Hostels in Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Get to know Kharkiv (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Kharkiv. To help you make friends with Kharkiv before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Kharkiv is also named and spelled Kharkov - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Kharkiv is less than eighty kilometers from the Russian border, so there is a noticeable Russian influence, as it was a major city in the former United Soviet Socialist Republic. Now, Kharkiv is a leading education center in Ukraine, with more than fifty universities. Kharkiv’s population is about one and a half million, and it has between two hundred fifty thousand and three hundred thousand students. Kharkiv’s cultural influence is further emphasized by its twenty museums and more than ten theaters. There are plenty of restaurants and bars with tasty Ukrainian national food, but clubs are not very good.

The city was a crucial site during WWII and there were four battles for Kharkiv. Almost the whole city was destroyed and ninety percent of the population either escaped or died in the war. There are still many war memorials and monuments in the whole city. One of the symbols of Kharkiv is the Freedom Square, which is one of the largest in the world. Other interesting sights are the Assumption Cathedral, the Botanical Garden, the bridge between Lopan and the Kharkiv rivers, and the Historical Museum.

There are several hostels in Kharkiv, but some of them operate only during the summer so be sure to check that they are open when you plan to visit. Most Kharkiv hostels are located near the metro stations in the center, but there are also some in the outskirts. Generally, Kharkiv hostel prices are low, but most Kharkiv hostels offer very good facilities.

Kharkiv is very well-connected by train to Kyiv, Moscow, Donetsk, Odessa, and other Ukrainian and Russian cities. There is also a small airport, which is far from the city. The main train station is quite far from the center of the city, but you can take the metro that will get you to the center in about twenty minutes. The metro is very cheap and you can easily get to your Kharkiv hostel.

Written by local enthusiast for Kharkiv hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kharkiv hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Kharkiv Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kharkiv. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kharkiv. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Kharkiv costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Kharkiv with private rooms costs on average $29. shows all 11 Hostels in Kharkiv. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 11 hostels in Kharkiv, Ukraine. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kharkiv such as
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Station Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Kharkiv.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Kharkiv

Your Packing List for Kharkiv

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Kharkiv Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kharkiv, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$29 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Kharkiv
Citizen Hostel Kharkov is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Kharkiv
Station Hostel is the best rated
3.1 Average rating of all hostels

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