Where are the best neighborhoods to stay for a solo traveler coming to Minsk? Looking for a safe area with younger crowd and budget is flexible.
I didn't too acquainted with the neighborhoods with my short time in Minsk. Where I stayed was a cool area with a mix of a younger and older crowd. I have to put in a vote for Hotel Planeta mostly because it’s so weird. You definitely need a “When in Rome…” attitude about this place because the service is really just OK, but the hotel itself is this strange, futuristic structure that looks like where the Jetsons would live if they lived here. I also put cleanliness as a priority and they are very, very clean and safe! Never felt unease when I was walking around.
The only other hotel I know there is Hotel East Time which is also clean and pretty inexpensive, but very bare bones. Not nearly as fun as Planeta but a good back up!