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About Ulan Bator
Ulan Bator is the capital of Mongolia. It is not a massively touristy city. However, there are a few museums (the natural history museum, while in bad shape, hosts some fantastic exhibits of dinosaurs found in the Gobi desert), a large temple, and a handful of souvenir shops on the main avenue.
Don't expect gastronomy in Ulan Bator, instead you will find local fast food restaurants with limited selection, and a few Korean restaurants favored by the locals. We learned that the well known dish called "Mongolian beef" is actually an American invention... the local beef is usually dried on the roof of the nomads tents, and is very chewy.
When choosing your hostel in Ulan Bator, make sure you pick one centrally located with good heating and hot showers as nights can be very cold, and many people still live without running water. There is only a limited selection of Ulan Bator hostels and they always supplement their business with organized trips. If possible, try to book your stay in advance, as the supply of Ulan Bator hostel rooms is limited. We also recommend that you try to pick a place which offers train station or airport pick up. The taxi system is almost non-existent, and it's hard to distinguish taxis from regular cars on your own. If you do catch a taxi, you should try to haggle for cost of your trip if you can, as it is the customary thing to do.
Don't choose to visit a hostel in Ulan Bator if you want to party, because the streets are not the safest in the world at night, and it's highly recommended to stay in after dark.
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Mongolian Steppe Guesthouse
"Really great and friendly - The location is the center is excellent and there is free Wi-fi. Get them to arrange pickup from the airport though as finding the apartment would be really impossible (no signs for the guesthouse, it is not on the street, and in any event you need the code to enter the building)." … "… which is located at the heart of the Ulaanbaatar . We constantly strive to keep a friendly and cozy atmosphere in...
Golden Gobi Guesthouse & Hostel
"Golden Gobi Guesthouse & Hostel is the best hostel in Ulan Bator! It’s generously sized and maintains a friendly and personal atmosphere. Its greatest strength is in providing its guests with tourist information and guided tours of the Mongolian countryside. The staff are very friendly and exceedingly helpful -- they really go above and beyond to ensure you have a great time and have all the information you need to negotiate Mongolia. The...
"UB Guesthouse is a great place to stay, and a wonderful place to find drivers and groups with which to go into the Mongolian countryside, whether for a few days or a few weeks. Although caution should be exercised in the city, the Guesthouse is a safe and secure place to stay, and the staff are very attentive to guests' well-being and give advice on how to dress and act while outside. The owners, Bobby and Mr. Kim, are always around and...
Happy Travel Guest House
"The best place to stay in Ulaanbaatar!!!! - This is not the typical crowded hostel full of smelly backpackers. It is a confortable and well equipped apartment next to the train station. The place is simple, as I like, but have it has all the things a traveler need. The best of all are the owners, a local couple. They are incredible amazing, helpful, and, very friendly. It is obvious they enjoy they work and they are not chasing you to sell...
"… so that guests may custom tailor their experience from an adventurous trek into the Gobi to a romantic getaway in UB. Let us serve you... Founded in 2001, the LG has established istelf as the premier hostel experience by offering high quality service to travellers from over 25 countries. Combining a full authentic Mongolian restaurant with a karaoke bar, the LG specializes in dealing with English speaking travellers and is widely...
Lotus Guesthouse & Hostel
"… the older orphans in hospitality and tourism.The guesthouse is located in one of the better areas of Ulaanbaatar close to all the touristic attractions of the city. Our 60 beds are divided over two locations in the city centre. Our friendly staff makes you feel like you are staying in a home away from home. The guesthouse is clean and decorated in a warm and traditional atmosphere. We can also help you with tour arrangements,...
"… country and experience the nomadic traditions which are only in Mongolia. We have a tour desk so we can organize all type a tour which is suit for you. And even if you need any help we are ready to do that. Our team guarantees you: cleanest room in UB and a safe environment (we have a security camera for your own safety). Also, the owner of Danista Nomads tours and hostel lives right next to the hostel so he will be happy to...
Mongolia Hostel 'Mr. Gomez'
"… to 'Peace' Avenue (UB Main Central Avenue), to 'Gandan' Lamasery- the largest Monastery in Mongolia, to Samar Magic Tours's Head Office (since 1997!) and to 'El Latino' restaurant (since 1999!). -We offer clean and comfortable accommodation at affordable rates. We have two private rooms for 2 pax or 3 pax, and two dormitory rooms with 4 beds. RAILWAY STATION PICK-UP IS FOR FREE! We can arrange pick up service from the railway...
"We are pleased to invite you to beautiful country of Mongolia with its wonders: virginity landscapes, eternal blue sky, boundless vast steppe of Great Chinggis Khaan, land of Gigant dinosaurs, Khar Khorum the ancient capital of Great Mongol Empire, customs of nomadic civilization, and crystal clear lakes, famous for their pristine water. We offer accommodation services at the centre of Ulan Bator and at the countryside. We also provide many...
Temuujin Guest House
"… that friendly family's home furnished with latest model and decoration is always open to dear travelers and guests. The Guest House is situated in the heart of Ulaanbaatar and is surrounded by Mongolia 's main reputable commercial and cultural centers, such as the Nomin Supermarket (State Department Store) and other reputated foreign cuisine restaurants. By visiting to Temuujin's Guest House as a guest, you will...
"Located in central Ulaanbaatar, Zaya's Hostel has been rated as: "Modern, spacious and surprisingly upscale, Zaya's guesthouse raises the bar for quality guesthouses in Ulaanbaatar. "" … "• 18kms from Chinggis Khaan International Airport • 2 km from Railway Station • 4 minutes walk from State Department...
Oyuna Guesthouse & Hostel
"… can spend your time with others while you are having a beverage. Self catering kitchen with cooking facilities and fridge. Services: 24 hour hot shower, free internet access, free luggage storage and safety lockers, books & maps, international and domestic calls, same day laundry, car rental with driver, bicycle hire, in-depth information about trips and many more. As well as we can arrange trips to the Hovsgol, the Gobi, the...
UB Guesthouse & Hostel
"They aren't lying when they say volunteers working in Mongolia all stay at the UB Guesthouse. I'm one. It's great. The atmosphere is fantastic and the staff are like family. It's also very, very, very clean. Don't think twice!" … "Considering your options in Ulaan Baatar will be somewhat limited this place is certainly ok. I'd probably return. At first it doesn't look good. it seems the owners have just knocked down walls in this...
Mr. Gómez Hostel
"Having driven all the way from London to Mongolia in our thirty-three-year-old Volkswagen Bug for Mongol Rally we were delighted to come across Mr. Gomez Hostel -- the cleanest hostel we're come across ever! The friendly hostess was so helpful and welcoming and speaks incredible English." … "… Room. No Smoking. Children Friendly. Laundry. Bike Parking. Internet Access. Bureau de Change. Credit Cards Accepted ....
"Good place to stay. Very cheap, only $4 a night (for the dormitory) and breakfast is included. The host is very nice and speaks good english, which is an ecception over here. The place is well heated and clean and the bathroom even has a bath. Only drawback is that the beds are not too comfy, but who cares?" … "… a guide, and translator for adventure tours. She takes care of all reservations and bookings. Our professional...
LG-B Hostel & Guesthouse
"… and a toilet. There are free internet and WiFi. Breakfast is included in the room price. Sheet and towels are free. We have laundry service for our guests. And we offer different kinds of tours to everywhere in Mongolia. Also we can arrange a pick service for our guests if they want.The whole building\'s entrance door has a code! You should press all the numbers at the same time. There would be a manager who will help you if you...
Oasis Cafe & Guesthouse
"The Oasis Guesthouse is a haven of Western familiarity to the traveler in Ulaanbaatar, but the guesthouse in no way isolates itself from the surrounding Mongolian culture. With the traditional bunkbeds, there is also offered the option of staying in the gers -- the nomadic Mongolian form of housing. On the opposite side of the western menu -- including such foods as grilled cheese and fries and apple pie -- is one offering more local cuisine....
Alfa Hostel - Sukhbaatar District
"… station, Museums of Hunting trophies, Circus, and State Department shopping street are all a short ride from the hostel. We can arrange group activities such as visits to Folk performance shows and art galleries, calligraphy, and Mongolian painting; and an introduction to preparing a real Mongolian Barbeque cuisine. Once you arrive in IUB city, everybody wants to know the most interesting areas in the city. The most interesting...
Friends Guesthouse Mongolia
"Only a 10 minutes drive from the train station, Friends Guesthouse offers clean and comfortable rooms with 2, 3 and 4 single beds. Banks, shops, places to eat are all within walking distance. It takes just 5-10 minutes and 0,5 US$ by taxi to the central square of Ulaanbaatar and main attractions. We offer guests separate bathroom and toilet, laundry (washing machine), telephone service. Plus shared budget tours organized by the most...
Traveler's Paradise Hostel
Teeverchdiin Street # 6
My UB Hostel
"My UB Hostel is a Budget Hostel just opened in July, 2006, located in the most clean, safe and comfortable area of the city. Just 1.5km away from the Sukhbaatar square. Facilities: - 24 hour reception - English speaking reception - Hot and cold shower - Hair dryer - Washing machine - Car parking - Breakfast: tea, coffee, bread, butter and jam - Travle information desk - No smoking Extra Services: - Arranging special city or short...
"The best guesthouse i have visited - It is the best guesthouse i have ever visited. It is clean and the staff are friendly. They organized a cheap tour to Hustai national park for us. We even visited a real nomads family (not touristic) and tried airag, a kind of fermented milk drink. Will recommend to other travelers to visit this guesthouse." … "… Department Store, Sukhbaatar square and other main points of interest. We have...
Campsites & Camping Bungalows
Heaven Envoy Tourist Camp
"… 4 comfortable standard room and 2 deluxe roomServices: Restaurant serving with Mongolian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, European cuisines (60 seats)SaunaKaraoke barVisit to a nomad familyHiking tipHorse ridingTo enjoy national concertTo have a traditional Mongolian dishes and drinksHeaven's envoy can serve up to 70 guests at time in 15 traditional Mongolian gers each with 3 soft beds. Also hotel offers comfortable standard...
Chinggis Tourist Budget Camp
"… o more participants is the Mini-Naadam Festival of horse racing with some local children (from the 4 to 10 years old), wrestling and archery + Evening National Performers (concert which includes the Tsam dance, traditional Mongolian singers, dancers, Tuvan throat singing and contortionists. Special programme is Mongolian tent house construction show can be made by the request of the guests. We provide Russian-style saddles which...
Khan Khentii Backpackers' Camp
"… rates include breakfast and all taxes are included in the rate. We offer affordable and traditional accommodation, we look forward giving you a warm welcome. We are conveniently located in the Terelj National Park, 55 km (34 miles) east of Ulan Bator. After passing a bridge on the Tuul River nearby the entrance of the Terelj National Park, drive 10 km (6.21 miles) further and you will see the Khan Khentii signboard. Turn right and...
Zaya's Hostel (1&2)
"The place is very clean and very close to different restaurants, cafes, and shopping places (the State Department Store). The owner, Zaya, is very helpful in providing information about travel in Mongolia. The hospitality of the owners makes you feel that you're home." … "Nice, clean, reasonable cost.good location. Owner Zaya is very helpful - nice, clean, reasonable cost. good location. Owner Zaya is very helpful. Better than UB's...
"… is bright, big, clean, ensuit rooms, TV, comfortable and well guarded. Good locations. Who want to visit in Mongolia they can stay in our guesthouse how long you want. OUR SERVICES: - Room cost included breakfast. - Free pick up from Railway Station and pick up from Airport. - Room cleaning service. - Refrigerator and water boiling facility. - Kitchen facility for trip. - Free storage. - Internet and Laundry. TOURS ARE...
"… between the center of town and the railway station. It's less than 15 minutes walk to the railroad station and a 10 minute walk to the State Department Store. We are also a 2 minute walk to the Gandan Buddhist Monastery. In our guesthouse you can choose to stay in a shared or private ger or in a modern private room with bathroom. There are 5 bed and 4 bed gers which offer traditional and comfortable accommodations. There is a...
"… experience you would like to have here. Our aim is to give you safe and unforgettable journeys and satisfied accommodations and good price offer. We promise you that we have a lots of special surprises (like cooking lessons for traditional Mongolian food!) and adventure trips for you. All of our tours are flexible. Also we offer you great discounts, when you come to us as a group. Specially, we manage relaxing and interesting...
Gandan Guest House
Bayangol District, 16th Subdistrict
"… very clean,comfortable,no noisy and our service, communication is warm and very nice family atmosphere. Also we can design the precise travel programs at any time and any corner of Mongolia with tourists choice whether you are group of 1,2,3,.....10 or 20. For students and family tourists can get 10 % discount. The travel's price,program, duration are so flexible. The guesthouse is available with the following facilities: -Free...
"We are a small family run Gerhotel near the Tuul river in a very quite location!We have a small restaurant with vegetarian, Mongolian and European food. We also organize individual trips for our individual guests......" … "Our hotel is located between UB and the airport. From town take bus number 11 or 8 to Jarmag, then hop off at the first bus stop and walk down the street with the kindergarten to your left. When the street finally...
"I stayed at Idre's a couple of years ago. It's a lovely, friendly, family run hostel. Extemely cheap, clean, and safe. Idre organises tours of Mongolia at a good price. Most of the year he hires guides, but a few times a year he leads tours himself. If you get the opportunity, I'd very much recommend touring with Idre himself." … "I have been at Idre's guesthouse this summer. They are a family team and really friendly. I paid $3.50 a...
Ulan Bator Travel Tips & Suggestions
Ulaanbaatar has the large market -- can't remember what it's called. It sells everything you will need for a trip into the Gobi. However, be very careful, a number of gangs work the markets to try and mug/steal from backpackers/tourists -- they pulled a knife on the person I was with to cut open his jacket to try and get to his inside pocket.
It was a nice city and the people are soo friendly.
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