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 of the best for your stay.
This hostel 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.
MIR Hostel is located in the heart of St Petersburg on Nevsky Prospect, just two minutes away from the Hermitage. The rooms are designed in a bright, minimalist style with wooden furniture. Some of the rooms also have private bathrooms and televisions. The owners and staff of the hostel are very friendly and are always happy to socialize with guests, take visitors on excursions through the city or point out the best bars in town.
Another nice hostel located on Nevsky prospect is Super Hostel. 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 theaters. The guests of the hostel may book 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.
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 hair dryer. It also offers family rooms, airport transfer and food delivery.
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.
This stylish hostel is located in the center 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.
This hostel 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.