Best 15 hostels in St. Petersburg/Russia

If you looking for the best hostel in St. Petersburg, you are in the right place! Below there will be listed the best hostels this amazing city offers! Whether you are looking for a party or family hostel, there is a lot of great properties you would appreciate for your stay. Check out the pros and cons below each property to see the best facilities and services offered by each hostel in St. Petersburg!

Saint Petersburg formerly known as Leningrad is a city situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. With over 5.3 million inhabitants as of 2018, it is the fourth-most populous city in Europe. An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city).

The city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 Ma 1703, on the site of a captured Swedish fortress. It served as a capital of the Russian Tsardomand the subsequent Russian Empire from 1713 to 1918 (being replaced by Moscow for a short period of time between 1728 and 1730). After the October Revolution, the Bolsheviks moved their government to Moscow.

Best hostels in St. Petersburg

In modern times, Saint Petersburg is considered the Northern Capital and serves as a home to some federal government bodies such as the Constitutional Court of Russia and the Heraldic Council of the President of the Russian Federation. It is also a seat for the National Library of Russia and a planned location for the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Many foreign consulates, international corporations, banks, and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg.

The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so it’s also referred to as Russia’s Culture Capital. Saint Petersburg is home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.

Unlike in Moscow, the historic architecture of Saint Petersburg’s city center, mostly Baroque and neoclassical buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries, has been largely preserved; although a number of buildings were demolished after the Bolsheviks’ seizure of power, during the Siege of Leningrad and in recent years. The oldest of the remaining building is a wooden house built for Peter I in 1703 on the shore of the Neva near Trinity Square.

Let‘s now look at the top 15 hostels offered in St. Petersburg! Just be aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm! 

#1 Baby Lemonade Hostel

9.5 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 20 USD Dorms from 13 USD

 

Baby lemonade hostel

Since 2011 when Baby Lemonade opened its doors, it becomes one of the most well-known and reliable hostels in St. Petersburg. Baby Lemonade is a 1960’s-style design hostel in the heart of St. Petersburg, located directly beside the Russian Museum and St. Michael’s Castle. It offers free WiFi and brightly decorated interiors.

Baby Lemonade Hostel provides classic dormitories, double or twin rooms. Every bed has its own night light, a locker, and a socket! All rooms feature stylish wooden floorboards and unique design. Guests are welcome to use the fully equipped kitchen in the common room. There is also a TV lounge with a selection of vinyl records, books, and board games.

Baby lemonade hostel

Reception is open 24/7 at the Baby Lemonade Hostel St. Petersburg, and a tour desk is available. Gostiny Dvor Metro Station, as well as a number of valuable sights, are within a 10-minute walk of the property. If you are a romantic person…The Summer Garden will be perfect for you because it is the most wonderful park with antique statues, swans and fountains, which was founded by Tsar Peter The Great in 1704.

Pros and Cons of Baby Lemonade Hostel

Pros

  • Fantastic location in the city center
  • Great value for the price
  • Unique design
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#2 Forever Young Hostel

9.6 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 42 USD Dorms from 10 USD

Forever young hostel

Forever Young Hostel – modern, cozy hostel with a wonderful city view! This hostel is an atmospheric apartment in the center of St. Petersburg with white brick walls and large windows.  In the evenings, you can sit on wooden windowsills and admire the city lights, river trams floating along the Fontanka river.  The hostel is located 600 meters from the metro station Technological Institute and walking distance from the main attractions. There are several supermarkets and cafes nearby.

All rooms offer an incredible view of the city and the Fontanka River. Forever Young Hostel has 9 rooms. Multi-bed room for 6 people, double rooms and family rooms with a capacity of 2 to 4 people. The 6-bed room is one of the most beautiful and spacious in the hostel. The room has 3 bunk beds. Each bed is equipped with an individual lamp, socket, and curtain. A key-locked storage locker is provided for each guest. The hostel has 3 shared bathrooms, which allows you to avoid queues in the morning.

Forever young hostel

In family rooms, the beds are located on a podium bed and an attic bed. All family rooms overlook the embankment of the Fontanka river. Double rooms are equipped with a double bed, and there is also a rack for things, a table, and chairs. One room has a view of the Fontanka river embankment, and the other has a view of the courtyard. There is an equipped kitchen with special warmth so that guests can find everything they need for cooking and comfortable tea.

Pros and Cons of Forever Young Hostel

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • River View
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bicycle rental
  • Street parking
  • Family rooms
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#3 Central Street Hostel

9.0 on Booking.com    10.0 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 43 USD Dorms from 9 USD

Central Street Hostel

Central Street is a beautiful hostel located in the heart of St. Petersburg, among the sights, cozy cafes and beautiful streets. To the metro station Ploshad Vosstaniya and, accordingly, Moskovsky railway station and Nevsky Prospekt – 5 minutes’ walk. There is a lot of cafes and restaurants around the property!  Ask the hostel front desk for the recommendation! 

The Tavrichesky Garden, Smolny Cathedral are close to the hostel. The main points of interest can be reached by walk. 900 meters from them. Ploshchad Vosstaniya and the metro station Chernyshevskaya. 950 meters from the Moskovsky railway station.

Central Street Hostel

Reception, kitchen, and laundry are located on the lower, non-residential floor. All beds in dorms are equipped with individual lights and sockets. For all guests are provided lockers. Luggage storage is free of charge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel.

Pros and Cons of Central Street Hostel

Pros

  • Great value for the price
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Parking available
  • Pet friendly
  • Family rooms
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Farer from the city center

#4 Strawberry Duck St. Petersburg

10.0 on Booking.com    10.0 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 10 USD

Strawberry Duck St. Petersburg

Strawberry Duck is set in a modern building of unique design with elements of the Soviet-style. The rooms are spacious, bright and comfortable with air-conditioning, lockers, and hangers for the clothes. There is a cozy lounge with a cable TV, sofas, foosball table, and working space.

The shared kitchen includes all necessary appliances and utensils for guests’ convenience. The reception is open 24/7, free WiFi, and private car parking (for an extra fee) are available. At the hostel, every room is equipped with a closet and a shared bathroom.

Strawberry Duck St. Petersburg

Pros and Cons of Strawberry Duck St. Petersburg

Pros

  • Great value for the price
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Parking available (for a fee)
  • Adults only
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#5 Hostel 1703

9.7 on Booking.com    

Dorms from 14 USD

Hostel 1703

Ideally located in Saint Petersburg, Hostel 1703 provides an express check-in and check-out and free private parking. The property is around a 20-minute walk from the Anna Akhmatova Museum, 2.4 km from Faberge Museum and 2.7 km from State Russian Museum.

The property has a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hostel, rooms are equipped with a closet. At Hostel 1703 the rooms come with a desk and a shared bathroom.

Hostel 1703

Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is 2.9 km from the accommodation, while Palace Square is 3.2 km from the property.

Pros and Cons of Hostel 1703

Pros

  • Great value for the price
  • Central, but quiet location
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Extra-long beds
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#6 Fontanka River View

8.8 on Booking.com    9.8 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 29 USD Dorms from 10 USD

Fontanka River View

Fontanka River View is located in the heart of Saint Petersburg, on Fontanka River Embankment, a 5-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt and Anichkov Bridge. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Some dormitory rooms have a river view. The bathrooms are shared.

Guests can cook their meals in the shared fully equipped kitchen, complete with a dining area. Well, if you want to spend time in a friendly company or just allocate time for yourself – you will always find enough space or a cozy corner here:). The best value for money is a unique hostel with a level of comfort like in a high-class hotel.

Fontanka River View

Here you will find everything that traveler needs – warmth, comfort, friendly atmosphere and amazing view to the embankment! All sights, museums, shops, entertainment, bars, restaurants, and clubs – in walking distance! And there is a pier in 1 minute from the hostel where you can enjoy famous river walks!

Pros and Cons of Fontanka River View

Pros

  • Perfect location in the heart of the city
  • Great value for the price
  • River View
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Towels included
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Street parking available
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Bar crawls

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#7 Bauhaus

9.1 on Booking.com    9.9 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 57 USD Dorms from 23 USD

Bauhaus

Bauhaus hostel is situated in Saint-Petersburg. It is recently opened and is ideal for everyone: young people, families, and couples. Situated in a creative space Eco-Loft “MORE PLACE” that unites on its territory dance studios, film and art studios, eco-projects, educational, music and sports studios, creative shops, and even theatre.

There is a nice Restaurant Veranda downstairs with our star – Parrot Vasya (guests from our Hostel will have a special discount on all menu). There is a closed green garden with benches in the backyard. You can find many cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, and shops nearby.

Bauhaus

Bauhaus hostel offers several types of accommodation, both private and shared, with several capacities. All of the rooms are fully equipped with all the necessary amenities so our guests can have an amazing time staying at the hostel. In addition, there are several common areas where guests and travelers can get together and exchange past experiences and future plans. The bathrooms are shared. The kitchen is well equipped. In the lobby, there is a TV. Wi-Fi is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Pros and Cons of Bauhaus

Pros

  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor terrace and garden
  • Restaurant available
  • Meals available
  • On-site coffee shop
  • Mini-supermarket
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Farer from the city center
  • Higher price

#8 Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya

9.3 on Booking.com    9.7 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 34 USD Dorms from 8 USD

Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya

 One of our best sellers in Saint Petersburg! Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya is located in Saint Petersburg, within a 15-minute walk of Vyborgskaya Metro Station. The Botanical Garden is only 500 m away. Free WiFi access is available.

The property features simply decorated rooms. Guests can use a shared bathroom. Some rooms offer a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is also an equipped kitchen which comes with kitchenware and free tea, coffee, and sugar.

Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya

There’s an on-site bar with billiards and air hockey. The bar hosts various events every evening.

Pros and Cons of Kino Hostel on Vyborgskaya

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • Female-only rooms available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Street parking
  • Family rooms
  • Bicycle hire
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#9 Ula Hostel

8.5 on Booking.com    10.0 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 31 USD Dorms from 8 USD

Ula Hostel

Offering a children’s playground, ULA Hostel is set in the Admiralteyskiy district in Saint Petersburg. You will find a stove, microwave, and fridge in the shared kitchen. The kettle is also provided. The rooms have a shared bathroom. Extras include slippers and a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property. Mariinsky Theater is 500 m from ULA Hostel, while Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is 701 m from the property. There is a free Wi-fi within the whole property, linen and towels included. 

Ula Hostel

Pros and Cons of Ula Hostel

Pros

  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • On-site coffee shop
  • Mini-supermarket
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Towels included
  • Meals available

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Farer from the city center

#10 Chemistry Hostel

9.5 on Booking.com    9.7 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 32 USD Dorms from 14 USD

Chemistry Hostel

Chemistry Hostel is a modern chemical-style hostel in the very center of St. Petersburg. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the main street of the city Nevsky Prospekt, but at the same time quite far from the noise of the crowd. The hostel occupies non-residential premises on the first floor of the building and has a separate entrance from the street, which is not often found in such accommodation facilities in St. Petersburg.

The property provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. At the hostel, rooms are equipped with a closet. All rooms have a shared bathroom. Other facilities available to the guests include individual lockers, high-quality custom-made bed linen, a plug with 2 USB to charge the gadgets, an individual diode lamp. Every berth is equipped with a personal shelf. 

Chemistry Hostel

Every morning Chemistry Hostel offers a continental buffet breakfast. Breakfast is included free of charge. They provide continental breakfast that consists of tea and coffee, toast, butter, jam, honey, and cereal. There is Wi-Fi throughout the hostel territory and parking near the hostel and underground secure parking.

Pros and Cons of Chemistry Hostel

Pros

  • Free breakfast
  • Shared kitchen
  • Unique design
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Street parking
  • Towels included
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cons

  • No female-only dorms available

#11 InBox Capsule Hotel

9.2 on Booking.com    9.5 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 75 USD Dorms from 20 USD

InBox Capsule Hotel

The InBox Capsule Hotel is set in the historic center of Saint Petersburg, within a 15-minute walk of Chernyshevskaya Metro Station. The Summer Garden, the Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Castle and the Field of Mars are all within a 15-minute walk of the hotel.

The property offers capsule rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Traditional units featuring a flat-screen TV are also available. Guests can use InBox Capsule Hotel’s shared kitchen or choose one of the numerous off-site dining options since the area is filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

InBox Capsule Hotel

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Capsules provide you with comfort and privacy being equipped with ventilation and air conditioning, roller shade, power sockets, reading LED light, hanging tools, and orthopedic mattresses. 

Pros and Cons of InBox Capsule Hotel

Pros

  • Free breakfast
  • Shared kitchen
  • Café available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
  • Towels included

Cons

  • No female-only dorms available
  • Higher price

#12 Hostel Makarena

9.0 on Booking.com    9.6 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 30 USD Dorms from 8 USD

Hostel Makarena

In Hostel Makarena all the guests are surrounded by warmth and comfort. Cozy atmosphere. Great location in the historical part of the city. For all the guests there are comfortable beds, fresh linens, and bright interior. Here you can find new friends!

The hostel has 6 rooms. One six-bed, two four-bed and three double rooms. In the dormitory rooms, there are bunk beds, in the double rooms there are double beds. The hostel has a shared kitchen, living room and four bathrooms. Bed linen and towels are included. There are free tea and coffee available for guests.

Hostel Makarena

The private and dormitory rooms offer simple yet colorful décor. The shared bathrooms are in the hallway. Guests can cook their meals in the shared fully equipped kitchen, complete with a dining area.

Pros and Cons of Makarena Hostel

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • Quiet surroundings
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Towels included

Cons

  • No female-only dorms available

#13 No Rain No Pain

9.1 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 39 USD Dorms from 10 USD

No rain no pain

Located in the city center of Saint Petersburg, opposite Admiralteyskaya Metro Station, No Rain No Pain Hostel features free WiFi and 24-hour front desk. The famous Nevsky Prospekt is a 2-minute walk away. The simple rooms at No Rain No Pain Hostel are colorfully decorated. Bedding and towels are provided for free, and toilets and showers are located in the hallway.

A range of breakfast options is available in the brightly furnished breakfast room. Guests also enjoy free 24-hour use of a common kitchen, including unlimited, free tea/coffee facilities.

No Rain No Pain Hostel is 3 metro stops from Moskovskiy Train Station and 14 mi from Pulkovo Airport. The River Neva Embankment and Palace Square are a 5-minute walk away.

Pros and Cons of No Rain No Pain

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Great value for money
  • Family rooms
  • Bar available
  • Street parking
  • Towels included

Cons

  • No female-only dorms available
  • Breakfast not included

#14 Polezhaev Hostel

9.0 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 6 USD

Polezhaev Hostel

Polezhaev hostel is located in the center of Saint-Petersburg: about 3 km from the State Russian Museum and 3.2 km from Church of the Savior on spilled Blood. To all the main attractions of the city can be reached by trolleybus №10 which departs from the bus stop at our front door! 

In this hostel, there is everything you need for a comfortable life. Fully equipped kitchen: refrigerators, microwave, multicookers, electric kettle, washing machine, iron, and ironing board. Each guest has his own locker at the disposal, a socket next to each bed.  This is a place where each guest is a friend!

Polezhaev Hostel

The property provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, luggage storage space and free WiFi throughout the property. All guest rooms will provide guests with a closet and a coffee machine.

Pros and Cons of Polezhaev Hostel

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • Great value for price
  • Female-only dorms available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#15 EveRest Hostel

9.0 on Booking.com    8.5 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 40 USD Dorms from 8 USD

EveRest Hostel

EveRest Hostel is located in the city center of Saint Petersburg. Visiting the hostel, you will be pleasantly surprised by the prices. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Saint Petersburg. 

The hostel is situated just 300 m from Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. Admiralty Building is 500 m from EveRest hostel, while Palace Square is 601 m from the property. The nearest airport is Pulkovo Airport, 9.3 mi from the property. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops nearby. 

EveRest Hostel

EveRest Hostel offers comfortable dorm rooms as well as private rooms. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The shared lounge features a TV and board games. Guests can use shared kitchen facilities. The hostel also offers bike hire. There is free Wi-Fi for guests to use. 

Pros and Cons of EveRest Hostel

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Street parking
  • Towels included

Cons

  • No female-only dorms available
  • Breakfast not included