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Bear Hostels on Arbatskaya

Bolshaya Molchanovka St., 23/2-5, Moscow 121069, Russia
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Ranked #19 of 605 Specialty lodging in Moscow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The bear hostel isn't so bad. bears are cute right? well, its clean and in a good location, even though its a bit hard to find. Yes the staff are unfriendly, and indifferent, but this is Russia, so just thank your lucky stars that they can speak English.

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Dear guest, thank you for your review. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will try to accommodate your advice in our working. We will be happy to see you in our hostel next time. More

Lahore, Pakistan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

10 minutes walk from Arbatskaya Metro Station, the website has all the directions and even some text in Russian to get you there. Rooms and bathrooms are quite clean and people are very friendly. Super market is 2 minutes away where you can find almost everything from food to basic utilities. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to... More

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Thank you so much for choosing our hotel ,and we are willing to see you back in your next visit to moscow More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Bear hostel is centrally located on the top floor of a building. the staff is nice.The rooms and bathrooms are decently clean. It is good for budget backpacking and travelling. As you enter, you will have to remove your shoes at the entrance.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

It was a noisy, unfriendly and cold place. Lots of groups staying there. Lights went out, no towels, stuff didn't care much. Ended up there by accident when all other places were booked up. Wouldn't recommend it or go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The hostel is located on the fourth floor of a big communist building. After you enter (leave your street shoes in the anteroom) you will be welcomed by a smiling receptionist with a model English. Some facts: - cheapest place to stay in Moscow - 10 minutes walk from the metro station - 24h self-service market 5 minutes away -... More

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

A 10 minutes walk from Arbatskaya metro, Bear is an OK place for a short stay. The hostel is located on a whole floor of a typical communist block of flats. The place is a "shoe free" zone and you're supposed to leave your shoes at the entrance (or carry them with you). So, it's recommendable to leave a pair... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

It's a small and clean hostel a 7 min walk away from the Kremlin and not to talk about the Arbatskaya street that is loved by the locals. When you walk on the Novyy Arbat street (Новый Арбат) you hear loud music playing from the shopping center and my room windows were on that side but don't worry I didn't... More

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Fukuoka, Japan
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21 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed there for 2 nights The location is good, not very far from the metro station. The place was very clean but it's very hot at night and we're told that there's no remote controller for air conditioner in the room (we had a stay in July).

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20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

When I think about staying in hostels, I think about meeting nice and cool people, like myself! The only reason Bear Hostel is a hostel is because they have dorm rooms. Don't take me wrong, the place is beautiful, incredibly clean, on a good location and well priced. But it's plain boring! When I was there, I was sharing the... More

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Address: Bolshaya Molchanovka St., 23/2-5, Moscow 121069, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
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From metro station Arbatskaya (both dark and light blue lines) go out towards street Noviy Arbat (Новыи Арбат) You have to walk straight by the right side of the street Noviy Arbat until you see Promsvyazbank (Промсвязьбанк) in building 20. After the bank theire is stairs and an arch, you have to walk throgh it and turn left, the third entrance is what you are searching for! Get up on the 5th floor, we are waiting for you! ... more   less 
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