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“Great location, great value.”
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Hostel Dom
Ranked #39 of 1,539 Speciality Lodging in Moscow
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“Great location, great value.”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Recently spent two nights in Moscow on my own dime ahead of a business trip and wanted something relatively inexpensive but centrally located. This can be a challenge in Moscow, and having lived there a few years ago for several months, I was aware that prices for centrally-located hotels are often astronomical. Based on the strength of TripAdvisor reviews, I booked a separate room at Hostel Dom, and certainly wasn't disappointed.

The hostel itself is spotlessly clean, with a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere inside. Free breakfast (bread, jams, cereal) is provided, the bedding was more than sufficient, and unlike many other hostels I've stayed in, I had no problems with either the water pressure or temperature in the showers. Staff are friendly, if not overly exuberant, although since I speak Russian and know Moscow pretty well, I didn't have to interact with them in English or ask about where to go/what to do/etc.

I'd say the hostel's biggest selling point, though, is its location. It's five minutes away from a metro station (Kurskaya, which conveniently provides access to three metro lines, including the dark blue and circle lines, which means getting here from any of Moscow's three airports is much more convenient), and just a few steps from a busy street with a shopping mall. A word of caution for English-speaking guests - it's hard to find this hostel with the directions they provide, as it's set back quite a bit from the street, and the English-language directions weren't very helpful (the Russian directions, on the other hand, got me there right away). But even if it means that it takes you a little longer to actually get there, the frustration is well worth it, and the seclusion from the road is actually a good thing, considering how busy, loud, and polluted Moscow's main streets are. If you're arriving on foot from the metro, consider arriving during daylight hours - the small street that leads past yards and parking lots to the hostel isn't well lit.

Overall, a very clean, efficient hostel in a great location at a decent price - can't ask for much more than that.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

The lady at the reception was very friendly and helpful. The small size of this hostel gives it a familiar atmosphere. Although it is conveniently located close to a major metro station and at the same time very quiet, I found hard to find the way to the hostel in the dark, since you have to take a few turns in some narrow passages. At daytime, on the other hand, it is easy to find. Thus, try to arrive there before sunset.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Hostel Dom is not what I expected with funky individual rooms, light airy and really helpful staff.
Excellent welcome from the ladies on reception and they were happy to answer all of questions from our taxi driver as it is a little tricky to find by road. Walking directions from the Hostel are superb, just look for the dotty wall! Once you've found your bearings the hostel is a 5 min walk through the subway to the metro (kurskaya) and then only 1 stop to Red Square and the main sights (Ploschad Revolyutsii). You'll need to have a working knowledge of the Russian alphabet as there are no translations on the metro name a underneath, but its pretty eay to navigate.

Hostel Dom provided breakfast included in the price which was an added bonus as was the fresh bread from the bread machine every morning, with enough tea & coffee to keep everyone happy. Open kitchen facilities were there to use, along with a dish washer for crockery. The communal areas are small and cosy with free fast wifi in the rooms easily accessible. The shared bathrooms are clean, tidy and unisex; there is the potential for more toilets. For a small hostel this had a great warm & friendly atmosphere and I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Samara, Russia
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

The hostel is situated near the metro station, a trading centre and the central part of Moscow. It offers a really fair level of service for the price paid. The personnel is aimable and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone not needed in a 5-star pathos, but wanting cleanness and comfort!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Clean, great location, but the staff doesn't look perfect.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Perfect hostel with friendly people. Very clean. Quiet area. In the public room is a collection of guide books available. In the morning a basic breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hostel Dom
Address: Podsosenskiy Lane, 21/5, Moscow 105062, Russia
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Basmanny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 1,539 Speciality Lodging in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Dom 1*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located hostel with free breakfast, lockers, wifi and great location. You can get The British Higher School of Art and Design with a lot of english course on design, the design and art center Artplay, legendary cafe and club Solyanka by foot. ... more   less 
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