Baikal

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Traveling around Lake Baikal is pleasant, and traveling with comfort is even better. We made a top-5 list of the most beautiful and comfortable hotels, basing our choice on the number of positive feedback from travelers. For pleasant traveling experience with attention to details, read our list.

Krestovaya Pad’

This hotel is 50 meters away from the shores of Lake Baikal and 50 meters away from the bus stop. Irkutsk airport is a 45-minute ride away from here. Not far away are the bard song theater and Baikal Limnological museum, the only lake museum in Russia.

Wood-finished rooms are warm and spacey. Air conditioning, TVs, minibars and telephones are in each suite. The bar-restaurant serves Siberian cuisine — if you want to find out its true flavor, try saguday and omul raskolotka. The staff only speaks Russian, and pets are allowed at no extra charge.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24/7 reception
  • Transfer services
  • A bar-restaurant
  • 25-seat summer terrace
  • A sauna
  • Bike rental
  • A library
  • Conference studio
  • Laundry services

 

Contacts

14A, Gornaya St., Listvyanka village
8 (902) 763-23-90
krestovayapad.ru

Price

4 500 rubles and up, breakfast included

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express

Mayak

The largest hotel on the shores of Lake Baikal is located in the center of Listvyanka. Listvyanka pier, a nerpinary, local market, cableway and Baikal Limnological Museum are all within a walking distance.

The hotel has its own point of interest, too. “Mayak” has an observation desk with a great view of the lake. You can also enjoy the lake view from your suite, which has everything to make you comfortable: air conditioning, a mini-bar, a telephone and a hair dryer. The staff speaks Russian and English. Pets are allowed upon request for no extra charge.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free secure parking
  • Transfer services to/from the airport
  • Private check-in / check-out, 24/7 reception
  • Tours
  • Summer terrace
  • Restaurant, barbecue bar and a panoramic bar on the 7th floor
  • ATM
  • Traditional sauna, Russian sauna
  • Laundry services

Contacts

85A, Gorky St., Listvyanka village
8 (39-52) 49-69-11
mayakhotel.ru

Price

2 500 rubles and up, hearty breakfast included

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Dinners Club

Anastasia

“Anastasia” hotel stands on the shores of Lake Baikal. Take a lungful of delicious lake air while taking a stroll on a furnished promenade or in a park with a fountain. If you want a boat ride, the hotel staff will organize it in a matter of minutes, as “Anastasia” has its own pier.

Wood-finished rooms with Italian oak furniture are cozy and beautiful. The windows offer a wonderful view of Baikal sunsets and sunrises. The staff speaks Russian and English. Pets are not allowed.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free private parking
  • 24/7 reception
  • Transfer services
  • Cruise tours
  • A restaurant with a view of Lake Baikal
  • Outdoors heated swimming pool
  • Russian and Finnish saunas
  • Bike and mini-motorbike rental
  • Conference room
  • Laundry services

Contacts

8, Angarskaya St., Nikola village
8 (39-52) 33-56-22
8 (39-52) 33-37-82
8 (39-52) 49-01-91
baikalhotel.ru

Price

4 500 rubles and up, breakfast included

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express

Baikal View

Baikal View is located on Olkhon Island, 700 meters from the lake. The tourists have a mixed reaction about the colorfulness of one-story buildings of the hotel. But one you get inside, all doubt will be gone and you’ll see that “Baikal View” is the best hotel in Khuzhir.

This is the best place to rest after walks and horseback tours around the island, perfect for relaxation in a 24/7 lobby bar and drinking tea on a sunny terrace. Wood-finished suites provide a calming view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The staff speaks English, Russian, German and Chinese. Pets are allowed by request only.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24/7 reception
  • Transfer services
  • Tours
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Outdoors heated swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry services
  • Conference room

 

Contacts

17, Rossiyskaya St., Khuzhir village
8 (39-52) 76-84-84
8 (39-52) 76-81-84
baikalview.com
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Price

5 600 rubles and up, breakfast included

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard

Da-Shi

This resort is located 50 meter from the coast, in the Khuzhir-Nuga Gulf of the Maloe More Bay. The hotel has a private beach with sun loungers, handy for those who like sunbathing in comfort.

A disco-bar with a seating area is in the very same place. The territory of the hotel also has a coffee-bar that serves Russian cuisine. Da-Shi has several accommodation options: standard suites, luxury suites and cottages. With a prior arrangement, you can bring your pet into any of them.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free secure parking
  • Transfer services to/from the airport, 900 rubles for a one-way trip
  • Private check-in/check-out, 24/7 reception
  • Tours
  • Summer terrace
  • Barbeque equipment and garden furniture
  • Russian sauna
  • ATM
  • Laundry services

 

Contacts

Khuzhir-Nuge area, Sarma, Olkhon district
8 (39-52) 60-67-69
da-shi.ru
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Price

3 500 rubles and up, +three meals a day for 1200 rubles per day

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard

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A turbaza is a Russian type of inexpensive rural-area accommodation that offers outdoor recreation. A turbaza is a perfect choice for romantics who wouldn’t ever want to part with the outdoors, simple homemade food, campfire songs and peaceful banter. We chose 5 popular options that cost from 600 to 16 000 rubles per day.

Veter Stranstvi

This turbaza is located on the coast of Small Sea Strait, 500 meters away from the ferry. A spacious sandy beach is 200 meters away. The beach is a great place for taking a walk, breathing fresh Baikal air and playing volleyball or Frisbee.

This place is perfect for families with children, as the kids will have a special menu and entertainment opportunities. The adults will be busy, too. They can go on a tour around the coast, play a game of pool or make barbeque in a designated area. Accommodation options vary from yurt tents with outdoors toilets to high-comfort rooms.

Available services:

  • A guarded parking lot
  • Tour desk and fishing tours with experienced instructors
  • A café-bar and a canteen
  • Two conference rooms
  • An outdoors sports complex with a tennis court
  • Heated pools
  • A Russian sauna with a herbal tea room
  • A shooting range and an archery range
  • A playroom for kids with a two-story maze
  • A children’s race track
  • An open-air cinema
  • Quad rental, bike rental, snow tube rental, skate rental
  • A souvenir fair in a yurt museum

 

Contacts

3, Pribaikalskaya St., MRS (Sakhyurta) village
8 (39-52) 33-33-07
baikalveter.ru
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VK page

Price

600 rubles and up, 3 meals a day per person cost 980 rubles

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro

Chara

This place is 300 meter away from Mukhorski bay. Here, you can go fishing, sit down and listen to the music of the lake or drink clear water from a deep artesian well.

Accommodation options vary from a double room in a standard house without commodities to a luxury suite with a personal terrace. All guests can stop by a restaurant with a fireplace, which is especially soothing and nice during rainy evenings. A sunny day, though, is the best time for an open-air picnic, as the place has barbeque equipment in designated areas. If you want to take your pet with you, feel free to take it — “Chara” takes no extra charge for pets.

Available services:

  • 24/7 reception
  • Group transfer services from Irkutsk for 100 rubles
  • Parking for 70 rubles a day
  • Tour desk
  • A bar and an open terrace with a view of Baikal Lake
  • A Russian sauna, a pool, a heated sauna at the shore
  • Gazebos and barbeque areas
  • A cinema with modern equipment
  • A playroom for children and a playground with trampolines
  • A volleyball court
  • Pool and table tennis
  • Mountain bike rental and skate rental

 

Contacts

1, Khuzhir-Nughe area, Olkhon district
8 (39-52) 96-37-03
chara-baikal.ru
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VK page

Price

790 rubles per day, +3 meals a day per person cost 980 rubles

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro

Nabaymar Estate

The estate is close to the center of the village, a five-minute walk away from the Shamanka Rock, the main point of interest of Olkhon Island. Grocery stores and souvenir shops are also within a walking distance.

The guests have three multiroom hoses to choose from. The first is low-comfort house, the second has shared bathrooms for each floor and the third one has a shower and a toilet in each suite. This turbaza doesn’t have a set time for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is great for those who like to sleep in and eat alone.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi in the canteen
  • Free parking
  • Tour desk
  • A sandy beach in a 5-minute walk
  • Canteen is open from 8AM until the last customer
  • A Russian sauna
  • Free children’s playground
  • Free BBQ and a campfire
  • Volleyball court
  • Sports equipment rental
  • Laundry services

Contacts

18, Pervomayskaya St., Khuzhir village
8 (914) 926-59-54
8 (964) 804-48-04
8 (924) 600-44-00
nabaimar.ru
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VK page

Price

1400 rubles per day and up

How to pay

cash only

Gostiny Dvor Bayar

Bayar is a year-round turbaza. It stands in the Kurkutski Gulf of the Small Sea Strait, 4 kilometers from the ferry to the Olkhon Island. The word “Bayar” means “joy” in Buryat. The name is fitting, as the guests won’t ever be sad here.

The staff organizes combined tours of the sacred places of Baikal for those guests who don’t like to sit still. Bayar also provides fishing equipment and cruises on its own ship, “Stavro”. Those who love good food are doubly lucky. Hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners are complemented with outdoors barbecue. All of this is finished with a nice choice of comfortable accommodation: from separate two-bedroom bungalows to three- or four-bedroom cottages with living rooms.

Available services:

  • Secure parking
  • Tours deck
  • Café, bar, summer lakeside grill bar
  • Small conference room
  • Barbecue arbors
  • Free barbeque equipment and a fireplace near every house
  • Floating sauna
  • Aquapark
  • Children’s playroom in the summer
  • Petting zoo
  • Sports and water sports equipment rental

 

Contacts

1, Kamyshy area, Olkhon district
8 (39-52) 73-36-67
bayarbaikal.com
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VK page

Price

from 4000 per bungalow. You may rent some of the houses wholly or by separate suites

How to pay

cash or cards

Baikal Dunes

This turbaza is located in a wonderful location far away from the civilization. “Baikal Dunes” is surrounded by mountains and taiga of the Primorski Ridge, with a clean pebble beach underfoot. Mysterious walking trees and the Baklani Rock are nearby.

Getting in or out of this turbaza is only possible on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. Excellent living conditions justify high accommodation cost. Each suite has a bathroom, a shower, a hair dryer and a heater. The restaurant looks like an old watchtower and offer an unforgettable view of Lake Baikal.

Available services:

  • Internet connection for extra charge
  • 24/7 security
  • Transfer services to the turbaza and back again for 3950 rubles per person
  • Motor ship cruises with a guide
  • 24/7 saunas
  • 24/7 bar and karaoke
  • Fitness facilities
  • Pool tables, table tennis and a tennis court
  • A 30-seat conference room
  • Satellite phone rental
  • Fishing equipment

Contacts

located on the territory of the Baikal National Park, Academicheskaya Bay
8 (39-52) 25-07-70
baikaldunes.ru

Price

6 500 rubles per day and up, three meals a day included

How to pay

cash only

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Guest houses provide a unique atmosphere. Hosts greet lodgers as friends, cook breakfast, take the guests on tours and make fragrant tea. For your convenience, we chose top five of tourist favorites. These places provide a relaxing setting at a reasonable price. Come here for comfort and conversations with good people.

Demidov Estate

The estate is just 50 meters away from the shore. If you want to get to know Listvyanka village better, take a walk to its main attraction. Baikal Limnological Museum is only a mile away from the guest house.

Whether you travel alone, with friends or with family, this estate is a good place to stop at. If you like making new friends from around the world, Demidov estate is your best choice, as foreigners visit this place frequently. The owners of the estate speak Russian and English. No pets are allowed.

Available services:

  • Wi-Fi for 50 rubles a day
  • Free parking on request
  • Transfer services
  • A sauna
  • A restaurant with a fireplace and an arts gallery
  • Barbeque
  • A garden
  • Children’s playroom
  • Laundry services by request
  • Bike rental

 

Contacts

2A, Sudzilovski St.,
Listvyanka village
8 (902) 561-70-01
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Price

1 380 rubles and up, breakfast included

How to pay

cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Nikita Bencharov Estate

This recreation center is a five-minute walk away from a sandy beach and the Burkhan Cape, one of the sacred places of Olkhon Island. If you want to learn more about the island, this turbaza will arrange a tour around Khuzhir for you. You’ll visit a local history museum, take an ethnographic trip to a Buryat village and go biking or horse-riding.

The guests can choose whether they want to stay is a Russian wooden house or a traditional Mongolian yurt. The life of the estate is hectic. The territory hosts exhibitions, famous people wander around the guests and foreigners flood the area. The language barrier is practically nonexistent, as all staff speaks fluent English.

Available services:

  • Transfer services from Irkutsk
  • Visa support
  • Place of stay registration for foreigners
  • Nanny services
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Laundry services and clothes repair
  • A Russian sauna at 700 rubles per hour
  • Boat rental
  • A small gym
  • Volleyball and basketball courts
  • A decent library
  • Hairdressing services

 

Contacts

8, Kirpichnaya St., Khuzhir village
8 (914) 895-78-65
8 (902) 763-03-17
olkhon.info
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Price

1 000 rubles a day, breakfast and dinner included

How to pay

cash, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro

Fedorov Dvor

This guest house is a mile away from the lake. A casual walk to Baikal will take twenty minutes, and the closest shop is 10-minute walk away. The ski slopes are a five-minute car ride away.

This house, built by the owner himself, has four double rooms with handmade furniture. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to make breakfast and lunch. Keep in mind that dinners taste better at the campfire outside, where you can meet new friends from different countries. The owners speak Russian and English and allow pets by request.

Available services:

  • Free parking
  • Transfer services
  • A living room with a fireplace
  • A kitchen dining room
  • Barbecue
  • A sauna with oak and fir whisks
  • A campfire
  • Free toiletries

 

Contacts

2, Snejnaya St., Utulik village
8 (914) 881-88-55
fedorov-dvor.narod.ru

Price

1 300 rubles and up

How to pay

cash only

Daryana Estate

This estate is in the very center of Khuzhir village. A sandy beach and the Shamanka Rock are a 15-minute walk away. Several grocery stores and Revyakin History Museum are close, too.

The guests can choose from one- and two-story Siberian pine buildings. In summer, the area around the house is buried in blooming flowers and the air is filled with magical scents. Equally delicious smells come from a canteen, where the mistress of the manor cooks breakfasts and dinners herself. Available entertainment varies from darts to team games. If you’re planning on taking your pet with you, you’ll be accommodated with no extra charge.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Transfer services
  • Tour desk
  • Cafe-bar and a dining room with a vegetarian menu
  • A garden with a summer terrace
  • Barbeque
  • Children’s playground
  • A sauna
  • Karaoke
  • Laundry services

 

Contacts

12, Obruchev St., Khuzhir village
8 (914) 921-07-98
8 (908) 661-62-62
dar-jana.narod.ru

Price

1 200 rubles and up, breakfast and dinner included

How to pay

cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Baikal Home

This guest house is 800 meters away from the shore, standing at the foot of the hills where wild horses roam freely. “Bolshoye Goloustnoye” bus stop is 50 meters away.

This is a wonderful, quiet and calm place for those who want to relax without any hustle or noisy neighbors. Baikal Home is not boring, though. The owners show the tourists around the main attractions and tell stories in Russian and English languages. Pet owners are allowed with no extra charge.

Available services:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Transfer services
  • Tour desk
  • An outdoor swimming pool
  • Steam sauna
  • Barbecue
  • Children’s playground
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry services

 

Contacts

6, Sverdlov St., Bolshoye Goloustnoye village
8 (914) 927-11-21
baikalhome.ru

Price

1 800 rubles and up, breakfast included

How to pay

cash only