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Nova Hostel
4 Devyatkin pereulok, Apt.6, Moscow 101000, Russia (Basmanny)   |  
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Ranked #69 of 625 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“so good, can't ask for more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Oleg the owner is amazing and very helpful person. Welcomed us with a bottle of fizzy :)
Oleg it’s very busy man but always have time to help if you need it. ( Thank you for the car – we had very good journey to the airport )
His place is basic but very charming – we have spent really good time there. And everyone loved the bath !!!!!! – Wish to have one like that.
Accommodations it’s in short distance from all main tourist attraction. If you want to have budget holiday in prime location that is the place to go.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Very good location. Owner Alex (Oleg?) is great guy. Very helpful. A lot of nightspots in this part of town. Be aware that it is shared bathroom.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

After looking for a place to stay, the extremely friendly and polite owner, Oleg, phoned and offered us three nights for free in the dorm whilst we waited for the private room! The place itself is located about 5 minutes from Kitay-Gorod metro station-not far from Red Square and centrally located for most of Moscow-with a bank to withdraw cash nearby and plenty of places to grab lunch.

The hostel itself comprises of two flats, each with a private room, dorm, kitchen, bathroom and lounge area. The hostel is equipped with free wifi with several laptops available for guests, along with a large television and dvds/books in the lounge area for those staying in. The kitchen was well-equipped with all the usual western necessities, useful for those, like us, who planned to save spending money in expensive Moscow restaurants, by self-catering.

The dorm comprises of two bunks and two beds, whilst the private room has a single bed as well as a large double. The beds were comfortable (with bed sheets provided), and the hostel was warm in general when escaping the cold winter months!

Overall, would highly recommend, Oleg was an amazing person and it is rare you get to have friendly chats with Moscow citizens who you can entirely trust. The added benefit of the amiable resident cat, Vasya, just added to the wonderful time I had in what was my first visit to Moscow.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Krakow, Poland
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22 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

We reserved and paid for a room for 4 people. When we came there the owner gave us room with 2 others people... We slept there only 1 night and it was not so big problem, but I don't like such a situaltion...

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

Easily one of the best hotels I've stayed in!, It does not look like much from the outside as it is like an apartment block but the rooms and bathrooms are very clean and there is a decent common area with large TV and selections of DVDs, books etc.
The location is also brilliant, 10 minutes to the Red Square.

Staff were excellent and so helpful and would not hesistate to stay there again if I return!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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40 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

The hostel is just 15 minutes walk from Red Square and just over 5 minutes from a metro station if you're headed somewhere else. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. The facilities in the hostel are basic but clean. There's a kitchen with free internet, tea, coffee and sometimes biscuits.

Alex, the owner, is a lovely guy who speaks great English and tries to help in any way he can. But the problem remains that he has a busy life and is not always around - there's nothing like a 24hr reception desk, so if Alex is out you're pretty stuck if you need to get any information or check in or out. (You can, of course, let yourself in and out of the building as you please during your stay). He also sometimes has a motley crew of friends round filling up the kitchen. Watch out also that his is a small business which can't take credit cards, so make sure you have the cash to settle up the bill.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Devyatkin pereulok, Apt.6, Moscow 101000, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Basmanny
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 625 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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