Sleeping in budget accommodation stretches your travel dollar further, and in a city like Kazan there are a wealth of museums, galleries, restaurants and bars to discover. If you’re visiting to see the Kul Sharif Mosque in the Kazan Kremlin, exploring Tatarstan or just backpacking through Russia and want a cheap deal, check out these affordable hotels and hostels.
This bright, cheap, clean hostel is right across the road from the main station. It has 43 smoke-free rooms and multilingual staff, who are happy to help out with local tips. Close to the central market and the Kremlin, it’s also not far away from Bauman Street – where many of Kazan’s popular cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs are to be found.
This budget hotel is clean and central. Close to the Kremlin, it’s a stroll across the Kazanka River to the Kazan Family Centre. The location means guests are in the heart of the city and so sightseeing is made easy. It’s close to the city’s main landmarks – plus art galleries and museums – and to Bauman Street, making it well-connected with public transport, should you want to venture out further.
Happy House Hostel is convenient and cheap, with colourful, cheerful dorms that have a casual, social hostel air to them. It’s good for solo travellers, those on a budget or for tourists who just want to soak up as much of the city as they can – without spending hand over fist for a place to sleep. All the buzz of Bauman Street is nearby, as are all the central sights, including the Soviet Lifestyle Museum. The stadium is also easily reached by public transport.
This hotel is well kitted-out for children – with a free kids’ club and multiple playrooms, Hotel Nogai is a top pick if travelling with family. Its central location means the Kremlin, central market and the sports stadium are all close by. It offers a range of sleeping options, from spacious family apartments to stylish doubles. With a spa, sauna, gym, two restaurants, a cafe and a karaoke club, nights spent in the hotel will be as fun as a night on the town.
Zita Whalley contributed additional reporting to this article.