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

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

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

A hostel in Kiev costs on average $6 for a dorm. A hostel in Kiev with private rooms costs on average $27.
Hostelz.com shows all 112 Hostels in Kiev. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 112 hostels in Kiev, Ukraine. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kiev such as
  • 27 hotels
  • 6 guesthouses
  • 5 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kiev.

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

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Kiev

Your Packing List for Kiev

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kiev and Ukraine.

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.

Get your full Packing List here

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.
112 Total number of hostels
$6 Average dorm price
$27 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Kiev
City Center Hostel is the cheapest
14 Party hostels in Kiev
Dream House Hostel is the best rated
Most Kiev hostels are located in
Invankiv district
2.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Baturyn (193 Km / 120 mi.)
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Travel Tips for Kiev - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Kiev. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Kiev. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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