Accommodation Options in St. Petersburg
The choice of the right type of accommodation is an important decision as students typically spend more time at home than in the classroom.
We understand that people have differing needs and interests. For this reason we offer several accommodation options enabling each student to choose the most appropriate type.
What is a host family? Our host families are not always a traditional married couple with a child/children. Above all we look for someone who is sociable, likes to meet new people and can give a warm welcome to our students. Our host families have time to talk to our students, be patient, understanding, careful and prepared to provide help with any problem that may arise during a student’s stay in Russia or Latvia.
The fee includes private accommodation with a single room, either with breakfast or half-board (breakfast and dinner). On request, it is also possible to provide double rooms. A student’s room is furnished with at least:
- one bed or sofa-bed
- desk with chair and light
- a mirror (in a wardrobe or a separate one)
The rooms are clean and, by local standards, spacious. Bathroom and kitchen are shared with the family. Maximum travel time to the school in St. Petersburg: 50 minutes.
Those students who prefer to stay on their own but at the same time wish to experience a student atmosphere may choose our shared flat option. Our flats provide single bedrooms (usually 2-4), shared bathroom and kitchen. Bed linen, cutlery and kitchen equipment are provided. The flats are all equipped with one TV set, telephone, washing machine and vacuum cleaner. The shared-flat option costs about the same as staying in a host-family, but without board.
Students who wish to live on their own can rent an apartment with the help of the school. We cooperate with a couple of reputable real-estate agencies and private landlords who rent out apartments of all kinds. Prices for apartments are similar to mid-range hotel rates.
Studio apartments are selected prior to arrival according to the information (description and pictures) sent by e-mail. If necessary, an apartment can be changed after arrival but not earlier than one full week after arrival (fees apply).
You can select and book a hotel directly here
The system allows you to filter the hotels according the desired destination. Our Institute is located in the city centre therefore by selecting this criteria (in km from the centre) you can observe the ones within a certain distance from the school.
All accommodation offered by the school has been inspected by a member of staff. It is our accommodation officer’s job to make sure that all our students choose the option, which fits them best.
Some students prefer to stay with friends or would like to organise their own accommodation , which is fine. In that case however, we cannot provide our courtesy arrival transfers.