Welcome to your detailed guide for Bishkek hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Compare prices for Bishkek hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Bishkek, 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 Bishkek? 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 Bishkek alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Bishkek. 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 Bishkek. To help you make friends with Bishkek before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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.
Written by local enthusiast for Bishkek hostels George Traveller
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bishkek. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bishkek. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Bishkek costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Bishkek with private rooms costs on average $20.
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Tunduk Hostel is the best hostel in Bishkek for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 21 hostels in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan.
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.