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Petrovsky pereulok, 1/30, apt. 23., Moscow, Russia

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90%

Rating
179 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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94%

Thank you so much for everything! Despite my short stay at the hostel, it is such an inviting atmosphere where the staffs are so nice and friendly, especially Nicholas! I had the best time and if I ever come back to Moscow, this is where I will stay!

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great! Really clean and quiet. Perfect location.


91%

Good place to stay in Moscow. Very central, right into the centre of Moskou. Red square is ca. 20 min walking. Hostel is hard to find without any directions, is in an appartmentbuilding. But when you book, they give you good directions. Staff speaks English and give tips of what to do in Moscow. Supermarkt for selfcatering is nearby.


80%

excellent location, good room for a couple, we would definitly stay here again.


74%

The hostel was in a really good location - we walked to Red Square in about 20 minutes. However, be aware that the hostel is divided into two apartments which are unconnected, and the one we were in didn't seem as good as the other one, where the main reception was. Could also have done with some maps of Moscow as we couldn't find any anywhere!


86%

Overall is good.


97%

You can find friendly and very helpful staff speaking fluent English here. You dont have to worry about security around the hostel as it is located in main street in Moscow which you definitely feel safe hanging out around.


97%

It's a decent hostel, but most the guests appear to be Russians that are living there or staying long term and the ones in the female dorm were a bit bitchy about their space/stuff/etc... not really a communal hostel-style atmosphere. Everyone speaking Russian. Otherwise good wifi, clean, quiet, very helpful staff and easy to find.


80%

Location is brilliant, 10minute walk to red square and let's face it, Moscow is a great walking city (when not snowing). Directions from airport and metro were very handy. Lots of great little restaurants/bars near by. Clean, easy access, we had a private double bed which was fine. Only criticisms would be lack of atmosphere, lack of staff recommendations for local places to go etc. Other hostels try and create a real community feel and get everyone together and doing things. I found iVAn did no


80%

Too hot in the room


100%

Very nice hostel! I recommended it highly. Quiet and subdued atmosphere. Lots of staff who speak English very well. The last hostel I stayed in was a little chaotic. You will not be disappointed in Ivan Hostel.

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Good hostel in the heart of Moscow (approx. 20 minute walk to Red Square). Nikolai especially is a great help and speaks perfect English. The hostel is obviously an old converted Soviet-era apartment so there is only one bathroom which is definitely the major pinch-point, especially if travelling during the high season. But the kitchen is workable, the internet works, and the bed was fairly comfortable by Russian standards. Definitely a more utilitarian place to stay, but totally fine. Recommend


83%

It's a great hostel in a great location! The guys who work the reception are very helpful (something very appreciated in a city where barely no one speaks English). The only problem is that there is only one shower and one toilet...

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Extremely helpful staff. Good wifi but only one bathroom. And not sure if there were any lockers? But nice place and nice coffee in the mornings!


74%

Good hostel in an excellent location, less than 10 minutes walk from the kremlin. Easy to find (not common for hostels in Russia), you will see signs saying iVAN hostel on the door. Extremely good wifi (many differents routers, so it doesnt become slow at night when everybody is using it). Good english speaking managers. One weak point, few bathrooms... just a bath and a toilette. I had a good stay at iVAN hostel...


100%

Excellent hostel, just 15 min walking away from red square, and just 5 min away from the nearest metro station. Really clean and huge room.


89%

Highly recommend - very central, clean and tidy. Really great value!!


100%

Superb guesthouse in the very center of the city. The style of the flat is very typical of Russian building. Very clean and very nice staff.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

100% recomended!!

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ecuador
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Ivan's hostel is so far the best hostel i stayed. Very near to the red square, clean and looks good overall. Good wifi, friendly staffs.


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