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  • Reviews: 78

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The Rossia: Do Not Stay Here

Cockroaches, DDT sprinkled everywhere on every floor, mice in some rooms. Our room had cockroaches nesting under the mattresses in both beds. Dining room dingy. Few people told us that when they reported mice in their room, they sent up a cat! Really! While you were out on your tour, they put a cat in your room! I believe the hotel has closed since 2006.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Study Abroad, Budget Travel
  • Written March 23, 2008

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  • littlebush profile photo littlebush
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www.servicemoscow.com: Rented apartment

I rented an apartment the second time, it was near bellarusskaya (dont think i spelt that right!) metro station. It was $100/night (Only had it two nights, its less if you have it for more).
Go to www.servicemoscow.com for more info.
The apartment was ok, a little old but it done the job and is much cheaper than a hotel as hotels are ridiculously priced!!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written January 5, 2008

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  • brazwhazz profile photo brazwhazz
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Ambassador Residence: Skip hotels altogether

Hotels in Moscow are terribly expensive. A good way to reduce your accommodation budget is to search for an apartment online -- we did so at www.rentline.ru and ended up staying in a flat called the Ambassador Residence for the relatively low price of $149 a night. (Longer stays may cost less per night.)

Located 10 minutes on foot from the Smolenskaya metro station, near the corner of Novinsky Blvd. and Novy Arbat St., the place was clean, well-maintained (we even met the handyman, Sergei, as he was the one who greeted us and gave us the keys) and quiet for such a central location.

Checkout is at noon, and not a minute later: the day of our departure, because of problems in the metro, we came back to the flat 5 minutes late -- and the maid, who was already there, had put our luggage out in the hallway to clean up the place.

There are other flats for rent in Moscow, many of them probably just as good, but the Ambassador Residence comes in highly recommended.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written November 22, 2007
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  • CoachSpencer profile photo CoachSpencer
  • Reviews: 7

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Ukraina Hotel Moscow: Time Warp

Decor was like a trip back to 1950. Good breakfast buffet. Fair hotel restaurants. Pretty far from anything. 10 minute walk to nearest subway station. 10-15 minute walk to Arbat St. 20-25 minute walk to Kremlin. I was there in the winter, so long walks were a little chilly. Business center has internet access for pay. Several "working women" in the lobby every night.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Business Travel
  • Written April 4, 2007

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  • stevethemack profile photo stevethemack
  • Reviews: 4

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Flats short term and long term: Staying in Moscow

There are a lot of apartments available in Moscow, but you need to let your company arrange it, as unless you speak fluent Russian, you will run into problems if you want to be here more than a few days.

You will need to be registered with the Government as a foreigner living in Moscow, even if you are only visiting. If you are in a hotel or whatever they will do it all for you, sweet as! But for longer term solutions, you and your friendly landlord will have to spend a lot of time at the local government office trying to register you as an alien. They are obviously really tight on immigration here and not very forgiving of ignorance either. Don't try to blag your way out of it. You will definitely need a interpreter or company contact with you.

Check with the people who arranged your visa back in your home country, as their representatives here in Moscow are the ones who need to register you if you are doing the touristy thing. YOU have to find them and get the process going - they will NOT do it for you and they don't really care what happens to you. If you don't bother to register and you get caught by the thousands of Policemen roaming the streets, well, good luck to you.
There are a variety of these tourist places around the city. Try to get the location and directions before you arrive as I have found that not a lot of the local representatives speak English at all.
Also, it may sound painfully obvious, but make sure that you have the right visa company! They seem very similar and it is easy to finally make it to the company, and find you are totally in the wrong place.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Work Abroad, Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written January 21, 2007
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  • stiab3 profile photo stiab3
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Ukraina Hotel Moscow: A Monumemt

Good service and amenities. Didn't use many of them as I had a quite hectic schedule.
The hotel seems to have everything required by the business or tourism traveller - conference rooms, business centre.

There are 5 restaurants and a few bars. I didn't use any of them excpept 'Restaurant Ukraina' for breakfast. Breakfast was extensive. A very good spread and range of foods to choose from.

The building is one of 7 landmark buildings commissioned by Stalin. Great views. Unfortunately, the observation area was closed when I was there.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Trains, Architecture
  • Written October 23, 2006

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  • juliansf profile photo juliansf
  • Reviews: 4

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Ukraina: In the old style

A couple of nights in the non-view view room (paying extra of course) because it was the fifth floor there is no view except for the backside of the marquee. The hotel is huge, old style with a crowded breakfast buffet. Located away from tourist area although not to far away from the city center. Subway station is several blocks away, although there are a few bus lines on the main street by the side of the hotel. Not very remarkable but reasonably priced by Moscow standards.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written August 27, 2006

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  • Angel_6661981 profile photo Angel_6661981
  • Reviews: 16

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Hostels: Cheap hostels in Moscow for foreign travellers.

Being the citizen of Russia and knowing that all travellers want to safe their budget, i want to advice cheap hostels in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

http://www.russia-hostelling.ru/rus/hostels.php
http://www.hostel.ru/rus/

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 24, 2006

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  • xaver profile photo xaver
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room in a flat: Cheap and central

I had really a hard time in finding a cheap or at least reasonably priced central accomodation in Moscow.Hotels are really too expensive and even hostels ask you something like 60 euro for a room and shared bath.So surfing the web I found the chance opf renting a room in a flat.The cost was 30 euro per night in a very central position( 3 minuts walking from Kremlin).It also was a chance to spend a few days with a Russian family and learn a lot, Irina infac the owner of the house is a real expert of moscow histories and legends, for any place I asked infos, she had at least a story to tell.I had my keys so I could come back and going out whenever I wanted and Irina prepared any morning a good breakfast for me, all in all, highly reccomended if you have a small budget.If you are interested in this accomodation, send an amail to Anastasya(Irina's daughter anada2@rambler.ru) and ask for details.

Irina, the house owner and her histories about Moscow.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Study Abroad, Budget Travel
  • Written May 1, 2006
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  • jorgejuansanchez profile photo jorgejuansanchez
  • Reviews: 549

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Hostel Asia: hostel where they issue Russian visa

The people of this hostel will arrange the Russian visa for you. The single room costs 25 euros per night, including breakfast, and visa support 25 euros. You just pay for one night and the rest of the month you are free to travel around Russia. They open 24 hours a day, and the hostel is located near the Metro.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Business Travel, Backpacking
  • Written January 29, 2006

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  • Kap2 profile photo Kap2
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Vladykino Hotel: Budget accommodation

Located in north Moscow... more like a motel close to the road network, its a tall tower block ... the facilities are clean, staff friendly and helpful... the room i stayed in had television (Russian stations only), a radio, fridge, kettle and a shared bathroom/ separate toilet with two other rooms... 800 roubles (approximately £15) per night.

Next to the hotel was a small park that run along the river.... the area is not interesting in itself but low cost base....

Vladykino is the nearest Metro stop. From the station (which is oval) turn left and go through houses until you reach slip roads from motorway - the Altai Hotel is opposite. Up the steps along motorway you have to go right which takes you across rail lines. The Vladykino is the second tall building on your left.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya_Line

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 7, 2006

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  • jkbarbe profile photo jkbarbe
  • Reviews: 2

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Ukraina: Shop early(via internet if possible)

The Hotel Ukraina offers luxurious acommodations in a Stalinist Hotel. Stalin may have been a ruthless dictator, but the buildings of his era were built to compete with the grand hotels of that age. The Hotel Ukraina is a prime example. Booked on-line, I was able to stay at this hotel near the center of Moscow for only about $130. The going rate for similarly rated hotels in Moscow was about $240.

The Hotel Ukraina has many of the amenities that are seriously lacking the the Kruschev era hotels. With the modernization of the Russian Federation, many of the newly built and poor quality hotels are being torn down and replaced. But the Hotel Ukraina is a landmark. Warm wooden floors, twelve foot sculptured ceiling, original oil paintings. The rate included an enormous and elaborate breakfast. The upper floors offer great views of the Moscow River and the small landscaped park between the hotel and the river. The metro station is only a short walk away, through a beautifully manicured kids park with fountains, where mothers sit in the afternoon sun watching their children play. The Arbat is only a few minutes away.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Architecture, Budget Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written November 21, 2005

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  • Pete.Gibson profile photo Pete.Gibson
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Ukraina: One of the Seven sisters of Stalin

Dont be fooled by the stunning architecture of this Hotel, The service was very poor and the staff at times down right rude, My room was on one of the highest floors and the veiw over the river and Parilment building were great, This was my second visit I stayed about 10 years ago as well In a lot of ways that visit was worse, at least this time i didnt have the constant knock on the door, of Ladies!! offering their services

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel, Study Abroad
  • Written October 4, 2005
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Riverboat Prikamie: sleeping over water

Before starting our river cruise to Saint Petersburg, we had our sleeping quarters on the river boat we would be using. Our boat was called Prikamie and it was a small and sturdy German-made boat.

Very little room space (and, sadly, separate beds) but a state-of-the-art bathroom.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture
  • Written August 28, 2005
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  • HORSCHECK profile photo HORSCHECK
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Homestay and B&B: Homestay and B&B

On my first trip to Moscow in summer 2005, I stayed in a homestay which I booked through one of the people who offer homestay or B&B on "Uncle Pasha's Cheap Moscow" webpage.

I actually didn't stay with the person I booked through, but in the same building with a mother and her 15 year old son. I stayed in the room of the son, who slept in the bedroom of his mother while I was there.

It was very interesting to have an insight into Russian daily life, although communication was hardly possible as I didn't speak any Russian at that time. The price was 30 Euro per night and included a basic breakfast.

Directions:
The building I stayed in was located on an island in the river Moskva near the bridge Kamenny Most. It was only 10 minutes on foot from the Kremlin. The nearest metro stops were Polayanka or Borovitskaya (grey line).

Website: http://www.cheap-moscow.com/

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Trains, Budget Travel
  • Written August 14, 2005
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