Must-see hotels in St Petersburg

  • Soul Kitchen Hostel

    St Petersburg

    Soul Kitchen blends boho hipness and boutique-hotel comfort, scoring perfect 10s in many key categories: private rooms (chic), dorm beds (double-width…

  • Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

    St Petersburg

    Since 1830, when Carlo Rossi united three adjacent buildings with the grandiose facade we see today, little has been allowed to change in this heritage…

  • Rachmaninov Antique Hotel

    St Petersburg

    The long-established Rachmaninov still feels like a secret place for those in the know. Perfectly located and run by friendly staff, it's pleasantly old…

  • Alexander House

    St Petersburg

    This historic building opposite the Nikolsky Cathedral dates back to 1826, and contains a beautifully designed guesthouse. Each of the 20 rooms are named…

  • Andrey & Sasha’s Homestay

    St Petersburg

    Energetic Italophiles Andrey and Sasha extend the warmest of welcomes to travellers lucky enough to rent out one of their three apartments (by the room or…

  • Friends Hostel by Gostiny Dvor

    St Petersburg

    Sharing the top floor of a renovated historic building with a budget hotel, this is one of the best branches of the Friends chain. There are no dorms here…

  • Rossi Hotel

    St Petersburg

    Occupying a beautifully restored building on one of St Petersburg’s prettiest squares, the Rossi's 65 rooms are all designed differently, but their…

  • NasHotel

    St Petersburg

    This spotless, smart and stylish hotel occupies a very tall, beautifully remodelled building with a striking exterior on this quiet side street. Its rooms…

  • Baby Lemonade Hostel

    St Petersburg

    The owner of Baby Lemonade is crazy about the 1960s and it shows in the pop-art, psychedelic design of this friendly, fun hostel with two pleasant, large…

  • Demetra Art Hotel

    St Petersburg

    In a grand art nouveau building dating from 1913, the Demetra Art Hotel has plush rooms with oak flooring, richly patterned drapes and duvets, and touches…

  • Hotel Indigo

    St Petersburg

    A total overhaul of the original building – a pre-revolutionary hotel in its day – paved the way for the sleek and stylish Hotel Indigo, a big step up…

  • Official State Hermitage Hotel

    St Petersburg

    Despite its incongruous location, the 126-room Official State Hermitage Hotel is a dazzling affair with enough Italian marble and chandeliers to keep even…

  • Chao Mama

    St Petersburg

    In an excellent location, Chao Mama has nine stylish rooms, each boasting a unique design, and offers excellent value for money. The best rooms have small…

  • Hotel Astoria

    St Petersburg

    What the Hotel Astoria has lost of its original Style Moderne decor, it more than compensates for in contemporary style and top-notch service. Little…

  • Zolotaya Seredina

    St Petersburg

    Tucked into a quiet courtyard in the narrow streets north of Sennaya pl, this friendly little hotel is a great bargain. A few antiques are scattered…

  • Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace

    St Petersburg

    Housed in a meticulously restored palace, the Four Season's lower priced rooms fail to match the lavish promise of the lobby and grand staircase, but…

  • Friends on Vosstaniya

    St Petersburg

    Branch of the well-designed and run Friends hostel chain. The colourful private rooms are quite small (you'll have to climb across the bed to open the…

  • Art Hotel

    St Petersburg

    This rather misleadingly named hotel retains a straightforward elegance in its 14 rooms, but has nothing particularly arty about it. Indeed, the mood is…

  • W Hotel

    St Petersburg

    If you're familiar with the W brand, then the striking interior design at this hotel won't surprise you. Rooms in several different categories are…

  • Green Apple Hotel

    St Petersburg

    This modest hotel in the backstreets of Liteyny has small but adequate rooms, which are clean but lack character. Although it's nothing fancy, the Green…

  • All You Need Hostel

    St Petersburg

    With a great location, this friendly hostel is basically one large apartment with a double room and two dorms sleeping six or ten. The dorm room has…

  • Arbat Nord Hotel

    St Petersburg

    Facing an unsightly Soviet-era hotel across the street, the sleek modern Arbat Nord seems to be showing its neighbour how to run a good establishment. The…

  • Pio on Mokhovaya

    St Petersburg

    This lovely lodging is the second Pio property in St Petersburg. It's very spacious, stylish and comfortable, as well as being child friendly, with family…

  • Nevsky Forum

    St Petersburg

    This smart bolthole has the whole range of facilities and comforts you’d expect, but compared to the other luxury properties in town, it caters to a more…

  • Swiss Star

    St Petersburg

    This welcoming 2nd-floor guesthouse earns high marks for its spotless rooms with wood floors and its fair prices. The design is fairly minimal, though if…

  • Sovremenik

    St Petersburg

    This small, cheerfully decorated mini-hotel has nine rooms tucked inside an apartment building a short stroll from Alexandrovsky Park. It's a colourful,…

  • Brothers Karamazov

    St Petersburg

    Pack a copy of Dostoevsky’s final novel to read while staying at this attractive boutique hotel – the great man penned The Brothers K while living in the…

  • Location Hostel

    St Petersburg

    Come and stay in St Petersburg’s coolest art gallery and cultural space – the 3rd floor of Loft Project ETAGI is given over to this super-friendly hostel…

  • Taiga Hostel

    St Petersburg

    Tucked down a narrow lane off busy Zagarodny pr, the Taiga is a friendly, welcoming spot with white plank floors, exposed brick walls, a small chillout…

  • Ognivo

    St Petersburg

    Ognivo earns high marks for its attractive, well-maintained rooms and quiet location. There's a bit of whimsy to the design in some of the 15 rooms, with…

  • Trezzini Palace Hotel

    St Petersburg

    This elaborately decorated hotel gives you a taste of 18th- and 19th-century imperial grandeur without compromising on modernity or convenience. The 21…

  • Ekaterina Hotel

    St Petersburg

    Occupying part of the historic home of Andrey Stakenschnieder, chief court architect of Alexander I, this appealing 40-room hotel retains some of the…

  • Guest House Nevsky 3

    St Petersburg

    The four individually decorated rooms here sport a fridge, a TV, a safe and a fan, and overlook a surprisingly quiet courtyard just moments from the…

  • Alliance Hotel

    St Petersburg

    A short stroll from Ploschad Vosstaniya, the Alliance is a small, well-maintained hotel that has carpeted rooms with tall ceilings, spotless bathrooms and…

  • Hotel Domina Prestige

    St Petersburg

    This excellent property makes an immediate impression as its traditional Moyka embankment exterior gives way to a bright, modern and colourful atrium…

  • FD Hostel

    St Petersburg

    Although it's called a hostel there are no dorms, just plain but pleasant private rooms with either double or twin beds that share bathrooms and the rest…

  • 3MostA

    St Petersburg

    Near three bridges over the Moyka River, this 26-room property is surprisingly uncramped given its wonderful location. Even the standard rooms are of a…

  • Stony Island Hotel

    St Petersburg

    Right in the thick of the nightlife hot spot of ul Lomonosova (avoid front rooms if you are noise sensitive), this place offers 17 minimalist rooms in…

  • Helvetia Hotel & Suites

    St Petersburg

    Pass through the wrought-iron gates into a wonderfully private and professionally run oasis of calm and class. The rooms may be a little less atmospheric…

  • Hotel Dom Dostoevskogo

    St Petersburg

    While it's hard to imagine Fedya living anywhere so sanitary, he apparently resided in this house next to the Griboyedov Canal between 1861 and 1863. The…