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Hotel Dostoevsky

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is next to metro station and shopping center which 24 hrs supermarket on basement floor. The room is a bit old but spacious. I really like the bed, It's so soft and I had deeply sleep everynight during my stayed. The staffs are friendly and English spoken. They has sending postcard service. The breakfast is okay. Ice and water machine in every corner of each floor.

This hotel was easy to find as it has metro station just next to it. We traveled with large group and check in was smooth. The room I got was larger than most hotel rooms and it got nice clean bathroom with shower. The room seemed a bit old and it could use some new curtains and bed covers to feel more modern. The view from room was to inside the building where was shopping center. The room also had air condition but it did not cool the room. I think it made it more hot so prepare for warm rooms. Breakfast room has enough space and the variety of the food was ok. There were everything that you would expect hotel to have. The hotel bar was nice as it it on the top floor. There was nice views and we could enjoy fireworks at one night. I would recommend this hotel for budget travelers. It is very reasonable priced and has very good location. The metro station next to the hotel is perfect to explore the nice city.

Great hotel. Quite large. Connected to a shopping mall. Good food. Starbucks next door. Nice rooms. Friendly staff. English spoken. On the main street (Vladimirsky prospect). Convenient to most tourist attractions.

This hotel was perfect for our family trip with my parents. There's a great wiev from the top floor to have drinks or dinner. Metro is do close and just behind the hotel is a street full of cool hipster cafès and bars. Also great lunch plase -local style. The hotel was nice. Clean rooms and ok breakfast. Staff spoke english and was helpful. The Faberge museum is really close and also nice dinner places!

I stayed for 6 nights - room a little old fashioned, however made up with the cleanliness, good service and great location - also a large central shopping mall in the hotel - on the main roads and close to the farmers market

Booked by ONE TRAVELLER travel company. Beds hard, utilitarian room with little shelf space in the bathroom. One Traveller really failed with this budget booking. Radisson just up the road would have been a better choice.

This was easily the worst place I stayed in (out of 5) in Russia. The men at reception were unfriendly and there are only two small lifts at one end of the building. The hotel seems to cater mainly to large tour groups on package tours. I requested a ‘Comfort’ room thinking I would get something extra but had the worst night’s sleep. The ‘Comfort’ rooms have aircon because the window does not open. All the ‘Comfort’ rooms are around the 24 hour shopping centre and there was light (and noise) coming into my room all night. Easily enough to walk around the room without switching on the lights. If you are the sort of person who needs a dark, quiet room to get a good night’s sleep, then don’t waste your money on a ‘Comfort’ room. I asked to be moved to a different room and this was allowed but I didn’t get the extra money I had paid back. This hotel also has the terrible sound proofing. When people were talking in the corridor, it sounded like they were in my room. It was very disconcerting. Sometimes, I woke in the night thinking there was somebody in my room and got freaked out. There was also no complimentary water in the room. When I asked about this, I was told there is a water cooler on each floor. It is neither advertised nor signposted and was difficult to find. On the sixth floor, it is near room 6636. I wanted to use the gym ball in the gym but it was really flat. I asked for the ball to be inflated but was told this was not possible?? I wanted to use some other equipment but it looked broken and the staff weren’t able to show me how to use it. The food at breakfast was adequate and there was always enough seats in the room. The hot food was never hot because it is not covered with lids. The salmon and porridge were the nicest foods on offer, and though I didn’t have any of the sweet cakes, they looked nice as well. The hotel is near two metro lines (one on the same side of the road and one across the road) but I didn’t find this particularly useful. The metro in Moscow is heaps better. The stations in St Petersburg are not well signposted (from the outside). The M in Moscow is red and larger then is one in St Petersburg, which is a dark colour. The stations are not well signposted inside and sometimes it was difficult to know which station I was at. There is also no signs inside the trains (like in Moscow) showing where you are. I found the staff and public in St Petersburg really unfriendly and unhelpful (totally different to Moscow) and became fearful of going places because I knew nobody would help if I got lost. One time, I asked the station attendant which side of the platform I should go to and she told me to take the escalator down and then figure it out myself. Not Kidding !!! I am a middle aged, white woman who speaks Russian, so I am not sure if others would find it easy to get around using the metro in St Petersburg. I bought a 7 day transport card but regretted it and would pay per ride in future. The metro is not that useful because most of St Petersburg’s attractions are within walking distance or far out of town (like Peterhof, Pushkin, Pavlosk and Gatchina). Admittedly I enjoy walking but I still needed to walk a fair distance even when taking the train (such as to visit the Yusupov Palace). Also note, the word palace is used loosely and many ‘palaces’ are just large houses. I would advise anybody coming here for the first time to organise tours beforehand because tour groups are given priority and it is not an easy town to get around. Most of the positive info on the internet seems to be from locals trying to promote their city (which is understandable) but not really true. I met two tour guides that were both excellent (Maria Luneva and Natalia Bazhenova) and would recommend both. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anybody and wouldn’t stay here again.

The Dostoyevskiy provided a decent staff for our group during our two nights in St. Petersburg. The rooms were clean, with no added frills. I was disappointing in the lack of air conditioning as the rooms were hot and the fan did not function well. The building is large and had maze of hallways to locate rooms. The breakfast was included and was fresh and provided many options. It was located within a short distance from the metro and several quality restaurants. The staff were friendly and responsive to requests / assistance with arranging transportation.

Dostoyevskiy has 4 stars. In theory. I would give it only 2. The room was ok but there were no tea or coffee facilities, no water or even no glass. There is room service that will charge you for tea and coffee... Very limited toiletries. And very poor Wi-Fi (disconnecting all the time). Some rooms are internal (you cannot open window and air conditioning is poor). The breakfast offered a very limited choice. Rather poor quality. I didn't enjoy it at all and every day struggled what to choose. The coffee was horrible. This is definitely not a place I would stay again...

3 star hotel with a 4 star rating. Good basic facilities. Hotel in good location within walking distance of the main historical district. Breakfast could have been improved with some items rather cold. Attractive hotel bar on 7th floor overlooking the adjacent inside shopping mall - good service in the bar where food can be served. Clean room with 1980's TV but no English language channels available. Safe supplied in room but it wouldn't open.

19 Vladimirsky Prospect St. Petersburg

Hotel highlights

  • Close to State Russian Museum and Kazan Cathedral
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Tsentralny, Hotel Dostoevsky is within a 5-minute walk of Dostoyevsky Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Faberge Museum. This 4-star hotel has 218 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central St. Petersburg and also close to Kazan Cathedral and Summer Garden.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in Russian cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All 218 air-conditioned accommodations feature separate bedrooms. TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Minibars, safes, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Dostoevsky enjoy a fitness center, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is RUB 1000 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for RUB 2240 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3


King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 717 reviews