This is THE perfect hostel. No joke - I have stayed in a lot. Soul Kitchen is heaven. They gave thought of everything and then more. Top marks totally deserved on every level! Kiwi Sarah
Great Hostel!! Spacious. Reliable wifi. Tanya the owner and her staff speak good English and couldn't be more helpful. Tanya is also a fascinating well-read person to talk with. Great area for drying clothes. Clear directions online. I completely recommend this hostel. Top place.
Nerpa Hostel is amazing!! Staff speak great English and go out of their way to make guests feel at home. Big common area. They can sort trips to Olkhon Island (their recommended accommodation on the Island has no hot water but has a banya and is otherwise truly lovely). Nerpa is about fifteen mins walk from the train station and a short and pleasant walk over the bridge into town. They have lots of information on suggested walks and activities. Page on facebook! Stay here! One if the best!