Hostels in St Petersburg Russia
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Hostels in Saint 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 travelers with all sorts of backgrounds – middle-aged people, seniors, singles, and families.

However, as everywhere else in the world 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 travelers 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.

Regardless of all the pros and cons, hostels can make traveling a whole lot more fun, if you choose the right one, of course. So, if you are looking for a low budget accommodation and/or you would like to find people to eat meals with, go on tours with, and party with, then check out all the hostels presented on this page and pick the one that you like. We're sure you'll find something that suits you well!


To help you choose where to stay we came up with a selective list of what we think are currently the best hostels in St Petersburg Russia. The hostels covered here are all centrally located (near the famous Nevsky Prospekt), and have all received good ratings from tourists who slept at the facilities. Start browsing through our list below of top-rated hostels in St Petersburg. Check availability, compare prices, and book with confidence.


"The Name Says it All".

Near St. Petersburg's city center next to the Kazan Cathedral, Friends Hostel 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 Wi-Fi 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.


  • Address: Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova 18, Tsentralny, 191011 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
  • Nearby Places of Interest: Kazansky Cathedral; Catholic Church of St. Catherine.
  • Amenities: Credit cards, Heating, No smoking Rooms, Free Wifi, Shared kitchen, Family rooms, Library, Game room, Bicycle rental, Lockers, Baggage storage, 24-Hour Front Desk.
  • Good For: Students, Group of friends, Solo or Business travelers.
  • Guests Love it Because... Great location; Close to the subway and key sights; Staff speak good English and are very friendly; Free tea with snack and drinking water machine; Rooms are clean and nice; Very neat shared bathrooms; Good atmosphere and nice common area; Perfect quality price combination.
  • A Few Guests Says... Sheets, towel and pillow case are not included in the price although it's just 100Rubles in total; No Breakfast. 
  • Room Tips: If you are staying in a room with 2 single beds be aware that some of the rooms have only one bed and a pull out couch.

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"Hostel with a Cool '60's Vibe".

Inspired by the 1960s, 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, Wi-Fi, great service, and, being at the center of the city with only a 5-minute walk to Nevsky, 20-minutes to the Winter Palace and 10-minutes to the Metro. Definitely this is one of the grooviest hostels in St Petersburg Russia!


  • Address: Inzhenernaya Street 7, Tsentralny, 191011 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
  • Nearby Places of Interest: Russian State Museum
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Heating; No smoking Rooms; Free WiFi; Shared kitchen; Lockers; Baggage storage; Library; 24-Hour Front Desk.
  • Good For: Students, Group of friends, Solo travelers, and Couples.
  • Guests Love it Because... Great location; Close to everything; Very friendly staff; Cheerful environment; Nice common area; Clean bathrooms and toilets; Kitchen is spacious and nice; Beds have curtains for privacy; The dorms are all quite big; Lockers for storing valuables; Reasonably quiet and fast Wi-Fi.
  • A Few Guests Says... Soundproof of the doors could be a bit better.
  • Room Tips: The "Jim Morrison" room seems to be the best room to choose as it is quiet and it has a very comfortable bed.

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"Ranked Best in the World of Hostels and best hostels in St Petersburg".

The Soul Kitchen Hostel is rated as one of the best hostels in St Petersburg as well as in the world, though isn't very 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 a comfy sofa and tons of movies. The 4-shared and 10-private baths offer total comfort and the towels, linens, Wi-Fi, 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.


  • Address: Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki 62/2 App. 9 , Admiralteyskiy, 190000 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Admiralteyskaya
  • Nearby Places of Interest: Mariinsky Palace, Monument to Nicholas I; St. Isaac Cathedral.
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Heating; No smoking Rooms; Free WiFi; Free Parking; Shared kitchen; Family rooms; Baggage storage; 24-Hour Front Desk.
  • Good For: Students; Group of friends; Solo travelers and Couples.
  • Guests Love it Because... Great location; Close to everything; Cozy place with friendly people; Huge shared kitchen with dining area; Large and nice rooms; Clean toilets; Good interiors; Great staff; Great breakfast; Spacious common area; Free waffles; Free printing; Free International calls; They have lots of entertainments.
  • A Few Guests Says... Wi-Fi is not so great; Water temperatures in shower is unstable; A bit expensive for being a hostel.
  • Room Tips: Private double bed rooms with en-suite bathroom are quiet and have comfortable beds.

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"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 Hotel is not only popular for its cozy atmosphere and lovely surroundings, its convenient location is only a 5-minute walk to the subway, 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. 


  • Address: Grodnensky Pereulok 11 , Tsentralny, 191014 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Chernyshevskaya
  • Nearby Places of Interest: Tauride Palace
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Heating; No smoking Rooms; Free WiFi; Free Parking; Family Rooms; Pet friendly; Shared kitchen; Bicycle rental; Baggage Storage; 24-Hour Front Desk.
  • Good For: Students; Group of friends; Solo travelers.
  • Guests Love it Because... Well located; Metro station just 5 to 10 mins on walking distance; Supermarkets and restaurants nearby; Clean crisp sheets; Comfortable beds; Friendly staff; Simple breakfast included; Home-like atmosphere; Clean and cozy Russian hostel; Tea/coffee facilities are available. 
  • A Few Guests Says... Sometimes poor Wi-Fi, Staff speak very basic English.
  • Room Tips: Choose a double room in Podushka instead of a hotel. You'll get a proper hotel room for a price of a hostel.

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"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 Wi-Fi, comfortable, cozy quarters, lovely views and a delightful staff earn this hostel big points for attention to small details.


  • Address: Bolshaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa 12, Tsentralny, 191186 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Nevsky Prospekt
  • Nearby Places of Interest: Lutheran Church of St Peter and St Paul; Stroganov Palace.
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Heating; No smoking; Free Wifi; Free Parking; Family Room;  Shared kitchen; Game room; Baggage Storage; 24-Hour Front Desk; Lockers; Rooms with view.
  • Good For: Students; friends; budget travelers.
  • Guests Love it Because... Superb location; Near the Metro and all the main attractions; Restaurants and cafes nearby; Nice place to make new friends; All rooms have bathrooms; Wonderful staff; Very clean and cozy rooms; Nice kitchen and common area; Great atmosphere; 10-minute walk to The Hermitage Museum; Affordable rates.
  • A Few Guests Says... It's not easy to find because you can't see a sign saying "Bigland hostel".
  • Room Tips: All rooms are equally clean, quiet, and with a nice view, so they are all good.

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"Get up Close and Personal With Russia's Northern Capital".

Just around the corner from The Hermitage Museum and a brief walk to Nevsky Prospeckt, St. Issac's Cathedral, The Church on Spilled Blood, and the subway, you can find Simple Hostel, one of the coziest hostels in St Petersburg situated handily to these and more popular 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.


  • Address: Gorokhovaya Ulitsa 4, Tsentralny, 191186 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Admiralteyskaya
  • Nearby Places of Interest: Alexander Garden; St. Isaac Cathedral; Admiralty; Bronze Horseman.
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Heating; Air Conditioning; No smoking rooms; Free Wifi; Free Parking; Pet friendly; Shared kitchen; Baggage Storage; 24-Hour Front Desk; Lockers; Wardrobe/Closet.
  • Good For: Students; Group of friends; Solo travelers; and Families.
  • Guests Love it Because... Perfect location; Close to everything; The Hermitage museum is round the corner; Friendly and attentive staff; Rooms are clean and comfortable; Common areas are well planned out; Cozy atmosphere; The kitchen is small but comfortable; Free tea and laundry; Inexpensive. 
  • A Few Guests Says... Not so easy to find; The walls are way to thin - you can hear everybody (including the toilet) so bring earplugs.
  • Room Tips: Generally speaking any room is good, but we recommend choosing the front room if you sleep late as it can get a little noisy when friends start chatting in the evenings.

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