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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

Lenin Cafe
Irkutsk wooden building
Epiphany Cathedral
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Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

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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

  • Tips on Trans Mongolian Railway
    I'm planning to travel the Trans Mongolian from Beijing to Moscow with stopovers in Ulanbatar and Irkutsk in October. Anyone with tips on the weather in October, whether there will be anything to do and see in October? All kinds of help appreciated! ...

  • Trans-Siberian/Manchurian train tickets
    to Moscow - Irkutsk - Harbin - Beijing I presume it's cheaper buying them on the day, and with it being ...

  • Trans-Siberian Question
    from, say, Moscow to Beijing stopping off at Irkutsk you need a ticket/reservation from Moscow to Irkutsk and a second separate ticket/reservation for the train you want to take from Irkutsk to Beijing ...

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Nerpa Backpackers
91 %

Nerpa Backpackers

Stepana Razina street, bld.12, apt.4 (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.
Trans-Sib Hostel
89 %

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.
Baikaler Hostel
88 %

Baikaler Hostel

Lenin street, Building #9 Apartment 11 (Map) - Hostel
Admiral Hostel
87 %

Admiral Hostel

Cheremhovski pereulok ( street) Building 6, Apt 1 (Map) - Hostel
Irkutsk City Lodge
84 %

Irkutsk City Lodge

Baikalskaya Street 124 (Map) - Hostel
Baikal Explorer Hostel
82 %

Baikal Explorer Hostel

Marata street 70 (Map) - Hostel
Baikalhostel
82 %

Baikalhostel

Ulitza Lermontova 136, Kvartiera 1, 1th floor (Map) - Hostel
IRKUTSK Hostel
81 %

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.
Magic Hostel Irkutsk

Magic Hostel Irkutsk

Timirjazeva 5 (2nd floor) (Map) - Hostel
Hostel Maverick

Hostel Maverick

Ippodromnaya 162B (Map) - Hostel
Balalaika

Balalaika

Sportivny lane (pereulok), Building #5A -Apt. 1 (Map) - Hostel
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

Home Hostel

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

Irkutsk Hostel on baykalskaya str

Baykalskaya street, 253B (Map) - Hostel