Score the experience of a lifetime with the chance to see your team play in person in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For soccer fans, this is as big as it gets and this year, thirty-two teams from across the world will take to the field in 11 different host cities in Russia. Teams will be playing all across Russia from June 14th through July 15, when the final will take place in Moscow.
Book a trip to Moscow now, where a total of 11 matches will be played during the four weeks in the city’s two arenas: Otkritie Arena and Luzhniki Stadium. At Otkritie Arena, you’ll find Argentina vs Iceland, Serbia vs Brazil, Belgium vs Tunisia, Poland vs Senegal, and one Round of 16 match. Games that will be held in Luzhniki Stadium will be Russia vs Saudi Arabia, Portugal vs Morocco, Denmark vs France, Germany vs Mexico, one round 16 game, one semi-finals match, and the final match on July 15.
1. Moscow Apartment
Spend your days in this room in a shared three-bedroom apartment in the Cheremushki District of Moscow. The room is equipped with a pull-out sofa bed fit for one guest, as well as plenty of closet space. During your stay at this Airbnb rental, you’ll also have access to the full kitchen, including the stove, microwave oven, oven, fridge, and freezer. You’ll also have use of the living room and TV, wifi, and dining room. The apartment is well located, with an easy walk to the metro, as well as plenty of shops nearby. The apartment is also just a 15-minute drive from Luzhniki Stadium, making this the best spot to stay during the World Cup.
2. 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?
3. 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.
4. HostalAstra “Na Basmannon”
This relaxing, fun hostel is perfect for the young soccer fan. 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 to Luzhniki Stadium.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Moscow River Apartment
If your team is playing at Otkritie Arena, check out this chic, stylish Airbnb apartment for rent right by the stadium. The apartment has one bedroom and one bathroom, fit for up to two guests. Enjoy the building’s gym and pool, or the easy access to both city center and outside nature. The apartment building is gated and features 24-hour security guards at the entrance. Plus, you’ll be just 30 minutes on the metro from Otkritie Arena.