There are a few things I was warned about when I started planning my trip to Russia.
One was that accommodation in Moscow is EXPENSIVE! - a word that a budget backpacker does everything to avoid.
I had these fears of ending up in some super dodgy shoebox that cost me an arm and a leg. However, when it came time to set things up ,I hopped online and much to my surprise I found some pretty reasonable options throughout the city.
My favourite was a place called Chillax Hostels. Slightly newer to the Moscow hostel scene, Chillax easily met all my requirements for a spot to rest my head.
Positive reviews, wifi, a kitchen, affordable/comfy beds, and a great location.
This traveller was sold!
From the moment I arrived, it was clear how the hostel got it’s name. The place was SO chilled out. In fact, it felt like I was was just hanging out at a friend’s house. Of course I asked and yes, that was the intention.
This would be the perfect jump off point for my adventures in Moscow.
In fact – I would go as far as saying this is the best hostel in Moscow.
Here’s a quick look at the inside of the hostel:
A few details about the hostel:
Internet: The wifi connection was strong and there are computers for those travelling without a laptop.
Kitchen: Good enough for what you’ll be cooking. Refrigerator is a bit of a monster so be sure to put your name on your food.
Lockers: Large and the hostel provides the key. No reason not to lock up your valuables.
Bathroom: Separate facilities for girls and boys. Toilets are a bit tight on space but shower makes up for it. There are a million different settings. A surprise every time. Showering has never been so fun.
Location: Very easy to get to by metro whether you’re arriving by train or plane. A short walk to Red Square and the fantastic metro will get you anywhere else you need to go.
Price: At time of writing beds ranged from $17-$27 per night.
Other: There are movie nights in the lounge. A small supermarket is located just around the corner. Laundry (washer and dryer) are available for a fee. Try the traditional restaurant they recommend (you learn about it in my post Moscow #1). The hostel can assist with your Visa invitation to Russia.
With all that said, if I was visiting Moscow again I honestly would stay at Chillax Hostels.
For more ideas of what to do in Moscow, check out my Moscow posts here on the blog.
If you’d like to learn more about Chillax Hostels or stay with them during your visit, look them up with the info below:
Address: 2-y Kolobovskiy pereulok, 9 Moscow, Russia
A big Thank You to the team at Chillax Hostels for hosting me during my stay in Moscow, Russia. I had a fantastic time and look forward to returning.