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Reviewed 23 September 2011

This hostel is located on the street where Fyodor Dostoevsky lived, just round from a canal, and is a quiet place to stay that's safe and secure.

The receptionist was average by Russian standards in terms of friendliness, and the décor of the place could have been improved, but the hostel did what it said on the tin. It was clean enough, the communal showers etc were fine with good hot running water, and the beds were comfortable. The hostel doesn't have that much character but offers a good place to get a decent rest, for a good price.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
2  Thank streviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

Good pace if you don`t want to spend a lot of money. The neighbourhood it's no the best, but has a supermarket two blocks away. Eitherwise, you can walk for about 10 minutes and get Nevsky Prospekt or St Isaac Cathedral.
The hostel it's allright. All the things that wrote the other writer here are almoust solved. Free wi-fi in hall and rooms. Bathrooms and shower are not the best, but clean always. We do not recomend to left food in the fridge. We had a bad experience, but it could be just bad luck.
The building has a bad aspect, it's old, but the Hostel it's so much better in the inside. If you can, get the 201 room, it's the best one for two persons, with the bathrooms in front of it, and the showers just a few steps away.
Strange, but we only saw teen russian tourist, but they were not too noisy.
The staff in reception speak a little english, but are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2010

We booked into Hostel Griboedova 71 during our St Petersburg stay. One of the main reasons we chose this hostel was because it is centrally located. At the time of our booking there were not many hostels to choose from.

At first we had difficulty finding the hostel. On Hostelworld.com (Where I made the booking) they show a picture of a building overlooking a canal. But when we eventually located the building the entrance was on the other side. It was misleading as I have subsequently discovered with everything else.

When we arrived at the hostel it was under construction. Builders were busy everywhere and the noise was terrible. Then there was a problem with our booking. We booked a double room and this was not available. So we ended up in a 3 bed dorm for the price of a private room. What really upset us was that we lost the 10% deposit paid on Hostelworld.com. They told us that they lose 10% because it is going to Hostelworld. We need to pay it. We objected and they phoned the owner who said exactly the same thing. I am not blaming the people working there as they are only doing as they are told.

We didn't want to be stranded for 4 nights so we paid the full amount plus the 10%. But I did contact Hostelworld.com afterwards and mentioned this in my review of the hostel.

When we looked for the guest kitchen it did not exist. Again, they advertised a kitchen on the site and it was not there. Breakfast was also not included as we were told. They also advertised WIFI which did not exist.

The bathrooms and toilets were dirty. While we were there we heard other people shouting at the management. They were clearly upset about the facilities.

In all fairness maybe this hostel opened its doors when they were not ready. Maybe they have everything fixed now, I don't know. But personally I won't stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 March 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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