IRC HOTEL, NEMIGA STREET, POBEDITELEI AVENUE
12 Korolya Street, Minsk
The hostel of the International Relations Center (Belarus Ministry of Education) is a four-floor building that belongs to the Ministry of Education and it is the best option for a budget traveler in Minsk. All its rooms are well-appointed (beds, bathtubs or shower cabins, TV sets and refrigerators in every room) and come at a very good price, those without overhaul cost less. Bathrooms are appointed with shower cabins and in more expensive options – bathtubs.
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The establishment has no official website. Please contact the reception +375 17 2008919 to check the availability of the rooms and make a booking. Note, that the hostel receptionists do not speak English and might be reluctant to talk (but generally they are friendly chaps).
Surely not a Hilton, but this is the only legal staying option near Mir Castle (beside the hotel that is inside the castle) where one can stay overnight at USD 10 or so per person before traveling on.
Approaching this Grodno cafe I had no idea – based on the façade of the place – that the service and meal, especially the latter, would fit my budget, so I popped in out of curiosity.
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