If you are travelling in Kyrgyzstan, plan to go to Osh and want to stay somewhere cheap, do yourself a favor and choose Biy Ordo over the Osh Guesthouse. I won’t get into why the Osh Guesthouse should be last on your list. Instead here are a few reasons why Biy Ordo should be first.
Biy Ordo provides a couple of 6 people bunk rooms. Each on was extremely clean and spacious with its own toilet, shower and aircon. Our suggestion is to ask for the one at the back as they seem to put most people in the front one first.
Their communal kitchen is nice and big. Plenty of space for stuff in the fridge and unlike other places we have stayed they clean out the fridge regularly. There is also a TV room with satellite and English channels including BBC should you feel like being updated
But the best thing the hostel has going for it is the big outside space. There are also covered outdoor tables.
And finally their staff. I can’t remember his name but he was extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. They also have a laundry service for 250 KGS.
It should also be noted that there are private rooms as well starting at 2000 KGS. We found this a little pricey but the rooms were super nice.
It gets the thumbs up from Katie and I as a place to rest up for sure.