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 Brest. To help you make friends with Brest before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Brest, Belarus, might not be as popular as another hero city -- Minsk -- but it is one of the must-see cities in Belarus, especially if you are interested in history. Some of the fiercest battles in World War II took place in Brest and many soldiers from both sides had their final days in Brest. Today, the city hosts the memorial complex Brest Fortress, which commemorates the defense of the Brest Fortress during World War II. The Brest Fortress is the city landmark with its monuments, a museum with many World War II artifacts, and several destroyed buildings that have not been rebuilt in order to remind later generations what happened here so that it never happens again.
Another unique monument is the Berestye Archaeological Museum. The museum uncovers the remains of a Slavic settlement of the thirteenth century, which is very well preserved and very interesting. Needless to say, the neighborhoods built during the communistic period are anything but fascinating, so do not expect too much from the so called “suburbs for sleeping.” The city itself is quite lively and has not yet been discovered by many tourists. There are many universities, which explains the large number of young people in Brest, and as the city is not small, there are enough places such as bars, restaurants, clubs to go out. Moreover, everything is very cheap.
Brest, Belarus hostels are also very cheap, even compared to other hostels in Eastern Europe. Basically, almost all hostels in Brest, Belarus, have low prices regardless of their location. Most Brest, Belarus hostels are close to the famous Brest Fortress and also not far from the city center. Hostels in Brest, Belarus, offer different conditions and you should be careful when choosing your hostel in Brest, Belarus, because prices might not reflect the facilities offered by different hostels. It is a good idea to check ratings and reviews because you might get better services for the same price.
Written by local enthusiast for Brest hostelsGeorge Traveller