FRIENDS HOSTEL - GRIBOEDOVA is located just perfectly! In the heart of the city, steps (literally) from Kazan Cathedral, 100 meters from main city street and only 5 minutes walk from world famous Hermitage museum, also one can find a range of bars, cafes and restaurants just around the block. At the same time the hostel itself located in the quiet yard, protected from the city noise.
ROOMS: private 2-, 3-, 4- bed rooms with additional beds, and 6- and 8-bed female and male dormitory rooms, which include private lockers. Bed linen, blankets and towels are available and included FREE of charge.
FACILITIES: shared separate shower cabins and toilets, a little small, but very clean, are located on every floor. We have a free iron with ironing board, washing machine and hairdryer.
COMMON AREA: there are three living rooms where everyone can enjoy FREE drinks (tea or coffee) and tasty cookies, meet new friends, listen to a good music, watch movies on the big plasma TV, play different table games (we have a lot of different kinds) and a big fussball (a.k.a. table football or kicker) table.
SHARED KITCHEN: there is also a kitchen corner, where everyone can cook their favorite food. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, a fridge and has all the necessary dishes.
OUR FREE SERVICES will surely help to save some money. We offer our guests wi-fi and Internet access on the guest computers, International calls, tea and coffee, city information, umbrellas for rent, luggage room, wake up call and much more.
OUR STAFF are English-speaking, very friendly and always ready and happy to help our guests. We have a 24-hour reception and are always able to sort out any problem, give information about getting around St Petersburg, arrange transportation or organize walking tours around the city or excursions to nearby picturesque Tsar palaces. Cleanliness is our priority, thats why we have an excellent maid service.
WE HAVE no curfew or lockout. There is also no age limit. We are happy to meet and greet everyone! When the weather allows, its possible to rent a bicycle directly from our own rent-a-bike center.
We look forward to providing accommodation for you and your friends during your stay in St Petersburg!
Another 5 reasons to stay at FRIENDS hostel:
1. To feel like a local Petersburgian staying in the heart of Saint-Petersburg.
2. To enjoy the mix of economy and comfort. Our rooms are clean and cosy and prices are friendly!
3. To call up all of your friends abroad, wherever they live - Paris, New York, Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow or even Sydney absolutely free!
4. To feel friendly atmosphere and recharge your batteries, taking many smiles and giving back the equal amount.
5. To find new friends from Russia and other countries.
Please conatct us after booking to inform about your arrival time
Our address in English: Chanel Griboedova, 18-20.
Our address in Russian: Набережная канала Грибоедова 18-20.
Tel: +7 812 571-01-51
CLOSEST METRO STATIONS: Nevsky prospect (Невский проспект) 3 minutes walk.
From Nevsky prospect metro station (Chanel Griboedova exit): exit the metro station, cross Nevsky Prospect and follow Griboedova Channel embankment. Enter the first (from Nevsky prospect) arch on your left hand side. Walk 30 meters straight in the yard. The hostel has the bright-violet door and a sign 'Welcome Friends'.
From Nevsky prospect metro station (Dumskaya street exit): exit the metro station, walk 100 m. on Nevsky prospect, until you reach Griboedova chanel embankment. Turn left and walk along it. Enter the first (from Nevsky prospect) arch on your left hand side. Walk 30 meters straight in the yard. The hostel has the bright-violet door and a sign 'Welcome Friends'.
How to reach us from the AIRPORT:
From Pulkovo 1: take bus 39 to the nearest metro station Moskovskay (метро Московская), then take the metro, travel 7 stations and get off at Nevsky prospect stop (Невский проспект). See chapter Closest metro station to find out how to find the way to the hostel.
From Pulkovo 2 (international terminal):
Take a bus 13 to the nearest metro station Moskovskaya (метро Московская), then take the metro, travel 7 stations and get off at Nevsky prospect stop (Невский проспект). See chapter Closest metro station to find out how to find the way to the hostel.
How to reach us from MOSCOW TRAIN STATION:
Cross Vosstaniya square and step on the even side of Nevsky prospect. Get any bus or trolleybus (there are plenty), which goes alone Nevsky Prospect to the Palace square direction. Our stop is called Chanel Griboedova' (in Russian it sounds like 'Kanal Griboedova').
How to reach us from LADOZHSKIY TRAIN STATION:
Enter the metro station Ladozhskaya (Ладожская), get off at Nevsky prospect metro station (Невский проспект). See chapter Closest metro station to find out how to find the way to the hostel.
PLEASE NOTE: The Russian legislation (Federal Law № 109-FZ from 18.07.2006 with a number of Additional, the latest from August, 4th 2011) demands, that ALL citizens of the foreign countries who are temporarily staying in Russia, must be registered by the authority, who represents the place of their stay in the regional Migration Department. Regarding to the above mentioned every foreign guest of the hostel will have to pay a fee which equals 250 rubles per person per stay on the arrival to be registered.
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