PITERSTAY HOSTEL IN ST. PETERSBURG Britnee Johnston August 26 Lodging, Reviews, Russia, Travel Dorm Room Amenities Pricing Location 4.0Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)Piterstay Hostel is the place to be for a budget stay in the tourist-crowded city of Saint Petersburg. Just around the block from main sights such as the Hermitage and the Church of Savior on Spilled Blood, the hostel is also surrounded by a wonderful variety of restaurants and bars that will keep those who can afford it very content. Saint Petersburg was a dazzling city full of historic sights and a vibrant night life and no matter what you’re there to visit, this hostel provides a nicely-situated home base. Here’s how Piterstay Hostel was during our stay there, our last stop in Russia. Dorm Room: Our dorm was an eight-bed room that turned into a private room for us as we never had any roommates over our two night stay. For that reason, our stay was much more quiet and private than expected. We were surprised it wasn’t busier since the hostel was in such a great location. The room itself was very clean and the beds comfortable. There was air-conditioning but we never needed it as temperatures were mild during our stay. We did leave the window open at night and noise was never an issue because of the hostel’s location on an inner courtyard. The door to our room also locked securely, so we were happy for the extra level of security when leaving belongings behind for the day. Amenities: PiterStay Hostel had free and fast wifi available throughout the hostel and in our room. The communal kitchen was quite small, but looked clean and well supplied with everything needed to cook a meal for oneself. There was one toilet with a shower as well as a separate single shower room and additional toilet, all of which were spotlessly clean. There was also lockers available for use in the main hallway. Pricing: It was a great deal to only pay 2,000 Rubles total for two nights in such a big, busy city. This was the price for a dorm room, even though it turned out to be a private room for us. Location: Located in a gated apartment complex and with little instruction after booking online, we had some difficulty first finding our way inside. We happened to get to the gate at the same time as a resident who let us in and pointed us in the right direction–the hostel is on the back-left side of the courtyard when entering the gate. There was another exterior door there on which we entered the code 33 to buzz Piterstay to let us in. Once the staff provided us with keys of our own, it was much easier to come and go. Like I said earlier, this hostel was in a great location, being just a few minutes walk to the main sights of St. Petersburg and about a five minute walk to the nearest metro station. Next hostel on our route: ELIASSEN RORBUER IN LOFTED ISLANDS, NORWAY.