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“if in Kiev need to check!” 5 of 5 stars
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Why Not? Hostel
30/3 Saksahanskoho Street, Kiev 01033, Ukraine   |  
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Ranked #8 of 249 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Dresden, Germany
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“if in Kiev need to check!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

this place rocks, i mean really! it was my first visit to Ukraine, so i was confused, didn't know what to expect. First of all Kiev is really nice and huge city, all the way European, there is a lot of places to see, so reserve 2 or more days to explore it. I din't expect good quality hostel in post soviet country, but immediately after step in to why not i knew that i was wrong:) during my stay i felt like being inside big family! it is visible that somebody put a lot of afford to organize and maintain this hostel. I like colorful walls, no shoes policy and very relax atmosphere inside, especially inside place what they called "why not cinema club" - in the basement:) free breakfast, coffee and tea all day made my stay even better. The only thing is that i had problems to find this place so read carefully directions before coming.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Krakow, Poland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Amazing place! Best hostel I've ever been to! nice and clean, really secure and very close to the old town. Staff could not have been more awesome they've made my stay feel like home :))) Hope to see you guys again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zhytomyr, Ukraine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Location of hostel is good. Most of the sights are within walking distance. Many restaurants and a very good supermarket are on 2-3 minutes walking distance. Metro station is 5 minutes away on foot.
Staff was very friendly and helpful, and they spoke excellent English. They will take you anywhere you want, sometimes cook for and generally show you a great time. Everything is very well organized (bed linen, internet, washing machine ... etc.)
The kitchen is usually quite clean and very well stocked with pots and pans so when i need to use it for cooking there is always room for me.
Loved the common room, great place to just have a good laugh with others.The place is cozy and clean. Definitely will stay there next time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Krakow, Poland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

loved my stay in Why Not? hostel !!
The staff is well informed and always willing to help you make your next discovery in the Kiev fun zone;) The rooms and facilities are real nice and clean and there is lots of chillout space with cinema room downstairs. And last but not least, you get your free breakfast... will be back fof sure!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Why Not! is a great place. If you search for a place where you can find friendly and helpful people, this is it. You have to go to try a real adventure then you have to ask this guys about the great outdoors in Kiev.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lodz, Poland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We spent 2 night there, in 8ppl room. No problem with the bathroom, very helpful stuff - they give all info you need and can order a taxi (then make sure it's there, even in the middle of the night). A short walk to the centre. Good instructions on the website how to find the hostel. WiFi available.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kristiansand, Norway
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Stay there because of:
- Location
- Nice rooms with lockers
- Plenty of bathrooms
- Nice common rooms
- Fully equipped kitchen

But:
- I rarely saw the people working there
- it's extremely difficult finding this place!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 30/3 Saksahanskoho Street, Kiev 01033, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
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Ranked #8 of 249 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Number of rooms: 14
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