Hotels and districts of Nizhny Novgorod where to stay
Hotels and accommodation in Nizhny Novgorod
In Nizhny Novgorod, a large number of accommodation options ranging from budget hostels with basic amenities to four and five star hotels. Prices for decent accommodation in hostels starts from 400 rubles per bed, but can be found for 200 rubles, but it will be "infested" with poor sanitation and no hot water. A double room in a good hotel costs from 3000 rubles.
Keep in mind that most hotels in the Lower has no official "star" qualification. But its absence does not mean that the hotel is bad. Simply, many budget hotels do not bother to assign categories, so the choice should rely on the rating from the guests and read their reviews.
If you want to save money and maintain comfort, it makes sense to stay in a rented apartment for a short period. If you are traveling with children, renting an apartment is generally the best option, since the number of rooms in the hotels consists mainly of double rooms. Almost all lodging has a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, most apartments have Wi-Fi or wired Internet access, TV. Apartments are rented for a period of 1 day, and you can find them through ads or AirBnB. Prices start from 1200 rubles for the apartment per day. If you are renting for 1-2 days, then the price will be higher, as well as with quadruple occupancy, but in any case will be cheaper than staying in a hotel. In the period of almost any holidays the price increases, the available apartments are difficult to find. On new year's eve prices can jump twice.
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The choice of where to stay in Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod is a fairly large city, divided by the Oka river into two parts, and in 8 districts, so tourists are wondering what area is best to stay during a tourist trip.
The best place to stay – of course, touristic (historic center), which is centered around Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod region (Kremlin on the map). It is advisable to stay in such place, to the Kremlin and the main pedestrian Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street can be reached on foot in 10-15 minutes (Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street on the map). The ideal option is to stay at all along the pedestrian Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, but the prices are much higher than even a 10-minute walk away. Note that in the tourist district, particularly along Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, almost no supermarkets and the usual shops with cheap products.
If the budget is very limited, you can look for accommodation in other areas, but keep in mind the proximity to public transport. Best of all, of course, to settle near the metro. Good option – near the railway station, which is a kind of commercial centre (the concentration of markets, shopping centres, supermarkets).
If you come to Nizhny Novgorod on your car before ordering rooms/reservations ask about the Parking issues, because this is a big problem here, especially in the tourist district.