The best hostels in Yekaterinburg – a budget holiday in the Urals

A large industrial city, which is a real Ural capital, attracts tourists due to its rich and interesting history, picturesque reserves and mountains, as well as unusual attractions.

And now attention, especially for those who want to explore the Ural Territory, we have compiled a list of inexpensive accommodation options – the best hostels in Yekaterinburg. You can get here both by plane and by train – the city has an international airport and a large railway station.

Hostel Ural Coast

Surrounded by large Orthodox cathedrals and churches, just a year and a half ago, a mini-hotelwas opened, which boasts an excellent location: the main attractions of the city are just a few minutes walk away.

Only rooms with bunk beds for six people are available for reservation. There are separate rooms for men and women, the bathroom and toilet are also shared. Each room has a seating area and a dining area where you can go about your business in peace.

“Ural Coast” is perfect for active travelers – here they offer to book various walking tours around the city and are ready to show the most interesting hiking routes. For guests who have rented a car, a parking space is allocated in the guarded parking lot. For children, there is a safe playground outside the building.

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Guests can make use of the equipped kitchenette, where they can easily prepare breakfast, a snack or a full lunch and dinner. Within a radius of two hundred meters from the building you can find a lot of restaurants and cafes.

Anton, Kursk: “New establishment, fresh renovation, clean rooms. Inside there is an atmosphere of comfort – as if you are visiting friends. The staff is helpful and friendly. It was always quiet – no one was making noise or slopping, so everyone slept well. There is always tea and coffee in the kitchen in the public lounge.”

«Rus – Ekaterinburg»

Many travelers highly note the location of the institution – in the heart of the Ural city, near museums, temples and a large sports complex, which can be easily reached on foot.

The hostel has hotel rooms of two different categories – a common six-bed apartment and a double suite of economy class. The institution is perfect for those who want to travel on a budget, and for those who are looking for comfortable conditions for an affordable price.

On the territory there is a free guarded parking where you can leave the car, a library with a large selection of books, a games room for small children. For employees on a business trip, the service of providing fax and photocopying equipment, as well as high-speed Internet, will be useful. On request, the staff can leave your suitcases for a while in a closed guarded room.

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Guests can use the kitchen, which is located in the lounge: it provides all the necessary appliances, utensils and basic products. Those who do not want to stand at the stove on vacation, you only need to go outside the building – there are many interesting restaurants and coffee shops in the area.

Daria, Kazan: “The premises are spacious, it is comfortable to relax here, despite the fact that there are many strangers. Inside it is cozy – thanks to the staff who created such a friendly atmosphere. If you need to check in a little earlier than you should, you will definitely meet you halfway. “

Hostel Champion

The mini-hotel was opened in the center of the Ural large city almost five years ago and during this time managed to get a lot of positive feedback from satisfied tourists – nearby is the main sports complex, picturesque temples and various museums and entertainment venues.

The small number of rooms of the object has two categories of suites: general studios (separately for men or women) and a regular double suite. When booking, it is necessary to take into account that all types of accommodation are not equipped with their own bathroom – bath / shower and toilet are in the public area.

The “Champion” focuses on family services and entertainment for children: there is a safe outdoor playground and an area with toys indoors, board games and books for kids are available on request, which will allow parents to temporarily occupy young travelers. Older guests can enjoy access to the conference room and airport pick-up services.

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The lounge has a small but well-equipped kitchenette, where you can prepare both a snack and a full meal. Near the building there are grocery stores of different price segments and restaurants.

Stanislav, Samara: “Thanks to this place, pastime in Yekaterinburg left only pleasant impressions – the staff is caring and friendly, a nice and neat atmosphere, a cozy atmosphere. The living area even has a play station that you can play in the evenings.”

Skaz Hostel

A small but cozy mini-hotel “Tale” is chosen by those tourists who are focused on a rich cultural life in the Ural capital – nearby is the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Literary Museum and the Sports Palace.

The main advantage of the object is a large selection of different categories of apartments, which can accommodate not only people traveling alone, but also entire families – a standard family suite, an ordinary double room and a bed in a room for four people are available. Some options are equipped with a private bathroom, which is considered an unambiguous plus (it is necessary to clarify with the administrators).

Since “Skaz” provides accommodation options for families with young children, there are many family services offered here – children’s playgrounds with toys, board games and even the opportunity to invite a qualified nanny. Adult guests will be interested in visiting the cinema evenings, periodically held in the building, as well as get acquainted with the routes of walking tours.

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In the dining area on the ground floor there is a small bar where the staff will gladly prepare light snacks and drinks – we advise you to try the aromatic coffee, which is highly appreciated by tourists.

Elena, Moscow: “We stayed here for the weekend, there were no complaints – the noise insulation is good, inside it is quiet and calm, all people treat someone else’s tranquility respectfully. Staff respond quickly to requests. The famous Yeltsin Center is a five-minute walk away – the location is beautiful!”

LasheRi project

A small designer mini-hostel,aimed at young and active tourists from different parts of Russia, attracts guests with its excellent location – the main zoo of the city is open nearby, there are cathedrals and theaters, so you will not be able to get bored here.

The rooms “LaKsheRi” includes several stylishly decorated accommodation options: a bed in a six-bed or quadruple suite (for women or for men) and a double “Deluxe” with its own bathroom and toilet. Extra beds are not available – this must be borne in mind when booking.

Receptionists at the reception work around the clock, so check-in can be made at any time of the day – it does not matter whether you arrived late at night and early in the morning. Each studio has high-speed Wi-Fi, thanks to which you can stay connected even in another area.

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Within a radius of 500 meters from the building there are grocery stores and café-bars, where you can taste delicious dishes of Russian and European cuisine.

Alina, St. Petersburg: “I liked absolutely everything here – it was quiet, cozy, very clean and neat inside, the design of the room is very stylish and unusual. Fresh towels are provided upon check-in. A great option for a weekend trip.”

Hostel Nikolsky

Next to the famous Ural architectural monument – the house of Sevastyanov – there is a designer mini-hotel “Nikolsky”,whose employees are ready to show travelers all the traditions of Russian hospitality.

When booking, guests can choose both a single place in a common studio, and individual apartments of different types: standard or comfort. Private bathrooms/showers are only available in individual suites, this must be borne in mind when making an application.

On the street next to the building there is a guarded car park, the place on which is available on request for a small additional fee.

Receptionists at the reception are ready to register guests around the clock, regardless of how late they arrived. If you need to iron clothes, staff will provide ironing facilities (iron and board).

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Within a radius of one hundred meters from the “Nikolsky” there are many restaurants of Russian and European cuisine, supermarkets and bars. We advise you to visit the famous local institution “Stroganov-Grill”, which is marked by high ratings of visitors.

Marina, Nizhny Novgorod: “A simple but cozy hotel. The design is laconic and ergonomic – inside you can comfortably relax after a busy day, and work (the Internet works and there is a fax and printer). The staff are helpful!”

DoBeDo Hostel

The inn with an unusual name is located right in the historic center of the city, close to public transport and metro stations, as well as the archaeological museum.

Accommodation options are equipped with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay, can be equipped with a personal or shared shower. When making an application, it is possible to choose the type of studio: a bed in a five-bed suite or a separate economy class apartment.

The place is perfect for office workers on a business trip – in any corner of the building there is a high-speed Wi-Fi, which will help to stay in touch even in another area. In the public area there is a kitchen, on which the main equipment and utensils are supplied.

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Within walking distance from “DoBeDo” open restaurants and cafes, so the problems with food guests will not arise. A light snack can be quickly prepared by yourself in the kitchen in the mini-hotel.

Galina, Irkutsk: “Heating works well inside, it was comfortable to relax here even during winter frosts. The staff is helpful and friendly, in everything goes to meet the guestes. “

RedLine hostel

The stylish, modern-style property also boasts an excellent location in the historic centre of Yekaterinburg, where you can walk to the sports complex, museums and theatres.

Tourists can choose accommodation options that differ in the level of comfort: a bed on a bunk bed is available or a separate studio for the family with a large sofa bed. The advantage of some suites is considered a beautiful view of the historic center.

“RedLine”is perfect for office workers who came to the region because of a business trip – there is a fast Internet, and at the reception there is a fax and a printer. For young children there are special TV channels and board games.

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The lack of its own restaurant or café is compensated by the excellent location – within walking distance of several good establishments that are popular among locals (for example, the restaurant “Cilancho and Basil”).

Svetlana, Murmansk: “The photos fully correspond to reality – the inside is very clean and cozy, the atmosphere is truly homely. Regular customers make good discounts.”

Especially for our readers, we have compiled a comparative table of the best hostels in Yekaterinburg, so that you can clearly get acquainted with the features of accommodation options:

НазваниеРасположениеНомераУдобстваРазвлеченияСтоимость проживания
«Уральские берега» 14 км до а/п Кровать в шестиместном сьюте Утюг Фен Холодильник Отопление Мини-кухня Детская площадка Настольные игры Вай-фай Паркинг От 15 евро за сутки
«Рус-Екатеринбург» 16 км до а/п Шестиместные апартаменты Двухместный сьют эконом-класса Мини-кухня Стиральная машина Отопление Гардероб Обеденное место Игровая зона Детские ТВ-каналы Паркинг Факс и принтер От 20 евро за сутки
«Чемпион» 17 км до а/п Общая студия Двухместный сьют Рабочее место ТВ-каналы Мини-кухня Отопление Игровая приставка Детская площадка Трансфер Экскурсии От 20 евро за сутки
Skaz Hostel 17 км до а/п Семейный сьют Двухместный номер Кровать в комнате Холодильник Мини-кухня Рабочий стол Гардероб Вид на озеро Трансфер Киновечера Экскурсии Игровая зона для детей От 18 евро за сутки
ЛаKшеРи project 14 км до а/п Кровать в 6/4-местном сьюте Делюкс ТВ-каналы Отопление Обеденное место Кондиционер Игровая приставка Вай-фай Трансфер От 20 евро за сутки
«Никольский» 15 км до а/п Спальное место Стандарт Комфорт Гардероб Вешалки Утюг Кондиционер Паркинг Мини-кухня Телевизор От 25 евро за день
DoBeDo Hostel 15 км до а/п Место в 5-местном сьюте Апартаменты эконом-класса Отопление Тапочки Вид из окна Сейф Сейф Интернет Телевизор От 25 евро за день
RedLine hostel 16 км до а/п Спальное место Семейный номер Будильник Утюг Кондиционер Полотенца Детские ТВ-каналы Факс и принтер Кухня Паркинг От 20 евро за день

Editor’s choice

Our experts are ready to recommend you the best option for spending an active and interesting weekend in the Urals – hostel “Nikolsky”, which compares favorably with other objects by the following factors:

  • good location
  • stylish design
  • large selection of apartments
  • guarded parking
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If you are going to visit Yekaterinburg, we advise you to rent a car to visit not only the city’s attractions, but also to explore the area with its picturesque nature.

Alina Abramova

Be travelers, not tourists. Try new things, meet new people, and go beyond what's right in front of your nose. These are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in. (c) Andrew Zimmern