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“Gagarin should be in your orbit” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gar'is Hostel
Ranked #2 of 362 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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103 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Gagarin should be in your orbit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

The hostel is named after Yuri Gagarin, the first human to journey into outer space, and the hostel has many photos and other wall hangings to promote this theme. The hostel is one of the cleanest I've seen in Kiev, while also being one of the least expensive. The rooms are standard size, crowded for two people but enough space for one. The location is in a quiet residential area, so the only noise you have to worry about might be coming from the kitchen area whose door is generally shut at night. The walls between rooms are pretty thick, the beds narrow but comfortable, with lockers, small table and chair, very basic. The bathroom and shower area are the cleanest I've seen in Kiev, with many shower stalls, and the whole place looks newly renovated, although the rest of the building is typical residential, so don't be fooled by the outside. Its a short walk to the metro, and about 20 minutes walk to the center. The staff at the reception desk speak English well, but booking a taxi can be problematic. The only drawback to staying here are the toilets, there are three sinks and four urinals, but the two Western toilets are too short - the two squat toilets offer much more room.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Gary S
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

The hostel is very clean. It is within distance of a metro station and is fairly central. The receptionist speaks very good English and is extremely helpful. The hostel looks very new. The bathrooms and toilets are very clean. I would highly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hostel has all you could wish for while staying in Kiev - friendly and helpful staff, comfort and cleanliness, proximity to city center and metro station, good rates - I would highly recommend! Also, there are people from all over the world staying here, so you can share your experiences.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

In June 2013 I was looking for place to spend the night for a group of children (over 20 people), who were visiting Kyiv. And it was a perfect place to stay. Very polite and helpful staff came with the solution to host all of them. The hostel looked very nice and clean. And last but not least - children liked it a lot.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Immaculately clean room and bathroom. Much more so than many hotels I have stayed in. There was quite a bit construction nearby when we were there, but not too disturbing. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed August 2013
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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Nice and clean hostel. Administrator can solve different problems very great. Lounge is like livingroom, you can meet other guest.
Hiljaiset huoneet ja rauhallinen alue, mutta lähellä metroa.

I like it.

best regards from Finland

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jönssi K
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Palermo, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Central location, easy to get to Metro, quiet street, very good and well equipped kitchen/lounge area with free internet terminal and free wi-fi. However, there is only a small cooking area and the fridge is totally packed full of food...the facilities are not enough for the amount of people staying there. They didn't have enough room keys for 1 each so sometimes the room was unlocked....the showers are good but the toilets are very cramped, difficult to enter and for men only 2 sit down toilets, the rest are squat toilets and the feeling in the toilet is not comfortable. Again, insufficient facilities for the number of people.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tim B
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Additional Information about Gar'is Hostel

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 362 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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