At a Glance
One of the best accommodation options in the area
Well-furnished with basic but comfortable amenities
Good location for visiting the Baikonur Cosmodrome
Best time to Visit
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Kazakhstan's Southern Desert enjoys the warmest climate in all of Kazakhstan, with temperatures often hitting 36°C during the summer months of June-August. The weather may get a little chilly during the winter months of December-February but it is noticeably warmer than the rest of Kazakhstan.
To start planning your vacation to Sputnik Hotel
Sputnik Hotel is an Italian-run 4 star hotel that is one of the best available hotels in the city of Baikonur, known for its large space launch facility.
Although basic, Sputnik hotel is one of the best accommodation options in Baikonur. Located in the north-eastern region of Baikonur, it offers a clean, comfortable and well-located base for visiting the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Sputnik Hotel's simple exterior holds within a well-equipped hotel, with facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and multiple dining options. The hotel offers both standard and suite rooms, both of which are functional, clean and comfortable.
The rooms are basic but functional, with working WiFi.
The hotel offers a bar and restaurant, an indoor swimming pool and a gym. For recreation, there is a table tennis table and billiard facilities.
The main attraction near the hotel is Baikonur's rocket launch pad - a must-see for all space enthusiasts.
Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve
Listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Center, Aksu Zhabagly Reserve offers a stunningly diverse landscapes from semi-deserts to snow-capped peaks. It is also home for argali, deer, lynx, snow leopards, bears and many wildlife.
Baikonur Town & Space History
Glimpse into the past and future of space history at the Museum of History of Space Travels, Memorials of Outdated Spaceships and Protons, International Space School, Memorials of the Airplanes AN-12, I1-14 and where Yuri Gagarin and Korolev once lived.
Get up close to rocket machineries, space shuttles and space suits at Baikonur Spaceport Museum and Buran Spaceship. Visit the launch site of Gagarinsky Start. If you visit during the rocket launch date, you get to witness an actual space launch live!
Noah's Ark Day Trip
Believed to be the final landing site of Noah’s Ark during the Great Flood, you will visit Kazygurt mountain where the sacred stones of “Adam & Eve”, “Noah’s Breakfast Ark”, “Dastarkan” and animal stones can be found.
Discover Sayram, one of Kazakh’s oldest settlements including a visit to the Local History Museum, Ibrahim-Ata Mausoleum, Karashash-Ana Mausoleum and medieval minaret.
Twin Silk Road Cities: Turkestan & Otrar
Discover Silk Road history with a visit to Otrar including the Local History Museum, Arystan-Bab Mausoleum and Otrar archaeological site before exploring the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Hilvet underground mosque and Necropolis in Turkestan.
Seriously Special Kazakhstan with Space Rocket Launch
Almaty & Baikonur
from $7300 pp 5 nights
- Once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness an actual rocket launch first hand!
- Space enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn the history of space exploration at the very site where the first satellite and the first human was flown into the space from
- Get up close to rocket machineries, space shuttles and space suits at Baikonur Spaceport Museum and an actual spaceship!
Location & directions
Sputnik Hotel is located in the city of Baikonur.
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