Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Moscow, Russia. You can choose from 185 Moscow hostels. In total, there are 272 cheap places to stay in Moscow such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $3 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Moscow, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Moscow? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Moscow alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Moscow. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Moscow. To help you make friends with Moscow before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Moscow is the capitol of Russia and a major political and cultural center. It is arranged in a circular way. If you are looking for a Moscow hostel, there are several possible areas of the city.
Generally speaking, it is reasonable and recommended to try to find Moscow hostel somewhere close to the Kremlin which is close to the Arbat, a pedestrian street in the center of the city. Arbat and its surrounding area is a place of contrasts: beautiful historic villas stand next to ugly grey multi-story buildings and you will find fast food chains next to traditional Russian restaurants. Another interesting place to look for a Moscow hostel: Kitaj Gorod, is one of the oldest parts of the city and you can still see the old city wall there. Samoskworetsche is vis-à-vis of the Kremlin on the other side of Moskva River and provides a really nice view of the city. The Boulevard Ring is the green zone in the middle of the city with lots of parks and greenlands.
Getting around from your Moscow hostel is theoretically easy since there is an extensive public transport system consisting of subway trains, trams, and buses. In reality, it is quite difficult to use the bus system if you are unable to understand and especially read Russian.
The metro is probably most easy to use for tourists, but always carry a metro map with both English and Russian writing to be able to figure out which line to take and where you are. Using the metro is an absolute must since it is famous for its art, murals, mosaics, and ornate chandeliers. There are no less than five airports that serve Moscow; they are all accessible by train. Allow enough time for traveling purposes, especially getting to the airport, since you might encounter difficulties.
While staying in a Moscow hostel, you will definitely not run out of things to do: visit the Kremlin, admire the Red Square and spend time in the mind-blowing museums such as the Tretyakov gallery of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art. See the famous Russian State Ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre or check out Moscow’s vibrant nightlife. Be warned that it might be difficult for a foreigner to find their way so it might be a good idea to employ a Russian-speaking tour guide. Also make sure to arrange for a visa well in advance, or you will be denied access to the country.
Written by local enthusiast for Moscow hostels Mona
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Moscow. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Moscow. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Moscow costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Moscow with private rooms costs on average $48.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Moscow. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Moscow. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
This place has more culture than any city I have ever visited -- the Russian soul is evident and very real. They are a proud people who love who they are and what their nation has accomplished. I cannot get enough of visiting mother Russia.
Moscow is such amazing place! I've been many places in Europe and in Russia as well and it is on the top tier cities of Europe in my mind. The people are just awesome to you there and the women were so beautiful everywhere we went. Food is hit and miss depending on where you stay, as well as the overly salty McDonald's as well. Red Square is the pinnacle of what Russia is as a country and is a must see when visiting. You will witness poverty, extreme wealth, and gorgeous architecture all in one afternoon traveling. Be aware of pickpockets and thieves of course although, no one in my group had any issues there at all. Trains will take you to anywhere you want to go but be aware they are not that nice or plush so don't expect much. The history alone will take your breath away as you move through the city. Traffic from the airport is terrible if flying in and will take you three hours to get in or out so be ready. It's the best city I've ever been to but, yes, it's a bit pricey for some. You will love it!
They say that Moscow is the biggest village in the world -- a place you will love or hate, but one you must see in your lifetime to appreciate the gravity of history. Russians are intense people who don't mince words, which often rubs Anglo-Saxons the wrong way. I loved Moscow for the contradictions that it is; vibrant, monotone, beautiful and hideous, artistic and bland... a mystery i will return to.
What a great city!! I enjoyed it as much as New York, but it's a bit expensive and I live in Dublin!
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Moscow and Russia.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.