Jan. 30, 2018

What are my options for accommodation in Russia?

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10 months, 1 week ago

All host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup have a wide range of traditional hotels, from budget-friendly to luxury options. Here, you can usually expect services such as free internet and breakfast, but make sure to check the details on your booking site. Many cities also have numerous hostels, but make sure to book early and understand what exact facilities are included there (bedding, internet, towels, lockers). Another popular option is the apartment-sharing site Airbnb.com, where you can rent whole apartments at prices far cheaper than hotel rooms. This option is great if you are staying longer and would like a working kitchen, and from experience, while these apartments are often located in drab Soviet-era buildings, they ooze charm on the inside.  Another option for penny-pinchers is couchsurfing.com, where people let out a spare bed or couch to travelers for free. This can be a fantastic opportunity to get to know some locals, but be very aware of the inherent risks involved in staying with strangers.