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This former Soviet monstrosity has seen a massive facelift (inside, at least) and now boasts modern, plush rooms with friendly, helpful staff. Within walking distance of the centre.
Park City Hotel
This place has friendly, efficient staff and, as well as the usual business facilities, bicycles for hire. Ten ‘economy class’ singles (near the lifts, but nevertheless quiet) cost R2500, and other discounts are available. Wi-fi costs R300...
Overlooking a grassy square a few blocks west of the Velikaya River, this old Intourist has renovated rooms with decent furnishings, wood floors, good lighting and modern bathrooms. You’ll also find friendly staff (some speak English) and a laundry...
This centrally located modern hotel runs like a well-oiled machine, with nicely furnished rooms, pleasant English-speaking staff, laundry service and free wi-fi. A sauna (extra fee) is available to guests.
Petrograd & Vyborg Sides
Facing the Hermitage across the river, this great little hotel is a consistent traveller favourite and boasts many return guests due to its smiling and extremely helpful staff who really go out of their way for their guests...
Don’t be put off by 13 storeys of peeling pink exterior paintwork: within, the super-central Dvina has been tastefully refurbished with quality linens, tiled bathrooms and a delightful (if prim) restaurant...
Bulgakov Mini Hotel
Arbat, Khamovniki, Dorogomilovo & Sparrow Hills
The classy rooms, graced with high ceilings and Master-and-Margarita-inspired art, are as good as it gets in Moscow for this price, especially considering the primo location. Just be careful not to accidentally book its woeful sister A La Russe Hostel...
A touch of grandeur remains in the public areas of this hotel offering bright, airy rooms. Staff are helpful and will sell you an access card for the wi-fi for R100.
Tucked into an alley behind the Bolshoi, the Artel has an unbeatable location and an awesome, offbeat atmosphere...
In a quieter residential area that’s still close to the city centre, this 12-room minihotel offers comfortable rooms with good facilities...
Snow Maiden is in the name because Kostroma unilaterally declared itself the birthplace of Father Frost’s companion...
On a leafy street near the picturesque Amalienau area, ‘Seagull’ is a delightful 28-room property decorated with classy heritage touches. It also has a restaurant, comfy lounge and fitness room.
The furbishing can be a little tired in some of the rooms and breakfast is a meagre affair, but the Volga is clean, welcoming and convenient to the train station and kremlin. The street is busy but the windows are well soundproofed.
Statues of black knights and naked runners observe you from the roof as you enter this art nouveau masterpiece. Rooms are Soviet-style but clean, and high ceilings give them an attractive, prerevolutionary air.
Baikal Trail Hostel
Initially set up to house Great Baikal Trail volunteers working in the North Baikal area, this spacious eight-bed apartment-hostel is well equipped with essential backpacker facilities such as kitchen, washing machine and communal climbing frame...
Run by experienced tour guide Jack Sheremetoff, the super-central Baikaler apartment hostel is Irkutsk’s original backpacker haven and still the place to meet fellow travellers and organise trips...
Smolny & Vosstaniya
A fantastic hostel right in the heart of the city, Life opened in 2010 and is a thoroughly modern, progressive place. From the moment you arrive you’re made to feel at home – slippers are provided – and the premises are spacious and bright...
Set amid the grandeur of Stoleshnikov per is this intimate business-class hotel, offering 23 simple but sophisticated rooms, adorned with watercolour paintings. The friendly Akvarel is tucked in behind Simachyov Boutique & Bar...
Stony Island Hotel
Petrograd & Vyborg Sides
Right in the thick of the nightlife hotspot of Dumskaya ul, the Stony Island is for anyone who wants to be in the absolute city centre...
The Mayak Hotel
In the rounded end of the vaguely ship-shaped art-deco river station, the Mayak has small, stylish rooms with artistic lines and good bathrooms. Popular with Western business travellers. Friendly staff and good complimentary breakfast.
Built in 1912, the Savoy maintains an atmosphere of prerevolutionary privilege for its guests. It is more intimate and more affordable than the other luxury hotels, with 70 elegant rooms...
For over a century, the National has occupied this choice location at the foot of Tverskaya ul, opposite the Kremlin. The handsome building is something of a museum from the early 20th century, displaying frescoed ceilings and antique furniture...