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Friends Hostel on Griboedova
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

The hostel is quite ok, it is safe, well located and well equipped.
Staff speaks good english but I didn't find them quite helpful in finding those nice hidden places to have a bite to eat or a drink like a local... Maps that were available were only in russian. As others have said, the hostel has a low ratio of foreign backpackers compared to the amount of russians staying there.
It is a good place to leave your stuff for the day, go out sightseeing and then comeback to sleep because their is a lack of backpacker environment in the living room.
It was a nice place to stay but not if you are looking to get to know backpackers from all over the world.
The free russian cookies and free coffee were a quite nice touch to a kitchen that only had a microwave so cooking wasn't possible.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank V N
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

The place is clean, safe, close to major sights, and has a helpful enough staff. So it certainly does the trick for a stay in St. Petersburg. But I do agree with the other reviewer - there were large groups that traveled here that could be loud at times.
Also - there were hostel trips planned which were never promoted or told to me while staying there. I just heard second hand about how awesome the trip was from a guest - when I inquired about possibly getting in on it the next time I got a head shake. Not sure what that was about.
Lastly, be aware if you are staying in a room with 2 single beds.... some of the rooms have only one bed and a pull out couch. That's fine but we were never told about that and were charged the same as if we were in a room that had two legit beds.

Room Tip: Be aware if you are staying in a room with 2 single beds.... some of the rooms have only one bed and a pull out couch. That's fine but we were never told about that and were charged the same as if we were in a room that had two legit beds.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank travels35
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Extermely good location on Nevski Prospect. Walking distance to all touristic places in the centre. The place is clean and modern and staff speaks english. I only found the sphere not great. Not a lot 'backpackers' mainly russians and people in big groups. A lot of noise.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Chris1989_R
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2017
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Room Tip: Нужно учесть, что кухня может оказаться далековато от номера, если это важно. Хотя холодильники и в коридоре есть
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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