Best hotels and hostels in The Urals

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Yekaterinburg

    Hotel Tsentralny

    Opened in 1928, this historic hotel is housed in a grand art nouveau building in the heart of town and has seen its fair share of celebrity guests. It has 98 excellent business-class and standard rooms and eating and nightlife options are never far away. Trolleybuses 1 and 9 are among the many going to the hotel from the train station. The hotel also acts as a museum, with photo displays on floors three to five. Guests and visitors can book a historical excursion through the hotel grounds, which costs R200 and takes approximately 30 minutes.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Yekaterinburg

    Red Star Hostel

    This excellent hostel opened in 2014 and has quickly established itself as a comfortable, very professionally run place, with 44 beds divided among male, female and mixed dorms, and a double with a large bed. It can do registration. Take trolleybus 1 or 9 from the train station to stop Kuybsheva.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Yekaterinburg

    Hotel Chekhov

    Hotel Chekhov offers modern, stylishly furnished rooms that make good use of exposed brick in a historic building. Take bus 23 from the train station to TRTs Grinvich.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre

    This excellent four-star chain hotel in the centre has variable rates and good deals online. Rooms are clean and comfortable and service always comes with a smile. The easiest way from the station is trolleybus 1 or 9 to ul Rozy Lyuksemburg stop.

  • Lodging in Ufa

    Hotel Azimut

    Located 5km from the central area, Azimut is a comfortable, contemporary hotel with good connections to the centre and train station. Two excellent places are very close by: the restaurant Burzhuika and the live-music pub Rock's Cafe. Take buses or marshrutka 226, 249 or 290 from the centre or 74 from the train station to stop 'Gossovet' (Госсовет).

  • Lodging in Eastern Bashkortostan

    Etnotur Irandik

    Etnotur Irandik, about 20km from the town of Sibay, offers travellers the opportunity to live life like the Bashkir nomads used to, sleeping in yurts (summertime only) and traditional wooden houses and enjoying country life among the local people. Activities span everything from hiking to horse riding to sampling kumis – a popular regional drink made from fermented horse milk.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    Tenet Hotel

    Opened in 2016, this hotel is conveniently located in the centre of town and attracts a mostly business crowd. The design is contemporary with nods to the city’s history through black-and-white photographs spread throughout the building. The restaurant, too, draws on this concept, with old classic Russian dishes vamped up with a modern twist.

  • Lodging in Eastern Bashkortostan

    Abzakovo Bungalo Club

    This popular resort has skiing in winter months and is located 20km along the road towards Ufa from Lake Bannoyeis. Prices are for the summer season and can double in winter. Abzakovo (also called Novoabzakovo), is not to be confused with the small village of Abzakovo even further down the road.

  • Lodging in Ufa

    Hostel Afrika

    This hostel run by a Russian couple is used to putting up foreigners. Rooms are bright and there's a communal kitchen. It doesn't do registrations. Bus 74 runs here to the stop Park im Yakutova (Парк им. Якутова) from the train station.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    Live Hotel

    A newcomer to Yekaterinburg, this large and modern complex includes a hotel, a hostel, a communal work space and a conference centre. Rooms in both the hostel and hotel are clean and comfortable, with pops of colour freshening up the design.

  • Lodging in Ufa

    Hotel Bashkiria

    Recently renovated, Hotel Bashkiria offers a comfortable and convenient stay in the centre of town.

  • Lodging in Eastern Bashkortostan

    Turbaza Malinovka

    Located 10km away from Beloretsk (R400 by taxi; call 347-922 4155) under the Malinovaya (Raspberry) mountain, this place has several log houses sleeping up to about 17 people, plus a two-to-four-person dacha. There's a sauna on site and it offers a range of tours, including two-horse rides, jeep tours, rafting and hiking. If you contact the lodge directly staff can stitch together a package for you.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    Marins Park Hotel

    Marins Park has successfully reinvented itself as a modern congress hotel; all rooms are small, and while renovation in the cheaper ones is simply a coat of pastel paint, others have been thoroughly updated. It has two enormous advantages: it's right across the road from the train station, and it has free same-day laundry service.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    Hotel Park Vista

    Rooms are large and excellent value. The only downsides of this minihotel owned by a local metals-cutting company are the minimal service and that breakfast is a couple of wearily fried eggs and a cup of tea in the 24-hour Azeri eatery downstairs. Bring your own coffee. Take tram 21 from the train station to TsPKiO (ЦПКиО).

  • Lodging in Eastern Bashkortostan

    Sanatorium Yubileyny

    Located in Lake Bannoye (Yakhty-Kul in Bashkir), 43km from Magnitogorsk, this large health resort has a surplus of activities available for both adults and kids.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    Park Inn

    Offers rooms with cheering colour schemes and all the amenities you would expect for the price. Bus 1 from the train station stops at Dom Kino close by.

  • Lodging in Ufa

    Hotel Agidel

    Rooms are comfortable, tastefully furnished and fully renovated in this centrally located hotel almost opposite Gostinny Dvor.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    HHotel Apartments

    Very centrally located apartments in new buildings for short stays of a couple of days or more.

  • Lodging in Yekaterinburg

    Transhotel Yekaterinburg

    A small and friendly hotel behind the Novotel, but fittings are a little long in the tooth.