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Hostel Life

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Nevskiy Ave., 47, St. Petersburg 191025, Russia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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298 reviews 298 reviews
29 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Right on Nevsky Prospekt, you're kidding, right? How centrally located can you get? The entrance is around the corner from Nevsky Prospekt, so don't panic when it is not immediately apparent. The time I booked corresponded to a large student booking which resulted in my 4- bed dorm room not being available, so alas, they gave me a single room.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 hotel reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

St P is not cheap so finding affordable and central accommodation is quite hard. Hostel Life is good for this reason. It's not the best but for what you get (room, light breakfast, clean communal showers) and location, you can't really complain.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Caracter: when you arrive they say about a law that says that you should pay a type of "registration" in Russia.what they "forgot" to mention is that it is only obligatory when the tourist stay more than 7 days in the same city in Russia. Dishonest breakfast: tea, coffee, white bread, a horrible jam and a disgusting mush (which is... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great location, staff are very helpful and speak good english. its very clean, nice kitchen and communual area and free fast internet. Dorms are nice and bright, lots of space and comfy beds. I disliked lacks atmosphere as was very quiet and people keep to themselves. no communual breakfast or dinner offers, so people do their own thing. rather strict... More 

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Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

BY all means, This is great hostel to be. Friendly, smiley stuff, warn and relax atmosphere, cosy and comfortable. great location, in the heart of the city. I stayed there 7 days and loved every minutes. Little minus, is that the wi-fi, is not stable. hope that the buy some wi-fi extender that cost almost nothing and this minus will... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Hostel life has everything you need for a great stay in St. Petersburg. Excellent location, large bathroom with large showers, very friendly staff, and central location. Make sure you contact them if you are arriving at Pulkovo airport, they offer pick up from the airport for a third of the cost of the scam artist taxi drivers at the airport.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Excellent facilities, Clean and quiet. Superb location overlooking Nevsky Prospekt. Really helpful staff. Fantastic value for money.The hostel is opposite to the Radisson and a fraction of the price. I would definitely stay here again.Brilliant location.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Definitely the best hostel I stayed in. I wasn't expecting it to be in Russia! Everything is super clean and modern from top to bottom (the hostel opened in 2010): in the common rooms new and colorful furniture, renovated floor and walls, fully equiped kitchen, tv, 4 computers and wifi; in the rooms new bed, lockers; clean towels and bel... More 

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Chur, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Hostel with very good facilities right in the center of Saint Petersburg. I stayed 4 nights in a single room with shared bathroom. Staff in comparison to other countries rather sour, starting with not excepting my YH-card when I payed, then taking almost 3 days for my registration to be processed, telling me I don't need an immigration card when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Booked out a 4 bed dorm travelling with friends, rooms were large enough, BEAUTIFUL views of St Petersburg outside our big windows. Beds were comfortable and lockers were provided in the room aswell as coat hangers on a coat rack. Heating was good as it was cold in April, bathrooms were large with lots of showers, toilets and hand basins,... More 

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