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POSTED 02 July 2018 General

Housing World Cup fans in Russia

With the 2018 World Cup now in full swing, teams are competing for those elusive quarter and semi-final spots. With the host nation still in the competition after their famous victory, more fans will now be seeking accommodation across cities closer to the match stadiums.

We have been investigating the accommodation available to football fans travelling to Russia to support their home team. From the reasonably affordable to the ridiculously expensive, here at House Network we’ve looked at places to stay across some of the host Russian cities.


1.   Moscow

Affordable – HostalAstra Na Basmannon

A fun, relaxed hostel with shared dorm-style rooms and private rooms available from £22 upwards (usually around £8 per night), this hostel is the perfect accommodation for anyone looking to enjoy the local bars, restaurants and cafes in-between football matches. 

Luxury – Ritz Carlton Moscow

This world famous 5-star hotel experience is located moments from Moscow’s Red Square. With a rooftop bar overlooking the city, this hotel can cost as much as £900 for a double room for one night during the World Cup (rooms are usually between £350-420). ritz carlton moscow


2.  Saint Petersburg

Affordable – Right Place Hostel

Located close to the main railway station, this hostel offers shared dorm-style rooms and private rooms available from £6 upwards (World Cup prices are now around £20-30 a night). Just a short walk to the metro (Ploschad Vosstaniya), this hostel is perfect for any football fan on a budget.

Luxury – AirBnB

With many St Petersburg residents taking advantage of the World Cup coming to their home town, you can find several luxury apartments for short term rent in the heart of St Petersburg. This apartment would set you back almost £1,200 per night and sleeps up to four people.

air bnb petersberg 

3.   Sochi

AffordableHostel S Hotel

From as little as £6 per night during the World Cup, this hostel offers basic accommodation with clean rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hostel is situated close to the stadium and is perfect for anyone looking for somewhere to crash after a day of footballing celebrations.

hostel s hostel

Luxury – AirBnB

Located close to the stadium, this penthouse apartment has breath-taking views of the water and is immaculately decorated throughout. Coming in at a whopping £800 per night during the World Cup, the apartment sleeps up to eight people.


4.   Ekaterinburg

Affordable – Hostel Champion

This football themed hostel is located a short 0.4 km from the Ekaterinburg stadium, making it the perfect choice for football fanatics on a budget. During the World Cup, the cost of a twin room with a shared bathroom starts at £20.

hostel champion

Luxury – Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg hotel is the definition of luxury, with two restaurants and three lounge bars, this hotel also boasts an indoor swimming pool. The five star hotel is located 1.4km from the stadium which will host football matches during the 2018 World Cup. A double room costs upwards of £210.

hyatt regency ekaterinburg 

5.   Saransk

Affordable – Hostel Matreshka

Hostel Matreshka is located 2.3 miles from the Mordovia Arena and is a great option for anyone on a budget. This 38-room basic hostel offers free in-room WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. During the World Cup, accommodation starts at £25 per night.

Luxury – Meridian

The Meridian Hotel is located in the very heart of Saransk, where any football fan will find most of the action. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, access to a sauna, billiards and a 24-hour reception. The cost of a standard double room during the World Cup start from £60 per night (£90 for two people).

meridian saransk 

So whether you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful or wanting to celebrate the World Cup in style, these host Russian cities offer accommodation on any budget.