If you respect and value yourself; maybe this is not the place for you:
1. Bed provided was expired
2. Bathrooms were ok, but toilet paper was the lowest quality.
3. Use of laundry was limited.
4. Breakfast is very basic.
5. For digital work (videos, photography) not worth it, host lacks understanding ergo does not value your job. Very vague request and very demanding, she treated me to call the police if I left without delivering the videos, saying that I was breaking the law. Very aggressive notes on whatsaap Ill summit to Woodpeckers.
I was a VOLUNTEER, Not your employee.
A very nice hostel, right in the city center, near Red Square. The space was great, with a great common area, with a TV, and some couches. The rooms were nice too. The first days we decided my tasks. I was responsible to clean the bedrooms and bathrooms. The working time was very good and flexible, with 2 days off per week. I had plenty of time to explore Moscow, a great city!
I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers there (Daria, Dimitri, Semyon , Julia, Peter and Daniela), for letting me have a great time there!
Safari was an overall great place to stay! Daria and the volunteers were really nice people to meet. She found time to talk and teach me about some very interesting facts Russia
In the first days we decided what my tasks would be (translating the hostel site and writing blog posts), then I could decide my own hours to make it, very flexible.
The hostel has some issues, like people living there that dont get the “hostel soul” (there for cheap place to sleep, only), but in the end that was OK
I recommend it if you want to work in a hostel, and stay a long time in Moscow - a city like no other
My experience as a volunteer at Safari Hostel was absolutely fantastic. The owners and staff members are lovely persons, they definitely know how to welcome and help a guest or a volunteer. The hostel is located at the most important area of Moscow, just a few minutes from the Red Square and the most touristic places. There are markets, underground stations and good restaurants nearby, it is definitely the best place for a tourist to stay. The owners were absolutely flexible with my working hours, which gave me conditions to have an enjoyable and meaningful time in Moscow.