We booked a double room with attached bath for 6500t/night on booking.com. There are no signs outside that indicate it is Turkstan hotel, except for the address. 49 is posted to the left of the door and atm. We walked past it initially, but then walked back and found it knowing it was across from the market.
The lady at reception was friendly and spoke limited english. We had information written so that helped with communication. We paid and were directed to the 5th floor for our room.
The room was well used but clean. There is a king size bed, tv, fridge, phone and balcony looking out to the mountains. It is basic but good value compared to cost of other hotels if you want budget accomodation.
It was noisy in the evening with a group of children playing in the hall, but through the night it was quiet.
It was about a 20 minute walk from Almaty 2 station.
For budget accommodation in a city, we found the Turkestan acceptable.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking