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Village Directory

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Night Village Գյուղ Note
12 Antsavner Անձավներ tiny mountain hamlet with only one option
5 Avetaranots Ավետարանոց
3 Azokh Ազոխ
9 Badara Պատարա
11.6 Dadivank Դադիվանք alternate route from main trail
10.1 Garnakar Գառնաքար between Vank and Kolatak
1 Hadrut Հադրութ
6 Karintak Քարին տակ
4 Karmir Shuka Կարմիր Շուկա
14.1 Karvachar Քարվաճառ between Nor Verinshen and Tsar
10 Kolatak Քոլատակ
13.1 Nor Manashid between Zuar and Nor Verinshen
14 Nor Verinshen ask at the stores for a homestay option
3.1 Shekher Շեխեր between Azokh and Karmir Shuka
7 Shushi Շուշի
8 Stepanakert Ստեփանակերտ
2 Togh Տող
15 Tsar Ծար
11.5 Vaghuhas Վաղուհաս alternate route from main trail
11 Vank Վանք aka Gandzasar
16 Vardenis Վարդենիս
13 Zuar Զուար

Antsavner

Poghosyan Ranch hostel

Simple accommodation at the top of the mountain. Safest to bring your own food supplies and cook on the little stovetop provided. Outhouse and cold running water outside.

https://foursquare.com/v/poghosyan-ranch-hostel/5ad09685054e29444f4b9156

Avetaranots

(also known as Chanaghchi)

Henrikh and Madlen Stepanyan

Madlen (♀) and Henrikh (♂) are a very nice couple. They have a separate big room with two beds for guests and they can set two extra beds in the same room if needed. The toilet is outdoors and they can make preparations for the guests to have a shower.

Contact number: 097360827, 097255300
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast, 7000 w/ dinner
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 3 & 2 beds
Restroom condition: nice
Restroom amenities: toilet outside, shower outside, no hot water
Condition of beds: ok, clean
Overall condition of house: almost nice
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: great, her husband was so happy with his wife’s dishes
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10): Armenian, Russian 10, French 3
Smoking in the household: yes
Internet: Wifi, dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: Outside dog
Outdoor living area condition? Nice, they can put 5 tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Mardik

Mardik (Մարդիկ ♂) Tel: 233-101

Note: Mardik is the contact, but it's not his place, it's his sister's. She's married with two university-age daughters and a teenage son. The daughters speak a bit of English. They're a very nice family, warm and friendly. The house is comfortable. Good food.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Yura and Zamira Hayrapetyan

Warning: We've had at least three negative reports about this family because of their attempts to overcharge guests (the only such reports we've ever had). Hikers are sometimes directed to this house when asking around in the village for homestays, so if you don't want to stay there keep looking. They have also been harassing people associated with this project with incessant phone calls from many different phone numbers, and seem to be attempting something similar on the Facebook page. NO posts about this homestay are allowed on the Janapar facebook pages.

Date updated in Homestay Directory: August 2018

Azokh

Ararat "Aro" & Vera Ohanyan

Aro (♂) has a highly recommended homestay.

Aro's family is very friendly and they enjoy having foreign guests in their home. No one in the house speaks English. They speak Armenian, Russian and Turkish.

Aro's wife Vera is very sweet and makes amazing food. They have three young children, two boys and a girl. Their daughter Tamara is learning Armenian national dances and is happy to teach tourists what she knows. Aro is happy to guide tourists to Narek Monastery and drive his car as a taxi, if needed.

They have one more house other then the one they live in, which has 8-9 beds and separate bedrooms. They have a reasonable bathroom with shower and an outdoor toilet. They are constructing another house that will be ready in the summer. It will have two rooms for tourists. Vera's parents can also host tourists, if Ararats house does no fit. They have three rooms and a big common area. In one room 3 beds, in the second also 3 beds, the other is empty and can be used for sleeping bags. There is shower inside the house. And outside toilet.

Contact number: 097-297-329
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast, +1500-2000 w/ dinner, depending on season
Guest rooms, beds: 1 room, 2-3 beds
Restroom condition: ok
Restroom amenities: pit outside, shower inside, hot water
Condition of beds: clean
Overall condition of house:ok
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: great
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10): Armenian, Russian, Turkish
Smoking in the household: yes
Internet: Wifi and dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: cat inside, dog outside
Outdoor living area condition? Nice, space for 1 tent under mulberry tree
GPS coordinates:See Foursquare link above
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Armavir "Armo" Ohanyan

Another home stay is Aro’s father, Armavir "Armo" (♂). He has three separate bedrooms and six extra beds for guests. Mr. Armo’s brother is well informed of the history of Artsakh, Azokh and even the history of the world. If you want to know more about the cave, about the nature and about all the churches located in the mountains surrounding Azokh, just ask him to have a cup of tea with you and he will answer all your questions and some more. Before I entered the cave of Azokh, I asked him about Azokh and about the structure of the cave. He drew the map of the cave and explained it.

Contact number: 097100654
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast, +1500-2000 w/ dinner, depending on season
Guest rooms, beds: 3 rooms, 3, 3, 4 beds + a hall for more than 20 beds
Restroom condition: ok
Restroom amenities: shower and toilet inside, hot water; pit outside as well
Condition of beds: clean, nice
Overall condition of house: ok
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: great, prepared by his son Aro's family
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 8
Smoking in the household: no
Internet: none
Dog or cat: cat inside
Outdoor living area condition? Nice, space for 2-3 tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Badara

This village is also known as Ptretsik, Padara, and Patara.

Albert and Laura

Mr. Albert Davtyan and Mrs. Laura Arustamyan
Badara village, Askeran region
(097) 291403

The first home stay family is Albert (♂) and Laura's (♀). They hardworking and nice people. They have a big house, which is close to the trail. They have done some renovations to make their house more comfortable. They can accommodate 5-6 guests in their house. They have indoor toilets and a bathroom with shower in each room. Mrs. Laura makes delicious food and preserves, includes summer fruits in their juice. They have honey bees and you can buy jar of honey from them.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Emma

Mrs. Elmira (Emma) Hairapetian
(0476)77312-260

The second family is Emma's (Elmira ♀). She has two daughters and and a son. Her son, Stepan, and one of her daughters, Lousineh are living in Stepanakert and study in the University of Artsakh. They come back home at week ends. Their house is not big but they can take 3 tourists. They have two bedrooms; one of them is for tourists. They have bathroom with shower and a toilet (a little bit renovated) but it is outdoors. Mrs. Elmira works in KT from her house.

Armen and Luisa

Mr. Armen and Mrs. Lousia Khachaturian

(097) 297429

(0476)77312-274

Armen (♂) has a nice six member family which includes his wife Lousia and their son Nelson, who is married (His wife is Anahid) with three children. They have two bedrooms, one is separated for tourists and they can take 3-4 tourists in their house. They have bathroom with shower and toilet but not in the house. They are interested in learning English.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Artur

In a pinch, you can stay at Artur's (♂) house, but he has made guests uncomfortable in the past, so better to try a new place. Tel: 277-909

Comments: We wouldn't recommend staying at Artur's if you have any women in the group. He made awkward comments towards my girlfriend.
  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Dadivank

There are a couple of empty homes in the village which may be available to set up sleeping bags in and spend the night. Ask about this option.

Hayk and Mrs. Alvart Danielian

Hayk (♂) and Alvart (♀) are a young couple. They have emigrated from Yerevan and are teachers. They have a clean house and can provide three bedrooms in a separate bedroom for hikers. Hayk has a good sense of humor. He is busy with honey bees and you can buy natural high quality honey from this home stay family. The only shop of the village is in their house. His car is available for any time you needed it. They have a small bathroom without shower but being renovating, the toilet is outdoor one. Hayk has horses. If you needed, let him to know two days before your arrival. Location: 8609676 USR 4447900 Elevation: 958 m

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Lova and Mrs. Maret

Maret (Marina ♀) and Lova (♂) have a big family. They can take three hikers and prepare three comfortable beds in a separate bedroom fro them (They can add one more bed to this bedroom in case of it needed). They have bathroom with shower and an outdoor restroom. They have three daughters and a son. Maret makes very delicious red wine of raspberry. They are almost from Armenia. They have full time running water in their house. You can enjoy the nice and surprising scene of Dadivank from their garden. Location: 8609840 USR 4448220 Elevation: 1071 m

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Movses and Shoghik

Movses (♂) and Shoghik (♀) are from Armenia (Artik). They are teaching in the school. They have two nice little sons. They have a separate bedroom which is being used as the storage, but Shoghik will prepare it for hikers, with two beds. They don’t have bathroom, but hot water can be provided to take bath and an outdoor restroom. Location: 8609668 USR: 4448181 Elevation: 1061 m

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Gegham Badalyan

Gegham (♂) will take in hikers. He has a relative in Yerevan named Nina who you can call to try to arrange ahead of time, which is requested. Nina's number is 093-57-48-01

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Rafik Sayan

Rafik (♂) has a house in the village, with poor conditions - sleeping bags highly recommended. Can make a great dinner, but forewarning is usually needed. Restroom facilities consist of an outhouse with a hole, and there is no shower.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Garnakar

Gagik Zakharyan

Gagik (♂) can accommodate over 10 guests. Conditions are medium, and clean. Outhouse with hole. Gagik enjoys vodka.

Artush Mangasaryan

Can accommodate over 10 guests. Conditions are medium, and clean. Outhouse with hole. Can heat water for bucket bath.

Hadrut

Samvel Araqelyan

Samvel is a very hospitable person. He renovated his hostel for tourists, but after the April 2016 war tourists stopped visiting so he started hosting army workers as well. He can organize hiking trips near the Arax river, White Church, Katarovank Monastery on top of Dizapait Mountain, Gtchavank, and Melik Palace. He has a car and can provide tours by car as well.

Contact number: 097204205
Rate: 3 person room 15,000 AMD for 3 guests, 10,000 for 2 guests, 7500 for 1 guest
Guest rooms, beds: 4 rooms, 3 beds in each, 2 mattresses
Restroom condition: nice
Restroom amenities: shower and toilet inside, hot water; washing machine
Condition of beds: nice
Overall condition of house: very nice
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food:
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 8, English 3
Smoking in the household: sometimes guests who work in the army smoke inside
Internet: wifi, no dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: none
Outdoor living area condition? nice; also a nice balcony with views
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Hamlet and Susan

Hamlet and Susan are a delightful couple. Hamlet is from Iran, living in Artsakh since 1999. Susan, his wife, is from Baku. They are always joking and are generally happy. Susan has a teenage girl. She is very shy and doesn’t speak much till she accepts you as a friend. They have two separate bedrooms, which can be used for 5 hikers.

They don’t have a bathroom, but can prepare bathing facilities. The toilet is outside.

-Hamlet and Susan-(097)-250662, (0475)-51406

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Ira

The other home stay is a single woman, who is a cultural worker in Hadrut. She has a nice, clean and organized house. It’s not a big house but has an indoor toilet and bathroom with shower. Next to Ms. Ira Tamrazian’s house, she also has a small room with two beds and the toilet and bathroom are in that room. 5 hikers can spend a night in her house. She is well informed about the history of Artsakh and the history of Hadrut.

-Ms. Ira Tamrazian-(097)-295629

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Karintak

Arushanyan family NOT recommended! They took in one hiker and did not provide food or washing water, but demanded ($25).

Guesthouse Nadejda

Guesthouse Nadejda in Karintak with hot shower, internet, TV, 6 beds, tasty local food and warm atmosphere with a nice garden. They also offer day trip with 2 cars to see attractions of the region. English speaking hosts Vladimir and Gayane.

Email : gayane.arutyunyan.75@mail.ru
Facebook: gayane.arutyunyan.75
Mobile: +37497285875
Tel:+37447731167

Price: Including dinner and breakfast, 10,000 AMD, but we recommend double checking price before booking.

Updated December 2017

Vladimir

Vladimir has an interesting space in the center of Karintak village located next door to the Karabakh Telecom booth that he turned into a guestroom, detached from his house. No indoor toilet. He speaks Russian and Armenian. Has a wife and two kids.

Mobile: +374-97-285875

Updated December 2017

Ulmar

Ulmar may be able to help find homestays in Karintak: 231-992

Our first home stay family which I lived during those days are the Arushanian family. They have a big and nice house with two separate bedrooms for guests. The toilet is outdoors and has been renovated. They have a bathroom with a shower. The mother of the family Ms. Donara is the head of the family and is a nice woman. She makes delicious food and jams. The son of Ms. Donara, Mkhitar is the Mayor of the village. He is such a nice and polite person. He is married and has a son.

The other home stay family I chose unfortunately was leaving for Stepanakert for the holidays. Therefore I had no time to stay in their house and connect with them. Even so they have 5-6 beds for our hikers, the same as the Arushanian’s.

-Mkhitar (097) 240026-(0479) 731907 (097) 240576 -(0479) 731334

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Karmir Shuka

Arevik Tovmasyan

Arevik is a very nice, hospitable young woman. She has hosted guests before and says the biggest challenge for her is the language barrier.

Contact number: 097-341009, 097-147177
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast, dinner depends
Guest rooms, beds: 1 room, 4 beds
Restroom condition: ok (Kitchen was partly destroyed because of earthquake so they moved some of the kitchen stuff to the bathroom, but they plan to renovate the kitchen in the summer and improve things)
Restroom amenities: pit outside, shower may be outside; no hot water
Condition of beds: ok, clean, but not very comfortable
Overall condition of house: ok
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: great; delicious dolma
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10)Armenian, Russian 8
Smoking in the household: yes
Internet: Wifi, dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: none
Outdoor living area condition? Nice outdoor area, can fit 3 tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Zhenya Sargsyan

https://foursquare.com/v/zhenyas-guesthouse/5b248968178a2a002c86ed28

Zhenya lives alone, though her cat is her close companion. Her rates are a little high considering the accommodations, but she's managed to host many guests for these rates and doesn't want to adjust them.

Contact number: 097-244322
Rate: 5000/night, 6000 w/ breakfast, dinner depends
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 5 and 3 beds
Restroom condition: not that nice; pit and shower outside; hot water available
Condition of beds: not great, better to use a sleeping bag on top of the bed
Overall condition of house: not that attractive or nice
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: average
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 6
Smoking in the household: no
Internet: none
Dog or cat: 1 cat inside
Outdoor living area condition? covered garden area, a little messy but has old world charm; no room for tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Jirayr

https://foursquare.com/v/jirayrs-guesthouse/5b248f7b1543c7002cbb8301

Samvel the younger

Samvel (Սամվել ♂) Tel: 097-213-335 Samvel is in his late 20's and lives with his mother. Their house is currently under renovation, but livable. They have a shower, which is nice, since most of the other homestays don't. They provide you with good food and good company (his friends are usually over hanging out... nice guys). Samvel's grandmother lives across the street. One big perk of visiting Karmir Shuka is meeting Samvel's grandmother. She's really sweet, lives across the street, and looks like Yoda. She is also able to provide lodging if you're traveling with a large group. Languages spoken at Samvel's house are Armenian, Russian and Turkish. His friend Ando also speaks some English.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Officer Samvel

Officer Samuel’s family. Even though he doesn’t live in the village due to his job (he is an officer), I have stayed at his house with his parents Mrs. Donara and Mr. Borik. Samuel’s mother is a nice woman and makes light, but delicious food. The other home stay is Samuel’s brother Davit’s family. He is married and has a son. His wife Nona is a young and shy woman. They have one separate extra room for the guests. Nona prefers to take girls into their house. They don’t have a phone so you have to contact them thru Samuel or his father. They have an outdoor toilet and bathroom with shower.

-Samuel Aserian-(097)213335-((097)224149, Mr. Borik) -Davit and Nona Aserian-call Samuel

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Tiko

Tiko (Տիքո ♂) Tel: 286-828 Tiko is married with 2 young children. He is another option if you plan on staying in Karmir Shuka. He also lives 2 houses down from Samvel and Yoda.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.)

Karvachar

Miriam

The locals call this a hotel. Basic accommodations in the center of town. No hot showers as of summer 2017.

https://foursquare.com/v/miriams-guesthouse/5b249de678782c002c81068a

Kolatak

Artur and Anahit Babayan

Artur Babayan (Արթուր Բաբայան ♂) is the former mayor of the village who knows the mountains and trails very well. He is very hospitable, has good beds. Also has a neighbor with similar conditions.

Artur is married to Anahit with 2 children, one son and one daughter. The entire family is very friendly and warm. We arrived late at night, covered in mud, and they welcomed us with open arms and fed us alot. Anahit(Ano) makes delicious food. And she is very organized and full of energy and sense of humor.

Contact number: 097-240217
Rate: 5000 w/ breakfast, 7000 w/ breakfast and dinner
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 2+3 beds, plus more mattresses is needed
Restroom condition: toilet and shower inside; hot water available
Condition of beds: old, but clean
Overall condition of house: normal
Friendliness of hosts: friendly
Quality of food: great
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 8
Smoking in the household: no
Internet: Wifi, dedicated desktop in main house
Dog or cat: one of each, but don't appear to come inside the house
Outdoor living area condition? Nice, available places for tent
GPS coordinates: see Foursquare link above
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Artur Aghayan

Artur and his family of 4 have hosted many guests. Artur is very hospitable and can also provide horses, if need be. He's happy to guide tourists for 10,000 AMD each direction to either Kachaghakaberd or Koshik Anapat (Hermitage). They are working on a new guesthouse, which they hope to complete very soon. It will have better conditions, 2 guest rooms and a balcony for eating and hanging out.

Contact number: 097-256131
Rate: 4000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast, 8000 w/ breakfast and dinner
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 4+4 beds
Restroom condition: toilet and shower inside; hot water available
Condition of beds: okay, clean
Overall condition of house: normal
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: great
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 8
Smoking in the household: no
Internet: Wifi, dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: 2 dogs outside, 1 cat inside
Outdoor living area condition? Nice, available places for tent
GPS coordinates: see Foursquare link above
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Onnik and Amalia Balassanian

Mobile: (097) 24 08 58

Amalias family includes husband/wife and their two sons, the youngest son is studied in Stepanakert to be a musician. They live in poor condition, but their house is clean enough to stay and sleep in. They have bathroom without shower but even it is being renovated, you can take bath there and outdoor restroom.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Sergey and Nadia Harutyunian

Mobile: (097) 20 91 20

Family has 4 members - Sergey and Nadia (husband/ wife) and their two children. They have a bathroom with shower and an indoor toilet next to the bathroom. These two are renovated and very clean. They have big and clean house and have an extra bedroom with clean beds. They can take five hikers. Their house is well organized.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Nor Manashid

Not a planned overnight, but might make a good stop if your hike to Nor Verinshen is taking longer than planned.

Mare

Mare (♀) has a homestay in this village.

https://foursquare.com/v/mares-guesthouse/5b2495c679f6c7002c90f4f7

Nor Verinshen

A new overnight as of the 2017 hiking season since it makes a better mid-point between Zuar and Tsar. Ask at the village stores for where to stay.

Patara

See: Badara

Shekher

Shekher is a village that you pass through on your way from Karmir Shuka to Azokh. It is not foreseen to be an overnight stop.

The Shekher Winery produces a decent wine. Try some as you pass through.

Shushi

Avan Shoushi Plaza

In the heart of town, by the main square. A 9 story hotel that's been nicely renovated.
29 Ghazanchetsots Street, Shushi 0010, Republic of Karabakh
Tel: + (374) 477 3-15-99
Mobile: + (374) 97 24-20-64
Email: AvanPlaza@hotmail.com http://avanshoushiplaza.com

Shushi Grand Hotel

Large very nice hotel near the Kanach Jham Church. 20% discount if you tell them you're hiking the Janapar Trail!
2B Manoogian Street
+374 47 73 33 37, +374 97 26 44 46
info@shushigrandhotel.com http://shushigrandhotel.com

Hotel Shoushi

Notes: Normal hotel, next to the white Ghazanchetsots Cathedral.
Phone: (+374-477) 31-357 or (+374-97) 25-15-99

Armen and Christina's B&B

Notes: An Armenian who moved here from France married an Armenian girl from Romania. They now run a small B&B in their flat in Shushi. Christina runs the B&B most of the time, and speaks French, English, Armenian, Russian, Romanian, and Hungarian. Phone: Christina Tel: 097-33-09-74 Home Tél: + (374-47) 73 12 30 - Armen Portable: +(374) 97 24 07 12 Address: 9/35 Aram Manukian Street, Shushi (in the building on the corner of the intercity marshutni stop. Just ask for Frantsatsi Armeni Tun)

Mkhitar and Armine

A young couple, Mkhitar and Armine. They have two children (a boy and a girl). They are able to accommodate 4 tourists in their home, in two bedrooms. Their apartment is located in front of the Ghazanchetsots church. They have a renovated toilet and bathroom. Armine makes delicious food. Both of them are very friendly.

-Mkhitar and Armineh-(097)-272922 731910 Michael.com@mail.ru

Bella

The other home stay is Mrs. Bella’s home. She is such a relaxed and quiet woman. She works in Hotel Shoushi. She has a renovated house and lives alone. She can take up to 4-5 hikers in her house. Her son works in the Shoushi prison as an officer, and rarely comes home. His future wife Oxanna also offered their house to be taken as home stay. Her home has an extra bedroom with two beds she can make available.

-Mrs. Bella Babaian-731175

-Oxanna Israelian-(097)-211727

Saro

Saro lives on the very edge of Shushi and offers very basic accommodation. He speaks English. If you ask for him in town, you will be directed to his house.

Stepanakert

Hostel N1

New Hostel in Stepanakert, with dorm rooms.

+374 97 501-111

https://www.facebook.com/hostelStepanakertN1

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Profile/HostelN1Stepanakert

R&K Hostel

A very popular homestay/hostel in Stepanakert run by Rafo and Karina, not far from the bus station.

Nalbandyan 6, Stepanakert
+374-97-365-288
https://www.facebook.com/rafoandkarinahostel/

Seda

The first home stay in Stepanakert is an old, calm and nice woman Mrs. Seda. She has a big two-story house. Downstairs you can find many beds and bedrooms (12 beds, 4 bedrooms), which open one into the other. I found out that she hosts people that come to Stepanakert for trade or for a visit. So it’s better to inform her 2 or 3 days before arrival, giving her time to prepare for hikers. She makes delicious food and serves a full breakfast. She also has a small garden, where you can relax and enjoy the greenery.

-Mrs. Seda-(0479)41348

Nora

The other home stay again is a single woman, Mrs. Nora. She has hosted many more foreign tourists than Mrs. Seda. She can accommodate 7-8 hikers in separate bedrooms. But again call her two or three days before you go to Stepanakert. She said, she can make breakfast, and pack lunch. In her house she has a clean toilet and bathroom.

-Mrs. Nora -(0479)44910

Edward's Hostel

If you plan to visit this region we kindly inform that there is a new great place to sleep in Stepanakert Nagorny Karabach.

Guesthouse is based in typical armenian house. There are kitchen, huge living room and 2 four beds dormitory rooms available for guests. New bathroom. Big terrace with a view of Shusha Monastyr.

Price: 3-4000AMD/person, extra 500AMD for a small breakfast.

The guesthouse is located at Nalbandian 10 in the front of YMCA. Languages: armenian, russian

Ask about Edward (owner).

Tamara & Ivan Guesthouse

21a Nal­bandian Poghots Stepanakert

Recommended by Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/azerbaijan/nagorno-karabakh/stepanakert/hotels/tamara-ivan-guesthouse

Qirs Guesthouse

Susana Petrosyan runs this new guesthouse in center of Stepanakert. Nice, clean amenities with en suite rooms and laundry facilities. Short walk from the bus station. 5,000-20,000 AMD per person, per night depending on the number of people and the duration of stay.

Susanna Petrosyan +374 97 20 80 55
susanna.petrosyan80@gmail.com
Isakov 4A/154, Stepanakert, Artsakh
https://artsakh.org.uk/2018/06/26/marias-hotel-modern-apartment-style-hotel-accommodation-in-stepanakert-karabakh-artsakh-2/

Togh

There is a hotel named Nor Kyank (097-34-6885), if you are looking for more amenities. They have a restaurant on site, water attractions, and rooms are equipped with shower, toilet and hot water. The hotel has wifi and may even offer space to camp. It's a little out of the way. Rates are around 10,000-20,000 AMD per room.

Artashes Avagyan

If needed, Artashes can offer guided hikes to attractions in nearby villages.

Contact number: 097-297393
Rate: 2000-3000/night, 4000 w/ breakfast, 5000 w/ dinner
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 2 beds each
Restroom condition: not that nice or clean, toilet and shower inside with hot water
Condition of beds: ok
Overall condition of house: not attractive
Friendliness of hosts: ok
Quality of food: good
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 8
Smoking in the household: non smoker
Internet: no Wifi in the house, but you can catch some from backyard
Dog or cat: none
Outdoor living area condition? bad, at least in the winter; some space for tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Armen Sargsyan

If needed, Armen can offer guided hikes to attractions in nearby villages. This is a new homestay. They don't have experience hosting.

Contact number: 097-288837
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 2 and 3 beds
Restroom condition: clean, outside pit, no shower or hot water
Condition of beds: not great in winter, better in summer
Overall condition of house: not that nice
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: we have not tried it, but they say it's good
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 7
Smoking in the household: non smoker
Internet: no Internet
Dog or cat: none
Outdoor living area condition? space for one tent
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Vardan

Vardan (Վարտան ♂) has a house in Togh. Tel: 279-099

Vardan is married with two young children, a boy and a girl. His sister also lives with them. He has a twin brother, who is usually over at the house and you are bound to confuse them. The two are known in Togh and the neighbouring villages as the twins, so you can probably ask anyone in Togh to point you toward 'Vardan the twin's' house. They provided us with a good dinner and a bag lunch (bread, cheese, tomato, apple). They speak Armenian, Russian and Turkish.

  • NOTE: We don't know the status of this homestay since we were unable to connect with them during our December 2017 homestay assessment. Please provide feedback if you stay with this family.

Artur and Sveta

Artur is an army retired man, he is nice and let me stay in his house on the main road.

Surik

I’ve stayed with a family in Teghut in a nice, big house with indoor toilet and bathroom (with shower), and big separate rooms. But I would not suggest you to stay there: the husband Surik (his nick name is “khoz Surik”) doesn’t have a very good personality and makes guests feel uncomfortable. This was the case with me also. However his wife is a very nice woman, they have 5 daughters.

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Nikolai

He is a very friendly guy, who allowed us to camp in his backyard. Nikolai is living with his sister, her kids and his parents who were all very nice and welcoming.

We had a nice evening with the family and he showed us how they are baking bread in the traditional oven.

The house is just after the river at the beginning of the village on the left hand side.

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Tsar

Sahak Simonyan and Karine

https://foursquare.com/v/sahaks-guesthouse/5b249c8c3fcee8002cf4e8a8

Sahak and his wife Karine are a very nice young couple with 2 children. Sahak has 11 horses (but as of update, only one saddle), enjoys hiking, and is happy to guide tourists on hikes or or with his UAZ van. Karine enjoy handcrafting.

Contact number: 097-771663, 097-232747 (His wife Karine's number)
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 2 beds each
Restroom condition: clean, pit toilet outside, now shower, hot water inside
Condition of beds: very clean
Overall condition of house: good, clean
Friendliness of hosts: very friendly
Quality of food: very good
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 9, Armen's family can help with English & French
Smoking in the household: non smoker
Internet: no Wifi, but internet cable and dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: two dogs, one cat outside
Outdoor living area condition? great place for camping
GPS coordinates: see foursquare link above
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Armen Albarov and Susanna

Armen and Susanna moved to Artsakh in 2011. They have a daughter named Anna who loves playing outdoors with their pets. Their home is in poor condition, but they are a very friendly family. Visitors can opt to camp in the yard while enjoying their warm hospitality. They can provide fresh milk and different types of cheese. Susanna plays the guitar and makes souvenirs.

Contact number: 097347193
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast
Guest rooms, beds: 1 rooms, 3 beds
Restroom condition: quite messy at time of visit, pit toilet outside, no shower, no hot water
Condition of beds: ok
Overall condition of house: messy
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: ty of food: very good, armenian and russian national food
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 10, French 10, English 7
Smoking in the household: outside smoker
Internet: no Wifi, but internet cable and dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: 2 indoor cats, 3 Armenian Gampr dogs outside
Outdoor living area condition? lots of space for camping; you can fit several tents
GPS coordinates: 39.999976, 45.951918
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Vaghuhas

In the yard of the Mayors house you can visit a very small ruined monastery which name is “Yeghtse Ktor”, it means “a peace of church” (Yeghtse is the same Yegeghetsi). In the old cemetery you can visit another old monastery which name is Mayrakaghak. There are many khachkars all around.

An interesting little fact about the families who live in this village. There are 32 families that have at least 4 or more children, some with as many as 10 or 11 children.

Laura Sevyan

Contact number: 097-22-00-29
Rate: 3000/night, 4000 w/ food
Guest rooms, beds: 1 large room, 3 beds; enough room for up to 10 sleeping bags
Restroom condition: not that comfortable, toilet outside, shower inside with hot water
Condition of beds: old, but clean
Overall condition of house: older, dark place; not attractive when visited in the winter
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: very good
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 10
Smoking in the household: non smoker
Internet: Wifi and dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: 3 dogs outside, 1 cat inside
Outdoor living area condition? nice, space for about 3 tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Alvina Sargsyan

Alvina and her family offer accommodations in a house dedicated for guests, separate from their own. Some of the amenities they offer are in the main house, the house in which they reside.

Contact number: 097-26-07-70
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ food
Guest rooms, beds: 2 rooms, 2 beds each
Restroom condition: clean, toilet outside, no hot water; shower offered in the main house
Condition of beds: old, but clean
Overall condition of house: normal, lots of natural light
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: very good
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 10
Smoking in the household: non smoker
Internet: Wifi and dedicated desktop in the main house
Dog or cat: none
Outdoor living area condition? nice, space for about 4 tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Vova and Alina Begnazarian

Mobile: (097) 20 50 58 or (097) 20 02 99

Mr. Sergey’s family is not in good condition but are very nice people. They have two extra bedrooms with five clean and comfortable beds and can take 6 hikers. They have a bathroom with shower and a toilet next to it. These are renovated but the toilet is not clean… They have full time running water. The family includes Grand father, Mr. Sergey, husband/wife, a son and the grand grand children of Mr. Sergey. They are generation of Begnazarians.

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Ara and Inga Adamian

Mobile: (097) 22 00 29

The third home stay family is Ara’s family. They are 6 in their family, his wife Inga, his brother and their two children. They have bathroom with shower, and outdoor restroom.They have a separate bedroom with capacity of 3-4 hikers to stay in.

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Elmard and Hranush (Sonia) Sarafian

Mobile: (097) 29 39 00

Mr. Elmard and Mrs. Sonia are living alone. They are such happy and hard worker people and keep their house very clean. They can provide two clean bedrooms in a separate bedroom for two hikers. They have bathroom with shower and the toilet is outdoor. They have full time running water.

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Vank

Vago

Vago and his family also own the Ranch Hostel in Antsavner. Very kind, hospitable family. He's able to accommodate up to 5 guests at his home in Vank. Ask around for him in the village and others should be able to point you to his home, or give him a call. Contact number: 097-24-0817

Vahram Poghosyan

  • Note: This guesthouse may not be available anymore. We are waiting on confirmation.

Vahram's family operates a little restaurant next to their home. It's known to be famous for its jingalov hats.

Contact number: 097-22-1980
Rate: 5000/night, 6000 w/ breakfast
Guest rooms, beds: 1 room, 2 beds
Restroom condition: toilet inside and outside, shower; hot water inside
Condition of beds: clean, nice
Overall condition of house: ok
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: excellent
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 10
Smoking in the household: non smoker
Internet: Wifi and dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: 1 dog outside, plus pigs, donkeys, sheeps, etc.
Outdoor living area condition? nice, available space for about 6 tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Astghik Mkrtchyan

Contact number: 097-76-3770
Rate: 3000/night, 5000 w/ breakfast
Guest rooms, beds: 1 room, 2 beds
Restroom condition: toilet outside, no shower; hot water inside
Condition of beds: clean
Overall condition of house: normal
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: great
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 10, English 5
Smoking in the household: smoke outside
Internet: Wifi and dedicated desktop
Dog or cat: 1 dog outside, 1 cat inside
Outdoor living area condition? nice, available space for tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Fedya Ohanyan

(097) 23-39-39

Mayor Fedya Ohanyan (Ֆեդյա Օհանյան ♂) is hospitable, and has space for 3 guests. Neighbors have space for over 10 guests. Clean house on the edge of the village, has an indoor toilet. Fedya is a descendant of Hasan Jalalyan.

Fedya is married with 2 adult children. His son is married and his wife and baby also live with them. Their house seems like it's always filled with visitors. One visitor in particular is a gem. He has a head the size of 5 cantaloupes and a booming ridiculously loud voice that has raised the dead. He loves to drink and be photographed in various poses. If you ever stop by Fedya's, be sure to ask for the large man with the large head and the large voice. You won't be disappointed.

Overall condition: Good. Food: Okay, Experience: Very good. Languages: Armenian, Russian and Turkish

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Valo and Mareta Ohanyan

Mrs. Mareta can take 4 hikers. She can prepare 4 clean beds in two separate bedrooms in her house. The house is very clean. They have bathroom with shower but it’s not renovated and outdoor toilet. The family includes husband/wife and two children, but they had guests so it was hard to recognize if there are any more people in their house (as they introduce everybody as their sister and brother!)

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Vano (Vanya) and Nurvard

Mrs. Nourvard’s family is the second home stay family in this village. They have a separate small bedroom with three beds for guests. The family includes Grand Mother (Mrs. Nourvard), Grand father, Husband/wife and their children, and sister of wife.

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Vazgen and Dzovinar Baghdasarian

Mrs. Dzovinar has a nice family. They are all happy and hardworking. They can take up to 4 hikers in their house and prepare clean places to sleep. They don’t have a bathroom but can give water as much as you want and provide a suitable place to take bath. The toilet is in outdoor. The family includes husband/wife, 3 sons and a daughter.

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Zuar

Sasha Hovhanessyan

Sasha (Սաշա ♂) has a big house with excellent sleeping conditions. There is a separate room with up to 5 nice, comfortable and clean beds. Restroom conditions are poor, with a distant outhouse with a hole. There is also no shower, though the hot springs are always available and ready, and a bucket of hot water can be provided. There is electricity. The family consists of a grandmother, a husband/wife and two kids, who all immigrated from Grozny. None of them speak English. They are perfect hosts.

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Esayi Makhtesyan

After living in California (USA) for 25 years, Esayi moved to Zuar Village to enjoy a peaceful life in the countryside. He is a beekeeper, makes wine out of the honey and will be so pleased to have you taste it. He speaks English well and has many visitors from the US and Europe. His home is not in great condition, but he's working on renovating it, but guests can enjoy his campground by the river.

When in the village, you can visit Mush art gallery. If it's closed, you can find the number of the gallery guide on the door.

https://foursquare.com/v/yesayis-guesthouse-and-campground/5b24942001bc5a002c5b0da9

Contact number: 097100321
Rate:
Guest rooms, beds: 1 large guestoom
Restroom condition: not that nice or clean, outside toilet pit, no shower, no hot water
Condition of beds: n/a
Overall condition of house: not good
Friendliness of hosts: very friendly
Quality of food: very good; he enjoys cooking
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 5, English 7, Spanish 6
Smoking in the household: inside smoker
Internet: no wifi at time of update, but he was working on getting it
Dog or cat: 1 indoor cat, 2 outdoor dogs
Outdoor living area condition? very big, lots of space for camping
GPS coordinates: see Foursquare link above
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017

Zhenya Sargsyan

Zhenya lives alone and occasionally she has her mother visiting. She is a very nice, educated woman. Her home is clean. She will open a small BNB very soon in her yard.

Contact number: 097-332116
Rate: 2000/night, 4000 w/ breakfast
Guest rooms, beds: 1 large guest room, 3 beds
Restroom condition: toilet and shower inside with hot water
Condition of beds: ok
Overall condition of house: ok
Friendliness of hosts: great
Quality of food: very good
Languages spoken (level of proficiency - scale of 1 to 10) Armenian, Russian 7
Smoking in the household: non smoker
Internet: Wifi very soon (perhaps already)
Dog or cat: 2 dogs outside and lots of bees
Outdoor living area condition? not that big, can fit 1-2 tents
GPS coordinates:
Date updated in Homestay Directory: December 2017