Hostels in Lviv, Ukraine

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

 Get to know Lviv (no more

Lviv is the first large city on the Ukraine-Poland border coming from Krakow. It is a very nice place to stop for a few days. Its city centre is very small, not unlike Krakow, so everything you want to do and see is easy to walk to. When you are booking your hostel in Lviv, we estimate there are a couple days worth of sights to keep you busy, and if you add in the nightlife, you could stay for perhaps three or four.

Lviv hostels are booming, with a surprising number to choose from for such a small city. There are a number of hostels around the main square and some just off the main street from the Opera House, but really most hostels are so central that you dont need to be on the square to see any of the sights. Watch out for the hostels with very cheap prices (6 euro and lower), there is a reason they have dumped the price, normally they are not up to other hostel standards and attract backpackers with the price, stay at your own risk.

The sights not to miss are the Opera House, which some days can be entered on a tour, or if you are lucky and want to add some culture to your life, can buy a 4 euro ticket to see a Opera there! The High Castle is about thirty minute walk uphill (there is a reason it is called High Castle) and it has the best view of the city. They best time of day to go is in the morning before the clouds and sun block the view. The largest graveyard in Europe is also here. Nearby the graveyard is a village, recreated from eight different areas and times of Ukraine's past. Over 100 houses have been moved to this 43 acre park but yet again no English guides. Some of the hostels do tours to both places (with English guides of course) ask about that when you arrive.

Overall it's a nice city to stop over and visit on your way to other areas of Ukraine or Poland. Lviv should not be overlooked as a stop on your travels.

Getting to Lviv from Krakow is easy, with daily night buses going between the cities. The train also runs twice a day each way and takes the same about of time because of the changing of the tracks (but is twice the cost). The cheapest way is to take a local transport to the boarder and walk across then take train or bus on other side (taking a train on the Poland side or a bus on the Ukraine side).

FAQ about Lviv Hostels

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

A hostel in Lviv costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Lviv with private rooms costs on average $32. shows all 48 Hostels in Lviv. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 48 hostels in Lviv, Ukraine. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Lviv such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Lviv.

Compass Hostel Lviv is the best rated hostel for partying in Lviv.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Lviv

Your Packing List for Lviv

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Lviv 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

Lviv 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 Lviv, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
48 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$32 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Lviv
Hostel Seven is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Lviv
Compass Hostel Lviv is the best rated
5.6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Lviv - 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 Lviv. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lviv. 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!

If you don't know how to read cyrillic, spend an hour or two on the train and teach yourself how to transliterate (memorizing the letters so you can sound out a cyrillic word in English, even if you have no idea what it means). You can do it from the Russian Alphabet page in the back of your Lonely Planet. Nothing in Ukraine is written in the Roman alphabet, and for some stupid reason, most maps (including LP and Let's Go) as well as the hostel directions on this site don't include any cyrillic. Have a great time in this amazing country and thank me later.


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