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“Great Location & Excellent Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Babushka House
Austin, Texas, United States
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101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Location & Excellent Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

This hostel has a great location and is an excellent value. I was there in the winter and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The hostel is a little lacking in travelers vibe and tourist assistance. For example they were out of the free tourist city center maps. I had to stop into a nearby hotel to get one. I would stay at this hostel again when I return to the city.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jefre O
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

This hostel is fine. We were not too bothered about staying in a lot and chilling out so it suited us perfectly. The common area is very comfy and the kitchen is lovely but the room was not nice. uncomfortable, hot, no windows. We had booked a double and while the girl at the counter said she would change us and we said yes she never did. It was really weird.

The hostel location is great very accessible, they are happy to store luggage, the bathrooms could do with more attention, there is a washing machine but no place to dry your clothes...

It was perfect for us as we only stayed a couple of days and were gone again. But I wouldn't've been so happy if I was there for longer.

It does advertise itself as a hotel on some sites, it isn't. It is a hostel which tries to have some aspects of a hotel. Don't bother with breakfast. Get it elsewhere. There is constant hot water which is great.

For foreign travellers they will not register you as they say they are a hostel not a hotel. But our hostel in Moscow registered us so check this in advance of travelling just in case this has changed.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ExplorersABC
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Good location for visiting St.Petersburg. Takes approx. 25 mins to walk to the church on the spilled blood. We had a private room. The rooms were clean and the staff friendly. One negative is that the toilets/showers could have been cleaner and the shower curtains really need replacing.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank PaulandKasia
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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

I spent one week at Babushka House and it was not a good experience.

St Petersburg is an expensive city and the prices were very enough for student and backpackers, but the service was terrible, specially the breakfast (milk and bread if you are luck).

The toilet paper has finished at least three times and the staff didn´t really care about it.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank italolbda
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

I live in Moscow and this hostel was recommended by a Russian friend. I booked it for my parents and they were extremely happy with it. They speak no Russian but the staff all had great English and could not have been any more helpful. My parents were impressed with the hostel. I had worried because there were no ensuite facilities but this was not a problem as the place was spotless and there were plenty of toilets and showers for guests. My parents had a twin room which was clean and spacious, a definite bonus considering the temperatures outside! Everything you needed was available and easily accessible. The hostel's location was also great. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kirstyalison
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

I loved this place, the people are so nice, the location is perfect, the price was great (of course it's a hostel). The bed is so comfy for a hostel, I couldn't believe. I recomended to many friends already and will keep doing that, if I come back to St. Petersburg I'd stay there again, great fun!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Natali222
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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

I pay your attention on the fact that in BABUSHKA House Hostel you can't pay with an international credit card as VISA or MASTERCARD and others.
I guess that it is just because the owners forgot to join the international circuits of payment by credit cards and that they will soon solution
the situation for their customers.
I don't really appreciate to have to pay for 2 romms booked for one week with CASH, that made me seriously in trouble and this situation will
condition a new booking at this hostel, but I want to trust that the owners will quickly accept to international credit card payment.
However, lets talk about Babushka House: the hostess were always smiling, very kind and helpfull, talking english, some french, and some spanish
Some of the rooms don't have windows, some do.
The bathrooms and lavatories were always clean and I desserve my special thanks for the staff.
There is a big and usefull kitchen, were you can cook your dinners, and whynot share them with other customer and staff !!!
There is free tea and hot water at evening
the Babushka House is a cool and friendly p;ace were to stay during your visit of "PETER" (St Petersburg)
At the door of the hostel, just crossing the street there is a supermarket where you can find good italian products
and some international among russian food and drinks to help you cooking at the hostel.
I conclude with my special thanks and friendly regards to all the STAFF of Babushka house hostel .
PS: for italian espresso coffee amateurs, don't forget to bring a MOKA caffetiera in your luggage.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank advitametterraenobil
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Additional Information about Babushka House

Property: Babushka House
Address: Vladimirskiy Ave., 14, St. Petersburg 191025, Russia
Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Vladimir
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #310 of 1,501 Speciality Lodging in St. Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Babushka House 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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