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TravelPod Member ReviewsPilau Hostel St. Petersburg
The staff were polite and very helpful, the room I was in was basic but comfortable, if a little hot and humid, however street noise could be quite intrusive, but the shower, bathroom and kitchen facilities were very good and well maintained. Don't be put off by the entrance hall to the apartments when you are buzzed into the building, once you get to the apartment upstairs it does get a lot better!
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... clenching the dashboard that is. She dropped me off at the hostel, I made my bed, face timed me mum and had a lil power nap, as I was completely spaced out. When I woke up, I randomly & completely by chance bumped into Rosy in the lounge, who was just about to set off back to Moscow, ill see her again there. I then toddled off for what was meant to be a quick wander around, which turned into a right mission trying to find all the sights. I eventually ...
... various old religious artifacts in the cathedral. And they were serious too. Some were even crying. In one corner I saw the tomb belonging to a famous Russian general and on the walls were keys to seventeen cities and eight fortresses that were brought by the victorious Russian army from Europe and placed in the cathedral in 1815. Totally cool!
Our last stop of the day was the beautifully renovated Church of ...
... least it wasn't raining. It took us roughly half an hour to reach our hostel. Everything was not easy when it comes to Cyrillic. We waited outside the hostel for almost 20 minutes before a guy came out apologetically saying he was aslept. Well, that's understandable, it's only 6-ish in the morning...... Since someone was sleeping on the only sofa in the common room, we rested in the kitchen where we had our breakfast and power-naps. We finally set off at about half ...
... of the city, across the Neva from the Hermitage. On the way there, we passed the impressive St. Peter and Paul Fortress with the tall gold spire, the tallest structure in the city; we will be visiting there in a couple of days.
We settled in at the hotel and decided to venture out into the city. The Winter Palace and the Hermitage was only a 15 minute walk and barely around the corner, the view of the stunning complex across the ...
... path toward the gulf we encountered our first Russian squirrel. Russians are apparently very fond of their squirrels which are red in the summer but develop grey coats over the winter, This particular specimen was still in transition with a grey tail and streak down the back.
At the end of the path, right on the gulf is a lovely little palace and associated gardens called Monplaisir. This palace is ...