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Friends Hostel on Griboedova

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Would stay here again: - Location: central, close to the main road Nevsky Prospekt; 12 minute walk to Winter Palace/Hermitage; 5 minute walk to Church of Saviour of spilled blood; buses to Marinsky theatre available or 200 ruble via uber; close to metro - Clean bedroom - Clean showers and toilets, although the shower heads didn't maintain their positions -...

Thank Blue_wayfarer
North Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Would 110% recommend this place to my friends and family. Everything is clean and nice. Had no problems with checking in and out. Right at the centre of Saint-Petersburg. All goods are close to this hostel. Museums, cathedrals, restaurants and shops.

Thank marcuslawrence87
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is very clean place and the place is worth for the amount you pay. Provide most of the required facilities. Some charging points are not working. Hotel management can speak English. locate in city city center near to the most of popular destinations.

Thank S K S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I stayed for six nights in early May 2016. The hostel is simple but staff are very friendly and helpful, breakfast can be ordered by a delivery service, it is clean and in an excellent location. I would be very happy to stay again.

Thank averyglenthorne
Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 6 May 2016

good place, comfortable, nice staffs and best location. 1 k.m. around with landmark, museums, shopping we can walk everywhere. very easy to find or meeting point because Kasan Cathedral is very big and stand in front of entrance to hostel.

Thank PuNPT
Province of Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Very good location, good staff and perfect quality-price combination. I only want to say that but as I need 200 characters I am writting like an idiot. I hope my opinion could be so helpful for someone

Thank Carlos L
Natal, RN
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

That hostel was the better place where me and my fiancé stayed in our trip in Russia. We spent one week there (we were planned only 3 days at the beginning) and the hostel was such amazing: better location, structure, services, rooms... Super!

Thank lllais
United States
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Very good location and very clean. Everyone that worked there was very friendly. Stayed in a private room and it was really affordable and if you can pay a little extra I would recommend that! Would definitely stay here again.

Thank Samsonbun
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Very good location. Hostel is clean (rooms, bathrooms and toilets). Reception staff speaks very good English. Prices are not low, but one has to remember that it is Saint Petersburg - not the cheapest city in the world. There is only one additional comment to be made. At booking.com it is stated that additional fee can be charged for registration...

Thank Gosia_S1972
Wembley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I have spent about one week in this hostel and got very good memories. Reception is friendly as it's name and they are always ready to help you. Rooms are clean and tidy and they offer daily cleaning service free of cost. It has room shearing system and private room too.

Thank BlackZeroX2

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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popular and the biggest St Petersburg youth hotel. Best combination of price and quality! Hostel is located just right in the heart of the city, steps (literally) from all famous sightseeing, in the quiet yard, protected from the city noise. Private rooms with additional beds, 4-, 6- and 8-bed female and male dormitory rooms are available. Staff is English-speaking, very friendly and cheerful. Free wi-fi and lots of other stuff. Reception works around the clock. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Hostel on Griboedova

Address: Kanala Griboyedova Emb., 18-20, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Nevskiy
Price Range: $12 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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“Room 27 had the view of the Kazan Cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles Blue_wayfarer, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a private room just in front of washrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles BlackZeroX2, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“an easy walk from Moscow railway station (about 25mins east on Nevsky Prospekt) rooms are warm, clean and quiet but do not have individual reading lights”
 of 5 bubbles frazerprice, 18 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The less people inside, the better, obviously. Though i enjoyed ground floor better.”
 of 5 bubbles nenadlatinovic, 23 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Be aware if you are staying in a room with 2 single beds.... some of the rooms have only one bed and a pull out couch. That's fine but we were never told about that and were charged the same as if we were in a room that had two legit beds.”
 of 5 bubbles travels35, 1 Jan 2013 | Read review
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