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Chingeltei district, 40000 Microdistrict building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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87%

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486 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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71%

Wi Fi service was erratic, sometimes good, sometimes useless.

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Thanks for staying with us and sharing your opinion. Recently, we upgraded it for 10 times faster Wi-Fi speed and we truly appreciate for your feedback to help on our business to improve. All the best!

97%

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


97%

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!


94%

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 !


100%

Room N1. is the best Private room for 2. Very kind staff - organizing excellent tours across the coutryside.


100%

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!


94%

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.


86%

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.


100%

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!


100%

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

  • 18th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

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.


91%

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


91%

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).


100%

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.


94%

Golden Gobi is such a nice hostel. The common areas are so comfortable that you would like to stay your whole trip in the hostel. Bob and Ogi are trying their best that you feel at home. It's the best place to stay in Ulaanbaatar!

  • 7th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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97%

A very good hostel. Comments I read on Tripadvisor about the staff being rude if one didn't want one of their tours weren't relevant to my stay. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Great location right in the middle of town, short distance to museums and other attractions. Bus 11 is odd to find from the airport, but drops you close, walking distance. From airport, turn left, go under bridge, go up dirt path, continue on parallel street, bus stops by a shack on the left. Staff is helpful and friendly, common room is cozy, breakfast is nice-nutella toast, a bit of cereal and yogurt, and plenty of toast and jam. Clean and comfy. But wifi is turned off at night inconsistently


94%

If you visit the capital of Mongolia, this is the place to stay. Englisch speaking staff, good tour planning desk, near supermarket... and Mama prepared us a breakfast at 5 am incl. transfer from trainstation.... thumbs up


100%

A Family run hostel with much love and Beauty. They organize your individual tour through Mongolia exactly according to your wishes. Our guide Bogi and river Martla were like our mum and dad during our trip! Both know the life of the nomads, as they come from nomad families and so you get the most from your tour, if you want. The nomads eat 3 times a day only cooked meat, Bogi cooked us very delicious and various different food according to our wishes. The Golden Gobi team is great!

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Excellent hostel! Nice place, good location, clean and the best of all is the staff. They are all very helpful! They picked us up from the train station at 5 am and when we arrived at the hostel they were waiting for us with an amazing breakfast! And they also woke up at 6 am the day we were leaving to prepare breakfast for us! The tours they offer are great and the guides and drivers are all very nice.


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