Where to Stay in Jyrgalan
Find a local guesthouse, hostel, or yurt.
Jyrgalan's accommodation options fit a wide range of travel budgets and styles!
Jyrgalan village fully opened to tourism in the summer of 2017, at which time a number of locals renovated their homes to act as guesthouses suited to host and accommodate the needs of international travelers. Others built new accommodations in the village, including yurt and hostel accommodations, using their innate sense of Kyrgyz hospitality to design comfortable and cozy rooms that would make guests feel welcome.
When you stay overnight in Jyrgalan village, you're doing more than simply sleeping in a new place, you're taking part in a cultural exchange and a tourism project that directly benefits the locals involved. The accommodation options below are all run by local residents, and thus your money directly supports them, their families, and the local economy. All guesthouses are members of Destination Jyrgalan and have taken on an additional commitment — they kick back a portion of their revenue into social good projects in and around the village.
Curious to experience true Kyrgyz hospitality? Visit Jyrgalan and let us give you the warmest of Kyrgyz welcomes.
Note: There are no restaurants and only tiny food shops in Jyrgalan village, so the guesthouses provide home-cooked meals for travelers. All nightly stays include a free breakfast, and lunch and dinner are offered at a set price of 500 KGS per person. If you are going on a day trek, horseback ride, or biking adventure, your accommodation can provide a picnic or box lunch for 350 KGS.
If you are vegetarian/vegan or have special dietary needs, please let your guesthouse owner know in advance so they can prepare special meals (most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, within reason). Here is an overview of traditional Kyrgyz dishes offered at the village's guesthouses.
Alakol-Jyrgalan Guest House features double or triple rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms. There is also the option to spend the night in a yurt for 900 KGS/person/night.
Guests can also enjoy a terrace, bar, and a shared lounge. Free WiFi is also available. Guests can also rent a Finnish sauna.
Ski equipment and trekking gear rental is available, as is car hire. Emil and Gulmira look forward to welcoming you.
Salamat Guesthouse offers mountain views and quick access to nearby trekking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails. Shared bathrooms. Free private parking is available on site. Breakfast is included, and delicious home-cooked meals (including vegetarian options) are available. Able to help organize any tours and activities in the area. Nazira and her family look forward to welcoming you.
All rooms at Rahat Guesthouse are equipped with a private bathroom and shower. Select rooms also offer mountain views. The guesthouse also features a garden.
A local breakfast is available every morning and is included in the price of the room. Home cooked lunch and dinner is also available, including vegetarian options.
Mountain bike rental is available. Rahat and his family look forward to welcoming you.
Baitor Guesthouse is a small, family-run accommodation with a triple room and shared bathroom available to travelers. There is also the option to spend the night in a yurt for 900 KGS/person/night.. A local breakfast is included in the price of the room, and home cooked meals are available upon request.
Bermet can help organize any tours and activities in the area. She and her family are looking forward to welcoming you.
Ulan Hostel offers travelers comfortable and budget accommodation in an 8-person mixed dormitory room. A local breakfast is included in the price of the room, and home-cooked meals are available upon request. A Russian banya (sauna) is also available for guests. Begaiym and her family are looking forward to welcoming you.
Eki Chat Yurt Camp
Eki Chat Yurt Camp allows travelers to enjoy spending the night in the mountains in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt, just as shepherds and nomads have done for centuries. Your local hosts, Danik and Yryskul, will feed you well and take good care of you. Be sure to book in advance at Alakol-Jyrgalan Guesthouse.
Ak Shoola Guesthouse
Ak Shoola Guesthouse offers a double or twin room with a balcony and mountain view. Rooms come with a fridge, stovetop, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries, and a wardrobe. Free wifi is available.
Included in the room price is a continental breakfast served each morning at the property. English and Russian speaking staff will be happy to provide guests with practical information on the area at the 24-hour front desk.
Ayna and her family look forward to welcoming you to their home.
Siymyk Guesthouse offers twin and double rooms with shared bathrooms. The guesthouse features free WiFi throughout the property and mountain views. There is also a shared lounge and garden for guests to enjoy. Breakfast is included with the room, and includes halal and continental options.
Information is available regarding trekking, horseback riding, winter sports, or other activities in the area. Umut and his family are looking forward to welcoming you.