10 Best Hostels In Moscow, Russia

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Russia’s capital is a backpacker’s dream for many reasons. By European standards, it is one of the most affordable destinations where you will get to do and see more without breaking the bank. Whether it is architectural masterpieces, historical sites, foods, drinks or adventure, Russia will never disappoint, no matter what kind of traveler. But with more than 100 hostels within the city, knowing the best ones that will suit your accommodation preferences may be a challenge. However, no need to worry. Read below to discover some of the best hostels in Moscow, Russia, based on location, amenities, and proximity to major attractions.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on November 22, 2023.

1. Strawberry Duck Moscow (from USD 7)

Guests at Strawberry Duck will enjoy spending their nights in air-conditioned and lavishly furnished rooms, with access to shared amenities such as a lounge, a kitchen, a business center and a vending machine dispensing drinks and snacks. The hostel is 2.2km (1.4miles) from Lenin Mausoleum, 2.3km (1.4miles) from the Red Square, and 2.4km (1.5miles) away from the GUM Department Store. If you are looking for a little more comfort, ambiance and easy access to public transport, then you have every reason to check in to this hostel.

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Strawberry Duck Moscow

Wifi Available

Address: Potapovskiy Pereulok 8/12 с2
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Red Square

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Internet services Safety deposit box Soundproof rooms

2. Hostel Arbat 42 (from USD 6)

Hostel Arbat 42 boasts of great access to amenities, as well as quality and comfortable rooms. All the units in the hostel are fitted with a kettle, a desk, and air conditioner, while a few have a kitchen with a fridge and a microwave. In proximity is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, 4.3km (2.7miles) away, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts at 3.9km (2.4miles), while the Tretyakov Gallery is only 4.2km (2.6miles) away. If you are after architecture, ambiance, and culture, then this is one of the best hostels you will find in Moscow.

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Hostel Arbat 42

Wifi Available

Address: Arbat Street 42, Building 4
2.21 km (1.4 mi) from Red Square

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Barber/beauty shop Family rooms Games room Internet services Safety deposit box

3. Lenin Hostel (from USD 7)

Lenin Hostel offers free Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge for all the guests. The hostel has family rooms, with each unit featuring a TV with cable channels, a wardrobe, a shower, a hairdryer, a kettle, a fridge, and a microwave. Continental breakfast is offered to all guests every morning. Nearby attractions include The Museum of Traditional Russian Beverages Ochakovo, located 8km (5miles) away, Donskoi Monastery – 10km (6miles) away, Neskychny Garden – 10km away and Bitsa Park at 12km (7.4miles) away.

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Lenin Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: Leninsky Avenue 152 Bldg. 1
13.78 km (8.6 mi) from Red Square

Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box Heating Fax/photocopying Luggage storage

4. The Park Hostel

The Park Hostel is conveniently located in Khamovniki District. Guests to this hostel will have access to a restaurant within the property, a shared kitchen, a 24-hour desk, a shared lounge, luggage storage, and free Wi-Fi. Also included is a free continental breakfast served every morning. The rooms are neatly designed, and feature a varying number of beds, with the least number being two. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is about 3.3km (2miles) away, while The Kremlin is only 3.7km (2.2miles) away from the property. Gorky Park and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts are 2.7km (1.7miles) and 2.9km (1.8miles) from the hostel respectively.

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Rooms The Park

Wifi Available

Address: Ostozhenka 42/2
2.43 km (1.6 mi) from Red Square

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Airport shuttle Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

5. Hostel Astra Na Basmannoy

A bar, a shared lounge, a garden, room service, and a business center are some of the highlights of this hostels – one of the few hostels with ski-to-door access in the capital. All the guest rooms come fitted with a microwave, a dishwasher, spacious seating areas, a hairdryer, a shower, a kettle, and a wardrobe. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and there is also a shared kitchen for guests interested in fixing quick meals. From the hostel, Lenin Mausoleum is only 3km (1.86miles) away while Victor Vasnetsov House Museum is a mere 2.9km (1.8miles) away. If you are interested in hiking or skiing, and you still want to stay within walking distances to parks and public transport, then this hotel will be highly suited for your needs.

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Hostel Astra Na Basmannoy

Wifi Available

Address: ulitsa Novaya Basmannaya, 13/2 stroenie 1
2.91 km (1.9 mi) from Red Square

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

6. Capsule Hostels Rus-Kitay-gorod (from USD 9)

Capsule Hostels Rus-Kitay-gorod boasts of nicely designed rooms, and great proximity to public transportation and attractions. Lenin Mausoleum, Red Square, and GUM Department Store are within a 2km (1.2) radius, while Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the State Historical Museum are both less than 3km (1.9miles) away. There is a 24-hour front desk, shuttle services, business center, and free Wi-Fi for guests in the hostel.

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Hostel 5Nebo

Wifi Available

Address: Ulitsa Maroseyka 7/8
896 meters (0.6 ft) from Red Square

Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out Soundproof rooms Chapel/shrine Heating

7. Хостелы Рус- Ленинская Слобода (from USD 6)

Хостелы Рус- Ленинская Слобода is in Danilovsky District. It offers normal dorm-style accommodation, but with all the rooms fitted with a spacious seating area. There are shared baths and free Wi-Fi to all guests, and though no breakfast is served, the hostel has a shared kitchen where guests can fix quick meals during their stay. If you are wondering what attractions are nearby, both the Zaryadye Park and Neskuchny Garden are 7km (4.3) away, The Kremlin, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior are 8km (5miles) away, while Donskoi Monastery is only 5km (3miles) away from the property.

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Hostels Rus - Leninskaya Sloboda

Wifi Available

Address: 1/7 1-Y Kozhukhovskiy Proyezd, ground floor, VI
5.96 km (3.7 mi) from Red Square

Parking Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Ironing service Internet services Express check-in/check-out Soundproof rooms Heating

8. Хостел Рус – Павелецкая

Хостел Рус – Павелецкая is located in the Zamoskvorechye District, and it provides guests with rooms that feature a kettle, a shared bathroom with a hairdryer and a bidet, and a spacious seating area with beautiful city views. A continental breakfast is served to all guests, though there is a shared kitchen for guests who would love to fix quick meals. Some of the attractions near the hostel include Tretyakov Gallery at 4km (2.5miles) away, Donskoi Monastery at 7km (4.3km) away, while Gorky Park, Zaryadye Park, and Neskychny Garden are a little further away from the property.

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Hostels Rus - Paveletskaya

Wifi Available

Address: 31 Dubininskaya Street, building 2
3.33 km (2.1 mi) from Red Square

Parking Internet services Hiking WiFi Available Free WiFi Shared kitchen Parking on site Private parking

9. Hostel Artist on Semenoskaya (from USD 7)

Hostel Artist Semenoskaya offers accommodation in very neat and elegant rooms, featuring a work station, wardrobe, with some rooms having TV, kettle, and a private bath. There is free Wi-Fi and a shared lounge for the comfort and the convenience of the guests. On proximity, the hostel is 2.1km (1.3miles) from The Kremlin, and 28km (17.3miles) from Sheremetyevo International Airport. If you are looking for simple, yet convenient accommodation, then you have every reason to consider this hostel.

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10. Art Moscow Budget (from USD 9)

At Art Moscow Budget, you find neatly designed rooms with a wardrobe and a private bath. There is a bar, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and elegantly decorated lounge where guests can rest or enjoy the free daily continental breakfast. Also, all the rooms in the hostel have nice city views, and they come with a work desk as well. If you would like to tour around, The State Historical Museum, the Olympic Stadium and the Botanical Garden of Academy of Science are all 12km (7.5miles) away from the hostel, while the VTB Arena – Dinamo Stadium is 11km (6.8miles) away from the hostel.

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Art Moscow Budget

Address: Ulitsa Kosmonavta Volkova Строение 6А
9.61 km (6.0 mi) from Red Square

Fire extinguishers First aid kit available Dry cleaning Mini-market on site Temporary art galleries Barber/beauty shop Business centre Packed lunches

Affordable accommodation at the heart of Moscow

Whether or not on a budget, Moscow has a range of nice accommodation options for you. We hope that our recommendations for the best hostels in Moscow given above will present you with the variety you need, especially if you are interested in some of the city’s most famous attractions and easy access to public transport.

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