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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."

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The Babushka Grand Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.5
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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

Facilities:
- 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 8.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Aug 2019
    A truly wonderful experience. You will love Lyubov and her amazing apartment. If in Odessa, don't hesitate. Спасибо за гостеприимства!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    The owners of the Hostel are Luba and Victor. Luba loves her job and she is perfectly positive but I can’t say the same as Victor. He has a kind of tension and is a bit disturbing. Hostel has a big living room, a very big kitchen and WC and shower. The kitchen is very comfortable and if you want you can prepare your own food. If you need there is lockers too. The location is also convenient. In brief, except Victor, everything was perfectly nice. Thank you Luba for your hospitality. 🌺🌸🌺
    Turkey, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    03 Sep 2019
    Even though this hostel isn't right in the centre, it's got a special enough vibe to make the stay enjoyable. It's got the feel of an old, fancy Soviet apartment, with its comfy furniture and chandeliers. The manager - Lyubov ("Love" in Russian) - is the Babushka who runs the place with care and speaks surprisingly good English. Nice kitchen to cook in and be social with other guests.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Aug 2019
    Babushka was so sweet. Staying at Babushka's is like staying at your grandma's house. She is always there to look after you and help you. Not alot of atmosphere, but that seems to be the general trend in Odessa due to the low amount of Western backpackers visiting. Still the hostel was a clean, safe, and secure place in a good location near the main bus station.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    25 Sep 2019
    Beautiful place, nice staff. Very hard to find.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Aug 2019
    I would highly recommend this hostel! The lady who runs it, is the sweetest, nicest person you will meet in Ukraine. She was like a loving grandma to us all. The location is right near the train station and easy enough walk to main town and the tram for the beaches. Unfortunately there was only 2 bathrooms, but it's an old building, so they cant add more. The building may be old, but inside the hostel is beautifully styled and you will feel like you are at home. I would stay here again!
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    17 Aug 2019
    This place is a unique affair, like mentioned before it’s a flat with very little modifications, though I never had to que for bathroom, toilet, stove-top, etc. Close to the bus terminal and railway station, beach and city centre are (somehow) within walking distance. Owner were nice and helpful, knowing a bit of Russian definitely helps.
    Slovenia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Aug 2019
    It's true, there really is someone there overlooking the common spaces all the time and she is also you way into the hostel as you get no key. The hostel is in a spacious old flat and looks amazing with piano and fireplace but the atmosphere is somewhat lacking. The beds are okay, nothing great but comfortable enough for a good night's sleep. The kitchen is a nice place to sit and has free coffee and drinks but somehow although clean not a place for a lot of cooking (there is no oven also). Okay
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    05 Sep 2019
    Plus - The building itself is amazing . And once you find it, it's in quite a good position. Its also Clean and tidy ... and use of kitchen is good . The woman owner is helpful .Negative ... her husband not so helpful ...who seemed to mnd I waited after check out deapite being really poorly and the lounge was huge and empty so I was not taking up any room . The bed was quite uncomfortable . Directions are not very good ...and the door is not how they describe it ..beware .
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    05 Aug 2019
    Pros: Good location, working facilities and not really expensive. The owner is a really nice lady. Cons: The atmosphere was not that great. People did not really care for personal goods (got my shoes stolen). Furthermore, not very clean, I was bitten several times during the night. Verdict: Ok, but really not great.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games


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