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Featured Hostels in St. Petersburg

Bolshoj Kazachij Hostel
2 out of 5
Big Cossack Lane 6, St. Petersburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £16 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kazan Cathedral, Yusupov Palace and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Palace Square and Russian ...

Bolshoj Kazachij Hostel
Nice Hostel Mokhovaya
2 out of 5
Mokhovaya ulitsa 30, St. Petersburg, Russia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £14 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Summer Garden and Russian Museum. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and ...

Nice Hostel Mokhovaya
Hostel Mon Ami
2 out of 5
Apraksin Pereulok, 4, St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ligovsky Prospekt and Russian Museum. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Пожелания управляющему

"Администраторы, хорошие отзывчивые люди, сам хостел в не самом лучшем состоянии, были на 4 этаже, там расположено 5 комнат, на них два совмещенных санузла. 5 дней жили вдвоем на этаже. Все супер было, пока не заселили еще 2 группы человек 15, в туалет-душ не попасть, был конечно еще вариант спускаться ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2019

Hostel Mon Ami
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Friends on Bankovsky
2 out of 5
Bankovsky pereulok, 3, St. Petersburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £14 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Bank Bridge, Maltese Chapel and Vorontsov Palace. Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama ...

4.2/5Excellent! (14 reviews)

"Nice modern room inside an hostel style accomodation! I really enjoyed my stay here. The best is the staff: always very kind and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Friends on Bankovsky
Taiga
2 out of 5
Zagorodny Prospekt 21-23, St. Petersburg
The price is £15 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fontanka River Embankment and Kazan Cathedral. State Hermitage Museum and Winter ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Quiet and good location

"All is great. except wifi not working well in the room. but its really not a big deal for me. i will definetely come back or recommend others to stay."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2016

Taiga
Hostel Good day
2 out of 5
pr. Voznesenskiy 41 apartment 8, St. Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Fontanka River Embankment and Mariinsky Theatre. St. Isaac's Cathedral and Palace ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Отличный хостел в самом центре города, чистый номер, доброжелательный персонал, бесплатная парковка во дворе. Все очень понравилось, спасибо!!!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019

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Soul Kitchen
1 out of 5
Moika River 62/2, St. Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Mariinsky Palace and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Palace Square and Kazan Cathedral ...

5/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Lovely comfortable stay

"Great location and very comfortable room. Good value."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Soul Kitchen
Ticket to train - hostel
2 out of 5
Admiralteyskaya Emb. 12-14, St. Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Admiralty Embankment, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Palace Square. ...

2/5 (5 reviews)
Forget it

"The hotel was very difficult to find, the door was closed and there were no clear instructions on how to open it, had to ask for help from Russian people that was passing by to manage entering the building, the two young ones at the reception didn’t speak English and had no idea of what they were ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2018

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No Rain No Pain
2 out of 5
Saint-Peterburg Russia, Nevsky Prospect, 11/2, St. Petersburg, Saint-Peterburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £15 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Nevsky Prospect and Palace Square. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (9 reviews)

"Building is very old but staff helpful and place was comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

No Rain No Pain
Central City
2.5 out of 5
Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa 10, St. Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Nevsky Prospect and Kazan Cathedral. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (37 reviews)

"Quite a bit of stairs and a little dark. The hostel is on the roof top. However, it is a great spot and close to everywhere within 10 - 15 minutes walk."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2019

Central City
Kino Hostel on Viborgskaya
2 out of 5
Vyborgskaya Naberezhnaya 27, St. Petersburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £13 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in Vyborgsky, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from St. Petersburg Botanical Garden and within 3 miles (5 km) of State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Бомба

"Все кул"…"

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2019

Kino Hostel on Viborgskaya
Piterstay Hostel
2 out of 5
1/6 - 33 Konushenniy Pereulok, St. Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Soviet Arcade Games and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. State ...

2.3/5 (10 reviews)
WORST hostel ever! Don't even think of coming here

"This is literally the WORST hostel I've ever stayed in. They ask for a check-in and check-out fee of 500 rubles each which isn't even stated. Worst of all, I encountered the most horrible and ugly incident I've ever seen in my life which made me want to cry. Their staff Arterm kicked out my Nigerian ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2018

Piterstay Hostel
Twin Cities Melbourne
2 out of 5
2 lit. A, Poltavsky proezd, St. Petersburg
The price is £23 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar

This family-friendly St. Petersburg hostel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Nevsky Prospect and Ligovsky Prospekt. Russian Museum ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Тихое местечко недалеко от центра

"Спокойный район в центре. Подземная парковка - 250 р. Завтрак вкусный. В комнате только кровать, небольшой шкаф и зеркало, светильники. Места мало, только спать.Душ и туалет всегда чистые. Нам всё понравилось!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2018

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Biblioteka Obvodniy Hostel
2 out of 5
Voronezhskaia Street 42A, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg
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Located in Frunzenskiy, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ligovsky Prospekt and within 3 miles (5 km) of State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Kazan ...

Biblioteka Obvodniy Hostel
Happy Island - Hostel
2 out of 5
Bol'shoy Prospekt Vasil'yevskogo Ostrova, 18/A, St. Petersburg
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Located in District No. 7, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art and Mariinsky Theatre. State Hermitage Museum ...

Happy Island - Hostel
CPhostel
2.5 out of 5
Rubinshteina street 32, St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fontanka River Embankment, Kazan Cathedral and Russian Museum. State Hermitage ...

CPhostel
Hostel Gosti
3 out of 5
Naberejnaya Reki Fontanki 67/69, Tsentralny district, St. Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fontanka River Embankment, Kazan Cathedral and Russian Museum. Church of the Savior ...

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Nice staff

"Nice staff but onlybone shower."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2018

Hostel Gosti
Lanselot Hotel - hostel
2 out of 5
15 Tsiolkovskogo str, St. Petersburg
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Located in Admiralteyskiy, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Fontanka River Embankment and within 3 miles (5 km) of State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace ...

3/5 (1 review)
Ваш комфорт в ваших руках

"Нами был забронирован номер Люкс на троих, где было заявлено, что в номере кровать Кинг-Сайз и доп. спальное место (какое не уточнялось). Однако, каково же было мое изумление, когда при распределении спальных мест между членами семьи, выяснилось, что кровать КингСайз-это обыкновенные две односпальные ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2019

Lanselot Hotel - hostel
ART Hostel Kultura
2 out of 5
24 Vosstaniya Street, Entrance, 2nd Floor, St. Petersburg
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Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ligovsky Prospekt and Russian Museum. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan ...

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
Cool street art, great people

"I stayed in St Peters for only 3 days due to the easy visa obtainable for the 72 hour stopover. So i only spent 2 nights in the city but this hostel was wonderful. I want to say though i did have a little trouble finding the place, it's down the alleyway and through the next alleyway! Fortunately ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2015

ART Hostel Kultura
Simple Hostel Gorokhovaya
2 out of 5
Gorokhovaya, 4, St. Petersburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £9 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Admiralty Building, Palace Square and St. Isaac's Cathedral. State Hermitage ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
Hostel is fantastic

"You cannot beat the location. The Hermitage is basically around the corner, the Metro is a 5 min walk. ST Isaac is also right near. To me, the best part if this hotel is the size and quiet. Having left a hostel in Moscow that was unbelievably loud, I was so happy with how quiet it was. It wasnt mandated ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Simple Hostel Gorokhovaya
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Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovo Airport St Petersburg

Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovo Airport St Petersburg

4 out of 5
Building ZD 41, Pulkovskoe Shosse 41, Pulkovskoye Shosse Moskovskii Rayon, St. Petersburg
The price is £36 per night from 18 Mar to 19 Mar
4.4/5Wonderful! (277 reviews)

"Great that this hotel have direct connection to the Terminal. BUT! It is impossible to reach it directly by taxi - I had to go about 100 m with huge bag and under rain with snow!!!! How is it possible???"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovo Airport St Petersburg
Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

5 out of 5
Nevsky Prospect, 57, St. Petersburg
The price is £73 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
4.4/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"Nothing specific to outline other than location and the historic building"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2021

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

5 out of 5
22, Moika River Embankment, St. Petersburg
The price is £108 per night from 2 Apr to 3 Apr
4.6/5Wonderful! (434 reviews)

"One of the best hotels was truly amazed at the quality"…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2020

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22
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With so many hostels in St Petersburg, you’ll have no trouble at all finding the perfect place to stay in this ancient Russian city. You can be the Czar of your own domain in a palatial hostel with gilt frescos and luxury bedding, or just pick a cosy family-run hostel with a kitchen that’s a home from home, steps from the city’s attractions.

You’ll find a great range of facilities at St Petersburg’s hostels, with free Wi-Fi as standard at most, as well as video games, in-house bars, pool tables, table tennis and even live music at some. The hostels of St Petersburg are all over the city allowing you to choose the ideal place to explore this jewel in the Russian crown.

Getting around the sights of St Petersburg

Peter the Great founded the city that bears his name in 1703 and over the next two centuries St Petersburg was the centre of the Russian empire. The extraordinary mix of baroque and neoclassical buildings has survived the Bolshevik revolution and the Second World War, making it a thoroughly rewarding place to visit.

The Winter Palace, the State Hermitage museum, Yusupov palace, and the Kunstkamera are all major sights that are top of the list for anyone who wants to understand Russian history and culture, with lots of hostel options close by to make it easy to get around all of them.

Particularly noteworthy also are the Peter and Paul Fortress, where the Romanovs are buried, the golden domed St Isaacs cathedral, the five-domed Church on the Spilled Blood, the Alexander Nevsky monastery and Menshikov Palace. It’s easy to either walk from your hostel or take a bus around the city centre to take in all the main sights.

Culture and art in St Petersburg

Ballet and classical music are central to Russian culture and the Mariinsky Theatre is the home of both. Ballerinas have performed Swan Lake and the Nutcracker for centuries, even under Soviet rule when it was known as the Kirov ballet.

A very un-Soviet institution is the Faberge Museum, which houses the largest collections of these ornate eggs – but you must book in advance for a tour. You’ll also find a dozen other fascinating museums in St Petersburg, with collections of Russian art, decorative arts, street art, and the works of Vladimir Nabokov as well as the history of Petrograd and Leningrad, St Petersburg’s two Communist-era names, at the Kirov museum.

Eating and drinking in St Petersburg

Whether you want grand dining experiences worthy of an oligarch or a simple expression of the best in Russian cuisine, you can find it in St Petersburg – just ask your hostel for a local recommendation. There’s a range of international cooking available at the hundreds of restaurants in the city port, but you should try classic Russian dishes like borscht, a thick red broth, pelmeny meat dumplings, blini pancakes with caviar, or beef stroganoff.

Naturally vodka is high on the list of things available in the best Russian bars, some of which can be found at the city’s hostels. You’ll also find some superb beers and cocktails as well as great cafes and tea houses.

Enjoy your stay at a St Petersburg hostel

With so many hostels and so many sights, St Petersburg is the ideal place to visit whether you’re on a budget or flushed with cash. The historic heart of St Petersburg beats strongly for locals and visitors and once you’ve been once, you’ll be back again before you know it.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in St. Petersburg?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and theatres.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), low prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in St. Petersburg?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the highest reviews from our travellers and might be a good place to look first: Happy Island - Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Vasileostrovskaya Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, showers and hairdryers. Friends on Bankovsky - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Sennaya Ploshchad Station and Sadovaya Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Nice Hostel Mokhovaya - Located within a 20-minute walk of Russian Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find towels, showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Soul Kitchen - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Admiralteyskaya Station and Sennaya Ploshchad Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. Hostel Mon Ami - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Ploshchad Vosstaniya Station and Mayakovskaya Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries.
How many hostels will I find in St. Petersburg?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in St. Petersburg, one of Expedia’s 224 hostels could be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in St. Petersburg?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and June, with an average temperature of 13°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of -7°C. Average annual precipitation for St. Petersburg is 606 inches.
What is there to see and do in St. Petersburg?
Overall, St. Petersburg is known for its museums, monuments and theatres. Major attractions include State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Palace Square and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Get out into nature with places such as Peterhof Palace and Garden, Summer Garden and New Holland Island. Cultural attractions include Russian Museum, Mariinsky Theatre and Anna Akhmatova Literary and Memorial Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around St. Petersburg while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in St. Petersburg in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is St. Petersburg (LED-Pulkovo), located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transport to get around. You can access metro transport at Admiralteyskaya Station, Nevsky Prospekt Station and Gostiny Dvor Station. To explore more of the area, hop on a train at Vitebsky Station, Moscow Station or St. Petersburg (FVS-Finlandski Train Station).