Belka Hostel - Listvyanka


Traveller rating: 8.1Excellent


Welcome to Belka Hostel. Belka Hostel is a part of Baikaler® We are located in Listvyanka, the gateway and main village of lake Baikal. one hour drive from Irkutsk, it is in the wilderness. Belka Hostel consists of two separate large wooden cottages. The hostel idea means the facilities are shared.

We offer beds in dorms rooms for four and six persons (1 bed in a 4 and 6 dorm room is 700 Rub / person) and twin rooms for 1700  Rub per room.

Every cottage has fully equipped kitchen: oven, fridge, microwave, plates-cups-spoons-knives-forks, where you can cook food, as well as to socialise with other travellers. You can also watch DVDs or photos from your flash card.

We run the Banya (Russian steam bath) on request: 1500 Rub for 1 hour (up to 4 persons can use at a time!). More


Listvyanka is a rural settlement in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. It is situated about 70 kilometers south of Irkutsk, close to where the Angara River exits the lake and begins its northward path. Listvyanka is accessible by public bus or ferry from Irkutsk. Its population is about 1,900.

Despite its modest size, Listvyanka is one of the busiest tourist locations in the whole of Siberia. Because it is so close to Irkutsk, it sees more visitors than all other towns and villages on Lake Baikal combined – particularly weekending Irkutians and foreign tourists. Other Russian travelers sometimes prefer wilder places. It is not over-developed yet, but slowly becoming so. It has a tourist-oriented economy: there are markets, picnic areas, and lots of hotels and cafes.

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