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Dream Story Hostel
Ranked #17 of 381 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Myself and three friends spent three nights at Dream Story in early November; we couldn't have had a better time. The staff were warm, friendly, accommodating, and more than helpful—they were more than happy to provide restaurant recommendations, arrange tours, order taxis, or simply draw out on maps what we should see while in Kiev. Their warmth was yet another instance of the warmth of Kiev. Rooms are large, comfortable, and well laid out—the line for the shower got a bit line one of the days, but that's to be expected in a small hostel. Location is also great, right near a metro stop which quickly got us anywhere in the city; if you prefer to walk, it's central location makes for an ideal part to debark from around the city. Overall excellent experience!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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EvgeniyaManager, Управляющий at Dream Story Hostel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Such a warm words!))) Thank you!))) We appreciate your feedback!))) Hope to see you again!!))
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights again this year to visit Chernobyl (again) with some different people. Cannot fault the place. Had the private twin room this time round which is relatively small but not uncomfortable. The hostel has had some redecoration done to it over the previous year which has only improved what was a perfectly fine place to stay originally. Lift is still as crazy as ever... wouldn't recommend more than 2 people using it at once. Still providing free Wi-Fi throughout, still the same friendly, helpful staff and still the same atmosphere. Will no doubt stay here again if I happen to visit Ukraine a third time!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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EvgeniyaManager, Управляющий at Dream Story Hostel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Ohh)))) Thank you very much!!))) Hope to se you in the nearest future!))) In third time!!;)))
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

I spent one night in this place - I was attending an event nearby in the sports stadium and the location was very convenient. The subway station is around 200m away, the hostel is on a busy shopping street with plenty of restaurants (ton of street noise though, forget sleeping with an open window).

The hostel is well-run and clean, the rooms aren't too big, but if you're staying short-term this is not a problem, there's free wifi and a great lounge with a big TV and a ton of people always hanging out.

Definitely a nice, friendly and welcoming place in Kiev.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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EvgeniyaManager, Управляющий at Dream Story Hostel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you)))) We are glad!!))))
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Dream Hostel is actually a 4 bedroom flat on the 4th floor of a residential building not too far from the Olympic stadium, containing dorms, private rooms and a 'living room' where people can socialize, go online and eat/drink. It is run by three young ladies who take individual 24hr shifts and function as reception, cleaning team, concierge and even have time to be social and make small talk with the guests, all in a friendly and easygoing manner. The place is cozy, clean and comfortable.

The hostel is well organized and everybody is happy to keep the rules. Shoes are left at the door so bring your slippers. Wi-Fi is free.

Location is a disadvantage, as it's a bit out of the way and almost all the points of interest are a long walk to the same direction. But the metro station is close by and easy to use. Had it been closer to the main street and Independence Square, it could have been almost perfect for the price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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EvgeniyaManager, Управляющий at Dream Story Hostel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you! We'll open a new hostel near Independence Square, so you have chance to visit it in Summer!)) Hope to see you in our new hostel!)))
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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114 reviews
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Located on Chervonoarmiis'ka street (Metro Station: Olimpiiska) near the Olympic Stadium, Dream Hostel is one of the most popular places for young travellers to Kyiv. The hostel consists of four rooms, a common hall with a kitchen, two showers and two toilets. The hostel can accommodate up to twenty-five people; a decent number by international standards. The multi-lingual staff (they speak Ukrainian, Russian, English, German and Italian) are extremely friendly and very helpful. In fact, they are available for assistance twenty-four hours a day! Unlike other hostels where everyone just does their own thing, Dream Hostel provides group activities for travellers called Dream's activities. The activities available are movie nights, beer nights, Ukrainian shots tasting nights and Shisha/Hookah Evening; the latter being the most popular out of the lot. On weekends, the staff organise pub-crawls for visitors. This is one of the best hostels in the country and if not the region.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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EvgeniyaManager, Управляющий at Dream Story Hostel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you for your feedback!!))))
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Very central location in Kiev - the closest subway station is about 2 minutes walk away. Friendly and helpful staff, speaking Ukrainian, Russian, and English. They can give you lots of advises what to do and where to go around Kiev. Simple, but clean rooms. Shared Bathroom, but very clean. You will feel like home in a big lovely family.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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EvgeniyaManager, Управляющий at Dream Story Hostel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you))) We are glad that you can feel yourself like in a big lovely family))) It's very important for us!!))) Hope to see you again!))))
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2012

A good located, very clean and nice hostel, with acceptable prices. It's mainly an apartment with 8 - 4 - 2 bed rooms, opening from a living room, and 2 bathrooms. The staff is very nice, and helpful. The place is ideal for solo travellers. The atmosphere is very good, you can meet, and talk new people.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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EvgeniyaManager, Управляющий at Dream Story Hostel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you!))))
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Property: Dream Story Hostel
Address: 47, Chervonoarmiis'ka st, Kiev 03150, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 381 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Dream Story Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are young at heart, like traveling, meeting new friends and want to write your story in Kiev? Then you are in the right place! Dream Story Hostel was recently redesigned in February 2013 to create a proper atmosphere for those who know how to enjoy life. We have just 24 beds, cozy environment and friendly open-minded staff everything to make socializing easy!Join us and we help you to write your own Dream Story!;) ... more   less 
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