The Best Hostels to Book in St Petersburg

Finding budget-friendly places to stay doesnt mean skimping on style in St. Petersburg
Finding budget-friendly places to stay doesn't mean skimping on style in St. Petersburg | Courtesy of Soul Kitchen Hostel / Booking.com
Olga Glioza

Only 10 years ago, finding a cheap place to stay was quite a challenge in St Petersburg. In 2005, the city had little more than 10 hostels. Nowadays, the number of hostels in the city has reached more than 100, and travellers have a much easier time of finding a place that fits their budget, location and design preferences. However, there are a few hostels that stand out among the rest. We’ve selected the best hostels in St Petersburg – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Soul Kitchen Hostel

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Dining room and kitchen at Soul Kitchen Hostel with multicoloured chairs, island counters with hobs, plates on the walls and yellow and blue tiles
Courtesy of Soul Kitchen Hostel / Booking.com

This hostel in St Petersburg is known as the best one in the world after receiving several prestigious industry awards. It first opened in 2009 on Vosstaniya street, but after several years of fruitful work, it moved to a bigger space in a mid-nineteenth-century building on the Moyka river embankment. When designing their new space, the owners of the hostel paid special attention to creating a bit of privacy for their guests, which is why the building has a wide range of different rooms, from standard two person rooms, up to a family room and a huge luxe room with a fireplace. Even with these varied spaces, Soul Kitchen Hostel still kept the hostel atmosphere, designing several shared rooms with multiple beds and different shared spaces to watch movies, play board games and socialize.

2. Super Hostel

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Dining room at Super Hostel with blue walls and rows of tables with bright green chairs
Courtesy of Super Hostel / Booking.com

Another nice hostel located on Nevsky prospect is Super Hostel in St Petersburg. By staying on the city’s main street that never sleeps, guests have access to public transportation that connects to all the major sightseeing spots in the city, as well as the best restaurants, bars, clubs and theatres. The guests of the hostel may book a transfer to the airport; meanwhile, Moscow Railway Station is just a five-minute walk away, which is very convenient for those continuing their journey by train.

3. Hostel Putnik

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Green corridor at Hostel Putnik with drawings on the wall and a bunk bed seen through doorway
Courtesy of Hostel Putnik / Hotels.com

Hostel Putnik is one of the top choices among travellers to St Petersburg. Centrally located, it offers all the commodities and comforts of a traditional hotel. All guests are provided with sleepers, free toiletries and access to a hairdryer. It also offers family rooms, airport transfer and food delivery.

4. Activ Hostel

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The main street, Nevsky Prospect, in Saint Petersburg with man rollerblading and cars driving on a sunny day
© Peter Forsberg / Alamy

This bright hostel is located in the yard on the opposite side of the famous Nevsky Prospect. The guests may use the shared kitchen complete with a microwave, washing machine, free tea and coffee 24/7 and other amenities. The hostel is within walking distance from St Petersburg’s main street and is located close to the metro station Mayakovskaya, which eases the burden of finding transportation in the city.

5. Diva Hostel

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Double bedroom at Diva Hostel with black and white tiled floor, an exposed brick wall and a large window
Courtesy of Diva Hostel / Booking.com

This stylish hostel is located in the centre of St Petersburg. Just a three-minute walk will bring you to Nevsky Prospect and Anichkov bridge. The hostel offers separate and shared rooms with shared bathrooms. You can cook in the shared kitchen, but an even more fun option might be exploring the local bar and restaurant scene, especially considering that the famous Rubinstein street is just a few minutes away.

6. Life Space

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Built in bunk beds with curtains and lights in shared room at Life Space
Courtesy of Life Space / Booking.com

This hostel in St Petersburg is situated in the Petrogradsky district of St Petersburg. Centrally located, it is close to the Peter and Paul Cathedral, Neva River and several major metro stations. Guests are offered accommodation in shared rooms with three shared bathrooms and showers. The hostel has two fully equipped kitchens with basic products that guests can use any time of the day. For a relaxing evening, the hostel has a comfortable shared lounge area with a TV.

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