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 Adler. To help you make friends with Adler before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The big city of Sochi had the honour of hosting a recent Winter Olympics, but in fact most of the Olympic venues were built in the smaller city of Adler, Russia. These Olympic Winter Games, in the early twenty-first century, were the first Olympics in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Almost all stadiums used for the Olympic Winter Games are located in the Olympic Park, which is also in Adler. The Olympic Park is not only home to six stadiums used for the Olympics, but it is also home to the Formula One circuit and a big theme park. If you walk to the end of the Olympic Park, you will end up at the beach.
Sochi is known as one of the most popular summer holiday destinations by Russians. Located on the Black Sea’s east coast, Sochi has possibly the best climate for a beach holiday in Russia. Every summer the shores in and around Sochi are flooded by tourists, mostly domestic and some other former Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. But many of the popular sites to visit on a visit to Sochi are in fact in Adler.
All Adler highlights can be seen in one day, and for this reason, most tourists choose to visit Adler on a day trip from Sochi. Booking a hostel in Adler, Russia, however, will put you in the most central place to explore the region. There are several hostels available at competitive rates in Adler, Russia. The mountain village of Krasnaya Polyana is one hour to the east and is a great place for hikes into the Caucasian Mountains. The beach resort city of Sochi is also less than an hour to the north. If you prefer to visit Adler on a day trip, you might as well have a look at Sochi hostels and Krasnaya Polyana hostel. The Sochi Adler International Airport is less than a fifteen-minute ride. Adler borders Abkhazia to the south, which is an unrecognized country by most United Nations members. Abkhazia is certainly worth exploring, but be aware that you will need a double entry visa for Russia and that onward travel to Georgia is illegal.
Written by local enthusiast for Adler hostelsMartin Straatman