Welcome to Siberia!

Nerpa Backpackers Hostel in Irkutsk (also known as former Irkutsk Downtown Hostel) is now changed its brand name and location. We are experienced travelers and we really know what you need!

Our new address is: Gryaznova st. 15A, right at the middle of Old Town area, within walkin distance to all sights of Irkutsk.

Our new website

We offer you great tours around Irkutsk and Baikal region with strong vibe of a real travel, guided by knowledgeable, experienced and, of course, English-speaking locals. Visit the page of the tour project.

We offer you two 8-bed dorm rooms and one private twin room as well as comfy common area, and fully equipped kitchen. And even more:

– Visa Registration
– Laundry service
– Train tickets booking
– Right-from-the-hostel transfers to Olkhon Island and Listvyanka
– Microbar
– FREE pick-up from the train station
– FREE common computer
– FREE Wi-Fi
– FREE lockers
– FREE city map
– FREE luggage storage
– FREE pasta for cooking

And tea, coffee and sunshine are also included! :)

Our staff creates a very friendly atmosphere in the hostel. We will be happy to give you a piece of advice for your trip, book a train ticket or just share experience. Our hostel is really ‘smart’, which means that you can get some useful information to your iPhone just in one second by QR-code.

2 Responses to Welcome to Siberia!

  1. Bernd Hasenfratz says:


    we just booked a private room for 2 people from 2nd December for 3 nights. Could you please pick us up at the train station. We are arriving by train 133 about (7.30pm). As we board the train in 2 hours we don’t have internet connection. So please wait at the station for us.

    Kind regards
    Bernd & Lena

  2. Neil Stewart says:


    My name is Neil Stewart and I wanted to confirm my booking for three nights. The 20, 21, and 22 of January my train arrives at 7:25 on the 20th and I leave Irkutsk by train at 6:47 on the 23rd.

    I would also like to ask if you have any recommended tours or activities that I could do during my time in town.

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