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Dream House
2D Andriyivskyy Uzviz, Kiev 04070, Ukraine   |  
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Ranked #2 of 243 Specialty lodging in Kiev
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“Time travel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Pleasant surprise in Kiev, a city remained in the past few decades. People in the street won't speak or help you - even you try to re-discover your forgotten russian. Dream House a german-standard clean, properly working, well managed asylum. They really mean it to give a smile in the morning to the staff an say good night in the evening. Unfortunately, the did not seem very experienced to manage drunken people-matters, so we could not sleep at all at the second night until 4 AM.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at Dream House, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Judit, thank you very much for your review! It's very important for us to know your opinion as it helps to improve our service! We will work on dealing with drunk people to improve our sleep quality!
You are always welcome in Dream House hostel!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Singapore
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215 reviews 215 reviews
116 hotel reviews
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360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Dream House is located at the bottom of Andrew's Slope, it might not be really central of Kiev but I like this area, Old Town filled with souvenir stalls.

Every space is maintained very well and spotless. There is plenty of community space with cozy sofas and games. There is a small table and chairs even in each dorm, which is very convenient especially when upper bunk bed is provided for myself.
Towel is provided for free as long as you deposit 25 UAH (refundable)
Breakfast is not included but a Care/Bar is in the hostel, they serve reasonable breakfast menu between 8:00 - 12:00.

They have a night walking tour starting at 21:00 ( i think it costs 40 UAH, min 5 pax or so ), it will last 2 hours or so, if you are not too tired, try it ! There is something going on here every night such as Poet Night etc !

There is a big super market nearby, money exchanger is in the super market. There are nice restaurants nearby. If you walk toward the closest METRO station, you can find reasonable restaurants compared with the ones near Independent Square.

As how-to-find-us seems a bit complicated to me, I asked airport-pick-up service.
290UAH from Borispol Airport
140UAH from Zhulyany Airport
yes, a driver was waiting for me ;-)

Staff here are friendly and fluent English Speakers. Credit Card is also accepted.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Irene P, Front Office Manager at Dream House, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you so much for such a detailed and nice review about our hostel!
We hope to see you again in Dream House in the nearest future!
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Dream House is a great place with very nice interior and extremely clean rooms and washrooms. It is the perfect balance between a quiet place to rest and a hostel to hang out and meet great people. Staff is very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at Dream House, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Mariano, thank you for your review!
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Dream House.
Hope to see you again in the nearest future and play another badminton set together. So you have time to improve your skills!=)
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Having stayed at many hostels over the years I can put my hand on heart and say that this is one of the best. The location was fantastic, right in the middle of a great area with restaurants and bars. Nearest metro is not far away so getting around the city is no big deal. We stayed for a week in a private room which had air conditioning, comfortable bed and a bathroom. Staff were friendly and attentive and they have a great bar with courtyard area to enjoy a nice cold beer.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at Dream House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Gary, thank you for your time on writing such a nice review! We will be glad to welcome you again at our hostel!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I've stayed in well over 100 hostels in 50 different countries, and the Dream House hostel definitely ranks among the very best! Hands down the place to stay if you are a backpacker or budget traveler considering coming to Kiev!

It's clean, modern, with a great location a few minutes away from the metro. The hostel is tucked in a small courtyard, so the more "secluded" spot prevents noise from the busy street from bothering guests. Located on the famous Andriyivskyy Uzviz, the Dream House is within walking distance to most of the top tourist attractions in Kiev, or only a short metro ride away.

They also have their own café/restaurant, Café Druzi, which appears to be quite popular with local students and seems to serve as their hang out spot. The menu is varied and affordable, and the food is tasty. Their breakfast options are also quite good and easy on the wallet.

I spent 5 nights in a 4-bed dorm. It was spacious and the bed very comfortable. There are two lockers per room (you leave a deposit for the key), so it's up to whoever gets there first and asks for one. Each bed comes with its own power outlet and lamp, which is convenient. The room was clean thoroughly every 2 days and they even changed my sheets and left me a candy.

But it's the staff that really makes a difference at this hostel. The Dream Girls working at the reception desk are friendly and knowledgeable and help you make the most of your stay!

Highly recommended for anyone traveling to the Ukrainian capital! =)

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at Dream House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Patrick, thank you for your pleasant words! We are very happy that you liked everything about our hostel. It was really kind to come and visit us even you weren't staying with us, it means a lot for us!
We hope to welcome you again at Dream House in the nearest future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great international hostel at a great location: the wonderfully beautiful and romantic Andriyivsky Descent. Modest prices for private or dorm rooms. The hostel has a small courtyard with a terrace as well as a bistrobar, popular with local youths and with an extended menu (great cocktails!). The staff is very friendly, helpful and entertaining. The private rooms are a bit small, but ok. The dorms are ok too, as well as the shared toilets and showers. The hostel organizes some nice tours, such as a mystery tour through nocturnal Kiev. The hostel is a 5-minute walk from metrostation Kontraktova Square.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at Dream House, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Jilles, thank you for your review. We hope you really enjoyed your stay in Kiev and some day will come back and visit us again!
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We've been to Kiev for 5 days last week and stayed in the Dream House Hostel. At arrival, we were welcomed very friendly and kind.
The beds are amazing, they just look brand new and sleep very comfortable.
The personnel is very friendly and will always help you with anything you like. They speak very good english and will translate everything for you (Ukranian is a very hard language ;) ). They know the best taxi's who won't scam you and know the best places to get a drink. I can definitely recommend the Pub Crawl, wich shows you a couple of bars in the direct environment of the hostel (which is in a very good neighborhood and really close to the metrostation). The Pub Crawl ended with us hopping in taxi's and going to Bora Bora Beach Club, a cool and exclusive nightclub on the same island as Hidropark. We've spend the night there and everybody stayed with us untill 7 o'clock in the morning.

This was easily the best hostel experience i've ever had in the whole world.

Cons were the usual suspects: shower doors and walls are really flimsy, and our last day the warm water was empty (probably because the hostel was fully booked and everybody went showering before us). When there are a lot of people in the cafe (which has really good and cheap food & drinks!) the wait can be long.

In the end; nothing to really worry about. If you are looking for a hostel in Kiev that has it all; this is a no-brainer!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at Dream House, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you so much for such a great recommendation of Dream House hostel! Hope to welcome you again in our hostel in the nearest future!
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Additional Information about Dream House

Address: 2D Andriyivskyy Uzviz, Kiev 04070, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 243 Specialty lodging in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Dream House Hostel and Bar! The atmosphere of happiness and life satisfaction, home warmness and positive emotions, kindness and hospitality - all that proceeds from our young, and suoer-friendly staff who are always ready to share with you their good mood!Perfect location of our hostel will allow you to be at the center of all the standing of your attention events. We are located in the historical part of Kiev - one of the oldest streets in the city. By five minutes walk - Kontraktova square and metro station. Around us there are lots of opportunities to spend time, both: cultural and nightlife. Detached building built in the 19th century and completely renovated in 2012, has all the necessary communications and modern new furniture.In Dream House we have 28 rooms which can accommodate 106 people. Rooms are presented in the following categories: 8 Bed Dorms(both mixed and room only for women), 6 and 4 Bed Mixed Dorms, Triple and Double Private Rooms (Superior Double Bed Privates have shower and toilet in the room), Single rooms. All guests can use the equiped kitchen of the hostel , where everyone can cook his/her own breakfast, lunch or dinner. For an additional fee you can enjoy breakfast in our Druzi cafe on the ground floor.We make stay in Dream House enjoyable and intense. Here you will learn how to combine the cultural program with crazy nightlife! Hotel guest computers are installed, as well as free Wi-Fi network all over the hostel. Our team will do everything to make your stay in Kiev passed under the sign "at home" and the minutes were spent with us became bright impressions, and a reason to return to Dream House. ... more   less 
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