You can expect neat design, cool events and for sure a good night sleep.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
Being one of Europe’s great cultural destination and the world’s largest and most populous cities, Moscow gives you the time to appreciate history and enjoy the wonderful views in Russia.
What we cover in this article:
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Moscow
- best hostels in Moscow for solo travellers
- fun party hostels in Moscow
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Moscow
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Moscow cost 6€ – 17€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 27€ up to 60€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Moscow, Russia
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Moscow.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Netizen Moscow Rimskaya
The Netizen Moscow Rimskaya hostel is located a short walk from the Rimskaya and Ploschad Ilicha metro stations, in a multi-purpose business centre.
Guests can easily access facilities like restaurants, shops, cafés, and bank machines.
The hostel features 37 rooms and can accommodate up to 246 guests.
Private rooms can accommodate 1-4 people with a private washroom. Twin rooms, and larger family rooms accommodate two and six people respectively with a shared washroom. Shared rooms can accommodate 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 people with shared washrooms.
Female and male only dorm rooms are available.
Beds come with linens and towels as well as a personal reading lamp, outlets, and a small shelf.
Extras to expect from this cool Moscow hostel:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Iron/Ironing board
- TV in common area
- Board Games
- Sony Play Station
- Book share
- Projector in common area
There is a co-working zone where you can catch up on some work, as well as a lounge for guests to hang out, and watch sports matches or play games.
There is no kitchen on site for guests to use, but you will have access to a kettle, microwave, and toaster.
A café is available on site where you can get breakfast in the morning for 250 rubles (3 EUR), as well as a sushi restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner, and a bar, open 24hours where you can get a drink or a snack.
What about the location?
Netizen Moscow Rimskaya hostel is only a 10-minute metro ride from Red Square.
Rimskaya is in the Tagansky district of Moscow, situated between the Moskva and Yauza rivers. The neighbourhood is home to historic buildings including three walled monasteries.
The Netizen Hostel is a great place for:
- Female Solo-Travellers
2. Urban Jedi Hostel
In the heart of Moscow, the Urban Jedi Hostel seeks to unite travellers of different backgrounds who all share in the desire to live life to the fullest and never stop growing.
This hostel is all about the guests and creating a harmonious community.
Private rooms sleep 1-2 people, while shared rooms sleep up to 6 people in capsule beds with a curtain for privacy.
All beds come with personal power outlet, reading lamp, clothes hanger, small shelf, linens, and towels.
Amenities at Urban Jedi:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kitchen for guests
- Coffee/tea station
- Book exchange
- Washer and dryer
The Urban Jedi hostel is all about its guests.
Their cozy common areas have walls brightly decorated with graffiti, and the staff are available 24 hours a day to help you get to know the city, get involved in activities run by the hostel, or assist in any other situations that may come about, including support with visas and registration.
With its central location, the Urban Jedi hostel offers city tours to show their guests the architecture and history of central Moscow.
And for the breakfast?
Breakfast is available at the hostel for 200 Rubles per person, or you can venture to Old Arbat Street, a mere three minute walk from the hostel, for a myriad of cafés and restaurants.
More interesting things to know are these:
Old Arbat Street is a one-kilometer pedestrian shopping street in the heart of historical centre of Moscow, having existed since the 15th century.
Throughout history the Arbat district has been one of the most prestigious places in the city to live. In recent years, it has undergone significant gentrifications and is home to many artists who are attracted to living and working in the historic buildings.
It is quickly becoming one of the city’s top tourist attractions.
Location: Urban Jedi Hostel is only a 20-minute metro ride from Red Square.
Red Square is the heart of the city of Moscow. It is considered as the central square of Moscow since it links the city’s major highways into the square.
This is one of the best hostels in Moscow for
- Social Travellers
3. Capsule Hotel Botanist
As its name suggests, the Capsule Hotel Botanist is located in Moscow’s botanical gardens.
It is all about taking some time to smell–or look at–the flowers, with large panoramic windows that overlook the botanical gardens.
Most of the accommodation at the Capsule Hotel Botanist is in the form of single or double capsule beds in dormitory rooms with a shared washroom.
Capsules have a screen that can be pulled down for privacy, and guests have the option to rent a projector to watch films on the screen from their bed.
The private room can sleep up to two people and has a private washroom and terrace where you can enjoy looking out on the botanical garden. In addition to these types of accommodation, they offer an “express” option.
The express stay is for travellers who want to keep on the move, but also need to take a nap, shower, have a coffee, and do some laundry without staying overnight.
Amenities at Capsule Hotel Botanist:
- Free Wi-Fi in common areas
- Washer and dryer
- Coffee/tea station
From the rooftop bar, or through the large windows in the lounge, guests can take a break, and enjoy some time with a book or do some work on a computer.
At the Capsule Hotel Botanist, guests can take advantage of excursions through the botanical gardens and city, lectures, and master classes to learn something new during their holiday.
From the Capsule Hotel Botanist, you are only a short ride from Red Square.
Location: The Capsule Hotel Botanist is located near Prospekt Mira metro station, which features elaborate decorations.
The area near to the hostel is replete with shops and restaurants that guests cane explore, in addition to being within easy walking distance of the Cathedral Mosque and Museum of the Silver Age.
This is one of the best hostels in Moscow for
- Quiet travellers
Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com
Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Moscow
Here is an overview of our handpicked top hostels in Moscow. In this chart we compare the main facilities and things to expect.
It will help you to take a decision.
|Netizen Moscow Rimskaya||Urban Jedi Hostel||Capsule Hotel Botanist|
|WiFi||Free (Good)||Free (Excellent)||Free (Excellent)|
|Breakfast||Big Buffet Breakfast (extra)||Extra||Included (simple)|
|Special||Quality facilities, and in-house bar||Artistic Walls and book exchange area||
Panoramic windows and overlooking garden
|Lockers – and safe?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Facilities for disabled guests||Yes||No||No|
|How to book?||Hostelworld||Hostelworld||Booking.com|
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about cheapest hostels in Moscow?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Moscow.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Moscow
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that. Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price. Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Here is our guide on how to book hostels with Hostelworld.
Best Hostels in Moscow for Solo Travellers?
What is the serious, best hostel in Moscow for solo-travellers?
For female solo-travellers, we highly recommend the Netizen Hostel we introduced you above. It is listed in this guide as #1 hostel.
It is a sparking clean hostel with quality facilities. The in-house bar is a great place to meet and mingle.
The second hostel we can recommend for the solo-backpacker out there is Urban Jedi Hostel.
Party Hostels in Moscow
You are looking for a fun party hostel in Moscow to have a good time? There iis a few we can recommend.
Yet, the only cool place you need is Napoleon Hostel.
It is a basic hostel with fun people to hang, and party all night.
There is also many night clubs just around the corner. So you could even dive into the nightlife of Moscow with your backpacker friends.
How to book?
Booking.com is the biggest and safest platform for hotel and hostels reservations. Their cancellation policy is one of the best, normally 100% refundable until 24h before the stay.
Hostelworld is also super safe and the biggest booking platform for hostels.
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Netizen Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Urban Jedi Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Capsule Hotel Botanist: Booking.com
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Moscow best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Moscow. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.
All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Moscow hostels on a map.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Red Square
- The Moscow Kremlin
- St. Basil’s Cathedral
- Lenin’s Mausoleum
- Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
- All-Russian Exhibition Center
(You can activate and deactivate the layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.)
Flights to Moscow?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Moscow.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Moscow.
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We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries