Tucked away on the top two floors of a historic building somewhere in St. Petersburg is one of the best budget hotels. 'Friends by the House of Books' as it's called is right next to the landmark Zinger House aka the House of books.
The hotel decor is very vibrant and colorful, with paintings cartoons and fairy tale creatures adorning the walls. The lower floor is occupied by the reception desk, a living room with chic furniture and a well-equipped kitchen. While most rooms have shared access to shared facilities, there are private rooms as well with an ensuite shower and toilet.
One of the main reasons the hotel is a favorite with travelers is its proximity to several sightseeing spots and great restaurants. It offers a panoramic view of the city, the brilliant view of the Griboedov Canal and the grandiose sight of the Church on the Spilled Blood, with the warmth of comfort of a home.
With its cozy rooms, amicable staff, host of amenities, prime location, and affordable rates, 'Friends by the House of Books' is a gem of a hotel. Therefore, it comes highly recommended for those visiting the historic city of St. Petersburg.