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“Nice place to stay in Kiev!”
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Gar'is Hostel
Ranked #3 of 395 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Reviewed January 11, 2014

If you're looking for a place to stay in Kiev for a short time and don't have much money, this is a great choice! This hostel provides comfort and clean rooms, convinient kitchen, showers and bathrooms. If I will come back to Kiev, I would stay there!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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4  Thank S0arin9man
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a very good stay at Gagarin Hostel. The room was very nice and clean, facilities such as wifi, drinking fresh water, fridge etc are good enough, toilets and bathrooms are clean. The hostel staff and really very friendly and co operative and location is very nice and only 5 minutes walk from the Metro station. We would highly recommend the hostel because of good price and excellent facilities. Thanks to all staff of Gagarin Hostel for a nice and memorable stay. Good Luck !!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Kashif M
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

This hostel is really great and absolutely safe place in Kiev. Those who are foreigners: I would highly recommend the hostel. do not worry about cheating or other inconveniences associated with foreign tourists . 100 % trust. For example, the lady at the desk ordered me a taxi at 4 a.m. towards an airport and I pay for the taxi only 5 Euros )))) .

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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4  Thank Bima1
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

So this hostel is a little difficult to get to if you are chancing your luck on public transport from the airport. A mixture of bus and underground alongside limited english makes this journey an adventurous one. Once at the hostel you will find it is clean, warm and very comfy. The hostel staff are very friendly and very beautiful which adds to the charm of this hostel. Showers were hot and powerful and the rooms were clean.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank adam m
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had a good stay at Gagarin Hostel. The rooms were small, but clean. There was a nice shared room with a kitchen, couch, tv, computer with internet and other facilities such as fresh water, a fridge, possibility to cook your own meal, etc.
Shared toilets were pretty clean and the shared bathrooms/showers were also very good.

Also the ladies of the hostel were very friendly and helpful and willing to help us with additional requests such as breakfast etcetera.

Location is not perfect but good enought. Just a couple of minutes to a small supermarket and a metro station (2 stops to the centre with restaurants for only 20 euro cent).
About 8-10 minutes to the first bar and 15 minutes to nice centre with restaurants and bars and a nice square.

In all it was a very nice hostel for a very good price!

Thanks to everyone of Gagarin Hostel for a nice stay!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Mariya S, Manager at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing Gagarin hostel for your recent stay in Kiev.
Thank you for your time to write this feedback. It is so important for us to know our guest’s opinion about our work. We try to do our best to supply every guest with comfort and high service.
We will be happy to see you again!
Have a great time!
Gagarin Hostel Team

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

The staff is very friendly and even more helpfull. Nothing was too much to ask. They've arranged transfer, excursions and guides for us. We've even ordered breakfast which the staff buy and prepare themselves for a good price.
Metro, shops, bars and restaurants are within easy reach on foot from the hostel.
Rooms and beds are clean, although the beds are a little small for taller people.
The bathroom in the hostel provides large and very good showers (nice warm water and plenty of water pressure).
The wifi is quick and if necessary you can use the public computer in the lounge area.
The no alcohol policy ensures for a quiet night sleep.
For my next visit to Kiev I would definately stay in the Gagarin Hostel again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank BjorndR
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Mariya S, Manager at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Greetings to you, dear Guest!
Thank you for your visit to Gagarin Hostel and your warm feedback!
We were so delighetd to welcome you and help you with all your requests.
Best to you and your awersome friends!
hope to see you again adn suply you wioth a remarkable stay in Kiev!
Gagarin Hostel Team

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed here with a group in november and enjoyed it tremendously. The hostel itself is small, clean, with great showers and good beds. It's within walking distance of the city centre and there's a metro station close by which brings the entire city within reach.

The staff of the hostel were spectacular, They went above and beyond what was expected to make our stay there unforgettable: helping us arrange trips to Chernobyl and a soccer match and even breakfast (which normally isn't included).

This place is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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6  Thank erikotn
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Mariya S, Manager at Gar'is Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing Gagarin hostel for your recent stay in Kiev.
It was a pleasure for us to welcome your great group!
We will be happy to see you again and we will do our best to help you with all your requests.
All the best,
Gagarin Hostel Team

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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 395 Specialty Lodging in Kiev
Price Range: $11 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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