It was just a pleasure to spend 4 nights at Envoy Hostel, which has the good sides of both a youth ....... and of a regular hostel. Have all people very friendly and helpful. I would recommend it without hesitation if I know people going in Armenia and the Caucasus area (I was please to know that is also Envoy hostel in Tbilisi). Robert, France
I am from Tbilisi. Very much like this hostel, very nice people and staff. By Georgi, Georgia
Very happy experience at Envoy and Armenia. I saw many interesting and nice people. Of course many exciting places to visit. I hope to come back here again. Thank you. By Jan, Japan
What a fantastic place! This hostel is so comfortable; the people are so friendly and loving. I felt at home and happy here. Thank you! By N/A, N/A
The best Hostel I've ever been to. I've been staying here for 8 days. Nice staff, clean rooms and reasonable price. I would like to come back again. I had a great time. Thank you all very much. Hope you guys have great fun in Envoy. By Jen, USA
Very beautiful hostel. By NA, Italy
Envoy Hostel is not a hostel. It's a traveler friendly information centre which provides greathelps to travelers for all purposes. Wish them do even better in the New Year. By Len, NA
Happy New Year! We loved the staff friendly helpful and the reception is very useful. Very clean and friendly place. We'll be recommending it. By Alex, Great Britain
Just Great! From Japan, Rated 100% on HW
“The best one!”
Well, I stayed in a basic dormitory but it was ok. Lockers available, common area nice, breakfast basic but ok.
The best things were:
- location in the center
- great staff in the reception
- really, really, really well organized, affordable and nice tours around Armenia.
I do recommend it for your stay in Yerevan / Armenia as it is difficult to find something nicer in such price.
By Marcin W, Krakow
I lived in Armenia for 2 years and stayed at Envoy many times during that time. I always felt right at home. It's a great place to meet cool people as well. I loved the staff, the location, the beds, and the showers are second to none. You will not be disappointed.
By Rian63, Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
“Envoy Hostel in Yerevan, Armenia, comes recommended”
In the Caucas countries, Envoy Hostel is a hostel that has got it right.
It has a particularly convenient, central location, it is kept meticulously clean, there are free tea and coffee making facilities, and an excellent kitchen should you wish to cook something for yourself. The showers are clean and the hot water is hot. In the rooms, each bed has an individual reading light, a small shelf, and a cupboard where you can store (and lock) your belongings and backpack. There is also a comfortable lounge. Quite clearly a lot of thought has been put into the design and running of this hostel. It has been modelled to the highest standards that one would commonly find in hostels throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand... There is free wi-fi access and a couple of terminals on which you can access the internet (for free) if you don´t have your own computer. I was in Yerevan in November 2011 and there were intermittent snowfalls. This hostel did not skimp on the heating and the environment inside was always very comfortable and inviting. Some rooms do not have a window, personally this was not an issue.
What particularly sets this hostel apart from other hostels and guesthouses in the Caucas region is the knowledgable staff. You can actually ask staff about things such as places to visit, where to find things, how to get to places (both within Yerevan and in the rest of the country) and the staff actually know answers and will willingly assist. If they don´t happen to know, they will try their best to find out for you. This is a concept that is not yet understood in the Caucas countries. I have been to too many other hostels / guesthouses in the Caucas region where the faciities were comfortable but the staff / hosts knew absolutely nothing. The government (in its 'wisdom') has closed the tourist office in Yerevan, so this level of service at the Envoy Hostel is even more valuable.
There are many things to see around Yerevan, and Envoy also run tours if you wish to take part, or are short on time. Note that there is no 'hard sell'. You are absolutely welcome to stay at the hostel and not go on tours - staff will still be helpful and assist you with information to visit places independently. All reception staff and tour guides speak excellent English (and Russian).
In summary, Envoy Hostel is an excellent establishment, and comes highly recommended. Congratulations to all the staff at the hostel, and please keep up the good work!
By Worldvargo, Melbourne