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Pilau Hostel

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Rubinshteina St., 38/12, St. Petersburg 191002, Russia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I stayed with my friend here for three nights. The building was hard to find but the staff was so kind also the room, and wifi were nice. Additionally, the location is near by station so it was easily to go and come back from central.

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Dona Paula, Goa, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Nice, quaint, affordable little place. Lovely room, lovely staff and the best part of this place is that it's located in a very convenient place for travelers. Train, bus, metro...everything is close by. The building is old and very Russian but lends a great charm to the place. If you're not looking for in-hotel entertainment and just want a place... More 

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Campinas, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The building is old and very Russian, but inside it's very clean and well organized. They have maps and help you to find a good trip in Piter. The attendants are very nice and always glad to help you. It's not so far from the center and there are a good sort of restaurants and cafes surrounding it. I strongly... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I chose this hostel because of the location. It is near from Nevsky Prospekt, but not as near as it should be to be safe. During the day, ok, it's perfect. There is a metro station not so far and a minimarket just few meters away. Late at night, however, I didn't feel safe, and I was right about it.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

We arrived at 6am after getting a 2 day sleeper train from Berlin and walked to the hostel in sub-zero temperatures absolutely desperate for a hot shower and a very long sleep. However on arrival the unhelpful receptionist announced to us that we were unable to check in until 2pm (we had booked and secified our arrival time). The room... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
55 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

The day I arrived was hot and muggy by St. Petersburg standards, as the hostel is not air conditions, many parts were hot and uncomfortable. Not much air flow in the bed rooms didn't help. , Some street noise with the windows open, a bar across the street, garbage collection, etc. Decent kitchen facilities, 2 burner stove, filtered water, refrigerator... More 

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triveneto
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

Nice hostel to stay, even with children. I booked an entire 4 bed room for my family and it was ok. Plenty of toilets and showers, nice kitchen, nice furniture. No smoking and no alchol inside the hotel (great!!). Staff nice and all speak english. Not noisy at night, even in the bedrooms on the street side ( it is... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

The hostel is very clean and the installations are new. The building and the corridors are quite old and scary, but inside the hostel everything is perfect! There's a nice kitchen with everything a traveler needs, the bathrooms are very good, with nice shower and the bedroom is comfortable, even when sharing with other 7 people! The location is great,... More 

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Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

Thank you so much, for so pleasure stay in Russia, was so much amazing about location of hostel. Really in hystorical center of the city, and i could work around all the night and after come back to hostel where always everybody was happy to see me !!! Really nice place! I recommend to everybody stay at Pilau Hostel!

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Lion
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

Pilau! It's incredible comfy place. Every day of my staying at this hostel i was surrounded by friendly and domestic atmosphere. During the only 4 days i spent there I got a lot off impressions from walks in Saint-Petersburg and doing a sights. Many thanks for helping and comprehension!!

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