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.
- 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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