Moscow was the first city of my one-month trip to Europe in the summer of 2015, and as I was going by myself I wanted to find a hotel around US$50/night. Among a myriad of hotels, Ibis Moscow Center Bakhushina Hotel was the most suitable for me.
The hotel is 10min from a subway station on a quiet and safe street. Because there is another hotel joined with this one, most of the people walking on Bakhrushina streets are guests from both hotels. Ibis Moscow Center is very close to the main attractions, only two subway stations away, and the subway is also connected to the Aeroexpress train to and from the airport, which you pay only US$7.00 per trip.
The lobby is well decorated and very pleasant, with computers, couches, snack machines, books and high speed Internet for free. There is also a bar, a restaurant and other paid services such as sauna and fitness center.
The staff is very polite, kind and willing to help. My room had a good size, was very clean, a comfortable large double bed, LCD TV, wardrobe with hangers, large window, A/C with manual temperature control and free Wi-Fi.
The bathroom was also very clean and spacious with everything working properly. To be honest I was surprise by the quality of the room and service for US$43/night.
Breakfast is not included in the room rate but they offer options: continental and all-you-can eat buffet. I opted for the continental breakfast and paid an extra US$6.00.
The hotel is also close to the Moskva River where you can appreciate beautiful architecture, especially at night.
It was my first time at Ibis Hotel, but I will definitely keep this chain of hotels in mind when I need great accommodations with affordable prices.