Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
43% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Near red square, but...

Posted Aug 16, 2014
Very near the red square such as a metro, but in my opinion there is a lack in the general cleanliness, specially for the shower.
2 out of 5
by Richard from Coventry

Basic accommodation

Posted May 25, 2014
Pros: Central location, 10-15 minute walk to Arbatskaya (Filevskaya line) Metro.
Cons: Expedia: the address is "pereulok", not "ulitsa". The "ulitsa" is 3-4 kilometres away from the actual location of the hotel.
Location: The Arbat is not too far away, so shops, cafes, restaurants there. Red Square isn't that far away either.
For starters, Expedia, the hotel address should read "pereulok" not "street" - there's a difference between the 2 of about 3-4 kilometres. When we checked-in, the hotel had our arrival date for the next night even though all my booking confirmations said the correct night, but they managed to sort something out for us anyway. They do charge 500 rubles (about £9) for visa registration - strictly speaking, all the hotels I've ever stayed at while in Russia don't charge extra for doing that - they do it for free or include it in their room rates. Thankfully, my travel companion is Russian so she managed to sort this out for us. Also, if you book a taxi through their website, it costs 2,500 rubles from Domodedovo. We booked a taxi ourselves with the same company to Domodedovo in the morning for 1,100 rubles, so something to be aware of.
4 out of 5
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by Xi Zhao from Beijing

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4 out of 5
by Natali

Great deal

Posted Aug 7, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hostel location couldn't be better, the staff is very nice and helpfull. The bathrooms are ok, and shower is ok too. My room was nice and clean and almost all the guests are very young, what gives a happy evironment. The receptionist also ordered a taxi for me to the airport and even checked my ticket to make sure the driver would take me to the correct terminal.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

If this is the only Moscow room you can afford...

Posted Jun 28, 2011 on Hotels.com
By all means, stay here. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The location couldn't be better. The other travelers were fine. However, the hostel itself is in shambles. It is under renovation. I stayed here because of the comparatively reasonable price. I could have afforded more, but in Moscow, there seems to be no middle ground. I am therefore accustomed to a more luxurious hotel. Monro Hostel served all the basic needs: bed, room, location. It did not go above that. Privacy is minimal. Room accoutrements are minimal. It wasn't comfortable, but it worked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Utah

Good if you're a poor student that can't afford better

Posted Dec 15, 2010
As a hostel it conforms to the traditional low-budget poor-quality that only students would accept because they can't afford better. The room was clean but the bed was broken. The common bathroom facilities were primitive. There was no soap, no towel, no bedsheets, and no blankets. With that said, there was evidence of an honest effort to slowly upgrade the hostel. I think over time the quality will improve. We definitely appreciated the security guard at the entrance. The location is excellent and the hostel has potential to become a nice place to stay.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from philadelphia

not bad price for such place

Posted Nov 11, 2010
it was pleasant while i was there.....