful with trips or even with remedies for diarhria! She takes care of all of her guests.
We had a pleasant stay at Golden Gobi, the owners were very welcoming and helpful. We booked a great tour through them and had a wonderful time. My only complaint would be the shower facilities were a little under par (broken showers, and often o hot water), but the city was under a hot water ban so all things considered wasn't really a big issue.
Hands down the best hostel in UB! Staff is extremely helpful and go out of their way helping guests. I went on one of their tours was well, had a great experience with professional guide and highly skilled driver, yet the price of tours is unbeatable in town. Will definitely come back to Mongolia and Golden Gobi!
Golden gobi is great place clean and very friendly. I had great time there, I went on gobi tour through them it was unforgettable. If I come back to UB I will definitely stay at that place again
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
I stayed at the Golden Gobi during a 2.5 week trip to Mongolia and it was the perfect place to crash in UB and organize tours to other parts of Mongolia. Ogii, Bob and the rest of the staff were amazing, always extremely helpful and hard working. The rooms are clean, atmosphere is very homey/friendly. I went on two tours through them, one to the gobi desert and one to the 8 lakes region and both were unforgettable experiences, no complaints at all. Would highly recommend this hostel to everyone.
i ve been to a few hostels in Ulaanbaataar and for me that from far away the best , i would definetly recommend to everyone , great staffs , clean and close to all facilities
Ocki and Bob,the owners, are excellent in organizing tours,the staff is very friendly,too and provide a lot of information. Rooms were big (Double room) and clean. The atmosphere was great,we met a lot of other international travellers and the common roomy is fantastic for socialising. The WiFi didn't work well all the time and at some days,there were only few hours with hot water (should be solved with the newly installed electro heaters).
Great location, great staff, a really good breakfast and a free pick up from the train station. We took a tour organised by the hostel and it was absolutely fantastic. I would whole heartedly recommend the hostel if you are wanting to stay in UB.