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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

I would not give this place more than 2 just because it's just an ordinary hostel. Pluses: fresh sheets, fresh towel, polite staff, great location, quite place. They arranged iron when I needed it. Good wifi connection. Minuses: it wasn't completely clean especially where all the dishes are. I saw dust over there. Bathrooms look terrible, very old. Bathrooms are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It has only 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms mixed (for both males and females), so it's more like an apartment. In this kind of an atmosphere the attitude of staff is important, which is pretty bad. Rude, arrogant, reluctant to answer questions or help. It would not recommend it.

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Vitebsk, Belarus
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Plus: location- near the train/bus/tube and supermarket Minuses: stinky shoes smell hits right from the enter; old lady on reception doesn't feet in - customer service is unknown term , she managed to print check for me, however seemed to let stranger in without a check, what did she do with payment then...,young gentlemen asked her to print check for... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We travelled for the Ice Hockey World Champs in 2014. For what you actually get the price is quite a lot but as previously mentioned prices were probably escalated due to this event which attracted a lot of tourists. The staff at the hostel were friendly and very accommodating. The rooms were of a good size with everything that you... More 

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Hostel Viva B, Администратор at VIVA Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We have repaired all the bathrooms and lowered the prices! We would be happy to see you again in our hostel! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The hostel itself is very nice, but it is quite far from the city centre. There are tram and bus links very close to the hostel, however. The reception staff are pleasant, and the hostel is kept very clean. Showering facilities and WiFi are excellent. I would recommend not taking a taxi to the hostel - the taxi driver I... More 

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Hostel Viva B, Администратор at VIVA Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy when our guests are satisfied! More 

Bochum, Germany
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I stayed for three nights and could make excessive use of some of the hostels facilities, Wifi, comfortable bed and talking to the girls at the reception. Soon after I arrived we found a super safe place to park the motorcycle in the shopping center at the back of the railway station, ten minutes to walking distance. If I come... More 

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Hostel Viva B, Администратор at VIVA Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We will be happy to see you next time in our hostel! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

it was a dream come true lived two weeks in Mins and I stay in hostel viva. The best part is the staff, they are super friendly(the best ones are the two tatianas), they help me a lot to get my visa, they always tried to show me place to go there and also I enjoy speak with them during... More 

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Hostel Viva B, Администратор at VIVA Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy when our guests are satisfied! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Had a great stay at Viva Hostel, the staff are nothing short of fantastic, they're so helpful and friendly. They helped with bus times and things to see around Minsk and were always there to help. The hostel is easy to find (big sign outside) and close to the train/bus station. The kitchen is a bit small but has enough... More 

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Hostel Viva B, Администратор at VIVA Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy when our guests are satisfied! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there in my first visit to Belarus - very convenient central location. Staff very helpful and friendly giving directions and suggestions of sightseeing despite my lack of russian. Would recommend if you're staying in minsk.

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Hostel Viva B, Администратор at VIVA Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy when our guests are satisfied! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I cannot understand how this hostel has been so highly rated ... Firstly the positives: Close to the train station Quick response to visa invitation and booking request Pizzeria and supermarkets straight across the road Secondly the negatives: Rooms are small - I feel it appropriate that management should upload new photographs of the rooms instead of the obviously stretched... More 

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Hostel Viva B, Администратор at VIVA Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We will definitely improve our service for our guests to be more satisfied. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This hostel is located in the centre of Minsk, just 10-minute walk (or one stop on public transport) from Railway Station, Bus central station and subway. It offers hour front desk, bike rental and functional guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.Just 100 meters from the hostel there are public transport stops, supermarket with ATM and currency exchange, bank, post office, hour pizzeria and a cafe.You are provided with nicely done rooms with comfortable beds. All rooms have a TV. Two bathrooms are located in the corridor. Shared cooking area is equipped with everything you need to prepare the meal. . In the lobby you will be able to play board games, X-box console on the big screen.Our administrators are ready around the clock to help you in organization of leisure, to provide information about places of interest and events in Minsk and Belarus,to book tickets and call a taxi.Hostel Viva provides visa support and registration of foreign citizens. Transfer to the international airport of Minsk is organized on request. It offers free parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VIVA Hostel

Address: Zhukovskoho 4, Minsk 220007, Belarus
Location: Belarus > Minsk
Price Range: $14 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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