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Yamskaya street, 5-46
The Penguin Hostel was started in 2008 to house Great Baikal Trail (GBT) volunteers and independent travelers. GBT is a Siberian based international effort to build trails in the Lake Baikal region, which provide an infrastructure for ecotourism as an alternative to industrial development. See www.greatbaikaltrail.org for projects open to Russian and international volunteers.
At our hostel, you will find a friendly, international atmosphere, full of people who are excited about protecting the environment and developing ecotourism in the Baikal region. Reliable information about existing hiking trails all around Baikal will be available here. We can also help you plan a trip using our best trails, and, if necessary, provide you with a guide and translator.
Our knowledgeable staff is affiliated with GBT, concerned with environmental protection, and knowledgeable about outdoor activities. Your stay helps support trail-building and environmental protection efforts.
Become a GBT volunteer and get the cheapest accommodation in Irkutsk!
For our volunteers, the Penguin Hostel is the cheapest hostel in Irkutsk at 400 rubles per bed each night.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 83% for this property is based on ratings provided by 3 guests.