Old City Baku, Baku

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The nation's first World Heritage Site, Old City Baku seamlessly blends Eastern and Western cultural influences within its tall historic walls. Built during the medieval period, the city's ancient core contains numerous prominent monuments, including its iconic 12th-century tower and 15th-century palace. Immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere as you wander through the bustling narrow streets and explore neighborhoods often named after a nearby mosque or guilds such as shipbuilding, blacksmithing, or cart-driving. Surrounding cafes and restaurants serve up refreshments and inexpensive local delicacies. A visit to Old City Baku represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Baku trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The ancient city of Baku is small with old buildings, you can find small businesses where coffee and undoubtedly the most iconic archaeological pieces, was not a big deal, I've been to better care places
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  • It is a goof sample of eastern tradition place. So quiet and like a typical community. Alleys are so nice and people around are so fantastic. You should visit it if your pace cross through the Baku.  more »
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  • We spent a few nights at Baku old city hostel. Within this stay, the following problems arose: - our double room we reserved was overbooked so we could not sleep in it - airconditioning was freezing at first and then stopped working - worst of all, they cost us a deportation, more than 24h delay on our trip and 300km detour. They said they'd register us with migration services but didn't. When trying to get help for this they were very reluctant and they still didn't compensate us. Would NOT recommend this hostel to ANYONE! See other reviews too, people keep being double booked and otherwise scammed.
  • We had a confirmed booking at this place, but when a larger group wanted to stay there they apparently deleted it and told us that the hostel was full because this big group had just arrived, even though they admitted that we had booked first. They called another hostel where we could stay for a different rate. Can't comment on the hostel itself so the two stars are for the way they handled the situation.
  • My girlfriend and I we stayed four nights at the hostel. From the beginning on, we talked to the girl at the reception, that we needed a registration, because according to the law, if you stay longer than 10 days in the country, you need to register. Normally, the hotel/hostel, where you stay does that for you. But in our case, the reception forgot and then we should contact the owner. Two times we needed to send him pictures of our passport and visa, he said, he would go to the office and handle it. By the time of doing this, we left towards Sheki, still hoping, our registrations would arrive on time, so we can stay longer than only 10 days in the country. After contacting him again and again, we never got anything back, but empty promises. In the end, we didn´t want to risk paying a fine of 150 Euro at the border and we left Azerbaijan on the 10th day. The owner really let us down on this one and there is no excuse of "having forgotten it", because we reminded him minimum three times. He simply did not care and played us. So bad, I never understood, why he did not just tell us, we need to do it on our own or whatever, but giving us promises like "tomorrow I´ll send it to you via email". Other than that, the hostel was ok, only the girl at the reception was fighting so much with the cleaning lady, every morning she was screaming at her like crazy and we felt very sorry for the lady, who also had to prepare the breakfast. That was tasty, but too late (from 9am till 11am). In summer, it is so hot in Baku and if you want to start your day very early before the midday heat, you should consider eating breakfast somewhere else.
  • A very clean and nice hostel. Offers you excellent facilities like free WiFi and hot shower. Breakfast quality is also good.
  • Perfect hostel, perfect location!

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Baku's emphasis on architectural diversity--and its fondness for constructions that put all previous buildings to shame--has yielded a range of accommodations. Look no further than the waterfront high-rises for contemporary luxury, or take a peek at the more storied surrounding boulevards for 19th-century class, with grand hotels and stylish boutiques set in Baroque and neoclassical buildings. A smattering of budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses lies throughout the city, particularly on side streets close to the main attractions and train stations.
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