The town was founded in 1974 and has a population of around 26,000. It is a big railway hub of Baikal-Amur Mainline and has no big industries. The streets have 5-floor appartment houses with unusual outlines as if they were made of cells. You won't see buildings with balconies for the seismic safety precautions. The center of the city is Leningradsky Prospekt that goes from the railway station to the Central square.
Get a local bus south to the picturesque fishing village of Baikalskoe, & hike up the headland, for breathtaking views of Lake Baikal. It's possible to follow the track around the clifftops, & loop around via a camping ground in a bay, back into Baikalskoe.
Dom u Baikala (ДомуБайкала), 3 Neptunsky proezd, ☎ +7 (301-30) 2-39-50 (firstname.lastname@example.org). One and two-floor wooden houses with single an double rooms with toilet, douche and TV inside. Price for a single stay is 750-800RUB, double is 1500RUB. You can also play billiard or order week excursions, which include yachting, rafting, visiting a waterfall and a sandy beach.edit
Hotel Olymp (ОтельОлимп), 2Б Poligrafistov st., ☎ +7 (30130) 2-39-80 (email@example.com), . Business and standard room includes TV, minibar, a safe, refrigerator and wi-fi, toilet and a douche for one rooom or two.1300-2200RUB. edit
Hotel Golden Fish (Золотаярыбка), ☎ +7 (30130) 2-22-31, 2-11-34 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . The hotel includes three cottages, one in the city, two in the forest, with double rooms for 2500, 1900, 1200RUB accordingly. Additional services: Russian sauna, massage, breakfast, transfer to airport, tours to hot springs and fishing.edit