Over the years, lodging in Moscow has improved greatly both in quality and affordability. If you're looking for where to stay in Moscow, it's easy to find hotels of all styles tailored to any budget.
Most of the four or five star hotels in Moscow are located near the Kremlin and Red Square. There are also many luxury Moscow hotels in this area that offer exclusive services to guests. Arbat, the most bohemian street in the city, is full of typical Moscow accommodations that retain many historic and cultural touches and are the ideal choice if you are looking for something different in terms of Moscow lodging. You can also sleep in one of the typical international hotel chains or in some classic Stalinist Empire style hotels built during the 1940s and 1950s, which are peculiar due to their characteristic shape. While certainly not modern, many of these are popular with foreign travelers.
If you're looking for cheap places to stay in Moscow, you can find some simple inns and youth hostels in the city center for less than 25 € a night with comfortable rooms. On minube you'll find cheap Moscow hotel deals. Search the available dates, book your hotel room, and enjoy your stay.
One of the referred hostels in Moscow, it's a cheap place to stay and just a 10 minute walk from the Red Square, where the Trans-Siberian travelers and backpackers in general have a very central location, metro 1 minute away, the hostel is considered the best in Russia, but has just average service, it only has a couple of showers, you can buy drinks inside, and it has a kitchen.
This is one of the Stalinist skyscrapers. This is the newest and smallest of all of them, and has a Hilton hotel inside. It's ideal for those who can afford it and who come from St. Petersburg, Siberia, Mongolia and China as it sits right between the three stations. Be careful because the neighborhood is a little is on the outskirts and there aren't many shops around. The Hilton is new because the job still isn't finished yet and the reopening date is still unknown. However, it's sure we can expect an increase in rates, which are already expensive in Moscow. The location of the three stations (or Komsomolskaya) is connected by the metro of the same name.
This hostel is famous among backpackers and is located about 20 minutes walk from Red Square. The accommodation in Moscow is quite expensive and this hostel isn't going to be any different. The price per night will be around 20 € in a shared room of 8 people. The beds are pretty uncomfortable and there are only two showers per floor. You also have wifi access and a couple of computers with internet you can use for free.
This hotel is located in the huge Prospekt Mira Avenue, near the station of the same name. It was inaugurated for the 1980 Olympics. It is quite large, as are most Soviet-era buildings. It has 1777 rooms and is 100 meters high. On the ground floor you will find some restaurants, cafes, casinos, bars ... The price of a double room in high season is at least 160 €. Personally, I only know one thing for certain about the hotel: the restaurant is on the top floor. It offers a magnificent view of the VDNX, across from Prospekt Mira, and the Ostankino Tower, which features nice lighting at night, but the prices are exorbitant for a simple kitchen. Be sure to note that depending on where the table is, a good view is not guaranteed.
It's a cheap option to stay over in Moscow if don't count the youth hostels. The Izmailovo hotel complex is genuinely communist. Several giant concrete blocks that come together to include about 2,000 rooms. There are a variety of prices and rooms but it's cheaper than in Moscow. The problem it's that far from the center but easily accessed by metro.
This hotel is a good alternative in the south. It's a real 3 star hotel just 10 meters from the "Avtozavodskaya" Metro on the green line. It shares a building with a business centre. It's clean, comfortable, functional, and practically new. There's also service in English. The good breakfast is included. There are many bars, restaurants and cafes for a good price in the area.
Although its name indicates Hotel, in reality it is a "bed and breakfast", as it is a floor where the rooms have been set to welcome guests. I must say that is central, and the best choice for money if you want a budget hotel without sharing a room, but definitely the best of the hostel are the owners, mother and daughter, they run their business in a very family and which will make you feel at home.
Undoubtedly one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Moscow. A short walk from Red Square and the Bolshoi, this hotel has had an excellent reputation for quite some time. It is famous for hosting several 19th century celebrities. I can't really tell you about the quality of the hotel, but the building itself is remarkable. There's a huge glass roof above the hotel, very art-nouveau style, and it looks great in the landscape. It also has amazing frescoes and mosaics done and signed by Vrubel that adorn the top of the building. Take time to observe the works of art, since the place is very nice in the summer. Sit and rest a bit, unless you prefer to go to one of the three restaurants.
Located in the heart of Moscow, opposite the Duma, on Tverskaya, is one of the most lovely and oldest monuments in the city. Obviously, this is a high-end hotel managed by Le Meridien. The frescoes at the top of the building are examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the Russian capital. The building dates from the year 1903.
Located on Tversakaya Street. Unfortunately, I couldn't judge the quality of the hotel (although the reception was perfect), I can advise people to walk around the top floor with great views of the Red Square at night because the buildings are always well lit. No need to pay to enter, the bar is called O2, and there's no need to order anything. However, if you feel the urge to have a small cafe to relax, the price of coffee is 200 rubles or € 5.40!
Ideal location. Not a deisgner hotel, and a bit kitsch, but the rooms are large and comfortable. Better to avoid the rooms on the first floor, as there's a nightclub downstairs. Ask for a room higher up, and you won't have a problem. It has a great quality : price ratio and is five minutes walk from the Kremlin. Nearby is a shopping centre, salon, nightclub and restaurants. A perfect destination if you want to see the most beautiful sights in Moscow without spending an hour on the subway. The hotel has a fitness centre with jacuzzi and sauna for 10 euros. Breakfast is decent.
This Moscow hotel, bought by an Armenian couple a few years ago, is located on the banks of the Moskva river, not far from the Kiev railway station and just in front of the seat of the Russian government. It's currently undergoing renovation - when I stayed there, it had an excellent quality : price ratio, but I can't say anything about what it'll be like in the future! the building is still impressive, though. The nearest Metro station is Kievskaya, but it will take about ten minutes to reach the hotel. The building is illuminated at night, and is one of the best views on the bridge across Novy Arbat.
City Comfort is about a 10-minute walk from Red Square and 5 minutes from the metro station. The location is very strategic: in the center of Moscow, but at the same time, on a small side street that ensures peace and quiet during the night. The hotel has just undergone a radical change, so rooms are brand new and well equipped. Bathroom small, but functional. Cleanliness excellent. The reception is a bit small, but it has free wifi and a mini-bar; excellent value for money.
The Enigma Wel Hotel is a modern complex that's located in a historic building, which dates back to the 19th century, in the heart of the capital city. It's only a 10 minute walk from the subway stations, and 3 kilometers from the famous Kremlin. It's surrounded by important buildings and historical places that you can visit on foot.
The Monro Hostel is nothing too special, but it is very cheap and centrally located. I was in a room of 12 people in a very uncomfortable bunk, but otherwise it was fine. They will help you with your visa.