Tunnel Hostel

Welcome to your home in Armenia
Hayk Mantashyan
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Small Business
1 Team Member

Who Are We?

 We are not famous! We are not rich! We are not experienced business sharks, and we have no wish to become ones! We are two simple guys from Armenia trying to make a dream come true! While one of us is a hard working family guy, the other is a lazy hippie human being. But what unites us is the love for traveling, meeting new people and sharing experiences. Travelers ourselves, we dream to create a place where travelers can find home away from their homes, and family away from their loved ones.  We believe in a world of peace, love, harmony and sharing, and the "Tunnel Hostel" is one of the ways to achieve this... by creating strong connections between people of different cultures, religions, nationalities.

Where is Armenia?

 A former Soviet republic, straddling Asia and Europe, Armeniais a landlocked mountainous country in the Southern Caucasus, bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran to the south. Armeniais one of the oldest and most historic civilizations in the world, and has an ancient and rich culture. It is considered to be the place whereBiblical Noahand his descendants first settled, as well as the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion since 301 A.D.  Five percent of the country's surface area consists of Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the Lesser Caucasus mountain range. The many mountains and mountain valleys create a great number of micro climates, with scenery changing from arid to lush forest at the top of a mountain ridge. Armenia is very easy to experience, thanks to very hospitable people.

Where is the "Tunnel Hostel"?

 The "Tunnel Hostel" is located in the center of Yerevan - the capital city of Armenia. Any traveler who visits our country, should definitely make a stop in Yerevan. Not only because the roads to the historical and cultural hot spots begin from here, or because of Yerevan's bar/pub culture, but also to fully experience Armenia. 

Just as any capital city, Yerevan is noisy and sometimes even crazy. Especially during the hot summers. What's good about the "Tunnel Hostel" is that despite being located in the center, it stands in a peaceful area cut from the city's noise and craziness by a magic tunnel. Walking through the tunnel you will find yourself embraced with the clean and fresh air and the birds singing their songs. And it takes only about 15 minutes to walk to the downtown.

What Makes "Tunnel Hostel" Unique?

 There is a number of hostels in Yerevan, well renovated, with a lot of beds, providing good service. But one hardly can feel himself at home. There is no free space to relax, grab a drink and chat with other travellers. We want our hostel to be a home for travelers. For now, we have a big house with a large garden outside, and our goal is to turn it into the most comfortable, homey and also the cheapest hostel in Yerevan. We want every solitary wanderer, every hitchhiker, every vagabond soul to know that there is a home here, where they can feel free and easy. The way we see it that every evening our guests gather around the bonfire in the garden and share stories and experiences, and play music all together, creating unique moments. 

We also plan to introduce a unique discounts system to anyone who would like to participate in the decoration of the hostel with little souvenirs from their countries, or any other handicrafts. Our main goal is not to earn money, but to first of all, create a warm and friendly atmosphere where everyone will feel himself surrounded by family members. We don't want "Tunnel" to be just another hostel, but a "homestel".

Apart from this, we also plan to set a place for those who travel without money, for sharing and helping is more valuable to us.

Why We Need You?

As of now we have the house, but we need your help and your donations turn the house into a "homestel". We need to add more toilets and shower rooms, to make the kitchen more comfortable and suitable, as well as to get a some furniture. We need your help to make our dream come true!

Why You Should be Interested to Donate? 

We hope that all our supporters will come visit us in Armenia one day. And for this, we will provide you with bonuses. The larger your donation is the longer your free stay will be plus better extra bonuses. 

For example: 

  • $10 - 1 day of free stay in our hostel + postcard from Armenia 
  • $50 - 5 days of free stay + your name on our "Wall of Fame"
  • $500 - 50 days of free stay + life time 15% discount + your name and your photo on our "Wall of Fame"
  • $2500 - 250 days + lifetime 25% discount for you and friends with you + your name and your photo on our "Wall of Fame" in the section of co-founders + the flag of your country at the entrance of the hostel

Spread the Word!

Sharing is sexy, they say! It is, indeed! So feel free to spread the word. Share the information about the “Tunnel Hostel” among your friends, let them join you, make a donation together and come over to spend a holiday with us.

Join us on Facebook, like and share what we share with you. And ask questions. We will always keep you informed about the process of the creation of our hostel.


Or if you prefer to receive short news about us, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tunnelhostel

And always feel free to contact us via email: tunnelhostel@gmail.com

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This campaign ended on February 11, 2014
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  • $10USD
    1 Day of Free Stay

    Post card from Armenia.

    6 claimed
  • $50USD
    5 Days of Free Stay

    Your name on our "Wall of Fame".

    1 claimed
  • $100USD
    10 Days of Free Stay

    Your name and photo on our "Wall of Fame".

    3 claimed
  • $250USD
    25 Days of Free Stay

    Your name and photo on our "Wall of Fame" + 5% lifetime discount.

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  • $500USD
    50 Days of Free Stay

    Your name and photo on our "Wall of Fame" + 15% lifetime discount.

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  • $1,000USD
    100 Days of Free Stay

    Your name and photo on our "Wall of Fame" + 25% lifetime discount for you and one person with you.

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  • $2,500USD
    250 Days of Free Stay

    Your name and photo on our "Wall of Fame" in the co-founders section + 25% lifetime discount for you and everyone who comes with you + the flag of your country at the entrance of the hostel.

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