Hostels Moscow

7 Best Hostels in Moscow for Backpackers in 2020

Are you on a backpacking trip which is leading you to Moscow? Looking for a great hostel? 

Here are some of the best options for Moscow:

Check out also: Best Places To See in MOSCOW

Vagabond Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.1) (*9.3)

 Map Starts at ($14) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

This is a great hosel for solo travelers looking to get some new friends. Vagabond is one of the most popular hostels in Moscow and you’ll definitely be able to meet some interesting people here. This is one of the best places for both the locals and travelers to relax and find new friends in. There is a free breakfast in the true Moscow spirit but you can use the guest kitchen as well and cook your own meals. You can either share them with others or keep it all to yourself – it’s up to you.

The creators of Vagabond spent their youth backpacking through the world, saw new countries, cultures, met different people and this is why they call themselves Vagabonds. They used to stay in hostels as well and this is why they decided to use their experience – knowing what works in a backpacker hostel and what doesn’t, what they enjoyed and what they hated – to create a wonderful place for all of the travelers that come to Moscow. This hostel is located in the vicinity of Tverskaya, Kremlin, busy streets and taxis as well as subway stations. With Vagabond, you don’t have to worry, it’s perfectly safe and in a safe location. It will give you a unique experience and all of the services and information you can get in Moscow. It’s tailored to travelers from across the world.

It provides taxi to and from airports or railway stations. They will give you free maps and a ticket service, there are free tours – pub tours, food tours, free walking tours and you can also get a ticket for the Bolshoi Theatre.

You get breakfast, free lockers and various appliances like hair and cloth dryer, towels, coffee, tea or snacks and an amazing view of the city. There is always air-conditioning, hot coffee, nice background music and a fully equipped kitchen you can use to eat or store food in.

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Fasol Hostel and Bar

hostel moscow HostelWorld (*8.1) Map 

Starts at ($15) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

This is a three story house built in 1927, located just 5 minutes from the metro station. It can accommodate up to 88 people and they also have shared dorms and comfortable double rooms.

Beds are comfortable and are equipped with sockets, bed lights, curtains and lockers where you can place your valuables or important things during the day. They can give you towels and slippers for the shower so you can use them freely during your stay.

All of their guests are welcome to use the laundry facility, iron, shampoo and hair dryers. Tea and coffee are always free in this hostel. They have a lot of outdoor area which is comfy and bright, equipped with a sound system that brings music to the guests. They also have a secured parking area.

People report a laid-back atmosphere and a lot of charm. Fasol is a budget-friendly hostel namely there for young people and parties. If you are looking to meet new people though, this may be a bit difficult as travelers report low chances of that. But, overall, it’s a good option.

Jedi Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.7) (*9.3) 

Map Starts at ($13) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

This is a great youth hostel in Moscow with a subtle but not prevalent, Jedi or Sci-Fi theme that will definitely spark your interest. It’s a bright and colorful space located in the heart of Moscow. You can easily reach all tourist hotspots from there, great bars and good restaurants as well. Beds are in the capsule style in order to give you a bit of privacy. This is a friendly, laid-back space where you’ll want to stay some more.

There is AC in every room – and as for the rooms, they are really clean and minimalistic which is a part of their charm, especially with the capsule beds. You’ll sleep comfortably as well, because of the orthopedic mattresses. When you get a capsule bed, you also get a personal locker, a shelf, a lamp, a socket, a clothes hanger and a curtain for some more privacy.

You are free to use their amazing kitchen and appliances like microwave, boiler, coffee machine and any other appliances you find in the kitchen. You are always welcome to have a free cup of tea or coffee in the lounge zone. There are no curfews or set arrival times. You can also use a laptop if you need it. You get a pair of slippers as well and a laundry room service. The staff will provide you with a lot of information on history, events, attractions and so on.

Godzillas Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.8) (*8.8)

 Map Starts at ($10) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

This is a top, award-winning hostel in Moscow – it was voted the Best Hostel In Russia in 2013 and got the Best Hostel in Moscow by the Moscow Hospitality Award in 2017. This is a great hostel for all solo travelers looking to connect with other people and find like-minded spirits. There is no better place for that in Moscow than the Godzillas. There are many different people here, from dreamers traveling the world to bloggers and digital nomads.

The staff is always welcoming and they are always there to help you in any way – people reviewing this hostel have stated that it’s some of the best and most interesting staff they have ever met. They all speak English so the communication won’t be an issue as it so often can be when backpacking. They also know a lot about Moscow and Russia in general so they can tell you some great stories.

It’s located in a historical, three-story, pre-revolutionary building near the center of Moscow and a short walk away from all o the tourist attractions like Kremlin, Pushkin Square and so on. The nearest stations are three and ten minutes away. They have a wide selection of both private and dorm rooms in Moscow.

They are also quite cheap compared to how expensive other hostels can be. You get a lot of fun and quality for the price. In addition, they have self-catering facilities and common rooms for you to relax and meet people in.

Vinegret Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.8) (*9.0)

 Map Starts at ($9) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

In Vinegret, you’ll get a comfortable room or a dorm room with AC and ventilation. There are orthopedic mattresses to ensure you a good night’s sleep. Double rooms also have TVs. As you check in, you’ll also get a free locker for all of your valuables. Each bed in each room has their own lighting and sockets.

You can always go to the lounge and watch some TV while drinking coffee or tea or just talking with others. There is free Wifi in the entire hostel.

They have friendly staff which will help you find your way around Moscow and its wonders.

Capital Hostel

HostelWorld (*7.0) (*8.4)

 Map Starts at ($49) for 3 bed-private

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

This hostel is a clean and homely place for young people to stay in on their trips. It’s peaceful and calm, great for anyone who would like a quiet night and peace. It has private dorm rooms that you can book with your friends as a group or you can stay in regular dorm rooms.

It offers a lot of space, all important amenities, and appliances as well as guidance through the bustling city.

No matter what you are looking for, Moscow can offer you great service in terms of hostels. If you are looking more for parties than peace, go to Moscow style or Godzillas but if you want some peace, Capital is your place. If you want to meet people, go to the most popular hostels like Godzillas and Vinegret or Jedi Hostel. Find the best hostel for you!

Moscow Style

Map Starts at ($10) for bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

This is one of the best hostels in Moscow. It offers all of the basics and more. It has a free breakfast, linen and towels, late check-out and so on. They also have a great staff and an excellent location in the heart of the city. Top landmarks in Moscow are also just minutes away from you if you stay in this hostel.

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