Hostels And Hotels In Saint Petersburg

Where to stay in Saint Petersburg: hostel and hotels

Saint Petersburg has hotels of all kinds. The hotel market in Saint Petersburg is well-developed and meets the demands of different categories of tourists. The guests of the city are free to choose an accommodation which satisfies their requirements: from affordable hostels to luxurious 5-star hotels.

There are about 1200 hostels, mini-hotels, and apartments in Saint Petersburg. Recently, hostels and mini-hotels have become increasingly popular. That is not surprising as they offer affordable prices and are located in the central districts of the city.

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How To Book Accommodations In Saint Petersburg

Thanks to the internet, travellers can book a hotel in Saint Petersburg as in any other city in the world — via booking sites. Which are the best of them?

These are 3 sites I use whenever I need to book accommodations:

  • Booking is my favourite site for finding accommodations. It offers everything a traveller may need for making a choice: hotel descriptions and multiple photos, guests’ reviews, maps, and prices. I never had issues with prices and information on hotels are always correct.
  • Agoda is another great site for online bookings. The best thing about Agoda is that it often offers discounts. For instance, there are flash deals (discounts for some hotels) and coupons for extra discounts.
    Thus, before you book any accommodation, I highly recommend comparing prices on both and You may be able to save a substantial amount of money.
  • If you prefer to stay in hostels, Hostelworld is the right site for searching hostels throughout the world (including Russia). Hostelworld provides plenty of information on hostels’ locations, facilities, house rules, and prices.

    To sum up:
  • Booking hostels — Hostelworld
  • Booking hotels — Booking
  • Checking for hotel discounts — Agoda

Best Districts To Stay In Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a big city. So, first of all, I’d advise booking hotels in the central part of Saint Petersburg. If you are short of time and spend only a few days in the city, staying in the centre of the city will save you a lot of time. In this case, you won’t waste much precious time on transportation.

The historical centre of Saint Petersburg is a very pleasant area for pedestrian walks. Moreover, it has all that tourists may need for their comfort: museums and places of interest, parks and embankments, plenty of cafes and restaurants, railway stations, nightclubs, shops, etc.

Keep in mind that the centre of Saint Petersburg is quite large. I would recommend booking hotels/hostels to stay in one of those districts of Saint Petersburg:

  • Central (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 beautiful mansions, avenues, parks, and churches.

READ: 1-Day Itinerary To Saint Petersburg: How To Spend A Perfect Day In The City

As said above, Saint Petersburg has more than 1000 hostels and hotels, and it may take you some time to compare their locations, reviews, and prices. That is why I have already chosen best-rated (by guests) accommodations with good locations and reasonable prices.

I Divided Accommodations Into 3 Groups:

  • 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. I have chosen mini-hotels and apartments located close to the main must-see places of Saint Petersburg. As to me, those are the best choice for reasonable travellers. Generally, mini-hotels and apartments are the most comfortable accommodations. They often offer larger rooms 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 usually lower than in hotels.
  • LUXURY HOTELS. Luxury hotels 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 the luxury hotels in Saint Petersburg, you will certainly feel like you are a member of the royal family.

Keep in mind that the peak tourist season in Saint Petersburg lasts from May to September.
Think of booking hotels and hostels 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.

Where To Stay in Saint Petersburg


Amber Hostel
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): bed in a dormitory — 4 USD
Location: Vasileostrovskiy district

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.

Art Hostel
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): bed in a dormitory — 9 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

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.

Average price (1 night, 1 adult): bed in a dormitory — 8 USD
Location: Petrogradkiy district

A great place to stay for a couple of days, as well as for a longer period. Hostel821 has cosy clean rooms. There is everything you need for feeling comfortable. The manager will always provide the greatest possible assistance.

Kino Hostel on Moskovskiy
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): bed in a dormitory — 8 USD
Location: Moskovsky district

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.

Average price (1 night, 1 adult): bed in a dormitory — 16 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

The hostel is situated in the 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. The staff is friendly and always ready to help.


F12 Apartments
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 44 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

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
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 52 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

The 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
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 58 USD
Location: Admiralteyskiy district

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
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 35 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

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
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 50 USD
Location: Admiralteyskiy district

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, towels and bathrobes, household appliances (refrigerator, kettle, toaster, stove, microwave, washing machine).

Luxury Hotels

Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 200 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

Hotel Astoria is one of the best examples of what a luxury hotel is all about. The hotel has an excellent location near 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 comfortable.

The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 145 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

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 vibes and an elegant atmosphere. There everything seems perfect: design, quietness, location, service, tasty breakfasts, and a rooftop bar!

Grand Hotel Europe
Average price (1 night, 1 adult): — 215 USD
Location: Tsentralny (Central) district

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is simply gorgeous! I am sure you will fall in love with it at first sight. This is 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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If you’ve been to Saint Petersburg, feel free to tell me where you’ve stayed and if it was a good choice. I am always glad to know other travellers experiences!