Hostels in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

11 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Karakol

Youth Hostel
"…2 km to the monument of architecture Holy Trinity Cathedral. At our place travellers will find 24 hours hot shower, free toiletries,hairdryer and coffee machine.Hostel can accommodate 18 … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel
"Snow Leopard Hostel is set in Karakol. The hostel has a garden, barbecue facilities, and a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and luggage storage for guests. New, … More
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
63 Amanbaev St. More

Sunhouse Hostel

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Guests can use a shared bathroom. At SunHouse Hostel Karakol you will find a 24-hour front desk and a garden. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including skiing and … More
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Breakfast: not included 7. No curfew 8. No smoking in rooms, but designated area is provided 9. Child policy: Guest must be above 18 years old. 10. Pets are not allowed in this premise 11. … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…7 miles from the accommodation. 1. Check-in time: from 12:00 to 00:00 2. Check-out time: from 8:00 to 11:00 3. Cancellation policy: 1 day advance notice for free cancellation - In case of a … More
"…Taxes included. Breakfast included. No curfew. Pets are not allowed. Non smoking." …"…You can take a public bus from the local market area, there are 3only three buses per day at 8:00, 13:00, … More
Digital Nomads
"…- In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. 4. Payment: Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard);Cash 5. Taxes: included 6. Breakfast: not included 7. … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…There are six bunk beds. They are very cosy and there is even a curtain on each bed that allows you to have some privacy. Sheets are clean and comfy. Beneath each bed there is a drawer that can be … More

Hotels in Karakol

Altamira Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…The convenient location allows our guests to get anywhere in the city in 10-15 minutes and to the ski area in 20-30 minutes. In the rooms there is cold and hot water for 24 hours. Each room has a … More

Hostels in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

11 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Karakol (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 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 Karakol.

Karakol is a touristic, lakeside city in the east of Kyrgyzstan, next to Lake Issyk Kul and the Tian Shan Mountains. Karakol is a beautiful place to spend a few days, experiencing the Kyrgyz culture, exploring bazaars, church, mosques, canyons, waterfalls, hot springs, and -- of course -- the lake. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking in the area, these can either be self-guided or organised hikes, and vary from day hikes to multiway eco adventures.

There are various types of accommodation options here, including guesthouses, yurts, hotels, campsites, and a few hostels in Karakol (or guesthouses with dorm rooms). The most popular accommodation is of course the yurts. All accommodation in Karakol tends to include breakfast, showers, laundry, and Wi-Fi. It’s worth noting that some accommodation only operates during the high season, which is December to March. If you are planning to travel outside of these months, then it’s worth booking in advance. Staff at most accommodation will speak either English or Russian, however it's worth learning a couple of phrases before visiting the area. Some cheaper accommodation, especially cheaper guesthouses, will only have squat toilets and no Western toilets -- most Western toilets, even in hotels, will ask you not to flush your toilet paper down the toilet. All accommodation will be able to help with arranging activities in the area and onward transport.

Karakol is a beautiful spot to explore the country, nature, the lake, and to escape the big smoke of the country's capital, Bishkek. It's definitely worth spending a few days of your trip in this city.

Written by local enthusiast for Karakol hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Karakol hostels Kelly Sheldrick

Karakol 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 Karakol, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 11
Average dorm price $9
Cheapest hostel in Karakol Nomad-stan with $5.5
Party hostels in Karakol Snow Leopard Hostel (5 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 6.1

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