Friends by the House of Books
191023, St Petersburg, Griboedov channel, 19
Contacts of the hostel:
Hotel on the map
How to get from:
Exit from the Metro turn right - along Nevsky Prospekt, go across the bridge over Griboedov Canal at a pedestrian crossing and when you rich the entrance of the House of Books (Zinger House), turn right. Walk about 100 meters along Griboedov Canal to the entrance of the building №19 (the brown front door, with a writing in a top semicircular niche 'А Недвижимость'). Go up to the 5th floor. Welcome to the 'Friends'!
CAUTION! In case of arrival after 23:00 the front door can be closed. Please contact the receptionist on duty at tel. +7 931 307 7668.
Take the bus or minibus 39 from outside the terminal building to the Moskovskaya metro station. Take the metro from here directly to Nevsky Prospekt station (direct on line 1, in the direction of Parnas). Takethe 'Griboyedov Canal' exit. Thereafter see the section How to get from the Metro.
From inside the station building itself, follow the ‘M’ signs into the Mayakovskaya metro station. Take Line 3 (the green line) in the direction of Primorskaya just one stop to Gostiny Dvor station, where you should take the ‘Griboyedov Canal’ exit. Thereafter see the section How to get from the Metro.
Leaving the Ladozhskiy railway station’s main exit, enter the Ladozhskaya metro station. Take the Metro from Ladozhskaya to Spasskaya, then cross over to Sennaya Ploschad and take one stop to Nevsky Prospekt station, where you should take the ‘Griboyedov Canal’ exit. Thereafter see the section How to get from the Metro.
Hotel 'Friends by the House of Books' is located in the historical building next to the famous House of Zinger. All the main city’s attractions are literally just a short stroll away! It is enough to make just a few steps and you will get to the entrance of the House of Books, on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and the Griboedov Canal. Here, in the spring and summer months, on a small wharf, you can buy a ticket for a boat excursion to take a tour through the channels of St Petersburg, the city, which also known as North Venice. And if you cross Nevsky Prospekt, here you are - in front of the magnificent building of the Kazan Cathedral. If to turn right on Nevsky Prospect, then within just a 10-minute walk you can reach the city’s central square - Palace Square, where the famous Hermitage is situated.
If you’ll choose to walk from the hotel entrance along the Griboedov Canal and away from Nevsky Prospect, then after a few hundred meters you will find yourself at the walls of impressive for its beauty and size, the Savior on the Spilled Blood cathedral.
- House of Zinger, Nevsky Prospekt – 75m
- The Kazan Cathedral – 100m
- Gostiny Dvor Shopping Centre – 300m
- The Russian Museum – 300m
- Church on the Spilled Blood – 450m
- Field of Mars – 800m
- Palace Square and Neva river embankment – 900m
- The Hermitage – 1000m
- Summer garden – 1000m
- St Isaac’s Cathedral – 1200m
- The Mariinsky Theatre – 2300m
- Moscow railway station - 2100m
Nearest Metro station:
Gostiny Dvor / Nevsky Prospekt - Griboedov canal exit – 100m
What was here before:
The house belonged to a merchant Stepan Ivanovich Krundyshevu. There once was located apartment house, rebuilt in 1875-1876 by architect A. Ivanov.