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TravelPod Member ReviewsCaspian Palace Baku
Stayed in the Caspian whilst we were waiting for our central Asia visa's. The family who run's the hostel is not initially friendly but seem to warm to you as you sty there longer (part with more money). There is no place where you can sit and chill out as the courtyard is surrounded by other flats and the only place you can get wifi is hot and cramped. Saying that it is clean, well situated and there is nowhere equally priced that we could find in Baku. We were lucky and had the downstairs dorm to ourselves for most of the time so it seemed like pretty good value.
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