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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was nice place! I met there some interesting nice people and I'm really thankful to reception guys for help and very good mood! I spent there 3 days in an atmosphere of joy, relax and laugh. What I liked: good place, close to underground station, 3 bath/toilet rooms, spacious rooms, cool staff))

Thank Oleg R
Kharkiv, Ukraine
1 review
Reviewed March 18, 2014

everyting was great. Valery met us early in the morning,offered tee and smile honestly. the decoration of each room is really brilliant, bright colours and comfort was everywhere. there was no queu to the shower. the only problem was water on the floor in the shower,but it was the guests mistake. i really advice you this great place!=)

Thank Glebova A
Lviv, Ukraine
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Good one. If you are looking for a nice place to stay "Why not" is the hostel you need. Location is good, around 15 min walking to main square (Maidan). They have common room, useful to hang out with other people. Not fancy, or best hostel you ever seen, though for that staf book a hotel ;) Stuff is very... More 

Thank Aleksandra O
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 6, 2014

I spent 1 whole week at why not. Simply loved it. Very close market, stores, nice restaurants, to the tube station and central Kiev. Very fair price and the staff is really helpful. I actually forgot my phone at their hostel and they sent it to me by mail. Thank you Why Not team! Keep up the good work! Cheers!

Thank Felipe P
Krakow, Poland
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Good hostel, good location near Euro 2012 stadium. (great arrival instructions on hostel website ) , Very helpful personnel. Facilities are clean, but heavily used, bathrooms and toilets need renovation.

Thank Kamil O
Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I had a great stay. Perfect spot to discover Kiev. When I arrived I had arranged an airport pick up. Timur was there from Why Not? to pick me up. Very nice person! :) I recommend this hostel to everyone. Good location, friendly atmosphere and very helpful staff. I booked Chill Out hostel but ended up in Why Not. It's... More 

Thank MaVeKo
Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you wanna visit Kiev you should stay in this hostel. Why? Because it's cheap friendly place located almost in the center of this beautiful city. It's opened 24/7 and the hotel staff will always help you.

Thank Mikhail P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The hostel is at a great location: at a walkable distance from the train station and close to the city center and a metro station. I was welcomed greatly and the staff is very kind and helpful. The facilities are perfect also: a good big locker, free internet (and a computer), a good kitchen, good sanitary. Overall, I was very... More 

Thank Frits L
Istanbul, Turkey
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67 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

The hotel staff could speak English which is a good thing and was helpful when we asked questions. Location is not bad, its close to a metro station which is just one station away from the center. We took a separate room, size was ok, I liked wall colors and graffiti on the walls. But don't forget this is a... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

the hostel staff was very helpful and friendly, really 10/10 for that. Unfortunately it was very noisy, because young backpackers especially from Portugal did not keep to the rule to keep quiete after 11 pm.

Thank RavinKraut
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Address: 30/3 Saksahanskoho Street, Kiev 01033, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Number of rooms: 14
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“Be careful when putting luggage to lockers under beds - there are huge steel bars that can scratch your suitcases.”
 of 5 bubbles kamilo269, Sep 9, 2013 | Read review
“don't use dorm next to ktichen”
 of 5 bubbles RavinKraut, Jul 9, 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are good so enjoy - allthough we slept in the industrial room, it seems we lived in the common room!”
 of 5 bubbles Bobasek_Tajniutki, Jun 5, 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed to be nice....but I would recommend the 8 bed dorm (that's where I stayed) or one of the 4 bed dorms because they don't face the road!”
 of 5 bubbles verygoodsushi, Jun 5, 2013 | Read review
“Industrial room:)”
 of 5 bubbles lucym435, Dec 30, 2012 | Read review
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