Sochi is Russia’s busiest summer seaside resort, but as the summer season will finish before the Formula One Grand Prix, you should have no trouble finding reasonably priced hotels, or other accommodation for your stay. This ‘Russian Riviera’ district also takes in the nearby seaside resort of Adler and the ski-slopes of Krasnaya Polyana.
Wherever you stay in Sochi you will be close to the F1 Grand Prix circuit, while hotels in Adler or Krasnaya, are only a couple of kilometers away. The resort has a lively nightlife, with plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy when the motor-racing has finished.
Hotels are located either in Soviet style buildings with fairly minimalist architecture, or in attractive old guest houses, which are often family-run. Sochi is also popular with youngsters using cheap hostels and B&B accommodation.
Hostels offer good deals on single and dormitory rooms, and many have terraces or BBQs for guests to use. Some have heating, so will be a perfect choice for October.
When planning your visit to Sochi for the Formula One Grand Prix, don’t forget to pack your phrase book, as many hotel staff won’t speak English, and remember to organize your visas to enter Russia.