Cheap­est ways to stay in Baku

Azer News - - Country Guide - By Naila Huseynli

This year hos­tel shows a pos­i­tive bal­ance in terms of price com­pat­i­bil­ity and growth com­pared to the pre­vi­ous years. Thus, 57 hos­tels op­er­at­ing in Baku have been reg­is­tered at book­ing.com, and 35 of them were rated up to 9 points by guests.

The main rea­son of high re­sult is clean­ing, friendly ser­vice, and as well as, guest houses are lo­cated in ar­eas close to the cen­ter. In­ter­est to the hos­tels in the cap­i­tal through­out sum­mer months was not so bad. In to­tal, more than 50 per­cent of them have been re­served. This fig­ure is much higher than 90 per­cent in the hos­tels lo­cated in the cen­ter and high­est rated hos­tels. The most en­joy­able fea­ture in the guest houses is their clean­li­ness.

Prices start at 10 man­ats ($5.87) per night. Thus, the hos­tel for six and eight peo­ple is one of the most pop­u­lar in terms of price con­form­ity. How­ever, tourists who come with their fam­i­lies, es­pe­cially Arabs, pre­fer ho­tels with four and five stars.

The growth of tourists vis­it­ing Azer­bai­jan from Ara­bic coun­tries is be­ing ob­served most. Thus, com­pared with last year, the num­ber of Kuwaiti na­tion­als who ar­rived in the coun­try in­creased by 5.1 times, cit­i­zens of Bahrain - by 2.6 times, cit­i­zens of Qatar - 2.1, cit­i­zens of Saudi Ara­bia by 3.5 times, cit­i­zens of Oman - by 1.6 times, cit­i­zens of Iraq - 1.6 times, cit­i­zens of the United Arab Emi­rates - by 1.2 times.

In one of the pop­u­lar ho­tels in the city cen­ter, 66 reser­va­tions were recorded in a day through book­ing.com.

The num­ber of reg­is­tered ho­tels with var­i­ous stars on the site is 165. The night price of 83 of them varies from 0 to 99 man­ats ($58.06). Price per night at 23 ho­tels is more than 390 man­ats ($228.74).

Fur­ther, when we look at to­day's his­tory, we see that 89 per­cent of the guest houses in Baku have al­ready been booked. As much as 62 per­cent of the coun­try’s guests stayed in Baku, 9.7 per­cent in Ga­bala, 5.1 per­cent in Gusar, 4.5 per­cent in Naf­ta­lan, 3.6 per­cent in Guba, 3.4 per­cent in Nakhchivan, 5 per­cent in Khachmaz, 1.1 per­cent in Agstafa and 9.1 per­cent of them in the other re­gions and cities.

The cham­pi­onship brought to­gether 1,074 chess play­ers from 47 Euro­pean coun­tries.

Eight-year-old Azer­bai­jani chess player Ja­han­dar Azadaliyev scored 8 points out of 9 and reached to the high­est step of the podium in the cham­pi­onship.

Na­tional pride, 14-year-old Ayan Al­lahverdiyeva was awarded the ti­tle of Euro­pean Cham­pion by show­ing the same re­sult (8 points out of 9).

Thus, Azer­bai­jani team with two gold medals took sec­ond place af­ter Rus­sia, which gained seven gold, six sil­ver and three bronze medals. Be­laru­sian na­tional team is in third place with one gold, one sil­ver and three bronze medals.

Over­all, ath­letes from 15 coun­tries won medals in the cham­pi­onship.

Chess for cen­turies has been a pop­u­lar game in Azer­bai­jan with an­cient roots closely re­lated to tra­di­tions. The coun­try could pre­serve these tra­di­tions as the chess re­mains to be a cru­cially pop­u­lar sport for now.

The na­tional chess play­ers have al­ways been tak­ing high places at top-ranked tour­na­ments. At present, Shahri­yar Mam­mad­yarov, El­taj Sa­farli, Tey­mur Ra­jabov is the rep­utable grand­mas­ters of Azer­bai­jan. De­spite his short life, Vu­gar Gashimov also had made a re­mark­able con­tri­bu­tion to the chess his­tory of Azer­bai­jan.

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