Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport Reviews

AVERAGE RATING

         

3 out of 5 stars

Based on 5 user reviews

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    • Guest
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    Very good sleep at Baku airport

             

    01.08.2015

    We had to sleep at Baku Airport to catch our flight to Teheran. Our experience was really good except regarding food price (coffee machine are available but you need local coins) but shops are open 24/24 which is really nice. We slept really well because the brand new carpet is really confortable and the airport was not so noisy.Moreover Wifi is free.

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    Baku Airport

             

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    The workers expected a bribe. The benches were metal, making the sleeping experience ultra cold. There were no tax-free shops, only one cafe. (It was the older and smaller terminal, don't remember the number)

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    Baku Airport Review

             

    01.08.2014

    Pros: -

    Cons: -

    (Review by george.gavrilita) DISCLAIMER: This country requires Visas, therefore your permanence on its territory is not a given. Before trying this at home, consider all the risks. I've slept 3 nights in a row at Baku airport because of a last-minute problem with the ferry from Baku to Aktau across the Caspian Sea. While waiting for it, with bus 116 and 136 costing 30 to go from city center to Airport, I figured this was the cheapest accommodation with bathroom and Wi-Fi available in town. First and third night I slept in Terminal 1. Baku airport has security check also to enter the airport. The best you can do is to go first to terminal 2, where you can see a screen with upcoming departures. When you go back to terminal 1 (5' walking), if it's late at night they might ask questions. You just tell them a flight at a reasonable time the following morning, and if they ask for ticket, you say you still need to check in. Once you're in, high security, no questions asked, good Wi-Fi and bathrooms, best place to sleep are comfy sofas at third floor, next to the Salad Bar. You can even unplug the lamps on the floor and charge your phone. Second day in Terminal 2, lots of couches to sleep, no questions asked at entry, just don't interact with anyone, play it cool. Obviously dress differently every day if you can. I had a big beard and I shaved it.

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    • Guest
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    Surprisingly alright.

             

    01.03.2014

    Pros: It's peaceful enough, people won't bother you.

    Cons: It's beastly expensive; oh, and there are beggars.

    (Review by andrewts) I really expected this one to be awful. You can't sleep on the arrivals level; the taxi drivers will pester you far too much. The departures level is fine. It's not what you'd call large, but there aren't too many people around. I would advise women to sleep here with some caution, but that's just Azerbaijan for you. English speaking staff are a bit difficult to find and staff are in general, rather rude as well. Do not go to the cafe there; as soon as they see you're a foreigner you will be cheated like never before. I paid 20 Manet (15/18/27) for a cup of tea and some of those '7 Days' croissants, which sell for 1 in the normal world. Do not go to the cafe. Questionable hygiene standards as well. When you want to go the city, you will be unlikely to find the bus, so you will need to get a taxi. Walk out to the road for this and take it to the closest metro, not into Baku; you will be cheated here as well. There are no luggage storage facilities, by the way, if you wish to store luggage temporarily, use the central station. Despite the totalitarianism of this place, the airport is fairly relaxed and really not too bad.

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    • Guest
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    feasible, not nice

             

    01.10.2013

    Pros: safe, armless benches

    Cons: cold, metal benches

    (Review by marcorox) I have flown from Baku this morning (05.09.2013) at 4.45 am. My choice has been to hang around in town till 2 and to take a taxi at that time. It is more difficult if you leave at 7 am or so. Some general comments: 1. a taxi from downtown Baku to GYD airport should cost you no more than 20 Manat. They try to charge more, but be firm and you'll ge to this price, maybe even less. 2. the airport is grey, surprisingly not renovated, having in mind the boom Azerbaijan is in, but reasonably clean and functional. I am nearly sure it is open 24/24, you pass a first metal detector as you enter the building, so it feels pretty safe in there. 3. there are armless benches, but they are metal – and very cold. 4. lots of security officers around. Nobody disturbed me but I am not 100 sure that they would not have questioned me if I had put my legs up and felt asleep. 5. food available, expensive, no net, some plugs. Generally speaking, I think it is feasible to sleep here and, since Baku is definitely an expensive city, it may be a solution I resort to too in the future. Marco

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