"Private accommodation vs. hotels" Minsk Hotel Tip by xeromorph
Minsk Hotels: 42 reviews and 53 photos
Belarus, Planeta, Yubileynaya seem to be the hotels of international standard, as far as I know them. On a ok standard, but of course bloody expensive. Staff sometimes has trouble speaking English (not surprising), and in all of them the hotel bars, lobbies and (where existing) nightclubs are crowded with prostitutes.
Unique Qualities: Private accommodation, if you manage to find any, is much more agreable and often even cheaper - but be aware, it may cause difficulties with the foreigner police, since you need to register your passport yourself then. Which is pretty difficult and time-consuming if you don't speak and (Belo-)Russian - I had the pleasure twice, and each time it took some hours and trips to various bureaus throughout Minsk.
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Ask people you get to know (if you think you're good in judging how trustworthy they are)...
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