The first Zhodino hostel is ready to compete with the large hotel complexes.
Local businessmen opened the cheap apartments a few months ago.
They decided to undertake this project after a trip abroad. For guests of the town, the hostel should become an alternative to the existing hotel.
Andrei Yurchik, hostel manager:
Previously we were involved in trucking business, we were constantly on the move, and now I want to be home, to be closer to wife and children, to give greater attention to family. We try to create comfort for people who come. Many are quite happy.
The cheap cozy rooms are available not only for domestic tourists but also for thos from the neighboring countries.
The number of guests of Zhodino may rise thanks to industrial tourism which is now developing at the Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ).
The hostel also provides transfer to the Minsk-2 airport nearby.