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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

if we are not given 24 hour advance notice on a group booking we would like to charge the group for the first night.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Babushka Grand Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Very Important: The entrance to our hostel is on #60 Malaya Arnautskaya. There is no entrance on #85 Ekaterininskaya

The Babushka Grand hostel is in the city center, 3 blocks from the train station, 1 block from the #5 tram, which ends in Arcadia on one side and the other at the central bus station. We are one block from the best Restaurant/bar/club venue in the city and are surrounded by many others. We are also 2 blocks from the Privoz market where you can get fresh cheap food directly from the local villages.

For your security we have a CCTV camera on the street to buzz in our guests and free lockers to store your valuables so you can rest comfortably. All our mattresses are comfortable box spring mattresses; our sheets are quality cotton and ironed for your sleeping enjoyment. We are experts at finding a reason to party, there is always someone going to a bar, concert or club and during the day we offer unique and interesting tours.

Our hostel is a large spacious apartment with chandeliers and gold gilded ceilings, styled after the palace of an 18th century Odessa aristocrat. We have two restrooms and a large comfy communal area with couches and a TV. The dorm rooms are beautiful and spacious. Our private rooms are luxurious and decorated with classic furniture.

We opened, live and work in this hostel because we love Odessa and meeting new people. We enjoy the city, know the city and aren't here just to make a buck. If you want to stay in a place that feels like a home, is connected to the culture of Odessa and isn't just another generic hostel or apartment that treats you as a commodity, come stay with us.

Included in the price:
- Coffee and tea
- Available desktop computer and Wi-Fi (with earphones for skype)
- Secure storage
- Lockers
- Book exchange
- Sheets and towels
- Maps and city guide

- Spacious comfortable common room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Two balconies for smoking
- Ironing board
- Box spring mattresses
- Laundry service
- Board games

By foot:
- 5 minutes from the Train Station
- 5 minutes from Privoz Market (where you can get the freshest, cheapest food in the city)
- 15 minutes from Deribasovskaya (the main pedestrian street) and all the main attractions
- 20 minutes from the Black Sea

By public transport:
- 5 minutes from Deribasovskaya
- 15 minutes from Arcadia Beach and Club complex (the backpackers Ibiza)
- 20 minutes from Odessa International Airport

Please note:

Cancellation Policy: 72h (3 days) before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards in UAH only.

An additional tourism tax of 21 UAH per person per night is not included and will be charged upon arrival.
Breakfast is not included.

Reception desk is open from 7:00 till 24:00 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Babushka is not a hostel, it is a very nice homestay with a very friendly lady in her best years who runs it. "Grand" refers to the empire style the appartment has, high comfy feeling, beautiful rooms. The location is near the train station, but not easy to find, no signs at the entrance and no light for the stairway, one floor up. It is very clear go, even if you may not have a hostel feeling in this place.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    28 May 2019
    A very nice place to stay! Very beautiful Hostel with clean rooms and bathrooms. The staff is really nice and helpful. The ceiling was my personal highlight. I would book again!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Jun 2019
    Babushka is wonderful, she will wait for you at the door as you come up the stairs. You can also call out 'Babushka' if no one responds to you pressing the doorbell (this is unlikely). She was helpful in arranging a trip to the catacombs, provides guidance for travelling through the city and taking trains. She was alright with me keeping my bag at the hostel on the last day after check-out. There were some cockroaches, but you get over it. I would highly recommend.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 May 2019
    Awesome and very homey place to stay. Luba is so lovely and helpful. It is like staying at your Baba’s place. Definitely recommended for Odessa! Just to be helpful: the instructions on finding the hostel are a bit confusing. The address is correct, the door is brown and wooden, the buzzer is black in the top left corner, not clearly marked, but someone always answers quickly.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    08 Jun 2019
    The babushka running the hostel is really sweet and happy to help me with my questions. She’s a really nice person. I was overall quite satisfied. The only problem I had with the hostel was that the staff member on duty goes to sleep at night and switches off the light in the main room (including the reception area), so when I came home at around 11/12, it was very dark everywhere (not just in the room, but also the reception).
    China, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Jun 2019
    It's a nice hostel. Just perfect location from center, beach and also next to a big supermarket. It's a quite place so you can rest, read or write. Good kitchen and really nice decoration. It really makes you feel that you are in your granny’s home. On the other hand i think would be great to have keys to enter (it's difficult to enjoy night life), to change beds because they are noisy and if the hostel is full an other shower might be necessary. The temperature on summer can be hard.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 May 2019
    Clean place and large rooms. The whole operation is run by a nice old Russian woman- hence its namesake- and her husband. Her English is ok, and she’s always accommodating. My only gripe is that there are only two bathrooms for the whole place, so you’ve gotta be strategic about facilities.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    27 May 2019
    This is babushka's home, with hostel touches. Babushka and husband are lovely. You boil the water for tea and coffee on a old school kettle. Not really a social place but perfectly nice to sleep in peace and quiet.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 May 2019
    The owner. I don't think I have ever met a nicer host.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 2.0


    18 Jun 2019
    No, this is not a hostel. This is totally bad place to stay, because there is no hot water, no clean pans, beds are uncomfortable and totally old. The worst thing is that old lady an the old man always watching you ant they count how much water did you waste so always commenting about that. I don't recommend to stay at this hostel.
    Lithuania, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games