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 Tyumen. To help you make friends with Tyumen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tyumen, Russia, is a major city in Western Siberia that has been developing rapidly after the fall of Communism. Tyumen is a rather rich city because of the large deposits of oil and gas, which bring a lot of investments and funds to the region. It is also a city with many young people and interesting places to visit, such as the complex of monuments Trinity Monastery, the Ushakov House, the Masharov House, the Spas Church, the Museum-Estate Kolokolnikov, the Botanical Garden, and many others. You can also go for a walk in one of the many parks in Tyumen.
Tyumen is also a major ski center where you can ski cross-country and even jump from a small ski hill. Do not forget that winters in Tyumen can be very cold and temperatures of minus-forty degrees Celsius are quite common and the average temperature is below minus-ten degrees Celsius almost half of the year. Thus, skiing is not always possible because of the low temperatures.
There are several hostels in Tyumen, Russia, as the major concentration of hostels in Tyumen, Russia, is near the train station, which is also not very far from the city center. It is weird that there seems to be no correlation between price and quality for Tyumen, Russia hostels -- there are very good hostels in Tyumen, Russia, with low prices, while dirty and badly equipped places can ask a higher price. It is one of the places where some research before booking can make a great difference. Do not expect too much when it comes to English. There are not so many foreigners going to Western Siberia, so the number of people who could speak English is scarce. Also be aware that everything is in Cyrillic, and normally there would be no signs in Latin, which could be confusing unless you can read Cyrillic.
Written by local enthusiast for Tyumen hostelsGeorge Traveller