BAIKALER DIRECTIONS

Directions to BAIKALER HOSTEL from the TRAIN STATION | AIRPORT | CENTRAL MARKET BUS TERMINAL PIER RAKETA BALALAIKA HOSTEL | BELKA HOSTEL (LISTVYANKA)

CONTACTS : Tel: +7 3952 336240 voice, +7 9086 633142 sms and voice | E-mail: info at baikaler dot com

ADDRESS: Lenin street, building # 9, apartment # 11, Irkutsk (entrance from the back side of the street!)

ADDRESS IN RUSSIAN:  ул Ленина, дом 9 кв 11. ( заезд с улицы Ленина между  серым зданием приёмной комиссии Нархоза, возможно двор закрыт на шлагбаум)

Distances to Balkaler Hostel from:

  • Train station:  1, 2 km | less then a mile
  • Airport:  9 km | 5.6 ml
  • Central Market: 4 km |  2.5 ml
  • Bus Terminal: 4 km | 2.5 ml
  • Pier Raketa: 10 km |  6.2 ml
  • Balalaika Hostel: 2.5 km |  1.5 ml
  • Eco-Hostel: 70 km | 43.5 ml

 

From the TRAIN STATION  (Ж/Д ВОКЗАЛ), Distance  1, 2 km | less then a mile :

A) By walking. Come out of the train station. Turn right and walk straight 300m, then you’ll see the bridge. Walk over the bridge, go straight along the Stepan Razin street | Степана Разина (keep walking on the right side!), follow the tram tracks, which will turn left and then turn right on the cornet of Lenin | Ленина and Gorky | Горького street. You are almost there! Cross Lenin street. You will see the hostel building (see its photo below). Do not expect to see any kind of sign on front side of the building! Walk to the back side of the building and find yellow “baikaler” sign.

B) Take a tram (any #, 15 Rub) and get off at the 4th stop (in about 7 min). Alternatively, take a bus #70, or minibus #64, 20 and get off at the Art Museum / Художественный Музей.

Cross the Lenin street, you will see the blue building on the corner of Gorky and Lenin. This is the building #7. To your right there will be a long coral-violet building # 9 with signs ‘OPTIKA’, Plane Ticket Agency, VTB24 Bank, Lenin street Coffee, walk in its yard, continue walking along the building – our entrance is the 4th from the right corner of the building. The apartment is on the 3rd floor ! The main entrance door is dark brown and has an outside door phone with a little sign – please use it as the main metal door is locked.

C) 300-500 Rub taxi.

Please note: there have been several cases of scumming – the taxi drivers locked the tourists inside and demanded 5000 – 7000R for the 15 min ride. Make sure you negotiate price before getting into the taxi. Never pay more that 500R for the taxi!

Baikaler Hostel General View
Baikaler hostel building view (entrance is from the back of the building)

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From the AIRPORT (АЭРОПОРТ), 9 km | 5.6 ml: TOP

A) a trolley # 4, bus # 20 (takes 20 min, 12 Rub)
B) minibuses ## 20, 61, 49 (12 Rub), get off at the Art Museum / Художественный Музей and walk 5 min backwards.

From the CENTRAL MARKET (ЦЕНТРАЛЬНЫЙ РЫНОК), 4 km |  2.5 ml: TOP

A) it is a 20-25 min walk or …

B) take a tram # 1 or 2 to the right direction if the  Torgovy Komplex Shopping Center | Торговый Комплекс is behind you.

From the BUS TERMINAL (АВТОВОКЗАЛ), 4 km | 2.5 ml: TOP

A) It would be a 30-40 min walk … or

B) take a tram # 1 or 2 to the right direction if the  Torgovy Komplex Shopping Center | Торговый Комплекс is behind you.



From the PIER “RAKETA”  (ПРИСТАНЬ РАКЕТА) , 10 km |  6.2 ml TOP

A) a trolley # 5, get off at the Art Museum | Художественный Музей and walk 5 min backwards.

B) a minibus # 16 to the Central Market and then follow the directions above.

C) a taxi for 400-600R

From the BALALAIKA HOSTEL. Distance 4 km |  2.5 ml  : TOP

A) By feet. it is a 32 min

B) By tram. Please walk to the main street Mayakovskogo | Маяковского and take a stroll downhill to the bridge. You will see the tram stop. Take any number tram and get off at the 4th stop (in about 7 min).  Alternatively, take any number bus on Mayakovskogo | Маяковского street, and get off at the Art Museum / Художественный Музей.

Cross the Lenin street, you will see the blue building on the corner of Gorky and Lenin. This is the building #7. To your right there will be a long coral-violet building # 9 with signs ‘OPTIKA’, Plane Ticket Agency, VTB24 Bank, Lenin street Coffee, walk in its yard, continue walking along the building – our entrance is the 4th from the right corner of the building. The apartment is on the 3rd floor ! The main entrance door is dark brown and has an outside door phone with a little sign – please use it as the main metal door is locked.

C) 200 Rub taxi.



From the BELKA HOSTEL (LISTVYANKA). Distance 70 km |  43.5 ml  : TOP

A) By feet. It will take 15 hrs

B) By public shuttle minibus. It is a 2 leg journey  – Listvyanka to Irkutsk, and Irkutsk Central Market to Baikaler Hostel.

  • From Belka Hostel, go down the street, take left and walk to the main square.  Take a minibus to Irkutsk. They all go to Irkutsk.  Price: 120 Rub to be paid to the driver  after the journey. In about 1.5 hour you will be in Irkutsk – Central Market | Центральный Рынок
  • Take a tram # 1 or 2 (12 Rub) to the right direction if the  Torgovy Komplex Shopping Center | Торговый Комплекс is behind you. Take a tram (any #, 12 Rub) and get off at the 3rd stop (in about 5 min). Alternatively, take a bus #70, or minibus #64, 20 and get off at the Art Museum / Художественный Музей. Return back to the corner of Gorky and Lenin. This is the building #7. To your right there will be a long coral-violet building # 9 with signs ‘OPTIKA’, Plane Ticket Agency, VTB24 Bank, Lenin street Coffee, walk in its yard, continue walking along the building – our entrance is the 4th from the right corner of the building. The apartment is on the 3rd floor ! The main entrance door is dark brown and has an outside door phone with a little sign – please use it as the main metal door is locked.1st leg: Listvyanka to Irkutsk

2nd leg: Irkutsk Central Market – Baikaler Hostel

 

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