The location of the hostel is unbeatably central and ultimately convenient. You can walk everywhere you need within minutes: ATM (3 min), pizza or restaurant (5 - 15 min), Art Museum and supermarket (15 min), Angara river (15 min)
The hostel has all facilities, good shower, clean and roomy. All the rooms are separated, have comfortable beds and well lit. Shower. GOOD shower.
There are 3 rooms for guests:
LONG rooms is a 6 bed mixed dorm (3 bunk bed), GREEN room is a 2 bed twin and BALCONY room is a 6 beds mixed dorm (3 bunk beds).
Toilet and shower are shared!
What is included into the price:
- small towel and the bedding set (2 sheets, a pillow case and blanket)
- fast and free internet access (1 public computer) and WiFi
- tea and sugar
IMPORTANT NOTE: Fast and smooth visa registration is arranged upon request (add 400 Rub per visa).
Hot water, tea and sugar are always available free of charge. Refrigerator, electric cooker and microwave are for your disposable. Our kitchen has all utensils.
Baikaler Hostel sells tickets for Irkutsk - Olkhon island minibus run by Olkhon Express Co.
How to book the ticket: please contact Baikaler Hostel manager. Usually, 1 day in advance is enough. Pay in Rubles to the manager.
Tours to lake Baikal, transfers to Listvyanka or Olkhon island and other destinations can be arranged *. Suggestions on how and where to go in Irkutsk or lake Baikal**. Also, you are welcome to join our ongoing tours (if any)
* Jack Sheremetoff is the only one guide working at the hostel. Keep in mind that he may not always be available for a short notice tours.
** Suggestion means we can comment your travel ideas, itinerary or give practical hints. We are not on the position of retelling the guidebooks or answering questions like: OK, tell us all about lake Baikal!
Welcome to Baikaler Hostel!
Please keep in mind that all trains in Russia run on Moscow time (Irkutsk time = Moscow time + 5hr). So if you train ticket says: arrival time is 3 am that in fact means 8am local time.
B) Take a tram (any #) and get off at the 3rd stop (in about 7 min). Alternatively, take a bus #70, or minibus #64, 20 and get off at the Art Museum / Khudozestvenny Muzei.
Please make sure you've got this direction page printed - this will save you lots of time.
Getting from the rail station either by feet (30 min walk) or tram
(any number, get off on the 3rd stop), Cross the Lenin street, you will see the blue building with NOKIA sign in front of you. This is the building #7. To your right there will be a long coral-violet building # 9 with signs 'OPTIKA', Plane Ticket Agency, VTB24 Bank, walk in its yard, continue walking along the building - our entrance is the 4th from the right corner of the building. The apartment is on the 3rd floor ! The main entrance door is dark brown and has an outside door phone with a little sign - please use it as the main metal door is locked.
C) 200 Rub private taxi.
From the airport:
A) a trolley # 4, bus # 20 (takes 20 min)
B) minibuses ## 20, 61, 49, get off at the Art Museum / Khudozestvenny Muzei and walk 5 min backwards.