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Godzillas Hostel
Ranked #5 of 1,663 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The location is a few blocks from a metro stop which is in a good, interesting part of town, walkable to other parts of town. The kitchens were nice. The showers were typical for hostels. The computer and wifi worked well enough.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Clean and safe, I'd recommend it if you're one a budget.
Hotels are generally really expensive in Moscow, so if you want to stay in a good location with basic services, this is a good choice. Staff is very friendly and helpful providing information.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Stayed here prior to starting the trans-siberian train journey.

Staff were friendly & it was in a good location, within walking distance to metro, restaurants & 24hour supermarket.

The only negative was we stayed in a private room (room12) which to access you had to walk through a 10bed dorm, not really great when you have paid extra.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Location-wise, the Godzillas hostel is good, but nothing more than that. I think you can get somewhere else better for the same price. I have stayed at the AZIMUT Moscow Tulskaya Hotel which was far better than Godzillas for similar price.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Stayed here in September after doing the trans-siberian. Booked a private room en suite given room 12 which is basically in a dorm. You have to walk through a 10 bed dorm to get to your room which makes it very noisey and essentially not a private room which we paid for.
We asked if there were any other private rooms available and were basically told if we don't like it we can leave.
I'm not sure why this hostel is so popular, there isn't really a common area so not a great atmosphere. Also the owner/manager has no qualms about lecturing his very friendly staff about getting the money in and advising them on customer service which is ironic as he lacks those skills himself!
Furthermore they use scare tactics to try and get you to register your visa with them at a cost. You do not have to do this unless you are in the city for longer than 7 days!

I would not stay here/ recommend this hostel!

Room Tip: Avoid room 12!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I stayed at Godzillas for 4 nights in 10 bed dorm.
Staff...really friendly and always helpful and chatty. Top rated English spoken (for Russia!)
Room...decent room with secure lockers. I was on a top bunk which squeeked a lot with any tiny movement! There were also a few springs popping out of the side, however I slept well each night.
Facilities...kitchen - superb, toilets and showers very clean however twice I had to enquire about hot water, the staff member seemed to flick a switch and all was sorted? Lounge - homely and warm space perfect for TV or internet time.
Location...5 mins to metro, 20 mins walk to red square if you don't want to take the metro! 2 mins to decent supermarket.
My only real gripe would be the registration fee...much more than other places, they also insisted on getting this even though it is not required if staying in a place for less than 7 days.
All in all a good place to stay at a good price (in an expensive city!)

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Katie H
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Godzillas, while tucked away on a random street and not so easy to find, is a great little hostel. The rooms and common areas were clean, wifi was free, laundry facilities available, staff were smiling, and the best part - the bathrooms were nice. There was privacy in the showers and the toilets were always clean. I would definitely recommend Godzillas to anyone staying in Moscow.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Bolshoi Karetny Lane, 6 | Apt. 5, 1st Floor, Moscow 127051, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 1,663 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Price Range: $12 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Godzillas Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Godzillas is located in a pre-revolutionary building in the centre of Moscow. All around is the historic centre of Moscow within easy walking distance to explore. The hostel is clean and comfortable and newly renovated to offer our guests a memorable stay. Godzillas is Western managed with friendly English speaking staff. You'll find us friendly and knowledgeable, the location of our hostel ideal, and our surrounding city an inviting one. Godzillas is within easy walking distance of Pushkin Square (7 minutes) and all the central Moscow sites. At night this area is vibrant with bars, clubs and restaurants. It is a 20-minute walk to the Kremlin and other historic landmarks. From the various train stations it is within easy access via taxi off the Garden Ring or via Metro (Tsvetnoi Bulvar Metro). The metro is 5 minutes walk away from the hostel. ... more   less 
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