Moscow is one of the most affordable tourist destinations out there. Complete itineraries can be constructed for just about any budget. Here are some really good accommodation values to get you started.Renting Apartment Rooms.
Just about the cheapest way to go to get a private room is to take advantage of the extra apartment rooms many in Moscow use to provide accommodations to travelers. In addition to being very reasonably-priced, these rooms are often very close to the sites in Moscow you want to see. Actual rates vary, but $25 per night is not uncommon.(Image by Oliver Horn)
This is a small, centrally-located hostel only a 10-minute walk from Red Square. Linen, towels and luggage storage are all free. They also have internet/wi-fi access and laundry services. Rooms come in two varieties; rooms with two beds are $47 per person and rooms with six beds are $30.
This little hostel is centrally-located on a quiet side-street just 10 minutes’ walk from Red Square. Rates for 12 bed mixed rooms are only about $16 per night. They also have a slightly more costly 8 bed mixed room at a little over $17. Private rooms are also available at much higher rates. Free linen and towels, internet/wi-fi, and kitchen access are all available. They also offer free cookies, coffee and movies.
Napoleon Hostel is Moscow’s oldest backpacking hostel, located in Kital-Gorod, the city’s downtown historic district. This very affordable option is just a few hundred meters away from Moscow’s major nightlife, cafes, and of course Red Square. They offer six and eight bed rooms, and have both mixed and female-only rooms available for under $50.
Moscow Home Hostel
The Moscow Home Hostel is located right in the center of the city. They have a big screen TV that gets over 600 international channels, free access to computers with internet access, laptop rental, free local phone, and kitchen and laundry room access. Dorm prices from the months of April to September are the lowest in Moscow, and they guarantee their rates. Rates start at about $17 and go up from there.
Chillax Hostels provides excellent accommodations at reasonable rates. The entire staff speaks English and is only too happy to provide site-seeing or other advice to make your stay more fun. They have a wide-screen TV, video games, free wi-fi and computer access. They boast the biggest hostel beds in Moscow. Mixed and female-only dorm rooms are available. Prices vary, but generally range from $17 for the 14 bed mixed dorm up to about $27 for a six bed female-only dorm.(Image by Jasper M)
This is the first sustainable hostel in Moscow. It is centrally-located, but on a quiet side street. The goal is to make your stay comfortable while minimizing their carbon footprint. They offer free internet/wi-fi and computer access, free coffee, maps, and also have laundry room and kitchen access and a private courtyard in the back. Prices are $15-17 for the 10 bed dorm rooms up to $22-25 for the 4 bed rooms.
Economic Travel Made to Order
Moscow has more affordable options than just about any travel destination out there. From sleeping accommodations to eating, nightlife and general tourism, very economic options are available at every turn.
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