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“Felt like staying in the house of a troubled teenager”
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Center Hostel
Ranked #13 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Yerevan
Reviewed October 15, 2012

After 10 minutes of looking around without finding the hostel, I asked somebody in the streets who turned out to be the owner of the hostel who apparently was waiting for me. Although in the 2 days I stayed I only saw him at check in. It is absolutely impossible to find the place even with an iPad and google maps. The apartment is where a family lives. The mother was the one most all the time in the hostel and she is nice and tries to help everybody though she speaks no english. Her son, about 14 is home most of the day and unfortunately is a chain smoker and fills with smoke the only common area and the only things that seem to come out of his mouth is just yelling at his mother. The room is fine except for the bed where you can feel the springs on your back. The kitchen is full of dirty dishes and food, not meant for guests.  The bathrooms are 1m x 1.5m with a sink, toilet and shower. Needless to say you shower on top of the toilet with a hose attached to the sink leaving everything wet and not even a rack to hang your towel. The apartment including the bathrooms and bedroom have personal items of the owners. I had several shirts hanging on top of my bed which they came to get at 11.30pm. Often there were loud guests of the family and loud speaker phone conversation. All in all I have to say is this is perhaps the worst hostel ever. Only positive thing is location and that wifi works.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Center Hostel in Yerevan offers decent beds in either private rooms or dorms for great prices. Including breakfast. I've stayed in both which were very clean and offered decent beds.

On top of that, the owner, Grigori, is a very friendly guy who runs the hostel with the help of his family. He speaks English very well and takes time to help you out with travel plans and sights in Yerevan and Armenia in general.

Location of the hostel is perfect. The city centre is only a few minutes by foot. Most other sights are within walking distance as well.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Stayed here for four nights in September. It was very hard to find as it's actually located in an apartment building behind the street its listed on with no signs advertising its presence. After a frustrating 20minutes walking around looking for the stated address, we finally had to ask a local to phone the number and have the hostel staff guide us back. As it's a brand new hotel no-one in the area knows of it, but apparently they are planning on putting up signs soon. The apartment building was dirty and had junk all over – a bad first impression. Once you get into the hostel you realize it's just a converted two bedroom apartment.

All that said, we really enjoyed ourselves and ended up extending our stay here. We were supposed to stay in a private room but it wasn't available when we arrived. Instead we stayed in a dorm with 6 beds but as were the only ones in the dorm the entire time we were happy with the arrangement. The rooms were clean and sheets, towels were very nice. The woman who takes care of the place was super friendly and although she spoke very little English, she made us feel at home. Breakfast was included and great every morning. The place felt like a homestay and as it was extremely close to the downtown we had no desire to move.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 9, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Center Hostel

Address: 4 Vardanantsa str., Apt 31, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
Location: Armenia > Yerevan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Yerevan
Price Range: $9 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the central, friendliest and cheapest hostel in downtown Yerevan’s best located hostel: only a 3-minute walk from Republic Square, and an 8- minute walk from Opera House. The Hostel is well connected with public transportation, the metro station "Hanrapetutyan Hraparak" is just a 3-minute walk from our door, and within a 5- minute walk from the most popular tourist sites: Vernisage (open-air fair) where visitors can buy a great variety of souvenirs, also paintings and artifacts made of obsidian, silver, gold, wood, etc at a very reasonable price! Also the History Museum and Art Gallery visitors can find in Republic Square. Our hospitable, experienced, skillful, friendly and multi lingual staff will make you fell relaxed and enjoy comfortable stay. We will do our best with an ultimate goal that your stay in Yerevan will be memorable one. Accommodation Information: Center-Hostel has three dorm types available - 4 beds, 8 beds, and private room. The private room types available are: single, double/twin and triple. ... more   less 
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