St.Petersburg’s best and worst hotels and hostels 2015

By on December 30, 2015
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By the onset of 2016, we decided to prepare rankings of the best and worst hotels and hostels in St. Petersburg. The rankings are based on verified reviews from real travelers left on world’s leading hotel reservation systems Booking and Expedia/

A popular site Tripadvisor had been excluded from the analysis due to the possible presence of false reviews on it. For the same reason we excluded gaining popularity hotel metasearch engine Trivago. Sophisticated, non-transparent review ranking generation algorithm as well as the reputation of the system’s primary data cause us some doubts.

On, and only a registered user who has booked, paid and stayed at the property can leave a review. Upon the stay, the guest receives a unique link by clicking on which he or she can give a score and/or leave a comment. With such procedure, the probability of false reviews is minimized. uses 10-point scale reviews, and Expedia/ –  5-point. To facilitate comparison, we have converted all the scores into percentages, where 100% of the maximum possible review rating.

It should be mentioned that if the hotel or hostel is not listed on any of the sites analyzed by us or if it is not available for booking in 2016, even in off-peak dates, it is excluded from our analysis.

St. Petersburg hotels and hostels with the highest guest rating

Property Rating
Apartment Hotel Nevsky 150 100
Simple Hostel Gorokhovaya 100
BedAndBike Marata 99
Alexander House 98
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg 98
The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel 98
Guest House u Lvinogo mostika 98
Simple Hostel Nevsky 97
Fall In Love Hostel 97
Sofia Hostel 97
Kamerdiner Hotel 97
Assol MiniHotel 97
Hotel Vtoroy Dom 97
Rocco Forte Astoria Hotel 96
Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg – Tchaikovskogo 96
Trezzini Palace Hotel 96
Pushka Inn Hotel 96
Grand Canyon Hotel 96
Pushka Inn Hotel 96
Emily Guest house 96
Apple Hostel Spb 96
Hostel Vladimir 96
Life Saint-Petersburg 96
Racing Paradise 96
Tuchkov at the Palace 95
Artefact 95
Kvartira N 4 Ginza Project 95
Family Hotel 95
March Hare 95


St. Petersburg hotels and hostels of with the lowest guest rating

Property Rating
Mini-hotel Formula 43
Samsonov Hotel on Marata 44
STN Apartments near Hermitage 44
Baltiyskaya Hotel 48
Ostrov Hostel 49
Hostel Petrodom 51
Belye Nochi Hotel 51
Dom Kumovicha 52
Mini-otel Chernyakhovskogo 29 52
Laweran Nevsky 96 53
Hotel TSIPK 53
Svarog Film Hotel 54
Hostel N12 54
Vasileostrovskiy Hotel 55
Samsonov Hotel on Goncharnaya 56
Sonata on Lomonosova 56
ALTBURG on Grecheskiy 56
Rinaldi Poetic – B&B 56
Petrograd na Zhukovskogo 39 56
Hostel Elena 57
Rinaldi at Moscovsky Prospect 20 57
STN Apartments near Moscow Railway Station 58
Champagne 58
Gostinica Okolica 59


This post is intended to serve as an aid in selecting the best place to stay in St. Petersburg. However, it is important to bear in mind that reviews and evaluation of hotel are subjective characteristics. Every traveler has particular expectations of quality of service and ambience. Evaluation is also sensitive to the price paid. For example, if you booked a hotel during the period of discounts paying only half the regular price, you are likely to leave a better review. Therefore, when choosing a hotel or hostel, we recommend not just focus on guest ratings but also carefully read your room and facilities descriptions, the list of services provided, the terms of booking and cancellation policy. More about how to avoid common mistakes in choosing place to stay in Saint Petersburg read in this article.

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