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For independent travelers, your hotel can be essential in helping you procure your visa, as you'll need a "letter of invitation" to apply (if you're on a tour or book through an agency, they should get this letter for you). This means that you'll want to nail down where you're going to stay before you send in your paperwork; plan accordingly, as even an expedited visa application can take several weeks.

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Grand Hotel Europe
Mikhaylovskaya ulitsa 1 / 7
If you want to experience St. Petersburg on a czar-size budget, then the Grand Hotel Europe is for you. With a prime Nevsky Prospekt address and...
210 Reviews
Hotel Astoria
Bolshaya Morskaya ulitsa 39
The pricey Hotel Astoria boasts a list of bold-faced guests, although they tend more toward the flashy (Madonna, Versace). Hitler famously...
141 Reviews
W St. Petersburg
6 Voznesensky Prospect
There's now a W hotel in St. Petersburg, and the city's lodging scene may never be the same. Expect the same W touches that you get in the...
88 Reviews
Pushka Inn
14 Naberezhnaya reki Moyki
The homey Pushka Inn allows you to feel like a local, while still staying within walking distance of the major sites. Don't expect flash at this...
160 Reviews
Nord Hostel
10 Bol'shaya Morskaya ulitsa
While St. Petersburg's four- and five-star hotels get all the attention, the city also has several hostels that still provide visa services....
52 Reviews
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