In St. Petersburg we stayed at the Gogol Mogol hostel. It was the first option from the beginning for the kindness and speed with which they replied. In addition, when we stayed more than three nights they made us the free invitation letter. Hostel employees speak English quite well, making it easy to communicate. The hostel is located a five-minute walk from Novocherkasskaya Station (Новочеркасская) in a residential area surrounded by landscaped areas. We booked the double room with shared bathroom and without breakfast for 2000 rubles a night (€ 50). When we started to book we realized that the hostels were very expensive, so we decided to share a bathroom even if it is not ideal.
The hostel is in an apartment block and there was no sign in the building that indicated the existence of a hostel. It was inaugurated in 2010 and that is why all the facilities are new. The double room is very good, spacious and has a closet and a desk. There is also a room with three bunk beds and another with four, which cost 750 (€ 18.75) rubles the bed / night. As for the bathrooms, there are two with showers for all guests and they are clean.
In addition, there is a kitchenette and a fridge available to guests, although the hygiene of the refrigerator left a little to be desired. We didn't cook any day because near the hostel there was a shop where we bought ready-made Russian food that we ate in the hostel's dining room. There are also several supermarkets nearby.
Perhaps the only downside is that it is not very close to the center and that is why we could not do the night cruise. As I explained in a previous entry, the subway stops working at 12 at night and precisely the bridge that leads to that area is open and taxis have a long way to go. However, I give a very good rating to the Gogol Mogol Hostel, although I recognize that there were also influences on the days when we were the only guests and the peace was absolute.