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Galina's Homestay

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Galina went above and beyond to help us get the most out of our stay in Irkutsk. We were recommended local restaurants and cafes, and walks. Galina speaks German and a smidgen of English, but with body language and a huge smile she helped us with all our questions. She has a gorgeous cat, so for cat lovers is perfect....

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Initially we thought to have missed the right address. Behind the door on the backside however we found the very friendly Galina. We love her blini with 6 different home-made jams! Thanks for your assistence with arrangement the trip to Olkhon Island and the taxi ! Her sweet dat felt very at home in our room !

Thank Dick v
Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were on a Trans Mongolian Railway trip and stayed for one day in Irkutsk at Galina. She was very helpful with suggestions and directions and her pancakes were delightful and came from a bottomless pan. I guess if we wanted she would have kept on cooking for hours. Her cakes and homemade jams were brilliant as well.

2Thank Melanie S
Reviewed October 11, 2015

We paid R7600 for two people for four days. There are two sections to Galina’s Homestay: the original space in the old wooden house and some newer spaces in an adjacent new building. Other guests felt equally positive about their space in the new building. Our room was the double in the old building, with generous space. The other two...

2Thank ruby98103
Dortmund, Germany
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Everything was just perfect. Galina is the loveliest lady we have met during our time in Russia. She provides travellers with freshly baked pancakes (Blini) and homemade jam every morning, organized everything for us during our stay free of charge (e.g. diving instructor for Lake Baikal, bus to Olkhon Island etc.) and we had some nice long talks with her...

1Thank Thomas B
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Spotlessly clean, airy room. 3 bed roomed newly renovated apartment equals a hostel. Galina was able to help me with my onward travel despite my lack of Russian language. Directions for public transport from railway station were clear and worked. Was nice to have a modern kitchen and bathe as a luxury.

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed June 16, 2015

I stayed one night there, because the other hostel that I was staying in was booked for that night. This hostel was very nice. It was the cleanest hostel that I have ever stayed in, and because the hostel is itself a large apartment transformed into a hostel, it was very cozy. Also, she cooks a very good breakfast and...

Thank Tassi E
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed February 26, 2015

We booked this in order to try a real Russian homestay experience, so of course we didn't expect a luxury B&B. The house is placed very centrally in the city centre and less than 10 minutes by taxi to the train station. From reading previous reviews, I knew that Galina speaks German but not English. Therefore I was actually looking...

4Thank TurboDK
Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We love this woman. The greatest pancakes (blini!) on earth from the warmest woman in Russia. As I've said on other reviews in Russia, for me it's more about the people you meet than the places you stay. Galina - Queen of Russia! Only gripe was a bit of a pong in our small room from the street or somewhere.....

2Thank David M
Phnom Penh
Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We loved everything about Galina's! The rooms are clean, light & airy. Great amenities. The best part though is Galina herself, very lovely woman who will go out of her way to help & make you comfortable. She cooks the best breakfast too! As much bliny as you can eat, homemade preserves & jams, cakes, dill cucumbers and of course...

4Thank GeishaGirl14
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Address: Pyatoi Armii St., 35, Irkutsk 664025, Russia
Location: Russia > Siberian District > Irkutsk Oblast > Irkutsk
Price Range: $27 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“2 tram stops from railway station”
maxwelllynnem, Aug 1, 2015 | Read review
“I stayed on the 3rd floor apartment. I recommend that one.”
58tassie, Jun 16, 2015 | Read review
“The room where the cat is!”
Ana_L_23, Sep 2, 2014 | Read review
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