St Petersburg Mini Hotels
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St Petersburg Mini Hotels can be an interesting option to expensive 4 or 5 stars hotels. See why!

If you're a low budget traveler or just want to save some money, Mini-Hotels can be a really good alternative, sometimes even better than hotels and hostels.

According to data from the Committee for Tourism and Hotel development in Russia there are more than 100 Mini Hotels in Saint Petersburg today. They all have begun to play a major role since a decade ago, and the number is growing each year.

Their distinctive features are a location in some quiet corner of the city, usually not too far from the main city's attractions, and they all provide a high standard of service. Of course, you shouldn't expect to have a restaurant or a huge buffet breakfast on-site, though you can find many cafes or restaurants nearby; probably you shouldn't even expect to have your bed linen changed or your room serviced on a daily basis, but in general, you can be sure to get all your basic needs and a clean comfortable room at an affordable price.

That said, even if there are some small downsides often these small private family hotels provide the best-value accommodation in the city and can be a really pleasant place to stay if you keep your expectations low. So keep these St Petersburg Mini Hotels as an option if you are thinking to travel to St Petersburg on a low budget.


To help you navigate through a large number of Mini Hotels available in the city, we made a hand-picked list of St Petersburg Mini Hotels that we believe offers great services, comfortable rooms, and a truly personalized welcome. See below our list of top-rated mini hotels below. Get inspired, compare prices, and save time in the search.


"A small cozy hotel on Vasilievsky Island".

Located in downtown you can find Prestige Hotel, an intimate and simple 3-Stars hotel run by a Russian family. The hotel offers basic accommodation at a competitive price in a home-style atmosphere. It can be an ideal option both for business or leisure travelers looking for a quiet and fashionable place to stay. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Winter Palace and a 3-minute walk from the bustling Nevsky Prospekt. Definitely, a great location for travelers interested in history, architecture, and museums.


  • Address: Gorokhovaya Ulitsa.5, Admiralteyskiy, 190000 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Admiralteiskaya
  • Nearby Places of Interests: None
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Air-conditioning; No smoking; Child friendly; Free Wifi; Pet- friendly; Parking on site; Family rooms.
  • Good For: Leisure or business trip
  • Guests Love it Because... Perfect location; Easy walking to all the famous sites; Good service; Clean and small rooms; Limited breakfast; Price is adequate to the service quality.
  • A Few Guests Says... There is a vast disparity in the rooms so be sure to ask for a decent room or you may not enjoy your stay; Reception in the 2nd-floor and there is no lift.
  • Room Tips: None

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"Romantic Decor and Refreshing Strolls".

For those who enjoy city strolls, Art Hotel is one of the most romantic St Petersburg Mini Hotels, so one of the best choice for a couple traveling on a limited budget. The hotel is located 10-minute to the famous Nevsky Street, a 13-minute walk to the Metro, an 8-minute walk to the Summer Garden, and a pleasant walk to many attractions. Concealed in a residential neighborhood and hard to find at first, it's advisable to arrange a hotel transfer if arriving by air. On foot, go north of the Academy of Dramatic Arts and look for a small left entrance leading into a courtyard parking lot. Locate the “Art Hotel” sign on the building, enter at left and go up the stairs to the door marked “A.” Inside awaits a hidden treasure.


  • Address: Mokhovaya Str.27-29, Tsentralny, 191028 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Chernyshevskaya
  • Nearby Places of Interests: Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood; Russia Museum, Nevsky Pr.
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Air-conditioning; No smoking; Family friendly; Free Wifi; Pet friendly; Parking on site.
  • Good For: Leisure or business trip
  • Guests Love it Because... Good location; Most famous sites are within 30 minute walk; Excellent service; Comfortable and clean rooms; Good breakfast; Price is absolutely adequate to the service quality; Decorative interiors; High speed internet.
  • A Few Guests Says... The hotel was very difficult to find; No signs on the street.
  • Room Tips: None

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"Honoring Russia's Artistic and Literary Greats".

The Old Vienna Hotel is set in a vintage building where Russian composer, Tchaikovsky once resided. The Hotel is also a sort of historical monument to Russia's prominent poets and writers who frequented the local during its former days as Restaurant Vienna. The hotel atmosphere preserves the décor and spirit of past times with the freshness of modern amenities, clean accommodations, and popular breakfasts. Located in a prime location 2 blocks to the large Nevsky Avenue, the River Neva, and the Hermitage Museum, this place is one of the oldest St Petersburg Mini Hotels. It's a little hard to find, so look for the sign “Residence” on the side of the building 13. Beneath is a small plaque that reads: “Old Vienna.”


  • Address: Gorokhovaya Street, 8, Tsentralny, 191186 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Admiralteiskaya
  • Nearby Places of Interests: Palace Square; St. Isaac's Cathedral; Nevsky pr.
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Air-conditioning; No smoking rooms; Sauna; Free Wifi; Free parking; Family friendly.
  • Good For: Leisure and Business trip
  • Guests Love it Because... Great location; Close to all the main attractions; Not far from the Hermitage museum and the main avenue Nevsky Prospekt; Restaurants and small shops nearby; The atmosphere is unique and interesting; Rooms are good and clean; Great breakfast; Nice staff; Great hospitality; Great atmosphere.
  • A Few Guests Says... Rooms are a bit small but sufficient; No indication on which floor the hotel is located.
  • Room Tips: Bedrooms to the front of hotel are noisy so ask to check out the room before you confirm.

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"In a Hidden Courtyard on the Moika River".

Located in St. Petersburg's historical center across from the Moika River, Arkadia hotel is tucked in a hidden courtyard behind buildings fronting the canal, but easily accessible. The quiet setting within walking distance to major sites and downtown attractions is appealing to those seeking a restful place near a variety of authentic Russian restaurants. This cozy hotel offers a great breakfast buffet, clean, comfortable accommodations, attentive staff, secure parking, swimming pool, and sauna, and also welcomes pets and provides special beds for small children. There's no elevator, but the staff is always on hand to happily assist with luggage. Definitely this hotel is among one of the best St Petersburg Mini Hotels.


  • Address: Nab.Reki Moyki 58A bld G, Admiralteyskiy, 190000 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Nearest Metro: Admiralteiskaya
  • Nearby Places of Interests: St. Isaac’s Cathedral; Winter Palace; Church of the Spilled Blood.
  • Amenities: Credit cards; Air-conditioning; No smoking rooms; Child friendly; Free Wifi; Restaurant and bar; Sauna; Indoor pool; Guarded parking.
  • Good For: Business and Leisure trip
  • Guests Love it Because... Great location; Close to the Moika river; Walking distance from the main sites; Just a short walk to Nevsky Prospekt or St Isaac's Cathedral or the Church on the Spilled Blood; Quiet courtyard; Friendly and helpful staff; Comfortable and large rooms; Small breakfast buffet with tasty Russian pancakes.
  • A Few Guests Says... Curtains don't cover the whole window.
  • Room Tips: If you are staying for more than five days make sure you book a comfort plus plan. It is cheaper and the rooms are much better.

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