Comfitel Primavera Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Nevsky pr. 90, St. Petersburg, 191025, Russia
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Rated 12% higher but also costs 25% more than other 3 star hotels

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some questions (metro, ATM)

by Tavso9

Hey there,

I'm traveling to St. Petersburg in about a week.
I am going to take the train from Riga to St. P. and will arrive in the morning.
I am probably staying at the Nordhostel - does anyone know what the easiest way is to get there from the train station?
And - this probably sounds stupid - can anyone tell me how to get metro tickets (and maybe something I need to know in advance when tking the metro etc)
Also, can I use a visa debit card to get money from ATMs there? (or do I need a credit card??)

Thanks a lot,

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by qaminari

As it says on the hostel's website, by metro to Nevsky Prospekt http://www.nordhostel.com/expl/map.htm. From Warsaw Station, which is where you would arrive from Riga, you will need to change at Pushkinskaya, see http://www.cityvision2000.com/transport/metro_map.htm

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by qaminari

About metro: you can buy tokens (zheton) and magnetic cards (magnitnaya karta) from ticket counters, a single token is valid for one journey of unlimited length and cost 14 roubles last year (2007), while a card for 10 rides in 7 days cost 115 roubles.
I used a Maestro debit card to get money out of ATMs. But a credit card is always good to have!

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by bugulma

i used visa and mastercard as well for ATM in StPetersburg (debt and credit). in many places, mostly in the central part of the city, you may pay by your card (I mean you needn't get a lot of cash with you).

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by ROCKARIA

While on this subject are these magnetic cards (magnitnahya karta)also used in Moscow for the use of the Metro?..thanks

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by sennaya

A token and a central city map are all you need to get anywhere in St. Petersburg.
Metro tokens and magnetic cards are puchased down in the metro station and sometimes there is a vending machine that gives tokens if the line is long in St. Petersburg,
In Moscow the metro only uses magnetic cards, you buy how many trips you think you will need. You cannot use the same cards in Moscow and st. Petersburg.

ATM Bankomat machines are all over the center of St. Petersburg and the fees and exchange rates can vary. Occassionally you will have to try a couple machines, but all US debit and credit cards should work in most. Even Paypal cards work.

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by ROCKARIA

Many thanks Sennaya...i should be in S.P on the 26 & 27th May after 2 days in Moscow...cheers :)

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by Stanj

Just a note: The Zheton price is now 17 Rubles. Inflation is increasing all costs rapidly, but the fall in the dollar compounds the sense that this is getting to be a very expensive city to visit or live in for foreigners.

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by ROCKARIA

Thanks for the info stanj

Re: some questions (metro, ATM)

by jayscee

Have a look at: http://www.spbtraveller.com/

I don't know about Nordhostel, but You might want to try staying at Apricot Hostel.
http://www.spbtraveller.com/eng/wheretostay/search_apartments_hotels/hotel110.htm?o_by=-1&o_mode=-1&p=0&m_h_0=1&f=1 Good value for money.
Here are directions to get to Apricot from your station:
From Vitebsky Vokzal (Vitebsk Train Station):

Take a metro next to station (Pushkinskaya) for 2 stops by the red line Ploshchad Vosstanya, then walk 3 minutes along Nevsky Prospect.

Read here about using metro: http://www.spbtraveller.com/eng/travel_essentials/saint-petersburg/transportation.shtml

Also read this regarding cards & money: http://www.spbtraveller.com/eng/travel_essentials/russia/currency.shtml

Travel Tips for Saint Petersburg

go to Ermitage, take the...

by hmoitta

go to Ermitage, take the metro,walk on Nevsky Prospect and Palace Gardens(on Sundays),go to Marinsky theather, see a ballet, buy a Tchaikovsky cd, go to the old palaces and churches in the town and neighborhoods,try to learn the cyrilic alphabet and a bit more about this wonderful country. I loved to walk on the Palace Gardens on Sunday, there were musicians, children, beautiful gardens. I loved to sit at a cafe near Ermitage and see people walk. There were some who dressed themselves like nobles to take photos outside the palace. It made me think about russian revolution and brazilian carnaval

TSARSKOIE SELO...

by SirRichard

TSARSKOIE SELO (PUSHKIN)
Evocative of the rosy days and the grey days of the Romanovs, the summer palaces at Tsarskoe Selo (renamed Pushkin in 1937 to commemorate the centenary of his death) were created for Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. They lie 25km (15mi) south of St Petersburg. The baroque Catherine Palace was left in ruins by the Germans at the end of WW II but today is a masterpiece of restoration. The facade features golden domes and blue and white detailing, while the interior positively gleams and glitters with mirrors, chandeliers and tumescent cherubs. Don't miss the Fabergé exhibition. Just north of the Catherine Palace is the lemon-coloured Alexander Palace. Favourite haunt of Nicholas and Alexandra, it ironically became their prison when they were put under house arrest before being shunted off to Yekaterinburg. It's the least touristed palace, so in some ways the most pleasant, and now open after an eons-long renovation.

Keep Right

by Leipzig

Crosswalks in Saint Petersburg are separated. Arrows mark the side you should keep. I have never seen this before but I guess it is a good way to avoid a crash with another passerby during rush hours.

Sign at Nevsky Prospekt No. 14

by HORSCHECK

The avenue Nevsky Prospekt is full of interesting sights like churches and historic buildings, therefore a little gem is often missed:

At the old school house at Nevsky Prospekt No. 14 is a blue sign with white letters refering to the siege between 1941-44. It states:

"Citizens! This side of the street is the most dangerous during artillery bombardment."

Yusupov Palace ~ Little Details

by Canadienne

There are plenty of things to watch for in the palace ~ these initials worked delicately into the stucco molding of the entryway are but one. . .

The palace holds other, more bloody appeal (should you need more to draw you to it). Rasputin, advisor to the Yusupovs (as well as other influential families in the city ~ especially the Romanovs), was murdered here in 1916. Prince Felix Yusupov poisoned, then shot Rasputin. Still alive, he was chased and shot three more times, then beaten and dumped into a river to drown.

There is a special tour that you can take through the lower floor, where an exhibit on Rasputin can be viewed ~ during our visit, only tour groups could arrange this in English.

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