Sometimes hotels and hostels can feel a little impersonal when travelling, and therefore staying in a home can often be the best way to relax after a long day of sightseeing. So whether you’re in Kazan for Russia 2018 or just taking a look at all the city’s sights, here are the best Airbnbs in town.
Central flat on Bauman Street
In a beautiful neo-classical apartment block, this clean, modern and spacious flat can accommodate up to four people. Two bedrooms feed into an open-plan living space that has a balcony that looks out onto street life. There is also a shared courtyard and secure parking in the back. Its central location means all the the sights and action of Bauman Street are a casual stroll away. Right near the Tukaya Square metro station, it’s also well connected by public transport.
VIP apartment near the Kremlin
This apartment, which can accommodate up to four people, is light and breezy and has some pretty decadent bedroom suites for you to enjoy. It is big and spacious and close to supermarkets, restaurants and shops. It is also a stone’s throw away from the historic Kremlin and all of the major sights like the world-class Hermitage and the splendid Kul-Sharif Mosque. It also comes with secure parking.
Central cosy studio
While this exposed brick apartment can fit up to four people, it is a studio, so four guests will be close living. Still, it is a stylish, clean-lines retreat in a modern apartment block in the heart of the city. Situated near Tukaya Square metro station, it is well connected by public transport. Also close by are several theatres including the Puppet Theatre and Kamala Theatre, as well as the Lake Kaban Embankment and the liveliness of Bauman Street.
Ideal for group bookings
A good option if you are a big group, this apartment can sleep up to eight people. Gaze across the city from your 17th-floor panoramic windows and balconies as you unwind from a day filled with sightseeing. It is close to Kazan Arena and the Riviera Complex, which has a water park and beachside access to the Kazanka River. Also a good option if you’re in town for a game or with children, as supermarkets and amenities are close by.
Modern flat near water park
Filled with plenty of natural light, this bright, spacious and colourful flat can accommodate up to four people with a double bed and a pullout sofa bed. Right on the Riviera Aqua Park, it is also close to Kazan Arena, and so it is also another good option when in town for Russia 2018. Several floors up, it has a great view of the neighbourhood. It also has a big bath – great for relaxing in after a long day of sightseeing.
A charming and cosy flat close to Bauman Street, theatres and universities, it’s only a 15-minute walk to the Kremlin, but you can see the Hermitage from the balcony. Surprisingly quiet for being so close to everything, there are cafés, a supermarket and a park all within walking distance. The host will even provide a transfer service on request.
Stay in the old Tatar settlement
This one-bedroom flat can fit up to five people, right in the heart of the old Tatar settlement. A quiet neighbourhood, the apartment is good for families or people who don’t need to be caught up in the nightlife goings-on of Bauman Street. Also, the apartment is well set up for cooking at home. Despite being cosy, quiet and homely, it is only a 10-15 minutes’ walk from the central action.
Cosy and quiet
Filled with décor and memorabilia collected from the host’s own travels and paintings she made herself, this delightful and cosy apartment can sleep up to four people. Also in the historic old Tatar settlement, it’s an easy walk to all the action, while still being quiet in the evening. The flat is close to bike rentals by the lake and only five minutes’ walk to the nearest metro station.