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Live next to the house where
Dostoevsky lived!

There are a number of cottage businesses offering stays in local apartments in the center of Saint Petersburg.
Generally, they are upgraded housing from Soviet flats in the old buidlings in Saint Petersburg center. We have stayed at several.
I feel more like a local resident passing through the arches into the coutyard and into my tourist apartment.
Get local groceries, sit in the local cake and coffee shops and breathe the air :)
A search on the web for "Saint Petersburg Russia Apartment" will bring some ideas. I liked staying near Sennaya Ploschad. Close to Nevsky, close to the Mariinsky, close to Metro. It is the old Hay Maket that Dostoevsky made famous in his works. Now most has been renovated and it has some of the nicest shopping and restaurants, not to mention a 24-hour cinema near, better exchange rates than Nevsky and great transportation options.

Convenient and close to everything.
Sennaya Ploschad has 24 hour services and two Metro stations.
Walk to the Marinsky theater in one direction, or walk along the Gribeodova Canal to the Spilt Blood Cathedral or Sadovaya to Nevsky Prospect and Summer Garden.
Cathedrals, museums, shopping, architecture-- you wake up in the middle of it everyday.
The relaxing part of an apartment is that you will not be disturbed by maids or hotel clerks, you are in your own little spot. So you make your own bed, cook your own food, if you like. (But why? find the good cheap eateries within 1 block there will be plenty.)

Unique Qualities: Cheerful modern renovation.
It is one-bedroom and sleeps for 1-4 persons, one queen bed and one large divan.
It is completely euro renovation and fully furnished with light-color wood furniture, with hot water, washing machine, cable TV, DVD, music center, ironing board, dishes and so on. Just bring some clothes. See pictures for details.
Local phone and utilities are included.
It is a very convenient location in the center, near metro Sadovaya/Sennaya, between the Mariinsky Theatre and Nevsky Prospect. Metro station is a 2-minute walk.
It is a 15-minute walk to Palace Square and the Hermitage.

Prices US$40-80 
In the center between Marinsky and Nevsky Prospect
Take Sadovaya to Sennaya Ploschad and turn right, or Go west along the Griboedova Canal for Sennaya Square.