Hotel Vera

25/16 Suvorovsky Avenue (formerly Best Eastern Vera), St. Petersburg, 191036, North-West Russia
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Visas, Hotels - First time to Peter

by Ausila

Hey guys, I'm taking a trip to St. Petersburg in August and I've been looking through the requirements for a Russian travel visa. Looks pretty involved. One thing I noticed is that I need a sponsorship letter from a hotel to enter the country. I was actually planning on couch surfing alone, so is there some way around this?

Otherwise I could stand to stay in a hotel/hostel for a few nights if I must. Can anyone recommend something cheap, safe, and suited for young folks? I hear certain neighborhoods are dangerous.


Re: Visas, Hotels - First time to Peter

by GyuriFT

Just returned from an even more dangerous Ukraina road trip. Indeed, certain places are very dangerous. If you eat to much zephyr covered with chocolate your waistline will be more like mine (after me going back from Krakow to Hungary via Ukraine).

As for visas - this is for 99.99% of the people really a no-brainer thing. The cost of visa is merely inflated by the "visa support letter". You can obtain that one on-line within 24 hours and the cost is as low as $18. OK, I did see a 12 Euro offer but I am not sure about it. The $18 is pretty much standard but the timeframe for it is 72 hours, not 24 hours

As for hotel - really depends on what and where you want. I can get a hotel for ca. $10 for entire family (that is, in Rostov The Great, hotel staff does not speak English and no credit cards). And there are hotels in Moscow for over $500/night, probably in Piter, too.

I would recommend visit Novgorod the Great, it's relatively close to Piter and it's more kind of "my" city.... cheaper, too.

Also depending where are you going from you may go by train, airplane or even by bus or car to Russia.

Re: Visas, Hotels - First time to Peter

by mumymama

Hi! Try the Graffiti Hostel - they used to provide the guests with visa support - just contact them.
The hostel is located downtown, some 15 min. from Metro and the central Nevsky prospect. Good luck! See some tips on my page. Natalia

Re: Visas, Hotels - First time to Peter

by AnnaGalliano

Hello! I'm from Saint-Petersburg and I can recommend you the best place to stay in - it is recently opened hostel, less than 2 min from the Hermitage museum, located in the very heart of St Petersburg, very stylish and quite cheap - about €15 per night. You can see the photos of the hostel here:

Travel Tips for Saint Petersburg

Getting Money

by baldurontour

I've always been one of those who prefer „Plastic Money“ and therefore I travel with minimal cash or T-Cheques.

Here is my tip on getting Money on a cheap and safe way in St. Petersburg...

During my stay I picked up cash at the CitiBank ATM on Newskij Prospekt. CitiBank has one ATM within walking distance from the Hotel Grand Europe. If you have a Bank Card from CitiBank you can withdraw Money in Rubles or USD without any fees based on daily rates.

There is no easier way to get money.

PS - I don't work for CitiBank, I am just a satisfied customer:-)

Church of the Savior on Spilt...

by Perugia

Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood was erected on the place where Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated. Alexander II in 1861 abolished serfdom, and people gave him a title Tsar the Liberator. He wanted to make Russia a Constitutional Monarchy. But on the 1st of March, 1881, he was killed. After his tragic death Alexander II was given a title Tsar the Martyr.

The church is a unique architectural monument. It is richly decorated with mosaics outside and inside (7000 square meters).

Brides are everywhere

by hslowe

Brides are everywhere in St. Petersburg...having their pictures made on canal bridges, at war monuments, and at the Bronze Horseman, where it's traditional for newlyweds to smash a champagne glass at the statue's base. Step carefully because you'll find lots of shattered glass around the foot of the monument.

Born in the U.S.S.R.

by gussymons

Clearly, any self-respecting inostranets will bring his USSR t-shirt with him to Russia. You can even buy a McLenin t-shirt and other Soviet stuff, like those shapkas with the hammer and sickle badges.

Ulitsa Bolshaya Zelenina 28

by brazwhazz

The house at Ulitsa Bolshaya Zelenina 28 is considered one of Saint-Petersburg's Art Nouveau masterpieces. However, at the time of our visit (July 2007), it was undergoing extensive renovations. We were still able to take a photograph that gave us a rough idea of the building's splendour, despite all the scaffolding.

There are good pictures dating from before the renovations at the following address: One can only imagine what the building will look like once it has been restored! Here's hoping the renovations will be finished when you go.

The nearest metro station is Chkalovskaya, at the intersection where Ulitsa Rybatskaya (on your right) becomes Ulitsa Bolshaya Zelenina (on your left).


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Address: 25/16 Suvorovsky Avenue (formerly Best Eastern Vera), St. Petersburg, 191036, North-West Russia