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Galina's Flat

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Chaplygina str. 8 - 35
Moscow, Russia
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A private, basic Soviet-era flat with a few extra rooms that Galina rents out. Staying at Galina's feels like staying in your friend's crowded apartment: cosy, comfortable and convivial. Galina gives travellers 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. Galina's Flat is among the cheapest accommodation options in Moscow, a real bargain for its central location. For more than 16 years the doors of Galina's flat are open for the travellers from all over the world. It is all started in 1994, when Galina has first met modern nomads at Yaroslavsky railway station, the Trans-Siberian terminus. Actually her flat has become the first and only one hostel in Moscow for many years. It is listed in many guide-books like Lonely Planet, Let's Go, Frommer's and so on. Galina's flat is a favourite with low budget backpackers of all ages looking for cheap beds for good sleep after long journey, personal sightseeing advice and late-night chats over tea or beer. She offers also unique discounted Trans-Sibirian railway tickets for the fares lower that you get yourself at the station starting from RUB 7300/EUR 170 for the 2nd class Moscow - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator stop-over journey. Galina provides visa registration as well for a fee in RUB 400 and can organize off beaten tracks walking tours for those, who want to see a bit of different Moscow.