This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Dnipro. To help you make friends with Dnipro before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Dnipro, Ukraine, a city in the centre of the country, was formerly known under the much-harder-to-pronounce names Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk. Where Lviv or Kiev are much more frequented and offer plenty of interesting sites, Dnipro is not on the itinerary of many travelers. Outsiders may call it a grey city, but this city is a haven for those interested in Soviet architecture and is worth visiting if you are traveling around Ukraine.
The centre of Dnipro, Ukraine, is quite spread out. European Square can be considered as Dnipro’s central square; all interested landmarks are within approximately two kilometers in either direction. When searching for a Dnipro, Ukraine hostel, it is recommended to book a place near Dmitra Yavornytskoho Street, as nearby you will find many cafes and most places of interest are located close to this street. The Dnipro River bank is also just a few minutes' walking from the Dmitra Yavornytskoho Street.
Winters in Dnipro, Ukraine, can get very cold. Dnipro is much more of a summer destination with nice parks and a nice embankment where you can hang out. If you do visit any other time of the year, you will find coffee bars at every corner to warm up again.
Dnipro, Ukraine hostels can be found throughout the entire city and not only in the centre. Navigating around the centre is easy by tram. Tram number one terminates at the railway station and covers the entire city centre. If you do not have experience with using marshrutkas (Ukrainian minibuses) it is recommended to book your Dnipro, Ukraine hostel in its city centre. As mentioned before, Dnipro, Ukraine, is not often visited by foreigners. Most guests staying in Dnipro, Ukraine hostels will either be Ukrainian or Russian. Staff may speak little to no English, and also signs in the hostel may be in Cyrillic only. If you like to meet some English-speaking guests, Dnipro, Ukraine hostels in the centre are your best bet.
Written by local enthusiast for Dnipro hostelsMartin Straatman