Must-see hotels in Altai

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    Hostel Arbuz

    The rooms and dorms here might be small, but this is still one of the better hostels in southwest Siberia. The shared bathrooms are unusually impressive …

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    Kochenik Campsite

    Sweet little riverside camping ground and hotel with simple wooden tent-shaped cabins (shared bathrooms) and a fewer posher, self-contained rooms. There's…

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    Gostinitsa na Starom Meste

    For those few people who come to Biysk specifically to see the sights, 'Hotel in an Old Place', opposite an 1882 brick building in the middle of the quiet…

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    Hotel Altai

    In an early 1940s building with elements of artdeco to it, this solid midrange hotel has heaps of old-fashioned charm including a grand, sweeping…

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    The idyllic Vityaz, 5km south of Manzherok, has cosy log cabins right on the Katun River where it will just be you, the trees, the river and a couple of…

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    At the rear of the bus station, Igman is by far the best place to stay in town. Perfect location, good service and spacious rooms at reasonable prices –…

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    Hotel Tsentralnaya

    There's exceptional value to be found at this homely guesthouse at the far western end of the main drag. The rooms are comfortable, if time-worn, and it's…

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    Maryin Ostrov Eco Resort

    The most exclusive (and yes, okay, expensive) address in the region, many of the beautiful cottages here have natural features such as jagged boulders…

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    Usadba Stary Zamok

    This sweetly kitsch little ‘castle’ has more of a log-cabin feel, with woody, fragrant rooms – some with lake views – opening to shared terraces. The…

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    Hotel Barnaul

    This thoroughly modernised 12-storey block near the train station is exactly what you would expect from a former Soviet hulk – clean and efficient, but…

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    Turkomplex Manzherok

    This well-organised holiday complex just north of Manzherok sits behind a mock-Cossack stockade in a riverbank pine grove. The cheaper rooms have toilets…

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    Hotel Aya

    There's something of a ski resort look to this large hotel complex just south of Aya. However, the rooms are comfortable and functional, the waterside…

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    Hotel Artybash

    The most modern hotel in the area, the Artybash has pretty uninspiring rooms, but some have great views of the Biya River. There's friendly English…

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    Hotel Central

    Recently overhauled, this former Soviet landmark hotel now offers dashing rooms in dark hues. As with almost every former Soviet pile, the rooms are small…

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    Royal Comfort

    Large resort-style complex with spacious but dated rooms that have a gorgeous line in pink shower curtains. There are also some more appealing wooden…

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    Rasul Hotel

    This hotel, just off the Chuysky Trakt on the northeast side of the river, brings a lick of style to down-at-heel Kosh-Agach with its big, bright rooms…

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    Hotel Sibir

    This smart business hotel is built almost to international standards. It has a plum position, large subtly toned rooms, a prime breakfast buffet and…

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    Areda 2-3

    Delightfully situated several kilometres southeast of Chemal, down a narrow wooded country lane and beside a twisting, bubbling river, the Areda 2-3 has…

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    Zarya Hotel

    Popular with bikers on a budget because of its central location just off the Chuysky Trakt and its nice kitchen. The rooms are quite basic, although some…

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    Hotel Alexander House

    On the third floor of a run-down shopping centre just next to the bus station, the Alexander House has large and very orange rooms with bathrooms that are…