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The Babushka Grand Hostel

Malaya Arnautskaya 60, Odessa 65012, Ukraine
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It started with a price close to double the price if you book online... I really shouldn't have stayed but the next hostel was far and I paid it. Then I found out as the night dragged on that the owners sleep in the comon room, making it a very uncomfortable environment at night, especailly since the kitchen has no... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bid old splendid palace of a place with comfortable furniture and a couple of cats and of course a friendly babushka. I booked extra days since it is near the train station but near all sorts of stuff like restaurants and markets.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We instantly liked the Babushka Grand hostel thanks to the welcome we received from Luba and Viktor, the beautiful interiors, the large rooms and the family atmosphere (complete with cats). Well located near the train station, wonderful atmosphere and if you like the personal touch, you could not be in a better place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed in the private double room, which was huge! The staff is very friendly and there is a nice big kitchen and common area. They let us stay there half the night after we had already checked out, since our flight didn't leave until late at night. Only downside is the bathroom, since there is only one for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Don't let the exterior of the building scare you away, the inside of the hostel is clean and spacious. In addition, the husband-and-wife team that manage the place are very welcoming; they will go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant stay in Odessa. The hostel has a friendly cat that lives there as well. It... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have stayed at the Babushka Grand Hostel 3 or 4 times, either passing through overnight or as location for visiting Odessa. Everything has good and bad: Positives: Location near the train station. If traveling by train or long distance buses Gunzel and Autolux. This is an easy walk. They will try to accomadate arrival and departure times. The place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stayed in the private room. Never seen anything like it: spacious, extremely impressive, Classic furniture, lots of space. Great location. This is really something! Helpful staff. Allergics beware: The hostel has a cat crawling all over the place. Literally.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the coziest place in Odessa. Right in the center and near the train station, it's a good vibe with cool people. Clean and cozy. I would definitely stay again. It's also THE place to meet internationals from all over the world.

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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The owners of this hostel are amazing! Take such great care of their guests. The Hostel is clean and very comfortable!! Can't wait to come back again!! We enjoyed hanging out and they gave us all the great places to visit in the city!

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I've been traveling around Europe especially and this is one of my favorite hostels! The kitchen and bathroom are ideal places to make new friends. The dormitory where I stayed is always quiet and dark, so I know I will sleep well at any time (this can be a problem in some hostels). See you soon!

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