Minsk is a delightful city for the traveler – whether here for business or leisure, the city boasts many activities and sights. With over one hundred hotels, it can be hard to know where to stay on your visit to the Belarusian capital. This list compiles the best centrally located accommodation choices and includes a range of luxurious spa hotels, backpacker hostels and mid-range options.
Right beside Lenin Square in the heart of Minsk‘s central business area, Hotel Minsk was one of the first major hotels in the city and still maintains a fantastic reputation. The hotel occupies a prominent corner and is attached to a casino, restaurant and nightclub. The hotel offers standard single or double rooms, along with more elegant and expensive suites and apartments. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free parking. All rooms are air conditioned, with free toiletries and bottled water. There is a spa complex on-site with massages available. Drinks are served at the bar in the lobby, and the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reception is open 24 hours, and room service can be ordered at any time.
Budget backpackers love the social vibe at Loft Hostel in Minsk. There is a cosy common area for mingling, and a kitchen that includes a fridge, a microwave, cookware, dishware and utensils for cooking. Tours can be arranged by the staff on reception. There are cosy beds in dorm rooms in typical backpacker style. The hostel has free Wi-Fi throughout. Bathrooms are shared and cleaned daily. The hostel has a quirky series of maps on the wall where visitors pin their home city. The hostel is well located near some of the sights in the city and the Ploshchad Yakuba Kolasa metro station.
Hotel Yubileiny is a superb mid-range hotel located down by the river and within walking distance of the parks and the Island of Tears. It is a large 13-storey hotel with 239 rooms, three bars, a casino and a restaurant. There is a buffet breakfast available daily for a surcharge. For business guests, there are meeting rooms and a conference centre. All rooms have air conditioning, a mini-bar, an LCD television and a telephone. Wi-Fi is free throughout the building, and each room also has a desk. Toiletries are free, and parking is available.
Hotel Europe is a truly elegant and stylish hotel that is perfect for those with a bigger budget and looking for some pure class and relaxation when visiting Minsk. Here, you can enjoy the luxury of a full service spa including a sauna, massages and an indoor pool. There are two bars and an exquisite restaurant serving top-notch Polish food. There is a buffet breakfast daily for a surcharge. The hotel is popular with business clients, and there is plenty of conference space, as well as meeting rooms and a business centre. The hotel also hosts events and weddings, and the staff are multilingual. There is an ATM on-site, a library and a few designated smoking areas. All rooms have a mini-bar, air conditioning, a LCD television and a telephone. There is a desk and free Wi-Fi in every room. Bottled water is also free, and you can get free newspapers daily in the lobby area.
President Hotel in the Lenin District is one of the most stylish in Minsk. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a spa tub, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness centre and full spa treatments and services. The hotel also caters for business clients as it has meeting rooms and a business centre. There are restaurants and bars on the ground floor where a buffet breakfast is available daily for a surcharge. All rooms are modern and pristine and come equipped with air conditioning, a mini-bar, a television and a telephone. There is free Wi-Fi in every room and a desk. Toiletries and free, as is bottled water. President Hotel occupies a central location near Gorky Park.
Hotel Sport Time in Minsk is a nice mid-budget options with no frills. The hotel has 130 rooms, and breakfast is included in the room price. For business guests, there is a 24-hour business centre, a meeting room and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have free toiletries, a desk, free Wi-Fi and a television. Rooms are basic but clean, cosy and well maintained. As the title of the hotel suggests, it’s also a great place for watching sports. The sociable bar has Belarusian beers on tap and shows live sports including football and volleyball. The café also serves up great coffee and is open to the public.
The stunning Renaissance Hotel is part of the Marriott Hotel Group and makes for a cosy and luxurious stay in the heart of Minsk. The hotel boasts an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna and a full fitness centre. Business clients can make use of the hotel’s business centre, office space and meeting room. Staff speak multiple languages, and there are free daily newspapers in the lobby. Each room has air conditioning, a mini-bar and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Breakfast is not included in the room price, but bottled water is free in every room. All rooms also have a television, a desk, a telephone and free Wi-Fi. There is an ATM inside the hotel.