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“Good hostel in central Kiev”
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Why Not? Hostel
Ranked #66 of 391 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
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.

Room Tip: Be careful when putting luggage to lockers under beds - there are huge steel bars that can scratch y...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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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 the same all in all so did not matter.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank MaVeKo
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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.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Mikhail P
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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 satisfied, especially for the price I paid. No cons whatsoever.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Frits L
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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 hostel, so common room yay -its good for meeting new people and we met some very helpful guys, but common showers and toilet not so yay -we almost always had to wait and of course pink hard toilet papers didn't help to brightened the mood. Even the separate rooms don't have separate bathrooms so keep that in mind.
The shower was cold during our stay, other guests told us its been like this for the last 2 weeks though it may be because we couldn't figured it out.
Anyway if you are tight on money you can consider this place, although with the price of a separate room and maybe a little more you should consider renting an apartment which apparently is the usual thing to do in Kiev. We didn't because we thought hostels are good for meeting new people and we can get advise about the city but can't say we used it much..

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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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.

Room Tip: don't use dorm next to ktichen
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed two nights with friend at June 2013. Anyone who has been at hostel knows what to expect and Why Not does not fail to meet the expectations.

We stayed in 2 bed private room at price 250 UAH/night booked by email. Bed was ok, room reasonable sized and was equiped with aircon :) During our visit hostel was very quiet, about 5 other quests I think. There is one small common room + kitchen with washing machine. Reception staff was freindly and I think reception was manned 24hours per day, or at least somebody was sleeping on the couch at night :)

Location is quite close to city center but could be better as there is about 15mins walk to the main street.

In short: nothing special but no problems either.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Saksahanskoho vul. 30/3, Kiev 01033, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
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Ranked #66 of 391 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Number of rooms: 14
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