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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Reasonable price. Friendly staff and more friendly guests! Almost all guests are from Russia. 체크아웃하고 이틀 후에 와서 짐을 잠깐 두었는데 용인해주심. 여러분들도 스태프랑 안면트세요. 허허허. 엄청 깔끔하고 2층 침대에도 아웃렛이 있었다....! Wow 러시아인이 매우 많다. 걍대부분. 다들 말걸면 친절해요~ ! 러시아어 늘어서 감. 블라디역과 센터와 가깝다. 시베리아횡단열차 탈 사람에게도 공항 갈 사람에게도 좋음. 율브리너 동상이 있다. 완전 저렴함. 욕실에 세면용품은 없어요 문은 건물 측면에 있으니 참고하세요! 두명의 한국인과 고려인 한명 마났음ㅎㅎ

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank Meander687858
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Оксана И, Администратор at Optimum Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Hello, Sang-ye P!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are very pleased that you’ve chosen our hostel and that you’ve enjoyed being with us! We will be happy to see you again)
Best regards!

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Reviewed September 22, 2016

First if all, my reservation was for this property but I ended up at the Barbados hostel in the same building. No public computer that I could find. 8-bed dorm is about the size of a college dorm. Barely room to turn around in the toilet. Good news is that they will wash and dry your clothes for 50 rb a load (no folding at this price. Night attendant sleeps in the kitchen/social room with the front door wide open! Guy on the bunk sounded like he had a serious respiratory disease. 5-10 minute walk from the train station, but be sure to cross the street at the station as there are no crossovers before the hostel.

Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank Kirby S
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

The hostel is located near the train station and the young lady working the front desk was very helpful and accommodating. The kitchen/common area is small and the rooms showers etc. are reasonably clean.

Date of stay: July 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank Dave L
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Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We booked a room at Optimum with a promise of a shared kitchen and lounge area, which were also shown in pictures. Arriving late at night we found it odd that we couldn't immediately find them, but read here on TripAdvisor that they might be closed in the evening.

Inquiring about it in the morning the hostel staff responded that the kitchen had been removed (apparently to fit another single room) - but they still advertised these facilities. We felt betrayed as the room price was higher than average on our trip thru Russia, and had counted on having a real kitchen to cook in.

We managed to negotiate a discount with hostel staff, but thru a series of misunderstandings we were later forced to pay the full price as they finally threatened us with calling the police.

I could not recommend this place for anyone looking for the usual hostel setup - this is something else. Even the 24h front desk they promise is never manned, but they have staff in their sister hostel around the corner.

Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank HerrSchmeichels
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

I want to give this place a higher rating but in all honesty I cannot. The hostel claiming to be called Optimum doesn't seem to exist. The address is real and indeed the building has a sign saying optimum, however the buzzer on the door doesn't work and even once you get inside (which I did only due to another person entering the building) there is no door for Optimum and a prettys cary staircase leading to nowhere. By a stroke of luck I met someone who worked in the hostel and he took me to a totally different entrance in the building which was actually a hostel called Barbados. This new hostel looks a bit like the photos of Optimum and is actually very comfortable. I am at a loss as to why they have this set up. Why is Barbados being advertised as Optimum when they are almost the same place and why does the doorway for Optiumum not instruct people just to go round the corner to Barbados? So, even though there is no real hostel at 17 Aleutskaya, the hostel which is pretending to be Optimum is actually fine and in a good location. It is very central and has good facilities, it's just a shame that it was such a strange experience on arrival. Also, as optimum, or the hostel claiming to be optimum generated my Russian visa invitation paperwork, I expected them to register my visa. The staff refused. Thankfully I didn't really need to register, but if you are in a situation where it's needed then perhaps seek an alternative in Vladivostok.

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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