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Petrovka 26, Str. 8, Moscow, Russia

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80 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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I liked the location and the staff was helpfull and the free tea was a nice touch. The room was clean and the atmosphere was nice. Overall a good choice and enjoyable

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Luxembourg
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff polite, closed to Metro and City center. Definatly advice stay in this hostel. Oleg Maslov

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Oleg, thank you for your review. We appreciate your estimation of our hostel such as advising to stay with us. We hope you enjoyed your visiting Moscow and waiting for you again! Best wishes, SafariHostel team.


The only bad thing of this hostel is that the door was oftenly open and there was only one key for the room, but beside that it's perfect!

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


add the following: 1. 1 PC for public use to n 2. improve the locking standard of the locker 3.better indication of the hostel outside the main road 4.talke at leat 20 minutes to reach the hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Au Kwok, Thank you for your review and for your advice. Unfortunately according to the local regulations we cannot indicate our hostel from the main road, but we already found a way out and are making a reality of it. What of the rest, we got it and we wll make all the possible to fix the inconveniences you noticed. We hope you liked our hostel and enjoyed your staying in Moscow. We are waiting for your coming back! Cheers, SafariHostel team.


Could you explain what's the deposit on the website? Will the deposit give it to you?


The location is good, but I 've had difficulty finding this hostel. Oh, and visa registration is 650 rubles not 500.


Nice Hostel, street difficult to find, signs outside will help, perfect location, 5 min walking kremlin, metro, market, nice surrounding, staff very nice and speaks English. Not happy with registration for foreign people 550 rbs, others hostels make it for free and in the airport don't even see the paper, they say it's law so do it but should be not expensive. Laundry available for 100 rbls with soap, towels, lockers with key, good space area for share. Very nice place to stay.


Anton and the staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating in assisting me in booking train tickets and providing directions. The dorms are a bit cramped and there are no locks on the doors, but overall a good hostel in a great location.


Moldy caulking and clogged drains in the showers made for a bad experience. Bathrooms were smelly bathrooms from people leaving feces in garbage bins that were not emptied. Hostel was also really hot all the time to the point were we didn't want to hang out there because the four of us would get headaches. Could be a great place if these are fixed.


Positives: - Reasonable price - Excellent location - Good lockers - Good kitchen facilities - Some helpful staff Negatives: - Boiling hot inside and staff refused to turn heating down. - No enforcement of no-noise-at-night policy. - Toilets and showers not cleaned frequently. - Towels provided are really hand-towels. - Questionable security as each room only has one key and anyone from outside could come in and walk through the entire hostel before getting to reception.

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