St. Petersburg B&Bs: FAQ

What is a bed and breakfast in St. Petersburg?

There is no official categorization of "bed and breakfast" as an accommodation type or business model in Russia. Businesses that choose to advertise as B&Bs range from budget small hotels, the main distinguishing feature of which is shared bathrooms, to homestays with very friendly and welcoming hosts. In our listings, we give preference to the latter category of St. Petersburg bed and breakfast, and try to make it very clear exactly what you can expect from each property.

Can I book B&B accommodation with Saint-Petersburg.Com?

At present, we do not provide our own reservation system for B&Bs in St. Petersburg. However, as well as recommendations for bed and breakfast accommodation in St. Petersburg, we also provide you with links to multiple trusted booking systems, so that you can compare prices Instead, you can use our website to compare prices and book with some of the world's leading trusted booking services, giving you the optimal combination of choice and security. We can also, if required, help you with more complex bookings (for groups or extended stays) by contacting with hostels directly and negotiating on your behalf.

What's the advantage of booking at a "professional" B&B?

As in almost any other city in the world, it is of course possible to find accommodation in St. Petersburg via Airbnb or other home-sharing resources. While such sites can offer great value for money and some truly original accommodation, it is worth noting that many of the properties listed for St. Petersburg are simply commercial ventures, with managers renting downtown apartments specifically to sub-let to travellers. In other words, if you are looking for more homely accommodation and personal interaction with the owner or host, you may actually be better off booking at one of the recommended "professional" properties we list on this website.

There's a problem with my B&B booking. Who should I contact?

If you have encounter a problem with your B&B booking before you travel or during your time in St. Petersburg, you should of course first try to resolve it with the owner or manager of the property, and then with the reservation system that you used to book the accommodation. In case of emergency, however, or if a satisfactory resolution to your problem is not forthcoming, feel free to contact our Customer Services Team at any time, either by phone (+7-812-380-2478) or email, and we will do what we can to assist.