Cats' House Hostel




Hostelz.com's Review

Cats' House Hostel is located in the central part of Lviv, Ukraine. It is open during the whole year. The price is not high and the hostel is ok, but you can have serious problems if you are there when the hostel has even more than half of its capacity filled.

The Location

The location is really good. It is just in the center of Lviv, within walking distance of the major sights and very easy to reach. If you come by train, you need to take a tram or bus, you can also take a minibus, called marshrutka. All of them are very cheap. The staff also told us that there are good transportation options to the airport, which should not be a surprise, as the hostel is very centrally located. The hostel is within walking distance of the historical monuments in Lviv like the City Hall, the National Opera, and the National Gallery.

Rooms and Bathrooms

At Cats' House Hostel, you can have dorms; there are blankets, linens and the beds are a bit squeaky but it is ok. The linens are replaced regularly and the rooms are clean. The eight-bed rooms have four bunk beds, there are two chairs. Generally, there is not much space in the rooms and you should be careful not to bump into something when you wake up. However, the place is clean.

There is only one bathroom and one toilet. That is a huge problem! Cats' House Hostel has a capacity of about twenty people, so you can imagine that it can be hard to use the shower or the toilet. You also need to wait for shower to heat the water. Using the bathroom is convenient but getting to it is a challenge! You may easily have to wait for an hour.

Common Spaces

Other amenities include a laundry room with washers and dryer (you pay some nominal fee for it), a really small kitchen with stove and a refrigerator (but food is cheap and tasty, so it is good to eat out), there is also Wi-Fi. Again, if there are more people, this is a problem. The kitchen can fit no more than five people at the same time. You must check out by noon. One good thing is that there is no deposit. There is no common space -- the owners utilized all free spots to place beds.

Cat’s house hostel is not a party hostel but it is common to have a few drinks there. However, alcohol in Ukraine is cheap and strong, so be careful not to be in this position yourself. The staff are helpful and friendly and they can answer quite efficiently most of your questions concerning the city. You pay for your bed in Ukrainian hryvnias so you need to have local currency when you get there.


Overall, you should consider if you want to go to an overcrowded hostel and wait for a shower and a toilet. We would definitely not go there if we visit Lviv again.
by George Traveller
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
July 2012


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Cats' House Hostel" at Saksahans'koho, 20/4, 2nd floor.)


Saksahans'koho, 20/4, 2nd floor, Lviv, Ukraine
49.833917, 24.033572
+38 093 483 76 65
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