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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

In case you cancel your booking more then 15 days before your arrival we return 100% of prepayment.In other case we do not return the money.

In case you book the place in a shorter period of time between booking and arrival, and need to cancel your booking, we do not return the money.
The return of the money is conducted on your credit card during 10 working days after you send us e-mail letter with cancelation on our e-mail address.
In case you refuse to check in to the room at the day of arrival to our hotel, we do not return the money.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Prepayment Guests are charged an advance payment - the cost of the first night after the reservation and the remaining cost of the stay after 14:00 on the day of arrival.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostel Riverside

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Going to Minsk for business or pleasure? Alone or with your family? With friends or with a group? If you need a hostel in Minsk, stay at Riverside Hostel! The atmosphere is cozy and warm, you will meet lots of people from all over the world!

The modern hostel Riverside is located in the historic part of Minsk, and is ideal for families, for those who prefer silence and quietness and in general for those who love sleeping;)
For the convenience of our guests, the reception desk is opened from 9 am to 9 pm, we have free Wi-Fi and personal lockers. The hostel is close to the Island of Tears – just a five minute walk away – and the Niamiha metro station.
Our rooms are all decorated in original ways, most of them have a river view. All the guests have access to the common kitchen that has a fridge, a microwave and a stove for your convenience.
One of the best features of our hostel is that here you’d have an opportunity to book one of the two most popular tours in Belarus:
1) Mir and Niasvizh Castles
2) Khatyn and Stalin Line.

Each excursion is 25$/person.
Entrance tickets and lunch are paid separately.
Every day at 9 a.m.

We also organize free walking tours to help you explore Minsk city center.

If you have some heavy luggage, feel exhausted, don’t want to get lost or simply enjoy comfort we can actually organize your transfer from and back to the airport. Price - 20 euros.
Do you like to party? Then you’re in the right place! We are the only hostel in Minsk that organizes a pub crawl, during which we’ll show you the best and trendiest bars in Minsk. Our pub crawl is not only an opportunity to enjoy Minsk nightlife but also a great chance to meet new people. The price is 17 euros.
We’ve also created amazing maps for the guests of our city, which can guide you to Minsk’s most popular tourist attractions, museums, shopping malls, bars, cafes and so on. You can explore all of it on the bikes that we offer to rent right here in our hostel.

We speak your language!

How to get:
enter the gate with "love locks" on it, go into the courtyard and up the stairs to the reception.

Please note:
Pay can be done on arrival by CARD ONLY.
Check-in - 14.00
Check out - 12.00 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    Good location: 5 minute walking from subway, city center, supermarket. Good view from the window, friendly staff (Polina), cozy interior. I recommend staying here.
    Ukraine, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    This was a great hostel to stay in. Beds were comfortable, good internet connection, close to restaurants and historic city centre. Great view over lake. Highly recommend
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    Fantastic hostel for Minsk! Right in the Trinity neighborhood, so everything you need is close and the hostel will help you organize if you'd like to get out of the city. I would stay here again for Minsk for sure.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2019
    I've booked a private room and was pleasantly surprised. Clean and in a very nice location. Hostel staff is very hepful. Would recommend and come again.
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 Jan 2020
    The staff here are SO lovely and helpful. They respond quickly on WhatsApp and are happy to organise anything such as transfers from the airport. The location is perfect, walking distance to everything. The beds are comfy and the showers are hot. The only downside is, it can be a bit noisy at night! Would definitely recommend staying here.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Jan 2020
    Really great stay here. The staff were so helpful and friendly! On one night they made family meal and taught us how to make traditional borscht soup. It was a cozy and fun atmosphere. We also booked the Mir castle tour through them and that was a really great day with Ksenyia as our guide.The showers are a little wonky but everything else and the people working there make up for it. Highly recommend staying here.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    18 Oct 2019
    Good hostel, great location, helpful staff. It was slightly confusing to find the first night but just go to the flashing light :-). I had booked 1 night but decided to stay for 2 and the staff were very helpful arranging that. They also booked a taxi for me for my departure. The hostel itself was good but not great - it had good character but the bed was very uncomfortable (could feel the springs in my back) and the facilities were basic. It’s located right on the water though which is Amazing
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2019
    The staff were very friendly! However, any interactions through reception took a really long time. The card machine didn't work, checking in seemed to take forever compared to anywhere else I've been and a lot of time was wasted waiting for reception to get through the customers. Despite this, the location was perfect and rooms, despite being a bit worn and torn, were clean; the cleaner was there like clockwork every day to keep everything in order.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Jul 2019
    Lacking atmosphere. It would have been nice if there was some sort of social organised e.g. dinner or bar crawl. Lids on bins in bathrooms would have been nice too- esp as toilet roll cannot be flushed!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    16 Jan 2020
    If you can avoid that s**t of hostel, just do it, there are more better options in Minsk. In this hostel is very unfriendly staff, and cheeters. I booked one overnight staying 16/17 January 2020. I arrived at about 22:00, I had all documents what I have to need for travelling into Bjelarus, I had money, but they did not want to admit me, and I lost the website fee (something about 1.50 $), I lost time, I was forced to search another hostel. Fortunately, I found another hostel (not far)
    Bosnia And Herzegovina, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wi-Fi