Belka Hostel

Belka Hostel in Listvyanka


Welcome to Belka Hostel. Belka Hostel is a part of Baikaler®

We are located in Listvyanka, the gateway to lake Baikal. It is only 1 hrs drive from Irkutsk and yet it is in the wilderness.

We offer inexpensive accommodation and services such as: Russian steam bath, bicycles rent and so on.

We are featured at National Geographic  and Lonely Planet

Our location is 1.3 km far from the main road. Therefore, it is noiseless, windless and sunny here. The pain tree and a cedar grow on our land. Squirrels (Belka in Russian) sometimes visit our cedar tree. Once, an owl paid us a visit.

Every house has fully equipped kitchen: oven, fridge, microwave, plates-cups-spoons-knives-forks, where you can cook food, as well as to socialise with other travellers. You can also watch DVDs or photos from your flash card.

It is located in a pristine part of the village, near the forest and sheltered from the severe Baikal winds. It’s quiet and peaceful and most everyone enjoys a good night’s sleep. This is where people “recharge their batteries” and get ready for the next part of their journey across Russia. Welcome to a great place!


500 Rub / 6 DORM bed

700 / 600 / 500 Rub / 4 DORM bed (depends on the season)

1700 / 1500 Rub / TWIN room (depends on the season)

PAID IN RUBLES, CASH ONLY! PLEASE NOTE: There is a shortage of ATMs in Listvaynka – the existing ones are often out of cash, please make sure you have enough cash with you!



We have NO WiFi !

National Geographic


CONTACTS : Tel: +7 9526 261251 (sms and voice), 761 251 (short number when calling from the local phone) | E-mail:

ADDRESS : Chapaev street, building # 77A, Listvyanka

ADDRESS IN RUSSIAN : Листвянка, ул Чапаева, дом 77А (Поворот у почты и белого обелиска не доезжая гостиницы “Маяк”, вверх почти до конца улицы, на развилке – налево!)

Let’s see what we have there:

A BIG HOUSE which has  2 twin rooms :  (1500 Rub / room) + 2 dormitory rooms (NO bunk beds, 4 people in the room, 600 Rub / bed).

For July and August

700 Rub / DORM bed

1700 Rub / TWIN room

The shower and toilets are shared.

Each twin room has a flat screen and DVD.

There is a FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN and common area with free tea, sugar. You can use our fridge and cook the food you like.

Also we have a SUMMER CABIN with 2 rooms, no bunks, 3 people in one room and 2 people in one room. All facilities are in the big house!

Same prices are as in the big house.

There is also a wonderful RUSSIAN BANYA (STEAM BATH).


1 person – 500R per one hour

2 persons – 800R per one hour

3 persons – 1200R per one hour

4 persons – 1400R per one hour

5 persons – 1500R per one hour

Plz ask the manager 3 hr in advance!

My manager is 24hrs in the hostel (they have a separate room) , so you have an access to our services and information whenever you need.


What you can get in the hostel besides of sleeping for FREE :

Listvyanka map

tea and sugar


bed leaning and towel

taxi booking

activities booking

We also book:

Accommodation in our BAIKALER and BALALAIKA Hostels  located in Irkutsk

Accommodation in LESNAYA 7 HOSTEL at Bolshie Koty (next village 6 hours trek on the  Great Baikal Trail)

A trip to OLKHON ISLAND (a minibus + accommodation)

Activities in LISTVYANKA

The GUIDED TOURS around LIstvyanka and Baikal

We charge for:

Laundry service (200R)

If you are not happy about our service, we can always discuss that and find a solution. I am Jack Sheremetoff and I AM FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HOSTEL! My e-mail address: info at baikaler dot com

Welcome to Belka Hostel!

Belka Hostel is a SMOKE FREE AREA! Smoking is NOT allowed at the property, even at our land (you must go outside the fence)

non smoking area

trip adviser

trip adviser


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