Attention budget enthusiasts or Russian Misery Tourism (c) fans! The famous Dutch Loft is back. $40-50/night steps from Red Square.

My apartment that’s available for rent to travellers clever enough to locate and recognize by far the best of Moscow accommodation offers is out of circulation till at least the end of May 2013. Alla, who’ll be staying there with her daughter and mother, will be happy to avail a place to sleep (probably the couch or the famous Dutch Loft) to a pleasant and sociable (English practice is part of her motivation) traveller.

The rate I suggest is $40-50 per night, which remains by far the best price. The closest competitor would be a hostel with a room shared with 4-6 unpredictable characters, often of different sex. Or a hotel way in the outskirts of the city even though I don’t think there is anything left for that rate.

Russian bride seekers please note that Alla is connected into an extensive network of single professional women of 30-40 age range, and can help you in your search. More on Russian brides here >>


A new one page clean and to-the-point description of Alexandra’s apartment

Here is a new description of this unbeatable offer for the budget conscious: Grab it if you plan to travel here this summer. Available any time June to August EVERY SUMMER.

Here I am making improvements and repairs to Alexandra’s place. In this instance attaching lights over the bed.

Speaking of repair, I’ve given up on calling Moscow’s highly unreliable handymen who charge way too much for the shoddy job they do. I sorted out tools, bought a good electric drill, invested into a toolbox, and have assumed this function myself.

One step towards self-sufficiency and contentment.