What neighborhood to stay in Yerevan?

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  • Kentron
  • Erebouni
  • Shengavit
  • Arabkir
  • Malatia-Sebastia
  • Kanaker-Zeytoun

You're going to Armenia? Whether it's for a weekend or a longer stay, here you will find the best areas to stay in Yerevan.

The Armenian capital leaves a pleasant memory to all those who visit it. Although the imposing Soviet buildings may seem austere, the design of the city makes one feel at home here. One enjoys strolling through its wide streets, green spaces and taking the pulse of its many squares. The inhabitants like to meet at the terraces of the cafés to have a drink and play chess. You are never safe from a friendly meeting and moments of sharing with the locals. Staying in Yerevan is an opportunity to learn more about Armenian history, while discovering the country's thousand-year-old culture. Between museums, markets and emblematic monuments, follow our guide to find where to stay in Yerevan.


Kentron

If you're looking for a place to stay in Yerevan to enjoy the city's main monuments, the Krenton district is ideal. Located in the city center, Krenton offers the largest range of accommodation in the city. The Republic Square is unique in the world with its 2,500 fountains. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Armenian capital. On the outskirts of the square, big names in the hotel industry offer top-of-the-range hotels.

Do not hesitate to stay in Yerevan in 3 and 4 star hotels in Krenton, to discover the city in the best conditions. Among the other must-sees easily accessible in the city centre, don't miss the Opera House and the Blue Mosque. It is also in this area that bars and restaurants are concentrated. An ideal place if you are looking for a place to stay in Yerevan to enjoy the Armenian nightlife.



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Erebouni

Erebouni is a nice place to sleep in Yerevan, in the south-east of the city, a little out of the way from the centre. It has a number of apartments for rent, as well as 3 and 4 star hotels.

In addition, Yerevan's railway station is located in the Yerbouni district, which will allow you to easily access other cities in the country to continue your journey. The surroundings of Vardavar Park, with its lake and view of snow-covered mountains, are very pleasant to stay in Yerevan in a green environment. The good public transport connections make it possible to reach Yerevan's city centre in a few minutes.


Shengavit

The Shengavit district is located south of the city centre and is a good option if you are looking for accommodation in Yerevan. The area around Lake Yerevan has some beautiful, charming hotels and a few guesthouses that are perfect for smaller budgets. The Monument of Gratitude offers a beautiful panoramic view of the lake, the river and the city centre.

Be careful, the Erebouni airport, which is located in the area, is not the one you will use for your travels. It is mainly used by the Armenian army and for private domestic flights.


Arabkir

The Arabkir district is one of the most interesting when looking for accommodation in Yerevan outside the city centre. Although it is rather extensive, its southern part is very close to two of Yerevan's emblematic monuments. If you stay in Arabkir, you are just a stone's throw away from Cascade, the monumental staircase and symbol of the city. The Memorial to the Victims of the Armenian Genocide is also located nearby. It is a highlight of any visit to the Armenian capital.


The area offers many options for accommodation in Yerevan, with establishments in all price ranges. You can choose accommodation in a small boarding house as well as a luxury room in a 4-star establishment. The 2 and 3-star hotels are not to be outdone, and are mostly concentrated on the city centre. The more you choose accommodation in the north, the quieter you will be. There are also many restaurants in Arabkir, where you can taste the best gastronomic specialities of the country.


Malatia-Sebastia

Malatia-Sebastia is a good compromise if you are looking for accommodation in Yerevan to be close to the city centre and transportation. Indeed, it is the closest neighborhood to the international airport Zvartnost. It is therefore the ideal option to stay in Yerevan when arriving in Armenia or before leaving.

Many hostels and guesthouses offer the necessary comfort for a night's transit before taking your next flight. But you will also find small, charming hotels with easy access to the Armenian Genocide Memorial and Lake Yerevan.


This area is popular with travellers as it is on the border between the city and the countryside. The many green areas and the view of Mount Ararat make it a peaceful place to stay in Yerevan. The city centre is nearby and can be reached quickly by public transport.


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Kanaker-Zeytoun

This neighborhood actually has two of them. Kanaker has many churches and allows beautiful walks. You will go from one place of worship to the other, discovering an authentic and popular district. There you can find a guest house with swimming pool, garden and rooms with a view on the mountain.

On the Zeytoun side, you will find the Victory Park, the zoo and the amusement park Waterworld. These various theme parks are ideal for a family outing while you stay in Yerevan. Large hotels and small guesthouses have moved to the M4 roadside and allow all budgets to find what they are looking for. They give you the opportunity to stay in Yerevan close to these activities.


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