The Volga River
The Urals Mountain Range
East, Trans-Siberian etc.
Real Far East
Budget accommodation outside of Moscow IN
Russia AND SURROUNDING LANDS
Petersburg ~ Between
Moscow and St. Petersburg ~ Tver ~
Pskov ~ Nizhny Novgorod ~ Rural Russia ~
Siberia and the Trans-Siberian (Irkutsk,
Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Omsk etc.) ~
Far East ~ Mongolia ~
Ryazan ~ Lipetsk
~ Samara ~
Astrakhan ~ The Urals ~
Moldova ~ Ukraine ~
Minsk, Belarus ~
Central Asia ~ Armenia
~ The Baltics
Hints, recommendation, offers welcomed. Leave the info in my
Guestbook from where it will eventually get
to this or other lists. I will be particularly grateful for error
Most offers are displayed exactly
Petersburg moved to a separate page
Between Moscow and St.
Petersburg, tver, and the Golden Ring
www.apartmentservice.com - An agency that has apartments in
Rural Russia in general
The only two portals on the subject of Russian rural
tourism I was able to find are
BUT THEY DO NOT RESPOND!!
TESTED A COUPLE OF TIMES.
and Along the Trans-Siberian
Lake Baikal, Irkutsk,
Krasnoyarsk Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk...
in Siberia: Krasnoyarsk - the midway Trans-Siberian stopover,
Krasnoyarsk region, Khakassia, Touva, Evenkia. Travel support.
Accomodation. Virtual tour of Krasnoyarsk, photo gallery of central
Siberia. Discover less traveled destinations!
phone in Krasnoyarsk:
+7 3912 451148
+7 3912 512-654 (mob.)
Irkutsk (on Lake
"Baikal-Complex" - Russian incoming tour operator was founded in 1991.
Homestay in city Irkutsk, different settlement on Lake Baikal, different
cities along the Trans-Sib & BAM railways, Mongolia. Adventure tours.
+ 7(3952) 51 09 34
Not tested, no feedback, but they are
in the habit of sending half-megabite attachments, which may be taken as
From basic accommodation to
adventure travel, eg. cycling over frozen Lake Baikal, helicopter
rides, visits to indigenous people, etc. in Irkutsk
+7 (3952) 336 240 (w)
positive feedback from my clients who used Jack's services in the
Lake Baikal region.
phone number: (3952) 359960
Description: Baikal Lake
Explorer - Information and travel services in lake Baikal, Siberia.
More of the same
Adventure tours, active and
non-standard (as biking over Baikal ice, or aquatic birds watching
with kayak or motorboat). Budget accommodations. Responsible to my
guests/customers, and well-referenced, at request. Flat near R/W
station, for up to 2 couples, (and dacha at the gulf of Angara
reservoir, May...Oct): from $20 p/p, consulting any sort of
assistance. Backpackers- welcome. Dmitry Meleshko,
no, not another Irkutsk offer.. Received July 13, 2007..
$20/night with breakfast, Engoish-speaking hostess, assistance with
tickets, registration, if booked the hostess will help you with
other similar accommodation arrangements in the Villlage of
Listvyanka right by Lake Baikal. More info at
www.helenpot.com Or call
Elena at +7-950-130-8362 or +7-3952-468-559. Write to
And even more. Can't you people
distribute yourselves along the Trans-Siberian a bit more evenly?!
Adventure tours, active and
non-standard (as biking over Baikal ice, or aquatic birds watching
with kayak or motorboat).
Budget accommodations. Responsible to my guests/customers, and
well-referenced, at request. Flat near R/W station, for up to 2
couples, (and dacha at the gulf of Angara reservoir, May...Oct):
from $20 p/p, consulting any sort of assistance. Backpackers-
welcome. Dmitry Meleshko,
Irkutsk Downtown Hostel
Backpackers Hostel in the
central part of Irkutsk.
Five to ten minutes walk to banks, cafes, museums and
historical sites of Irkutsk. Two tram stops
from the train station.
- accomodation in dormitory
($14) and double ($20)
rooms (breakfast included)
- 24 hours check-in
- free pick-up at the train station
- visa registration
- free tourist information
- tours, tickets, etc.
Accommodation, travel, guide,
all-around suppor. Being from Tomsk, Olesya (www.russiangirlfriday.com)
has specific knowledge and contacts and English/French/German
speaking friend there. Contact her regarding Tomsk, Trans-Siberian,
tickets and related matters.
write to Olesya's friend Tania Trenina, tel. (3822)
SLOW OR NO RESPONSE
note that Siberian people (with two notable exceptions above: Jack
Sheremetoff and Anatoly Brewhanov above) respond slowly if ever. May
have something to do with transmission along optic fiber slowing
down because of cold.
8 (383) 348 03 67
Kyzyl, Touva accommodation.
One studio-apartment in Kyzyl, the
of The Republic of Touva.
(Recommended. I regularly hear
good things about Anatoly Brewhanov. AND HE RESPONDS E-MAILS FAST).
See also Andrey & Alexandra in
Write me for
contact details. Remind me of the old Gulag camps filming project.
Mongol Khaan Travel, Peace Avenue
36-25, Ulaanbaatar 210646/840, Mongolia
From my client who travelled from
Moscow to Mongolia: "Everything he said he would do he did...
personalized itinerary... very very nice... excellent response to e-mail
inquiries... excellent service".
$25 includes everything and very nice.
From my mailbox: "..the organizers of
the conference checked out over 30 placed and thought that the Glory
Hotel is the best of them all."
www.mongolie.mn - We are a
French travelling agency based in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.
-Adventure Journeys to Mongolia and Beyond for
Individuals and small Groups
-Hunting with Eagles in West Altai Mt: small group
departure in winter (Jan, Feb)
-Annual Camel Festival tour in south Gobi Desert
-Annual NAADAM Festival (11-13 July):
-Annual Eagle Festival in Western Mongolia (first
week of October)
-Horse/Camel Riding trips: for beginners and experienced
-Jeep Wildlife Safaris/Gobi Desert Overland Expeditions
-Trans Siberian-Mongolian Railway adventure trips: (all
(Moscow-Irkutsk-Ulaanbaatar-Gobi desert-Beijing or
-Tribal Mongolia (western Mongolia)
-Wildlife (Photo) Safaris
-Fishing and hunting in Northern Mongolia
-Trekking Expeditions in Western Mongolia: Uvs, Khovd
and Ulgii provinces
-Historical & Cultural journeys
-Nature and Craft tours and moreЕЕЕЕ
Mr.Gomez Hostel in Ulaanbaatar city
Posted on October 12, 2009 at 07:52:02 AM by
Hello from Mongolia!.Please,add our Mr.Gomez Hostel's details in
your Mongolia List.
*Mr.Gomez Hostel is located just 200 mts only across to the
Ulaanbaatar Railway Station.
Please send us an e-mail to reserve your bed with a good daily
breakfast and free internet (Dormitory Rooms: 12.00 USD or 9.00
Euros / 2 Beds Private room with private bath & shower, with daily
breakfast & cable TV: 25.00 Euro or 35.00 USD per night).
*We arrange a free pick up service from the UB train station.
*We can book and buy train tickets for our guests,from Ulaanbaatar
*We organize Budget Short Tours to our "Chinggis" Tourist Camp-Gorkhi/Terelj
National Park, as well as,Gobi desert,Karakorum,and many others
places in Mongolia.
Truly look forward to hearing from you.
Samar Magic Tours LLC,since 1997.
Postal Address:Ulaanbaatar 15160,C.P.O. Box 2567, Peace Ave., Blg #
Tel: (976) 11 311051; Fax: (976) 11 327503
Websites:(www.samarmagictours.com/ ) or at (www.experiencemongolia.org/
Office Hours (GMT+0800): Mon-Friday 11:00-22:00
Guaranteed Care Group. Russia, 390029 Ryazan, ul. Stroiteley 7-9.
Pretty much the same set of services as mine, but much cheapter
according to their site
www.gc.ryazan.ru (site opens, checked June 27, 2008). E-mail:
email@example.com PS. Sent them a test e-mail. No response after 7
days! PPS. Tried again in a couple of months, same result or lack
thereof.. Don't despair, Ryazan is within our reach if you need
See new Ryazan page
www.staritsa.info/ryazan.htm Also note that I have an excellent
representative in Ryazan.
June 27, 2008
An apartment in the very center of Lipetsk (on the main square). See
accommodation with an English-speaking family in a lovely [whatever
that means], quiet, prestigious, residential area, near Volga
river, not far from the centre
www.stayinsamara.com . Beautiful house with single or double
room for the quests. Safe neighbourhood. Excellent service and good
cuisine. English speaking guide, sauna, car with driver, secure car
parking at a sensible rate...
StayInSamara@Narod.ru , tel. +7 846-265-4687, Mikhail"
Seem to be pretty good at a glance, and certainly worthy of notice
given that nothing else is available in Astrakhan. E-mail:
THE URAL MOUNTAINS
Svezhy Veter Travel -
Lots of valuable information, including scam stories. The company
seems to be oriented towards cultural exchange: volunteer teaching,
family stays, and otherwise mixing with locals... Good
feedback. They are slow answering e-mails but eventually you'll hear
from them, so don't worry. Positive feedback from my Moscodw guests
on their return from Izhevsk.
" The International Business Center (IBC) is the COMPANY with the
impeccable reputation for helping visitors to Yekaterinburg make the
most of their time here. BUSINESS PERSON or TRAVELLER, STUDENT or
SCIENTIST, RESEARCHER or MISSIONARY, whatever your reason for coming
to Yekaterinburg, we will meet you as VIP! Please, visit
our Internet site at
www.ibc.ru for more details on services provided by the IBC. "
www.marisha.net. I confess to
having an interest both in the project and the person behind it. She
is based in Chisinau, has a bunch of contacts in Tiraspol (Transdnistrian
region), and a dacha - pretty much the same setup as mine in
Moscow & Staritsa. At considerably lower prices.
Watch out for a report from
me on travelling between from Moscow to Chisinau via Kiev and
Lvov (Lviv). It will probably appear on Marisha's site
Feb. 3, 2005. Started putting together some notes on the
upcoming Moscow to Chisinau trip <<==
Alternative to hotels - private apartments. Ukraine, Kiev. 10/87
Tsvetaevoyi vul., 17, tel./fax 530-1310 or 530-8150, tel. 530-8181,
mob. 8-067-209-3264. E-mail:
[Jan. 6, 2003 - e-mails bounce]
APARTMENTS IN KIEV (KYEV)
+38 044 234-56-37 Office phone
+38 050 311-03-09 Mobile phone
Welcome to Kiev. Oksana and Slava,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Apartments start at about $25US/day. Most are
in the $50-60 range. Homestays start about $15/day.
Save Travel. Nickolay,
email@example.com Prices same as above.
[This and the above have
been recommended to me by their client - Pasha]
Apartment Rentals Kyiv -
A variety of decent centrally-located apartments in Kiev, Ukraine for
daily rent. Description, photos, reasonable rates. Great alternative to
hotel accommodation. Tel. (380-44) 492-3246
> You mentioned that you wanted info on accomodation
providers in Ukraine. I
> went on a short trip to Kiev in the middle of October 2002. I used
> www.tourkiev.com> The guy who owns has some similarities with you - some background in
> running the business with his wife, and having a new baby. I found
> company very fast, reliable, and helpful - the trip was made on only a
> days notice. What I rented was a one bedroom appartment a couple
> from the center area of Kiev. It cost $65 / night. Probably
> gotten cheaper, but this place was close and very, very nice.
CIS network of apartments for travelers:
has something in Kiev
Please include my page on the list of apartments in Kiev.
"American managed short-time rentals in Kiev"
Thks in advance,
Apartments in Kiev, short or long term:
TO BE CHECKED
www.kievtravelservice.com.com TO BE CHECKED changed to
http://www.cistravelapartment.com.com TO BE CHECKED
TO BE CHECKED Promise apartments in Kiev, Odessa, Lvov etc.
http://www.dompavlov.com One of
these "everything for all" agencies, offering anything from culture
to dating. Active in Kiev, Odessa, and Lvov/Lviv.
UKRAINE - LVYV
Homestay in Lvyv Recommended by
Marisha of Chisinau, Moldova,
April 28, 2008
GLOBAL TOURS CENTRAL ASIA
TRAVELS IN CENTRAL ASIA (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)
Adventure tours (trekking, rafting, biking, mountaineering, climbing,
hunting, fishing), city tours, special tours and archeological
720060, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, 193, Abdymomunova Str, office 19
Tel/fax: (996)312 66 01 06 tel: (996) 312 66 11 60
the list after complaints that they don't respond; offers from that
region are particularly welcomed)
LATVIA, LITHUANIA, AND
Vilnius, Lithuania. Contact Ilona Rukiene,
firstname.lastname@example.org. [Stayed there myself and loved it. They respond fast
RIGA. "Without being falsely modest - we run the best B&B
operation in the Baltic States and are expanding whilst keeping the
personal touch. RigaInYourPocket pretty mcuh agree with our own assessment.
We do the niche intelligent person segment. Sometimes we can not get rid
of the customers and they stay for months.." Write Diga or Rick to
http://www.vilniusbandb.lt/en An active site with B&B and
apartment offers and an extensive coverage of cultural events.
May 12, 2010
October 14, 2009
Feb. 1, 2009
April 23, 2008
June 13, 2007
especially from small-town and rural Russia. To encourage rural /
farmstay / small town invitations I will not even be expecting my customary 10%.
And I'll feature you prominently as my contribution to promoting
rural Russia as a tourist destination!
of the gone-by ear are a hybrid between a hotel and a health resort
I have a
special interest :) in promoting Marisha from Chisinau, Moldova.
She will assist you in ways similar to mine (accommodation, tickets, all-around
support and advice) in her sunny corner of the CIS/FSU empire. 26 hours by train via
Kiev, $35 for the cheapest ticket, visas are easy to get and are likely to
be phased out for westerners. Watch out for my own detailed report on
travelling from Moscow to Chisinau through Kiev..
More at www.marisha.net
==>> Feb. 3, 2005. Started putting together some
notes on the upcoming Moscow to Chisinau trip <<== [TRIP ABORTED
OR POSTPONED INDEFINITELY]