Hostels in Kiev, Ukraine

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Get to know Kiev (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 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 Kiev.

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

Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is a city confused. The local language is called surzhyk and is a mix of Russian and Ukrainian that full-blooded Russians don’t consider Russian and Ukrainians don’t consider Ukrainian. Very few people here use the country’s language of Ukrainian.

Kiev is a large city, and what makes it seem even bigger is that everything is so spread out. Each nightclub is a taxi ride away from the next because there is no concentrated area of good clubs and pubs. Even the sights are not easy to get to.

Kiev hostels are all over the place as well, although there are more around the main street: Kreshchatyk, than in other areas of the city. From this area there are a few very cheap places to eat, with food reminiscent of a school cafeteria: cheap and cooked in large quantities.

Kiev hostels seem to almost all be members of two chains. If you stay at one of the hostels in a chain, they will try to force you to stay at another of theirs in a different city. We recommend doing your own research and deciding based on that. I would also say check on the map where the Kiev hostels are as many of them will bend the truth about how close really are to the sights or train station.

Many Kiev hostel owners seem to live in their hostels. In this kind of hostel the owners do their cooking, eating, and sleeping in either the common room or in the dorm with the other backpackers. These hostels are also run more like coach surfing places than a normal hostel, but if that is what you like then you will be happy there.

FAQ about Kiev Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Kiev. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Kiev costs $6 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Kiev costs $17. (based on price comparison)
The only website listing all 71 Hostels in Kiev is We are a specialized hostel price comparison.
KIEV HOSTEL is the best rated hostel in Kiev for female solo travellers. compares prices for 71 hostels in Kiev, Ukraine. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kiev such as
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This makes the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kiev.

Dream House Hostel is the best hostel for partying in Kiev.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Kiev 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 Kiev, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
71 Total number of hostels
$6 Average dorm price
$17 Average private room price
$4 Cheapest hostel in Kiev
Hostel OK Hotel is the cheapest
8 Party hostels in Kiev
Dream House Hostel is the best rated
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Kiev - from the Community

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