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Nerpa Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We got here very early. Easy to find. 8 Minutes walk from the trainstation! The girl opend the door straight away. Even we could only check in at 12 o'clock, she let us use all the facilities. Kitchen, shower, internet. That was great after a 3 nights traintrip.
Kitchen is fine, but not much plates.
Staff seems to be nice, but also lay around on the couch and were not very active during the day. In the evening the staff made noise. In the morning they sleep in the common area.
They didn't wash their own dishes.
No locks on the doors.
The people we met in the hostel (a lot) were very nice.
There is a supermarkt close to the hostel and you can walk to the city centre very easily.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jolanda K
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

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.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Terrydelange
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

I came here about 6 months ago (July 2011) but it's still the best guesthouse I did among a looooot of others.
It's not big. Everybody is always chilling out in the sofas of the main room (kitchen, entrance, etc). The staff is very friendly. The owner is some kind of backpacking girl you can see once or twice a day, and the 2 other girls working there were very friendly.

From far the best mood I saw in a hostel in between France and Malaysia. You can go out and try Irkutsk night clubs, but why going somewhere else when a good evening is going on at the hostel ;)

If you check out a little bit late... no problem. You have to wait a train until midnight ? Just checkout and chill out in the sofas, use the kitchen and other facilities.... no problem. Enjoy the free tea/coffee. The dorm is full ? Well maybe you can pay a little bit less and sleep on the couch if you're up to.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Alexandre P
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

...was that a very helpful young girl was finally leading us to Nerpa Hostel.
I think the hostel is at average European standard in terms of quality and cleanliness.
The small imperfections, as the short bed sheets or the shower combined with the toilet, are outshined by the hospitable, friendly and perfect English-speaking staff. They had an answer to almost every question we had and made our holidays around Irkutsk and Lake Baikal even more remarkable.

Many thanks Nerpa, especially Maria!
Stefan, Uta, Michael
P.S.: We were told the hsotel will close beginning of 2012 - please get on!

Room Tip: They have only 2 rooms - one with 3 and one with 5 double beds. The bad thing is that one bed slams against the glass door between both rooms, every time someone moves inside this bed.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2015
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Stayed: November 2014, traveled with friends
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