Looking for accommodation in Minsk? We prepared a quality selection that will satisfy everyone from a down-to-earth backpacker to an undisputed connoisseur of luxury.
Since the 2014 IIHF World Championship, the hospitality industry in Minsk has been growing at a head-spinning pace, it has reached its peak during the 2nd European Games this summer. To secure a 5-star experience and avoid bad surprises, we invite you to have a look at our selection of the best accommodation options in Minsk.
These top-notch hotels in Minsk add another dimension to luxury and comfort. Try for yourself and tell us what you think.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk is a chic and stylish five-star hotel boasting a commanding position on Pobediteley Avenue, a next-door neighbour to the exclusive shopping and entertainment complex Galleria Minsk. BAR:DOT XX1, located on the 21st floor of the hotel, offers wraparound views of the Svisloch river and the Trinity Hill – the oldest surviving district of Minsk.
The hotel’s indoor-outdoor restaurant, Ember, with the menu focused on Mediterranean cuisine, grill, steaks, and seafood takes fine dining to the next level. Downstairs, Beans & Leaves Lobby Café offers artisan coffee and pastries. The premises contain a fully equipped conference hall and business centre. The guests have access to a 24-hour fitness centre.
The hotel offers a variety of accommodation options to suit every budget. A twin guest room will cost you *€126. If you are ready to fork out for a king suite with a river view, prepare to pay €350.
Minsk Marriott Hotel is a 5-star hotel, located on the bank of the scenic Svisloch river. The modern, airy building outlines the movement of the waves. The reception is like visiting old friends: the friendly, attentive staff makes sure to remember each guest, which gives a personal touch to your communication. The menu at Fornello Restaurant is focused on Mediterranean cuisine, will please every palate.
You can continue your night at Greatroom Lobby Bar or Barrel Bar, located on the property. Besides, the hotel is equipped with a boutique cinema, a spa with skilled spa therapists, and a fitness centre, where you can play tennis and squash. The room prices range between 110€ for a classic king room and 403€ for a luxury suite.
Attentive, five-star service paired with an eye-catching design of Beijing Hotel makes it a favourite for those looking for luxury and style. Located on the riverside of the Svislach river, the hotel occupies a magnificent location near Kastryčnickaja street – a hipster neighbourhood with galleries and bars, Dinamo Stadium, Belarusian National Arts Museum, and more.
The highlight of the hotel is its unparalleled architecture, representing a blend of ancient Huizhou Style and modern hotel architectural elements. Your experience will be complemented by a visit to the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, Seasons, specializing in Hunan cuisine. The hotel is equipped with a fitness centre, beauty salon, casino and a conference room.
The guests have access to a spacious swimming pool, as well as a spa and wellness centre. A standard double room will cost you €105. Executive king suite will help you get rid of €494.
With a décor as distinctive as its name, President Hotel is a paragon of flawless service and elegant style. The hotel is situated across the road from the presidential residence, which inspired its name, and within a walking distance of Kastrycnickaja square. The facilities include a spa centre as well as a gym and indoor pool. The property is also equipped with a beauty salon, a travel agency, and a gift shop.
The guests are particularly happy about large rooms, friendly staff, and breakfast with a vast choice of dishes. A standard double room will cost you €104. If you want to live in the luxury of a three-room apartment, prepare to cough up some €351.
Europe Hotel surely deserves the 5 stars that it claims to have. With 67 luxuriously appointed rooms, attentive and personalized service, and its exquisite location near the city’s better preserved historical quarters, it’s a great option for history buffs and connoisseurs of style. Only a stone’s throw away is Minsk City Hall, and behind it Zybitskaya, a nightlife mecca.
The jewel in this hotel’s crown is its history – built in 1884, it remains the oldest in Minsk. The hotel’s spa area includes an indoor pool and fitness centre, hammam and sauna. The room prices range from €105 for a standard single room to €1,222 for a presidential suite.
The small, cosy boutique hotels provide the same level of service at a cheaper price. You will feel like a guest in a private home, rather than just a hotel occupant.
The impeccably designed quarters set in Boutique Hotel Buta will appease even the most demanding guests. An opulent chandelier pierces through the seven floors of this towerlike hotel, which dominates the quiet and attractive Skvier Adama Mickieviča.
The rooms, decorated with restrained elegance, contain exclusive furnishings and artworks. The hotel’s facilities include a restaurant as well as a sauna and swimming pool. B-Club Casino, equipped with a bar, will be a pleasant addition to your stay at this property. The room prices range from 79€ for a standard suite to 305€ for a royal suite.
Astoria Boutique Hotel is a quiet haven located near the bustling Independence Avenue, a five-minute walk from the landmark Saint Simon and Saint Helena Church. The door of its charming Victorian-style lobby opens into the realm of subtle, polished style.
The restaurant with two terraces overlooking the legendary Niamiha street specializes in Italian, French, and Modern Belarusian cuisine. The hotel offers access to a beauty salon and a spa center. The room prices vary from 99€ for a standard double room to 180€ for a standard suite.
These hotels represent a perfect combination of value-for-money and comfort. Here you can experience the luxury and great service at an affordable price.
When is a hotel not just a hotel? When it’s housed in a former Bernardine monastery, with the 48 monastic cells remodelled into simple and elegant hotel rooms. Manastyrski Hotel stands in the heart of the city’s renovated historical quarters, Vierchni Horad, with other attractions including the Holy Spirit Cathedral, and the less holy Zybitskaya street, packed with trendy bars and restaurants.
All guests can enjoy the hotel’s spa with varied beauty care programs, as well as a sauna and fitness centre. The original occupants of the monastery would have loved the hotel’s billiards room – you should try it sometime. The room prices range between €67 for a standard single room and €137 for a family suite.
Willing Hotel offers a modest 3-star accommodation in a quiet corner behind Kastryčnickaja street, the hipster district with numerous bars and eateries. The hotel’s restaurant, Simple, serves fabulous breakfasts. This clean, modern hotel provides a variety of spacious, comfortable rooms for every budget.
A night in a single room will cost you €54. Apartment prices stay at €206. The guests are delighted by the helpful, efficient service and unanimously call it a five-star experience.
BonHotel is a popular business hotel, located in the central part of Minsk. Its attentive and friendly staff, paired with clean and stylish rooms and delicious breakfast provide excellent value for money. The hotel’s BonBistro serves what they call modern urban cuisine. Their rooms are priced between €58 and €118.
Hostels & Guesthouses
A good hostel does not only help you to save up while exploring a new city but make new friends. Choose one of these hostels, where you can always find someone to hang out with!
Trinity Hostel & Riverside Hostel share the first place as a budget lodging in the city’s oldest preserved district, Trinity Hill. The hostels offer fashionably styled, clean rooms with solid wooden beds and well-equipped kitchens, accompanied by responsive, friendly staff.
No breakfast is included, but I’m going to let you in on a secret: the nearby Brioche patisserie sells delicious pastries and coffee. Staying at these hostels allows you to save up while exploring the city’s historic landmarks on foot. Whichever of the two you choose, rest assured you are in safe hands. The prices vary from €10€a night to €29.
Hostel Tower is perched in an iconic building, constructed in 1942 in Stalinist Empire style. The hostel offers an unbeatable view of Victory Square, the Svislach river, and the small wooden cottage where the 1st congress of the RSDLP took place (you may know their more famous faction – bolsheviks). The guests are welcomed by the friendly and helpful staff.
The comfortable beds are equipped with private lockers, sockets, and wall lights. The thick curtains around the beds create a more private experience. All things considered, it makes a great choice for a seasoned traveler. A bed in an 8-bed mixed dormitory room will cost you €29. A night in a standard double room will relieve your wallet of €72.
Andrew Loft Guest House is a nuts and bolts hostel, centrally located on Independence Avenue – the city’s main thoroughfare, 5 minutes’ walk away from Victory Square metro station. This comfortable and clean hostel offers ten rooms with beds priced between €9 and €22. The guests are offered free lockers, towels, and tea. The staff is friendly and ready to help.
My Hostel is perfectly located across the central railway station, in what’s considered the city’s major architectural landmark, Gates of Minsk. Having said that, you don’t need to go far for sightseeing or entertainment. The guests are happy with the clean and cosy rooms, a fully equipped shared kitchen, and attentive staff. Overall, the place is great for those planning a short stay. The prices range between €13 and €32.
Ideal for the backpackers, Minsk City Hostel has an enviable and convenient location on Independence Avenue, situated within spitting distance from the city’s major attractions. The budget travelers will be happy with the lovely, comfortable rooms, a cosy common area, and pleasant, responsive staff. Each bed is equipped with private sockets and a curtain, there are hangers in the rooms. If you want to live in this hostel, be ready to say goodbye to €10-21.
Apartment Rental Services
If none of the above suits your purpose, navigate through these helpful websites and find the best housing deal.
Airbnb is a popular online marketplace, offering a wide variety of accommodations worldwide. The website lists dozens of renting options, from single rooms to apartments and mansions across the city and suburbs, priced between €7-674 per night. If you want to have a local experience, it’s your best choice.
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A little less known RentbyOwner showcases all housing options in the area, including Airbnb and Booking, allowing you to compare different deals. This is a useful tool for those wishing to pick the best of the best.
If you are looking for a long-term lease, we advise you to use a local website like Onliner. It allows you to browse through the dozens of available accommodations, with single rooms starting at as low as €9, all the way to the luxurious manors for €7,186. The service has an only drawback – it’s in Russian.
Another option is Abiboc.com, the Belarusian startup allows one to rent an apartment for a medium-term or long-term lease (from one month or longer). It works similarly to Airbnb, but instead of paying per night, one pays per month.
The service aggregates options from all local resources offering a user only these which meet his requirements: close to the centre, close to the metro, fully furnished, safe area, etc. Besides, one can reserve a flat entirely online from anywhere in the world.
Now it’s time to check on the offers and book your accommodation!
Text by Alesia Ivankova