St.Petersburg’s best and worst hotels and hostels 2015
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/Hotels.com.
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 Booking.com, Expedia.com and Hotels.com 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.
Booking.com uses 10-point scale reviews, and Expedia/Hotels.com – 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
|Apartment Hotel Nevsky 150||100|
|Simple Hostel Gorokhovaya||100|
|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|
|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|
|Tuchkov at the Palace||95|
|Kvartira N 4 Ginza Project||95|
St. Petersburg hotels and hostels of with the lowest guest rating
|Samsonov Hotel on Marata||44|
|STN Apartments near Hermitage||44|
|Belye Nochi Hotel||51|
|Mini-otel Chernyakhovskogo 29||52|
|Laweran Nevsky 96||53|
|Svarog Film Hotel||54|
|Samsonov Hotel on Goncharnaya||56|
|Sonata on Lomonosova||56|
|ALTBURG on Grecheskiy||56|
|Rinaldi Poetic – B&B||56|
|Petrograd na Zhukovskogo 39||56|
|Rinaldi at Moscovsky Prospect 20||57|
|STN Apartments near Moscow Railway Station||58|
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.