Looking for hostels in St Petersburg? If so browse our hand-picked list of best St Petersburg Hostels and have fun, and save money on your Russian stay.
Hostels in St Petersburg Russia are no different than Western style Hostels. They are highly equipped and well run, and many of them are suitable not only for backpackers, but also for travellers with all sorts of backgrounds – middle-aged people, seniors, singles, and families.
However, as everywhere else hostels in St Petersburg also have their pros and cons.
On the one hand Hostels can be a great way to save on accommodation and get to know other travellers from all over the globe. They cost much less than hotels and tend to lend to more interaction. But on the other hand there is no or little privacy or personal service offered as you have to share your bathroom and room with other people, and sometimes you may even find it hard to get a good sleep due to a noisy environment.
That said, regardless of all the pros and cons hostels can make travelling a whole lot more fun, if you choose the right one of course. So, if you are looking for low budget accommodation and/or you would like to find people to eat meals with, go on tours with, and party with, then pick one of the Russian hostels presented here and enjoy your stay.
To help you choose the best hostel in St Petersburg, below we've made a list of what we think are the Best Hostels in St Petersburg Russia. The hostels covered are all centrally located (near Nevsky Prospekt), and have all received good ratings from tourists who slept at the facilities. So book with confidence!☺
Browse through our list below of top-rated hostels in St Petersburg. Get inspired, compare prices, and save by booking online.
"The Name Says it All"
Near St. Petersburg's city center next to the Kazan Cathedral, Friends Hostel on Griboedova offers a peaceful courtyard setting on the scenic Griboedova Canal that's the best of both worlds – being one minute's walk to bustling Nevsky Prospekt and returning to relax in an oasis of quiet. The shared and private rooms are clean and tidy, and the common area has a TV, sofa, refrigerator, microwave, free Wifi and computers. Breakfast isn't offered, but there are plenty of great local cafes and restaurants nearby to enjoy. Bike rentals are available and the terrific staff gladly assist with anything from sightseeing to dining to transportation to just needing a hairdryer. The extremely nice staff makes this hostel one of the friendliest hostels in St Petersburg.
"Hostel with a Cool '60's Vibe"
Inspired by the 1960's, the Baby Lemonade Hostel is an expression of revolutionary spirit and youthful energy in a cozy, fun and funky atmosphere that reflects the vibe of the flower power generation. The super cool and clean accommodations come in a variety of sizes and styles from single rooms to dorms with bunk beds that have outlets for charging, privacy curtains, lamps and bedside bags for personal items. Everything you need is here. Lockers, a fully-equipped kitchen, Wifi, great service and being at the center of the city with only a 5-minute walk to Nevsky, 20-minutes to the Palace Square and 10-minutes to the Metro. Definitely this is one of the grooviest hostels in St Petersburg Russia!
"Ranked Best in the World of Hostels"
The Soul Kitchen Hostel is rated as one of the best hostels in St Petersburg as well as in the world, though isn't cheap. It offers nice accommodations in a wide range of sizes from dorm bunks to private rooms that are all fresh, inviting and utterly charming. Every room is thoughtfully prepared, as are the common areas, which include a cozy, fully-equipped kitchen and trendy lounging room with comfy sofa and tons of movies. The 4-shared and 10-private baths offer total comfort and the towels, linens, Wifi, computers, international calls, tea and coffee are free. The prime location near St. Isaac's Cathedral in a beautiful, historic building with balcony rooms overlooking the Moyka River makes this a hostel heaven for travel savvy guests of all kinds.
"That Home Away From Home Feeling"
Set in a beautiful, 1885 historic home in one of St. Petersburg's oldest and prettiest areas, the Podushka Hostel is not only popular for its cozy atmosphere and lovely surroundings, its convenient location is only a 5-minute walk to the Metro station, 5-minutes to Tavrichesky Garden and 10-minutes to Nevsky, with handy supermarkets and restaurants also located nearby. On top of a warm welcome, guests enjoy breakfast, comfy mattresses and pillows, crisp linens, two bathrooms, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, tea/coffee, washing machine, iron and a family/play area for kids. The shared dorms and private rooms are pleasantly decorated and impeccably clean, making this a top favorite hostel for feeling at home.
"Who Says Hostels in St Petersburg Can't be Chic?"
Located on an upscale street in the heart of St. Petersburg one block from Nevsky Prospekt and situated on the 4th floor of the Golden Triangle Hotel, there is Bigland Hostel, one of the most trendy hostels in St Petersburg. Light-filled, spotlessly clean dorms and private rooms with modern décor and soothing pastel colors embody the spirit of springtime, while the cheerful, fully-equipped kitchen and spacious lounging area bring fellow travelers together to cook, chat and watch TV. Shared and private baths, 24-hour front desk, tour desk, luggage storage, laundry services, free Wifi, comfortable, cozy quarters, lovely views and a delightful staff earn this hostel big points for attention to small details.
"Get Up Close and Personal With Russia's Northern Capital"
Just around the corner from The Hermitage and a brief walk to Nevsky Prospeckt, St. Issac's Cathedral, The Church on Spilled Blood and the Metro, you can find Simple Hostel, one of the coziest hostels in St Petersburg situated handily to these and more great attractions. The warm and friendly staff cook up tasty breakfasts, keep everything meticulous, speak various languages and love to talk with guests about their beloved city and all things local. Comfy beds and pillows, a large TV, kitchen with coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator stocked with fresh milk and apples, plus a 'no shoes or alcohol' policy creates clean, cozy and quiet accommodations. Situated in a gated courtyard, this is an ideal place for travelers to get up close and personal with the imperial city.
Written by Davide C.