"PILAU" hostel is a winner of All-Russian mini-hotel contest "Zolotoy Cluchik" ("Golden Key") - 2009" in the cathegory "Best Russian hotel of budget-class (hostel)".
The awards ceremony was held in St. Petersburg, the Smolny Cathedral.
Public vocational award in the small hotel business "Golden Key" is an independent public award. It is awarded for the contribution of mini-hotels in the tourism in general, their participation in the development of tourist relations and events in Russia, as well as for outstanding professional achievements and significant projects in the market of small means of accommodation
Mini-hotel "PILAU" on Rubinshteyna Street placed in the historical centre of Saint Petersburg 5 minutes walk from Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue of Saint Petersburg, and 2 minutes walk from the Dostoevskay / Vladimirskaya metro station. You can get to us from Moscow Train Station by metro (just one stop) or 15 minutes walk. You can also take one metro stop from Vitebskiy Train Station or 10 minutes walk.
Important cultural and historical places of interest such as Kazan Cathedral, the State Hermitage Museum, Dvortzovaya Square ( where main city celebrations take place), Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, the Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky (An Engineer) Castle, the State Russian Museum, the Admiralty, St. Isaac's Cathedral and others are all within walking distance.
"PILAU" is surrounded by a great number of cafes, pubs, night clubs, theatres and restaurants of every taste and range of prices. There is 24-hours inexpensive supermarket not far from the Hostel.
We offer comfortable accommodation in 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-bedded rooms. A toilet and shower are in a room or conveniently located on each floor. Three of our NEW 4-bedded rooms with TV have lower beds with 140x200 mattress (rooms can be booked for 5 or 6 persons) . We also have one room with a double bed.
In February - March 2008 all "PILAU" premises have been fully refurbished. All rooms have been equipped with new double-glazed windows and anti-mosquitoes netting.
In spite of the fact that some rooms have their toilets outside, on each floor, nobody experience discomfort about that, because we have 7 showers, 8 toilets and 12 washbasins, all brand new, for just 52 people staying with us.
Everyone in a room gets their own personal reading light, so you can read without disturbing or being disturbed by other residents.
"PILAU" Hostel is designed for both Russian and foreign tourists, travelling individually or in groups. Registration is available for all our visitors in officially prescribed manner.
* Self-service kitchen;
* Micro-wave oven;
* Electric kettle;
* Individual safe deposit for valuables;
* Iron/Ironing Board;
* FREE, UNLIMITED Internet Access and Skype on Hostel's PCs;
* FREE WI-FI Internet;
* FREE coffee, tea, sugar;
* FREE linen and a towel;
* FREE luggage room.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Reading Light
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT
By public transport take bus or mini-bus ('marshrytka'), or take a taxi, to Moscovskaya metro station.
Then take the METRO train to the Vladimirskaya / Dostoevskaya metro station and then WALK TO THE HOSTEL .
FROM THE RAILWAY STATION
About 15 minutes walk from Moscow Railway Station to the PILAU or take a train from the Ploshad Vosstanya/Mayakovskaya METRO station to Vladimirskaya/Dostoevskaya metro Then WALK TO THE HOSTEL .
Vitebskiy Train Station from the Pushkinskaya METRO station take a train to Vladimirskaya/Dostoevskaya metro. Then get to the WALK TO THE HOSTEL .
HOW TO FIND US: THERE'S A PLATE ABOVE THE DOOR WITH NUMBER '38' AND A PICTURE OF A SMALL HOUSE AND A SIGNS 'POLICE DEPARTMENT' . YOU SHOULD PRESS '12' AND THE BUTTON WITH 'BELL' ON THE DOOR, THAN GO UPSTEARS TO THE FIRST FLOOR AND THEN RANG THE DOORBELL ON THE DOOR WITH NUMBER '12'
City center (Nevsky prospect is in walking distance).
Important cultural and historical places of interest such as Kazan Cathedral, the State Hermitage Museum, Dvortzovaya Square ( where main city celebrations take place), Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, the Summer Garden, Mikhailovsky (An Engineer) Castle, the State Russian Museum, the Admiralty, St. Isaacs Cathedral and others are all within walking distance.