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Bulgakov Hostel

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

The main advantage of this hostel is excellent location - near Old Arbat. The rooms are very small and there was a smell of paint in the hotel when we were staying there (although not in the room itself). It is actually a hostel, so we were not expecting much, even for the price (it is Moscow price after all)....

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Inefficient staff. We lost our flight and had to buy new tickets because the receptionist booked us a taxi for 8.15 and told us that it would only take us 40 minutes to arrive to the airport on a Tuesday morning. Due to traffic it took us 2 and a half hours to arrive to the airport and we lost...

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Writing this review as we are still here, our second night so far, and would like to praise this accommodation. The room was so nice, and the decor was fab. The communal kitchen, although small, did the job perfectly for cooking our breakfasts. The beds are so comfortable, and location wise, is excellent. The guy on reception was ever so...

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Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights. The accommodation was booked by our travel company on our trans Siberian adventure. This was by far the worst out of 6 hotels we stayed in across Russia and Mongolia. The room (number 7) was a very tiny double room. You had about a foot around the bed to walk, it made it very...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

We arrived at 5 am off the train, having booked a bed for the night so that we could sleep more, the hotel had double booked so we spent the first 2 hours sitting in the stair well waiting for someone to check out and are still waiting for our refund. They also offer a 5% discount for positive reviews...

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manchester
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We booked this hotel as we saw it receiving good reviews in both The Guardian travel section and the Time Out guide to Moscow. After we booked we then saw some really bad reviews on here about it, so I was apprehensive about how it would be. However we had an extremely positive experience. The staff were friendly and polite,...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Location: excellent location, very central in a very touristy but highly convenient pedestrian street (Arbat), which has many stores, restaurants and cafes, a 24-hour supermarket (7th continent, close to Mc Donald's) and the usual street performers. Subway stations nearby and an easy walk to the Red Square and Kremlin. Room: very clean and comfortable, recently renovated. As another reviewer pointed...

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London
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We arranged to be picked up from the airport as we were arriving at 3am, we confirmed with them the day before but when we arrived our taxi was nowhere to be seen. When we finally arranged a taxifrom the airpot (which we really didnt want to do as we have friends that got into trouble with a dodgy driver...

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Thank LondonRosieLondon
Havana, Cuba
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I went to Moscow on a business trip. Tried to find a moderate priced hostel at a convenient location. The Bulgakov was it! One block from the Metro station, just at the Arbat street. Within walking distance to the Red Square. The rooms are BASIC. Bathroom is SMALL. But ok for a short stay. They don't change the bedsheets, towels,...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 30 October 2012

It takes skill and luck to find this little hotel in the first place. Although I was with a local, it took us 30 minutes of wandering around in the confusing backyards until we found it -- by chance! the best advice I can give is, watch out for a sign saying OTTO. this little store is next to the...

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Arbat
Crowds of tourists, both local and international take in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds and turn to the side streets and boulevards where calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
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Additional Information about Bulgakov Hostel

Address: Arbat St., 49 | Entrance 2, Moscow 119002, Russia
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Arbat
Price Range: $62 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bulgakov Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ask if they have any rooms where there is an actual shower/tub, not just a shower head next to your toilet. Buy bottled water at the 24-hour grocery before you settle in for the night.”
melissap394, 26 May 2014 | Read review
“Check to see whether renovations are complete!”
johanpdx, 27 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Bring earplugs and low expectations.”
gbgrgle, 17 Apr 2011 | Read review
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