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 Voronezh.
Voronezh is located on the right and left banks of the Voronezh River. However, near the city pass the rivers Don, Usmanka, and Pschanka, plus several lakes and several smaller rivers. The city was founded in the sixteenth century and was an arena of different internal power play fights and was destroyed a few times in its history. The last time when the city was involved in a war was during the World War II, when it was occupied by the Germans.
Voronezh is the cultural center of the Voronezh region. The city has museums, theaters, libraries, exhibition halls, cinemas, and the Philharmonic. Voronezh has annual festivals such as the International Jazz Festival, the All-Russian Festival of Japanese animation, the Outdoor festival of Poetry, and others. The main museums in Voronezh include the Voronezh Regional Museum, the Voronezh Regional Literary Museum Nikitin, the Voronezh Regional Art Museum, and others.
Voronezh has several universities and many young people study in the city. There are enough places to go out, especially at the weekend, but do not expect too much from nightlife in Voronezh. The city has partly lost its importance after the economic problems which the city had in the late twentieth century, but the city has potential to recover in the future.
Voronezh hostels offer everything that could be desired from any hostel -- great facilities, nice location, and low prices. Voronezh hotels are an example for other Russian cities, where finding a good hostel is sometimes a very hard task. Hostels in Voronezh are located mainly in two areas -- near the Voronezh River and near the train station so you can decide which location is more convenient for you. Unlike in other cities in Russia, you should not worry too much -- most Voronezh hostels are really good and you should not have trouble finding a good hostel in Voronezh.
Written by local enthusiast for Voronezh hostelsGeorge Traveller