Best hotels and hostels in Bishkek

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    Asia Mountains

    Hidden between rail tracks and apartment blocks, this delightful 19-room getaway is striking for its gardens and birdsong. Sun-drenched communal spaces include an open kitchen/sitting room with help-yourself hot drinks and a splendid central fireplace. Spacious rooms at the co-owned, similarly priced Asia Mountains-2 might be more comfortable, but the second campus doesn't quite have the atmosphere of the original.

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    Southside B&B

    Run by the American couple behind Iron Horse Nomads, this comfy B&B's Central Asian styling and on-site sauna are an oasis from the hectic centre of Bishkek.

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    BUGU Hotel

    From the rustic log-cabin style common space to the airy rooms, this boutique hotel gives off a vibe somewhere between 'modern nomad' and 'Scandinavian chic'.

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    Umai Hotel

    The eight plain, high-ceilinged, en-suite rooms are very fair value, and are set in a walled garden so peaceful that getting anyone to let you in might require making a phone call. English and German are spoken. The narrow access road heads north from Leningrad (Bayalinov) beside number 53 (between Panfilov and Orozbekov), where marshrutka 121 from Soviet will stop.

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    Apple Hostel

    The large common space and guest-accessible kitchen are in the best international style, and the attached cafeteria serves up cheap and tasty local dishes (and can organise cooking classes). The location just beside the main bus station is convenient for overnights between trips, while ever-affable proprietor Aigul provides plenty of tips on what to do for longer stays in Bishkek.

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    Silk Road Lodge

    Spread over five floors, the 28 spacious rooms each have safe, kitchenette and superclean bathrooms. The basement hides a 3m by 6m swimming pool. Credit cards accepted, 20% off-season discounts are possible, and rates include breakfast plus airport transfers. The entrance is off Koyenkovoz, a small street one block west of the stadium. In-house tour agents are extremely helpful.

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    Hostel312

    Bright rooms and friendly English-speaking staff recommend this hostel in the south of Bishkek's centre, near the Vefa Center. Long-term residents of a month or more can expect significant discounts, as low as 8000som per month for dorms and 12000/16000som per month for singles/doubles. Rates do not include breakfast, and all rooms share a handful of bathrooms per floor.

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    Hotel Evropa

    This small new business-boutique hotel with glass elevator uses classic floral-heraldic motifs to add interest to the rooms' stylishly minimal design. Breakfast (included) is served downstairs at Ratatouille (www.ratatouille.kg), arguably Bishkek's best French restaurant. Airport pickup is also included in the room price.

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    Urmat Ordo

    Less glitzy and more central than most new midrange business places. The standard rooms are functional but the lux suites are a big improvement, with thick pile carpets and pleasant, almost cohesive, beige-brown decor. For longer stays, there are apartment rentals available off-site at the intersection of Manas and Kiev.

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    De'Mar Hotel

    Fairly standard hotel rooms with all the usual amenities in a convenient quiet location in the centre of the city. Half-lux rooms (extra space) and suites (separate living areas) are available for an additional US$10/20 above the base rates. Discounts of 10-15% are available for longer stays.

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    Capsule Hotel

    Billing itself as the first capsule hotel in Central Asia, 20 individually lockable sleeping spaces all with locker and power plugs are cramped but comfortable and include towels and toiletries. Breakfast is 200som extra. Enter via Linenaya, across from the gas station.

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    Smart Hotel

    Clean and well run by a friendly English speaking staff, this pair of new towers (five and eight storey) is functional and spacious, and offers complementary extras including bike rental, sauna, spa, and breakfast in a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city.

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    Shah Palace

    Roomy digs in a quiet residential section of the city centre are available in this hotel owned by local tour company C.A.T. Airport transfers are free for guests staying four nights or more.

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    Garden Hotel

    Friendly service and clean, cosy rooms make this a nice option out of the city centre, but with transport connections on nearby Sovietskaya to anywhere in Bishkek. Discounts of up to 20% are possible in the low season.

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    Lotus Guesthouse

    The extremely friendly family that runs this cosy two-storey guesthouse make stays a delight, and tasty breakfasts are a welcome start to each day. Not much English spoken, but that never seems to be a problem here.

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    Park Hotel

    Fronted by neoclassical columns, this discrete 34-room hotel has relatively stylish rooms fitted with flat-screen TVs, minibar and safe. Pool and sauna access are included, and discounts of up to 20% are possible.

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    Compass Hostel

    We'd point you to Compass Hostel for the central location, and it's definitely on the right course, with bright rooms and a complimentary breakfast. The three double rooms all have shared baths.

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    Grand Hotel

    The overload of sparkling glitz and kitschy nouveau-riche decor is almost comical in this quiet yet reasonably central hotel for business travellers. Rooms feel a bit dated, but comfortable.

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    Hotel Rich

    Good value for its genre of nouveau-riche glitz, the rooms are fair sized and not as dazzling as the red-gold of the foyer. A glass-walled gym sits on the large communal upper-floor balcony.

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    Central Hostel

    The 10-bed dorms can feel a little busy, but private rooms are great and the location can't be beaten; plus there's a small outdoor space out the front that's great for a quiet evening.