7 cool and cheap hostels in downtown Saint Petersburg

If you’re in Saint Petersburg on a budget holiday or just need a cheap place to stay for the night, we have drawn up a list of good value for money hostels where you can get a room starting $4 a night and not regret it.

Taiga

Listed among the world’s Top 100 designer hostels, Taiga is nested right in the city center offering beautifully decorated rooms with custom-made pillows. A bed in a 10-person dorm room starts at ($5), while a designer double room costs ($17)/night. All of the following are free of charge: high-speed Wi-Fi, parking in an enclosed courtyard, bed linen and towels. There are several bathrooms and a fully equijpped kitchen to prepare homemade meals.

All Faces

In this 8-room hostel guests can relax and socialize in a shared TV lounge and cook their meals in a kitchen equipped with a microwave, stove and fridge. There are also numerous bathrooms and sinks—a big plus for any large hostel. A bed starts at ($9) in a 8-person room and ($10) in a 4-person room. The rooms are minimalistic, clean and soundproof (major advantage!).

Zest

This small hostel is best for travellers who appreciate coziness and a homey atmosphere. Comfortable rooms accommodate 3–4 guests and start at ($10) per person and double rooms for couples cost ($17) a head.

Airy lounge space has books, board games, and a PS3 — all free of charge to use. The kitchen is equipped with an induction stove, a microwave oven, a blender and even a waffle maker.

Sculptor

In this hostel joyful colorful design meets prime location near the Summer Garden and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, just a few steps away from the Gostiniy Dvor metro station. A bed in a large dorm room starts at under (≈$5), and just (≈$6) in a 6-person dorm room. There are also double rooms for those who value their privacy at (≈$25)/night. Every room is furnished with bunk beds, clothes hangers and a shoe rack. The Wi-fi is free, so is a set of bed linen and a bath towel. Common space includes well-equipped private shower rooms, a luggage storage room and a kitchen with TV.

Nebo

The Sky

Hostel with a rooftop and views of the Malaya Neva River! Need we say more?Apart from stunning views Nebo offers different budget stay options. There is a 10-person female dormitory and a 12-person mixed dormitory, a bed space in either of them starts at ($6)/night. For more privacy you can book a twin room ($22) or a double room with a private shower ($28). Each room has free Wi-Fi and hammocks to relax in after a long day of sightseeing.

Fjord

There are no fjords in Saint Petersburg, but it doesn’t mean there’s no room for some Scandinavian vibes in the middle of the city. This inn is styled as an authentic northern house with its Scandinavian design complemented by the invigorating aroma of herbal tea, a bubbling hot tub, and Nordic hospitality. A bed in a 10-person mixed dormitory costs ($8), and one in a 6-person female dormitory costs ($9) per night.

LikeHome Hostel

This hostel is located in the historic heart of the city built by Peter the Great in 1703. If you’re in the mood for some sightseeing, Malaya Posadskaya Ulitsa will lead you to the Kamennoostrovskiy Prospekt, which many art historians consider Saint Petersburg’s most beautiful street.

A night in the 8-person dorm costs ($7) and in the entire triple room ($30)/night. There are three shared showers and five toilets, a lounge area and a kitchen.

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