We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Friendly, cheap, convenient, and comfortable”
Review of Godzillas Hostel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Godzillas Hostel
Ranked #5 of 1,518 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Volgograd, Russia
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Friendly, cheap, convenient, and comfortable”
Reviewed November 17, 2009

The four words above pretty much sum up how I feel about this hostel. It is very clean and modern, with all newly fitted amenities. The staff are friendly and helpful, and as it is run by an American all the staff are English-speaking. It's about 10 minutes walk from the nearest metro. There are even English books. Strongly recommend, for $20 a night

Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank edm202
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

322 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    120
    115
    48
    23
    16
See reviews for
9
77
88
7
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Coimbra, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2009

Good quality rooms, cheap and very nice staff. Take of everything you need and provide you with all informations to go around with no problems.

Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank André R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2009

Ideal for exploring Moscow. Was hard to find at first but you are 20-30mins walk from Kremlin, 5mins from Metro. Hostel was clean, well run and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Stuh72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grafelfing, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2009

Honestly speaking I do not understand most of the bad reviews written here? People who are going to this place should be aware that this is a HOSTEL and not a HOTEL!

So okay, it is very crowded and sometimes a little noisy. As well as a lot of turnover in people. But everything else is really more than okay and very good value for money. The location is great and almost all places of interest in walking distance. The rooms are clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and there is a very nice living rooms as well as proper equipped kitchens.

Maybe not a place for a four week wellness-holiday, but a PERFECT place for a few days in Moscow!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank hartmannontour
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2009

I was quite apprehensive about the stay due to bad experiences with hostels but I was pleasantly surprised. My boyfriend and I stayed in an annexe room (so we had our own key) on the first floor which was kitted out with Ikea furniture-double bed, bedside table with lamp, occassional table and hangers on the walls for clothes. We were given bed linen and towels. It had a high ceiling which made it feel bigger and was at the back of the building, so the only real noise came from the washing machine next door which didn't bother either of us (if noise really bothers you, why not wear ear plugs?!). The staff were really helpful when we arrived and let us check into our room even though it was only 11:30 am. We spent most of our three days in Moscow out and about, so were not concerned about the size of the room as we only wanted it for sleeping. We were able to walk down to Red Square from the hostel and the metro was close by so it was in a good location for us. I also liked being able to use the free Wi-Fi in our room as I had my netbook with me but there are also two computers in the reception area for guests to use for free. The two showers closest to us on the whole worked fine, one morning there was only one so we had to wait 10 minutes to use it. As we weren't in a rush, it didn't matter. The cleanliness of the building was fine and we saw cleaners around the building, mopping and sweeping up. On the final day, we left our bags in the luggage store pretty much all day with no problems. Overall, I wasn't expecting hotel standard, so I wasn't disappointed and in fact my opinion of hostels has massively improved due to my stay at Godzillas.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MrsWood10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barcelona
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2008

I stayed there in May, well its not perfect place to stay but good location. While i stayed there the rooms on the third floor were robbed. They dont have a locked luggage room, so the bags can be leaved in the room under the stairs where everybody have access to so there is a risk as well. The shower on the first floor is small and very dirty also have to wait as there is always a q. But the main thing which is amazed me the most is that the Hostel charge you 700 roubles which is 20 euros for the registartion with the police, its a joke cause every hotel in Moscow will do it for free for you. My advise to you: if you dont have to stay in the centre stay in Izmailovo Hotel (Delta, Vega, Alfa) which is abit outside of the centre but has a metro right near hotel which will get you to the centre for 15 minutes. Its good standard hotel for 100euro per night and free registration with the police and proper room with the good bed and nice bathroom.

  • Stayed May 2008
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank chicadebcn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vienna, VA
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2008

I, along with my daughter, stayed here June 22-26 as tourists in Moscow. We were initially given a double bed in a private room which was barely big enough for the bed--we then were moved upstairs to 2 twins in a single room which was much roomier. The room is super basic: no table, no chairs, just 2 beds. The hostel seems to be in a permanent state of renovation--we were on the third floor which did not a have usable bathroom or shower, and non-working kitchen. The working kitchen and bathrooms on the other floors were clean, though.

For the price it is an okay place. Not great. It's probably worth paying more for a little more comfort. The staff was friendly and helpful and the free internet on the main floor was great. It is very conveniently located to the metro (Tsvetnoy Bul'var) and a doable walk to Red Square. It's in a very safe location (right around the corner from the famed "Petrovka 38", i.e. like Scotland Yard or the FBI) and lots of restaurants and shops nearby. It was quiet for the first couple of nights, then the 3rd night there was loud and prolonged yelling/shouting by the couple next to us and no one intervened. I guess though when you're paying around $72/night for the room in Moscow, the clientele isn't going to be creme de la creme. I wouldn't stay here again only because I'd be willing to pay more for a better place. But for backpackers and students it's just fine.

  • Liked — Location and internet availability
  • Disliked — Permanent state of renovation
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank momo1tx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Moscow hotels
Fasol Hostel
#2 of 1,518 in Moscow
124 reviews
GoodMood Hostel
#1 of 1,518 in Moscow
73 reviews
Patriarch Ponds
Vagabond Hostel
Vagabond Hostel
#4 of 1,518 in Moscow
135 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Tagan
Hostel Netizen
Hostel Netizen
#6 of 1,518 in Moscow
59 reviews
Tverskaya
Sputnik Hostel
Sputnik Hostel
#7 of 1,518 in Moscow
43 reviews
YumYum Hostel
#11 of 1,518 in Moscow
35 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Godzillas Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Godzillas Hostel

Property: Godzillas Hostel
Address: Bolshoi Karetny Lane, 6 | Apt. 5, 1st Floor, Moscow 127051, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 1,518 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and HostelWorld so you can book your Godzillas Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Godzillas Hotel Moscow

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing