If you need
"just a pad to crush" someplace civilized and central, and you are the sort of person
compatible with me, my "Dutch Loft" offer may be it.
My sites probably provides enough
information to let you decide to what extent you can co-exist in one space with
For a mere $25/person or $40/couple contribution
to the cost of apartment upkeep you'll be able to recuperate, do your laundry, check
e-mail, and otherwise prepare yourself to continue your journey through Russia.
The location is extra-convenient, on the canal,
7-10 min. walk to St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square.
Yes, you will have access to an Internet-wired computer
high speed internet now available and
the guest computer has been repaired.
YES, you can borrow
A 10-speed with half of them amputated for greater
reliability can be borrowed. Also available one of these folding
YES I will mention you to my English
students who may be able to entertain you and take you places in exchange
for language practice. If you want to of course.
But please no joyful youngsters bursting with energy because I am an old killjoy grouch. No
guidebook type travellers. Then there also is a type who keeps on
"spectacular", and "isn't that something", usually in
shriek penetrating voice. I prefer guest who spend time in a manner that pretends to a measure of enlightenment. Quiet walks through old Moscow, feeding ducks on the canal, or making
sketches of buildings in an attempt to capture the spirit of the place are examples of
approved activities. "Doing" the Red Square - Hungry Duck - Tverskaya -
Tretyakov Gallery routine or running around with a camera taking a picture of yourself in
front of things big and vertical annoys the crap out of me, and I need more than $25
to keep my sentiments hidden. Please check my
Prejudices & Pet Peeves page before deciding if you want to be my
stressed financial circumstances a surcharge of $10 puts a smile on my
face no matter what you do or don't. Patience and good attitude are available while supplies last.)
Speaking of the rubberneck Americans and camcorder-armed Japanese in the Red Square, I
plan to incorporate tourist-watching into my grand
Misery Travel concept for the unsurpassed enjoyment of fellow misanthropes. But
that's another story. This section of my site is supposed to be nice.
www.cheap-moscow.com for more options of this sort. As long as the travelling public reacts
positively and the hosts are happy I'll be actively seeking, documenting and
making available though this site affordable and fun accommodation
options. Visit this site once in a while. And of course I will always
appreciate feedback about hosts on my
recommendations of offers to be added there.
Paul Voytinsky aka Uncle Pasha
FULL CONTACT DETAILS
Of course I
prefer hearing from you ahead of time but, should you find yourself in
Moscow not knowing what to do next, feel free to call me at
8-916-117-1527 (Moscow) or 8-910-932-5546 (Staritsa). I'll try to help.
Normally we don't leave people on the street.
are Patrick and Sabine from Roelofarendsveen, Holland (near Amsterdam). With a years
savings we quit our jobs and went on an overland tour to and through Asia. While searching
for accommodation in Moscow we came across Uncle Pasha’s site www.unclepasha.com
. He keeps a list of $40-70/night units, but when we asked for something real cheap and
is available and strongly recommended to first-time visitors.
Practica orientation tour by Olesya.
A view from the window. Just so that you don't say I
withheld a material fact, you do see
Moscow's first powerhouse build in 1890s. Think of it as a landmark. A
noisy nightclub and a power generation museum* are now an integral part of the plant..
*Watch for the upcoming list
of cute little un-touristy museums. The Valenki (Felt Boots) Museum is
one of my favourites, and a page on it is coming up. Forestry and
Geology museums will soon be written up too. These will probably
Please note that reservations for
backpacker guests are not, in most cased, of the "carved in stone" grade. If you reserve
my "Dutch Loft" for one night and then I get a "serious"
client who wants it, say, for two weeks, I may have to offer you something else. Happens once in a while. If it does,
I will go out of my way to find the closest available option to what you've been
expecting, and probably get you there at my expense.
A rat by the name of Lunch is available to
enhance your Moscow experience. This adorable cutie loves
attention and will follow you if let out of his cage. Alternatively, you can
write to folks back home about his this pest with long yellow teeth, a naked
tail, and grotesque protruding testicles. Tell them of an crazy Russian landlord
who forced you to share living space with a rodent under the threat of taking
you to pest-free Balchug-Kempinski. If you seriously can't stand rats, he can be
removed from the apartment for at $2.98 daily.
you need privacy or there are 2-3 of you, I can rent out the whole place.
The rate is $75/night. Sleeps 3 comfortably, can accommodate 4, and once did
a family of 5 or 6 plus their dog.