this is a great offer for tourists looking for a temporary place to stay for up to 2-3 weeks: central and well-equipped, friendly, cheaper, safer and way cosier than a hostel
also for those who're in process of looking for a good place to stay long term.
the house is a historical building more than a century old, high ceilings, long halls, with a shade of historical living, not perfectly shiny-ikea kind of neat-international style at all - please do not expect it to look like a hostel or anything purposefully designed for tourists -)
sleeps max 3 - a spacious bedroom in a 3 bedroom apartment in the heart of Moscow, to be shared with the owners (we're a couple on the verge of our 30ies, fluent english, friendly and easy going, ready to help out with advice and such, while you're guaranteed your privacy and peaceful environment). if we're away a very close and reliable friend of ours will be stayin to help us with guests and overall maintain the apartment
technically, we can rent out two bedrooms now, the other even larger and gets more sun, also goes with a TV (Engl.channels), wardrobe and a work desk..
usually only one room is for guests, and if your stay overlaps or might overlap with another guest you'd be informed in advance.
You'll have full access to the kitchen (microwave, cooker, slow juicer, toaster-grill etc) and a fridge, bathroom with a tub (hot water at any time), separated from the WC, laundry mashine, WI-FI. I might lend you my bike too, we'll see.
A self-sufficient delicate CAT sometimes shares the apartment (not this winter though) but always sticks to us.
If the cat's not here (summer) dogs are welcome too.
Convenient and central location, safe area, 10 min walk from 4 subway stations/different lines, 15-20 min walk to Kremlin, 10 minutes to Moscow river and the White House and the river boat tours, 10 minutes walk to beautiful Boulveder Ring (Boulvarnoe Koltso) and 15 to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, 10 min to pedestrian touristic artery of Arbat street.
An assortment of eateries around the corner, also a deli next door, a stadium for joggers in 10 min walking (I'll provide a map with all directions marked on it).
For vegans - Le Pain Quotidien across the street and a giude through 'vegetarian' spots in Moscow upon request -))
We'll consider stays for up to 3 weeks, USD 60 per night for a singular guest, USD 80 for two guests in one room, discount after first week.
Both rooms go with a bed for a couple and wide foldable armchair in great condition (quite firm and not shaky at all, when unfolded - enough for a normal height adult). The room from the pictures goes with a bed, empty wardrobe shelves, dressing table and a big mirror, etc).
Enough space for some good old yoga too.
Sorry there're no pics for the second bedroom in the same apartment, which is for rent too. It's even larger, goes with a bed, working desk, TV, a lot of sunlight (if any sun at all, uh, winter! -)), wardrobe, additional unfoldable armchair for a third person.. So pls be aware that we might offer you this other bedroom instead, too.
There's no sitting room in the apartment, and also for safety reasons we'd prefer to not have visitors, or this question (GUESTS OF OUR GUESTS) should be discussed in advance. It really does not feel right to run into an unannounced stranger in your house, please don't invite others in, especially if you've just met and without informing us.
We're experienced couchsurfers and hosters with more than 6 years at (website hidden). *om and used to host for free when we could,
but this is different now, with as much comfort as you could get in a private appartment shared.
We'll sure want to have some details about you before you come to stay with us at our home. So PLEASE DROP A FEW LINES before sending the reservation request!
pls contact me via email, and include some info on who you are and what are your plans here (also(website hidden) (website hidden) or any other social network profiles will do).
PLEASE g**glemap the USA Embassy Moscow, our place would be across the street (across the Sadovoe Koltso street).
PS there's a stadium, surrounded by greenery, with a rubber JOGIING PATH open for free 7to22 every day, 10 min walking from us
HORSEBACK RIDING \\ RURAL COUTRYSIDE LIVING EXPERIENCE \\ COUNTRYSIDE RETREAT 'tour'
in case you're interested in getting an experience of real rural Russia, being all safe and not getting too far or deep into the sticks at the same time, here's my favourite place that i'd love to share
it's a farm in the fields on the edge of the woods, close to Volga river
they own 10+ horses, a BORZOI dog kennel, the farm is in a village 250km away from Moscow, which takes 4 hours on a bus (coach) or about 3h driving (we've got a car and visit them now and then)
chicken, geese, cats and all, raw cow milk on the table all day and cottage cheese occasionally, farmer eggs and such for all guests.
a lot of routes to walk in the nature both horseback and by foot
the family that runs the house don't speak English but I love them and the place so much I'd be happy to be your giude there if I have time.
They make their living out of offering countryside weekend retreats = simple food, very simple accomodation and about 2 hours in the saddle included. their usual guests are Russians from Moscow and neighboring small towns, but for a foreigner that could be quite a trip to see how the country side lives
technically, if you get there but decide you'd rather stay the night in a more comfortable place there's a small soviet style hotel in the nearest picturesque historic town of Staritsa 3km away (basically just a bed and hot shower - cause yes, there's no hot shower in the village, once in a while they use their sauna (banya), but it's not as simple as walking into a tub whenever you want to).
village, as I said. rural. tough and beautiful
you're welcome to ask for details about that.
Liubov's apartment is comfortable and incredibly well situated in Moscow. It's within walking distance of several shopping centers, restaurants, grocery stores, metro stations, and bars, making it easy to navigate and obtain all you may need. The room was comfortable, with a shared bathroom. Liubov was a kind, helpful host full of good tips for the visitor to Moscow! I'd gladly stay there again.
Very nice place with a great location. Liubov is a nice host with many tips for restaurants and things to do in Moscou. I would surely recommend this accommodation!
Staying at Liubov's place was a great experience. Liubov was quite busy for most of the time that I was there, but Liubov made sure to be there when I arrived to explain to me various things around the apartment and in the neighborhood. She also helpfully provided a city map/guide that I relied on completely! The apartment has a calm and cozy energy. The room is very large (as described) and extremely comfortable. The location is also quite good, being within walking distance of the Red Square as well as two metro lines. Also, Liubov and her husband were very welcoming; they invited me along to their evening plans on the Saturday that I was there. If I come back to Moscow, I will definitely try to stay at Liubov's again!
Liubov is a very nice host - open, helpful and friendly and yet discreet and very uncomplicated.
The flat is extremely well located; Novyj Arbat is just around the corner, and the Kremlin can easily be reached by feet.
The room is spacious, comfortable, clean and rather quiet, considering that Novij Arbat and Novinskij Bulvar are so close. As the flat is on the first floor, the room is a bit dark, but with all the lights in the room, it's not really a problem.
I'm extremely happy I had the chance to stay at such a cool place and I will definitely turn to Ljubov again the next time I'm in need of a room in Moscow!
Nice Place with really lovely hosts. It was a pleasure meeting them. The house is located to walk anywhere in the centre of Moscow. Its 10 min to planetarium, 200 m to night life of New Arbat, 30 min walking to red square, Gum, Zum, Bolshoi Theatre ...
Its really a place to return back.
Fantastic! I loved the room, the apartment, and the excellent company... I will definitely hope to stay here next time I'm back in Moscow. I couldn't recommend it more.
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The room in your house was just perfect for me, very quiet and close to my friend’s hotel, and I felt very comfortable. I got all the information I needed ahead and the useful maps from the metro stops to your home. Everything had been truly very nice.
Liubov and Kosta were very friendly, cool people with lots of great advice on things to see and do in Moscow. The apartment is in an old Soviet-style building, with an "industrial" feeling that comes with that, but Liubov and Kosta have made it into a comfortable, charming, and clean apartment. The room had a sofabed as pictured, but still very comfortable and had awesome pillows! The apartment is in a safe area and perfect to get everywhere by foot or metro quickly. We would definitely stay again here if we come back to Moscow!
Liubov and her husband are very nice people and gave us a lot of important information about the city.
Pros: location, hosts, rooms and beds
Cons: small toilet