The Best Budget Places to Stay in St Petersburg

St Petersburg has plenty of great budget-friendly places to stay
St Petersburg has plenty of great budget-friendly places to stay | Courtesy of inBox Capsule Hotel / Expedia
Anastasiia Ilina

St Petersburg certainly spoils a visitor for choices. It isn’t challenging to find an affordable and comfortable place to stay; the biggest issue is deciding which one to choose. To help out a baffled traveller, here’s a list of some of the best budget places to stay in St Petersburg that combine the best of price, location and facilities – now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Liki Loft Hotel


A spacious bedroom at Liki Loft Hotel with a white and red bed, an exposed brick wall, a sofa, armchair, desk, chair and TV
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This modern stylish hotel is located in the city centre, although pleasantly away from the main crowded streets of St Petersburg. It is especially close to the Smolny Cathedral and a walking distance to Nevsky Avenue. All the rooms in the hotel are lofts right under the roof and are equipped with all the basic necessities. This hotel will be a perfect choice with a traveller on a budget who’s not ready to give up comfort for money. It’s also a fairly quiet area of St Petersburg with plenty of restaurants and bars in the area.

2. ReMarka


A spacious bedroom at ReMarka with a chandelier, an exposed brick wall, a desk, chairs, a cushioned bed and large windows
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A small hotel in St Petersburg – right next to the stunning Kazan Cathedral and a short walking distance away from Nevsky Avenue – has the most ideal location to visit most sightseeing locations within the city. The hotel itself has a rustic feel to it. The rooms are modestly decorated with bare brick walls and metal bed frames. Despite the lack of extravagance, ReMarka has a feel of pleasant simplicity about it.

3. Greenwich Yard


A bedroom at Greenwich Yard with a cushioned bed, a green carpet, ceiling lights, a white chair and paintings on the walls
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The Greenwich Yard provides simple but elegant accommodation. The location is perfect for those who’d prefer to avoid the crowded touristy streets. It’s within walking distance of the Tauride Gardens, a green space very popular among locals. The rooms attempt to imitate the style of 19th century St Petersburg apartments with all the modern commodities.

4. Ariya Na Rimskogo-Korsakova


A bedroom at Ariya Na Rimskogo-Korsakova with a chandelier, a bed, a wooden floor, light walls, a chair, windows and curtains
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At first, it may seem that all the furniture and the colours of the hotel were picked at random, but all in all the whole interior maintains an eclectic beauty. The rooms with a small kitchenette have an apartment feel to them. As far as hotels go, this would be the opportunity to get a taste of what living in a local home would be like. So be a guest at home, all the while not breaking the bank.

5. inBox Capsule Hotel


A modern room with capsule beds at inBox Capsule Hotel, with black curtains, a light-wooden floor, a table and tall chairs
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Who said capsule hotels only exists in Japan. This budget accommodation option is gaining popularity all over the world, and Russia is no exception. A capsule hotel is perfect for those literally planning to only take short sleep in between exploring the city. The central location of the hotel makes that quite possible. All other amenities are available on request, although the whole interior is fairly minimalist.

6. Prestige Hotel

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A stylish bedroom at Prestige Hotel, with a desk, chair, a grey armchair, a wooden floor, a cushioned bed and cream walls
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Few travellers stay on Vasilyevsky Island, due to its lack of tourism attractions and slightly less central location. At the same time this is the centre of St Petersburg. When construction of the city began in 1703, this island was the first to be planned. According to Peter the Great’s idea, all the streets run parallel to each other, a phenomenon not followed through in other parts of the city. For the traveller wanting to step off the beaten track, this hotel could be a budget-friendly choice.

7. Friends Hotel


A modern room at Friends Hotel with colourful wall art, plants, a TV, cushioned sofa, a wooden desk, chair and a mirror
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A simple but pleasant hostel located in a historic building right in the heart of St Petersburg, this location is recommended for all. Given its centrality, but especially for those arriving from or leaving to Moscow by train, the station is a five-minute walk from the hostel. The rooms are themed to various capital cities around the world: London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Prague etc. All friends welcome.

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