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Hostelz.com's Review
Soviet Home Hostel is one of the more interesting one in this city of Lviv. The place is set up like an old Soviet home, complete with old sofas and chairs to sit on, but not for too long, and various things collected from the era when Mother Russia was in power in Ukraine. Two wall-size posters cover the common room area, giving that feeling that you're sitting back when the USSR was in power!

The Location

The hostel is located right off the main square of the city -- you cannot get closer to all the small pubs and sights. Everything is walking distance and some of the more interesting pubs are just a stone's throw away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are spacious and clean, with custom-built oak beds (other hostels in the city don't have these). You can sit up on the bottom bunk and not hit your head on the top! The bathroom is big enough to put a bunk bed in it! You have lots of room to move around in the dorms.

Common Spaces

Various objects in the common area from Soviet times are around for you to see and play with. They ask you to take off your shoes but the floor is a bit dirty, so you go though a few pairs of socks when staying there. They also have a balcony that overlooks the street, though it’s a bit small.

Summary

Overall, this hostel is a very interesting place to stay -- with the location and helpful staff, this hostel will be the next big thing in Lviv. They have taken a lot of time to get this place to feel like the USSR and we think they have done a great job doing this.

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Soviet Home Hostel Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Clean and Friendly. This hostel was not so much memorable for its style or luxury as for its sheer friendliness. The staff gave me an excellent introduction to Lviv, and were great for conversation: always happy to recommend museums and restaurants. They also kept a very high standard of cleanliness, both through their own endeavours, and through strict rules (wear slippers and don't eat outside the dining area or leave your mess for others to clear up). Beware of a long climb up to reach it though (can't fault the hostel for this though).  , British. ()
4   Unique The Soviet Home is the newest hostel, and the atmosphere there is unique. It has all sorts of things from the era of the USSR from posters and equipment and maps.  ()

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