Welcome to the chain of youth hostels in Irkutsk and Lake Baikal!
Dear friends! Let me introduce myself – my name is JACK SHEREMETOFF. I own 3 hostels in IRKUTSK and Listvyanka (Russia) and I also run guided tours to lake Baikal. I am fully responsible for my business, which has been steadily growing since 1999! Please consider staying in my hostels! They are comfortable and not expensive, my English speaking staff is there to help. We arrange trips to Olkhon island, trekking tours and other activities. Welcome to Baikaler!
Baikaler is a chain of 3 youth hostels: Baikaler, Balalaika and Belka.
BAIKALER HOSTEL is located right in the city center of IRKUTSK. Great location in the downtown, clean and reasonably priced makes it a smart choice. This hostel has been recommended by the Lonely Planet and other guidebooks. The prices are as low as 600 Rub for a dorm bed (500R is in a low season Nov-May), 1500 Rub for a twin room. CONVERTER
BALALAIKA HOSTEL is a new inexpensive hostel located within walking distance from Irkutsk train station. It is a younger brother of Baikaler. As good as Baikaler in terms of quality and services, but it is more spacious. Convenient for all trans-siberian travellers. The prices are as low as 500 Rub for a dorm bed. CONVERTER
BELKA HOSTEL is a grand spacious wooden cottage in LISTVYANKA | very close to Lake Baikal. It was especially built for tourists with great attention to detail. This is a great place to rest after the train journey and explore the vicinity of Lake Baikal. Belka Hostel is located in the calm and quite part of the village. We offer hiking tours as well as diving and dog sledding. Bicycle rentals are also available here. The prices are as low as 600 Rub for a dorm bed (500R is in a low season Nov-May), 1500 Rub for a twin room. CONVERTER
All HOSTELS ARRANGE a door-to-door shuttle minibus services to OLKHON ISLAND – a truly top Baikal destination. We also have a good partner there: Rural Hostel – great place to stay while you are there! We sell the tickets and arrange accommodation to everybody – not only to our hostels customers, welcome! We arrange private car transfers as well. The minibus ticket to Olkhon is 800 Rub / one way / person. Accommodation in Khuzir, the main town of Olkhon island, is 1000 Rub (900 Rub / night / person in a low season Nov-Oct).
We also arrange guided tours to lake Baikal. We have few fixed itineraries to offer. Please keep in mind that we can arrange other tours “beyond the box” upon requests. Tour leaders and groups are very welcome!