For your language stay in Russia, CREF can organize everything: getting an invitation, booking a place to stay, booking a transfer, booking additional excursions: rely on us and you’ll get the best of Russia at the best conditions!


Do you want to experience authentic Russian life after your Russian courses? Do you want to be introduced to local Russian life, or do you dream of seeing the Russia unknown to tourists ? Opt for the homestay. Your linguistic holiday will be even more effective.

In Moscow and Nizhny-Novgorod, our hosts are selected according to a very high standard. They will help you integrate into the city you have chosen.

Living with a Russian family is the best way to perfect your Russian training and to put into practice what you have learned in your linguistic courses. As well, you can actually practice your Russian 24 out of 24 hours, even on week-ends. With CREF, your language stay in Russia is a successful experience!

Our guarantees

  • The selected hosts are chosen according to strict specifications. The chosen hosts are open-minded and warm, and will offer true Russian hospitality.
  • The lodgings are situated close to CREF or easily accessible by public transport: you can easily reach your Russian courses as well as all cultural centers in the city.


You will have access to a private room with a bed, a closet for your clothing, and a table and chair which to work at on your courses. You will have free access to the kitchen and the bathroom, which you will share with your host.


Central district of Moscow : 250 Euros per week, (Each additional day: 40 Euros)

Outside of Central District : 195 Euros per week (Each additional day: 27 Euros)


CREF has selected only the best hostels in the center of Moscow for you.

For your language stay in Russian, in Moscow, enjoy our new type of accommodation suitable for young and energetic clientele ! If you want to meet people from all over the world, this is the type of accommodation that will suit you !

Our hostel partners meet strict standards of safety, cleanliness and convenience.

Our guarantees

  • Selected hostels are selected according to strict specifications.
  • The hostels are situated very close to our school in the heart of Moscow.
  • The prices are very affordable, with a convivial atmosphere for friendly gatherings.


200 Euros a week, 28 Euros for each additional day.

Additional housing options

If you prefer to rent an apartment or stay in a hotel for the duration of your language stay in Russia, CREF and its partners will help you reserve a place to stay. Contact us with your exact needs and CREF will help you make arrangements for your lodgings.


Rates vary according to seasons and standards – please specify your expectations when making a booking.


The invitation and the entry visa to Russia

CREF takes special care to obtain and send you the official invitation from the Russian government, which will allow you to get a Russian visa. Depending on the length of your stay, getting this invitation will take 1 day to 3 weeks.

Upon receiving this invitation, you can apply for your visa, either directly from the Russian Consulate in your country, or if you want to save your time, from specialized agencies (ask us if you wish for us to recommend a provider for you).

Registering your place of stay

In Russia, it is necessary to register with the Foreigners’ Registration Office (OVIR), and declare the duration of your language stay in Russia. CREF is responsible for this process in your chosen city of residence without cost. Warning: CREF can register only those invited by CREF as part of a language course or linguistic holiday.

Transfers from the airport or the train station

At your arrival for your language stay in Russia, CREF may send a driver pick you up at the airport or train station and take you to your accommodations. When you leave, a car will be waiting for you at your home for you to take your plane or train.

  • Rate to/from airport (each ride) : 50 euros
  • Rate to/from train station (each ride) : 30 euros


Ticket reservations for train or flights within Russia

CREF and its partner Tsar Voyages will book your transport to get from Moscow to St. Petersburg or Nizhny-Novgorod in the context of your language stay in Russia. We can also book train tickets, tickets to all destinations in Russia, and nearby countries. Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to extend your language stay in Russia with a tourist stay for discovering Russia.

Booking tickets for shows, concerts, and museums; Organizing tours

If you want to further enjoy your language stay in Russia by discovering your city of residence and its cultural richness, CREF and Tsar Voyages will help you by offering a rich program of activities. We will reserve your tickets, organize your visits, find you an escort, or even reserve a vehicle to make the most of your stay in Russia.