4 floor, 5 Kazanskaya st, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hostel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this hostel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This hostel, located in the ?78 area of St. Petersburg, is near Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (Kazansky Sobor), Nevsky Prospekt, and Immanuel Kant's Grave.
Map this hostel

    TravelPod Member ReviewsCubaHostel St. Petersburg

    Reviewed by lionelrishi

    Has old world charm, including bad hospitality

    Reviewed Feb 8, 2011
    by (16 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The hostel is very conveniently located if you want to base yourself in the historic centre, as nearly every site, museum, theatre is within 20 mins
    walking distance.

    It's also situated in a very popular street for dining and drinking, with a lot of pubs, brs and restaurants located on or just off the street in either direction - the quality and price varies, but if you don't plop yourself into the nearest pub or pizza plcae, you'll be laughing - for Vodka, check out the Lenin Bar - to foggy to remember the locaion - that's what google maps are for!

    Walking into the building would probably put off most weekend holiday makers, as it's housed in what for all intents and purposes is a derelict (and what should be condemed) building. This will probably excite those looking for some of Russia past, and when you get to the second floor and enter through the big red door you will not be disappointed.

    The reception area is very small and has a bare bones 50's soviet feel, with a dour recptionist to boot, who will only peer over their monitor briefly, perhaps grunt in acknowledgement then go back to watching some American sitcom over the free wifi.

    Good thing is that they all speak English very well - most of team current or recent students who either studied in England or learnt it to degree level.

    The rooms are quite clean, with only a thin layer of dust found under the beds, very basic furniture - but most of the rooms are brightly decorated and the shwer rooms and WCs are clean - with hot water available through out the day.

    Coffee and Tea making facilities are available i the common room and there is a fridge where you can purchase beer, soft drinks and bottled water from (price for a 500ml beer can was 50Rbs and 500ml water was 30 Rbs).

    The main issue that I had with this place is that the common room tended to be a hangout for the receptionist, her friends and their friends - and although you were free to hangout there too, there usually wasn't much more room, the PCs were always being used for streaming dance music (blasted out at over 100 Dbls). As these locals were also eating up the internet connection bandwidth when it was up (a minor miracle if it was up for more than 1 hour durning my time there) forget trying to use the FREE Wifi on offer.

    These locals also tended to party all night, but didn't seem to want to share in the joviality with anyone else :(

    Location Great, Rooms and Facilities Clean with some limited services available at a cost (Laundry is extortianate at 500 Rbs per a load washed and dried)

    I'd probably only stay here again if there were no other hostels available for the price

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews CubaHostel St. Petersburg

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg - the insider tour...on foot

    A travel blog entry by cherylrego on Sep 07, 2011

    2 photos

    ... the Yusupov Palace, built by one of the richest families in the city who were linked to the Romanov royal family. It housed one of the finest private art collections, was unbelievably opulent, with a ballroom, their own concert hall, and private theatre where ballets and operas were performed and beautiful receiving rooms and apartments belonging to the family. It was also known for one of the most fascinating and ...

    Russia's Greatest Love Machine

    A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey on Jun 30, 2011


    ... br> It started so innocently. (doesn't it always?)

    We had our class this afternoon at the apartment-museum of explorer Kozlov. He was an associate of Przeawlski (he of horse fame) and the museum was an interesting little place. After the tour, two of the girl sidled up to me, and whispering behind their guidebooks made the following proposition: "We're...we're thinking of the..." - voices lower further - "the ...

    Pie Making and night walks

    A travel blog entry by zoebuck on Feb 09, 2011

    6 comments, 7 photos

    ... up again and went out for a walk with Irena my room mate. I also bought a hat, I needed to as it was -10 outside which I can assure you makes your ears start to hurt after not very long, so thanks Andrew - I should have brought your hat, but never mind!

    We went for a little walk over to Catherine the Great, then to a puddings/coffee shop where I had a hot chocolate and piece of cake, and I talked to Irena about Russia and she told me about ...