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Street Chaykovskogo, 37, St Petersburg, Russia

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141 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 62%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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I have stayed in dozens of hostels and this is the first I did not like. One staff member was very nice however the other was not. Zero atmosphere. Lights always off and very quiet. No common room, no music, no interaction with other guests. There are a few great bars on the street, the only good point. Long walk ( 30-40 min ) to Palace Square but good location for Helsinki Rail Station. The toilets were clean but the shower was dirty. I did feel safe and the beds were comfortable.


Small cozy place.Staff are very courteous and easy-going and really make you feel at home.Dorms are very spacious, with power points,free lockers( no need for your own padlock),and very comfortable beds.Very clean and quiet,central location and reasonably priced.


We never found the hostel, though we had payed the reservation fee and announced our arrival time NO ONE answered the phone! And the guidance on the hostelworld site is really contradictory. None of the local Café workers, near the address, even knew the place. I'm not even sure does this place exist or is it just a fraud. Don't Go if you don't know where it is.


Disappointed by the management. Not the same atmosphere than that described in the previous posts. Unwelcoming ( no good morning , no tourist advice...).


The hostel was very comfortable and clean. It is not far from the metro as well. So i would reccomend this hostel


Nice hostel, good location, washing machine and free basic breakfast, overall a decent clean hostel. Hostel was pretty empty while we stayed so it didn't have a lot of atmosphere.


We met two personel in the hostel. The one with short hair behaves us like we are not a customer but people who she doesnt like. We felt ourselves very strange with her unsymphatetic behviours. The other girl was always smiling and helping. In hostel, there is no locker service but check-in time is quite late which is 2 pm and if you come to city with train and so early, there is nothing you can do with your luggages. Hostel is full of mosquitos and there is no spray for it.

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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