I have stayed in hostels all around Europe, and yet this place managed to astound me with how horrible it was. We arrived very early in the am and had booked the night before, but when we arrived the room was not available and we had to wait for the (nice) guy at the desk to make it up for us.
The biggest issue is that the other people staying at the hostel were very rude and noisy, and the extremely thin walls made it possible to hear everything. There was a gaggle of young (15, 16) Russian dancers who were living in the hostel permanently and would sit around the minute common area watching TV and making out. EW. And then when we tried to move downstairs to a nicer room, there was a couple having sex so loudly that you could hear it from their room.
The only good things: it's a nice location, and the heat worked well, which was very necessary in the Moscow winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Moscow, our hostel is on the 2nd floor of an original 1900s building in the Old Arbat. This street is the most famous walking street of the Russian Capital. There, you can feel the Russian Bohemian Atmosphere. Only 10 minutes by walk from the Kremlin and Red Square. Our hostel has 12 comfortable rooms, a common place with TV, WIFI and a Kitchen. Two new bathrooms with 5 showers and 4 toilets. ... more less