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Irkutsk

On the banks of the Angara River 72 kilometres from Lake Baikal, Irkutsk is today the tourist gateway to the Baikal region and the wilds of Siberia surrounding it. Lake Baikal is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has 2 national Much of the history of Irkutsk, though, revolves around the Decembrists.

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Olkhon Island
Olkhon Island
Olkhon Island
Pylons at Lake Baikal
Ship with mountains Lake Baikal
Irkutsk wooden architecture

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Guest Reviews

Nerpa Backpackers

Nerpa Backpackers

Good hostel but it was under construction when we arrive so we think it will be nicer after when they get all their staff. ... more

Overall
5
IRKUTSK Hostel

IRKUTSK Hostel

We stayed in the 'apartment rooms' (listed as twin/double/family rooms) and were really pleased with this hostel. It's within walking distance of the main sights of Irkutskk, although not directly on any public transport routes. ... more

Overall
4
Trans-Sib Hostel

Trans-Sib Hostel

This hostel was a very pleasant surprise indeed. My reason for staying there was unusual: I was in Irkutsk for work reasons rather than for tourism. Affordable hotels were all booked but I discovered the Trans-Sib fairly late - it was not advertised on many of the websites that I checked. This may be why it stil had a bed for me. ... more

Overall
5

Irkutsk Discussions

  • Irkutsk Hostels
    Hiya! Has anyone been to Irkutsk lately? Any hostels to recommend? My budget's about USD20-25. Thanks! ...

  • IRKUTSK trans-siberian railway
    in a 3am local, and stayed there until 8). I`ve only been to Irkutsk in summer, but i have slept ...

  • Cheap Flights from Moscow to Irkutsk?
    Hello, I'm planning to travel the trans-mongolian railway in October. I have 2 weeks to complete this and I want to spend enough time in Moscow, Mongolia and Beijing. I'm thinking of flying from Moscow to Irkutsk to save some time. Does anybody have information on cheap flights within Russia? Any infow would ...

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