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swissSTAR - private room with shared bath
swissSTAR is a Bed&Breakfast owned and managed by its swiss owner. This B&B has a total of 8 rooms: 5 COMFORT rooms WITH an attached bathroom and 3 BASIC rooms that share one big bathroom.
All rooms are equipped with a small fridge and a mini safe. Internet via WLan can be used in the whole B&B for free. In addition, there is a PC with internet access available for all guests - also free of charge.
The room offered has a nice view to the river Fontanka. The room is equipped with 2 single beds, a wardrobe, 2 bed-side tables and a small writing desk. Hairdryer, fan and iron are provided upon request.
The big, fully equipped kitchen can be used by all the guests at any time. The kitchens seats 8-10 persons and is equipped with air-conditioning. Also the phone in the kitchen can be used for local phone calls for free.
The hostel is located in the historical city center on Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki. This is the area where Dostoyevsky "Crime and Punishment" is taking place.. It is a perfect location, ca. 200m from the 3 subway stations "Sadovaya Ulitsa" and "Ploshad Sennaya" and "Spasskaya".
There are many nice restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and banks (to change money) around the hotel. Thus if you need something, you will definitely find it here.
The famous Sennoy-market where farmers products are sold, is just around the corner. And 2 big shopping centers are near by. One has a huge 35-lane bowling on the top floor. The other a multiplex cinema (10 rooms).
Very important too, there is a small 24h supermarket in the buildings ground floor. Just in case you feel like having a beer or a snack in the middle of the night...
The main attractions of the city are also very close by. Isaac's Cathedral, Hermitage, Nevskiy Prospekt, and many other destinations are within walking distances (15-30 minutes)
Basic prices indicated are for a single room with shared bath. This price includes breakfast. Tea/coffee is also available for free all day. Shampoo and shower gel are provided for free as well.
The swissSTAR B&B is the perfect location for all tourists preferring the privacy of a small place over a big hotel. swissSTAR is cozy, nice and SAFE. And it has an amazing location. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Wlan password is "fontankariver"
From the first time i had an exchange with Andre i knew that i should stay at his Bed and Breakfast,
Very welcomed i felt from them, also Elina who she is in charge for maintaing that great place!
The room is what you need, clean, large with some view of the river but you dont need it anyway, just walk outside and you are there, simple nice location, close to metro, nice cafes around, i loved that place! i definitely will go back! thanks for your lovely time to advice us.
I stayed for 10 nights in the SwissSTAR B&B during December, 2012, and the accommodations were excellent. Although the amenities of the room were somewhat spartan, I was always comfortable and warm. I had my own bathroom, which made the stay even more pleasant. The room and bathroom were clean and towels were provided. I had enough room to spread out and having a small fridge in the room allowed me to store drinks, fruits, and snacks. The common kitchen area is great for breakfast and for making a nice cup of tea and the B&B supplies plenty of cookery and utensils for cooking your own meals if you want. The caretaker (I believe her name was Irina), was friendly and always willing to help. For a small fee (based on 3 kg), you can even get your clothing washed and dried. I used this service and was amazed that I received my clean clothing in the evening after I had dropped it off in the morning.
The best thing about the the SwissSTAR B&B is its location. It is conveniently located by a 5 minute walk from Sennaya Ploschad (the historical Sennaya Square). There are two big shopping centers here, one of which contains a multiplex movie theatre and the other a bowling alley. There is also a supermarket on the bottom floor of one of the shopping centers, which is great for buying anything you may need (food and sundries). There are also many cafes and restaurants nearby, located around the Metro stations. I work on Vasilievsky Island and I got there in less than 30 minutes through two Metro stops (having to change trains at Nevsky Prospekt/Gostint Dvor). Having all this nearby made everything convenient in terms of getting around St. Petersburg, especially in the winter.
Overall, I would gladly return to the SwissSTAR B&B and highly recommend it to all travelers, especially if you're on a budget.
I stayed in the apartment for one night and I really did enjoy my stay there. Even when booking and choosing an apartment I especially liked quick and exact responses of the host and detailed and guest-friendly instructions of how to find an apartment then. Moreover it was very convenient that B&B was available to leave a luggage the time you need: before formal check-in or after check-out. As for the place itself it is neat, nice, cosy and functional.
It was my first experience with B&B and was really successful, thanks Andre.
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About the Host, Andre
I am the person behind swissSTAR B&B and will make sure that all our guests have a pleasant stay.
Born in Switzerland and having lived in the city for 15+ years I know both the expectations of western travelers and even more important, how to meet them with local resources available in Russia.