St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia, is an alluring, artsy place, well-known for its historical sites, great food, and beautiful landmarks. The town has been the capital of Russia for more than 200 years, ceasing to possess this title in 1918, right at the end of the World War I. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has many incredible things to offer to its visitors.

If you’re planning on spending some days in this historical city, here are the best hostels you should choose from.

Cuba Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.3) Booking.com (*8.6) Map Starts at ($9) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Situated just a few minutes away from Nevsky Prospekt, Cuba Hostel is clean, friendly, and reasonably priced. Its services help guests feel comfortable, safe, and pleasant during their trip –

  • Cheap city tours for no more than 1700 RUB
  • Boat tours for 700 RUB
  • Transfer from airport to hostel and back for 200 RUB

Besides that, the hostel offers 24/7 reception, a common room to hang out with your new friends, a shared kitchen, free lockers, laundry services for a small fee, free storage for your luggage, and a WELCOME drink! The hostel also features Wi-Fi, city phone calls, hammocks, slippers, linen and towels, all for free.

Room types and prices:

  • 10-Bed Mixed Dorm – from $9/night
  • 8-Bed Mixed Dorm – from $9/night
  • 6-Bed Mixed Dorm – from $11/night
  • Group booking – you can request a special room for groups larger than ten people; you’ll get discounts!

Baby Lemonade Hotel & Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.5) Booking.com (*9.4) Map Starts at ($9) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Situated only 15 minutes away walking from A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum, Baby Lemonade Hotel & Hostel offers welcoming décor, friendly staff, and rooms that feature a city view. Besides that, the hostel promises to provide its guests with hypo-allergenic pillows, high-speed Wi-Fi, and adjustable beds.

Types of rooms and prices:

  • Standard Double – starting at $55 per night
  • Dormitory Mixed – starting at $9 per night
  • Dormitory for Females Only – starting at $13 per night
  • Economy Double – starting at $44 per night

Additional services –

  • Safe deposit box
  • 24/7 reception and security
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker rooms

The hostel is spotless, the staff is amiable and speaks English perfectly, and the location is one of the best in St. Petersburg. Their brilliant, colorful décor welcomes tourists with open arms!

Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya

HostelWorld (*9.6) Booking.com (*9.4) Map Starts at ($11) for 4 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Close to the Botanical Garden of St. Petersburg and only 3.3 km away from Hermitage Museum, Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya offers 24/7 reception, concierge service, and shopping utilities.

Room types and prices:

  • 4-Bed Female Dormitory – from $11 per night
  • 4-Bed Male Dormitory – from $11 per night
  • Economy Twin – from $22 per night
  • Standard Twin with Bath – from $26 per night
  • Economy Triple – from $28 per night
  • Standard Double with Bath – from $33 per night
  • Standard Quadruple with Bath – from $36per night

Additional services –

  • Safe deposit box
  • 24/7 reception and security
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker rooms

The hostel has its own bar and a big TV where you can watch all of your favorite football games! Everything looks modern and designed for the young. From some of the rooms, you can see the Neva River! The staff is helpful and friendly, the prices are reasonable, and the common area helps you make new friends easily, especially if you are a solo traveler.

Fontanka River View Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.5) Booking.com (*9.1) Map Starts at ($7) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Located in the middle of St. Petersburg, Fontanka River View Hostel is surrounded by beautiful sceneries, homely restaurants, cozy cafes, and pretty streets. The hostel offers:

  • Tours and excursions throughout the Northern Capital of Russia for 1700 RUB/person
  • Walking tours on the channels for 1700 RUB/person
  • Transport from airport to hostel and back for 200 RUB/person

The types of rooms available with prices:

  • Double – from $22 per night
  • 4-Bedroom – from $11 per night
  • 6-Bedroom – from $9 per night
  • 8-Bedroom – from $7 per night

Every room provides free Wi-Fi, linen and towels, hairdryers, individual lamps, shelves for your belongings, lockers and hangers. The hostel is rated as excellent on Trip Advisor; the beds are very comfortable, the common room is wide an open, and there are free tea and coffee always available. The breakfast is not included in the final price, but it is really cheap!

Taiga Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*9.1) Map Starts at ($6) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

A cozy, old townhouse, situated in the middle of St. Petersburg, Taiga Hostel offers 27/7 reception services, fantastic décor and fully equipped rooms, and many bonuses and discounts that we will present later.

The rooms and prices:

  • 10-Bedroom – from $6 per night
  • 5-Bedroom – from $8 per night
  • 3-Bedroom – from $22 per night
  • 2-Bedroom – from $20 per night, depends on the preferences
  • Suite 2-Bedroom – from $43 per night

Additional Services:

  • Laundry
  • Souvenir shops
  • Sightseeing tours and excursions for reasonable prices
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Free lockers
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free towels and linen

The discounts:

  • Free exhibition visits
  • Vouchers for cafes or teas in different coffee houses throughout the city
  • Special discounts for regular clients

The hostel is a beautiful place featuring clean, comfortable rooms and kind hosts. The quality of the personnel’s services is worthy of the hostel’s prices. Would highly recommend!

Podushka Hostel

 Booking.com (*8.4) Map Starts at ($6) for 4 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Located only 10 minutes away walking from the Metro station, Podushka Hostel is a nice place to spend your days in the old town of St. Petersburg.

Rooms and Prices:

  • 4-Bed Dormitory – from $6 per night
  • 4-Bed Female Only Dormitory – from $6 per night
  • 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory – from $6 per night
  • Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory – from $7 per night
  • Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory – from $7 per night
  • Small Double – from $12 per night

Every room disposes of –

  • Hairdryers
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Drying racks
  • Free Wi-Fi

Dora Clément, writer at Essay on Time and Trip Advisor reviewer, shares her opinion. “Unfortunately, previous travelers have complained that the staff does not speak English, making communication very difficult for them. There is no common room either, and there are only two toilets available at the site.”

Closest landmarks include the Dostoevsky Museum and the Arctic and Antarctic Museum at only 0.2 km away, the Vladimirskaya Church at 0.3 km away, and Galeria Shopping Center at 0.5 km away. The hostel is clean, reasonably priced, well-situated, providing a simple yet delicious breakfast for guests, and it is close to public transportation.

Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

HostelWorld (*9.3) Booking.com (*9.3) Map Starts at ($8) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Situated only 5 minutes away from the Horrors of St. Petersburg Interactive Museum, Defense Ministry Museum of Military Medicine and Creative Space Tkachi, Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya offers bright accommodation for its visitors. Here are the rooms and their prices –

  • 8-Bed Mixed Room – starting at $7 per night
  • 4-Bed Female Only – starting at $8 per night
  • 4-Bed Male Only – starting at $8 per night
  • 4-Bed Mixed – starting at $10 per night
  • Economy double – starting at $24 per night
  • Quadruple Mixed – starting at $29 per night, whole room
  • Double or Twin with Bathroom – starting at $29 per night, whole room

The hostel’s main features are:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour services
  • Air conditioning

Additional services:

  • Safe deposit box
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Shared kitchen
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Laundry

Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya is clean and well-situated, offering excellent services for travelers. The staff speaks English at an intermediate level.

Wrapping Up

In reality, choosing the most-suited hostel for you depends on your preferences. Do you prefer a quiet hostel, where you can rest properly without being disturbed by any noise? Choose Taiga. If you want to make new friends and chill in comfortable common rooms, choose Fontanka River View. Want to party and have a blast each night? Choose Baby Lemonade!

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