The hostel is quite basic, but also quite ok. The people running it are very nice and helpful and mostly speak perfectly English. The bathroom had 3 small cabinets, each of which consists of a shower and a toilet. No separate washrooms/toilets for women and men, but good and thorough cleaning each morning - the shower cabinets already worn out a bit. This was in the flat where also the receiption is - I had a private double room there (only room - no private shower and WC). In this house they seem to have several flats. The nice thing about this hostel is the nice staff and the location in walking distance to Park Kultury metro and to Old Arbat street, but 2 blocks away from the ring road towards a calm residential area. The ring road is a 12 lane asphalt runway, the circle line running deep under the earth, and 6 by 6 lanes of noisy and smelly cars on the ground - in the evening motorbike racing there (the lots of policemen in Moscow do not seem to be interested to ensure any speed limits). So luckily the Hostel is away far enough and behind big houses, especially if you have a room towards the green backyard, you do not hear anything from the street. The walls between the rooms are quite thin and the doors quite old and thin - you will hear the people speaking in the common room and at the receiption, if you have a room nearby.
On one morning I opened the window and the air coming inside the room was completely smelly from car exhaust fumes - it really smelled terribly. But I think on this day this was the case in complete Moscow, not only in the Ring Road area - it was a strange cloudy weather with no wind going at all (August 2009).
Wifi was running very well. On arrival, they will charge you another 500 Rubels for passport registration, if you stay more then 3 days (I think you can do this also by yourself in a post office - but I think everyone not speaking Russian gives this job better to the hotel staff).
Directions: Between Park Kultury (station on the south west part of the circle line) and Old Arbat street
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