The best hostels in Moscow – where to see red square from your window

Every Russian traveler wants at least once to visit the capital of our Motherland – an ancient city with a rich history, which is famous for its museums, theaters and picturesque parks with different entertainment. To make your vacation as budget and affordable as possible, we have selected the best hostels in Moscow – despite their low cost, these facilities offer a good level of service and comfortable rooms.

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Vinaigrette Hostel

In the very center, next to the metro station “Arbatskaya”, five years ago a stylish designer mini-hotelwas built.

Among the accommodation options are a standard and a place with others in the room. It should be borne in mind that the bath or shower is shared.

Guests can use the laundry service if they need to tidy up their clothes, a business center with all necessary equipment (printer and fax) and a storage room for suitcases.

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Since the “Vinaigrette” is located near one of the busiest streets of the city, within walking distance you can find a lot of restaurants, cafes and grocery stores.

Olesya, Vologda: “Inside is an unusual and bright design, the eye is happy. Cleaned carefully, the suites are clean and comfortable. Some windows overlook the Arbat – sometimes you can hear the evening fun. The staff is helpful, quick to respond to any request.”

Centeral Hostel Moscow

If you want to stay in the heart of the capital within walking distance to Red Square, then “Centeral Hostel” is an excellent option. The nearest metro station is Teatralnaya.

For booking in the property available beds (you can choose – lower or upper on a bunk bed), a family room and a studio with a large sofa bed. Basic amenities are located in the public area.

In every corner of the mini-hotel catches high-speed Wi-Fi, allowing you to stay connected even in another city. For staff on business trips, fax and printer are available. For young children, there is a play area in the building.

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Not far from the hostel there are many restaurants and cafes, so guests will not have problems with food.

Anastasia, Kazan: “We stay here for the uthlatest time, beautiful location – near the metro, grocery stores, museums and restaurants. It is convenient that they allow you to use the washing machine and dryer – you can put your clothes in order. “

Kremlin Lights Hostel

The mini-hotel is located in the historical center of the capital, near red square and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, so this option is perfect for travelers who want to explore the city.

The room fund “Kremlin Lights” includes apartments for ten people, and an isolated quadruple for a family with small children. The bathroom is located in the public area.

On request, airport pick-up services, laundry facilities to tidy up your clothes and a small business centre with basic equipment are available. There is a safe playground near the building.

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A delicious and hearty breakfast is served every morning on the ground floor, and aromatic coffee is also brewed here. For lunch or a romantic evening of dinner, you can visit one of the restaurants nearby.

Elena, Irkutsk: “Many foreigners live in the institution, but inside it is quiet and calm, each room has excellent sound insulation. Right across the street is a metro station, from where you can easily get to any Moscow district. “

Red Moscow

Near the station “Mayakovskaya” two years ago was opened a mini-hotel,from which it is easy to reach the main attractions of the city.

Several main categories of apartments are available for booking: shared suites with six or ten beds (for women or men) and a standard double.

The property offers a lot of entertainment for guests: assistance in renting bicycles, movie nights with movie discussions, a visit to a small library and a children’s playground on the street.

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Staff serve a hearty continental breakfast in the morning, many of which are suitable even for demanding young children.

Anna, St. Petersburg: “I liked that there are comfortable mattresses and pillows, you can fully sleep and relax after an eventful day. Everywhere cleanliness – maids are cleaned carefully. The hostess often communicates with guests and is ready to discuss all questions and suggestions. “

Davydov on Arbat

On a busy Moscow street almost ten years ago, a comfortable hostelwas opened, which offers good service at an affordable price.

Guests can book a studio bed for eight or six people (women and men settle separately), a standard double or quadruple suite. Please note that the bath or shower is in the common area.

“Davydov” offers a variety of services and activities: interesting and rich walking tours of the main attractions, a mini-library with a large selection of books, evenings with movies and board games for young children.

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The building has a snack bar where you can arrange a light snack between excursions and drink strong coffee.

Alina, Volgograd: “An ideal option for those who come specifically for performances in the Vakhtangov Theater, which is located just on the Arbat – almost opposite the apart-hostel is open. Public transport stops and the entrance to the metro are just not far away, most of the guests in the institution are young people, but the atmosphere is quiet and calm. “


The one-star propertyis located in the central Basmanny district – close to the famous Zaryadye Park, Kursky Railway Station and the Moscow Kremlin.

For young and active travelers, accommodation in one of the options is perfect – a bed in a joint apartment (ordinary or double) and a double suite.

Guests can take advantage of the shuttle service, lockers-safes for storing valuables, fax at the reception and laundry. Staff can help rent a bike to explore the area.

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Staff serve a delicious continental breakfast on the ground floor of the building, which is organized by the buffet system.

Vladimir, Kursk: “The bedroom is light and quiet, none of the neighbors interfered – good sound insulation. Nearby there are many metro stations and Kursky railway station. The ratio of price and quality pleases – comfort for a pleasant cost. “

Hostel «GoodMood»

Next to the metro station “Lubyanka” and the famous park “Zaryadye” there is an apart-hostel with designer rooms and a cheerful name.

Guests can comfortably stay in several apartments – both designed for eight people – men and women, and isolated (standard for two guests).

Near the building there is parking on the street, inside there is a library with various books, a kitchen in the public lounge with the necessary appliances and utensils and a laundry room with ironing facilities.

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Within a radius of one hundred meters, there are many cafes, bars and restaurants – guests will not have problems with the organization of food.

Alexandra, Kaluga: “I liked that the reception operates around the clock – we arrived late at night, but we were immediately settled. The mattress is comfortable, the linen is fresh and clean. The lounge area is well equipped – lots of board games, books.”


Near the Patriarch’s Ponds and the picturesque Hermitage Garden, just a few years ago, a comfortable mini-hotelwas opened, which is suitable for accommodating both single tourists and families with children.

Only common rooms (six-bed, nine-bed and twelve-bed) with bunk beds for men and women are available in the facility. The bathroom and toilet are not personal.

Staff offer a variety of entertainment services: various workshops and theme nights, guided tours on foot or by bike, library or board games.

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The lack of its own catering establishment compensates for the successful location of “SubWay” – nearby you can find several good cafes and restaurants with dishes from different cuisines of the world.

Natalia, Saratov: “The staff is polite and friendly, always came to the rescue and solved the issues that arose. Inside is very cozy and bright, hot water goes without interruption. “

“Meetings on the Arbat” Hostel

The lively central street boasts comfortable mini-hotels and hostels, one of which is the “Meetings on the Arbat”.

The facility will be able to comfortably accommodate from one tourist to a family of five: you can book a bed in a common studio, a budget shelter, standard, superior and family (with two bedrooms).

On the territory of the institution there is a small supermarket, separate safes for storing valuables are available and parking is functioning. Board games for young children are available on request.

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Guests have access to an equipped kitchenette with a stove and microwave, so a light snack or a full meal can be prepared independently.

Sergey, Yekaterinburg: “The ideal solution for those who want to explore the capital on foot and enjoy the picturesque beauties of the city. Nearby there are many historical buildings and interesting museums. The studios are equipped with everything you need – there is even air conditioning and a mirror.”

ALL MUSIC Hostel #1 Mayakovskaya

A comfortable hostel with a design design is open next to the “Mayakovskaya” and is located almost in the heart of the capital.

When making an application, travelers can choose one of several categories of apartments: a family isolated room and a place on a bunk bed in a suite for men and women. Private bathroom and toilet are only available in isolated studios.

Pastime in the institution is characterized by eventful life: theme nights, performances with live music, broadcasts of football matches are held here. Guests have access to a fitness room and a SPA nearby.

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On the territory of ALL MUSIC there is a small coffee shop, where light snacks, sandwiches and a continental breakfast is served.

Alena, Irkutsk: “I stay here for the second time, I like everything: clean linen and towels, kitchenette in the common area, great location. The staff were helpful, helpful with any question.”

Travelers who are going to visit the capital of Russia will definitely be able to get confused among the numerous accommodation options – that is why we have prepared a comparative table of the best Moscow hostels.

НазваниеРасстояние до центра в кмНомераУдобстваРазвлеченияСтоимость проживания в евро
Винегрет 1,2 до Красной площади Двухместный Кровать в общей зоне Отопление Сейф Кондиционер Фен Факс Кухня Прачечная Экскурсии От 35
Centeral Hostel 1,4 Семейный Студио Спальное место Гардероб Отопление Кухня Рабочее место Факс Игровая зона Прачечная От 45
Kremlin Lights 700 метров Улучшенный Спальное место Гардероб Фен Будильник Утюг Трансфер Прачечная От 45
Red Moscow 2,2 Койко-место Стандартный Плеер Вентилятор Сейф Утюг Телевизор Игровая приставка Библиотека От 35
Davydov on Arbat 1,4 Койко-место Стандартный Четырехместный Шумоизоляция Сейф Балкон Утюг Паркинг Киновечера Библиотека Детские ТВ-каналы От 32
Axel 2 Койко-место Двухместный Балкон Вид на район Будильник Гардероб Велопрокат Пазлы Сейф От 20
GoodMood 1,2 Койко-место Стандарт Небольшой двухместный Фен Чайник Кондиционер Тапочки Библиотека Паркинг Трансфер Факс От 40
SubWay 2 Койко-место (6, 9 или 12 мест) Отопление Будильник Гардероб Вешалки Трансфер Принтер Мастер-классы Киновечера От 30
Встречи на Арбате 1,6 Бюджетный Стандарт Улучшенный Семейный Кондиционер Телевизор Стиральная машина Обеденная зона Кухня Интернет Настольные игры Парковка От 30
ALL MUSIC Hostel #1 2,2 Койко-место Семейный Шумоизоляция Сейф Сушилка для одежды Шкаф Вешалки Факс Интернет Вечерняя программа От 18

Editor’s choice

Our experts, having analyzed the table, concluded that the most comfortable and memorable vacation will be in the hostel ALL MUSIC,which differs from other options in several points:

  • location in Tverskoy district
  • airport transfer service
  • lovely breakfast
  • access to the SPA center
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The property offers fully equipped apartments at affordable prices, so there may not be free suites at the right time – we recommend that you prepare for your trip and book a hostel in advance.

Alina Abramova

Be travelers, not tourists. Try new things, meet new people, and go beyond what's right in front of your nose. These are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in. (c) Andrew Zimmern