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The Babushka Grand Hostel

Mala Arnautska St., 60, Odessa 65012, Ukraine
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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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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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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 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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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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