Alakol Guest house is quite hard to find. The house is on a dirt road surrounded by one family houses a bit ouside of the center.
Emil and Gulmira who runs the Place are very friendly and do a lot to make you feel welcome.
Emil has lots of Contacts and ideas so if you get tired of skiing, there are other activities, like trekking, parasailing etc that can be arranged.
Emil arranged transfer to the slopes for $3, a fair price if you consider the road conditions.
Excellent food. Dinner was servet at 19 every evening and it consisted of fish from Issuk-Kul or Beef from game that Emil the landlord shot himself.
Breakfast was very steady and you did not have to go hungry to the ski slopes.
Neofit is a nice old russian style guesthoue situated in the center of the city.
It is very clean and the private rooms are confortable and cheap.
Breakfast is served in the surprising "dancing " in the basement.
free wifi in the rooms.
a lot of place to dry clothes outside.
restaurant on the roof during summer time.
We had a lovely stay at the Neofit Dragon Guesthouse. We ate in the stomach of the dragon, and the communal toilets were in the tail of the dragon: someone designed this building with a sense of humour.
Our room slept 3 comfortably, and had an en suite shower/toilet. There are smaller rooms, both en suite and not en suite. The linen was clean.
The food was fantastic! Quite a contrast the Aurora hotel which we had just come from. Internet was slow, but this was also a contrast to Aurora which had no internet. :)
Although we did not use them, the guesthouse provides guide and porter services to many mountains in Kyrgyzstan. While we were there we met climbers who had returned from Khan Tengri.
It was a wonderful place to be: looking at the stars from their courtyard at night listening to the Muslim call to prayer. So lyrical. I loved standing in a central Asian courtyard listening to that fluid voice.
The Yak Tours hostel has a number of rooms in a house (though some don't have real walls, just curtains - only used when it's really busy). Some of the rooms are decadent, others a little less so. They also have a yurt out back and you can camp in the yard if you want. The food is excellent - it might cost more than the shashlyk stands in town but it's really good stuff.
The food is very, very good. The cats are very friendly. The dog is lazy and it seems as though everybody could drink the water, which is always nice.
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