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191002, Saint-Petersburg, ulitsa Lomonosova, 3

Our brand new Friends by Gostiny Dvor hotel is situated on Ulitsa Lomonosova, just a few minutes’ walk from Sadovaya, Nevsky Prospekt and Gostiny Dvor. We offer 22 comfortable rooms with en-suite facilities (shower and toilet) and a bespoke design with a unique friendly atmosphere.

191023, Saint-Petersburg, Griboedov channel, 19

Hotel Friends by the House of Books has something to impress its guests! Truly excellent location, incredible views of Griboedov Canal and Church on the Spilled Blood, modern and colorful design, 18 cozy rooms, some of which have their own bathroom facilities! All of those and even more you will find in this great hostel!

191002, Saint-Petersburg, ulitsa Lomonosova, 3

Friends Loft hotel has been opened in July 2016. It is located in the attic of the historical house on Lomonosov street, right above the Friends by Gostiny Dvor . All 32 rooms are private and have their own bathroom facilities. There is also a large common room where all the guests can relax, cook simple meals, socialize and make new friends!

191023, Saint-Petersburg, Bankovsky pereulok, 3

A fantastic location -  just moments away from Nevsky Prospekt, several metro stations and all the most famous sights of the city and a superb friendly atmosphere are the two biggest draws of Friends on Bankovsky. With helpful staff, innovative design and a great price to quality ratio, it’s no wonder that it is so popular among travellers.

191119, St Petersburg, ulitsa Dostoevskogo, 36

There is a new Friends hostel on Dostoevskogo street now, which guarantees excellent service, comfortable rooms, reasonable prices and and new acquaintances. Surely this hostel has something to impress one sophisticated traveller, most of all with its design and wonderful price/quality ratio.

191002, St Petersburg, nab. reki Fontanki, 59

"Friends on Fontanka" is one of the largest hotels in our network. There are nearly 100 modern and comfortable en-suite rooms, a cozy cafe and a conference room for up to 20 people. The hotel is located in the very center of St Petersburg, next to the famous Big Drama Theater on the Fontanka River embankment.

191014, Saint-Petersurg, Liteiny prospect, 61, 2nd floor, appt.7

In July 2014, there was another new addition to the Friends hostels family, as a brand new hostel opened its doors on Liteiny Prospekt. Eye-catching and cosy, the hostel offers great value for money and is very friendly. There are not many rooms – just 12 in total – but they include eight- and ten-bed dorms, and private rooms with shared or en-suite bathrooms.

191025, Saint-Petersurg, Nevsky prospect, 106, 5th floor, appt.7

What could be a better than getting to know St Petersburg while staying on its world-famous main avenue? The location is fantastic, with the bright lights and beautiful sights of the city all around, while the hotel itself is provides a uniquely friendly atmosphere in a delightful historic building with just 13 rooms. 

191007, St Petersburg, Griboedov channel emb., 60

Friends on Sennaya is a contemporary and stylish new hostel in the very centre of St. Petersburg, on the banks of the Griboyedov Canal. It offers clean shared and private rooms with comfortable beds, two living rooms with kitchens, free WiFi, and shared showers and toilets.


St Petersburg, Vosstaniya street, 11

Our biggest hostel is located in a beautifully converted historic building just a short walk from the Moscow Station and city's main avenue, Nevsky Prospekt. The hostel offers both private rooms and multi-bunk dorms with all possible comforts and facilities. The dorms give incredible value for money and are the lowest priced beds at any of our hotels.

191025, St Petersburg, Nevsky prospekt, 112.

Friends Smart is a stylish and modern economy class hotel in the very center of St. Petersburg, located on Nevsky Prospect, near the Moscow Railway Station. It consists of 26 rooms spread over two floors. All rooms are separate, some of them have their own bathroom facilities.

Calling all passionate travellers!

Welcome to Friends, a collective of hostels in St Petersburg, Russia’s dazzling cultural capital that offers you a totally new and social way to spend your time in St Petersburg. Friends is the biggest chain of youth hostels in St Petersburg and in Russia, but our real secret is our staff: experienced world travellers who, like you, are eager to meet people from all over the world and who understand the needs visitors to this wonderful city will have.

As our name suggests, Friends hostels are a place to meet and get to knowlike-minded travellers as well as local staff, a place to share experiences and, perhaps most importantly of all, a safe and comfortable sleeping option in a city that we know can seem a little challenging to first time visitors! We like to think of our hostels as a cosy refuge from the outside world!

All our hostels are centrally located, just a short walk from Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg’s famous main avenue, meaning that you will always feel right in the middle of the action. When our first hostel in St Petersburg opened in 2006, hostels were still a fairly unknown quantity in Russia: we used our experiences travelling in Western Europe as a basis for what hostels in Russia needed to be; no longer just functional, cold places to stay for as little money as possible, but a really warm and friendly home from home for people who want to get as much as possible out of their visit to St Petersburg without having to spend too much money. At the moment Friends hostels can only be found in St Petersburg, but there are plans to expand the network to other cities in Russia – watch this space!

So if you’re looking for a unique and exciting way to discover St Petersburg, then look no further than Friends, a place for travellers run by travellers in the heart of Russia’s simmering cultural capital.