Topchan Hostel is the perfect place for backpackers looking for somewhere cheap and comfortable to stay in Tashkent.
There are plenty of hotels in the city ranging in price but only a few options for hostels catering for backpackers.
Main foyer at Topchan Hostel
Opened in 2015 by two friends, Oybek and Raphael, who have a passion for welcoming travellers to their city. Oybek was a Couchsurfing ambassador for many years in Tashkent, before that he lived in Paris and traveled Europe extensively. This hostel was built by travellers for travellers. Quite literally, since couchsurfers helped to decorate, fix and mend all aspects of the hostel in return for free accommodation whilst it was being built.
Now a busy, bustling place to stay with rooms getting regularly getting fully booked, especially in high season.
The colourful reception area and friendly staff make everyone who visit feel welcome. Ask any question about Tashkent, travelling Uzbekistan, border crossings and they will know the answer.
Topchan offers a simple but nutritious free buffet breakfast including bread, fruit, cheese, eggs, biscuits and of course tea and coffee. The spacious kitchen/dining area is available to guests to cook their own food any time of the day.
Located slightly out of the city centre, in a quite suburb close to the airport and the main Tashkent train station/metro station is only a 15 minute walk away.
Dormitories are $10 a night and private rooms available from $17. Free WiFi available as well as clothes washing facilities.
Topchan Hostel Kitchen
The whole hostel is decorated with stunning hand-drawn artwork by a local artist. Other walls are filled with messages from guests from around the world. Get a pen and leave your mark on the wall too!
Funky artwork in dormitories at Topchan Hotel