Hotels near Spartak Stadium in Moscow Russia

Hotel close to Otkritie Arena (Spartak) football ground - FIFA World Cup 2018

Spartak Stadium

The 2018 World Cup in Russia promises a lifetime experience for football fans and travelers. It will be hosted in twelve stadiums spread across 11 different cities. The capital City Moscow will be the only city to host the games in two different stadiums, the iconic Luzhniki Stadium and the Otkritie Arena, renamed Spartak Stadium during the tournament.

The Arena was opened in 2014 and has a capacity of 45,000 seats. Located approx. 14km or 8.5mi from the city center and within Moscow Ring road. It is easily accessible by the metro through the newly constructed Spartak station served by line 7 of the metro.

Whether you're just in the city visiting for a few days, or looking to stay for longer, you'll find plenty to do in the city. Make your base in one of Moscow's hotels, hostels, apartments for rent or other accommodation options near to the Spartak Stadium.

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The city of Moscow

Moscow is the largest city in Russia, rivaled only by Saint Petersburg. Even though it is a modern city, it has a rich history in world politics and religion. Consequently, it is major tourist attraction metropolitan in the world, receiving over four million tourists annually.

The city of Moscow has something for everyone. Known as the capital of music and theater, you can enjoy numerous performances at various theatres in the city. Otherwise, you may choose to enjoy the captivating sights within the city and its outskirts. Besides, there are some places in the city visitors love to visit.

The Red Square

The Red Square has been the venue for some of the best and worst events in the world's history and its grand buildings stand as a testimony. It is at this place that the infamous Ivan The Terrible mutilated prisoners.

He later repented and funded the construction St. Basil's Cathedral, probably to gain atonement for his sins. It is here that Napoleon addressed his soldiers a day before the Moscow fire of 1812. Several revolutions have been set off on these grounds.

Moscow Metro

It stands as a museum of the communism work and design. In 1935 the government opened the metro in a bid to transform the city into the capital of world's communism.

Patriotic volunteers and laborers dug the tunnels with pickaxes and shovels. Today, the system has 12 lines with 177 stations. Over 7 million passengers use the system daily.

Other places to visit include the Gum department store which is the largest shopping center in Europe, and the Kremlin. Since the world cup is your primary priority, the Spartak Moscow's stadium Otkritie Arena is a place worth considering.

Tips when making reservations

There are several hotels near Otkritie Arena. You can locate and book most of them online. When you are on a budget finding a cheap hotel is not hard to find. Below are five tips on what to look for when hunting for a cost-effective accommodation during the 2018 World cup.

1. Commuting

You will most probably be taking the bus or taxi to the stadium. You need to find out if the hotel has any special commuting arrangement such as shuttle services. Besides, the convenience, it is a safer way of traveling in a foreign land.

2. Conveniences

Even though you are looking for a cheap hotel, it should have the basic conveniences. Find out if they provide towels, soaps, and shampoos. If they do not, plan to carry your own. Internet connection is a must have if you plan to stay in touch with your kids and family. Others include restaurants, spa and fitness rooms.

3. Noise insulation

Noise and sports go hand in hand but after a long day in the Arena or sightseeing, you will want a peaceful rest. You can find from the hotel the level of noise insulation they have in place.

4. Location and accessibility

Not all hotels that claim to be near the Spartak football ground actually are. Use a map to locate its actual location. Check out the hotel's immediate neighborhood. In cities such as Moscow, a street is all that is needed to separate two worlds. Be sure your planned accommodation is on the right street.

5. Accessibility

There is nothing as frustrating as getting lost in a foreign city because your hotel is hidden behind buildings. It should be easily accessible by the metro or bus. You should be able to leave as soon as you find necessary.

Home ground of FC Spartak Moscow

Club -- Football Club Spartak-Moscow

Nickname -- The People's Team, The Red-Whites, Meat

Stadium Capacity -- 43.200 seats

Opened -- 2014

Location -- Located in the north-west area of the city, just less than 15km or 9mi from the Red Square. You can easily reach the venue by underground trains.

Address -- Volokolamskoye sh., 69, Moskva, Russia 125424

Air Connections -- You can fly directly to Moscow to three different international airports. Sheremetyevo is located in the north-west, Domodedovo in the south and Domodedovo is located in the south-west.

By Train and Metro -- Tushino train station is not far away, as well as Spartak station which is served by Moscow's Metro. The station is on the purple Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line (line 7).

By Tram -- Tram numbers 7, 15, 28, 30 and 31 all stop within walking distance of the stadium.

By Bus -- number 70 or the 248 will take you there.

Relevant internet information

-- Spartak Moscow: official club website

-- Otkritie Arena