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Bear Hostels on Arbatskaya Reviews

Bolshaya Molchanovka 23, Construction 2, f, Moscow, Russia

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111 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Very noisy, thin walls. Our room was about 6 sqm, with no window (!); with a bunk bed for two people; from three sides surrounded by the hallway where people used to chat, listen to music, do sports. If you see windows on the pics, those are windows to the hallway. The description also says that the hostel is smokefree. I didn't see ppl smoking, but they must have because you could smell it. WIth no window in your room to get some fresh air, that's really bad. But it's cheap & kitchen is useful.

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


modern, good organized hostel in a very good location near the center in this very big city. great kitchen, wifi every time, very clean, I will come again


I really enjoyed my stay in the hostel, it's always clean, has got everything I need and has a perfect localization. The only problem was the taxi driver of the hostel, one Egyptian guy that was flirting with me, and because I didn't answer back he asked for more 1000 roubles in the destiny than the agreed with the reception of the hostel. I got really mad and I don't want to see him every again. Thanks

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


To be honest to the travelers , this is not a friendly hostel. People staying there are not travelers most of them. The people LIVING there always in a bad mood. People going for an work interview or actually living there. When get there in the entrance stinks coz a bunch of shoes there. I don't recommend to do the laundry there. Dryer doesn't work and they want you to twice to dry it is well. Just one guy of the crew is really friendly. The other just treat you like a government employee


Дёшево и сердито.


It's not that far from metro station. You can go walk to not only st. Arbat but also Kremlin and Red square. There is not enough space in the room (8 beds room )because of big bed. But big beds are comfortable. Locker is not that big.


Very clean and organized hostel, walking distance to all the main tourist points in moscow. Would definetely recommend for a friend.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The only good things about this hostel is the location and wi-fi. There was not hot water, the receptionist was not friendly at all, they locked the bathroom in the afternoon and most of the information was in Russian. I don't recommend this hostel


Hostel staff not very helpful. Atmosphere is not very nice if you're looking for friends to hang out. Good location, tidy bedroom and bathroom


A good hostel- im going to stay there again. I dont like the area very much but thats a personal opinion. THe staff are very helpful (they could speak english which was very helpful to me) They have lockers for valuables, the rooms are clean and tidy. It is run very efficiently. Lacking a little in atmosphere and they are quite strict about drinking in the hostel. But a friendly place to get a good nights sleep.

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