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TIU Chernivtsi Backpackers
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TIU Chernivtsi Backpackers
Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible place!”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We arrived early in the morning in a unknown city and decided to bring here heavy backpacks. After all night trip nobody didn't offer even tea. They simply said that a settlement is in 11. Ok, but in Chernivtsi all cafe and restaurants is closed till 11 - so we had simply to ferment in a frost to down street, while something was found.
One bath and rest room on all, besides coupled! Constantly stand in a line.
A separate room has a window in a corridor, where a refrigerator with beer, which buzzes and shine at night.
Owners can come with friends from party in 4.30 morning and start to arrange stormy discussions on a kitchen. Don't wait, that it soon will finish.
Also they have a little child which gets up early and study to talk.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Tiuhostels, General Manager at TIU Chernivtsi Backpackers, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Elena, We are deeply sad to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our hostel.
Unfortunately check in time is 12 midday to allow other guests to check out at 11 am and 1 hour cleaning. However we do have signs in Russian, Ukrainian and English explaining that the kitchen and common room are for guests to use 24 hours per day.
So i do not understand why you did not make yourself a pot of tea and prepare a bite to eat in the same way that our other guests do. Nobody forced you on to the cold morning streets!
The 13/14/15th of January is the Malanka festival and on these nights it is very usual that tourists to the city stay awake through the night to partake with the singing, dancing and highjinx in the streets, and if fellow guests decide to return at 3 am and make hot tea for themselves in the kitchen they are welcome to do so without being screamed at and insulted by yourself!
Indeed the only person to wake our infant son that night was you screaming at the Romanian group drinking hot tea after a cold night
Hostels are a cheap accomodation (indeed your stay cost $9 per person) but involves sharing your space with other guests in a communal atmosphere, where guests make tea for themselves and a student backpackers hostel on a party festival holiday is never going to be a quiet sleepy place. I strongly advise that in future you do a little research in to the city you are visiting and the type of accomodation you are booking rather than just the price. We are a cheap place to stay but also you seem to be a guest who would clearly be more suited to a hotel with bathroom, room service and your own company.
Happy travels Lyuba and Marcus
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Dodge city
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

I have stayed a few times at the hostel and I have had a wonderfful time,, The host and hostess made me so very welcome and they both speak english well .. Clean beds Great shower. Marcus the host took me on a tour of the city, had a great stay each time. I will be staying there again and again,,,
Try it you love it

Kezzo

Room Tip: the private room is a little more expencive then the dorm ... well worth the extra few dollars.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Free train and bus pick up service straight to hostel. They even long distance call your phone so you won't get distracted by the taxi drivers when you arrive.

Very informative and insiders view on Ukraine's daily lives. He took us to dinner which was fabulous and very authentically Ukrainian.

Free walking tours around Chernivtsi from late afternoon until night. He can take us almost anywhere upon request for free and facilities are more than enough.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We spent there just 1 night, but it is really nice place for stay. Everything was clean, tidy, family is helpful and forthcoming. Just one small point: in czech edition of Lonely Planet guide (2009) is written another adress of this Hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Varna, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Fantastic little place, Unfortunatly we were booked in at the other hostel in Chernivtsi but when we arrived late we got no answer at the door! So we came to this place and although we did not have a booking the owner welcomed us at 4.30am. We stayed 3 days and the family running the hostel are brilliant, nothing was to much trouble and the owner took ourselves and other guests for a free city tour. His wife the wonderful Luba not only cooked traditional Ukrainian home fare but arranged all of our Grandsons train tickets for his trip to Kiev and Odessa, while keeping the place spotless.
The rooms were spacious well kept and with 2 security codes needed just to enter the place, very secure. Also when we arrived at the other place we could find no onstreet parking near the hostel because it was on a pedestrian street but we had no such problems here and parked direcly out side the hostel entrance. Highly recomended

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed in this hostel during a weekend trip to Chernivtsy. A random choice of the hostel has made this trip great, as I met some cool people during my stay there. The hostel has a cosy home atmosphere with a big living room combined with kitchen. It's run by an adorable couple who were very helpful. The owner (also the manager) even took us on a tour to the city(!!!), and then to an excellent local restaurant! Throughly enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Chernovtsy, Chernivets'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

I had a fantastic time here the owner very kindly took me on an excursion to Khotin for the price of the fuel in his jeep very clean and central. I actually got more tourist information here than i did at the tourist information office when it was open

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Property: TIU Chernivtsi Backpackers
Address: Sheptytskogo 2 apt 3, Chernivtsi 58000, Ukraine
Location: Ukraine > Chernivtsi Oblast > Chernivtsi
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #12 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Chernivtsi
Number of rooms: 2
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