This hostel is a simple one with all the basic facilities you need. Fully equipped kitchen, nice bathrooms and enough availability in the dormitories. The owner is very friendly and is willing to help you with all your plans considering your trip and stay in Irkutsk and its surroundings.
Even though the common area doesn't have the backpackers vibe, you can relax and prepare for your trip to or from livstyanka. Also, the location is great, very close to the train station.