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Friends on Fontanka

2-star2 stars
Fountain river embankment, 59, Lit V, St. Petersburg, 191023, Russia

City-center hotel, steps from Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Russia may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • I stayed for three nights and had to move to another room every night. The first two…Aug 30, 2018
  • I stayed in this hotel for three nights and was obliged to move to a different room every…Aug 29, 2018

Friends on Fontanka

from €22
  • Double Room (Smart)
  • Double Room, River View (Smart)
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Economy Loft
  • Apartment
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

What’s around Friends on Fontanka


  • In St. Petersburg City Centre
  • Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater - 1 min walk
  • Lomonosov Bridge - 2 min walk
  • Architect Rossi Street - 4 min walk
  • State Museum of Theatre and Music - 7 min walk
  • Vorontsov Palace - 7 min walk
  • Alexandrinsky Theatre - 8 min walk
  • Maltese Chapel - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Pulkovo Airport (LED) - 37 min drive
  • Vitebsky Station - 14 min walk
  • Moscow Station - 26 min walk
  • Baltiyskaya Station - 5 min drive
  • Zvenigorodskaya Station - 9 min walk
  • Dostoyevskaya Station - 12 min walk
  • Sennaya Ploshchad Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 117 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Russia may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*

  • Russian citizens: Adults (aged 14 and over) must present a valid internal passport at check-in (international Russian passports and driver's licenses are not accepted). Birth certificates must be presented for all Russian children (aged under 14) at check-in. If a Russian relative or legal guardian (rather than a parent) is traveling in Russia with a child under 14, that relative or legal guardian is also required to present documentation certifying authority to accompany child at check-in. Foreign citizens: Adults and children must present a valid passport, visa, and migration card at check-in.

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Friends on Fontanka’s small print

Also known as

  • Friends Fontanka Hotel St. Petersburg
  • Friends Fontanka Hotel
  • Friends Fontanka St. Petersburg
  • Friends Fontanka
  • Friends on Fontanka Hotel
  • Friends on Fontanka St. Petersburg
  • Friends on Fontanka Hotel St. Petersburg


Per property policy, unaccompanied minors younger than age 18 should present a notarized permission letter from a parent or guardian. A birth certificate should be presented for children younger than age 14. Additional check-in policies apply.

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of RUB 330 for adults and RUB 330 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of RUB 1100 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Friends on Fontanka

  • Does Friends on Fontanka offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Friends on Fontanka does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Friends on Fontanka?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Friends on Fontanka?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Friends on Fontanka?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Friends on Fontanka?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fiolet (3-min walk), The Buddy (5-min walk), and Erivan (5-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Friends on Fontanka?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is RUB 1100 per vehicle one way.
  • What is there to do at Friends on Fontanka and nearby?
    Recommended spots to visit include Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (1-min walk) and Lomonosov Bridge (2-min walk), along with Architect Rossi Street (4-min walk) and State Museum of Theatre and Music (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 69 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
This hotel was easy to find. We checked in early with no extra cost. Receptionists are good English speakers.
shindley, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Convenient location and very good facilities in the hotel
S, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice Hotel
Nice hotel with thin walls. Not much sound proofing. Communal cooking area has micro and electric kettle and sink.
Eric, us14 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff and very comfortable room. Liked the kitchen on each floor and the option of appartement with kitchenette. Well equipped and good value.
gb7 night family trip
Fair 4.0
It is really a hostel. Very infrequent room service, no toiletries or kettle in the room, very slow WiFi, interrupting television service. Most importantly, we were not prewarned that there is a pub with live music next door, which causes enormous amount of noise till 5am three nights a week
gb4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was clean and well organized but there were some noises from outside and there is no AC.
us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very cute and clean, very good location. Had a view of a theater and Fontanka river from my room, was very lovely.
Katerina, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excelente atención, buena disposición del personal para atender los requerimientos de los pasajeros.
Óscar, us8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stay in the hotel to thirty time... I like this hotel ...
Kleber, us7 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Great hotel + location
A very slow check in process. Lovely hotel for its rate. Not so far from the main street where the life is. About 20min walking distance. The picture of the exterior building is next building NOT the hotel it self. So make sure dont get surprised as I was. But overall I'm happy with my stay.
Salem, gb7 night trip with friends

Friends on Fontanka