This hostel is a family business run in the most cordial way with great attention to detail. The hosts are very genial and affable and are always ready to help you find your way around Samara, rent a bike, or book a tour.
The hostel offers cozy dorms from four to ten guests per room with bunk beds and lockers. There are two mixed dorms accommodating 10 guests (≈$9) and 4 guests (≈$12), a male-only room for 8 guests (≈$10) and a female-only room for 6 guests (≈$10). Although the hostel does not provide family rooms, they accept kids as long as minors are accompanied. Bed linen and towels are included and changed once a week.
The three shower rooms are shared. All the essentials, like a washing machine, iron, hair driers, and toiletries are provided. In addition to Wi-Fi, which kind of goes as standard nowadays, this place offers board games in the lounge. The kitchen is very handy and well-equipped.
Now, a few words about timing: the checkout is at 2 PM, and the hostel has a no noise policy in effect between 7 PM and 9 AM when guests are requested to respect others’ rest and sleep. Housed inside a residential building block, it’s generally one of the quietest ones that you can find. If you’re planning to leave or come back between 11 PM and 7 AM, you are requested to let the receptionist know in advance.
The hostel is very favorably located — Gagarin Park is 500 meters away, there’re grocery stores and the Park House Mall nearby. Enjoy your stay!