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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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Irkutsk Photos

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

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    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 ...

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    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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Price Popularity
Irkutsk City Lodge
87 %

Irkutsk City Lodge

Baikalskaya Street 124 (Map) - Hostel
Nerpa Backpackers
86 %

Nerpa Backpackers

Irkutsk, Sportivny lane building 5A apt. 1 (Map) - Hostel
Good hostel but it was under construction when we arrive so we think it will be nicer after when they get all their staff.
Baikaler Hostel
86 %

Baikaler Hostel

Lenin street, Building #9 Apartment 11 (Map) - Hostel
Trans-Sib Hostel
83 %

Trans-Sib Hostel

Sportivniy str 9 ap 8 (Map) - 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.
Admiral Hostel
83 %

Admiral Hostel

Cheremhovski pereulok ( street) Building 6, Apt 1 (Map) - Hostel
Baikalhostel
82 %

Baikalhostel

Ulitza Lermontova 136, Kvartiera 1, 1th floor (Map) - Hostel
IRKUTSK Hostel
80 %

IRKUTSK Hostel

Zhelyabov str. 23A/1 (Map) - Hostel
We stayed in the 'apartment rooms' (listed as twin/double/family rooms) and were really pleased with this hostel.
Explorer Hostel
79 %

Explorer Hostel

5th Army, House 71, flat 6 (Map) - Hostel
Magic Hostel Irkutsk

Magic Hostel Irkutsk

Timirjazeva 5 (2nd floor) (Map) - Hostel
Auberge Théâtrale

Auberge Théâtrale

Karl Liebknecht street 11 apartment 15 (Map) - Guesthouse
Excellent value stay in a charming house and neighbourhood with very hospitable and helpful owner.
Friends' house Irkutsk

Friends' house Irkutsk

Zhelyabova Str., building - Hostel
Travelshome

Travelshome

Zimlyanskaya 13-2 (Map) - Hostel
Galina's Hostel

Galina's Hostel

5th Army St, building 35, appt. 1 (Map) - Hostel
Home Hostel Irkutsk

Home Hostel Irkutsk

Polskih Povstantsev 18 B (Map) - Hostel
Irkutsk Hostel on baykalskaya str

Irkutsk Hostel on baykalskaya str

Baykalskaya street, 253B (Map) - Hostel