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 Lutsk. To help you make friends with Lutsk before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
One of the oldest cities in Western Ukraine, Lutsk, Ukraine, is a strongly underrated city that is almost unknown to foreign tourists. The sightseeing tour would take longer than you might expect, as there are many things to see and visit. The Lutsk High Castle is located in the middle of the Old Town and is the hallmark of Lutsk. It is also one of the two oldest, most-preserved castles in Ukraine. Almost the entire castle is opened to tourists, and you can also try to shoot a bow in the yard. You should also visit the Intercession Church, the Dominican Monastery, the Jesuit Monastery, the Bell Tower, the Museum of Volyn Icons, and many more. Entrance fees are symbolic. Most of the sights are from the Medieval Ages and are very well preserved. There are also many parks to visit; the best one is the Central Park of Culture and Rest.
Prices are criminally low, so you can eat out, have drinks, rent a bike, visit museums and galleries, and do many things that most backpackers could not afford in more expensive destinations. Portions in restaurants are huge, so you can enjoy great meals at very low prices. Also, be aware that people in Lutsk are very nationalistic, and if you speak any Russian, it is not a good idea to show off there, because you can very easily get into trouble. People are very friendly and they like foreigners, but it would be a miracle to find someone who could speak English. Also, almost everything is written in Cyrillic, including street names, so navigation in the city can be tricky.
Hostels in Lutsk, Ukraine, are a rather new phenomenon. There are not so many Lutsk, Ukraine hostels, but there are enough to accommodate the regular flow of travelers. Hostels in Lutsk, Ukraine, are located near the Central Park of Culture and Rest. To compensate for their numbers, hostels in Lutsk, Ukraine, are ridiculously cheap and offer huge discounts if you stay for several days, as most tourists come for a day or two. Again, do not expect too much at your Lutsk, Ukraine hostel when it comes to English, although some of the people might speak English.
Written by local enthusiast for Lutsk hostelsGeorge Traveller