Kyrgystan is moving up to being one of the biggest and most popular destinations for backpacking and tourism. With picturesque views and memorable climbs, no one will want to miss out on this adventure.

Although there are many places to begin a trip to Kyrgystan, and many places to stay, frequent visitors will highly recommend beginning a tour in the capital of Bishkek, where they will not only be able to dive into the nightlife, but also find local bazaars, eateries, and more.

Bishkek is one of the most popular starting points for backpackers looking to tour multiple destinations to hike, camp, and more. So whether travelers are backpacking up into the alpine mountains or visiting local city festivities, guests will be at ease knowing the many valuable options for their overnight accommodations.

Although there are almost endless options for any visitor, most travelers will recommend one of these six overnight accommodations for anyone visiting the Bishkek area. From quaint family-run hostels to overnight stays within walking distance from all the highlights, everyone will find an option that suits their needs and budget. 

Apple Hostel Bishkek

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from $8 / 10-dorm 4.3/5 Map

Located within the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, this family-run hostel will make any traveler feel as though they are staying in a home away from home. The Apple Hostel Bishkek is within walking distance from many bus stations, the bazaar, and the Indian Embassy, as well as being next to a 24/7 food court providing value meals for foreign travelers both in traditional and European choices. Offering both common and private rooms and bathrooms, guests will be able to find an affordable option that provides comfort and ease during their travels. 

Features to take note of:

  •  Affordable airport pickup/drop off
  •  Friendly staff 
  •  Free maps and walking tours 
  •  Clean and tidy rooms 

Any traveler looking for a quaint and inexpensive stay will enjoy the Apple Hostel Bishkek knowing they will be able to easily catch a bus, or car, to any destination.

Interhouse Bishkek

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from $12 / 4-dorm 4.3/5 Map

Features to take note of:

  •  Orthopedic mattresses 
  •  Refrigerators and lockers 
  •  Professional staff 
  •  Superb cleanliness 
  •  Prime location 

The Interhouse Bishkek is a hostel set in a prime and convenient location. Being close to Philarmonia and the Youth square, as well as the main street in Bishkek, every guest will have the opportunity to walk and visit many popular destinations.

Not only will travelers have easy access to tourist sites, but they will also find comfort knowing they are near supermarkets, cafes, banks, and within 5 minutes of the tourist information center. With just a short walk to the bus station, travelers will be able to visit many popular attractions throughout the country while staying in a comfortable, safe hostel. 

Visitors will not be disappointed with the ease and comfort found at the Interhouse Bishkek. 

Centre Hostel

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from $7 / 8-dorm 4.6/5 Map

Features to take note of:

  •  24-hour cancellation available 
  •  No curfew 
  •  Smoke-free 
  •  Air conditioning in rooms 

Located in the quiet downtown area of Bishkek, the Centre Hostel is within walking distance of many malls and transportation stations. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a free drink, friendly staff available 24/7, and clean rooms.

Guests are also provided the option to rent a bicycle and request transfer service if needed to ensure they can travel around the city with ease. The Centre Hostel offers free private parking so guests will feel safe and secure with their vehicles as well as free lockers for all their belongings located in the lobby of the hostel. 

Guests will feel safe and comfortable in the Centre Hostel knowing they are being taken care of by friendly staff who take cleanliness and comfort seriously. 

Friends Guest House & Hostel 

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from $6 / 6-dorm 4.5/5 Map

With a convenient location for visitors wanting to go into the city, the Friends Guest House and Hostel is a welcoming location. With a short drive from the airport, guests will feel at peace in their clean rooms and stocked kitchen. Any traveler will easily be able to visit the Osh Bazaar and town center with a short walk from the hostel.

The Friends Guest House and Hostel has a lovely yard where guests can commune and relax with each other–the perfect place to make new friends. With a bus pickup at the entrance, any traveler will be able to get to and from their attractions quickly and efficiently. 

Features to take note of:

  •  Extremely clean 
  •  Near many big attractions 
  •  Friendly and helpful staff 
  •  Comfortable and homey environment 

Visiting Bishkek would not be complete without a few nights stay at the Friends Guest House and Hostel, where everyone is welcome. 

Freelander Work and Travel Hostel

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from $9 / 6-dorm 4.9/5 Map

Every guest will find comfort and ease at the Freeland Work and Travel Hostel. With features for all travelers to enjoy, any guest will feel as though they are visiting family for a fun vacation.

Within the hostel, everyone will able to relax as the hostel offers a mini-library for the literature lovers, quiet workspaces, special events for those who want to get out and have a good time, and clean living spaces for all. Here, at the Freeland Work and Travel Hostel, they believe that every guest will feel freedom and joy during their stay.

Features to take note of:

  •  Air conditioning 
  •  Flat-screen TV 
  •  Large kitchen 
  •  Fantastic location 
  •  Clean facility and friendly staff 

Every guest will feel as though they have come home when visiting the Freelander WOrk and Travel Hostel. 


Between the many quaint hostels and overnight options, anyone visiting Bishkek will be able to find an affordable, clean, and friendly place to sleep and meet other likeminded individuals. Whether they’re visiting to backpack across the Celestial Mountains, photographing the Fairy Tale Canyon, or simply buying goods at a local bazaar and enjoying a beer with the locals, all guests will be able to find the perfect accommodations to rest their feet at.

Those coming from other countries, who may not be familiar with local spots, will still feel as though they are capturing the magic of tourism with any of these six options. When traveling, the last thing anyone wants on their mind is the service and comfort they will find upon arriving at their destination, and with so much variety and price range, Bishkek is clearly the best place to begin any tourist’s next adventure in both ease and budget. With the inviting atmosphere and superb service, any recommended hostel or stay will make visitors want to return again and again. Come and enjoy the lovely sites of Kyrgystan!