Hostel in Lankaran, Azerbaijan

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Get to know Lankaran (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lankaran. To help you make friends with Lankaran before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Lankaran, Azerbaijan, is a transit point between the capital Baku and Ardabil in Iran. But Lankaran has more to offer than a bus station and the road to Iran -- it has some interesting landmarks that make it worth staying for one or a few nights.

Some guidebooks may even tell you that Lankaran is a beach holiday destination, but this is quite an exaggeration. When staying in Lankaran, checking out the cultural landmarks is a better idea. The bazaar is the best place to get an idea of the place. Lankaran does not see many foreigners visiting and you will be welcomed with big smiles and experience much more generosity than in Baku or other cities frequented by travelers. Interesting landmarks include the Genocide Place, a memorial site to those who were captured and killed during the conflict with Armenia in the late twentieth century; the well-preserved fortress from the eighteenth century; and the prison where Joseph Stalin was kept for a while. The prison was connected with the lighthouse by a secret tunnel (however, this tunnel is not open to the public).

Just over an hour from Lankaran you can enjoy the fresh air in the Talish Mountains, with fantastic views over the heavily wooded mountains and beautiful meadows. On the way to the mountains, you can also find natural sulphur hot springs, near the settlement Haftoni. These two are best reached by private transport. Your Lankaran, Azerbaijan hostel can help you with booking a taxi for the day.

The concept of hostels is fairly new in Azerbaijan, and so Lankaran, Azerbaijan hostel options are scarce; a stay in a Lankaran, Azerbaijan hostel will place you far outside the centre, but close to the bus station. The location is ideal if you are just transiting between Baku and Iran, but not for sightseeing in Lankaran. However, taxis are cheap in Lankaran, so staying at a Lankaran, Azerbaijan hostel in the outskirts and paying for a taxi to the centre is still cheaper than booking a private accommodation in a more central location.

Written by local enthusiast for Lankaran hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Lankaran hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Lankaran Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Lankaran, Azerbaijan. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for Lankaran

Your Packing List for Lankaran

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Lankaran Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lankaran, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Lankaran
Hostel One Lankaran is the cheapest
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

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