Lesnaya 7 is located in Bolshie Koty on the Lake Baikal shore.
It is only reachable by ship or a 20km walk along the shore from Listvyanka.
Instead of the expensive hotels and souvenir stands in Listvyanka,
Bolshie Koty has exclusively wooden houses, free-roaming horses and cows -
there are no cars in the village.
Bolshie Koty offers beautiful lake and forest walks, swimming and relaxation. Lesnaya 7 cabins are in a relaxed garden setting overlooking the vilage and sea.
If you want to experience Lake Baikal without the tasteless commercialization of
Listvyanka, Bolshie Koty is the place to be.
All our guests are welcome and encouraged to use our new yoga hall.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Common Room
- Hot Showers
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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By bus from Irkutsk
From the central bus station take minibus to Listvyanka village (1 hour trip, minibuses run all day long).
From Listvyanka you can take a regular boat ('Voskhod', goes on schedule*, 30 minutes trip) or you can walk by foot. There`s no need to buy tickets in advance, you pay onboard.
A walking tour takes about 4-6 hours (18 km), you can find the detailed route on the Great BaikalTrail website- http://greatbaikaltrail.org/en/node/938
Attention! Before hike to Bolshie Koty you have to obtain the National Park permit. The office is located at Gorkogo street, 2 - on the right side of the main road from Irkutsk. If costs 60 rub per person per day. It the office is closed just take a picture of locked door to improve it for Nat'l park ranger.
As you`ve reached Bolshye Koty village find a ferry pier and follow the shore line further. Take the first street on your left - it`s Lesnaya St. Keep walking until you see the sign 'Lesnaya 7' on the left (white on blue). You are here!
*Regular boat Voskhod schedule:
High season (July and August) - every day.
Shoulder season (September) every day except Monday and Thursday, dep. from Listvyanka at 13.30.
Navigation starts in the end of June and stops in the end of September.
Please call or email us to book and get more detailed information.
Irkutsk, Baikal Lake