This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Baturyn.
Baturyn, Ukraine, is located around two hundred twenty-five kilometres northeast of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. The small town, with a population of roughly two thousand six hundred, belongs to Chernihiv Oblast, a region in the northern Ukraine. It is easy to get around, since Baturyn is very compact, but there are no local train services connecting the small town to any bigger city in the country. If you travel from abroad, the closest international airport is located in Kiev.
This place is popular with tourists, due to its historical importance and the beautiful architecture. History lovers might know the so-called Sack of Baturyn in the eighteenth century -- a series of raids conducted by the Russian Imperial Army. The focus of the raids was Mazepa and Cossack State. In the course of the events, the local fortress was burnt down; the fortress, Hetman Rozumovsky Palace, and the castle church of Resurrection have been reconstructed.
The Hetman palace of Kyrylo Rozumovskyi is the most popular and the central feature of Baturyn. After being elected as the highest military commander of the state, the so-called hetman, Rozumovskyi, decided to transfer the capital of the Ukrainian Cossack State to Baturyn town. The beautiful palace was built in following years and finished in the very early nineteenth century. However, after the death of Rozumovskyi, the palace was abandoned and a fire ruined nearly all of its interior decoration. Since then, the place has been renewed a couple of times (most recently, within a decade of this writing), so nowadays tourists can enjoy the beautiful architecture, the lovely decorations in the building, and a wonderful park. The Citadel, the local archaeology museum, and the Museum of Hetmancy are attractions in Baturyn, which you should not miss.
While the town is a popular tourist destination, the supply of hotels and hostels in Baturyn, Ukraine, is comparatively low. In fact, you can choose from few smaller hotels if you do not want share your room; if you prefer a Baturyn, Ukraine hostel, the options are scarce. Your Baturyn, Ukraine hostel is a restored old house and has a very rural atmosphere. If you want to be close to nature and experience what the real life in the countryside in the north of Ukraine is, check it out.
Written by local enthusiast for Baturyn hostelsFlo