- Reviews: 2
Idre's Guesthouse: Clean, Honest Guesthouse
I have personally been a guest at Idre's several times and my recommendation is based on my personal experience. His guesthouse is clean and safe, his staff is great, and Idre himself is very helpful, knowledgeable, and honest. His guesthouse is directly across the street from the bus station ("teverin tovcho") and near the train station. He only uses experienced guides and drivers, and some of them are directly contracted with him, which means that he knows them well and vice versa. He has dorm room space as well as private rooms with en suite bathroom, and his prices are good. He offers pickup at the train station and/or airport.
The guesthouse has a small kitchen where you can prepare meals and store food. Please be considerate and clean up after yourself.
Walking distance from the train station.
- Reviews: 101
If new hotels are build and if the guest ger are now numerous, still now, during a trip in Mongolia according how long you stay and area visited sometimes the choice will be limites and often in summer you will sleep to nomad families.
Ger camp, guest ger, tourist camp, divide nomadic traditional life in their own ger: confort are different from our standard: what you will receive and the price have big difference! You can find luxury tourist camp to limited ger where you will not rent a ger but only beds inside.
Mostly (except on luxury tourist camp) mattress is not soft at all and sheets are given (blankets always). Take with you your own sleeping bag as nights can be cold, the gers loose quickly warm.
If you go to a nomadic family, according possibilities, you can have a bed, or a mattress on the floor (mostly) or only your sleeping bag on the floor. The family can give you some blankets.
Toilet and shower: no evacuation system as we know, mostly is a hole on the ground sometimes ca be closed, sometimes only some piece of wood on the hole! Toilet are far from the ger. You can buy everywhere toilet paper, only on luxury hotel you will find it
Shower don’t exist in the camp: read well the description and if no lines about shower and hot water this means that the camp don’t have them! Sometimes shower exist with water who is heated by the sun so better to take a shower at evening than on morning
In luxury tourist camp toilet and showers are okay and clean with hot water and mostly with washing machine.
In a nomadic family no bathroom and no special place to process to own toilet. Toilet are on nature, the family will indicate you, take your toilet paper¨
The guide book describe for tourist camp, guest ger, hotel… the standard you might except. Remember that all major towns have clean, cheap public showers.
- Reviews: 61
Ulaanbaatar - Mongolian Properties: The best hotel deal in Mongolia
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.
- Reviews: 61
UB Guesthouse: The Theives of Mongolia
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!
- Reviews: 1
Temuujin's Guesthouse and Tours: Best, cheapest and cleanest place to stay in UB
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.
- Reviews: 89
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.
- Reviews: 82
AYANCHIN Four Seasons Lodge: First Class 'Western' Hotel' in a National Park
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
- Reviews: 2
YOUTH MONGOLIA: ulan bator s nice guesthouse
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...
- Reviews: 2
youth mongolia guesthouse: very good and cheap guesthouse
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..
- Reviews: 3
Khonger, UB: Khonger Guesthouse
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.
- Reviews: 52
Khan Palace Hotel: 4 Star
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.
- Reviews: 1
Nassans Guesthouse: Home away from Home
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!
- Reviews: 987
Hotels in Tsetserleg, Arvaikkheer & Dalanzadgad: Various Mongolian Hotels
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.
- Reviews: 35
Golden Gobi: Home from home
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
- Reviews: 2175
Mongolian Steppe: Guesthouse style accommodation 2
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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