Hello Hostel

Angliyskay naberegnaya 50, English Embankment, 50, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000

Overall Rating: 87

DIY independent hostel in Bismarck's mansion on the embankment - for those looking for a special experience off the beaten track.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas


Rating Type
87 Overall
91 Atmosphere
93 Staff
90 Location
75 Cleanliness
86 Facilities
88 Safety
0 Fun
90 Value

Important Information

Occupying the entirety of a charmingly DIY-style renovated 19th century mansion, which used to be Bismarck’s dwellings during his time as an ambassador here, Hello Hostel is truly a place where you can feel royally at home and be inspired by the chic decor and gorgeous riverside views. It belongs to the new generation of hostels that serves as a cultural hub for the locals apart from welcoming guests from all over the world. It is just far enough from the noisy avenues to offer you a relaxing stay and yet only a delightful 15 min stroll along the embankment to Nevsky Prospect, the heart of the city and to the Hermitage. It is 10 mins from other must see sites like Isaac’s Cathedral, New Holland, Marinsky Theater and Nikolsky Cathedral. There is a 24 hr supermarket a block away from the hostel. Though the metro is 15 min walk away, there is a bus stop with frequent service quite close to us. Our friendly staff, which is as knowledgable about the varieties of Caribbean rums and Chinese teas as about the ins and outs of our vibrant city, can offer you discounted tickets to excursions and help you plan your stay in the city or throughout Russia. The hostel was established by two young entrepreneurs, who leveraged their vast network of local creatives and experience of organizing public spaces and events, to create a truly unique place. They often interact with the guests to find inspiration on how to make the place better. Already in its second year of existence, we have added more lounging areas and bathrooms, apart from beds. What we offer: - free wifi (three wifi networks to cover every nook and corner of the mansion) - 24 hr reception - lockers for valuables - bike rentals (starting mid May) - free luggage storage, before check-in and after check-out for up to a day. - two huge living rooms for you to lounge in - fully functional kitchen - bar in the evenings - patio facing the embankment - Indoor games, table football - occasional movie screenings, communal dinners, live concerts and DJs and other cultural events - VISA support and registration (for additional fees) Check us out on other sites like trip advisor, foursquare and of course our Facebook page to find out about latest events and reviews.