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Heading to Moscow and looking for somewhere cheap but still authentically Russian to stay? The capital city is known for its stunning architecture, fascinating history, and cold weather — plus its vast size! For travelers going east, here are the most affordable places to stay in Moscow.

1. Portal Hostel and Hotel

This central Moscow hostel and hotel is a budget-friendly traveler’s dream. The rooms are small and simple, yet clean and inviting, giving you everything you need during your stay. Portal Hostel and Hotel is located right in the center of downtown Moscow, just two metro stops away from the famous Red Square. Each room comes with access to the hotel’s free WiFi, laundry service, and electric kettles, dishwashers, and stovetops in each room. The staff is efficient and helpful and the hostel has private and shared rooms. Plus, with a great location, just a 15-minute drive from Luzhniki Stadium, what more could you want?

The best vacation rentals for the lowest price

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2. Homestay in Altufievo

This three-bedroom, one bathroom home in the area around the Alutievo metro station in Moscow is a home away from home during your stay for the World Cup. The home comes with a full kitchen and cooking supplies, a king sized bed, extra beds, a TV in every room, and more. Your stay here provides you with all the comfort you need. The homestay is close to the metro and the host is friendly and readily available for any help you need during your stay.

The best vacation rentals for the lowest price

3. HostalAstra “Na Basmannon”

This relaxing, fun hostel is perfect for young travelers. Located on New Basmannaya Street, HostalAstra “Na Basmannon” is close to some of the best that Moscow has to offer — bars, cafes, restaurants, and not one, but two metro stops. With shared dorm-style rooms and private rooms available, you can find the perfect fit in any room. HostalAstra comes with free WiFi, central air and heating, breakfast in the mornings, and more. The hostel is centrally located, making it easier to make your way through the heart of the city.

The best vacation rentals for the lowest price

4. Sunny Apartment in Moscow

The hosts of this vibrant, cozy two-bedroom apartment have opened up one bedroom for you and a friend or partner to stay during the world cup. With two beds, a desk and workspace, and closet space in the room, you’ll be right at home here. Plus, you can use any of the amenities of the common spaces, including the full kitchen, parking access, and WiFi. The apartment is located in a largely residential neighborhood of Moscow, with safe, quiet streets, and easy access to amenities nearby. The apartment sits a little bit outside downtown Moscow but is only 30 minutes from the stadium.

The best vacation rentals for the lowest price

5. Cozy Moscow Apartment

This modern and cozy apartment is located right in the heart of Moscow. The one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom Airbnb rental sits just a stone’s throw away from two different metro stations, and just a short ride away from the famous Red Square, and extremely close to several markets and restaurants. During your stay in the apartment, you’ll have full access to all the kitchen amenities, including the coffee machine to wake you up in the mornings. The apartment also comes with free WiFi, TV, washer and dryer, and more. Despite the central location, the apartment is quiet at night, giving you the peace and quiet you need at the day’s end.

The best vacation rentals for the lowest price

6. Artist Hostel na Kievskoy

Just a 15-minute metro ride from all the fun of the World Cup, Artist Hotel, located in the Kiyevskoy area of Moscow, is a great option for your stay. The hostel is in a great location even when not heading to any of the games, with easy access to the riverfront area and GUM Shopping Center, plus walking distance to the metro to get you anywhere else in the city. Rooms at the Artist Hostel are dormitory style, and most sleep up to six in one room. The rooms are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi during your stay.

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