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Galina's Flat Reviews

Chaplygina Str 8 -35, Moscow, Russia

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80 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Gali`s a great woman. Excellent place to hang out that lacks the professionalism of a true hostel (with the accompanying benefits and annoyances). Id say its definitely a go if you're looking for a russian moscow experience, a no go for people keen on hygiene


Don't let you scare off too easily by the comments about the cleanliness. Galina's flat doesn't offer the 'grand luxe', but is cleaned very frequently. Highly recommended if you really want to get to know Moscow and even some fellow travellers!

  • 3rd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I loved staying here. Galina is really kind and helpful. The flat is about 30 minutes walk from red square and is small and homely. However I can't rate it too highly as it isn't very clean, but next time I'm in Moscow I will no doubt stay with Galina again.


Beside the sowiet style of the flat - which is in fact an experience - we didn't like our stay here. Flat Owner Galina wasn't really a hospitable person. I missed some nice chattings and secret hints, what to do in Moscow. And it was the first time we had to put linen (which were even too short) on the bed by ourselfs in a hostel. No problem with cats, but the whole stairway were smelling and the cats didn't look healthy at all. Seems like the owner got bored of having guests since a while.


We only stayed for one night, but it´s a really nice place, with very freindly staff. The flat is located really near to the city centre. So all in all, a really nice place to stay when you are visting Moscow and dont need the comfort of an hotel.


It is actually flat of a woman. She speaks English very well and she is helpful if needed. Price reflects on cleanliness or security. Cats are very nice there but it could be a problem if you got an allergy. Flat is soviet union style and it was a nice experience to be there.

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Galina's flat, it's a flat on the higher floor, no lift, in Soviet era style. Do not expect much but Galina's it's wounderfull and very helpfull. Don't forget the key of the flat. So you are indipendent . Xxxx


Ok for one night! The cats are lovely but make breathing a little difficult. The kitchen facilities are on the poor side and don't invite one to cook for themselves. Atmosphere is dependant on other guests, during our stay it was quiet to the point of feeling weird. Otherwise the price and the location is fine and all respect to Galina herself!


Mrs. Galina is a lovely and kind lady. She is always willing to help. The flat is clean, it´s a great accomodation for the tired trtaveler. I will return to her flat nex time I travel to Moscow. Thank you Mrs. Galina

  • 30th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Galina was amazingly helpful and very kind. As long as you're ready to stay in a place with a lot of cats, you'll love it there!


Galina's was a true stay at home - experience; comfortable, cosy, enjoyable and easy. Galina herself was very helpfull and everything worked well. If you are looking for a genuine russian home, this is your place! We defintely recommend it.


Let's make it short. Most of the critiques were already mentioned in older reviews: Plus: - location - price - Galina is very nice and helpful - double room is very nice (new bed & windows) - authentic soviet style atmosphere - if you like cats, this is a plus Minus: - the dorm is badly worn out (beds are uncomfy, messy) - restroom and kitchen are dirty - kitchen very small - if you don't like cats, that's not the right place for you. They are all over the place.


Galinas flat is very basic. If you dont have any luxurious expectations and need a cheap place to stay, this is the place to come. Galina is a helpful person, she speaks proper english.


I had an excellent 5 night stay at Galina's this past July. Galina is very nice and the location is excellent!


The stairs leading up smell like cats, and there are a lot running around. You can keep them out of the room, though, so no worries. Facilities are dated to say the least, but great value for the price. Location is close to a main metro line and very good. I would stay there again if I was going back. Galina is also very lovely and friendly.


Galina is very friendly, easy going and speak very good english. The flat is old but clean, there are 24hrs hot water, once the boiler was off but was very easy to turn it on, we used the kitchen a lot for breakfast and meals. The location is very central, metro station is 5 min walk and tram/buses at 2 min, to get out the metro you just have to keep turning left, you will see the street were you have to go along in front of you, and go for the left hand side again. You must like cats :3


I loved staying here. Location is perfect. Right on two metro lines and next to a lovely park and lively district. Galena herself is also a true gem. Definitely stay here if you want.to experience real Moscow life.


Galina is great and it's neat to stay in soviet era flat. There are friendly cats there. If you are looking for new then this isn't the place for you. Things are worn but it's what you'd expect. Cool experience.


Intimate, old fashioned and inexpensive are the three qualities that come most readily to mind when thinking about Galina's. Galina herself was friendly and efficient, and her cats quickly made me feel one of the family.

  • 5th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


shes so sweet!

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