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The Babushka Grand Hostel Reviews

60 Malaya Arnautskaya, 85 Ekaterinenskaya, Odessa, Ukraine

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338 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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+: -location(not far from the main train station) -nice apartment(big rooms) -: -70% permanent residents(including volunteer administrators) -mildew in the bathroom -lack of cleanliness -more of a shared living than a hostel

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very nice place - out of the ordinary - with really cozy atmosphere. Both regarding interiuer and staff. Loved it. Would recommend to everyone going to Odessa. Cant really comment on anything bad, except it was a little tricky to find due to constructionwork on the street. Could use a big sign on the street...

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very helpful staff, laid back hostel with a fun atmosphere. A big living room where people hang out and a nice kitchen where people often eat together, but nothing is forced on you, it is fine if you want to do your own thing and it is great if you want to join in. Overall it is a perfect hostel, one you hope to find upon your arrival


This facade of the building is under renovation which makes it very difficult to find. You have to take the first opening between the scaffolding as you're coming from the bus station and there's a small sign on a red door with the name. Besides getting lost trying to find it, this hostel is a really great value and looks like an old mansion inside. I'm not sure if this was just when I was there or all the time, but there seemed to be an abnormally high proportion of elderly guests..


Christian & Svitlana are excellent managers. Both have super personalities & are very knowledgeable about activities & attractions in the area. The hostel is like a nice home with large chandelieers in the great big living room & large bedroom. Nice comfortable furniture. Super place to stay.

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