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“Extremely helpful” 4 of 5 stars
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DownTown Hostel
31-42 Nalbandian St, Yerevan 0025, Armenia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Yerevan
Antwerpen
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Extremely helpful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a pleasant stay at downtown hostel. After our biking trip we enjoyed the jet shower and the free washing machine! They had a place for our bikes and the lovely staff really helped us to find another place to stay as they were fully booked the next day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Yerevan, Armenia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The girls that work at Down Town are lovely, and made my stay a complete pleasure. I was really impressed that whenever I had an enquiry they were there to sort it out with a smile. The hostel is a really good reflection of what the people are like in Armenia: happy, helpful, and charming.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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paris
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This hostel offers terrible accomodation. One of the bedroom in the back offers a simulacre of bed in which it's really impossible to sleep (i am not picky) with very low ceiling. This particular room is a real joke, boiling, full of mosquitoes and dirty. The temperature in the rooms was crazy warm. All the doors had glass on itand as the light is on all night you can't get real dark in some rooms. The nights were very noisy and no one was doing anything to prevent people from drinking, playing guitar and singing at 2 am in front of the windows. The receptionnists were nice but the hostel is understaffed with only one receptionnist to welcome people and prepare breakfast at the same time. The breakfast was a joke. On the first morning we had a small croissant and a small outdated pastry (we saw the date on the package). On the secobd one we had two slices of cumcumber, tomato and a boiled egg. You have to wash your plates in the only two bathrooms as there is no kitchen (even not a single sink), with soap as dishes cleaner product is not furnished. So as the bathroom is always full people leave there dirty dishes around (wich of course brings flyies)
The only good points were : the receptionnists were nice, the bathroom was ok and the cleaning machines working. There are plenty of other possible accomodations in Yerevan, my strong advices would be to stay away from this one.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Down town hostel is located ideally to explore the city of Yerevan. The rooms are nice and clean, facilities nicely equipped.
Staff is extremely friendly and helpfull. They have made our stay in Yerevan and also in the rest of the country a great experience. Not only were they always there to give tips for sites and restaurants in town but were there also to recommend B&Bs in the country. Always available over the phone when the language barrier hit (nobody in our travel group spoke Armenian or Russian).
Great spot

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It's cheap, central and the staff is friendly. But the breakfast/common room is dirty and dark (located in the basement, like most of the rooms), the bathroom not very clean either, and the dorm bed looked more like something you'd expect on a beach. There wasn't the kind of atmosphere for meeting nice fellow travellers either.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Yerevan, Armenia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Every things in Downtown Hostel is great, because it is near to important streets and places, every things are very clean, and Wi-Fi is free. staffs are very polite, kind, friendly, helpfuless and speak English very well that is very important to me.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A new hostel in the center of Erevan. Good conditions. Nice and friendly staff. They will tell you about interesting places where it is better to go and how to achieve them by transport.
There were no any adventures happened with me or i met new friends because at that time i have been there the hostel just opened and there were small amount of guests but leaving there was comfort for me. I wish downtown good guests and fun in the future!
Maria, Moscow

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 31-42 Nalbandian St, Yerevan 0025, Armenia
Location: Armenia > Yerevan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Yerevan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Feel the heartbeat of life in the heart of the city”... DownTown HostelWelcome to the Newest, Greatest and Most Innovative Downtown Hostel in Yerevan!!It’s much more than just a place to sleep... DownTown Hostel offers budget accommodation and high quality serviceDownTown Hostel is situated just on Sayat-Nova and Abovian streets that are the downtown, the Business and Entertainment Center. ... more   less 
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