Staying in a new city like St. Petersburg can be both exciting and challenging for students, and finding well-matched accommodations can make all the difference to a positive and engaging Russian language programme. At Liden & Denz, we work closely with our clients to ensure that all students are able to find accommodations that align closely with their interests, needs, and preferences by connecting our students with dedicated accommodation officers. The wide variety of accommodation types we provide to students reflects the diverse goals and lifestyles of our student community. However, all of our accommodations have a few things in common. First, they are all within an easy commute from the St. Petersburg campus. Secondly, all of our accommodations have been inspected by Liden & Denz. Third, special dietary requirements can be accommodated for no charge, if mentioned upon booking. As a result, students can feel assured in their choice to book accommodations through Liden & Denz. Students are also welcome to find accommodations independently, although they will not be eligible for Liden & Denz’s complimentary arrival transfers.
Staying with a host family is an unforgettable experience for many Liden & Denz students, as it adds not only to the personal comfort of their time in St. Petersburg, but also contributes to the process of learning Russian. All home-stays involve families hand-selected by Liden & Denz – perhaps a married couple with children, but also potentially a single person, elderly couple, etc. – based on their ability to connect with students and contribute positively to their stay in Russia. We look for families that are sociable and welcoming, and who will be enthusiastic about patiently speaking Russian with students and helping them with any problems they may face while staying in St. Petersburg. There are a range of home-stay types available: students may choose to stay in a single room or a double room with another student, and may choose a bed and breakfast or half-board (breakfast and dinner) meal option. Students will also share common spaces with their host families, including the bathroom and the kitchen. Students should note that:
Liden & Denz St. Petersburg is a close-knit community, and for many students the opportunity to extend this community into their living arrangements is very appealing. Our shared flats are the perfect option for these students, allowing classmates to socialise and learn with each other even outside the classroom. We select our flats based on a combination of location and quality. All flats include a private bedroom for each tenant, and are all in central St. Petersburg. In fact, most of our flats are within walking distance of the Liden & Denz St. Petersburg campus, and all are very close the metro lines. Students should note a few key points regarding our shared flats:
By choosing to stay in our shared flats, Liden & Denz students will be well-prepared to attend their Russian language studies easily and comfortably.
A studio apartment can be a relaxing and comfortable option for students who want to really focus on their studies, or who just enjoy their own space and privacy. However, finding an apartment in a new city can be quite an intimidating prospect, so much so that a student might mistakenly shy away from this option. Fortunately, Liden & Denz’s accommodation officers work closely with students from the time of enrolment to help them find apartment options that are close to the St. Petersburg campus and that work with their budgets. By starting the studio apartment hunt early with the experienced guidance of our accommodation officer, students will be in the best position to find a suitable place to live in the in-demand city centre.
We have picked out a few of the best hotel accommodation options for students during their Russian language studies. The following hotels were selected based on their proximity to the Liden & Denz campus, or for their student budget suitability.
Address: Ul. Mikhailovskaya, 1/7, St. Petersburg
Nearest Metro station: Nevsky prospect
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 5 minutes
The 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 the social, cultural and business life of St. Petersburg for 140 years. The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, on the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa. Positioned next to the Arts Square, the hotel is strongly associated with the world of theatre, music and ballet. The State Russian Museum, Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum are only a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Past guests have included Peter Tchaikovsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Ivan Turgenev, Johann Strauss, George Bernard Shaw, Luciano Pavarotti, royalty and world leaders.
SNGL/DBL Superior 299 – 389 EUR room/night, breakfast included
SNGL/DBL Deluxe 333 – 521 EUR room/night, breakfast included
Address: Ul. Bolshaya Konushennaya, 29, St. Petersburg
Nearest Metro station: Nevsky Prospect
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 10 minutes
The hotel is located in a beautiful 19th century building in the very heart of St. Petersburg’s historical centre. It is 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.
SGL/DBL Standard 66-103 euro room/night, breakfast included
SNGL/DBL Comfort 76-132 euro room/night, breakfast included
Address: Ul.Chaykovskogo, 17, St. Petersburg
Nearest Metro station: Chernyshevskaya
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 25 minutes
Hotel Indigo is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg on the same street where renowned composer Tchaikovsky lived and spent some of his most creative years. The hotel is also within walking distance from the Tavrichesky Palace, Summer Gardens and Nevsky Prospect.
SGL Standard 106 -152 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 119-165 euro room/night, breakfast included
Address: Ul. Rubinshteyna, 29/28, St. Petersburg
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 20 minutes
Opened in 2007, the Dynasty Hotel is situated on Ulitsa Rubinsteina in the heart of the historic city centre, a few minutes’ walk from the Fontanka River and ten minutes from Nevsky Prospect. This prime location makes it possible to explore the entire area on foot. There are major attractions such as the Kazan Cathedral and the State Russian Museum within a 20 minute walk of the hotel, and many other places of interest are even closer.
SGL Standard 39-70 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 44-78 euro room/night, breakfast included
Address: Naberezhnaya Reki Moyki, 3, St. Petersburg
Nearest Metro station: Admiralteyskaya /Nevsky Prospect
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 15 minutes
This cozy downtown boutique hotel is located in the very heart of St. Petersburg next to the Hermitage Museum and is close to 3 bridges over the Griboedov Canal and the Moyka River. It combines a superb location with a unique and stylish atmosphere.
SGL Economy 42-101 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 49-166 euro room/night, breakfast included
Address: Ul. Bolshaya Konushennaya, 12, St. Petersburg
Nearest Metro station: Nevsky Prospect
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 12 minutes
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 Museum, the Palace Square and the Kazan Cathedral.
SGL Standard 66-166 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 88-230 euro room/night, breakfast included
Address: Ul. Kolokolnaya, 11, St. Petersburg
Nearest Metro station: Vladimirskaya / Dostoevskaya
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 20 minutes
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 the famous Vladimirskaya Church and is within walking distance of Nevsky Prospect.
DBL for single use Standard 30-117 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 33-123 euro room/night, breakfast included
Address: Ul. Inzhenernaya, 7, St. Petersburg
Nearest Metro station: Gostiny Dvor
Walking distance to Liden & Denz: 3 minutes
Baby Lemonade is a new, 1960’s-style hostel in the heart of St. Petersburg. It is located directly beside the Russian Museum and St. Michael’s Zamok (castle).
DBL/ for SNGL use with private bathroom 33-75 euro room/night