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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Staying at "The Babushka" was undoubtedly one of the most interesting hostel experiences in my life. This hostel is unique thanks to it's lovely owner "Luda". During my short 2 days stay there, I felt like I was living in my relatives house in Odessa, very warm and relaxed atmosphere, Luda does everything to make you to feel like home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Small hostel in a 200 year old house, ran by a retired Ukrainian couple with a lovley and helpful daytime receptionist. Had great conversation with Anya as she introduced me to highlights of Odessa and Ukraine's political position. Not a big party hostel. Very cozy and the cat is super friendly. If I spoke some Russian or Ukrainian I'm sure... More 

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Stockholm, Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with a Moldovan friend for a weekend. We had so much fun together with the other guests. Our room was beautiful, old grandeur, comfortable bed, very clean. And the owners are amazing. The woman has a genuinely warm heart! I would definitely stay here again.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Like a lot of hostels in Eastern Europe this hostel is an apartment with bunk beds in the largest bedroom. The outside is very off putting, quite bleak with scaffolding, the door described as red and pink has long lost any will to have a colour and I would describe it as rotting wood, a nice shade though! It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

This excellent hostel is located close to the railway station in the centre of Odessa. What really makes this hostel one of the best I have come across is the extraordinary friendly staff and how they make sure everyone is happy. The organise all your tours and sight seeing needed. The hostel is located in an old magnificent building. It's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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 August 3, 2015

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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Germany
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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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have a beautiful hostel that looks like a pre-revolutionary aristocrat's apartment with chandeliers, gilded ceilings that are 4 1/2 meters high and carpets. It is three blocks from the train station and a 25 minute walk from the beach and a 15 minutes from Deribasivskaya. Western service with local knowledge we are always available to help you plan any excursion or adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Babushka Grand Hostel

Address: Mala Arnautska vul. 60, Odessa 65012, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Odessa Oblast > Odessa
Price Range: $14 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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