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Where to stay in the center of Kaliningrad? How to choose a hotel or apartment

Kaliningrad (formerly Konigsberg) is the administrative center of the Kaliningrad region, is the largest and most visited city in the region.

Within the city is the international Khrabrovo airport - the only airport in the area, as well as train station "South", which arrive (and depart) long-distance trains and local trains plying in the region; and a bus station with connections (and come respectively) buses in the region, in other regions of Russia and in Europe (Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, etc.). Flights to Kaliningrad...

In this regard, the majority of tourists, even those for whom Kaliningrad does not become the main place of stay in the Kaliningrad region, come first to Kaliningrad itself, and only then leave for the resorts of the region (Svetlogorsk, Zelenogradsk, Yantarny, Pioneer, Curonian Spit, etc.).

Nevertheless, spending time in Kaliningrad, even passing through for a couple of days, is undoubtedly worth it. There is something to see and where to go in the city.

For the convenience of sightseeing and trips around the region, in Kaliningrad it is best to choose a means of accommodation in the city center. But the center of Kaliningrad is quite extensive, therefore, the whole rest may depend on the choice of a hotel (or other accommodation facility) - walking distance to the main attractions, parks and lakes, and (or) train stations and stops for traveling around the region and beyond.

The bulk of Kaliningrad's accommodation facilities are represented by apartments (separate apartments with all amenities), there are also good hotels and more budget accommodation facilities - guest houses and hostels.

Where to stay in Kaliningrad? How to choose an accommodation facility?

Fish Village and Kanta Island with Cathedral

Ethnographic and trade and craft complex Fish Village, stylized as the pre-war East Prussian city of Koenigsberg, and Kant Island with a park area and The cathedral is the main and most popular attractions, as well as places for walking and recreation in Kaliningrad.

In addition, stopping near these places, within walking distance there will be such significant places as: the Museum of the World Ocean, the Nizhny Pond, the embankments of the Pregolya River, Konigsberg Stock Exchange with the Museum of Fine Arts, synagogue, Kaliningrad Stadium, Holy Cross Cathedral (formerly Kreutskirche) and Leninsky Prospekt, leading to Victory Square - the central square of the city.

There are good restaurants in the "Fish Village": "Madame Boucher", located in the view tower and the seafood restaurant "Fish Club". A little further away is the ASADO steakhouse - 93 Leninsky Prospekt.

Near the Fishing Village and the island of Kant, you can stop:

- 4-star Kaiserhof Hotel, located on the banks of the Pregolya River in the "Fish Village".

The hotel offers rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant with a transparent roof and stained glass windows, a spa center with a swimming pool, a pool bar, a sun terrace, steam baths and a hot tub.

Most rooms have a balcony with views of the river or the Konigsberg Cathedral.

The room rate can include: breakfast, breakfast + dinner or breakfast + lunch + dinner. Link to the hotel booking

- 3-star hotel Skipper, located in the "Fish village" and which overlooks the Pregolya River and the island of Kant with the cathedral.

The hotel has rooms with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant-bar and free parking.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, a work space, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- 3-star hotel "At the Honey Bridge" with a river view, restaurant, bar, terrace, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are equipped with a kettle, TV, wardrobe and bathroom.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Museum of the World Ocean

The Museum of the World Ocean is one of the best and the largest museum in the city of Kaliningrad, which is a comprehensive marine museum.

The museum includes: the embankment of the historical fleet, museum vessels, individual expositions, exhibition complexes and historical and cultural centers.

The museum is located along the river embankment, near the Fishing Village and the Cathedral.

On board one of the museum vessels, you can stay in guest cabins with shared toilet, shower and kitchen. Free private parking is available on site. Link to the guest cabins of the ship booking

Also near the Museum of the World Ocean you can stop:

- 4-star Holiday Inn Hotel with fitness center, shared lounge, bar, restaurant, 24-hour front desk, free parking and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are equipped with a desk, a kettle, a flat-screen TV, a bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- 3-star Ibis Kaliningrad Center Hotel with bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and 2 equipped meeting rooms.

The rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safe, a bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Kaliningrad Hotel

The 3-star Kaliningrad Hotel is one of the most famous in the city.

It is located at the intersection of the main streets of the city (Leninsky Prospekt and Shevchenko Street). Near the hotel there is an abundance of cafes and restaurants, there is also a shopping center "Kaliningrad Plaza" with a cinema, a food court and a large supermarket on the ground floor.

Near the hotel there are such popular attractions of the town as: the Fish Village, the Cathedral, the Museum of the World Ocean, the Lower Lake, the House of Soviets, the ruins of Konigsberg Castle and the Bunker Museum.

The Kaliningrad Hotel has 2 restaurants of international cuisine and free parking.

The rooms are equipped with satellite TV, sofas, a work desk and a private bathroom.

The room rate may include breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

Victory Square

Victory Square is the central square of the city and is located in the very center of Kaliningrad, which is very convenient for walking and traveling around the city.

There are three shopping centers around the square, the central market is located nearby, there are many cafes, restaurants and shops nearby, as well as the Kaliningrad-Severny railway station from which trains depart (and arrive) in the region, including to the resort towns of Svetlogorsk and Zelenogradsk.

Near the square there are such popular attractions of the town as: the sculpture "Fighting bison", the fountain at the monument to Schiller, the Drama Theater and significant historical buildings. And the center of the square itself is decorated with the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

On the square, in the shopping center "Clover" there is a good restaurant "Hop". Also near are: Czech restaurant "Hasek" at the address: Leninsky Prospekt, 1; restaurants Kaiser Wurst and Gelateria Italiana, located in the shopping center "Europe"; the Brasserie de Verres en Verrs Radisson hotel; restaurant Britannica in the Mall Epicenter, near the Central market at the address: ulitsa Professora Baranova, 30.

Near Victory Square, you can stop:

- The 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Kaliningrad, where David Beckham stayed in 2018 when he visited Kaliningrad to cheer for "his" national team in a match against the Belgian national team.

The hotel has a spa center, free Wi-Fi, underground parking and a 24-hour front desk.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and a mini-bar. Most rooms have a Nespresso coffee machine. Mineral water is provided free of charge.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- 3-star EUROPE Hotel and Apartments located in the shopping center Europe.

At the hotel: 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi and private parking.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a microwave, a kettle, a shower and a desk. Some rooms have a seating area. Link to the hotel booking

- apartment on Victory Square with free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

The apartment features a balcony, a kitchen with a microwave, a refrigerator, a stove and a kettle, a living area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Link to the apartment booking

- KD Hostel with free Wi-Fi, free parking, family rooms, kitchen and washing machine. There is a shared lounge with a TV.

The hostel has private and dormitory rooms with curtained beds, individual lamps and lockers. Link to the hostel booking

Kaliningrad Zoo and Mira Street

Kaliningrad Zoo is one of the largest and oldest zoos in Russia.

The main entrance to the zoo is located on Mira Avenue, 26. Mira Avenue is one of the main and most interesting streets of the city. Along the street there are coffee shops, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Near the Kaliningrad Zoo there are: the Zarya cinema, the Baltika Stadium, the monument to the conquerors of the near Universe and the central Park of culture and Recreation.

Near the zoo you can stop:

- 3-star hotel Moscow, located directly opposite the entrance to the zoo, on Mira Avenue.

Near the hotel there is a good restaurant "Parmesan" - address: Living Room street, 3, a little further: restaurant "La Storia" - Mira Avenue, 31 and pub "London" - Mira Avenue, 33.

In the hotel: free private parking, free Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar and family rooms. Link to the hotel booking

- Loft studio near the zoo with a balcony, garden and city views, a kettle and free Wi-Fi.

The apartment has a bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a washing machine and a bathroom with a shower. Link to the apartment booking

- apartment on Zoologicheskaya 11B with a balcony, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a bidet. Link to the apartment booking

- 3-star Hotel Turtle, located on the opposite ("back") the sides of the zoo relative to the street of the World.

At the hotel: free Wi-Fi, free parking, family rooms, restaurant, bar, garden with wooden gazebos, sauna and billiard room.

The hotel's rooms are decorated with classic furniture and equipped with modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, electronic safes and mini-bars. Link to the hotel booking

Central Park

Central Park Kaliningrad is one of the favorite places for walking and relaxing in the city among local residents.

Many plants and trees that were planted in the pre-war years have been preserved in the park.

In the park: alleys for walks, places to relax, fountains, a children's area with attractions, kiosks with snacks and food, the church of Queen Louise, sculptures and monuments.

The central entrance to the park faces Mira Avenue.

Near the park are: the Amalienau district, the Altes Haus apartment museum and the Kaliningrad Regional Musical Theater. Near the central entrance to the park there is a good restaurant-pizzeria "Peperoncino" - address: Elena Kovalchuk Street, 3/9.

Near the Central Park you can stop:

- 4-star Chaika Hotel with fitness center, restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi, free parking and 24-hour front desk.

In the hotel: rooms and suites with modern amenities and a work desk.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- Villa Toscana with garden with fountain, restaurant, 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi and parking.

The rooms are equipped with a desk, a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle. Some rooms have a view of the garden.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the villa booking

- Amalienau Apartment features a garden, barbecue facilities, free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

The apartment has a bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a washing machine and a bathroom with a shower. Link to the apartment booking

- Tolstoy Art Hostel is a hostel with family rooms, a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi throughout. Link to the hostel booking

Amalienau district

Amalienau - former prestigious suburban quarter (district) Konigsberg, now part of the Central District of Kaliningrad.

Amalienau was known for its fashionable villas, which were built for the wealthy class of residents, had unusual and luxurious, at that time, decorations and exterior details.

In the area, the Poplavok pond (or Bread Lake) is especially noteworthy - a small pond along which the embankment runs, there are places for recreation, a playground and bridges across the channels of the pond are equipped.

In Amalienau you can stay:

- Black Cat II Apartment with garden view, balcony, free Wi-Fi and parking.

The apartment has a bedroom, a flat-screen TV, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a kettle, a washing machine and a bathroom with a bathtub. Link to the apartment booking

- guest house "Villa Ratshof"

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a microwave. The bathroom is equipped with slippers. Guest house link booking

- Gut Haus Apartment offers free private parking, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi.

The apartment has a bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a washing machine and a bathroom with a bidet. Link to the apartment booking

- hostel and mini-hotel Altshtadt with free Wi-Fi, free parking, 24-hour front desk and family rooms.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. A kettle is also provided. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hostel and mini-hotel booking

Remark! At the expense of staying in Amalienau ... - it is better not to stop, since the area is located quite far from the other main attractions of Kaliningrad and has a less developed infrastructure, compared to the central places of the city. On the other hand, there is a more relaxed atmosphere in Amalienau than in the very center of the city.

It is better to visit Amalienau on a one-time basis: come or come on your own, or with an excursion. But here, as they say (as well as in the case of catering establishments listed in this article), "the taste and color ..." about which there is no dispute.

Upper Lake with Yunost Park and Maraunenhof district

The Upper Lake is a reservoir located in the center of Kaliningrad and is particularly popular for walking and recreation among citizens and guests of the city.

Around the lake there is an embankment for walking with places to relax, a bike path is laid, there are children's and sports grounds.

Near the upper lake is the Yunost Park, considered one of the best parks in Kaliningrad for family holidays.

Maraunenhof is a district of Kaliningrad (also the garden district), which was once a suburban quarter of northern Konigsberg.

Currently, the Maraunenhof district is a remnant of the historic German quarter, with cobblestone streets and still preserved, albeit few, houses of the former Konigsberg.

Near the lake and the park are: Amber Museum (Dona Tower), Rosgarten Gate, Wrangel Tower, St. Alexander Nevsky Church and the Oberteich bastion.

Near the Upper Lake, the park and in the Mariunenhof area, you can stop:

- The 4-star Mercure Kaliningrad Hotel, located directly near the Upper Lake embankment.

At the hotel: terrace, restaurant, bar, sauna, free private parking, 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a wardrobe and a private bathroom. The hotel has a number of rooms with lake views.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- 4-star Oberteich Luxury Hotel with a swimming pool, fitness center, bar, free Wi-Fi, free parking and a tour desk.

The hotel offers its guests apartments with a leather seating area. The apartment features a TV with cable channels, a minibar and a desk. Some of the apartments have a private terrace with lake views.

The price may include breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

- 3-star Hotel Oberteich, which occupies a villa-style building on the lake and offers suites with free Wi-Fi and lake views.

The hotel has a swimming pool, landscaped garden, free parking, spa and wellness center.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- 3-star Tourist Hotel with a nightclub, free Wi-Fi, free private parking, restaurant, bar, meeting room and banquet hall.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- also: Villa Glamour with spa, sauna and indoor pool; Villa Tatiana Verkhneozernaya with rooms with wooden trim and wooden floors; apartment "On Proletarskaya 117" with a shared lounge, children's playground on site and lake views.

Lower Lake

Lower Lake is a large artificial reservoir located in the center of Kaliningrad.

Currently, the lake is the oldest structure of Konigsberg that has survived to this day. It has an irregular strongly elongated shape, stretches from Shevchenko Street to Chernyakhovsky Street, where it is connected and fed by water flowing from Lake Superior with the help of a water cascade.

The area around the shores of the Lower Lake is a green relaxation area.

Near the lake: Marshal Vasilevsky Square, Kaliningrad Regional Historical and Art Museum, Bunker Museum, Upper Lake and Amber Museum, House of Soviets, Fish Village and Kant Island with a Cathedral.

Near the Lower Lake there is a good restaurant "Mushkino" with game dishes from their own hunting grounds and fish dishes. Address: Sergeeva Street, 14.

Near the Lower Lake you can stop:

- 5-star Crystal House Suite Spa Hotel with a terrace, fitness center, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking, spa and wellness center, bar, family rooms, 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a coffee machine, air conditioning, a desk, a seating area, a dining area and a bathroom with a bath, a bidet and free toiletries. Some rooms have access to a terrace.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the spa hotel booking

- 3-star Don Hotel, located near the lake and the Amber Museum, on Marshal Vasilevsky Square.

The hotel has a restaurant with a summer terrace, a bar, soundproofed rooms, free Wi-Fi and free guarded parking.

The rooms and suites are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar, a work desk, a hairdryer and free toiletries in the bathroom.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

- Brand New Apartment with a balcony overlooking the lake, a shared lounge and garden, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a washing machine and a bathroom with a shower. Link to the apartment booking

Kaliningrad Stadium

- apartment with river view (Oktyabrskaya 57);

- apartment "Oktyabrskaya 61" (apartment Oktyabrskaya 61);

- apartment on Oktyabrskaya (apartment on Oktyabrskaya);

- Kneiphof Apartments;

- apartments on Kneiphof Island.

- apartments on Kneiphof Island.

The distance from the Fishing village to the stadium is about 2 kilometers.

Yuzhny railway station and bus station

If you need to spend the night near the Yuzhny train station and (or) the bus station, you can stay at the 4-star Marton Palace Hotel with rooms, suites and studios. Or in one of the many nearby apartments.

Opposite the bus station there is a shopping center with a large supermarket "Victoria" on the ground floor. Near the railway station - "McDonald's".

Near the stations you can visit: the Museum of the history of the Kaliningrad railway (free of charge, located near the building of the Southern railway station, entrance by stairs near the administration of the Kaliningrad railway (Kievskaya Street, 1); Brandenburg Gate; Church of the Holy Family (now Kaliningrad Regional Philharmonic named after E.F. Svetlanov). Walk along Kalinin Avenue and visit: Yuzhny Park, Friedlansky Gate with a museum and the Pregel bastion.

!!! All accommodation facilities in Kaliningrad, both in the city center and near the main attractions, and outside the center and more remotely from the attractions, can be viewed and booked herebooking

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