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Makarov Hostel

Hostel
0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.3
Very good 287
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Makarov Hostel - is placed where a lot of friends... More...

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Strawberry Duck Moscow

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Strawberry Duck Moscow is located in the heart of the city.... More...

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Vinegret Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Vinegret Hostel is located in the historical center of Moscow on Arbat Street. Just a short walk from our hostel are the most historic and cultural attractions of the Russian capital.... More...

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Capsule hotel Q-Block

Hostel
3.3km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 4
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Capsule Hotel Q-block is located in the historical center of Moscow, a few minutes from the main attractions: Tishinskaya square, Moscow Zoo, Planetarium, Patriarch’s ponds, close to Belorus... More...

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Light Dream Hostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.6
Superb 77
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Hostel Light Dream offers accommodation in Moscow.... More...

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Napoleon Hostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
Free WiFi

Napoleon Hostel offers great value accommodation in the heart of Moscow just 5 minutes walk from Red Square & The Kremlin.... More...

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GoodMood Hostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 264
  • Perfect Location
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

GoodMood is a design hostel located in a historic building in central Moscow.... More...

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Netizen Moscow Rimskaya

Hostel
4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 184
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

NETIZEN Moscow Rimskaya is just footstep away from Rimskaya and Ploshchad' Il'icha metro stations and only 10-minutes metro ride from Red Square. Our hostel is а part of the new multi-functional Busin... More...

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Hostel Author

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 25
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Hostel Author offers cozy and comfortable accommodation in Moscow.... More...

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Keds Hostel & Coffee House

Hostel
3.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Keds Hostel & Coffee House offers budget but comfortable accommodation, located in walking distance from Paveletskaya station.... More...

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Gagarinsky Hostel

Hostel
5.9km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Located in Moscow near the metro station Leninsky Prospekt, the Gagarinsky Hostel offers comfortable rooms and a shared kitchen.... More...

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High Level Hostel

Hostel
5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Set at a skyscraper in Moscow-City commercial district, High Level Hostel provides comfortable and spacious accommodation and has a big panoramic window to take great selfies!... More...

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The 7 Hostels

Hostel
5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.1
Fabulous 3
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Based in Imperia Tower, Moscow City, The 7 Hostels offers modern and comfortable accommodation and the excellent central location in Moscow.... More...

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ECO Hostel

Hostel
3.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 50
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

ECO Hostel is a brand new, stylish and ecological hostel in the historical centre of Moscow.... More...

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Good News Hostel

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Good News Hostel offers comfortable lodging and great atmosphere in Moscow.... More...

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Icon Hostel

Hostel
5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 37
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Icon Hostel offers comfort of a home in a biggest metropolis in the world!... More...

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Coliving Tochka Zapyataya

Hostel
4.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Colliving Zapyataya welcomes in a new, innovative, and open to new ideas space in public and business space “Basmanniy dvor”.... More...

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Gindza Hostel Sretenka

Hostel
2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 17
Free WiFi

Gindza Hostel Sretenka - is a boutique - mansard located in the heart of Moscow.... More...

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PLED Hostel Paveletskaya

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 8
Free WiFi

PLED Paveletskaya is a modern hostel, which is located in the heart of the beautiful Moscow!... More...

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Hostel Sokolniki

Hostel
5.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 25
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostel Sokolniki - the European level hostel is a 2-minute walk from Sokolniki Park!... More...

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Hostel Bratislavskaya

Hostel
12.9km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Set in a quiet area of Moscow, Hostel Bratislavskaya offers comfortable accommodation for competitive prices.... More...

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Pasternak Hostel

Hostel
0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Locating right in the heart of Moscow, Pasternak Hostel is a boutique hostel offering cosy accommodation and comfort for moderate prices.... More...

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Hostel Arbat 42

Hostel
2.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 1
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hostel Arbat 42 is located in the heart of the city.... More...

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Baraban Hostel

Hostel
6.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Baraban Hostel is set in the heart of the most creative and dynamic Insta-Space in Moscow - right in the center of Flacon Design Factory.... More...

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Picasso

Hostel
13.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

The brand new Hostel Picasso located in Lefortovo District of Moscow offers comfortable accommodation for competitive prices and free car parking.... More...

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ART Hostel

Hostel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Star Wars Hostel offers hospitable staff, delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee/tea will keep our guests cheerful, and the unique design of our rooms will please their eye.... More...

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Volga Hostel

Hostel
14.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 2
Free WiFi

Our hostel is suitable for both business and tourism in Moscow - the journey time to the city centre is just 25 minutes.... More...

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Hostel MIR (Hostel Rus)

Hostel
4.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Hostel Mir provides a comfortable and inexpensive accommodation on Baumanskaya metro station in the historical center of Moscow.... More...

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El Hostel & Coffee House

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
New
0
Free WiFi

El Hostel & Coffee House offers accommodation with great value!... More...

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Apart-hotel Tochka

Apartment
4.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Apart-hotel Tochka offers you private accommodation with great value!... More...

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Book Box

Hostel
10.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Book Box, located in the picturesque area of Izmailovo.... More...

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Dot Space 84

Hotel
5.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Dot space 84 - the world's highest capsule hotel. The hotel located in the Federation East tower on the 84th floor and it a part of the Moscow City business center, which gives access to a large numbe... More...

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7 Sky Hostel Krasnoselskaya

Hostel
4.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

7 Sky Hostel Krasnoselskaya offers private and shared accommodation in Moscow, Russia.... More...

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Just Do Hostel Suharevskaya

Hostel
2.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

A comfortable hostel located close to the Garden ring in Moscow, Just Do Hostel Suharevskaya offers dorm and private rooms.... More...

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The Best Time Hostel

Hostel
5.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

The Best Time Hostel offers to its guests the great central location, cosy accommodation, and comfort for moderate prices.... More...

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Cheers Capsule Place

Hostel
1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Cheers Capsule Place is a modern, stylish and affordable hostel, the ideal place for staying in the city centre of Moscow.... More...

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Apartment

Second House

Apartment
12.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Second House is a modern apart-hotel with great location. We are two blocks away from metro “Vodny stadium” (6 min by foot). Our cosy apartments have all amenities needed for a comfortable... More...

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Butik-Otel Afisha Siti

Hotel
5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Hotel Afisha City is a comfortable mini hotel located in the North of Moscow city centre, Red Square and Moscow Kremlin can be reached in just 10-15 minutes by metro.... More...

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Mini Hotel Nice City

Hotel
10.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Situated in Izmaylovo District of Moscow, Mini Hotel Nice City offers comfortable rooms and friendly atmosphere.... More...

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All Bears Hostel

Hostel
3.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Welcome to the modern, comfortable and stylish hostel All Bears Hostel!... More...

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Mini-Hotel Moroshka

Hotel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Situated right in the heart of Moscow, Mini-hotel Moroshka offers comfort, warmth, relaxation and homely atmosphere.... More...

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Hotel Diana

Hotel
7.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Hotel Diana is located in Kotel'niki in Moscow region. Moscow is 23 km from the hotel and easy reachable by subway.

The hotel offers bright and comfortable rooms with bathrooms, comfortable furnit... More...

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Hotel Biblioteka

Hotel
2.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Hotel is in the very city center at Taganskaya Square.... More...

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Broadway Hotel

Hotel
18.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

BROADWAY HOTEL MOSCOW is a first-class hotel close to Crocus City Centre and Concert Hall in Moscow.... More...

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The Rooms Boutique Hotel

Hotel
2.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Set in Moscow's Tagansky District, The Rooms Boutique Hotel provides private rooms, 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café.... More...

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Moscow Ideal Hostel

Hostel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
Free WiFi

It is no distance to the historical sights and places of tourists interest such as the Kremlin and Christ the Saviour Cathedral.... More...

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Jedi Hostel

Hostel
2.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.0
Fabulous 137
  • Perfect Location
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Jedi Hostel in the heart of Moscow with the views on Old Arbat and Stalin skyscraper.... More...

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Fusion Hostel & Hotel

Hostel
4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 4

Fusion Hostel & Hotel is one of the most comfortable & cosy hostels in Moscow. We are very friendly & helpful people & we offer best conditions you can get staying in the hostel.... More...

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Hostel Setun Park

Hostel
10.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Located in the West of Moscow, Hostel Setun Park offers comfortable accommodation for competitive prices.... More...

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Hostel HotHos

Hostel
4.4km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 2
Free WiFi

Hostel HotHos is a cozy modern hostel in the city center of Moscow.... More...

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Capsule Hostel ARBAT 25 (Arbat25 Pod Hostel)

Hostel
1.6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Situated on the most famous street in the center of Moscow, Arbat Street, Capsule Hostel ARBAT 25 offers accommodation in mixed dorm rooms and shared bathrooms & kitchen.... More...

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Hostel - Rusakovskaya Naberezhnaya

Hostel
6km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Set in Sokolniki district in the North-East of Moscow, Hostel - Rusakovskaya Naberezhnaya offers comfortable accommodation for moderate prices.... More...

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Radio Hostel

Hostel
3.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

The bright and modern hostel Radio Hostel is situated in the historic Basmanny district of Moscow and offers comfortable accommodation.... More...

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Rational Mitino

Hostel
18.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Set in Mitino District of Moscow, Rational Mitino hostel offers comfortable accommodation and friendly ambience.... More...

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Roofhostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Set right in the centre of Moscow, Roofhostel provides cosy and modern accommodation and easy access to all main cultural and historical sites of Moscow.... More...

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Friday Hostel

Hostel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 186
Free WiFi

Friday Hostel is located in the heart of Moscow!... More...

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Old Moscow mini hotel

Hotel
1.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Old Moscow mini hotel is located in the center of Moscow, right in the historic district.... More...

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Hostel Zaxodi na Paveletskoy

Hostel
3.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 67
Free WiFi

Zaxodi Hostel na Paveletskoy offers accommodations in Moscow!... More...

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Gettsleep AEX (GettSleep Sheremetyevo Airport)

Hostel
26.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

A capsule hotel Gettsleep AEX located at the Sheremetyevo Airport and offers accommodation in double or single capsules.... More...

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Yes One Moscow

Hostel
3.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Yes One Moscow is a first co-living - capsule hotel in the centre of Moscow with own gym, large co-working, meeting rooms, a large kitchen and new stylish capsules for sleeping.... More...

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Good Hostel (Хороший Хостел)

Hostel
17.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Located in the Dmitrovsky district of Moscow, Good Hostel offers private rooms and dorm rooms, as well as a kitchen, laundry and drying room, free parking.... More...

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Gostinitsa Dinastiya Lefortovo

Hotel
4.5km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Gostinitsa Dinastiya Lefortovo offers modern accommodation, own green territory, secure parking, and a private entrance to Lefortovo Park.... More...

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Hostel on Akademika Anohina 13

Hostel
14.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Set in South-West of Moscow, Hostel on Akademika Anohina 13 offers accommodation in dorm and family rooms.... More...

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Hostel Artist on Baumanskaya

Hostel
4.3km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Hostel Artist on Baumanskaya offers comfortable and modern private and dorm rooms just 5 minutes walk from Baumanskaya metro station in Moscow.... More...

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V Hotel Tverskaya

Hotel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

V Hotel Tverskaya is a place of peace and comfortable accommodation in the very center of Moscow.... More...

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RigaLend Business Hotel

Hotel
24km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

RigaLend Business Hotel offers good quality accommodation and services to ensure a pleasant stay!... More...

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Yevropeyskiy Hostel (Европейский)

Hostel
15.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Evropeyskiy Hostel is a modern hostel in Moscow offering rooms equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.... More...

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City Comfort Hotel

Hotel
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 20
Free WiFi

Modern homey and stylish city hotel of 50 rooms only 2 min. walk away from Kitai-Gorod Metro Station (purple or orange lines), 5 min. away from Lubyanka (red line), 15 min. from the Red Square.... More...

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Centeral Hotel & Hostel

Hostel
1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
7.3
Very good 142
  • Perfect Location
Free WiFi

Hostel Bolshoi is happy to present brand-new hostel in central location!... More...

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Jazz House

Hostel
3.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 118
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Jazz House Hostel offers accommodation in central Moscow!... More...

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Yum Yum Hostel

Hostel
4.4km from city centre - Show on Map
5.4
Rating 17
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Yum Yum Hostel offers affordable and modern and bright accommodation in Moscow, close to many attractions.... More...

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Kremlin Lights

Hostel
0.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 326
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Quality service and reasonable price of rooms, homely atmosphere and a real comfort - that's what City Home hostel offering today.... More...

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Aquamarine Hostel

Hostel
4.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Set close to Leningradskiy, Yaroslavskiy and Kazanskiy train stations in Moscow, Aquamarine Hostel offers cosy accommodation for competitive prices.... More...

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Hotel Diamante

Hotel
46.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 2
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Fabulous "Diamond" Hotel is situated near "Domodedovo" airport in a 25-minute driving from it, in a quiet village near the town Bronnitsy.... More...

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ILIAN hostel

Hostel
6.3km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 9
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Ilian hostel offers comfortable stay for you and your friends in the Russian capital-Moscow. Hostel have free WiFi, parking, kitchen and lounge area. Everything you need to enjoy your stay,... More...

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Hostel Strominka

Hostel
5.2km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Comfortable Hostel Strominka in Sokolniki District of Moscow is waiting for guests!... More...

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Zolotoy Kolos

Hotel
7.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

The Zolotoy Kolos Hotel is a comfortable hotel and a cult place with a rich history in the North-Eastern District of Moscow.... More...

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Bulgakov (HomeFromHome)

Hotel
2.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 264
Free WiFi

One of the firsts hostels in the Russian capital. Favored by international travelers and appraised by travel guides as a hostel with most stylish interior in Moscow... More...

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Home to more than 12 million people, Moscow is a thriving, exciting metropolis – and Europe's second largest city. Its history of 800 years can be seen in the monumental architecture and grandiose theatres, but there's also an edgier side with underground clubs, galleries and urban creative spaces. Walk in the footsteps of Soviet-era soldiers in Red Square or immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural history that has produced some of the world's best ballet, music and literature.

Stay in a Moscow hostel themed around Game of Thrones or music icons like Madonna and The Beatles. You can also live out a Russian fairy-tale fantasy in your own turret room with a private balcony. Hostel communal lounges are the perfect spot to share shots of vodka before hitting a burlesque show or Soviet-themed pub. Some hostels in Moscow even have onsite cafés where you can taste local delicacies like borscht and beef goulash. Female-only dorms are common, as well as private rooms for groups of friends or couples.

If you're looking to stay in the heart of the action, the Kitay-Gorod neighbourhood is within walking distance of the city's main attractions. Its quaint lanes are filled with churches, restaurants and cafés that convert into clubs at night. For something a bit more bohemian, you'll find Old Arbat street lined with performance artists, musicians and vendors selling everything from Babushka dolls to original paintings. Stay in the Basmanny district if you're after lush gardens and wide, leafy boulevards.

The founding site of Moscow – and the city's most iconic landmark – is Red Square. Once known for hosting Soviet parades, it's now fully pedestrianised and stretches out over 330 metres. Other famous attractions are dotted around its edges, such as the imposing Kremlin or the colourful, swirling domes of St Basil's Cathedral. History buffs can queue to see the remains of the former Soviet leader at Lenin's Mausoleum, while ballet and opera aficionados could book to watch a performance at the Bolshoi Theatre.

The ornate metro system is quite out of the ordinary – it's filled with chandeliers, marble statues and elaborate mosaics. Buy a top-up Troika card and you'll also be able to use local buses, trams and trolleys. If you're arriving at one of city's international airports, Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo, you can get to the city centre by Aeroexpress train. Moscow Leningradsky is one of nine train stations in Moscow and links with St Petersburg, while Belorussky connects to cities in western Europe.

We have 78 hostels in Moscow with an average rating of 8.4 based on 1,434 reviews 78 of 78 properties available in Moscow

About Moscow

Home to more than 12 million people, Moscow is a thriving, exciting metropolis – and Europe's second largest city. Its history of 800 years can be seen in the monumental architecture and grandiose theatres, but there's also an edgier side with underground clubs, galleries and urban creative spaces. Walk in the footsteps of Soviet-era soldiers in Red Square or immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural history that has produced some of the world's best ballet, music and literature.

Stay in a Moscow hostel themed around Game of Thrones or music icons like Madonna and The Beatles. You can also live out a Russian fairy-tale fantasy in your own turret room with a private balcony. Hostel communal lounges are the perfect spot to share shots of vodka before hitting a burlesque show or Soviet-themed pub. Some hostels in Moscow even have onsite cafés where you can taste local delicacies like borscht and beef goulash. Female-only dorms are common, as well as private rooms for groups of friends or couples.

If you're looking to stay in the heart of the action, the Kitay-Gorod neighbourhood is within walking distance of the city's main attractions. Its quaint lanes are filled with churches, restaurants and cafés that convert into clubs at night. For something a bit more bohemian, you'll find Old Arbat street lined with performance artists, musicians and vendors selling everything from Babushka dolls to original paintings. Stay in the Basmanny district if you're after lush gardens and wide, leafy boulevards.

The founding site of Moscow – and the city's most iconic landmark – is Red Square. Once known for hosting Soviet parades, it's now fully pedestrianised and stretches out over 330 metres. Other famous attractions are dotted around its edges, such as the imposing Kremlin or the colourful, swirling domes of St Basil's Cathedral. History buffs can queue to see the remains of the former Soviet leader at Lenin's Mausoleum, while ballet and opera aficionados could book to watch a performance at the Bolshoi Theatre.

The ornate metro system is quite out of the ordinary – it's filled with chandeliers, marble statues and elaborate mosaics. Buy a top-up Troika card and you'll also be able to use local buses, trams and trolleys. If you're arriving at one of city's international airports, Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo, you can get to the city centre by Aeroexpress train. Moscow Leningradsky is one of nine train stations in Moscow and links with St Petersburg, while Belorussky connects to cities in western Europe.