If you want to feel how local people live you should stay somewhere here and not in the center:) My one bedroom apartment is situated in the north of the city, near Staraya derevnya metro st-n,on the second (URL HIDDEN) takes 45 min to get to the center
The 37 sq.meters apartment is situted in green and quiet district. There is one light bedroom with a double bed and also there is an air mattress which can be used for accommodation for 2 other guests. There is a sofa in the kitchen too.
The bathroom is spacious with a washing machine which you can use anytme. Detergent,shampoo and shower gel will be provided for if you stay for a short period of time so that you will not have to buy all this stuff.
There is also a balcony.
There is free wifi in the apartment.
There is a fridge in the kitchen,oven, a kettle and a toaster. There are enough plates, spoons and cups. Some tea and coffee will be provided. I have filter for water but I recommend guest to buy water in big bottles in the supermarket because the quality of sink water in Russia is not that good in comparison to Europe.
There are several guide books and city maps which you can use.
Interaction with guests
I work in hospitality and i am a big traveler myslef so I speak 3 languages -English, French and Italian so I wil be glad to answer all the questions or help you with the information about the city.I will meet you near the subway and show how to get to the apartment because it may seem a bit tricky for the first time.
Other things to note
There is no intercom in my apartment but you will have 2 sets of keys to use.
Strictly NO smoking in the room or kitchen, there is a special zone in the building or you can use the balcony.