Best Places for Backpackers in Russia.

Enjoy backpacking around Russia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Russia.

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Top 50 hostels in Russia.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Russia.

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Gabzov Hostel

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Gabzov Hostel

Hostel Gabzov is an economical hostel of European level, neat rooms, clean showers, Wi-Fi. Our hostel- this is what you need to tourists, travelers, travel, student, and just a good, bright and mobile person! Gabzov - this hostel offers travelers, especially comfortable, cozy accommodation, offerin...
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My Hostel

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My Hostel

My Hotel is located in St Petersburg, in 5 minutes away by foot from the Chernaya Rechka Metro Station. My Hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, breakfast option and free parking. Several restaurants, bars, shops and bank are within a 2 minute walk. New cozy hotel, decorated in a design st...
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Hostel Like on Theatre sqr.

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Hostel Like on Theatre sqr.

A cozy small hostel in the heart of the city! A total for 16 persons (just 4 rooms), a spacious kitchen, a dedicated seating area, separate bathrooms (2 showers + 2 toilets) - and our good-natured administrators, who watching for all those around the clock, maintaining cleanliness and answering your...
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Buran Capsule Hotel

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Buran Capsule Hotel

The hotel should be comfortable and everything that is needed. It should be conveniently located, and all this - for acceptable money, if you agree - we are waiting for you here. We are Cupsule Hotel in Moscow downtown (35 min walk to Red Square) with not standard design. We located near river b...
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SunKiss Hostel

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SunKiss Hostel

The hostel is in the center of Adler, and occupies the first floor of a ten storey building. The hostel was renovated in September of 2016. The hostel has a kitchen, equipped with everything need. Our guests can relax in the common area. The owner tried to make the hostel with maximum comfort for ou...
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Hostel Pushkin

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Hostel Pushkin

Hostel Pushkin is located in the central part of Kazan, just a 10-minute walk from the Kazan Kremlin. It features a shared kitchenette with a dining area and flat-screen TV, a work area and a dance hall. Wi-Fi is free in the entire hostel. The central street, Baumana, can be reached on foot in 1...
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Shkatulka Creative House

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Shkatulka Creative House

Shkatulka Creative House is a Russian fairy tale. Here houses, chambers, shopping arcades. Our hotel should be looked for, considering the patterns and mosaic on the walls of the towers and huts. Rooms - individual turrets, which you will get through the balconies. Shkatulka Creative House situat...
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Moloko Hostel near Railway Station

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Moloko Hostel near Railway Station

10 minutes walk from the Railway station. At the very beginning of the embankment. Near the Church & the River port. The most beautiful view on the city. Friendly atmosphere. Modern design. Spacious and bright rooms for a comfortable stay. Personal lockers and free Wi-Fi. You can charge your gadget...
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Hostels Rus - Yakutsk

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Hostels Rus - Yakutsk

Hostels Rus offers the most comfortable living conditions - bed with fresh linen, curtains and fitted with an individual light source, clean towels, personal safes, unlimited Wi-Fi. Located near: shops (Supermarket Bestuzhev, Shopping Center Orange, indoor market, Sportmaster, Eldorado, DNS), ba...
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Icon Hostel

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Icon Hostel

Moscow city area is known as business district and the place with one the biggest exhibition centre- Expocentr. But also you cand find here everything you need: cafes, shops, cinema and etc. and you have a great opportunity start to learn Moscow from bird's eye view. Our administrators tells you ev...
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Landmark Hostel

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Landmark Hostel

Landmark Guest House has Wi-Fi in public areas and a television in a common area. Other amenities include a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. The Landmark guest house with a shared lounge is located in Moscow, 1.1 km from the Olympic Stadium, 1.4 km from the Bolshoi Theat...
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Suharik Hostel

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Suharik Hostel

Featuring free Wi-Fi throughout the property, Sukharik offers accommodation in Moscow. It is set in a central and convenient area, so guests can easily get to the famous attractions and sightseeings. Suharik Hostel is situated in the Krasnoselsky district of Moscow. The distance from the hostel...
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Ester House Hostel

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Ester House Hostel

Ester House Hostel is a cosy hostel which offers comfortable accommodations for the guests. It is located in the very centre of Moscow. According to the guests, Ester House Hostel is one of the best not only in Moscow, but also in Europe. And we are proud that our guests are happy with their stay in...
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Capsule Hostel Capslock

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Capsule Hostel Capslock

Capsule Hostel Capslock opened in august 2018. The first hostel in Kazan with capsule type beds. Stay here is an excellent combination of low prices and high quality of your rest. Reception works 24/7, the staff is at the hostel at all times to ensure that the guests have comfortable stay. On our e...
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Babushka House

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Babushka House

Historical centre of Petersburg! Unforgettable thursdays with guitar! International Babushkas friday dinners! Pancakes weekends! The most exciting excursions (even photo sessions and dinners on roofs of Petersburg) And many other ways to entertain yourself! Babushka House is the perfect co...
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Online Hostel

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Online Hostel

Located in the the gem of Vasilievsky island, Our hostel offers a chilled atmosphere in a centeral location! one minute walk from Vasilievsky islands metro station, and steps from the romantic palace bridge- that connects the island and the city's main attractions; the Hermitage, Saint isaac's cat...
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Hotel Dvory

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Hotel Dvory

Our art-hotel is made in the style of St. Petersburg courtyards-wells. Once in 'our yards' you can experience the comfort and beauty of this St. Petersburg from the inside. Hotel Dvory is set nearby the Ploshchad Vosstaniya Metro Station & it is just a minute away from lively Nevsky Prospekt. Th...
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Winterfell on Kurskaya

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Winterfell on Kurskaya

Every room is fitted with air conditioning. Some of the room offer city views. Guests can use a shared bathroom. All rooms are private. Every guest is provided with complimentary new slippers and toiletries. Hotel Winterfell on Kurskaya is set in the heart of Moscow, 2.5 km from Saint Basil's Cat...
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Hostel Sokolniki

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Hostel Sokolniki

The European level hostel is a 2-minute walk from Sokolniki Park! Near the metro Sokolniki. Fresh renovation, opened in August 2017. Cozy rooms for 2, 4, 6, and 8 people. Free Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer, iron, tea, coffee, bed linen. Equipped kitchen for self cooking. Cleanliness, silence. A quiet night....
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Lesnaya7

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Lesnaya7

Lesnaya 7 is a TRULY SPECIAL PLACE in tune with its beautiful surroundings. It owes its second name – SURYA NAMASKAR HOSTEL – to the sunlight flooding it in the morning and calling the early risers to greet the new day and set out to explore Baikal’s scenic trails. We tried to do our best to cre...
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Grant

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Grant's Hostel

Comfortable hostel, 4 private and 4 dorm rooms, including one dorm room for ladies only. Located in the very center of Moscow, 15 minutes walking time to Kremlin and Red Square, 20 minutes walking to Bolshow Theatre, best bars and clubs just around the corner! Property is located in the very cent...
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Fall In Love Hostel

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Fall In Love Hostel

Fall In Love Hostel is a small hotel for young couples, families, small groups of friends, or for anyone who is about to visit one of the most delightful cities on the planet. For those who want a closer view of the city, to breathe its air, to walk on its streets, to marvel at the beauty of it,...
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Patchwork

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Patchwork

Hostel Patchwork offers accommodation in Suzdal. Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns. In the 12th century it became the capital of the principality, with Moscow being merely one of its subordinate settlements. Nowadays Suzdal is the smallest of the Russian Golden Ring towns with population of...
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Chemistry Hostel

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Chemistry Hostel

Chemistry Hostel is a modern chemical-style hostel in the very center of St. Petersburg. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the main street of the city Nevsky Prospekt, but at the same time quite far from the noise of the crowd. The hostel occupies a non-residential premises on the first floor of...
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Hygge Hostel

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Hygge Hostel

We have created this hostel for all the travelers that want to feel as if they were at home wherever they are. We are ready and looking forward to hosting people from all around the world. Why hostel is named Hygge? Hugge in Danish means life philosophy based on feeling yourself comfortably and enjo...
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Hostel Author

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Hostel Author

Hostel Author (Avtor) just opened in May 2018. This is a new comfortable place with a private entrance and cosy inner yard. Perfect location is characterised by its closeness to the metro stations (Taganskaya and Marksistskaya) and the center of Moscow. This historical building used to be an archite...
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Meininger Saint Petersburg Nikolsky

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Meininger Saint Petersburg Nikolsky

The MEININGER Hotel St. Petersburg Nikolsky is a great place to bed down for the night and use as a base in order to explore one of Russia´s most fascinating cities. The interior design of the hotel is a mixture of various cultural markers of Saint Petersburg and the history of the actual building i...
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Soul Kitchen

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Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen belongs to the new generation of hostels, it features ensuite private rooms, custom bunk beds with curtains for privacy and cool design. It’s perfect for solo travelers, couples and families. Credit cards accepted! Soul Kitchen hostel received many awards based on guest’s reviews...
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Rolling Stones Hostel

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Rolling Stones Hostel

Rolling Stones hostel is always full of friendliness and coziness. You will get a feeling like you stay home – everyone is so friendly and really glad to help! You will definitely feel comfortable here, chill out after a long trip, sitting in the lounge zone or drinking coffee on the terrace; you ca...
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Taiga Hostel

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Taiga Hostel

Situated in the historic city centre of St Petersburg, TAIGA Hostel is a cozy design hostel which is included in the TOP-10 hostels of Saint Petersburg and TOP-100+ design hostels worldwide according to Hostelgeeks.com. All the rooms have unique design which is a mix of neo loft and shabby chic styl...
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Hostel Like

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Hostel Like

Hostel Like was opened in August 28, 2014. It is a friendly hostel with special Tatar atmospher. Hostel interior is modern, with relaxing beal-balls and walls painted in main street of the city - Baumana street. Hostel Like has 6 rooms to suit every budget from private rooms for 2-4 people or shared...
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YES!hostel

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YES!hostel

Welcome to our brand new, bright and comfortable YES! Hostel. Our hostel is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Nizhny Novgorod, a 10-minute walk from the main streets, with a very convenient transportation, if you want to visit its corners. Each room of our hostel is unique and deco...
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Vanilla Hostel

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Vanilla Hostel

Modern and comfortable hostel of hotel type Vanilla offers comfortable accommodation. Our hostel has 8 rooms (2-seater, 3-seater, 4-seater, 8-seater), for the comfort and convenience of guests there is both female and male rooms. Each room is presented in a modern and classical style, equipped with...
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Key Hostel & Hotel

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Key Hostel & Hotel

Key Hostel & Hotel offers accommodation for all tastes. There are family rooms, two, three, and four-bed rooms for their company and bunk beds for single travellers. A good place for tourists who want to visit Krasnodar. Key Hostel & Hotel is located in the heart of the city of Krasnodar, 15 minu...
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Tiger Hostel

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Tiger Hostel

Hi! We are Roman and Kseniya and we run Tiger Hostel, a family owned place in the center of Vladivostok. We always make sure our guests are comfortable and give assistance on any matter. We can recommend sites, shops, activities and anything that will make your travel pleasant. We get very good feed...
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Vladstar Inn

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Vladstar Inn

Vladstar Inn hostel can accommodate 21 guests. Between rooms good soundproofing. The entrance to the hostel are equipped with electronic lock, each guest has a key to the entrance. Guests of the private room is issued a room key, guests of the common room is given a key from launcher. Service late c...
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Z Hostel

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Z Hostel

If you are travelling to Siberia and want to meet like-minded friendly people Z hostel is the place for you. We offer modern, fully equipped private and shared accommodations. A dishwasher, a dryer, long-term storage room are all free of charge for our guests. All beds are at least 2 meters long. Ou...
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Berry-Hostel

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Berry-Hostel

Berry-Hostel offers low prices, high level of compliance with international standards and of course our smiles will really delight our guests who are constantly returning to Berry - hostel. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Nizhny Novgorod. Berry-Hostel is located in a sepa...
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Vyborg Hostel

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Vyborg Hostel

Welcom to Vyborg hostel open in Winter 2011!! Best comfortable cheap accomodation in Vyborg - one of the historical centres of Russia and Saint-Petersburg. We offer you for free: many FREE facilities: wifi, common computer, maps and guides, towels and bed linen, hairdryer and an iron. And...
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Admiralty Hostel

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Admiralty Hostel

'Admiralty Hostel ' is a budget hostel situated in the heart of St Petersburg. Its cozy rooms, friendly team and convenient location will make your holidays in the cultural capital of Russia completely unforgettable! 'Admiralty Hostel' contains 6 rooms: Twins (with two separate beds), Double roo...
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ID Hostel Rostov on Don

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ID Hostel Rostov on Don

ID Hostel Rostov-on-Don is located in the center of Rostov on Don. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box and a laptop safe. ID Hostel Rostov-on-Don is located in the center of Rostov on Don. 5 minutes to...
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Whose suitcase? - Chei Chemodan?

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Whose suitcase? - Chei Chemodan?

Hostel «Chei Chemodan? - Whose suitcase? is the translation) is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, just a minute's walk from the Moscovskii vokzal railway station. From our windows overlook Ploshad Vosstania and whole Nevsky Prospect street ending with the spire of the Admiralty. The host...
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Vitamin Hostel

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Vitamin Hostel

Vitamin hostel was opened in 2013. It is located in the heart of the city in 181 years old historical building, steps from “Sennaya” square and three metro stations, within a short walking distance from main St. Petersburg attractions. In addition, one can find a range of museum, cathedrals, shops,...
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Everest hostel

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Everest hostel

Hostel Everest is nice young hostel located in heart of town, very close to railway station (370 meters) and center (300 meters). We offer comfortable beds, free social parking and free WiFi. Go to Bolshaya Moskovskaya street. 88, to the other side of that building. The entrance is in the courtya...
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Chickadee Hostel

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Chickadee Hostel

Cozy hostel in historical building right in the center of St. Petersburg is specially made by us for those who like adventure, new city, love, and who made it to our distant and mysterious country. The fully equipped kitchen will allow you to prepare your own favourite dishes away from their native...
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GooDHoliday

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GooDHoliday

The address provided on hostelworld is the legal address, but the actual address of the hostel is on Moskovskiy Pr. 14-1. The door to the hostel is located to the left of the restaurant EXPRESS СТОЛОВАЯ. There is a small sign by the door that says “Good Holiday Hostel.” To call the reception, press...
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Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya

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Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya

Free WiFi access is available at Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and a games room. Moskovsky Train Station and Nevsky Prospekt are within a 10-minute drive of Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya. Pulkovo International Airport is 25 km away. Vybo...
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Strawberry Duck Moscow

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Strawberry Duck Moscow

Strawberry Duck is a network of hostels located in 2 capitals of Russia. The first hostel was opened in the very centre of Moscow and became the largest similar project in the city.We can talk for a long time about the cosiness, comfort and convenience of the hostel location of course but it is more...
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Baby Lemonade Hostel

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Baby Lemonade Hostel

Since 2011 when Baby Lemonade opened its doors, we became one of the most well-known and reliable hostels in St. Petersburg. We love our city and we want our guests to feel the same - this is a unique place indeed, and our main goal is to make sure you will take with yourself only positive impressio...
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52°17

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52°17' Travelcenter & Guesthouse

We offer our assistance and comfy accommodation to every traveller in Irkutsk. Our guesthouse is located in the building of 19th century in the very center of historical Old Town area. Our guesthouse has everything necessary for your comfortable stay: clean blankets, read light at every bed, 24-hou...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Russia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Russia.

If you're already planning to visit Russia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Surroundings.

And The Church of the Ascension, built in 1532, stands on the high bank of the Moskva River.  It is one of the first churches of tent-like variety in Russia. In 1994, along with the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, the church was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Olga Kamkina

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and the Christmas Church.

In the morning we went to see the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin – this is the main attraction of the city. The construction of the Kremlin began in the 16th century, the walls of which were supposed to protect the city from the raids of the Tatars. The walls are two kilometers long with 12 towers, previously there were 13. At the moment on the territory of the Kremlin are the authorities, art museum, philharmonic society, eternal fire and other places. From May to November, visitors can walk along the wall of the Kremlin, from «Dmitrievskaya» to the «Zachatskaya» Tower and back. For me, it was the longest route on the walls of the Kremlin in Russia. After dinner, we went to see another sight, the Christmas Church.

Julia Zhitskaya

Moscow weekend: two great days in Russian capital

This song was very popular in Russia some decades ago and still comes to my mind when I hear something about Moscow. To be honest, that was my first time in the capital of my country, despite the fact that I have already traveled a lot abroad. I decided to visit this megalopolis and form my own opinion because usually people are divided into two groups: haters or fans, there is no neutrality. Well, I can confess that I am now the biggest fan. Let’s start.

Xena

Russia to Slovenia by car

This summer we went to Slovenia by our car. The way from Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) to Ribnica (Slovenia) was long, about 4 days, but amazing!  The route ran through Byelorussia, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. We visited interesting cities and places and fell in love with Poland (I tell you about it later…). You can see it on the map below.

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Russian Golden Ring. Suzdal.

Visiting Russian tourists are usually limited to Moscow and St. Petersburg. But I want to tell you about the Golden Ring – a necklace of ancient Russian cities around Moscow.

Elena Avilova

Real winter? Snowboarding in Urals and just visiting Russia.

Have you ever seen a real winter? With loads of snow and freezing weather, so that you come out of the house and in 5 minutes return with red cheeks and nose? Welcome to the area of Russian mountains – city called Perm.

Stacey

Volgograd- unique historical city of Russia

Volgograd- unique historical city of Russia Today I want to tell you about an amazing city of Russia, called Volgograd. Volgograd  became famous and historical value because of the Battle of Stalingrad in Second World War. So it is one of the biggest historical city in Russia located in the South-East European part of Russia.  And now I want to show you this city with his spirit of patriotism.

Daria Velezesina

Kamchatka: Prepare Yourselves for Authentic Russia

Kamchatka is one of the places that are worth to be called  the edge of the earth. And it’s one of the most authentic places in Russia. Wild virgin nature, a combination of different climate zones, active volcanos, geysers, hospitality of the locals – all this makes it one of the best attractions not only in Russia but in the world. Besides, it’s the unique place where you can face to the most famous stereotypes about Russia (vodka, caviar, bears)

Daria Bolshakova

Zelenogradsk: the best resort on the Baltic Sea

I would like to start my first article about the place I was born, about the place where dreams come true and crumble – Zelenogradsk. Is it possible to get by chance in this city? If you are not from Russia or Germany (Zelenogradsk was a German city until 1946), then most likely not. When you are planning a trip to the most western part of Russia called Kaliningrad region, you will choose the main city of it with lots of tourist and historical attractions – Kaliningrad.  If you search in google about Kaliningrad region, the first thing that you get in your eyes is that the region accounts for 80% of the world’s amber reserves. Amber, among the people just a sun-stone, it is a hardened gum of the oldest coniferous trees. It is also likely that you will find information that Kaliningrad region, or rather, Kaliningrad, has preserved the spirit of wartime. There are many German homes, where every corner steeped in history. So we can talk endlessly about Kaliningrad. But this is just a centre of the region, where we collected from the whole region amazing things: amber, history, photographs of the sea, a special atmosphere and packed it all in decorative boxes-museums, memorials, monuments, Europeanized streets for tourists and so on. In case you want to know where wonders are born, where you can settle and not leaving your room to enjoy the best sunsets, which are followed and admired by even the most sophisticated travellers, where you can walk along the coast of a sea to collect a whole handful of sun-stone. I can give you an answer – Zelenogradsk. The city is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea only twenty-four kilometres north-west of Kaliningrad. In 1999 Zelenogradsk is recognized as a resort of federal importance, specializing in balneotherapy. And indeed, the city enjoys the status of a health resort, a place for ill patients with bronchopulmonary diseases and problems associated with joints. Mud baths, mineral water, clean sea air full of iodine do its magic thing.

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Sviyazhsk: unhappy reality of the magic Island.

Surely, almost all foreign travelers can say that Russia is well-known as a country of severe winters and dense forests. But this is the common opinion. What about discovering some new sides of Russia? I would like to tell you about a place, which is not crowded with tourists for ages, like Moscow or Saint-Petersburg. The story will be about Sviyazhsk, a town situated on the river Volga and permeated with the aesthetic cultural atmosphere.

Kate Granovskaya

Saint-Petersburg: walking the streets like a local

Saint-Petersburg is the most “European” city of Russia and also the one that was named the best tourist destination in Europe twice. I myself am particularly glad to know that, working as a tour guide. But this time I don’t want to tell you about “tourist” stuff, there is plenty of info about that around. I would like you to see where the locals hang out. As “the city of the crazy” we have pretty much anything you would like to visit. So, let’s start with the most important things.

Fatima Tautieva

Three perfect weeks in Saint Petersburg

My first long-awaited trip to Russia took place in a graceful city of Peter the Great, second-largest Russian city. It is a city of rich history and world-class cultural heritage. I chose the most amazing time for visiting Saint Petersburg, as well as the most crowded by tourists, unfortunately. It is a time of the White Nights: long days, short white nights, series of cultural performances beginning with opera and ballet at Mariinsky Theater, ending with pop concerts at the Palace Square.

vasilyss

The best places in Russia: magic of the Moscow metro

One of the best places in Russia for tourists  is Moscow. And one of the most interesting places of our capital is the Moscow metro. When the revolution took place in Russia, the main idea was that everything in our country now belongs to the people. And if before the palaces belonged to the aristocracy, now the people must have their own palaces. Therefore, the metro stations of the capital became palaces for all the residents and guests of the city, all the passengers of the Moscow metro. And I must say that this plan was quite successful. There are special excursions for tourists in the Moscow metro. Let’s do our walking in Moscow and also make such a tour. And it will cost us 50 rubles ($0.8). This the price of a ticket in the Moscow metro, regardless of the number of stops and transfer from one line to another.

Evgeny Kulkov

Russia : The coldest country in the world

Undoubtedly, Russia is one of the coldest places in the world and it was a crazy idea to visit the country in December. Just like us, the temperature refused to be positive ? Anyhow, we spent the last week of 2015 in the chilly city of Saint Petersburg and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience.

Palak Kohli

Sviyazhsk: unhappy reality of the magic Island.

Surely, almost all foreign travelers can say that Russia is well-known as a country of severe winters and dense forests. But this is the common opinion. What about discovering some new sides of Russia? I would like to tell you about a place, which is not crowded with tourists for ages, like Moscow or Saint-Petersburg. The story will be about Sviyazhsk, a town situated on the river Volga and permeated with the aesthetic cultural atmosphere.

Kate Granovskaya

Kamchatka: 7 Reasons to fly to the end of the world

Kamchatka is a peninsula in the Far-eastern Russia, right across the Pacific Ocean from Alaska, not far from Japan. It’s also the land of fire-breathing mountains, pure ice-cold water springs, hot thermal bathing pools, wild animals and pristine, untouched nature. If you wish to feel connected to the world around you and experience nature at its purest, Kamchatka is the place to go. Although travelling to this remote place can be rather expensive, here are at least 7 reasons why spending your vacation in Kamchatka can become the experience of a lifetime:

Katia G

Volgograd- unique historical city of Russia

Volgograd- unique historical city of Russia Today I want to tell you about an amazing city of Russia, called Volgograd. Volgograd  became famous and historical value because of the Battle of Stalingrad in Second World War. So it is one of the biggest historical city in Russia located in the South-East European part of Russia.  And now I want to show you this city with his spirit of patriotism.

Daria Velezesina

Three perfect weeks in Saint Petersburg

My first long-awaited trip to Russia took place in a graceful city of Peter the Great, second-largest Russian city. It is a city of rich history and world-class cultural heritage. I chose the most amazing time for visiting Saint Petersburg, as well as the most crowded by tourists, unfortunately. It is a time of the White Nights: long days, short white nights, series of cultural performances beginning with opera and ballet at Mariinsky Theater, ending with pop concerts at the Palace Square.

vasilyss

Moscow weekend: two great days in Russian capital

This song was very popular in Russia some decades ago and still comes to my mind when I hear something about Moscow. To be honest, that was my first time in the capital of my country, despite the fact that I have already traveled a lot abroad. I decided to visit this megalopolis and form my own opinion because usually people are divided into two groups: haters or fans, there is no neutrality. Well, I can confess that I am now the biggest fan. Let’s start.

Xena

Russia : The coldest country in the world

Undoubtedly, Russia is one of the coldest places in the world and it was a crazy idea to visit the country in December. Just like us, the temperature refused to be positive ? Anyhow, we spent the last week of 2015 in the chilly city of Saint Petersburg and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience.

Palak Kohli

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