Friends Hostel - Griboedova Reviews
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Excellent location, walkable distance to almost all tourist attractions, like the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, and of course the Nesvkey Prospect. Close to metro station and many 24-hours restaurants, easy connection to major bus terminal and airport. But it is a bit to hard to find at first as you will need to pass through a not so obvious arch (typical building features in Russia but rarely seen in my country). Staffs are nice and very helpful. Their good English will make you feel ease
Avoid this place at all costs!! the room smells so awful that I couldn't wait to leave this place. was also charged 100 rb for the bedding, which they said it's free in the description. no tea or coffee either. laundry is also 100rb , which they said it's free in the description. some of the guests are not very welcoming either, some stuff are a bit rude too.
I stayed at Friends for 2 nights in double bed private room. It was worth to stay over here! Very close to metro station and Nevski Prospeck. There were tons of cafe in this area where you could spoil yourself every corner on the street with nice coffee! Only one thing that I rarely found from this hostel was 'hospitable smile' from the staffs. Anyway, I recommend this place!!