Kitay-Gorod is the up & coming area of Moscow. It's a 15 minute walk to Red Square so it's central enough plus there are plenty of facilities to get by. The only thing was the Main Street turns to a drinking den after dinner time! Plenty of beggars too but we felt safe enough plus the other areas of Moscow are probably the same! Russian Dream Hostel is fine for a short stay, 24hr reception, kitchen facilities & decent shower rooms. Staff don't speak much Angliaki though.
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