Accommodation and weather in Irkutsk

Railway Station in Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars/Flick

Irkutsk is the most important city of East Siberia, lying on the right part of the Angara, therefor it is also a port city. It is one of the most beautiful cities and a center of the intelectual and economical life in Siberia. Irkutsk has universities, museums, opera and theater, scientific institute and radio station as well.

If you decided to travel to this unique city, we would like to give you a little help by providing a few information regarding the accommodation options in the city and what they usually offer. We also want to present the weather in Irkutsk and we give you some advices that might be helpful.


Railway Station in Irkutsk

Railway Station in Irkutsk ©Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars/Flick

What should you know about the weather in Irkutsk?

The prevailing climate of the region of Irkutsk is humid continental. The coldest month of the year is January and the warmest is July. The seasons of spring and autumn has normal temperatures but is pretty much raining and is windy.

In summer the temperatures are extreme, all summers are hot and rainy, so if you go to Russia in hot season, do not forget to put an umbrella in your luggage, this is proven to be very useful both when it rains, and when it is sunny.

Beautiful weather in the region of Irkutsk

Beautiful weather in the region of Irkutsk ©nilska/Flick

The winter the weather in Irkutsk is very cold, there is snow in abundance. It is a perfect season for tourists and winter sports enthusiasts. If you decide to travel to Irkutsk in winter with car, do not forget to equip your car tires with chains.

Accommodation facilities in Irkutsk

The city is quite large and there are various accommodation options in Irkutsk as well. In the center of the city we find many luxury hotels. In the suburbs and in places surroundedn by natural landscapes you can accommodate at one of the hostels and villas of the locals. In the areas near the rivers and lakes you can find many camping places. The most famous accomodation options in Irkutsk include the International Hotel Sayen, the Delta Hotel, the Europe Hotel, the Hotel of Lake Baikal, the Baikaler Hostel, the Baikal Pension, the Sun Lake Pension, the campings and the Climbing Shelter.

Hotel in Irkutsk

Hotel in Irkutsk ©zhaffsky/Flick

All hotels in Irkutsk offer all inclusive accommodation packages for tourists that include the three main meals of the day, wireless internet, parking with video surveillance and access to the spa and the pool of the hotel. All rooms are equipped with shower or bath, double or single beds, cupboards arranged with hangers, bathrobes and bath towels, safe, minibar, telephone, refrigerator, cable TV and air conditioning.


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