For a long time, traveling to Russia meant staying in a hotel since hostels were almost non-existent even 5 years ago. But, recently the market for hostels has grown, and many major cities in Russia are seeing new, modern, and affordable hostels pop up everywhere. According to Yahoo! News, there are over 3000 hostel beds in Moscow currently on offer, and the number of hostel beds has grown by one third since May 2011! So, if you are planning a budget tour to Russia, and are under the impression that you cannot book a hostel, think again! This will also mean that many budget tour vendors will soon be able to lower their costs when they start staying in hostels vs hotels. Great news all around! To view options for hostels in Moscow, visit