Zaya 2 Hostel

Zaya 2 Hostel

# 6 Peace Avenue, Building 25/4, Ulaanbaatar 15172 Mongolia
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#1 of 52 hostels in Ulaanbaatar
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Family owned and run place that has been welcoming guests since 2002. Located right in the center allows you to walk to all the highlights city offers. Safety and comfort of our guests is our priority. Our tour company will assist with arranging your entire trip in Mongolia from short city tours to an expedition to the vast Mongolia. Please let us know if you need help with train ticket and visa assistance our staff is here to assist you.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
Russian

Location

# 6 Peace Avenue, Building 25/4, Ulaanbaatar 15172 Mongolia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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roux1648 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cary, North Carolina86 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You can not beat the great price, friendly and accommodating hosts/owners, sparkling clean guesthouse with large rooms, and a nice hot breakfast every morning, included in the price. This guesthouse is in a convenient location, near the State Department Store with an easy walk to restaurants and attractions.

Unfortunately, our timing was not great as we were in Ulaanbaatar when the city and country were on lockdown due to the coronavirus!

During our 5-day stay, the best thing in Ulaanbaatar was the Zaya 2 Guesthouse and our wonderful hosts! We were so grateful that they spoke excellent English and that they were able to change Mongolian Tögrög to USD when we needed to cut our trip short and return back to the USA. They did everything possible to accommodate us during our stay!

If I come back to Mongolia, I would definitely stay at the Zaya 2 Guesthouse! They have my highest recommendation!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Colin T wrote a review Jun 2022
New Haven, Connecticut3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'd never been to Mongolia before and the people here was so friendly and helpful in making it feel accessible and understandable. It's well located downtown within walking distance of a lot of great stuff in UB. I had a pleasant stay and a good time here. I was able to get remote work done at home via wifi and also to make trips out to enjoy the city. They helped me store luggage and to get to and from the airport.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jan B wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and safe. Very reasonable price for a private room with bath. Very nice owner. Near the city center. Great place to make new friends! Both outside door and door to the hostel has electronic locks. Nice kitchen and lounge. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Hostel is on 3rd floor. There is an elevator but it does not stop at that floor. Inbound take...
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wrote a review Oct 2006
egypt10 contributions8 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
very clean, good location- in right center of the all attraction of the Ulaanbaatar/ Mongolia

Cheap for budget travellors. helpful, friendly staff,
Most important thing: make for every one budget tour cross Mongolia relaible tour good drivers. provide travel information in lot of language.
LP Mongolia guide book -2005 (page 73) recommended the Zaya hostel as a best Hotel in Mongolia

For more info: --------
Nice hostel+budget tour= fun
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Date of stay: September 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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Jackie G wrote a review Apr 2012
Falkirk, United Kingdom438 contributions295 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here one night on arrival and then my last night after a Ger Camp visit. Great Guest House in a good location, clean, secure and Zaya is very helpful and efficient. Would recommend if arriving by train to arrange with them to have a pickup ($3) - the driver was outside my train carraige and it saved time and potential overcharging by station taxi drivers. Perhaps not the place to stay if you want to meet others sharing a dorm. I pre-booked a single room and was sent loads of useful info before arrival. Liked my stay here and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BainneWestCork wrote a review Aug 2007
West Cork3 contributions16 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked my stay with Zaya after seeing it recommended in the Lonely Planet. I guess I should have guessed that once a place gets a glowing report in a guide book, it might start to go downhill. I had booked a private room with private bathroom. I had a private room but I had to share a bathroom with seven other people. Also for the three days I was there I had one hot shower. I defiitely would not recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Soma D wrote a review Jul 2007
Noida, India5 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed in Zaya Guesthouse apartments for a total of 3 nights during June-July 2007. There were some things we liked about the place and some things we didn't like. First, the good points: Zaya is a very helpful host. She's very reliable in terms of information and does not over-charge (for anything). I kept my valuables (passport, tickets, etc) with her when we went out of UB for our trip and Zaya took good care of them. The rooms are basic, but functional (except for the shower --- I will come to that later) and cheap. Good value for money. The premise is clean and the staff are nice people.

Now the bad points. There was no hot water in the shower and we didn't know about this till we actually turned on the shower. I told this to Zaya but she really didn't make any effort to provide us with at least some amount of hot water. I took the initiative myself and got a small container of hot water using the electric kettle. If you are thinking, what's the big deal --- well, 10 days of Gobi trip endows you with a lot of dust and, believe me, you would want to get rid of those. Also when we came back from Gobi we were given a room with no bathrooms though I had booked a room with bathroom at least one and a half months in advance. Zaya however apologized and told me that one of her staff made a mistake.

Overall, a little above average. Soma Dey
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Date of stay: June 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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Xaumatoxim wrote a review Sept 2007
Strasbourg5 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
20USD for a nice clean double room with shared bathroom and no breakfast, a little bit expensive but OK, there is a kitchen.
The problem is that for that price there was no hot water (hot water is coming from a centralized city loop and there were roadworks close to the guesthouse). We managed to get hot water from an electric kettle.
An additional problem is that the batheroom/toilet/washing machine are in the same room and shared by up to 8 people plus employees in charge of the washing machine!

We decided to move to Gana's guesthouse where for the same price we had a double (less clean than Zaya) with private hot shower, toilets and breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paceman2 wrote a review Mar 2013
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this hostel for 5 nights and was impressed. It is in a great location within walking distance to all of the cities attractions. Everything you need is withfig your finger tips length.

The hostel is for the more mature traveler, it's quiet, comfortable and has great facilities. There is a kitchen, lounge, dining area/cafe, wireless Internet, laptop for use, plenty of bathrooms to share and friendly and helpful staff.

It is run by a couple of brothers whom studied and lived in the USA. They are full of advice and tips and can help with cars, drivers, tours and tickets.

Highly recommend this establishment

5 stars for me. Excellent value for money. Can't say enough.
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Date of stay: March 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Melissa G wrote a review Jan 2013
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights only, but will certainly be back. The location, price and staff are brilliant. Everything you could want in a hostel - clean bathrooms, cosy common area, kitchen and very accommodating staff. They gave sufficient information on everything we needed to know about city, tours, tansportstion etc.I highly recommend Zaya Hostel to anyone wanting a comfortable, inviting place to stay in a central part of the city at a reasonable cost.
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jacquie F asked a question Sept 2018
San Diego, California25 contributions14 helpful votes
Can I pay for rooms and tours with my credit card?
Answer from Amar B
Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia5 contributions
Hello, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, you can pay with a credit card. Best Regards, Amar
Answer from zaya50
Hello Pan, Thank you for contacting us. We do have available room. Please contact us through our e-mail address or our website. Best Regrads
Answer from Amar B
Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia5 contributions
Thank you for contacting us. We do provide pick up service. The airport pick up is 15$ USD, train station is 4$ USD per car.
Jan B wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hostel is on 3rd floor. There is an elevator but it does not stop at that floor. Inbound take elevator to 4th floor and take stairs down"
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Spring Visitors2 wrote a tip Mar 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are a choice of rooms, single with shared bathroom or double ensuite. All are simple, clean and just what you need."
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FincaMiro wrote a tip Apr 2019
Cheshire, United Kingdom52 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are two en suites for those wanting more privacy, just ask when booking"
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kgilmour wrote a tip May 2018
Sydney, Australia85 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for an ensuite room."
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Cilla M wrote a tip Apr 2018
Central Finland, Finland38 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great service, clean rooms, best location"
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PRICE RANGE
RM 127 - RM 192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zaya 2 Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Zaya 2 Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The State Department Store (0.3 km), Ulaanbaatar Department Store (0.4 km), and Naran Mall (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zaya 2 Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Zaya 2 Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Zaya 2 Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Zaya 2 Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bull Hotpot Restaurant, Caffe Ti-amo, and Oriental Express.
Does Zaya 2 Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Zaya 2 Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Zaya 2 Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gandantegchenling Monastery (0.8 km) and The Project for Rehabilitation of Railway Facilities (2.6 km).
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