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Friends by the House of Books, St. Petersburg

2.5-star2.5 stars
Griboedov channel,19, St. Petersburg, 191023, Russia

City-center hotel, steps from Kazan Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
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From 9 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Great place to stay with a super convenient location. Our private room was small but nice…Oct 7, 2018
  • Service was great, everyone was very helpful. The bathrooms and rooms were clean. Rooms…May 27, 2018

Friends by the House of Books, St. Petersburg

from $28
  • 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 Friends by the House of Books, St. Petersburg

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Kazan Cathedral (2-minute walk)
  • Mikhailovsky Theatre (2-minute walk)
  • Arkady Raykin Variety Theater (2-minute walk)
  • Brodsky House Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Great Gostiny Dvor (3-minute walk)
  • DLT (3-minute walk)
  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (5-minute walk)

Getting around

  • St. Petersburg (LED-Pulkovo) - 38 min drive
  • Vitebsky Station - 28 min walk
  • Moskovsky Station - 28 min walk
  • St. Petersburg Finlandski Station - 5 min drive
  • Nevsky Prospekt Station - 2 min walk
  • Gostiny Dvor Station - 7 min walk
  • Admiralteyskaya Station - 9 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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. Foreign citizens: Adults and children must present a valid passport, visa, and migration card at check-in.

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Terrace

In the room

Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Friends by the House of Books, St. Petersburg’s small print

Also known as

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


This property charges a fee for luggage storage before check-in and after check-out. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

Mandatory fees

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 foreign citizens is charged at this property.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between RUB 120 and RUB 250 for adults, and RUB 120 and RUB 250 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of RUB 1100 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 54 reviews

Poor 2.0
The worst hostel in Moscow
There is no hot water in the bathroom after middle night. And the always lack of bathroom tissues in the WC. Have to check out five days earlier and got no refund. The worst experience in Mosco
fang, us7 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous place
Loved it!
us5 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location, but beware 130 steps
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 very helpful. The room was very comfortable with a small wardrobe and table. Shared bathroom and kitchen were spotless. Free filtered water, games. The only downside: the hostel is on the 5th floor, up 130 steps. The lift is like the one in Big Bang Theory: permanently inoperable. We would happily stay here again.
Peter, auRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic stay
Amazing location, able to walk to all the main sights. Staff were very friendly, check in was easy and the room was really nice. The water fountain and mini kitchen was also very useful. Only downside was that it was quite noisy at night as the floors are wooden and there is no lift for 8 floors if mobility is an issue.
Suzanne, gbRomance trip

Friends by the House of Books, St. Petersburg

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