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Friends by the House of Books

City-center guesthouse, steps from Kazan Cathedral

  • Free WiFi
From
S$20

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Griboedov channel,19, St. Petersburg, 191023, Russia
8.4.Very good.
  • Superb location in the heart of St Petersburg, short walk to shops, cafes, metro and Church on the Spilt Blood and other attractions. Staff spoke excellent English and were…

    May 28, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Feel at home

  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In St. Petersburg City Centre
  • Kazan Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - 5 min walk
  • DLT - 6 min walk
  • Mikhailovsky Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Brodsky House Museum - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Superior Triple Room, Private Bathroom, City View
  • Superior Triple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Triple Room, Shared Bathroom, City View
  • Standard Triple Room, Shared Bathroom, Canal View
  • Standard Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Triple Room, Shared Bathroom (Small Window)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In St. Petersburg City Centre
  • Kazan Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - 5 min walk
  • DLT - 6 min walk
  • Mikhailovsky Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Brodsky House Museum - 4 min walk
  • Arkady Raykin Variety Theater - 5 min walk
  • Great Gostiny Dvor - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Pulkovo Airport (LED) - 26 min drive
  • Vitebsky Station - 28 min walk
  • Moscow Station - 29 min walk
  • Finland Station - 5 min drive
  • Nevsky Prospekt Station - 2 min walk
  • Gostiny Dvor Station - 7 min walk
  • Admiralteyskaya Station - 9 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Griboedov channel,19, St. Petersburg, 191023, Russia

At a glance

Size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*
  • Russian citizens: Adults (aged 14 and over) must present a valid internal passport at check-in (international Russian passports and driver's licenses are not accepted). Birth certificates must be presented for all Russian children (aged under 14) at check-in. If a Russian relative or legal guardian (rather than a parent) is traveling in Russia with a child under 14, that relative or legal guardian is also required to present documentation certifying authority to accompany child at check-in. Non-Russian citizens: Adults and children must present a valid passport, visa, and migration card at check-in.

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A mandatory registration fee of RUB 250 per person, per stay for non-Russian citizens is charged at this property

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of RUB 1100 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Policies

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash.

This property charges a fee for luggage storage before check-in and after check-out.
Per property policy, unaccompanied minors younger than age 18 should present a notarized permission letter from a parent or guardian. A birth certificate should be presented for children younger than age 14. Additional check-in policies apply.

Also known as

  • Friends House Books Hotel St. Petersburg
  • Friends by the House of Books Guesthouse
  • Friends by the House of Books St. Petersburg
  • Friends by the House of Books Guesthouse St. Petersburg
  • Friends House Books St. Petersburg
  • Friends House Books Hotel
  • Friends House Books

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Friends by the House of Books does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Friends by the House of Books.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include City Grill (3-min walk), Namaste (4-min walk), and Biblioteka (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is RUB 1100 per vehicle one way.
  • Recommended spots to visit include Kazan Cathedral (3-min walk) and Mikhailovsky Theatre (4-min walk), along with Brodsky House Museum (4-min walk) and Arkady Raykin Variety Theater (5-min walk).
8.4.Very good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    сплошной обман и надувательство

    только после оплаты апартаментов, выясняется, что это чердачное помещение и подниматься по узкой лестнице надо на 6 этаж пешком,что туалет и душевая одна на 6 комнат. что горячая вода доходит с трудом.

    TATYANA, 2 night trip with friends, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    В целом всё было хорошо. Отличное местоположение отеля, замечательный персонал, чистое постельное бельё. Из минусов: не очень удобная обстановка с санузлом, пятый этаж без лифта, духота и оставить багаж можно только платно.

    Daria, 1 night family trip, Nov 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    가성비 좋은 숙소

    방 형태였고(화장실은 안에) 부엌이랑 거실은 쉐어. 위치는 최상 걸어서 왠만한 광광지 다 가고 완전 중심지 서비스는 좋았는데 체크아웃이 빨라서 가방을 맡기는데 50루블 추가 요금 도시세 250?인가 추가요금 있고 5층인데 엘베 고장 그것빼고는 가성비 진짜 좋았음

    GAYOUNG, 2 night romance trip, Sep 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    立地がとにかく素晴らしい。 主要な観光地は徒歩圏内で、地下鉄も徒歩5分程度。ウォーターサーバーもあり、部屋やシャワールームも清潔。この値段でこのクオリティはすごいと思います。

    1 night trip, Sep 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fargerikt og fint midt i St Petersburg.

    Artig og hyggelig midt i St Petersburg. Hostel med høy standardform rene bad. Kul innredning og et trivelig oppholdsrom med spektakulær utsikt overbygning og løkkuplene.

    1 night trip, Aug 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Établissement très agréable ,très bon accueil ,sanitaire toujours impeccable malgré qu’il soit commun ,terrasse avec vue sur l’église St sauveur très plaisante ,deux petites précisions néanmoins ,l’hotel est au 5ieme étage sans ascenseur et dans la chambre 14,pas de fenêtre mais un très grand vasistas à 3m de haut qui ne s’ouvre pas Je recommande fortement

    4 night trip, Aug 24, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Незабываемые воспоминания

    Господа (товарищи)! Если вы желаете окунуться в прошлое и провести время в экстремальных условиях, я очень советую гостиницу (чердак) "Друзья у Дома Книги" на канале Грибоедова. Ваши впечатления будут незабываемы! Вы поднимаетесь с чемоданами на 5 (или 6) этаж без лифта (!!!!) (очень рекомендую для здоровья людям после 60 лет и с букетом болячек или без них, всего 166 ступенек) и получаете комнату (закуток) с двухэтажной кроватью тюремного образца (нары). Если повезёт, в комнате будет окно. Понятно, что ни туалета ни, тем более, душа нет. Они находятся на 5 этаже. Там 2 туалета и 3 душевые кабинки без разделения по полу с просьбой пользоваться не более 7 минут. В душе есть шампунь (на стене). Свои принадлежности надо держать в зубах (полок нет). В так называемом "лобби"есть маленькая холодильная камера в которой нет места для всех постояльцев -18 камер (комнат). Никакой возможности для стирки. Очень приятно после знакомства с таким прекрасным городом проведя весь день на ногах взобраться из последних сил на чердачный этаж и забраться на нары в пропотевшем белье и без душа. Прелесть! Именно об этом мечтал ещё Пётр 1. А вообще очень стыдно и обидно, что в такой великой стране, в таком прекрасном городе не думают о людях, только нажива любыми способами. Просто позор!

    Boris, 7 night romance trip, Jun 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Останавливаемся там уже второй раз. Расположение отличное, в центре. Все в пешей доступности. Персонал отличный! Приветливый, поможет если есть вопросы. Соотношение цена/качество -10/10. Всегда чисто, уютно. Советую!!

    Kseniia, 2 night romance trip, May 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Довольны!

    Все отлично. В самом центре за скромную сумму максимум комфорта! Пожелание: отремонтируйте лифт и очередь бронирования к Вам будет за полгода!

    Vitaliy, 5 night trip with friends, Feb 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Väldigt trevlig och hjälpsam personal. Bra utrymmen för att fixa sin egen frukost eller beställa från receptionen, mitt i stan så ett tips är att ladda hem Gett appen för att kunna beställa taxi på egen hand. Det är nära till mycket men det blir långa promenader och taxi är väldigt billigt. Blandat med par och familjer.

    Mikael, 3 night trip with friends, Feb 14, 2019

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