About this listing
'Southside' is a small family run guesthouse with an easy going atmosphere. We live in a cosy house in a safe, quiet part of the city center.
Our place is a historic family home, converted into a small guesthouse. We live in one half and guests stay in the other. There are 5 different rooms with a capacity of 15 -20 people. We have pine, cherry, grape and walnut trees and a gorgeous green garden to hang out in. Escape the summer heat in garden hammocks .
We give guests their own keys so they can come and go as they please through the guest entrance. You'll have access to your room, the lounge and the back garden. There is also free breakfast included, and free tea and coffee in the lounge.
Interaction with Guests
The atmosphere is very relaxed - we hang out with guests when we can, but of course give privacy when needed. We also help with arranging travel/excursions/adventures around Kyrgyzstan or finding different information you might need.
Our neighbourhood is safe and clean. It is nearer the mountain end of the city so the air is crisp and fresh. There are parks nearby and while we live only a few minutes walk from a main road with shops, restaurants and transport, our street is very quiet.
There are small public buses (marshutka's) only a minutes walk from our place. They will take you everywhere you need to go. Taxi's anywhere across town costs about $3! Or if your a walker then you can walk into the center. We have a van and do shuttles around and airport pick ups when we can.
Other Things to Note
Please contact us in advance so we can be home to meet you.
We do our best to support local products and producers where we can.
We have secure parking to rest car/motorbike/bicycle if your traveling independently.
Great place to stay. Lovely shaded garden with hammocks to relax in and a friendly cat and dog to hang out with. Ideal to at the end of your stay in Kyrgyzstan. It's 3-4 km from the centre, but Mira avenue is less than 5 minutes walk away, and from there you can get buses and marshrutkas with ease. Not all rooms have air conditioning though, so be sure to ask when you book. Recommended.
My wife and I had one night in Bishkek, on transit from Mongolia. The airport transfers (both ways) were punctual and safe; our room was comfortable, clean and spacious. The common room was well equipped with tea, coffee & snacks, and the guesthouse is quiet and away from traffic noise. It has a pretty garden and a friendly cat. Katia was friendly and helpful, and gave us excellent advice about spending an evening in town. It is quite a long walk into town, especially when so hot (38°C), but we chose that rather than taxi because we had many hours in a plane to work off. Breakfast was excellent, especially the home grown and processed apple juice! Overall a positive experience, and we will definitely stay again. Thank you, Katia!
Katia and Patrick are great hosts in a wonderful guesthouse in the south of Bishkek. This is a great place to relax with a nice garden and comfy rooms. Recommended!
Katia was great host to us, not only for accommodation in Bishkek itself, but especially in helping us to plan a multi-day hiking trip, to find an experience mountain guide, and so on. Great help in all respects.
A wonderful guesthouse - beautiful, well-located, easygoing, and then of course there's the garden and the hammocks... Patrick and Katia are super-helpful. Breakfast is delicious, and you have coffee, tea and pastries out all day. Highly recommended!
Terrific breakfast and laid-back hosts, as ever. Homey without oppressiveness. Tranquil - a great place for a writer to get work done.
Warm and friendly guesthouse, just like the owners. The place is pleasant and comfortable with a family atmosphere. We met interesting people coming from all over the world. The room and shared areas were very clean. Nice breakfast too.
The owner give good advice about the city and activities to do around.
It was exactly what we expected :)
Thanks again for this lovely stay.
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