StPetersburg is reach in accomodation offers by hotels, hostels and appartments.
As usually you may search places you like on www.booking.com or on alternative Russian site //ostrovok.ru (it is very similiar to the booking.com but usually offers better prices and/or wider list of places for the Russian destinations).
Moreover, in accomodation section here, you may read some reviews of VTers about StPetersburg hotels.
This hotel is located on the Moika Canal and is listed as number one on tripadvisor at the moment. It is a lovely hotel but not a 5 star hotel as indicated on several sites. It's features which make it a good mid range hotel to stay at includes: friendly staff particularly Alex the porter, the lovely canal and the Isaac Cathedral close by. The Tepla Restaurant is also in the road behind. It is about a 15 minute walk to Palace Square and Nevsky Prospect and the subway (Admiralty). If you do choose to stay make sure that you use Admiraltsky Prospect or Malaya Prospect to get to Nevsky rather than the canal embarkment which is the quickest route.It also has an ATM in the reception area. The hotel also offers the facility of providing an invitation when requested. I would recommend this hotel if you don't mind walking short distances to the main iconic sites.
Visa support here (from their partner)
More recomendations on accommodations I will publish later.
We stayed at Holiday Inn for two nights. The room was good size and clean, it had all the mod con, but the view fron our room was terrible (looking at a wall). The staffs were nice, helpful and professional. It is a busy hotel with different tour groups staying at the hotel. The buffet breakfast was also good. The hotel is walking distance to the metro (we didn’t use the metro). Nearby there’s supermarket and Italian restaurant which was handy for us. We had dinner at Studio Pizza and the pizza/pasta are excellent and the price was reasonable. I think Holiday Inn is a good hotel and it met our expectations.
En San Petersburgo hay muchos hoteles y casi siempre muy caros , así que decidimos buscar unos apartamentos
Hay casas antiguas que , las han divido en varios apartamentos .
En nuestro apartamento los accesos y la entrada no es que fueran muy esperanzadoras , las escaleras un poco tétricas , pero los apartamentos estaban ,básicos pero bien , de hecho tenían hasta ordenador con Wifi .
En los alrededores había tiendas donde se podía comprar comida para desayunar
Muy céntricos , básicos y a un precio algo mejor que otros hoteles
In St. Petersburg there are many hotels and most of them very expensive, so we decided to look for some apartments
There are old houses, that have divided into several apartments.
In our apartment the access and the entrance were not very encouraging, the stairs a bit gloomy, but the apartments were big , basic but good, and we had had a computer and free telephone in Moscu.
Nearby there were shops where you may buy food for breakfast and cook in the room
Very central, basic and priced better than other hotels
I don't have any experience staing in St. Petersburg in hotel or hostel or sth. I was in this beautiful city 2 times, and each time I leaved in friend's flats. In March 2011 I leaved in my good friend's Katja's flat. 12 floor, beautiful view of the morning Petersburg!
I suppose this is the best accomodation that I can imagine because Katja was like my local guide. She knew all the places that I wanted to see and to visit. And of course these places that only local people knew, like their little secrets. And this was so much fun to being in Petersburg with someone local. So if you have an opportunity to stay just like I did, totally YES!
A furnished apartment downtoun, about 20 min. on foot to the Nevsky prospekt. Accommodates 2-4 persons. All utensils and linen included. Price is 80 euro/night/apt. Ask me for details firstname.lastname@example.org
Some cosy cafés next to the house. See the address on Google maps - Gagarinskaya, 14, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
On our cruise with Viking River Cruises, sometimes there would be 3 of us all in one location---they would just line us up and open the gangway with all 3 ships, so the outside folk can get off as easy as the rest.....
good service and easy exiting
Definitely, the hostel is for young travellers.
Its colors reminding of Mondriand's attracted my attention, but I did not stay there.
Very close to the Mariinsky theatre, 25 min. of foot from the nearest metro station. You will definitely recognize it due to the bright colors. You can hire a bicycle, free Wi - Fi, visa support.
Unless you know where to find a local place for local people Hotels seems to be very expensive for tourists, and so I was lucky to know good friends, and we stayed in an apartment hostel not far from the centre of the city, it was excellent and great deal.
The cheapest way may be to rent an apartment - try http://introbyirina.com/flatfiles/1-7.html
Its $60 per night and is located on a side street just 20 seconds off Neveski Prospect!
And just 5min walk from Mayakovskaya metro.
IT has beds for 3 people, and full use of a kitchen and tv etc, just like living on your own, perfect
The photos is of the Leningradskaya. The cars parked in the foreground are just as interesting.
mmm... August 1968. The hotel was basic, but I was only 15 so not too sophisticated...
Enjoyed it. Enjoyed the city.
This tip is of historical interest only, and of no use at all to anyone except me!
If anyone recognises the building, I'd be interested to know if it is still a hotel.
The unique style of Intourist charm and service...
Liked the park across the road.
As Nevsky Prospekt becomes more crowded with 5-star hotels it is nice to know there are still some more affordable accommodations in St. Petersburg. The Apricot Hostel has 13 rooms with a common kitchen and 4 shared toilets and showers. Single rooms do not have their own toilet.
Between the 13 rooms a student group of up to 30 can be accommodated.
It is a new clean renovation, one of the better hostels for looks. A good option if you don't mind neighbors and need a budget accommodation.
The location is convenient near Moskovsky Railroad station and Metro and Mayakovsky Metro station, It is about 25 minutes walk down to Palace Square and the Hermitage.
The hostel has 13 rooms, from single rooms for $50 ( 1200 rubles) to a dorm with up to 6 others for $24 (600 rubles) a night. (6-bed male and 6-bed female dorms, 3-bed mixed rooms, singles and doubles)
The staff stay on the premises 24 hours and are helpful.
Free luggage room and high speed internet!
Nice view of Nevsky Prospect without a long climb of stairs to get there, they have an elevator!
It is a bit tight on floorplan, walls not soundproof and mixed Russian and foreigner guests. Some of staff speak english enough to be helpful.
I stayed for a few days in an apartment rented from these guys and I struggle to be able to recommend them.
1st issue that I had was the airport transfer that I had reserved. The guy scheduled to pick me up was late. He said it was because there was a global economic summit on meaning additional security and road diversions. Regardless I am sure you like me have better things to do than hang around an airport like a numpty.
Next was the apartment itself. Straight away it was obvious that the carpet and the sofa both need a clean urgently. Similarly in the bathroom around the bath where the bath meets the wall was all this black stuff. I'm sure if it was mould, dirt, grease, a combination of all or something else. Whatever it was, it was unsitely. My friend also spotted a lot of hair in there that going it's long length was clearly there before us short haired individuals arrived.
Then there is the blinds in the bedroom. They stop people seeing in butthey block out minimal light. With the short hours of darkness in Summer that means the rooms were very bright almost all day making a good night's sleep impossible.
Then there is the washing machine. The spin cycle doesn't work we had dripping clothes hanging up drying for a day.
The apartment wasn't inexpensive either.
This was the apartment at 29 Millionnaya.
Our bus was at 4 o'clock in the morning, so it wasn't reasonable to take a hotel or something.On almostly every railwaystation you can find "guest rooms" They looks quite nice and very cheap.At least if your bus or train departure in the middle of night, for some hours you can have a rest in a quiet and clean room for a small money and withought any reservation.
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