One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Very close to the centre and there's a great supermarket around the corner. The staff were very welcoming and the tours were excellent. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Yerevan and I will definitely be returning in the near future! From Australia, Male 18-24, Rated 100% on HW
This place is super clean, much more akin to a budget hotel than a hostel. It's orderly, organized, clean, and the staff are very helpful. Two thumbs up! From USA, Rated 93% on HW
I had a great time! Thanks! People shouldn't say "Enjoy your stay in Yerevan", but "Envoy your stay in Yerevan!" ;) From Netherlands, Rated 100% on HW
I've stayed 5 days in Envoy Hostel. The staff speak very good english, help you with everything and is very friendly. There is a big kitchen and a big living room. All rooms are very clean and you have only some metres to the city center. Everything was more than perfect. Best wishes for the future... From Stefan, Germany, Male 25-30, Rated 100% on HW
“Clean, bright, warm stay!”
Envoy Hostel is a great place to stay in Yerevan! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean, simple, and nice. My only slight complaint is there are no windows so they're a little cave-like. The bathrooms are very clean, and there's a hairdryer for use at the front desk. The location is great - downtown, central to pretty much everything. Well done! By Imparr, USA
“Fantastic Hostel, Friendly Staff, Great Tours & Lunch in the Village - just like been at home!”
This is my first ever Hostel stays... and you might ask how would I know how good this hostel is ?! I compare to a standard hotel where it is applicable...
share a bed with 4 other people.. it was great fun the room are spacious and the bed is comfy even compare a hotel bed
toilet/bathroom is always clean and shower is good and strong!!! a good massage :)
first thing I worried about was security. .what do I with my valuables and where should I store them.. the room and hostel is designed with that in mind and I feel secure!
staff were very friendly, knowledgeable,great personality, lovely smile - it had certainly made feel welcome. They go out of the way to ensure you have a pleasant stay.
the common room is a great place to hang out with faster internet and wireless so i can hook up my iphone.. I meet so many travellers in the common room and had fantastic time sharing stories ...etc. I remember one night, we stood in front of the map of the world in the common room and chatted for 3 hours non-stop... great memories...
location, location, location... apparently the centre of Yerevan is Envoy Hostel... look up google maps if you don't believe it.. supermarket across the road.. short walk to Opera
walking tour is a must, the tour guide Gevorg knows so much about local history and will give you a very good overview of the city and it's history... fascinating... I have also attended Essential & Enlighten Day Tour which took me to different parts of Armenia and understand how the people in village live by enjoying home cooked meal..
complimentary breakfast was great
Lastly, I must say that Armenia is a beautiful country full of surprises.. the scenery outside Yerevan is much more beautiful.. and depends on the direction you go.. north, south, east and west... it was very relaxing and inspiring... also if you are a food lover.. you will love the food in Armenia.. fresh produces the BBQ porks and tomato are just so fresh and juicy... Envoy Hostel has good discount for guests staying... errrr I have to stop now as i am drooling... By cybrpt, Australia
“One of the best hostels I´ve ever been”
I add myself to the list of enchanted people with this hostel. I remember it as th best of my life, together with others that can be counted with one hand: Xian Bell Tower Youth Hostel, Sim´s Cozy Guesthouse in Chengdu and Frankfurt main HI hostal. And the reason is specially the staff and how one can feel helped and secure, as well as cleanliness, good people and location. Rooms are typical from a hostel (there are no luxuries), but they have safe boxes (take your locker). It has a very nice and big "backpacker" room, with a huge World Map so as to discuss your next bizarre destinations: Tbilisi, Samarkanda, Persepolis? It has table, games, books, cards, internet and so on. And it is where the breakfast is served. Furthermore, I finally had to change my mind and do not sleep in the hostel properly (stay during the night), because I took a night train to Yerevan. The owner insisted to give my money back, even if I had used services, breakfast, internet, shower... Definitely, a good option! By Ibobo, Spain
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a week in June of 2010 and we loved it! We did two of the tours, which took us out to see several old monasteries and half of the country’s scenic hot spots. What a gorgeous countryside! We met a lot of great people on the tours, and then ended up making dinner with them and hanging out in the common room of the hostel. The staff was fantastic! They were extremely friendly and always ready to help us out with anything. One day the manager even took a group of us out for a free walking tour of the city. Halfway through we were approached by the Minister of Tourism on the street who wanted to welcome us to Armenia! How cool is that?! Our room was really comfortable. It was tucked away behind the kitchen so we didn’t hear anyone out in the common room, and the air conditioning was a HUGE plus with the June heat. A great hostel, and I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. By NeverTeaseAWeasel, USA
“Great location and nicest staff”
I stayed for 4 nights in the 4-bedded dorm, with no window, in the basement. It was terrible and extremely difficult to sleep since no proper ventilation, so do avoid or ask for a one with window. Also the bathrooms in the basement don't have good ventilation. However, I have never come across such nice, professional and helpful staff as here at envoy hostel. The breakfast is basic tea/coffee jam/butter/cheese bread, but the lady who organizes is so sweet and wonderful.The location is fantastic and the management makes you feel very welcome and relax. I would defintely return to this hostel, if not for the dungy basement dorm, but for staff and the people who welcome here. The price is the same as any Youth hostel in the west-Europe. By Adnan, Brazil
“Excellent value and invaluable staff!”
Incredibly friendly and helpful staff, they even complimented me on my dreadful Armenian and helped me practise. It's great value, particularly for a central location and was a great base from which to explore Yerevan. They also run tours to further reaches. The staff helped organise airport transfers and wake-up calls for me, gave me advice on what to see and even invited me to join in a meal for their colleagues and the hostel owner. I'll defintely stay again if I re-visit beautiful Armenia. By Davidtoze, UK
“Oasis of friendliness and feeling just home!”
I come here several times a year when I have to be in Yerevan for my work, and always just love it! The staff is super nice and uncomplicated, and the facilities are western standard and clean which is just a relief after dusty villages. As I travel alone, its great to meet other western travelers and speak English for a change. The atmosphere is like you get in contact easily. There is a kitchen, always tea and coffee. By Itisana, Georgia
“No better hostel anywhere!”
I stayed at the Envoy Hostel monthly for the 3.5 years I was in the Peace Corps, and a few days ago stayed there the night before I returned to Chicago, after visiting friends. I love the place. It's clean, comfortable, usually quiet; the beds are wonderful, breakfast fine, and computers available anytime. All of this comes with a low price and wonderful, helpful staff, who really enjoy taking care of their guests. I recommend the Envoy Hostel completely. By, Connie061, USA
“I dig it the most”
Envoy is one of the nicest hostel I ever been. It's clean it' very well located, but the thing i appreciated the most is the staff, friendly very very helpfull with everyone!!!!!!
I thank all the staff for making me feel welcome in this beautiful city!!!!!!!! See u soon i will come to visit u very often!! By Ilaria jan, Armenia
“The place to stay in Erevan”
A very nice hostel with courteous and very helpful staff. Great common area downstairs with internet. Everything you need is within walking distance including SAS supermarket.The tours are also very well run. I had the 4 bed, which was small, but air conditioned, which was very needed in July. By Vrab, Canada
“Absolutely Amazing Staff Make this THE Place to stay in Armenia”
Stayed here for a few days in April and it gets full marks for cleanliness, location and facilities but it's the people who work at Envoy that make it so special. Being welcomed with a smile each and every time and patiently answering questions that I'm sure they've been asked a thousand times without making it seem like a chore. The tours are absolutely essential and one of the best reasons for staying here. Gevorg and Maria are incredibly good company and so knowledgeable it feels like you're with friends for the day showing you the country which they are so justifiably proud of. Even if you're not staying at Envoy I'd highly recommend booking one of the many tours on offer. Chickenkiev, Ireland
“Amazing value for money”
Envoy hostel was easily my best hostel experience ever, true to their word its located in one of the most central parts of Yerevan and they don't rely just to their location to attract clients, its VERY clean, cheerfully decorated, the rooms are good and funnily named after streets of Yerevan, but the real surprise was their stuff, i feel humbled, all their stuff went above and beyond duty to help me during my stay even finding obscure information about places i wanted to visit, also two of their tours that i at least experienced were very positive, (actually the one called enlightened Armenia was simply AWESOME) their tour guide has an excellent command of English and she made even the boring part of driving between places to be fun, on an afterthought their tours and their stuff is probably the crown jewels of this hostel, I highly recommend it and I'd definitely stay again if i visit Yerevan. By Athinaios76, Greece
“What I hoped for and More”
I had business to take care of as soon as I arrived in Yerevan, meaning I would just need a place to lay my head at night, so through a simple internet search Envoy was determined to be the best choice for me (informative website). Their incredibly accommodating ways proved to move me into wanting much more than a pillow. They were very communicative before my arrival through email (estimated 5 email exchanges).
I had a mix up in my timing (time zones and all) and had reserved my stay for the DAY AFTER my arrival! The staff calmly handled the situation and arranged a place for me regardless at 2am nonetheless! Internet was ever ready for me when I needed it to comunicate back to friends, family, and colleagues...thank goodness.
I was invited to take a Village Tour with another traveler, which was so great that I clammered for the next available. The next tour was to the mountains. This was an entire day, so was delighted when I realized that the tour guide schedules in a "siesta."
Desk staff always had time for my questions and never made it obvious that they had been asked that question thousands of times prior. [Good hiring] I had left my beloved shampoo in the restroom and when I returned 4 days later (!) it was waiting for me patiently on a shelf not too far from where I remembered having left it! (lots of points for that one!) Will be heading back for another tour! By Ildiaz, Armenia
“Fantastic - one of my best hostel experiences”
Envoy is fantastic. I enjoyed everything, from the extremely friendly, efficient and helpful service of all the staff to the dorms, which are all 4 person dorms, practically new, completely clean and with working heaters. The beds are also one of the most comfortable I encountered on my trip around the Middle East.
The bathrooms are also great, there is plenty of hot water, the shower heads are fantastic, and the bathrooms are spotless and constantly cleaned. The common area is good with free internet and wi-fi, and I think there are some free city tours (although I never took up the offer.)
I liked the location, which is walking distance around Yerevan to nearly all the sites and to the metro and buses, and I really enjoyed my stay. I'll definitely be back. By Kylar, Australia