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 Krasnodar. To help you make friends with Krasnodar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Occupied and severely destroyed in World War II, Krasnodar, Russia today is one of the fastest-developing cities in Russia and tries to get advantage from its central geographical location. It is a major industrial center of national importance, but it also offers much to its visitors, and tourism is well developed in the region. In Krasnodar, you can visit the Krasnodar Regional Art Museum, the Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum, the Krasnodar Museum of Fire Protection, the Sunny Island (Solnechnyi ostrov) on the Kuban River, the Park of Culture and Rest (named after the thirtieth anniversary of victory) and many others. Also, Krasnodar is crossed by the Kuban River and you can enjoy great views, walking along its embankment.
Furthermore, Krasnodar also has about twenty universities, so the city is full of young people and places to go out -- there are plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, and discos. If you visit Krasnodar in the summer and you want to explore Russian nightlife, you should also definitely head to the nearby resorts such as Anapa, Gelendzhik, Divnomorskoye, and even Sochi is less than four hundred kilometers from Krasnodar. Krasnodar is located less than a hundred fifty kilometers from both Black and Azov Sea and getting there is cheap and easy.
Hostels in Krasnodar, Russia, are scattered all over the city, but the main concentration is in the Western part, not very far from the Kuban River. The number of hostels in Krasnodar, Russia, has been growing steadily in the last few years and travelers have a relatively good choice where to stay. Krasnodar, Russia hostels are cheap, but the conditions generally vary from not great to simply bad. Often, people working at Krasnodar, Russia hostels speak very little or no English. As in other big cities in Russia, distances in Krasnodar should not be underestimated, and if you would like to visit specific places, book your hostel in Krasnodar, Russia accordingly, unless you do not mind commuting thirty minutes in an overcrowded minivan.
Written by local enthusiast for Krasnodar hostelsGeorge Traveller