My name is Galina Solovieva. For more than 16 years the doors of my flat are open for the travellers from all over the world. It is all started in 1994, when I've first met modern nomads at Yaroslavsky railway station, the Trans-Siberian terminus. Actually my flat has become the first and only one hostel in Moscow for many years. It is located in a historic neighborhood just in 20 minutes walk from Red Square and Kremlin. It is listed in many guide-books like Lonely Planet, Let's Go, Frommer's and so on.
Nowadays there are about 54 hostels in Moscow, but my place is different. Yes, it is just that - a private, basic Soviet-era flat with 2 rooms that I rent out. Hope, it gives you the rare opportunity to see inside a typical Russian home - indeed, to be welcomed in and to experience the life of a Muscovite. The close quarters also make it a good spot to hook up with other travellers. My place is a favorite with low budget backpackers of all ages looking for personal sightseeing advice, late-night chats over tea or beer or cheap beds for good sleep after long journey.
Just, please bear in mind two facts: my flat is on the 5th floor and there is no lift, and I do love cats, which means I do have cats. Well, you are very welcome to my place. See you in Moscow. Sincerely yours, Galina