Far and away Russia’s largest city, the capital city of Moscow is a backpacker’s dream. By European standards it’s affordable, and by city standards it still feels super exotic.

But there are a ton of hostels in Moscow. Over 110 to be specific, and knowing which hostel to pick can be quite a task.Which is the exact reason we put together this list of the best hostels in Moscow.

We’ve organized this list of the best hostels in Moscow by different travel needs. So whether you wanna party or chill, hook up or wind down, with the help of this guide, you’ll be able to book the hostel that gets you where you wanna be!

Let’s take a look at the 20 best hostels in Moscow…

Best Hostels in Moscow
Moscow is a dream city for backpackers and this epic guide to the best hostels in Moscow will help you save some money!

The 20 Best Youth Hostels in Moscow

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    Overall Best Youth Hostel in Moscow – Moscow Style

    Moscow Style best hostels in Moscow
    Moscow Style is our pick for one of the best hostels in Moscow
    • $$
    • Free Breakfast
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Late Check-Out

    The overall best hostel in Moscow is Moscow Style and you’re about to find out why. Not only does Moscow Style offer guests all the basics like free bed linen and free WiFi but have a late check-out, free breakfast and a guest kitchen too. Team this with kick-ass customer service, super comfy dorm rooms and the fact that it’s located in the heart of the city, you’ll easily see why Moscow Style is the best hostel in Moscow in 2021. To top it off, must-visit landmarks like the Kremlin and Red Square are just a five-minute walk away.

    Moscow Style is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Comrade Hostel

    Comrade Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    Great reviews, Comrade Hostel is a top hostel in Moscow
    • $$
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Tours & Travel Desk

    Comrade Hostel is the joint best hostel in Moscow in 2021. Comrade Hostel is a highly recommended hostel in Moscow so if you wanna stay here you’ve gotta book your bed ASAP, especially if you and your travel buddies wanna stay in the same dorm room. Comrade Hostel is in Moscow’s old town known locally as Kitai-Gorod. The Comrade staff are always on hand to give you directions and useful tips on how to make the most of your every moment in Moscow.

    Comrade Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Moscow – Vagabond Hostel

    Vagabond Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    Well reviewed and great vibes, Vagabond Hostel is our pick for best hostel for solo travelers in Moscow
    • $$$
    • Free Breakfast
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities

    The best hostel for solo travellers in Moscow is the super popular Vagabond Hostel. For solo travellers early seeking a crew to explore the Russian capital city with your first port of call should be Vagabonds. Attracting a varied and interesting crowd Vagabond Hostel is the perfect Moscow backpackers hostel for solo travellers to hang out in. The free breakfast provides a cracking start to the day and you have the use of the guest kitchen too. Why not have a cook-off with your hostel mates?

    Vagabond Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Godzillas

    Godzillas best hostels in Moscow
    If you dig social vibes, Godzilla is another pick for one of the best hostels for solo travelers in Moscow
    • $$
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Tours & Travel Desk

    Godzillas is a top hostel in Moscow and has been for years. For solo travellers keen to connect, Godzillas is a great start; tour operators often use Godzillas as their meeting hostel so there are always plenty wide-eyed and bushy-tailed travellers just like you around the place! The Godzillas team are super welcoming and always happy to help in any way that they can. If you’re a solo traveller keen to meet a wide of a range of people as possible, Godzillas is the place for you.

    Godzillas is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Best Cheap Hostel in Moscow #1 – Chekhov House

    Chekhov House best hostels in Moscow
    An affordable hostel with a basic breakfast, Chekhov House is our pick for best budget/cheap hostel in Moscow
    • $
    • Free Breakfast
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Luggage Storage

    The best cheap hostel in Moscow is Chekhov House, by far. Although at first glance the pink hues around Chekhov House may have you thinking it’s a women-only hostel, it is a place for everyone. The free breakfast, free WiFi and free luggage storage go a long way in making Chekhov House a great, cheap, youth hostel in Moscow. The Chekhov House team are keen to please and are always happy to help with directions. As a rookie in Russia, you may struggle to read local signage as they use a totally different alphabet!

    Chekhov House is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Best Cheap Hostel in Moscow #2 – Good News Hostel

    Good News Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    Well located and well reviewed, Good News Hostel is a great cheap hostel in Moscow
    • $
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace

    The good news is that Good News Hostel is the best budget hostel in Moscow! Too cheesy?! Anyway, you’ll love Good News Hostel for its bright and spacious dorm rooms and wonderful communal areas. The outdoor deck is the ideal spot to hang out in on a sunny Russian summers day although if you’re heading to Moscow in the winter you need to bring your thermals. Super close to the Komsomolskaya metro station, you can easily connect to all of Moscow’s tourist hotspots from Good News Hostel.

    Good News Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Best Cheap Hostel in Moscow #3 – Jazz House

    Jazz House best hostels in Moscow
    Simple, clean, and fun; that is what makes Jazzhouse another one of the best cheap hostels in Moscow.
    • $
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Late Check-Out

    Light and bright, Jazz House is a simple but ample budget youth hostel in Moscow. You’ll find very little to complain about here. The staff keep Jazz House in great shape and you’ll feel instantly at ease, once you’ve dumped your hefty backpack that is. The Kremlin is 3.5km away but the walk is a great way to experience real Moscow. If that feels like too much hop on the metro at Serpukhovskaya and you’ll be there in minutes. Once you’ve got your head around it the Moscow metro is pretty easy really.

    Jazz House is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

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    Best Hostel for Couples in Moscow – FriendHouse

    FriendHouse best hostels in Moscow
    Great common area and good for all travelers, we recommend FriendHouse for couples because of it’s affordable private rooms
    • $
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Vending Machines

    The best hostels for couples in Moscow is FriendHouse. Simple? Yes. Ideal? Yes! With so much to see and do in Moscow, most travellers are looking for a cheap and cheerful place to crash and FriendHouse is perfect. They have reasonably priced private double rooms especially for couples like you. If you and your lover like meeting fellow backpackers all you need to do is head to FriendHouse’s monochrome yet cosy lounge of an evening and get introducing yourselves.

    FriendHouse is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Star Wars Hostel

    Star Wars Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    Pricier, but great private rooms, Star Wars Hostel is a solid choice for couples in Moscow
    • $$$
    • Cafe Onsite
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities

    No, bear with me on this one! Believe it or not, another Star Wars Hostel is the best hostel in Moscow for couples who like a fancier style of accommodation. By name alone you’ll be thinking that it’s Star Wars through and through but, to its credit, Star Wars Hostel has only a subtle homage to the sci-fi series. The private rooms for a couple are cosy, even romantic and cottage like in their decor! Everyone who stays at Star Wars Hostel raves about it. Go on, give it a go!

    Star Wars Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Best Party Hostel in Moscow – Fasol Hostel & Bar

    Fasol Hostel & Bar best hostels in Moscow
    Chill vibes make Fasol Hostel and Bar a great low-key party hostel in Moscow
    • $$
    • Bar Onsite
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities

    Fasol Hostel & Bar is, you’ve guessed it, the best party hostel in Moscow. This laid-back, charming and budget-friendly youth hostel is the perfect place to get your party on. To be fair, they don’t party crazy hard here as Moscow is hardly famed for its party scene but if you’re keen on a few beers, or a vodka or two, after a day of exploring Moscow Fasol is the place to stay. Overall, Fasol is a highly recommended hostel in Moscow, so whether you’re a party animal or not you’ll surely be drawn in by the on-point hostel vibes.

    Fasol Hostel & Bar is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Safari Hostel

    Safari Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    Safari Hostel has more energetic vibes and allows you to BYOB (to make up for the lack of a bar). Another top party hostel in Moscow
    • $
    • Free Breakfast
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities

    If Safari Hostel had its own bar it would easily be the best party hostel in Moscow, alas it’s nearly the best hostel in Moscow for a party. To be fair, Safari Hostel is a laugh a minute and all who stay here are game for a drink or two. Good job you can BYOB! The huge guest kitchen and dining room is the perfect place to get the beers following before you hit the town. The Safari team will be more than happy to recommend which pubs you hit up and when!

    Safari Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Best Hostels for Digital Nomads in Moscow – Hostel Derevo

    Hostel Derevo best hostels in Moscow
    An actual co-working hostel, Hostel Derevo is the best hostel in Moscow for Digital Nomads
    • $
    • Free High-Speed WiFi
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Tours & Travel Desk

    Hostel Derevo is the best hostel for digital nomads in Moscow for sure! Not only do they have free and unlimited super-fast WiFi but modern spaces to work in. Derevo is the coolest hostel in Moscow for digital nomads and there is something to be said for feeling more productive when working in an inspiring environment. Derevo is, in fact, a co-working hostel, the whole place has been designed for digital nomads like you. Snap up your spot ASAP, they’re about to get even more popular in the rise of the digital nomads in 2021.

    Hostel Derevo is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Netizen Hostel

    Netizen Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    Kick ass for all travelers, we recommend Netizen Hostel to Digital Nomads especially for ample work space and solid wifi
    • $$
    • Bar & Cafe Onsite
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Tours & Travel Desk

    Netizen is an ideal Moscow backpackers hostel for digital nomads, their bar and cafe is a great place to work from. The Netizen team have created an open and welcoming vibe here but there is a calmness and quietness about the place too. Netizen is a super clean hostel and the room service team work around the clock to keep the hostel in immaculate order. As a highly recommended hostel in Moscow Netizen is great for digital nomads looking for a home from home and an office all rolled into one.

    Netizen Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Best Hostel with a Private Room in Moscow – Grant’s Hostel

    Grant's Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    The rooms sell out fast so you know Grant’s is the best hostel with a private room in Moscow…
    • $$
    • Free Airport Transfer
    • Cafe Onsite
    • Late Check-Out

    Grant’s Hostel is a top hostel in Moscow if you’re departing by flight as they offer a free airport transfer. So no need to stress about finding a Moscow hostel near the airport. You don’t wanna focus on leaving before you’ve arrived though! You have Grant’s Hostels super spacious dorm rooms and cosy cafe to look forward to; as well as the team’s wonderful hospitality. Grant’s Hostel is a great shout for couples, they have four private double rooms just waiting to be snapped up! Get booking!

    Grant’s Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    More of the Best Youth Hostels in Moscow

    Sputnik Hostel

    Sputnik Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    • $$$
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage

    Sputnik is the coolest youth hostel in Moscow but also one of the only boutique options available in the city. If you’re more of a flashpacker than a shoestring slumming-it kinda traveller you’ll feel right at home in the modern yet rustic dorms of Sputnik. If you have an eye for design you’ll love Sputniks minimalist style. Flashpackers you’ll be pleased to hear Sputnik’s is on the same street as Prada and all the posh restaurants. Main Moscow attractions like the Kremlin are just a 10-minute walk away.

    Sputnik Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    3 Penguins Hostel

    3 Penguins Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    • $$
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage

    3 Penguins is a super cute Moscow backpackers hostel with reasonably priced dorm rooms and a homely feel. 3 Penguins have been impressing their guests time and time again and as such has become a highly recommended hostel in Moscow. There’s a kind of grandeur about the private rooms at the 3 Penguins that couples will surely kind romantic if a bit OTT. The staff are super helpful and will always give you a hand when they can.

    3 Penguins Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Captial Hostel

    Captial Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    • $$
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Security Lockers

    Captial Hostel is a clean and homely Moscow backpackers youth hostel, located in the heart of the city. A far cry from a party hostel, Captial is ideal for travellers who like to stick to business when they’re on the road; for those who like to get a quiet and calm night’s sleep ready to hit up all the city sights in the morning. Captial Hostel has private dorm rooms and is therefore ideal for groups of mates who are travelling together and need a bit of space away from random dorm mates. It’s ok, we all feel like it sometimes!

    Captial Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Blagovest Hostel

    Blagovest Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    • $
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Late Check-Out

    Blagovest is a top hostel in Moscow, especially if you’re travelling with your crew. They have both open and private dorms available. The private dorms can sleep up to five people and is a great way of pooling the costs of travel. Blagovest Hostel comes highly recommended by all who visit, in part due to their great location but mostly because of their lovely staff. It should also be mentioned that Blagovest has dead comfy orthopaedic mattresses on all their beds. You’ll sleep like a baby!

    Blagovest Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Kremlin Lights

    Kremlin Lights best hostels in Moscow
    • $$
    • Bar Onsite
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Luggage Storage

    If you’re having a quick turnaround in Moscow and need to hit up all the sights and landmarks super quickly and easily you need to book a bed at Kremlin Lights. They’re located just 190m from the Kremlin, no other Moscow backpackers hostel is closer. Kremlin Lights is a bright and welcoming hostel that is super clean and as we’ve established, perfectly located. By being in the heart of Moscow the surrounding food outlets can be a little pricey so be sure to cook for yourself in the Kremlin Lights kitchen to save some money.

    Kremlin Lights is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

    Jedi Hostel

    Jedi Hostel best hostels in Moscow
    • $$
    • Self Catering Facilities
    • Late Check-Out
    • Security Lockers

    Sci-Fi haters don’t dismiss Jedi Hostel on the name alone. Although there’s a subtle theme Jedi Hostel is a cracking youth hostel in Moscow, regardless of your feelings towards the films! Jedi Hostel is a funky and bright hostel located in the heart of Moscow. From here you can easily access all the tourist hotspots, great bars and some cool restaurants too. Each dorm bed is in capsule style for a little added privacy. Jedi is a super friendly hostel and you’ll defiantly find yourself tempted to extend your stay!

    Jedi Hostel is one of our favourites in Moscow but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

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      What to Pack for your Moscow Hostel

      Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from us, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straight forward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art we have perfected over many years.

      Check out our definitive Hostel Packing list for our top packing tips!

      Why you should travel to Moscow

      Moscow is an unforgettable experience, so be sure to book a hostel that sets yourself up for success. With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to pick a hostel that best suits your travel-style, your your time in Russia can be nothing short of awesome.

      And, just in case you can’t pick from one of the best hostels in Moscow – go with Moscow Style. It’s location, price and stellar reviews means you’ll have a great time and can worry about one less thing on your Russia trip.

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      By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Moscow has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

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