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City Center Hostel
Ranked #154 of 381 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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“You really get what you pay for”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

For the money we paid , this was an average place but the location was excellent. The showers could have been better - they were terrible- as they had minimal pressure and the cubicles were suffocating. The next time I am in Kiev - I might just book a hotel - hope it's not jacked up in price due to the Euro2012.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

stayed here during the euros, the staff was incompetent and could not scratch thier own behinds without "calling the manager" who seemed to be this almighty figure we could not talk to.

When we arrived they told us they didnt have what we booked and it became apparent that this was a common these amongst the guests as they were told the same. they charged us the expensive rate and gave us the cheap shared room. They had a sister hostel with same manager in Odessa that they recommended us and booked for us.
Same story again, arrived and the room was not available and again they said we could stay in the dorm. needles to say we left.

This happened after we confirmed several times our booking face to face and on the phone and told them we like to avoid the same incident that occurred in Kiev. will not go near this place again

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Stayed there are the beginning of May. Normally would rent an apartment while in Kiev, but as it was a holiday week, Kiev was COMPLETELY PACKED. Contacted more than 15 agencies (all of which had more than 10 flats to rent), and none had even one apartment left to rent (at any price).
Looking at other hotels, price were $500 plus, for a simple room.

The only place that had still some availability was this place. Now I understand why.

- First when I arrive there, I was greeted by Vita, an amazingly unfriendly front desk receptionist (and I saw her interact with other customers and it was not better). Even compared to Ukrainian standards, where customer is not very good, she was appallingly unfriendly.

- The room itself (single room) was about as big as a shoe box (about 1 to 1 1/2 foot space on the side of the bed, and about 2 feet at the end of the bed). Also the room was on the landing next to the lift, so not ideal if you are looking for something quiet.

- Showers. I stayed on the 7th floor where there were 3 showers all of which were totally squalid. I was told that 50 people were sharing there 3 showers (although the place was really filthy, not sure they could have had so few showers for so many people). Some lights were not working. Water wasn't flowing properly as the drains were clogged up, resulting in dirty water, and hairs, and old soap building up. Now I have lived in boarding schools, flat-shares, the army, and third world countries, but the filthiness of the showers was one notch up - glorified sewage.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: City Center Hostel
Address: Sofiivska vul. No. 10, Kiev 01001, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
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Ranked #154 of 381 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — City Center Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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