There are a lot of accommodations to choose from in St. Petersburg. It all depends on your budget, your purpose of visiting, and your length of stay. With these figured out all you that you need to do is mix and match these factors to the hotel that is perfect for you.
The city is receiving more and more tourists as each year passes. With this, the city’s hotels have also been improving every year at providing what the tourists need in their stay. That is why you will not find a hard time looking for a good hotel to stay in St. Petersburg.
If you want hotels more specifically cater to your needs though, there are different types of hotels that you can look into.
Easy access to attractions
If you are traveling to the city and want easy access to famous landmarks and popular attractions, then it is best to choose a hotel in the city’s heart. There are numerous hotels that are just walking distance to the city’s famous sights. For hotels that are less than $100 per night, the Comfort Hotel, History Hotel on English Embankment and the Nevsky Hotel Moyka 5 is worth checking out. The History Hotel has a great view of the Neva River and is just a 15-minute walk from the Hermitage Museum. The Nevsky Hotel, on the other hand, is only three blocks from this museum and other city attractions, while the Comfort Hotel is just a few minutes away from St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Other hotels to check out are the Petro Palace Hotel, Antique Hotel Rachmaninov, Astoria Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, and Grand Hotel Europe. These hotels though are above $100 per night.
Small luxury hotels
If you would want to experience unparalleled service at an affordable price, then you can try out the city’s mini-hotels or small luxury hotels. The Rossi Hotel, which is only less than $100 per night, have above average rooms and their Suite rooms can be compared to 5-star hotels in the city. Other mini-hotels you can check out are Helvetia Hotel, Golden Garden Boutique Hotel, Nevsky Forum Hotel, and Brothers Karamazov Hotel.
There are also hotels that are known to have outstanding and cater very well especially to guests that come in families. They are known to have a very welcoming service and comfortable accommodations. The Dostoevsky Hotel, for example, has an option to connect standard rooms or suites, while the Ladoga Hotel is known for its spacious rooms which are good for families with kids. Another hotel worth checking out is the Pushka Inn Hotel which has family suites available that can accommodate up to six guests.
For longer stays, you may also opt for apartment hotels. The Austrian Yard Mini-Hotel and the Nevsky 78 Apart-Hotel are some of these.
Hostels provide long term accommodation and are found to be cheaper compared to other kinds of accommodations. The place allows travelers to rent a bed and share some amenities such as bathrooms, kitchen, and lounge to other backpackers. When visiting Saint Petersburg, it is just practical to stay in a hostel that is near to the city’s theatres, palaces, parks, galleries, rivers, and other attractions.
St. Petersburg International Hostel (+7(812) 717-0569) which was founded in 1992 is one of the well-known hostels in Saint Petersburg. It is located at 28 3rd Sovetskaya Street and since its establishment, many of its clients love the 19th century inspired building.
Travelers could also stay in Hostel Life ((812) 318 18 08) which can accommodate around 60 guests in their 15 spacious rooms. The hostel has a complete facility from comfortable rooms, clean kitchen, bathroom, luggage room, and an internet zone. They are currently located between Hermitage—a well-known museum, and Vosstaniya square which is the city’s business center. Baby Lemonade Hostel (Inzhenernaya St., 7) is also a good hostel with a WiFi lobby, 24-hour security, guest kitchen, common room, and library.
Choosing a good hostel in Saint Petersburg also depends on one’s traveling needs so when making a decision on a place to stay you should check out your budget, facilities that you wanted from the hostel and the convenience of its location where you can easily go to your travel destinations.
Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city should not be missed out by travelers especially when it is noted to be the European cultural center. This is primarily the reason why a traveler should book good hotel accommodations when planning to explore the wonders of the city.
Being in Saint Petersburg does not necessarily mean that you would spend a lot of money to stay comfortable in the place. There are a lot of affordable hotels that one can choose from. These hotels include Rossi Hotel (55, Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki), Columb Hotel (+7-812-380-2478) which is a three-star hotel and is just a few minutes’ walks from Kazan Cathedral, Ladoga Hotel (26, Prospekt Shaumyana)—well known for its 111 cozy and comfortable guest rooms, and Ibis St. Petersburg Centre Hotel (54, Ligovsky Prospekt) which is just a five minutes’ walk from the famous Moskovsky Station.
There are different kinds of hotels in Saint Petersburg that would cater to a traveler’s specific needs. Luxury hotels are available to those who would want attentive service from the staff and updated market accommodations.
Antique Hotel Rachmaninov, which is located at 5, Kazanskaya Ulitsa, is among the luxury hotels in the city and is ideal for those who would love to visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Astoria Hotel (+7-812-380-2478) on the other hand, is known to be the city’s most famous hotel which was opened in 1912. One can also enjoy the satisfactory accommodation of Kempinski Hotel (22, Naberezhnaya Reki Moyk) especially when it is noted to have the most impressive location of any hotel in the city. It faces the Palace Square as well as the Winter Palace. One can also check out Saint Petersburg’s family hotels, apart-hotels, and mini-hotels which all vary in the facilities, accommodation, and rates.
Famous as the home of The Hermitage– the largest art museum in the whole world, Saint Petersburg has been a great attraction to many tourists and has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is no wonder then why a lot of travelers love to rent apartments in the city since it would take days to visit its art galleries, boutiques, theatres, parks, monuments, and other famous landmarks. For tourists who would want cheaper accommodation, staying in apartments is absolutely a better choice than settling in an expensive hotel.
If you want to stay in an apartment that would not cost you much, try Griboedova Canal, 41 (Griboedova Canal, 41, Ap. 9). Their two-bedroom apartment rental cost starts at USD 86 per night and each apartment can accommodate four maximum lodgers.
There are also three-bedroom types of apartments that you can find along with the city. Ranging from USD 130-140 starting rentals, you can comfortably stay at Nevsky Prospekt (+7-812-380-2478) or at Bolshaya Morskaya (Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa, 13, Ap. 14). The latter can accommodate seven maximum lodgers and it is just a few minutes’ walks from the Hermitage Museum as well as the St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
If you are traveling alone or you are with your life partner, you can also find good one-bedroom apartments which would only cost you USD 50- 60 starting rental. Zagorodny Prospekt for one is already a nice apartment which is a few minutes’ walks from the well known St. Vladimir Church. It is located at Zagorodny Prospekt, 8 (City Center) and they can be reached through +7-812-380-2478.
Going to Saint Petersburg in groups is definitely a fun way to explore the city and Vladimirskiy Prospekt (Vladimirskiy Prospekt, 7, Ap. 53 (City Center)) can be a good choice for an apartment since it can accommodate up to eight lodgers.