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Napoleon Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   3 Mal. Zlatoustinskiy pereulok | Dom 2, 4th Floor, Moscow 101000, Russia
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Ranked #196 of 605 Specialty lodging in Moscow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
Ygritte85 Split, Croatia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sandusky, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beds were comfortable, not enough room in the halls, kitchen was really small as was the living room. They had signs saying no sleeping on the couches and yet there were men sleeping on them nightly. Only two showers that did not drain properly and two sinks and the place was dirty and aged. It is up four flights... More

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Split, Croatia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was there with my friends for few days in July 2012. Hostel is close to the center and easy to find. Close to the subway and McDonalds. Corridors are terrible, smelly and old but the hostel/apartment itself is not that bad. Rooms were okay, comfy beds. other rooms as kitchen and bathroom were just okay. Staff weren't helpful back... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

As I travel around the world and stay in hostels I expect them to be the places where mostly travelers stay. In Moscow in hostel Napoleon it's different. People not able to pay rent for flats stay in hostels for weeks and months because it's cheaper so basically this hostel turned into homes for lots of people. So I checked... More

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Belem, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Very well located close to Red Square and many other attractions. Very friendly staff! Funny people all the time. Many options of restaurants and bars around. The bedroom was not very clean. The smell from the bathroom was not very good!

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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Had to share a room with about 6 other people and is was very hard to find. It was just along from the subway, but then up a street and then a right to a street where everyone must have been going to another hostel as it had a sign up saying it wasn't Napoleon. It was a few doors... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Nice place and cheap place in the center of the Moskov. 5 minutes from Red Square. Nice place for staying. staff very happy to answer questions, many english speaking people from different countries was interesting to speak with them

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Rio de Janeiro
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good hostel in moscow. The location it's good, near subway restaurants and bars. The staff it's simpatic mainly the blond girl in the reception. It's a quite small but it's enoogh for backpcakers. There is some stairs to access the hostel, so if you have problems with this choose another one.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Every time I went to Moscow I spent my nights in this hostel but the quality during the years is totally faded. My opionon was 5 "stars" the first time I was there in 2007. Zero "stars" last time in 2012. My first experience there was great, super friendly atmosphere, professional reception...Last time in 2012 the situation was above the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Only the location was very good. Very bad cleanning. Athmophere was very weired. Very very small place, no space for nothing. What a mess. Best russian hostel in 2007, today probably the worst hostel in Russia. One of the most strange hostel I´ve ever been. Fortunatlly in private room where we stayed, we could run way from reception (at the... More

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Terni, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The best hostel I ever stayed in. Great location, nice common room where you can meet new friends while enjoying a beer. Very clean and safe area full of bars, restaurants and museums. A place not to be missed either for a long stay or just for a long weekend. Excellent staff ready to help!! I would go back and... More

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Address: 3 Mal. Zlatoustinskiy pereulok | Dom 2, 4th Floor, Moscow 101000, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Napoleon Hostel 3*
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NAPOLEON Hostel is MOSCOW'S MOST POPULAR BACKPACKER HOSTEL and is located JUST 5 MINUTES WALK from Red Square in the trendy old town ''Kitai Gorod'' area. This district is characterised with cobbled streets, old merchant houses and quaint Orthodox churches and is full of exciting bars, cheap restaurants, and local supermarkets, all within walking distance.Napoleon Hostel is award winning having won Best Hostel in Russia by Hostelworld. ... more   less 
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