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Babushka Doll Hotel
Ranked #286 of 323 Hotels in Moscow
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“No Fresh Air”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights.

Good:
Location (close to Trans Siberian train station) and only a easy 20 min walk to Red Square, also a few good shops 5 mins walk away (and a Metro station).
Service, the staff we dealt with were great, one had good english and the other was just as good to communicate with thanks to google translate and the hotel's WiFi. Both friendly.
WiFi was fast and had no bandwidth problems.
Free washing machine, it is small though.
Clean, apart from the black mould on the roof of the shower.

Bad:
No ventilation, the place is in the basement of a large building with no windows to the outside.
Two of the shower doors did not close due to wonky door frames.
One of the toilets has very little leg room, I am 6ft and my knees touched the door when sitting on the throne.
No dryer so wet clothes had to be dried in the room or strung up in the hall way.
Noise, we had the pleasure during our stay to experience a child practising their flute at 8am. We also heard everything going on in the two adjoining rooms as the walls are paper thin, if you rock the beds a bit it's like ringing a bell to the townspeople too.
No servicing of room for our stay.

I'd recommend this place to someone doing a quick stay of a couple of nights but for anything longer go somewhere that you can get a better sleep and some fresh air.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Babuska Doll Hotel - Moscow

Thank goodness for other travelers. Otherwise you wouldn't find this place. Follow the directions to nearly the end of furmanny per, and then step through the black railings and follow the road through until you see the door to the hotel. It will take you downstairs as you follow the sign that says "it's what's inside that matters"

You'll go down wide stairs, to the reception desk, where we checke din with no problems. We'd taken room 14, a triple economy with no windows, but apparently with extra sound proofing and air conditioning. Not convinced about either, but the room was fine. A little small but fine. It's on a corridor with just one other room, so I guess that is the sound proofing.

The hostel has three separate toilets, and three separate showers. There is also a shower/toilet room that has a tiny washing machine in it. Ventilation in all these rooms is severely lacking - so much so that if you get a shower just after someone else its going to be very very hot and airless.

The doors on several of the showers are somewhat misaligned, so you'll be woken up by people slamming them trying to shut them.

The washing machine, while small, is great, it takes about four days worth of light summer travel clothes and spins everything pretty well. There's no where to dry clothes other than your room though.

There is a kettle and large fridge and there's a single hotplate (just along from room 14), and the hostel does provide forks, chopping boards, pans and plates/bowls, but you'll be hard pushed to cook anything more than noodles here.

It's a great location for the cost, half way btween Christy Prudy and Krasna Virotna metro stations, or about an hours walk to Red Square.

If they fixed the doors and the ventilation on the showers, then this would be five stars.

We returned after a trip around the Golden Ring. Doors still sticking, but great room 18 and nice to be remembered by the receptionist

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Babushka Doll Hotel
Address: Furmanny Pereulok 6, Moscow 105062, Russia
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow
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Ranked #286 of 323 Hotels in Moscow
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Babushka Doll Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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