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Lotus Guesthouse & Hostel Reviews

Chingeltei, Baga Toiru, aprt-17-15, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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24 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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I would not recommend this guesthouse. - 7 or 8 dirty mongolian students living in 10 bed room dorm (they had there whole gaming computer set installed leaving no electricity plugs for other 3 people, smelled bad, lot of food in room, also occupied common room) - breakfast was not always there - internet very slow - dirty and very small kitchen - toilet seat kept on falling off


I good comprise price \ comfort. Welcoming staff even at 7:00 AM. The staff is kind and will try to help you even if some of them speak very little english. Internet connection is available even if some time pretty slow... But compared to the country, it is acceptable. Toilets and shower are a bit small but clean. Kitchen with almost every basic things. The cleaning is not always perfect due at that time of a group of youngsters... Great location! Volunteering possible!

  • 17th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good hostel, stayed at Sunpath Mongolia prior and were very uncomfortable after owner got the sense that we were not taking a tour with them, would not let us extend our stay. Zero pressure from staff of Lotus and someone was usually on hand and helpful.


The location was great and despite the language barrier, the staff were super helpful. Unfortunately, I think they have bed bugs. I woke up with several bites and I got talking to some of the other people sleeping in the hostel and they also had bed bug like bites. :( If they fix that problem, they are a great place to stay at!


Shower rooms and toilets are spotlessly clean but the toilet spaces are too small it's a struggle to fit into them. One of the shower rooms need repair for water doesn't go down the drainso it's messy to use and not used at all. Sometimes the reception is not staffed for the staff is upstairs also tasked with cleaning and laundry upstairs. Staff is overwhelemd with multiple duties particularly the one left to take charge alone at night.


This hostel is a little hard to find, and the area looks a little run down but the hostel itself is beautiful and very comfortable.


Lots ofs broken items ie light in bedroom flickered all night...no light near computor and had to wear head lamp to see keyboard. Toilet door broken, only very hot watet in bathroom and kitchen, no cold! Only one shower for about 20 people...kitchen had good selection of equipment for cooking...staff very friendly and helpful....

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