Where To Stay in Baku, Azerbaijan: Best Hotels, Airbnbs & Hostels


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Tourist numbers are continuing to increase to Baku. With travellers ranging from penny-pinching backpackers to luxury tourists looking to spend a few days in the Azeri capital, more and more people are wondering where to stay in Baku, Azerbaijan.

With the increase in tourism in Baku, it should come as no surprise that there are no shortage of possible accommodation options to suit different budgets and locations depending on the purpose of your visit. This guide will help break down the best areas to stay in Baku as well as which are the best-rated hotels and hostels in the city. Once you’re finished reading, you should hopefully have no problems choosing where to stay in Baku, Azerbaijan!

Apart from focusing on some of the best hotels and hostels in Baku, it’s also worth remembering that there are a number of options for private apartments on Airbnb if you prefer. Some highly-rated options include this cosy apartment located near the historical attractions.

Want a quick answer? For tourists or short term stays, staying in Baku Old Town or Downtown is ideal. These are some top accommodation choices:

Baku Old Town: Sahil Hostel & Hotel (Budget), Deniz Inn Boutique Hotel (Mid-Range), Four Seasons Hotel Baku (Luxury) & Cosy apartment in Center (Airbnb)

Baku Downtown: Stay Inn Baku Hostel (Budget), La Casa Fountains Square (Mid-Range), JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel (Luxury) & Modern Panoramic Apartment (Airbnb).

Where to Stay in Baku Old Town

The Old Town, known locally as Icheri Sheher, is the best area to stay in Baku for tourists if it’s your first time visiting and you want to make the most of your time in the city. This area is filled with the main historical attractions of the city such as the Maiden Tower & Palace of the Shirvanshahs, as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes.

There are is no shortage of accommodation options in this part of the city with plenty of options available regardless of your overall travel budget for Azerbaijan. This section includes hotels and hostels located both in the Baku Old Town and just outside in the wider Sabayil district.

The Old Town is a good choice if you're wondering where to stay in Baku
Baku’s Old Town with the modern Baku in the background

Best Budget Hotels & Hostels in Baku Old Town

Sahil Hostel & Hotel – Consistently rated as one of the best budget places to stay in Baku, this hostel and hotel offers both dorms and private rooms. Their dorms contain all the amenities one might expect from a modern hostel such as private curtains and individual sockets with the private rooms offering a great experience for travellers who prefer a bit more privacy. There is also a large common room for guests to use as well as a kitchen and laundry facilities. Click here to check availability

Travel Inn Hostel – Another good option for backpackers in Baku, this hostel offers primary dorm rooms only with a couple of larger private rooms suitable for families also available. Rooms are modern and air-conditioned with 24-hour reception and a kitchen for guests to use. Click here to check availability

Twin Castle Boutique Hotel – Located directly in the Old Town of Baku, this budget hotel is perfect for guests looking for some privacy at an affordable price. They offer a range of private rooms, each with their own bathroom and breakfast included in the nightly rate. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other budget rooms in Baku Old Town.

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Baku Old Town

Sahil Inn Hotel – A comfortable mid-range hotel in Baku, they have some rooms that offer views of the Formula One making it the best place to stay in Baku if you’re visiting during the annual race. They offer a couple of different room private room options with breakfast included in the daily rate. Click here to check availability

Sunday Hotel Baku – Located just outside of the Baku Old Town, this mid-range hotel has a wide range of private rooms suitable for couples, singles and small families. Rooms are modern, with private bathrooms and breakfast is included daily. Click here to check availability

Deniz Inn Boutique Hotel – A lovely boutique hotel, ideal for couples enjoying a few days in Baku. Located directly in the Old Town, close to the famous Maiden Tower, this hotel is perfect if you want to maximise your sightseeing days! Rooms are spacious and breakfast is included. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other mid-range hotels in Baku Old Town.

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Baku’s Maiden Tower

Best Luxury Hotels in Baku Old Town

ART Gallery Boutique Hotel – Located just outside Baku Old Town, next to the City Walls, this boutique hotel offers a wide selection of luxury private rooms. Decorated in a classic and elegant style, the hotel offers guests superb service with the option to include breakfast in the nightly rate. Click here to check availability

Promenade Hotel Baku – Another great option if you’re after a bit of luxury when searching for the best place to stay in Baku. This hotel is located in the southern section of the Old Town, offering guests spacious modern private rooms with a restaurant on-site and breakfast included daily. Click here to check availability

Four Seasons Hotel Baku – If budget isn’t a consideration at all, then this luxury hotel might well be the best place to stay in all of Baku. Located between the Old Town & Caspian Sea, rooms are incredibly luxurious and elegant with a number of restaurants and bars on site. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other luxury hotels in Baku Old Town.

Best Airbnbs in Baku Old Town

Cosy apartment in Center – Located right on the edge of the Old Town, this modern apartment is close to all the major attractions of Baku. It’s well equipped with fast WiFi and a responsive host.

City centre apartment – This classically decorated city centre apartment is ideal for families as it has two bedrooms and also includes a free transfer if staying for over 4 nights.

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other Airbnbs in Baku!

Where to Stay in Baku Downtown

Baku Downtown, which is part of the wider Nasimi district of the city, is a great place to stay in the city if you prefer to stay in a more modern part of Baku. This area is perhaps most famous for the pedestrianised and luxurious Nizami Street, but there are still plenty of interesting historical sites to explore.

This area also has plenty of restaurants, cafes and shopping malls making it ideal if the purpose of your visit isn’t necessarily the sightseeing of the Old Town.

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Nizami Street

Best Budget Hotels & Hostels in Baku Downtown

Stay Inn Baku Hostel & Hotel – A good budget option located in Baku downtown, they offer both dormitories and private rooms suitable for both couples and families. Rooms are with a shared bathroom only and guests have access to kitchen facilities with the option to include breakfast. Click here to check availability

KAHA Hotel & Hostel – A similar budget option to the above hostel and hotel, dorms and private rooms are also available with shared bathroom facilities only. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other budget options in Baku downtown.

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Baku Downtown

La Casa Fountains Square – Located in Baku downtown but still within walking distance of the Old Town, this mid-range hotel has a large selection of private suitable for various group sizes. Breakfast is included daily with all rooms also having access to some basic kitchen facilities. Click here to check availability

El Royal Hotel – A modern mid-range hotel located in Baku downtown, they offer a wide selection of private rooms suitable for solo travellers, couples and families. Rooms are air-conditioned, contain a private bathroom and breakfast is included in the daily rate. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other mid-range hotels in Baku downtown.

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A fountain in Baku

Best Luxury Hotels in Baku Downtown

Winter Park Hotel – A modern and spacious luxury hotel, located in the heart of Baku’s downtown. They offer a range of rooms suitable for couples and larger families. There is an on-site restaurant and guests have the option of including daily breakfast in their nightly rate. Click here to check availability

JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel – One of the most luxurious hotels to stay in all of Baku, this five-star establishment offers guests world-class service and amenities. Rooms are incredibly modern, with some offering great city views and guests have access to on-site restaurants, swimming pool, gym and sauna. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other luxury hotels in Baku downtown.

Best Airbnbs in Baku Downtown

Modern & Panoramic Apartment – This 17th-floor two-bedroom apartment is great for families, with an amazing view of the city on offer. It’s furnished with modern furniture and appliances and has optic WiFi.

Central Baku Studio Apartment – A recently renovated studio apartment in Baku Downtown, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay and has responsive owners.

Where to Stay in Yasamal

The Yasamal region of Baku is north of the Baku Old Town and downtown areas, making it ideal for travellers who prefer to stay in a more local area of the city. While there aren’t as many points of interest here, you will find a lot more local eateries as well as the Taza Bazaar – a great local marketplace worth exploring regardless of whether you stay here or not.

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Baku’s Taza Bazaar

Best Budget Hotels & Hostels in Yasamal

Cth Baku Hostel – A great budget option located in a local part of Baku, they offer a range of private rooms suitable for solo travellers and couples. A great breakfast is included daily and guests have access to a shared common area. Just be prepared to walk up a few flights of stairs! Click here to check availability

Flora Hostel  – A good option if you’re a penny-pinching backpacker looking to save as much as possible in Baku. This hostel offers dorms as well as an optional breakfast. Guests also have access to a shared kitchen Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to find other budget options in Yasamal!

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Yasamal

Seven Boutique Hotel  – Located in the Yasamal district but still within talking distance of all of Baku’s major attractions, this boutique hotel is a great mid-range option for travellers. They offer a range of private rooms suitable for couples and larger families with breakfast included daily and a shared kitchen to use. Click here to check availability

Baku Palace Hotel  – Another great mid-range option that is also located within walking distance of Baku’s Old Town and located to next to a park. There’s a wide selection of private rooms with a restaurant also on-site and the option to include breakfast in your nightly rate. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to find other mid-range options in Yasamal!

Best Luxury Hotels in Yasamal

Point Hotel Baku – This is a great luxury option for travellers looking for first-class service at a more affordable price compared to an equivalent hotel in the city’s Old Town or downtown. All guests have access to a fitness centre and spa with an indoor pool as well as two on-site restaurants. Click here to check availability

Hyatt Regency Baku – Another great place to stay in Baku if you’re after a luxurious stay. Located a few minutes drive from the Old Town, guests have access to modern and elegant rooms as well as a state-of-the-art fitness and spa centre. There are also a selection of restaurants, cafes and lounges on the premises. Click here to check availability

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other luxury options in Yasamal!

Best Airbnbs in Yasamal

Sea view apartment – A two-bedroom apartment on the 17th floor, there is a bus stop nearby if you want to get into the city centre. There are many shops and restaurants in the area plus the host can organise excursions or transfers.

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Baku’s iconic Heydar Aliyev Centre

There are a number of great options for travellers visiting Baku looking for a place to stay. No matter what you’re price range of specifications, you’ll be sure to find a suitable place to enjoy the Azeri capital!

Are you wondering where to stay in Baku? What’s your favourite region of the city? Let us know in the comments below!

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Michael is a co-founder and writer for The World Was Here First. When not obsessively searching for flight deals, Michael likes being ultra-competitive at table tennis, gazing at street art, and contemplating life while sipping a dram of fine single malt whisky.

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