Saint Petersburg has hotels of all kinds. The guests of the city are free to choose from modest 2-star hotels to luxury 5-star accommodations.
There are also hostels, mini-hotels and apartments. Recently, hostels and mini-hotels have become increasingly popular. They have affordable prices and are located in the central districts of the city.
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To begin with, I’d advise booking hotels in the central part of the city.
The center of Saint Petersburg is quite large. I would recommend looking for a place to stay in one of those districts:
- Tsentralny District
- Admiralteysky District
- Petrogradsky District
- Vasileostrovsky District.
Public transportation in the city is good. However, if you book a room in one of these districts, most attractions will be accessible even if you walk on foot. Besides, the architecture of the districts is worth being seen. You’ll be surrounded by picturesque mansions, avenues, parks, and churches.
I Divided Hotels Into 3 Groups:
- Saint Petersburg hostels. The prices for this type of stay are much more affordable than in hotels. In addition, it’s a great opportunity to meet other travellers and to find travel friends.
- Hotels in Saint Petersburg with the best location. In fact, I have chosen mini-hotels and apartments located close to the main must-see places of Saint Petersburg. As to me, this is the best choice for reasonable travellers. Generally, it is the most comfortable accommodation option. They often offer a larger area than usual hotels, its own kitchen, and a private bathroom. At times, they offer the ability to accommodate a family or group of friends. The price is often lower than in hotels.
- Luxury hotels in Saint Petersburg. They are expensive but definitely the best of the best. Not only because of the great service or location. Each of those hotels has its own fascinating history and stunning interiors. While living in one of them, you will certainly feel like you are a member of the royal family. So why not to book it at least for one night — just to try it?
Saint Petersburg Hostels
Good location in a calm area (Vasileostrovsky district). Amber hostel offers a cosy homely atmosphere for those who love silence and order. Rooms are always very clean. Moreover, there’s a spacious comfortable kitchen with all the necessary utensils. Stuff is always ready to help if there are any problems or questions regarding accommodation.
Quiet and peaceful hostel right in the middle of Nevsky Prospect, the main Saint Petersburg avenue. Rooms have an unusual design dedicated to writers and poets. Indeed, it’s an interesting mix of history and modernity.
A great place to stay for a couple of days, as well as for a longer period. Hostel821 has cozy clean rooms. There is everything you need for feeling comfortable. The manager will always provide the greatest possible assistance.
Kino Hostel on Moskovskiy
Nice location not far from Pulkovo airport. 5 minutes walk to the Moskovskaya metro station. Very quiet courtyard, wide beds, spacious rooms and a corridor. Very strong wifi signal. There are coolers with hot and cold water.
The hostel is situated in the very heart of Saint Petersburg. Obviously, most sights are within walking distance from it. The hostel has a sitting area for relaxing after a busy day. Staff is very kind and friendly.
Hotels With The Best Location
High tourist season in Saint Petersburg lasts from May to September. Think of booking hotels in advance if you want to visit the city during these months. Thus you will be able to choose hotels with the best location, prices and services.
Lovely hotel in the Tsentralniy district of Saint Petersburg, close to main attractions, restaurants, and shops. Rooms are clean and have with all the necessary amenities. The windows look out to the picturesque Annenkirche Church.
Apartments Logic Hall
Hotel is situated in an amazing building — Elizabeth Buturlina’s mansion. So visitors not only look at the sights of the city but also live in one of them! The hotel has a great location: within walking distance of the metro, public transport stops, 5 minutes walk from the embankments and the Summer Garden. There are a lot of cafes, snack bars, 24-hour shops nearby. The rooms are equipped with all the necessary stuff (bed linen, towels, cosmetic sets, dishes, Wi-Fi, etc.)
ApartHotel Gorokhovaya 33
Extremely convenient location in the city centre! All the sights are within walking distance, as well as cafes, canteens, restaurants. Guest usually appreciate comfortable beds, clean room and very kind staff.
Homely Apartments Rubika
Excellent location in the main “restaurant” street of the city — Rubinstein Street. At the same time, the apartments are very close to the main Saint Petersburg attractions. The rooms are very cosy and clean, equipped with a small kitchen. There are bathrobes and slippers in the bathroom.
Mogol Apartments 2
The hotel is situated in the best-rated area in Saint Petersburg. It’s only 800 m from St. Isaac’s Cathedral and 800 m from Mariinsky Theatre. Also, this is a good choice for a family stay. The apartments meet all the expectations. They offer stylish interior, cleanliness, availability of towels and bathrobes, household appliances (refrigerator, kettle, toaster, stove, microwave, washing machine).
Luxury Hotels in Saint Petersburg
Hotel Astoria is one of the best examples of what a luxury hotel is all about. The hotel has an excellent location by the beautiful St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and within 10 minutes walk of Nevsky Prospekt, Palace Square and the Hermitage. Furthermore, except for bar and restaurant, Astoria offers access to SPA and fitness centre, babysitting services, hammam, sauna and many other facilities which make the stay comfy.
The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel
Exclusive 5-star hotel located in the 1830s mansion in the centre of Saint Petersburg. The hotel is named after the famous Hermitage Museum. In addition, it has the vibes and elegant atmosphere. Here everything seems perfect: design, quietness, location, service, tasty breakfasts, rooftop bar!
Grand Hotel Europe
Simply gorgeous! Love from the first sight. The most beautiful hotel of all the luxury hotels in Saint Petersburg, as for me. I won’t even say a word — just look at the pictures and you will understand everything yourself.
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