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In the early nineteenth century, on the territory of today’s Bishkek, Madali Khan founded the Kokand fortress Pishpek, which had the largest garrison in the Chu Valley. The fortress was in the center of the ways of the nomads from winter to summer pastures and here, taxes were collected from caravans. The fortress was taken by Russian troops in the mid-nineteenth century and the fortress was destroyed. During Soviet times, Bishkek was a capital of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic. Since the nineties, it has been a capital of Kyrgyzstan; today, its population is more than eight hundred and fifty thousand people.
You definitely need to check the local food, as it is delicious, exotic, and quite cheap. Plus, the portions are really big. You do not have so many monuments that you can visit. The Forging Fortress is an ancient citadel in Bishkek. Some of the fortification hills and part of the walls of the tower are preserved. The Kyrgyz State Historical Museum is one of the largest in Central Asia and it has more than eighty years of history. The National Museum Gapar Aitiev is named in honor of the artist Gapar Aitiev and the museum tells the story of a traditional Kyrgyz-applied art from the Soviet period.
Bishkek can easily be described as the most hostel-friendly city in Central Asia. Bishkek hostels have it all. The vast majority of hostels in Bishkek are located literally across the whole city, so you can choose your neighborhood according to your preferences without any problems. Hostels in Bishkek are cheap, and sometimes you can get ridiculously cheap promotion packages. To make the situation even more welcoming, most hostels in Bishkek offer outstanding conditions, which could be hardly expected from the prices. It is hard to explain how hostels in Bishkek manage to be so cost efficient and offer such a great service, but as long as they do, you can take full advantage of it.
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Backpackers Hostel Free & Easy in Bishkek
"… run every 2 min to any part of the city. FEATURES - Breakfast (extra charge) - Linen - Refrigerator - Parking place for car, moto, bike - Taxi service - Non-smoking rooms - No curfew - Fresh and cool air from Ala-Archa gorge at the summer evening - Big yard - Big garden - Spectacular views to the Kyrgyz mountains ROOM TYPES - 8 bed dorm - 6 bed dorm - Double room - Twin room - Single room - Apartment If you wish you can use...
"… offer affordable and friendly accommodation and good breakfast in a newly built guest house. A warm welcome awaits all guests at reception which is serviced by an affable team. You have hotel comforts but in a home like atmosphere and specialized attention for your needs. It is of 35 min driving from the airport and 10 min from the bus station. Doskoy pereulok is close to the crossing of Orozbekova (the street of Parliament...
"… who find the place provided better service in suitable price. Rodem-House makes stayers feel comfortable as their home, so guarantee your awesome travel and success in business. Only Rodem-House among Hostels is located at center of the city. Making easier to look around interesting places in the city of Bishkek on foot. The bus terminal and railway station are in the Rodem's neighborhood. It makes so convenient to visit...
"… mini-hotel suits both youth, and older generation. For youth close availability of all most fashionable cafes and discos, and for seniors there is warm reception and home atmosphere are waiting in our hostel. Around hostel there are many shops where you can buy not only products, but also souvenirs for your friends. Suits pleasantly combined with new furniture, and in a cozy living room you can watch TV, films, communicate...
Hostel in Kyrgyzstan
"… All these rooms are great places for meeting people and making new friends. We also could organize tours outside the town to Issyk-Kul lake(702m),270km from Bishkek and other regions, where you could enjoy horse riding, rafting and mountain hiking in summertime, skiing and skating in wintertime. So if want to start your Kyrgyzstan tour then look no further. Silk Road Backpackers provides clean and comfortable accommodation at the...
"… end" … "Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek. Tynystanova st. 244, 720017 http://www.booking.com/hotel/kg/kyrgyz-hostel.en-gb.html#map_opened We are located 8 minutes ride from the centre and the easiest orientation is Sovietskaya street (current Abdrakhmanova) and Big Chui Canal (B.CH.K), from that you turn left and walk 2 small blocks. We are a grey two-stored house." … "… choose what you like and we provide it. There...
"Nice staff, good location, decent dorm, A/C - I extended my stay at USSR, twice, that should tell you what you want to know." … "… need for stay: cosy light rooms with comfortable bedding, free high-speed Wi-Fi, free laundry facilities, friendly English-speaking staff; kitchen with everything you need for cooking: microwave, dishes, refrigerator, fresh spring water, tea and coffee are free. We organize optional Russian talking...
Hostel Inn Chuy142
"Overpriced - The 2 stars are for the central location -- apart from that it's one step above "dump." At 13 $ per night in the Dorm (one 8 bed, one walk-through 4 bed) this place is grossly overcharging. The bathroom (above photo must have been taken somewhere else) is actually a 1,5 m square shower/toilet combination. Mouldy smelling, its only ventilation is into the 4 man dorm which makes for a great experience after someone had a crap. On...
Interhouse City Center
"Interhouse City Center wants to make your stay as much comfort, fun and cozy as possible. Home-like atmosphere, hot showers, attentive and friendly stuff is what every guest finds at Interhouse CityCenter. We care about the quality hospitality and accommodate guests with FREE hot breakfast, comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses, drinking water, refrigerator, lockers, linens, hairdryer, ironing, free WI-FI, Notebooks, and many other...
"… 'step in and feel at home' at Tunduk Hostel and help you with everything you need in Kyrgyzstan. Use our bicycles (limited availability), plan your travel using the guides in the shared library, cook in the shared kitchen, wash your clothes, play on the guitars, talk with us and share experience! Around the hostel there is much to discover! Orto-Sai Bazaar, botanic garden, Cosmopark shopping and entertainment centre, 24/7 shops...
"… further to Cholpon Ata, Karakol or Osh. Osh Bazaar is 5 min from here, the White House is 15 min away by marshrutka. (mini bus) There is one room with 10 double beds available, as well as kitchen and a seating area. There is a souvenir shop on site, as well as tennis court, billiards, pharmacy and mini-market. It is $10 for night with linens and free toiletries included. There is a kitchenware available, so you can cook if...
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Nomad Hostel Bishkek
44 Usenbaeva Street, intersection of Moskovskfya Street
Silk Road Backpackers
"… within walking distance from the Bishkek's cultural and historical remarkable sights, supermarkets and good restaurants, the west bus station and Osh Bazaar, which are just 10-15 minutes away. We provide clean and comfortable accommodation at the most low prices within Bishkek. Guests can choose between small private rooms and dorms with 2-4 beds. Tea and coffee is free at all times. We have also just opened the biggest and...
"… not far from center of city and in about 25 km from Manas International The room rate includes the tasty breakfast. We also offer the following extra service: We can drive guests to any point in the city. We can also meet them in the airport of Bishkek city and can drive them to the airport. (1 km * 0.25 $) We can show guests beautiful places in the mountains area around Bishkek We can accompany guests through the city -...
"… We have pine and walnut trees, a grape vine and nice green garden and patio area to enjoy There are five different rooms, also a lounge, a sauna area and some secure parking. FREE Breakfast and WIFI are included. FREE tea and coffee is available 24/7 in the lounge. The property also offers a laundry service and a free luggage storage service. Sometimes the property shows films on a projector, in the lounge or in...
Castle Hotel Bishkek
"… explore the numerous beautiful, high altitude gorges. Walking, pony trekking, mountain biking and rock climbing are popular activities. This British owned and managed hotel is available for bookings throughout the year. Delux rooms are furnished to Western standards and all have en-suite. The outside summer and panorama cafes are exclusive to residents. We are just 10 minutes walk to the nearest sandy beach. The owners can arrange...
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