Directions from BELKA HOSTEL the the DOG SLEDDING CENTRE (Manor Tyuryumin)
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ADDRESS Chapaev street, building # 77A, Listvyanka
ADDRESS IN RUSSIAN Листвянка, ул Чапаева, дом 77А (Поворот у обелиска не доезжая “Маяк”, вверх почти до конца улицы, на развилке – налево!)
Belka Hostel is NOT located in Irkutsk! It is in Listvyanka, a lakeside village 70 km away. It is well connected by public minibuses departing hourly (120 Rub to be paid to the driver), from 8 am till 7 PM) from the Bus Terminal (Located at the parking lot in front of the BAGIRA supermarket).
From there you can also take a public bus ( tickets are sold at the Bust Terminal, 9.30 AM, 2.20PM, 4.30 PM and 6.30 PM) as well as public minibuses departing hourly (140 Rub to be paid to the driver), from 8 am till 7 PM)
A transfer from Irkutsk to Listvyanka can be arranged by the Baikaler for 3000 Rub per vehicle per group.
From the TRAIN STATION (Ж/Д ВОКЗАЛ): TOP
You can get there by tram (any # , 12 Rub). Please get off at the Central Market | Центральный рынок, the 7th stop (where MANY people get off the tram and as many people try to get on the tram) and then walk another 10 min up to Timiryazeva street to the Bus Terminal.
From the AIRPORT (АЭРОПОРТ): TOP
A) By taxi for 2000 – 2500R
B) You should get to the Central Market by any public minibus (#20, 61, 48), and walk another 10 min up to Timiryazeva street to the Bus Terminal. and then take a minibus to Listvyanka according to the directions above.
From the BUS TERMINAL (АВТОВОКЗАЛ): TOP
Here is a white bus sitting at the parking lot in front of Bagheera (Багира) Supermarket,
From the HYDROFOIL PIER : TOP
Another expansive and complicated way is to take a public boat from the Pier Raketa . I do NOT recommend it ! A ticket price is 1700 Rub one way.
Getting there from Baikaler Hostel: trolley #5, minibus #16
Once in Listvyanka, get off at the final bus stop near the Hotel Mayak. Walk 10 – 15 min backwards along the lake. Turn right by the WWII obelisk / Post Office, and walk up to this street for 20-25 min. Whole walking, you will pass the Art Gallery (on your right) and children’s camp (on your left).
Occasionally, the road splits. Please take near take the left one (you will see the transformer) and walk for 30-50 meter further. The Belka (former Eco-Hostel) has yellow wooden fence and a sign “77A” with an image of a squirrel (belka). Please use the intercom. Expect some time for the manager to come out.
Please do NOT ask the directions at the information centres of Listvyanka. You might be misdirected. They also may start telling you negative things about our hostel and try to sell you their own rooms!!
How to get from Port Baikal and Rogatka pier to Belka Hostel:
From BELKA to the DOG SLEDDING CENTRE : TOP