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“Recommended accommodation in Kyiv - Dream House Hostel”
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DREAM House hostel
Ranked #1 of 381 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
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“Recommended accommodation in Kyiv - Dream House Hostel”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Located in the historic part of Kyiv (Andriivskiy uzviz - one of the oldest streets in the city) near Kontraktova Square (Metro Station: Kontraktova), Dream House Hostel is the largest and most modern hostel in the capital city. The hostel can accommodate more than 100 guests due to the state-of-the -art facilities on offer. One interesting fact about this hostel is that it is the only hostel in Kyiv that has its own bar - Druzi Cafe. The mutli-lingual staff are always more than willing to help out a traveller in need (the staff at the hostel speak Ukrainian, Russian and English). Furthermore, the staff are able to organise fun parties and events for you so you will not feel alone. This is one of the best hostels in the region.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at DREAM House hostel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you very much for such a great feedback! It's really pleasant to know that we met your expectations! Hope to see you again in the nearest future!
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The best hostel I have ever stayed in.

The staff or 'Dream Girls' are fantastic and really seem to enjoy their work. They are knowledgable about Kiev and other cities in the Ukraine and are willing to offer advice and tips on where to go and what to do, however if you just fancy a chat to pass some time, they will also accommodate you.

The rooms are spacious, well equipped with individual lamps/plug sockets for every bed and free lockers. Fresh, clean sheets are provided as are towels, the later for a small deposit. The beds are extremely comfortable and despite mine being against the wall of an adjoining room, there was little to no noise transfer between rooms. All in all a good nights sleep.

The hostel it's self has been newly renovated to a high standared and is well looked after by maintainence and cleaning staff who appear to always be doing something. It is well equipped with a cafe/bar, I did not sample the offerings, however it was always busy and I heard no complaints. There is ample communal space to relaxed in with music played throughout the hostel giving it a relaxed, yet but fun vibe. There is fast free wifi available throughout, laptops with Internet access are also free along with a nice foosball table.

The many bathrooms and showers are kept very clean and stocked with paper, not common in all hostels, sometimes it's the small things that count.

The kitchen is well equipped, though the addition of an oven would be nice. There are, however a couple of microwaves, hobs, fridge/freezer, a toaster and kettle as well as ample storage, a large table for 10+, an LCD with loads of channels and large bean bags to hang out on. Free tea is also available on request,

If I had to be picky I would say the addition of hand towels, paper towels or an eco dryer in the toilets would be nice, a foosball that is actually round would also make me smile.

The location is great, 5 minutes walk from a metro station, which in turn is just two stops from independance square and at the bottom of the historical Andrew's descent, what more could you ask for?

Finally the price was great, I stayed here with my girlfriend, 3 nights in a 6 bed dorm cost us £45 total. It is possible to find cheaper, but not much and you certainly will not find better. They also offer discounts on long term stays for those language teachers out there.

In other words, If Carlsberg made hostels, Dream house would be it.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at DREAM House hostel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you so much for the time on writing such a detailed and pleasant review! Your constructive suggestion about towels or dryers is very useful for us, thank you! We are looking forward tp welcoming you back in our hostel!
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Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend Enis spend 11 nights in Dream House Hostel in Kiev. Everything was absolutely spectacular. It is superbly clean and safe place with new interior. No doubt,hostel has a really friendly atmosphere inside like a family. Girls at reception help every guest with their needs. They are pretty experienced,knowledgeable and amazingly energetic. They respond you in any subject at anytime that you would like to know and discover.

Location of hostel just at the heart of Kiev with no more than few minutes walking distance to metro stop,main attractions,24-hour open shop and exchange office. Moreover,you have Druzi Cafe(extremely a cozy ambience) where you can have snacks,various beverages and unfortunately limited main courses which is not highly important who stay in short time period.

I am really thankful to Marina-Manager of Hostel who had created such an extraordinary team and atmosphere in a professional way.You are doing good work girls. Keep it up! I will definitely come back again!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Irene P, Front Office Manager at DREAM House hostel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Emre,
thanks for such nice words. All the girls are saying you hi! Hope to see you soon and your friend should definitely teach us belly dancing!=))
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

The staff all went out their way to make sure I had a great time in the hostel as well as during my stay in Kyiv. The beds were comfortable with warm duvets and the bathrooms were clean. Would definitely recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

just look at the pictures on the website, they don't lie......and the staff were great too with excellent service...going back in march, hope i can book dream hostel again, thank you.
the hostel is situated right in the city center and very close to pretty much everything including the cable car which you must go on, its only a short ride but cheap and typicaly soviet.
anyway to conclude, if you're going to kiev this is the place to stay...real homely

Room Tip: i went for the en suite though the shared showers look good too
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Well, to be totally honest.. We've read allot of reviews of different places to go, and we chose Dream House... When we arrived we were treated like Gold... I'm not joking, everyone was super friendly, the whole place was extremely tidy and the food... Holy Hell!! The food was AMAZING!!! Everyone who worked there was super friendly, helped us all the time with everything we needed.. This was for sure the best hostel I have ever lived in, and I have travelled the world... Be sure to go stay here.. it was AMAZING!! Thank you Dream House!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

it was 5 days trip in Kiev..i chose a hostel to stay in. i can say that i hadn t been in a hostel.but when i saw this hostel..i said myself that it wasn t a hostel but it was a hostel in my dream with a druzi cafe just ınside the hostel..i stayed in 4 beds room..Every singel day, my sheets were changed and room cleaned..Bathroom was nice with a nice music on and hot water..the guests who came to the hostel were elit..i havent met a bad guy over there..at nıght time there was no noise so ı sleept very well..i love the druzi cafe ..beer with sprıte what i had over there was excelent coz ı guess there was no water ınsıde the beer..i think cafe is cheaper than others around..
hostel is 2 metro statıon away from the city center so it takes like 15 mınutes to go.. ıt was fantastıc..also there is a finıkuler you can try to look a niceview..and you can have loads of local taste near by.. local shops which i lıke very much..
i got to say this..the staff at hostel,Ira,Maryna,Alina,Galya,Yura and too many of them who work for are kind and cool with happy faces .there was no fake on their behaviour..it was good time making a new menu about the honey cake and napoleon with Maryna..that was fun..
this was the different nice athmosphere i had..that s my real feelıng...,

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: DREAM House hostel
Address: 2D Andriivskiy Uzviz, Kiev 04070, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Kiev
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 381 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Dream House Hostel and Bar! The atmosphere of happiness and life satisfaction, home warmness and positive emotions, kindness and hospitality - all that proceeds from our young, and suoer-friendly staff who are always ready to share with you their good mood!Perfect location of our hostel will allow you to be at the center of all the standing of your attention events. We are located in the historical part of Kiev - one of the oldest streets in the city. By five minutes walk - Kontraktova square and metro station. Around us there are lots of opportunities to spend time, both: cultural and nightlife. Detached building built in the 19th century and completely renovated in 2012, has all the necessary communications and modern new furniture.In Dream House we have 28 rooms which can accommodate 106 people. Rooms are presented in the following categories: 8 Bed Dorms(both mixed and room only for women), 6 and 4 Bed Mixed Dorms, Triple and Double Private Rooms (Superior Double Bed Privates have shower and toilet in the room), Single rooms. All guests can use the equiped kitchen of the hostel , where everyone can cook his/her own breakfast, lunch or dinner. For an additional fee you can enjoy breakfast in our Druzi cafe on the ground floor.We make stay in Dream House enjoyable and intense. Here you will learn how to combine the cultural program with crazy nightlife! Hotel guest computers are installed, as well as free Wi-Fi network all over the hostel. Our team will do everything to make your stay in Kiev passed under the sign "at home" and the minutes were spent with us became bright impressions, and a reason to return to Dream House. ... more   less 
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