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“Our stay in Gagarin”
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Gar'is Hostel
Ranked #2 of 385 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Odessa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Our stay in Gagarin”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We had a business trip to Kiev for five days and decided to stay in Gagarin Hostel. We were more than satisfied! Very nice hostel, it's located on a very quiet street walking distance to the city center. 3 min walking to the metro Klovska. Very clean and fresh, bathrooms are excellent! Comfy beds.  The stuff was very friendly and helpful! We asked hostel to book a shuttle Airport-Hostel, and it was in time and very cheap. Thank you for this great experience in Kiev! Certainly I recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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15 Thank Gkotelnikova
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Mariya S, Owner at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Dear Guest!
Thank you for you tiaking the time to share your experience with other people!
It is so important for us, as we are working evry day to be the best hostel in the center of Kiev!
Thank you and you are always welcome in Gagarin Hostel!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

The hostel has an amazing location, quiet street but in the center!  Great accommodations,  the staff is excellent! The rooms are new and very clean, there are a lot of toilets and showers for use. 
Great place if you want to stay in a cheap, clean  place in the center.
Free towels and bed linen. Free wifi , coffee, maps. I liked this hostel so much!!! 

Room Tip: I stayed in 6 bed dorm with my friends. Quiet, clean and spaciously.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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18 Thank Richard G
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Mariya S, Owner at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Dear Richard, thank you so much for your warm feedback! We'll be delighted to see you at Gaarin Hostel again! Enjoy your time!
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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Stopped here for Euro 2012. The facilities were first class, a very clean hostel with excellent showers. As I arrived very late the 24 hour opening was very helpful. The closeness to the metro was a bonus and the reception staff first class. Would certainly return to this hostel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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17 Thank John B
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Mariya S, Owner at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Dear John!
Thank you for choosing Gagarin Hostel. We are so glad that you liked your stay with us. We will be delighted to see you again! Thank you and all the best!
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Very nice hostel to stay. Close to the metro. Clean, fresh and cute. The receptionists are english speaking and very friendly. I recommend this place to stay in Kiev!  

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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19 Thank Peter C
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Mariya S, Owner at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Dear Guest!
Thank you for you taking the time to share your experience with other people!
It is so important for us, as we are working evry day to be the best hostel in the center of Kiev!
Thank you and you are always welcome in Gagarin Hostel!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2012

This is my first-time review on TripAdvisor. I was asked to say something about my stay in Gagarin Hostel.

So, I was quite impressed. I didn't expect that much from Kiev hostel, especially when I read some web posts and news headlines about dirt, cheating, etc in ukrainian hotels.

I am a student and a soccer Fan and I couldn't afford staying in kiev hotel because their prices where so high at this time. So I have chosen Gagarin Hostel because of the price. And never looked back. It was very good. Rooms are clean, restrooms and bathrooms are very impressive for the hostel. Good location, few steps from subway station.

There was free beer in fridge everyday! It was nice addition.

I dont know what else to say. I highly recommend this hostel especially for large companies.

  • Stayed June 2012
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20 Thank jasonbricks
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Alkmaar
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2012

I have been there with 5 friends and we were al very pleased to see te accommodation. The rooms are very nice, good beds and everything is very clean (toilets and showers are excellent), especially the showers!! Must experience that ;)
The cute receptioniste was very nice and spoke very well english. It's open 24 hours, so there is no problem exploring the nightlife of Kiev! That's also an advantage of this hostel. It's location is a 5 minute walk from the center (the entertainment area), you don't need a taxi for the distance.

Though, the hostel is hard to find. We arrived at midnight and the neighborhood didn't look that nice in the middle of the night. But eventually we found it and the and of a small street and in the morning the surrounding buildings and people looked a lot nicer.

I really do recommend this place. The price is very good, for what you get!! (you even get free beer in the loungeroom)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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24 Thank Woettie
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Kiev, Ukraine
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Awesome stay! Brand-new hotel, I couldn't even imagine how  clean and comfortable it is! Free pancakes in the morning were delicious. Excellent location and wonderful  staff. I highly  recommend this cosy place! I stayed there for three nights more as the atmosphere was  brilliant! P.s. Girls from reception, thank you a lot for your help during my stay! See you soon!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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22 Thank Mariya S
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Mariya S, Owner at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Dear Guest!
Thank you for your opinion about Gagarin Hostel! 
I am so pleased that you found our breakfast delicious, we made a big work to find the best cook  for our guests. It would be interesting to know that we have improved the menu for breakfast from August, 1: now we have some variants of  healthy porridge with milk! Really tasty!  And it is still for free as a compliment for all guests in the morning to make it more positive and warm!
Hope to see you again in Gagarin Hostel! Enjoy your time! 
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Property: Gar'is Hostel
Address: Pervomaiskogo St., 11, Kiev 01023, Ukraine (Formerly Gagarin Hostel)
Location: Ukraine > Kiev > Lypky
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 385 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gar'is Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Low cost, brand new, affordable, clean & friendly Hostel. Gar'is Hostel is located in the centre of Kiev on the quiet street, downtown in Pechers`kyi area, less than 3-minute walk from "Klovska" metro station, 6-minute walk to the Olimpiyskiy and Palace of Sports, 10-minute walk to the main street of Kiev - Khreshatik! Guest services include: 24-hour reception desk help with friendly English and Russian speaking staff, cozy rooms with free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) connection. Great discount offers for groups and long stay are provided. Each Gar'is Hostel room is nice-designed and well-equipped for the comfortable stay: comfortable beds with linen and towels, individual storage lockers, desk, chairs, mirror, coat hanger. Hostel guests have an option to leave their belongings in separate premise for luggage which is absolutely safe. Also the infrastructure of the hostel offers 8 shared shower units and 8 lavatories divided into "Male" and "Female". Fully equipped kitchen gives an opportunity to the guests to cook for themselves. Tea and drinking water are always available. Nearby there is a variety of cafes and restaurants offering the tasty international and Ukrainian cuisine.The Hostel is located in the cultural center of Kyiv in close vicinity to such city's popular sites as Pinchuk Art Center and Khreschatyk (1,3 km distance). Distance to Pechers`ka Lavra is 2 km. On the prior request group transfer to Borispol airport is available. ... more   less 
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