A room at one
of the three boats frozen into ice at the North River Port is 800
roubles per person or 1000 per couple ($30-35). Easy access to the city
center, and very close to Sheremetyevo airports. Their numbers:
458-1224, 459-7996, and 459-7070.
Watch out for a detailed report
- I plan to stay there myself during my next raid on Moscow.
Moskva Hotel, near M.
Tekstilshiki, 870 roubles ($35-40) for the cheapest room.
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Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 3:29 AM
Subject: Iris Congress Hotel
We spent several day at the Iris Congress last July (2004). It
was a great hotel, very clean. Good English-speaking staff who were
very helpful and attentive. A little bit distant from the areas of
tourist interest, but their hourly shuttle to Red Square is very
efficient and comfortable. Some of the best breakfasts we had as we
traveled from Moscow to St. Peterburg, Barnaul and Gorno-Altaisk.
Highly recommend this one!
Valeri Brusov Floating Hotel
238-6505, 238-6463, 238-7191
Hotel on a boat. $50-80, good availability. Superb location on the
canal, by the monument to Columbus that was said to rejected by the
States, after which it had its head replaced by that of Peter the Great
and was installed in Moscow. Combined
with a Karaoke bar and a casino, so don't take the 2nd level rooms - too
noisy. Picturesque early 90s style Neanderthal security guards, metal
detector on entry and other cute little time warp things. Lots of
prostitutes but no complaints that they knock on your door at 2am.
Drenched in cigarette smoke. Good availability as this hotel is new.
Great value for money, lots of character, definitely recommended.
Very close to the Moscow House of Arts, Tretyakov Arts Gallery, Gorky
Park. A few steps from my apartment (www.unclepasha.com/moscow_apartment.htm),
making it a convenient place to spend a night or two in case of overlap
with other guests.
Balaklavsky Prospect 2, Moscow I 113639
Sort of close to the Moscow State University. Far from just about
Gostinichnaya 9, Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 (0) 954 822 64
165 Mozhaiskoye, Moscow,
Phone: +7 (0) 954 473 434
Way out in the outskirts of the city, west end. Probably cheap.
Yushunkaya 1a, Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 (0) 953 180 918
Altufyevskoye Shosse 2
(095) 401-99-84, 401-41-83, факс: (095)
Rooms start at $25-30, 20-30 min. drive from Sheremetyevo
GostinichnyiProezd, 8, korp. 1
3rdfloor office #324
Notes: Pros - Spacious and clean dorm room with ownbathroom.
Inexpensive at about 17dollars a night. Friendly helpful
receptionists. Cons - Walk to metro too far, about 10 - 15 minutes.
Stalin Skyscraper building near Leningrad, Yaroslavl and Kazan stations.
Tel. 975-3032/1815. "Off the beaten track" attractions you would be
close to are the Preobrazhensky Farmers Market and the Sokolniki Bicycle
Market, both almost within walking distance. The Vernisage Arts and Crafts
market will also be easy to access ($3-4 taxi ride).
Tverskaya, Moscow, Russia
Phone: (+7-095) 299-1213
Have you ever been to Minsk (think Belarus, dictator Lukashenko)? That's
one place where I didn't feel like getting off the train. The entire
population has this distinct 45 tired of life look. The hotel is that way too. Bit it
is cheap and functional. There are rumours that a single room can be had for $20 but
$30-40 is probably more realistic. Great location right on Tverskaya, Moscow's main street,
a few steps from the Kremlin. Tel.
299-1213/36/49. Their e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
but I would be surprised if they responded..
Near the National Exhibition.
Said to have all the basics, including on-duty interpreters and e-mail.
8 Yaroslavskaya Ul., Bldg. 4, tel.
217-6786, $15-30 per night.
Lots of hotels in that area, mostly occupied by small-scale traders.
J.K. Guest House
Borisa Galushkina 9/2, 2nd floor, 286-2111
Should be inexpensive, judging from the area near the National Exhibition
grounds. Cheap hostel option (about $25) available.
G&R Asia Hostel
Zelenodolskaya 3/2, 15th floor
Metro Ryazansky Prospekt
according to other sources)
Beds at $17/night. PRICE WENT UP
TO $26 FOR BED
Visa support, tickets, traveller hangout atmosphere.
COMPLAINT: THEY DON'T RESPOND TO
Leninsky Prospekt 1/2
959-8157, fax 238-25
721-3322, 792-9911/13, fax 792-9912, 956-0506, 166-3736, 166-4127,
166-0145/0136/63, 166-3736, 166-4345, 737-7000
For an unplanned visit to Moscow Izmailovo is perhaps safest bet. It is truly huge and something will
nearly always be available. The hotel complex rents its floors out to private operators which
play with prices and compete among themselves, so you can often get a real
deal there. This hotel caters to Russian business travellers and thus
tends to have lots of vacancies and low prices on weekends and holidays.
It right next to the "Vernisage" arts/crafts/flea market, and very near a
metro station (Izmailovsky Park). On the negative side it is huge,
impersonal, and security is a nuisance. $25-60 for a double. Try the staff
cafeteria, with quality food, including lots of vegetarian options, where
you can gorge yourself for $4-5.
Selskokhozyaystvennaya 15/1, Metro Botanichesky Sad ("Botanical Garden"),
189-7529. Rumours heared that if you know how to approach them you can have a whole
room for $15. To be checked.... Cheapest price given over the phone for
two was 1400R or $45, including registration.
www.travel.in-russia.com - Hotel
reservations, may be able to arrange something in the "budget" range, eg.
hostel for under $30. Other standard tour agency services: tickets,
invitation and visa support, registration.
Also check the Tramp hotel at
Selskokhozyaistvennaya 17/2, building 7, and several other hotels in the
same area. If everything seems booked and you want to be sure of getting
something decent and budget, go either to Selskokhozyaystvennaya (Metro.
Botanichesky Sad) or to Izmailovo (Metro Izmailovsky Park), and you'll
have a roof over your head for under $40.
Travellers' Guest House
TGH specializes in backpackers and their biggest attraction is the traveller hangout atmosphere. They do have a couple of rooms for
$45-60 while a bed in a dorm-type arrangement is $20-26. Located in a typical
residential neighbourhood with panel buildings, cement fences and other
attributes of early 70s Moscow.
Bolshaya Pereyaslavskaya 50, 10th floor.
Tel.: (+7-095) 631-4059 / 280-4300
In 80% of cases you can just show up and for
$23 you will get a bed in a small room shared with 4 fellow travellers.
Almost within walking distance to
Leningradsky and Yaroslavsky train station, from which trains leave for
Leningrad/St. Petersburg and Siberia, accordingly.
Came across their leaflet that claims they are the only "safe, clean, and
affordable" place. With all the authority I have as an observer of the
Moscow accommodation market I say they are "the last resort" type
Convenient location on the Garden Ring near the Arbat area. Getting a room
there for $60 is realistic. The place is slightly on the crazy side but the price is right for
the location. They have conference rooms and the location is good for that
Dmitrovskoye Shosseh 27 kor. 1, Metro Temeryazyevskaya 700m, 30-40 min.
Heard that it is fairly cheap, if the location does not bother you. Really
I can't think of any attractions that way.. (May 2003: a group of 5 can
stay there for $12-15 per person, the cheapest double is $45, and the
cheapest single is just over $30). Breakfast included. Another advantage
is that they...
Pervomayskaya Nizhnaya 77
Probably on the cheap side. Izmailovo is the neighbourhood made famous by
the fact that I spent the first 16
years of my life, very near to a nursing college where I enrolled after
grade 8 with the intention of becoming a doctor. I'll look into the
particulars shortly.... and I did and it was a disappointment as the
cheapest single is around $50.
Leningradskoye 61, unit 3
I have an impression it is on the economy side. It is close to the
Sheremetyevo airport, if you just need a place to stay between flights....
Told over the phone that the rate is 300R ($10) per hour and foreigners
are NOT accepted.
$90-120, great location right by the Red Square. Ugly inside and out, and
a 16-17th century neighbourhood was bulldozed to make way to
this architectural monstrosity. You may receive calls from
prostitutes at 2am but you can't invite your own guests. Well, you can if you
go to the security office in the North Wing, then to the Director's office
on the 2nd floor to have a stamp put on your pass, then to the Notary
Public to have it certified etc. etc. But the price for the location makes
this hotel hard to beat. I take my
Tourism guests there to contemplate groups of elderly Americans in
stretch pants, following a guide with a stick.
Unconfirmed but probably true rumours that it is extra cheap. Near the
National Exhibition Grounds.
$60 for a double with some luck. Those prone to claustrophobia attacks
stay out of this Stalin imperial style edifice. [Dec. 27, 2003:
Sorry to report than their lowest price is $100-something. Try Alexander
in the Homestays section who will rent you a
good double for $50, same building as the Ukraine Hotel.]
Ukrainian Embassy Hotel
Voznesensky per. 17
(not market on most maps but it is between Brusov and Leontyevsky, behind
the Moscow City Council on Tverskaya across the monument to
Yuri-the-Long-Arms, the founder of Moscow)
777-2346, 777-2353, 229-1354
To be checked out
753-8094, 578-5735, 739-4464, 578-5753, 578-5754
Their sign above the exit gate of Sheremetyevo 1 proclaims "Comfortable
rooms with all conveniences starting $30/night"
$20-70. Has a conference hall. Location: 34 Khamovnichesky Val, Metro
Sportivnaya. Near the Moscow State University, Novodevichy Convent. Tel.
Zolotoy Kolos ("Golden Grain")
Under $30, 15 Yaroslavskaya near the National Exhibition Grounds and
apparentluy build to house agriculture professionals. 286-2703.
"Boutique hotel" type
50 Ozerkovskaya Naberezynaya (Quay)
951-9753, 951-9582 (switch), 959-2406
Rooms start at $100+ but I'm listing it anyway because it is in my
neighbourhood and because Ozerkovskaya is one of these new private cozy
hotels that are popping up all over Moscow and because they have not yet
made it into directories. 50 rooms, and seem quite cozy and "European" at
the first glance. Also they some times have discounts, and getting a
superb room for two for $70 is realistic. THE DISCOUNT IS ON NOW - MAY 3,
2003 GOOD FEEDBACK SEVERAL TIMES Note: They cater to business
travellers and thus tend to have room on weekends!!!
This hotel seem to cater to the Kievsky Market traders, and the square
in front of the hotel is where I take people on my Moscow-the-Ugly tours
Misery Tourism). The price, however, is
under 500R ($15-17), and the location is pretty good, near Kutuzovsky
Avenue, close to Radisson-Slavyanskaya and Ukraina. Tel. 240-1444/5378.
Nearest Metro station: Kievskaya. April 10/2003: 700R ($23)
given a room and registration for two persons. Very little in the way of
conveniences and the immediate surroundings are scary but the area on the
whole is superb.
Orlyonok ("Little Eagle")
Rates around $60-70. 15 Ulitsa Kosygina, in the Moscow State
University / Sparrow (Lenin) Hills area. Not far from the center but a
quiet green area, great for joggers.Tel. 939-8884, fax 938-2200. Nearest
Metro: Leninsky Prospekt
Prakash Guest House
Single $25 with breakfast; double $40 without breakfast. Indian-run.
Travel support services: invitations, guides, airport rides. Has a
business center. 83/1 Profsoyuznaya Ul., 334-2598, Metro Belyayevo.
E-mail: email@example.com. South end, good access
to the Domodedovo airport, also Vnukovo. (copy to Hostels / Bed and
Heard that a double room is 300 including breakfast but that doesn't
11 Yaroslavskoye Shosse (not far from VDNKh, or the Exhibition Grounds),
tel. 188-4485. Take bus No. 172 from M. VDNKh to Fedoskinakskaya Ul..
Maybe that explains the low price.
$40-50, 90-2 Leninsky Prospekt. tel. 737-6700, fax 737-6720, M.
Prospekt Vernadskogo. Easy access to Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports.
$30-40, 38 Leninsky Prospekt (easy access to the Moscow State
University, and the Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports). Tel. 930-2287 and
930-4057. M. Leninsky Prospekt, e-mail
$20-50, as central as it gets, 10 Tverskaya ul, tel. 229-8957.
Central House of Tourist
$20-35 with breakfast. Business center. Easy access to Domodedovo,
Sheremetyevo, Moscow State University. 146 Leninsky Prospekt, 434-9467.
1000-1100R ($30-35) for 2
Hotel of the Academy of Medical Sciences
1000-1100R ($30-35) for 2
Zvezdnaya???? near the National Exhibition grounds, $30-40/night