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“great staff, dirty sheets” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Godzillas Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,423 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great staff, dirty sheets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2010

we were staying during the volcanic flight shutdown period and spent three nights in a private room. in our twin room my sheets were clean but my friends bed had dirty sheets that looked slept in. there was dirty patches and three sad little hairs.

the staff, contrary to other reports, were *exceptional*! so friendly and kind and particularly one of the girls who went out of her way to help us during a stressful time.

the manager, on the other hand, wasn't half as helpful. everyone was desperately trying to book flights and get home - it was total chaos - and he was refusing to provide discounts and/or refunds on rooms which were already booked and paid for but wouldn't be stayed in. he was totally unsympathetic to what was happening around and though i partially respect his desire to keep firm on his policies - his delivery and approach was not helping an already stressed situation.

the room, other than dirty sheets, was very lovely - big and clean, well designed. same with showers - and plenty of hot water despite other reports. the location isn't great, it's much further out than other hostels and you need to change metro stops to get to most of the key sights. but if you want a bargain, then look right here. we also spent a night at Chocolate Hostel and this one was FAR better.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank muiisal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2010

I stayed in Moscow foor 3 days in February 2010. We stayed in a private double room. It was very small but clean and comfortable enough. The bathroom was down the hall and was clean, but the hot water did not last very long. There was also a well equipped kitchen and free wi-fi. It was about a 30min. walk to the Kremlin, and close to subways if you are feeling brave and can figure out the routes. There was also a nice common room downstairs.
Overall it was a good hostel, just did not have a lot of character and the staff were not that friendly. However, if you're just looking for a clean room then its fine.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EuropeanTraveler26
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London
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2010

I stayed at this hostel as part of an organised Trans-Siberian tour in December 2009. Very clean and comfortable facilities but the staff were totally unfriendly and unhelpful. It's also quite expensive for what it is but they may be true for most of Moscow. Location is decent and in close proximity to Red Square on the subway. I'd recommend having a look around before choosing this one though

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank goonersontour
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Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2010

2nd tıme ın Moscow, fırst tıme at Godzıllas. Had a prevıously bad experıence stayiıng at a hostel and was apprehensıve of what we would fınd at Godzıllas. We were very pleasantly surprısed at what a cute and well servıced hostel they run. All the staff was extremely helpful wıth all our questıons. Less than a 5 mınute walk to the Metro and only 2 stops from Red Square. They were constantly cleanıng so much so that ıt felt lıke you were the only people stayıng there! We stayed ın a double room whıch was very tıny, but stıll a great place to lay your head. Loved the deep wındowsılls to curl up and read wıth a cup of tea ın the mornıngs. Showers were hot and strong, kıtchen was well equıpped. Even got to watch the Canada-Russıa Olympıc Hockey game ın the commons room on a large screen TV. Free ınternet. phone calls to Canada (and the US) and regıstratıon servıces. Couldn,t ask for a more comfortable and clean place to stay for a week ın Moscow.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TaraHolcomb
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Volgograd, Russia
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank edm202
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Coimbra, Portugal
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank André R
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stuh72
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Property: Godzillas Hostel
Address: Bolshoi Karetny Lane, 6 | Apt. 5, 1st Floor, Moscow 127051, Russia
Location: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 1,423 Specialty Lodging in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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