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I really like the design of the hostel. The number 108 does carry some meaning and it matches the decoration of the hostel as well! The only thing is that most people who stay at this hostel are not travellers but Russian-speaking people who came to Moscow to work or do business. So It wasn't really easy to attempt for a chat. Still it was pretty value for money!
The location is excelent, 15 minutes walk from the red square. I was amazed by the hostel's facilities, very clean, lots of space and sometimes luxorious for an Hostel. The staff was very helpfull, They helped me to make a reservation of a ferry in another city, which would have been imposible for me because They only spoke russian. It's not a party Hostel, so would recomend it for resting and meeting other travelers of different ages.
Pros : Value for money. Kind and helpful staff. Takes about 10 minutes to the red square. Clean room and facilities. Cons : A bit tricky to find the exact location(even for locals). Dorm was quite small and the other facilities also. One thing you know : Right next door with Capita hostel , so try to find the Capita hostel.
We advised 108 Minutes through our HostelWorld booking that we would arrive at 7:00am and the terms and conditions did not mention any penalty for arriving this early. When we arrived we were rudely advised that we would 'have to follow their rules' and pay 100 Rubles for every hour before their 'official check-in time' of 1:30pm even through all we wanted to do was to leave our bags and come back later to check in. The lady at reception handled the situation poorly and was rude.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The girl at the reception was rude, specialy when we asked about registration. They don't do it, but that's not mentioned on hostelworld. (it's mentioned on their homepage but only in english, the german one is rather out of date...). She couldn't even give us an adress or a name of an agency for that service. Beside this our stay was nice, the rooms were small but clean and the location is great.
It does the job, but the atmosphere is a bit stifling. Plus, hard to meet people here. During my stay, there were only a few people and they were mostly old so the "communal" factor was hardly present.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Excellent staff. He speaks English fluently and very helpful. Clean and peaceful place very close to the metro and paveletsky railway station (for the one who come with aeroexpress from Domedodeve airport) but no supermarket nearby