Had an absolutely AMAZING stay at Golden Gobi. Bob, Erika, Mama and the rest of the team really go out of their way to make sure you have a good time. Tea and coffee made for you whenever your passing.
Welcome to Golden Gobi Guesthouse in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia!Golden Gobi best & most popular family owned guesthouse among the backpackers, which located in the heart of city center. Send us an email to get a FREE transport from the train station! We offer the following services FREE breakfast, Luggage Storage, FREE kitchen facilities, Hot showers, Free Internet + WiFi in all rooms, Telephone service, Free satellite TV, Visa support, Laundry, Two spacious guest rooms, Book Exchange, 24 hour reception, Free security lockers About Golden Gobi GuesthouseGolden Gobi is owned and run by a Mongolian family from the Gobi desert. We opened in 2005 and our reputation has been growing ever since.Our knowledgeable English speaking staff has vast experience in the tourism field. They are on hand 24hrs a day to provide advice and suggestions to help you plan and arrange any tours or travel you wish to undertake. We want to enhance your time in our country and help you make the most out of Mongolias huge potential on a budget. Our much travelled team Mongolian team provide you with the most authentic experience available in Ulaan Bataar that our competitors just cannot match. The main aim is to give high quality, honest service to make you feel at home and assist you in having an amazing time amongst the wilderness and nature of our country.We accomodate independent travellers unique needs and provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment as a base for you to start exploring the land of the great Genghis (Chingis) Khan. All year round we have a large number of cheap dormitory beds, in addition we also offer comfortable single and double rooms with private toilet and shower facilities. All of our prices include a free light breakfast and tea and coffee.For your added comfort we have a large kitchen and two big chill out rooms with hundreds of DVD movies available free of charge to keep you entertained after a long days horse/camel riding or an extended period living with nomadic families who do not have these luxuries.Please let us know what time you will arrive in advance and we will pick you up free of charge from the train station.We hope you enjoy your stay. Make the most of Mongolia, go to Golden Gobi!Customer comments......Great hostel and staff. The staff go above and beyond to help you with tour bookings, train tickets, and recommendations around UB. The hostel seems to attract a very social crowd which is great for meeting up with others to do tours or for exploring UB with. I did several tours with Golden Gobi and enjoyed both very much - lots of opportunities to interact with Mongolian Families, try lots of different Mongolian foods, beautiful landscapes, blue skies, and amazing star-scapes at night.--------------------------------------------------------'Having stayed at various accomodation in Ulaan Bataar i can truly say that Golden Gobi provided me with the most enjoyable and authentic experience. The hard-working staff are so helpful, genuine and caring that it will be hard for you to leave! It felt really special to fee like part of one big family. All my needs were met and more. I can highly recommend Golden Gobi as the place to stay in Ulaan Bataar. I met so many fellow travellers and we all felt so much at home in this cosy guesthouse. Speaking to brother and sister Ogi/Ogie? and Bob to arrange a tour is a must, they have so much knowledge and leave no stone unturned in their quest for you to get the maximum out of Mongolia.
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Chingeltei district, 40000 Microdistrict building
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This review concerns only the Golden Gobi Guesthouse 2, as in Ulaanbaatar there are two of them. NOT for the Golden Gobi 1
We (2 people) spent the night at the hostel. During the night, my friend forgot her wallet in the bathroom and when she found it again the morning after, of course, the money was gone. Of course we're not blaming anybody in the hostel for that, nor did we expect to recover the lost money; but we thought we should at least mention the fact, which we did the same morning to one of the two hostel keeper (the one who doesn't speak english), which then mentioned it to the responsible lady, appartently the owner of the hostel.
This lady went berserk, threatened to call the police (but didn't) and said she was LOCKING the hostel (with us inside, as "suspects") until the arrival of the police, claiming that she would not tolerate the harming of her guesthouse' reputation. She also repeatedly requested that me and my friend search the other guests' luggages in an attempt to recover. To our attempts to speak with her, she always refused to listen. I let you imagine the situation with people, even those who had had nothing to the with the situation, blocked inside; among them, one had to take a plane. Fortunately we realized that she hadn't locked the door, and he managed to leave, but after that they REALLY locked the door.
In the end this situation was resolved by her request that we (me and my friend) apologize to the other guests and to her, which we did. Needless to say, I am now extremely happy to hurt their reputation.
I want to make it clear, we don't blame them for the theft of our money (entirely our fault), but for the criminal way they handled the situation with; not mention the insults, the pushing and the targeting of the victims.
So if you stay at this hostel (which of course i don't advice), forget about mentioning anything wrong, "Hercule Poirot" might target you, and ruin other people's day besides yours.
Had an absolutely AMAZING stay at Golden Gobi. Bob, Erika, Mama and the rest of the team really go out of their way to make sure you have a good time. Tea and coffee made for you whenever your passing. We went on a nine day trip in the Gobi Desert organised through Golden Gobi and I couldn't recommend it more. Both the Zaya, our guide, and Mogi, the driver, were fantastic. So many incredible memories.
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