Hostel in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

1 Hostel in Kochkor available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Kochkor

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Hostel in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

1 Hostel in Kochkor available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Kochkor (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kochkor.

Kyrgyzstan's second-most famous lake, after Issyk Kul, is Song Kul; the nearest town is Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan, a little farming village not yet fully adapted to tourism.

Once you enter Kochkor on the main street, you'll notice a different atmosphere. Taxi drivers and touts are more aggressive, and people in general show less inhibition towards foreigners. This can be unsettling at first, but once you leave the main street behind and enter the residential area, you'll meet the curious and cheeky inhabitants of Kochkor. Everyone will ask you whether you're English or Russian, and children will come up to you, just to say "hello." And then they all start giggling. It's great fun, though!

Once you arrive in Kochkor, you'll be looking for a place to stay, and there aren't that many options. The local tourism office promotes homestays, but these are a bit more expensive. If that doesn't please you, you can go to one of the Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan hostels. There are only a few, and the town is not used to backpackers, so you'd better not hold high expectations about the hostels in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan. They are very basic, and you'll have a hard time finding English-speaking staff. Nevertheless, they are very friendly and helpful and you'll have a good stay. It's also possible to arrange tours in the Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan hostels.

In the town itself, there is absolutely nothing to do (there is a museum and some statues). The main reason people pass through Kochkor is because it's the main access point to Song Kul, where you can go hiking or horse-trekking for several days. It's also a good place to stock up on food, as there are several supermarkets.

Don't worry about getting stuck here -- there are plenty of taxis and marshrutkas that go to Bishkek.

Kochkor itself is not worth a visit, but if you want to go hiking, then this is the ideal place to start your trip to Song Kul. Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan hostels will take great care of you during your stay.

Written by local enthusiast for Kochkor hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kochkor hostels Margaret

Kochkor Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kochkor, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 1
Average dorm price $6
Cheapest Hostel in Kochkor Happy Hostel with $6.5
Average rating of all hostels 8.3

FAQ about Kochkor Hostels

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