Yerevan is a wonderful place to visit for anyone who wants to experience the rich history of the ancient variety and majestic nature. While there are plenty of modern opportunities to be enjoyed in Yerevan, such as at a ski resort and spa, but it also has some signs of the first start of civilization that can be found.

The culture of Yerevan is to treat everyone who visits their city as if they are very special and honored guests. This means they are the most hospitable people that can be found. 

Not only is the climate wonderful all year round, but there are a great number of historical and natural attractions that can be enjoyed while in the area. Some of the historical areas that can be enjoyed include many ancient monasteries since this city was one of the first to accept Christianity.

Another very famous historical attraction that can be enjoyed is the Urartian fortress of Erebuni, which is around three thousand years old. 

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There are many great restaurants and cafes that can be enjoyed while in the area, including many great caucasian themed places. Even with the wars and time that has past, this city stands strong.

Here are some of the Best hostels in Yerevan to visit:

Envoy Hostel

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This hostel has the mindset of a traveler, which means it often draws in a lot of travelers with the promise of plenty of information and recommendations. This wonderful hostel has been awarded as the top hostel for Yerevan in the following years: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020.

There are plenty of wonderful amenities that this hostel offers all of its guests, and they can be broken down into four categories: general, services, food and drink, and entertainment. 

  • general: there is air conditioning, cable TV, a common room, reading light, security lockers, self-catering facilities, hairdryers, and hot showers.
  • services: there is airport transfers, housekeeping, luggage storage, 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, and tours/travel desk.
  • food and drink: there is a mini-supermarket and tea and coffee making facilities.
  • entertainment: there are board games, DVD’s, a games room, and a Wii.

Vagary Hostel

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This is one of the most famous hostels that can be found in Yerevan, and it has become famous because of its cheap prices and the great service that is offered. Even though the price is very cheap, the staff do everything they can to make sure guests get the best possible service during their stay. The amenities that are offered by this hostel are:

  • In general, there is adaptors, cable TV, a cooker, a dishwasher, a dryer, a fridge/freezer, hairdryers, hot showers, iron and ironing board, a microwave, reading light, safe deposit box, security lockers, self-catering facilities, swimming pool, and washing machine.
  • In services, there is 24-hour reception, airport transfers, housekeeping, luggage storage, and tours/travel desk.
  • In food and drink, there is tea and coffee making facilities and vending machines.

Umba Hostel and Tours

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This hostel is great for students or tourists that have to be very mindful of their budget. Guests have the chance to pick between private rooms or shared rooms, but either way, they are large enough for guests to sleep comfortably during their stay.

The staff are friendly and will make a comfortable stay.

This hostel offers many great amenities:

  • In general, there is a book exchange, a common room, dryer, fridge/freezer, hairdryers, hot showers, iron and ironing board, microwave, security lockers, self-catering facilities, utensils, and washing machine.
  • In services, there is 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, airport transfers, express check-in/out, housekeeping, luggage storage, tour/travel desk.
  • In food and drink, there are tea and coffee making facilities. In entertainment, there are board games.

Kantar

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This hostel was built from the ground up to provide a very youthful, social vibe, but it still has a lot carefully thought out interior design to make it fit in with the local area and the country’s unique and ancient customs.

This wonderful hostel has been awarded as the top hostel for Yerevan in the following years: 2017 and 2018. There are so many great amenities that this hostel offers its guests:

  • In general, there is AC, a common room, an elevator, hairdryers, hot showers, reading light, security lockers, and self-catering facilities.
  • In services, there is a 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, airport transfers, housekeeping, luggage storage, and tour/travel desk.
  • In food and drink, there are tea and coffee making facilities.
  • In entertainment, there is a game room and Wii. 

Yerevan Hostel

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This hostel can be found right in the center of Yerevan, which puts its guests right in the middle of all the great things that can be seen and enjoyed. There are always plenty of people to swap stories in that area, and the hotel offers private or shared rooms.

Here are some categories of amenities that this hostel offers its guests:

  • In general, there is adaptors, air conditioning, book exchange, cable TV, a common room, hairdryers, hot showers, meeting rooms, safe deposit box, security lockers, self-catering facilities, and washing machine.
  • In services, there is a 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, airport transfers, housekeeping, luggage storage, and tour/travel desk.
  • In food and drink, there is a bar and tea and coffee making facilities. In entertainment, there are board games, DVD’s, and a games room.

Avenue Hostel Yerevan

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This hostel is conveniently located in the area surrounded by many of the great sights that can be enjoyed are found, such as the opera, Republic Square, and ballet theatre. There are several great cafes and wonderful restaurants in the local area for eating, but the hostel also includes a kitchen area that is shared by all of the guests. Guests can choose to have a private room, or they can enjoy the unique experience a shared room would offer them. 

Here is what they offer:

  • general: there is air conditioning and hypoallergenic rooms.
  • services: there is daily housekeeping, locker, baggage storage, 24-hour front desk, and a TV area.
  • entertainment: there are board games and puzzles.

Now that the most popular hostels have been talked through, it is important to know what kinds of things can be seen while in Yerevan. There is a wide range of different types of things that can be seen while in the area, including monuments and cathedrals. Some of the top sights that can be enjoyed include are the Republic Square, the Matenadaran, the Yerevan Cascade, the Zvartnots Cathedral, the Tsitsernakaberd, the Mother Armenia monument, the Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the Yerevan Opera Theatre, and the Vernissage. 

While most of these most popular sights are great things to see, the Vernissage is a local market place where guests can get a wide range of items to take back home with them as souvenirs for themselves or their friends and family. Meanwhile, some of the best attractions for families are the Yerevan Zoo and the Erebuni Fortress. While in Yerevan, it is important to take the time and fully experience the ancient culture that can be found, and one great way to do this is to try some of the local food. 

Some of the most popular foods and drinks that are recommended for tasting include Ararat, khorovats, Armenian wine, lavash, and gata.