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 Uzhhorod. To help you make friends with Uzhhorod before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Uzhhorod is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The White Croats founded their first feudal fortress in the area of Uzhgorod in the early ninth century. Due to its location, Uzhhorod was often changing its country affiliation and was burned and destroyed several times. It was part of Hungary and burned by the Mongols; then, it was part of the Habsburg Empire, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, the United Soviet Socialist Republic, and Ukraine. Since the forties, it is the center of the Transcarpathian Region -- first in the USSR, and then in Ukraine.
The city has many architecture monuments -- the Uzhgorod Castle, known from the eleventh century; the Episcopal Palace from the seventeenth century; the Catholic Church from the eighteenth century; and the City Hall, built in the nineteenth century. The main attraction is the Uzhgorod Castle, which was built in the Middle Ages by the magnates Druget, then rebuilt several times; it is now open as a museum. There are both Orthodox and Catholic churches in Uzhhorod -- the Hungarian Roman Catholic Church of St. George in the old city center, the Greek Catholic Holy Cross Cathedral, and the Cyril and Methodius Cathedral. The city has the Uzhgorod University, the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, a botanical garden, and other interesting places to visit.
Uzhhorod hostels are something of which other cities can only dream. Despite the limited number of Uzhhorod hostels, they have it all. First, Uzhhorod hostels offer outstanding facilities, which are to be expected rather from a hotel. Next, their location is more than perfect -- hostels in Uzhhorod are located in the very heart of the city, just on its main street. And the best part is that you can get all at that at a ridiculously low price and you would even get a discount if you stay longer. So, definitely, Uzhhorod is a very traveler-friendly city.
Written by local enthusiast for Uzhhorod hostelsGeorge Traveller