Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Astana, Kazakhstan. You can choose from 8 Astana hostels. In total, there are 11 cheap places to stay in Astana such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $5 for a dorm.
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 Astana, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Astana? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Astana alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Astana. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Astana. To help you make friends with Astana before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan (though many people mistakenly take Almaty as the capital). It is located in the northeastern part of Kazakhstan, on the Ishim River, within the Aqmola Region. Astana is a large, but very modern city, with a large ex-pat community. There are many hotels, skyscrapers, sports complex, education facilities, and healthcare facilities -- this may surprise many travelers that have fallen into the belief that the famous movie, “Borat” actually held some truth to it. Fortunately, the movie is just a load of lies, and in fact Astana is a very futuristic city. It is also recommend to not mention the movie “Borat” when traveling in Kazakhstan, as Kazakh people are very proud people, and most that have heard of the movie find it very offensive. Russian and Kazakh are to two main languages spoken in Astana, however there are also a large portion of people that speak English (to some degree). It is definitely recommended to learn some Russian and Kazakh phrases before traveling to Astana, as it will not only help you out a lot, but it will also be much appreciated by many of the locals.
Accommodation is of a high standard, and relatively cheap. Astana hostels, hotels, and guesthouses are the most popular options. All accommodation types provide internet access, breakfast or access to a communal kitchen, usually free tea and coffee are provided, as well as laundry facilities, bike hire, tourist and travel information, airport pick-up options, access to phones, and help in extending your visa or registering with the correct government agency.
Written by local enthusiast for Astana hostels Kelly Sheldrick
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Astana. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Astana. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Astana and Kazakhstan.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.