LIVE WITH NOMADIC FAMILY Your dream is to divide for some days or weeks the nomadic life with nomadic under thier own ger?
this is a great experience!
just contact email@example.com and he will provide for you a nice family where you will become a real nomad
VIVRE AVEC LES NOMADES Votre reve est de partager la vie des nomades chey une famille plusieurs jours et semaine?
contacter firstname.lastname@example.org et il vous trouvera une gentille famille pour immersion totale et devenir un vrai nomade
VIVERE CON I NOMADI Il vostro sogno e di vivere con i nomadi alcuni giorni o settimane?
contattate email@example.com e provvedera a trovarvi una famiglia per immersione totale e diventare un vero nomade
Mongolian Properties (www.mongolian-properties.com) offers accomidation on a long term basis. However, they will also rent for a few nights if they are between long term rentals. We rented a wonderful apartment - 3 bedroom, 2 bath, full kichen, family room, etc. It was actually a very nice apartment in a new building in the heart of the city for about $50 a night. Wonderful and beats anything else we saw in the city for accomodation esp the theives at the UB Guest House.
The UB Guesthouse booked a room for us at their friend's hotel (the Park View) without informing us that they did it. We ended up staying somewhere else. However, we also had a tour booked with them. They forced us to pay for the Park View hotel at full price even though we had never asked them to do this. They threatned to get the police involved when we said we would not pay. Judging on how 'cowboy-like' the country is run, we figured we would be better off just paying.
I told the owner of both the Park View and the UB Guesthouse that we would not use their service again, would not recommend them and post this comment on Virtual Tourist to steer as many away from their establishments as possible. Here it is. Their response: 'Go ahead, we dont care. There will be plenty of other people to come to our hotels." Not VT-educated people!
This place is a great place to stay, and I would very much recommend it to anyone. The people who ran it were so friendly, it was more as if we were guests in their apartment, rather than travellers. They would always give cigarettes, cups of tea, toast etc. Temuujin and Nimaa will go out of their way to help you, and do anything for you.
From their windows you will see probably all of Central UB because they have 8-9 apartments around State Department Store and all of them are in the Peace Avenue. I was staying at 2 of them and I visited 7 of them. Clean, cheap and safe. And they are always in 1 dollar cheaper than other hostels or guesthouses in UB. You need to have a proof of the cheapest hostel you found in UB, and Mr. Temuujin will give you best price!
It is practically in the Peace Avenue, in front of Flower Center, in front of Russian Embassy or very close from State Department Store (eastern corner just in 300 m). First, go and find Flower Center ( in Mongolian: Tsetseg Tuv) and look for the building just in front of this Flower Center. Probably, you will see their (Guesthouse's) signs on the 3rd floor balcony. Cross the street, take the left side of big and golden building (300C or Zoos Bank), turn left and you will see their sign again. Their tour guides and drivers are always in the airport or train station to pick-up you for free, so I think address is not very important. I don't know their building number, you have to visit their website. With simple name or word: Temuujin you'll find their guesthouse on the Google or Yahoo.
There are many hotels in Ulaan Baatar and some in remote cities. Outside cities, you can also sleep under a yurt or use your own tent. The yurts are a good experience but a bit touristy and you don't find them everywhere.
I only slept in a hotel in Ulaan Baatar, elswhere camping was the only way to spend the night.
Modern Building. Pleasingly simple rooms. There are only 5 rooms, so book in advance.
Game Room (Snooker, pool, fuBball, darts)
Poker Ger - YES, its a little Las Vegas in it's own way. But don't be too impressed...
Mongolian Gers (aka, Yurts) available as accomodation if you want to go traditional.
'Western' style bathrooms
ITS VERY NICE AND CHEAP GUESTHOUSE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF TOWN..OWNER IS GANZORIG...HE CAN SPEAK ENGLISH AND CAN SHOW U THE BEST PLACES AROUND..
THE GUESTHOUSE IS CHEAP AND CONVENIENT,,PEOPLE ARE HELPFULL.THEY WILL SHOEW U AROUND THE RESTAURANTS LOCAL MARKETS,,ETC,,,THEY CAN ARRANGE TOURS TO POPULAR SPOTS IN AND OUTSIDE ULAM BATAAR...
I THINK ITS VERY NICE GUESTHOUSE WITH REASONABLE PRICE,,,ITS LOCATION IS CLOSE TO CIRCUS AND STATE DEPARTMENT STORE,,OWNERS NAME IS: GANZORIG...HE IS VERY FIENDLY AND CAN HELP U IN ANY CASE...HE CAN TAKE U TO THE SHOPS,ARRANGE TOURS IN MONGOLIA,,,IN AND OUTSIDE ULAN BATAAR CITY..
ITS VERY CHEAP AND THE OWNER IS A YOUNG GUY VERY HELPFULL.HE CAN SHOW U THE BEST PLACESS IN AND OUTSIDE ULAN BATAAR ,,HE CAN SPEAK ENGLISH..
This place is a great place to stay, and I would very much reccomend it to anyone. The people who ran it were so friendly, it was more as if we were guests in their apartment, rather than travellers. They would always give cigarettes, cups of tea, toast etc. Degi and Toroo will go out of their way to help you, and do anything for you.
It is practically next door to the State Dept. Store.
There is nothing like a hot shower, porcelain sink, and a clean bathroom after spending 24 hours on a hot, cramped train to relax and freshen one a little bit! Great hotel with english speaking staff.
Accomadation can be scarce in the off season, so book accordingly. There is only 1 hostel open that I know of.
President Bush and his entourage stayed here in 2005 during his visit.
Nassan and her husband Inca do a fantastic job of organising... well, everything. Cheap tours, great atmoshpere and free breakfast to boot. Situated in the centre of town, close to 'the supermarket' and other essential places to visit, you and your bags are safe behind double locked doors. I stayed there on and off for the month I was in Mongolia and never heard a bad word about it.
I don't know of any outstanding budget accommodation in Mongolia but it had a view to the action on the street and a great generic chocolate spread for breakfast!
TODAY NEW : as now many petrol shop everywhere all the small shops are full and it's easy to buy food far from towns, also you will found many family tourist camps not expensive as small restaurants , so you will not have to cook yourselves for dinner! A new telephone line across the country and so now in some places you can use the mobile!
Nomads are a little more rich and so you will often ger with a parabolic and sun panel giving some electricity but candels are always welcome as gift as they use them to light fire!
SITUATION ACTUELLE : grâce aux nombreux postes d'essence permettant les échanges vous trouverez partout des épiceries bien achalandées ainsi que des tourists camps familiaux pas chers et des petits restaurants évitant ainsi de devoir pique niquer. Une nouvelle ligne de téléphone traverse le pays permettant à certains endroits d'utiliser le portable.
Dans l'ensemble les nomades semblent plus riches et il n'est plus rare de trouver l'antenne parabolique et des panneaux solaires pour faire fonctionner l'ampoule dans la ger. Les bougies par contre servent toujours pour allumer le poêle !
SITUAZIONE ATTUALE: ora si trova facilmente ovunque della benzina facilitando gli scambi e troverete ovunque dei piccoli generi alimentari ben riforniti rispetto ad anni fa come vari poco costosi tourist camp gestiti da nomadi e piccoli ristoranti evitandovi di dover farsi da mangiare a mezzogiorno. Una nuova linea telefonica attraversa il paese permettendo in certi punti l'uso del telefonino.
Nell'insieme i nomadi sembrano pi? ricchi rispetto ad anni fa e non ? pi? raro vedere antenne paraboliche e pannelli solari per fare funzionare la lampadina all'interno della iurta. I fiammiferi sono sempre utili per accendere il fuoco
We stayed in four different hotels as we travelled the country, one night in each. The quality didn't really change much from town to town, they were extremely basic and most had one thing in common, if it's too early in the tourist season you either get just cold water or cold water only at a certain time of day.
The hotel is Tsetserleg is the main picture, conventiently placed beside Fairfield restaurant. It had a small bathroom with a shower, not that I wanted a cold shower as it was freezing outside and we were using a space heater in the room. We were a little leery of the heater as it had bare wires plugged into the same socket as the TV. This building housed the Neptune Club which is where we got our evening meal. There was also a graduation party going on and we could hear the music from our room.
In Arvaaikheer we ended up at a large room in what looked like a very political builiding, pictures of whom we assumed were political leaders were in the hallway. Right nearby was a bar which served excellent meals though I don't remember the name, it was only a door or two to the left as you exited.
In Dalanzadgad we looked at two hotels and chose the latter, they were opposite each other. We had two rooms, one with a table and tv and the other had the two twin beds. This was the only hotel where we had hot water so it was great for us as we were able to shower. The only problem is we found ticks on the walls, though they might have come in on our stuff as we had just been at Yolyn Am and my friend had found a tick on him as we were leaving. We kept getting up for tick killing duty. A bar was around the side of the hotel and this is where we had a our meal, quite good and quite inexpensive.
Can't say there were any outstanding characteristics, they were all very basic and pretty inexpensive. We were just glad to have a bathroom with a toilet and privacy to be able to change our clothes.
I don't have the names of the hotels, but the towns weren't large so you could just drive around and find them, just remember what they look like from my pics, or possibly you can understand the writing on the signs, I couldn't. The Dalanzadgad hotel was near the bank and post office, around the corner from the post office.
The hotel in Sainshand was much more expensive and cleaner. This is a bigger city though so to be expected. Don't have a photo of it, sorry. We had military people staying in rooms near us.
Try staying here a few days. Golden Gobi a family home come hostel. Ran and hosted by local guide Uggi, a warm friendly lady who was very laid-back in gathering myself and fellow travellers with no sights fixed on a particular place to stay, when we stepped off the train. So if you end up in UB station then theres a fair chance of it happening to you.
The place has only just been renovated into a small hostel which was completed in September/October '05. So not many people will have discovered this jem yet. It is situated about 2 mins walk from the centre of UB.
Uggis' english is superb and all sorts of excursions can be arranged through her for a really fair price. these range from: - a full-on trip into the wild for several weeks (e.g a trip in to the Gobi). Or a shorter 2-day thing close to the capital such as horse-back riding into the nearby national parks.
Her brother has a mini-van ,and her granmother has a spare Ger-tent in the nearby village of Zumuud if you want to experience a sleepover Mongolian style and through her 7 year experience as a guide has a host of many other contacts for cultural trips throughout the country.
The hostel itsels has a kitchen (supply-your-own food of course) and also a communal lounge with DVD, internet,games etc - very homely indeed. With only 3 (6-bed) dorm rooms and 2 doubles. 5USD per night.
An exceptionally warm family who Im sure will make many friends from all over the world.
Offers help with any sort of trip.
Free transfers from UB station.
Not too bustly and big
Not too quiet and small
A family home-based guesthouse with private rooms and access to good facilities in-house. Co-located with the Mongolian Steppe travel agency (home based). Youthful, young owners, very knowledgeable and with good English speaking knowledge.
Check web site for what they can do in terms of travel services etc.
Didn't stay but visited privately as well as when checking out travel services.
Gets consistently high ratings by backpackers who stay here.
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