A new hotel/hostel/cafe just opened 1 min. walk from the train station, in the building of Kandalaksha’s former bus station. The cheapest accommodation option, a bunk bed in a room shared by eight, is 550 roubles (just under $10) per night. “Luxury” rooms, with own bathroom, are around 3500 roubles/night (just over $50). “Medium” rooms, with shared facilities, are in the 1200-2000 roubles per night ($20-30) range.
The cafe offers an extensive menu with prices that, at a glance, seem quite affordable. We happened to be the first clients of this cafe, and liked the food. I ordered potato patties with a garlic sauce, and was somewhat impressed..Hotel’s site: http://dly-dvoih.my1.ru/