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Low budget stay at Vladivostok & around possible?

Low budget stay at Vladivostok & around possible?

May 14th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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Low budget stay at Vladivostok & around possible?

Hi there!
I'm planning to reach the far east of Russia by train and it seems very difficult to find a budget place to stay (who should respond for booking in english language!)
Anything like hostel, dormitory, guesthouse, homestay would do.
Prices like $ 20 / rub 600 would be great
Anybody has a suggestion?
After searching it seems to me that almost everything is made for big spenders over there!
Not to mention tours further out- brrr!!!
Also, if you have a similar suggestion for other eastern city could be of great help, so not to be confined to just to Vladivostok
many thanks to all
Nikolaos
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May 14th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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So, where have you been looking? Have you read the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Russia and the Trans-Siberian, and/or the Trailblazer guide to the Trans-Siberian?

Or looked here: http://hotels.lonelyplanet.com/russi...stok-r1975795/ - two hostels listed.
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May 14th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Join Hospitalityclub.org

Locals in the know free homestays

for 3 days best to find something you like boots

on the ground to pay the least...

seat61.com great TransSiberian info under Russia.

Good Luck!
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May 14th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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thanks both,
well, I had already looked the LP hotel website but hostels come up to be booked for my dates (early June) which seems strange
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Aug 14th, 2011, 03:15 AM
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Reporting on the subject, after coming back:
In Vladivostok the very best budget solution was at hotel Equator, where they rent 'dorm beds' for 600 rub (no breakfast).
In fact they give a bed or a room in a flat, consisted of 2 double rooms. All nights I had a room on my own, just sharing the wc with the next room. You can have a room with sea-view and it was a great stay.
In Khabarovsk didn't find anything budget, nor tried the station dorms, just arranged train tickets to leave me enough time for a stroll around. It was a nice city with a rare (for Russia) nice riverside walk.
Hope this helps somebody!
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Aug 14th, 2011, 05:37 AM
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Thanks for reporting back. How was the train ride?
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Aug 14th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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I did 3rd class all the way and it was much better than I expected, with the exception of some drunken people annoying everybody.
anyway I used the train as hotel bed, sleeping as often as possible (almost half of the nights).
few passengers could communicate in english, but if they did they were very polite and friendly, especially at the eastern part of the journey.
If somebody is a serious drinker (not me) he/she will make a great lot of friends in there!
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