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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Nevsky 47/1, St. Petersburg 191025, Russia (Vladimir)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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
29 helpful votes 29 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
13 reviews 13 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Antalya, Turkey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

I've decided to stay in "Hostel Life" on the recommendation of a friend and I am not disappointed at the end, I should add that it was the first hostel experience in my life and I was expecting something worse. Well and simply furnished, clean and modern looking hostel, receptionists are kind and helpfull. During my stay I've used the... More

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Mae Sot, Thailand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

I stayed at hostel life for 4 nights. It was easy to find and the hostel is close to main street where many tourist sites are located nearby. The hostel is also close to cafes, restaurants, bars, and small supermarket. It was very convenient to go everywhere. Staffs were very helpful and they were well organized. The facilities like bathrooms... More

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Address: Nevsky 47/1, St. Petersburg 191025, Russia
Location: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vladimir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Life 2*
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