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Top Booking Tips

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We’ve partnered up with Booking.com to help you find the perfect accommodation for your budget and travel needs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be unsure what to consider before making a booking, so we've made a checklist to help you find the stay that's right for you.

1. Find out about a property’s health and safety measures

Many properties' pages on Booking.com now provide more in-depth details on the specific health and safety measures they have in place. This includes information about physical distancing measures and the type of cleaning regime the property has implemented. These details are presented in a clear and consistent format so you can easily compare them. You can also check each property's overall cleanliness review score, based on previous guests' experiences.

2. Check the accommodation's cancellation policy

Many properties offer refundable booking options. Click on the respective policy on the property page to find out more – it’s worth reading the small print. This is also where Booking.com provides details about the risk you may be taking in booking non-refundable or partially refundable reservations.

3. Choose the type of accommodation you're most comfortable with

Whether you’re happy staying in a hostel, keen to book a hotel room or looking for a whole home, Booking.com has the right filters in place to facilitate your search. Also check our budget guide below to see which types of accommodation are available in each host city.

4. Consider check-in policies and additional costs

Before booking, be sure to read up on the accommodation’s policy – simply scroll to the ‘House rules’ at the bottom of the individual accommodation descriptions on Booking.com’s website.

  • Adding an extra guest to your accommodation may result in additional costs. Be sure to know the final number of people staying before you confirm your booking.
  • For smooth travels, be aware of your accommodation’s check-in and check-out policies. You may also be eligible for a late check-out if you’re a member of Booking.com’s loyalty programme, Genius.
  • Room prices may vary depending on city/VAT taxes. Extra bedding, towels, accommodation activities and facilities may also occur additional costs.
  • Double check if your accommodation properties accept credit cards, require a deposit or an upfront payment.

5. Don't be afraid to ask for help

Still need more information? If you’re using Booking.com, they have an extensive COVID-19 FAQ section as well as a COVID-19 resource page. And their customer service team is available 24/7 to answer any questions.

Budget my trip

Saint Petersburg is a truly majestic city in every aspect. Accommodation rates compare to those of other European cities such as Rome or Munich.

🛏️ Price / night*:

  • Hostels: from €7 / night
  • Hotels: from €70 / night
  • Apartments: from €50 / night
  • Luxury hotels: from €270 / night

*Please note that rates may increase closer to the tournament. Book early for the best deals.

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We’ve partnered up with Booking.com to help you find the perfect accommodation for your budget and travel needs.

💰 Hostels

For those travelling on a budget, there’s no shortage of backpacker options in Saint Petersburg. Booking.com has over 350 flexible and affordable hostels in the city. Many of them will be hosting social events around the football if you’re looking to celebrate with other fans, if it's safe to do so.

💰💰 Hotels

When it comes to value-for-money accommodation for EURO, there are plenty of 3- and 4-star hotels in Saint Petersburg to choose from. Standards vary, so check the guest reviews on Booking.com before making your choice.

💰💰 Rental Apartments

If you’re looking for a more local experience and travelling in a group, a rental apartment might be the best option. Staying at one of Booking.com’s 2,900-plus apartments in Saint Petersburg is an ideal way to feel at home before and after the game.

💰💰💰 Luxury 5-star hotels

A visit to Saint Petersburg seems like the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury. We’re in Russia after all! There are over 20 5-star hotels listed on Booking.com, and all of them superb to say the least.

Location Guide

Distances between public transport stops can be vast, so location is key when picking your accommodation. Try to find a place that is within walking distance of a metro station.

🏟️ Close to the stadium

Make sure you don’t miss a minute of the match by staying close to the stadium in Saint Petersburg’s Vasileostrovskiy district. Booking.com travellers have endorsed this area for its riverside walks, sightseeing and culture – making your short journey to and from the venue that much more enjoyable. Booking.com has over 578 properties located in Vasileostrovskiy.

The journey from Vasileostrovskiy to the stadium takes just over 30 minutes by public transport. Depending on your exact location, walking to the stadium may also be an option – it takes about 1h–1h30min.

📸 Close to the city’s attractions

Russia is renowned for its powerful artistic and cultural tradition, having produced masterpieces and luminaries in spheres spanning from literature and architecture to music and ballet. For those keen to be immersed in this, stay in the Saint Petersburg’s Admiralteyskiy district, where you’ll find the 18th-century St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the hallowed halls of the Mariinsky Theatre.

The journey from Admiralteyskiy to Saint Petersburg Stadium takes approximately 25 minutes by public transport.

🎉 Close to nightlife

If the health situation allows and you’re looking for a place for post-game revelry and to experience Saint Petersburg’s nightlife, stay in the Tsentralny district. Spend your evenings dining at gourmet restaurants, or enjoying a casual drink on Nevsky Avenue. Travellers have endorsed this area as the best place for a night out in the city – choose between 2,950 properties listed on Booking.com.

The journey from Tsentralny to the stadium takes approximately 45 minutes by public transport.

✈️ Close to the airport

The district of Moskovski is a great option if you prefer staying near the airport. It’s just 3.9km from Pulkovo and thus an excellent choice for those looking for a quick getaway after the matches.

Depending on your exact location, the journey to the stadium may take up to 1h30min by public transport.

👪 For families

For families who would prefer to stay in a quiet neighbourhood, head to the Petrogradsky district. Comprised of seven small islands, Petrogradsky is a family-friendly area. Here, you’ll find something to keep everyone entertained with sought-after sights like the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden and the gripping Museum of Political History. Booking.com has over 460 properties located in Petrogradsky.

The journey from Petrogradsky district to Saint Petersburg Stadium takes approximately 30 minutes by public transport.

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