Biysk is a town in Altay Krai — the region neighbouring Altay Republic. It is the last point where trains go, 175 km far from Barnaul and 100 km far from Gorno-Altaysk.
What is Biysk.A quiet provincial town on Biya river is a transit place for tourists who travel from Barnaul to Gorno-Altaysk. The streets
The railway station is about 10 minutes by car from Hotel Tsentralnaya and the taxi ride costs about 50 R ($1.7). Next to hotel Tsentralnaya there's the most popular bar "Diesel", which is actually quite small, but not bad (average meal - $7, beer - $1).
Near the railway station, on Merlina st., #1 there's a 24h ATM and currency exchange (not 24 h). There's also a post office nearby.
Hotel Tsentralnaya. Typical Soviet-style building, very good location, quiet and neat rooms (although a bit stuffy). Prices: $10-$15 for a single, $15-25 for a double. All rooms have a separate bathroom and toilet, telephone, TV, two beds.
Address: Biysk, Lenina St., #256. Telephones: (3852) 326-886, 228-307, 328-892.