There’s no escaping the fact that budget accommodation is increasingly rare thanks to the bulldozing of several cheap hotels to make way for the glittering tower blocks of the new millennium. However, there are still some good value options that may have slightly Soviet-influenced interiors but offer clean (and occasionally shared) facilities. Here we recommend some of the most popular.
Cheap Accommodation Moscow Travel Guide
1. Akademicheskaya Hotel
Donskaya St Telephone – 095 959 8157
Recently renovated and one of the very few budget hotels that is actually right in the centre of town, the en-suite rooms and 24-hour reception make this a good find.
Ul Selskoho Zayistvennaya 17/12, building 7 Telephone – 551 2876
Make sure you ring ahead to reserve a room at this sought-after little hostel which is in a fantastic location and bright, functional rooms. The reception staff can also book tours.
3. Universitetskaya Hotel
Michurinsky prospect 8/29 Telephone – 095 939 9770
Several metro rides and a bus journey from the middle of Moscow, this hotel is owned by the Russian Orthodox Church and is very close to the Moscow State University.
4. G & R Hostel Asia
Zeknodolskaya St. Telephone – 378 0001
South-east of the centre and housed in the original Hotel Asia, every two bedrooms share a bathroom, but there are en-suites available too.
5. Hotel Tsentralnaya
Tverskaya ul 10 Telephone – 229 8957
The rooms may look slightly bleak and the bathrooms are shared, but the location which is bang in the main street more than makes up for this.
6. Tsentralny Dum Turista (Central Tourist House)
Leninki Prospect 146 Telephone – 095 434 9467
In the southern suburbs of Moscow, but easily accessible by metro, the rooms are en-suite and have fridges and TV’s. Book ahead to secure one.
If you are looking for a good hotel you can book Moscow Hotels here. There is a wide selection of hotels to choose from. Although visa’s are still required to visit the country, it is a small price to pay for experiencing the fusion of ancient and modern worlds in a city that hasn’t yet been overrun by tourists. Moscow Hotels are easily located when you ask for a map at the local tourism office This way you will always find a suitable hotel.