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Learn Russian in St. Petersburg - host family, shared flat or hotel

Host families in St. Petersburg

Staying with a host family in St. Petersburg is a wonderful choice! You will be immersed in Russian society and learn Russian at a faster pace. Of course, it can also be challenging. Don’t expect your hosts to speak English or other foreign languages! 

Every host family is different. When choosing your host family, we place special emphasis on sociability, openness and a warm welcome. When booking, you are welcome to tell us your personal wishes, which we will take into account as much as possible. Please understand, however, that kitchen and bathroom are almost always shared with your hosts.

 

  • Single room
  • Double room on request
  • With breakfast:
    €210/week
  • With half board:
    €280/week
  • Bed linen and towels available
  • WiFi available
  • Check-in/check-out - Sundays
  • Washing machine available for an extra fee

Living in a shared flat in St. Petersburg (18+)

If you are more of a flat-sharing type, we recommend accommodation in one of our popular shared flats. Your lockable room will offer you enough privacy, while the kitchen and bathrooms will be shared with other Liden & Denz students. Liden & Denz shared flats are located close to the campus or to a metro station in the centre of St. Petersburg.

  • Single room: €220/week
  • Double room on request
  • Bed linen and towels available
  • WiFi available
  • Check-in/check-out - Sundays
  • Washing machine
  • Kitchen with dishwasher/microwave
Hotels in St. Petersburg

We recommend the following hotels either because of their location and/or because they are very good value for money.

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe 5*

St Petersburg, Ul. Mikhailovskaya, 1/7
Nearest Metro station: Nevsky prospect

Grand Hotel Europa is one of the most luxurious five-star hotels in St Petersburg. This truly iconic cultural landmark has played a central role in social, cultural and business life of St. Petersburg for 140 years. The hotel is located in the very heart of the city centre, on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa.
Positioned adjacent to the Arts Square, the hotel has strong associations with the worlds of theatre, music and ballet.
The State Russian Museum, Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum are only within 15-minutes’ walk from the hotel. Past guests include Peter Tchaikovsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Ivan Turgenev, Johann Strauss, George Bernard Shaw, Luciano Pavarotti, crowned heads and world leaders.

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 20 minutes

SNGL/DBL Superior 299 – 389 EUR room/night, breakfast included
SNGL/DBL Deluxe 333 – 521 EUR room/night, breakfast included

Belvedere Nevsky 4*

St.Petersburg, Ul. Bolshaya Konushennaya, 29
Nearest Metro station: Nevsky Prospect
The hotel is located in a historic 19th century building in the very heart of St.Petersburg’s historical center just a 5-minute walk from the Gostiny Dvor Metro Station and a 1-minute walk from Nevsky prospect. The area offers great value for travellers interested in city walks, architecture and museums.

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 26 minutes

SGL/DBL Standard 66-103 euro room/night, breakfast included
SNGL/DBL Comfort 76-132 euro room/night, breakfast included

Indigo 4*

St.Petersburg, Ul.Chaykovskogo, 17
Nearest Metro station: Chernyshevskaya
Hotel Indigo is located in the very heart of St.Petersburg in the street where Tchaikovsky lived and spent some of his most creative years. It is within walking distance from Tavrichesky and Summer Gardens and Nevsky prospect.

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 17 minutes

SGL Standard 106 -152 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 119-165 euro room/night, breakfast included

Dynasty Hotel 3*

St.Petersburg, ul. Rubinshteyna 29/28
Opened in 2007, the Dynasty Hotel is situated on Ulitsa Rubinsteina in the heart of the historic center, a few minutes’ walk from the Fontanka River and ten minutes from Nevsky Prospekt. The prime location makes it possible to explore all of the historic center on foot from the hotel, with major attractions such as the Kazan Cathedral and the State Russian Museum within 20 minutes’ walk from the hotel, and many other sights of interest even closer.

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 15 minutes

SGL Standard 39-70 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 44-78 euro room/night, breakfast included

3 MostA 3*

St.Petersburg, Naberezhnaya Reki Moyki, 3
Nearest Metro station: Admiralteyskaya / Nevsky prospect

This cozy downtown boutique-hotel is located in the very heart of St.Petersburg next to the Hermitage and close to 3 bridges over Griboedov Canal and Moyka River. It combines superb location with unique and stylish atmosphere.

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 24 minutes

SGL Economy 42-101 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 49-166 euro room/night, breakfast included

Golden Triangle Boutique Hotel 3*

St.Petersburg, Ul. Bolshaya Konushennaya, 12
Nearest Metro station: Nevsky Prospect
This 3-star boutique hotel is centrally located just 50 meters from Nevsky prospect, occupying a beautiful 19th-century building. It is within walking distance from the Hermitage, the Palace square and the Kazansky cathedral.

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 25 minutes

SGL Standard 66-166 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 88-230 euro room/night, breakfast included

Nikonov Hotel mini-hotel 3*

St.Petersburg, Ul. Kolokolnaya, 11
Nearest Metro station: Vladimirskaya / Dostoevskaya
The Nikonov mini-hotel is located in the historical area of the city, in the house of one of the most famous architects of St.Petersburg, Nikolai Nikonov. The hotel is close to one of the main city attractions, the famous Vladimirskaya Church , and within walking distance from Nevsky prospect.

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 14 minutes

DBL for single use Standard 30-117 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 33-123 euro room/night, breakfast included

Baby Lemonade hostel

St.Petersburg, Ul. Inzhenernaya, 7
Nearest Metro station: Gostiny Dvor

Baby Lemonade is a new 1960’s-style design hostel in the heart of St.Petersburg, located directly beside the Russian Museum and St. Michael’s Zamok (castle).

Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 14 minutes

DBL/ for SNGL use with private bathroom 33-75 euro room/night

Student testimonials
Alina Scheklaukov
Germany
“The family was very engaged and friendly, I instantly felt at home. They treated me like I was part of the family.”
Ricky Gandhi
USA
“My host family was very accommodating and helped me with my Russian whenever I needed. They were incredibly nice and made me feel like I was part of a family. I would love to live with them again, and I keep in touch with them through email.”
Anja Leutelt
Germany
“In my host family we had good conversations in Russian language. Anna and Andrej were very welcoming and helpful, took me to school the first day, explained all important things and even spent a Saturday with me to show me Zarskoje Selo. Anna’s Russian food was delicious! I really felt at home with them. Our school city tour on first day with Tonya was interesting and very good for a first impression.”