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 Zaporozhye. To help you make friends with Zaporozhye before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Zaporozhye, Ukraine, is a city in the southeast of the country, about one-and-a-half hours from Dnipro. The city is sometimes also spelled as Zaporizhye or Zaporizhia. Although not as big as cities like Kharkiv and Dnipro, the size of Zaporozhye should not be underestimated. The area in which you can find the places of interesting however, is rather small. Two days is enough for most travelers to get a good idea of the place.
Plenty of Soviet architecture can be found in the city. If this is something you appreciate, keep your camera ready! The wide Dnipro river divides the city in two, but there is not much to see for visitors on the west bank. The city centre is on the right bank and this is also the best place to book your Zaporozhye, Ukraine hostel. In summer you can enjoy the city beach on the Dnipro river, that stretches for more than one-and-a-half kilometres.
The most notorious site in Zaporozhye is the Dniproges Dam in the Dnipro River, which was the largest dam in Europe when it was built in the twentieth century. It is located at the end of the former Prospekt Lenina. Park Metallurgov is a nice park close to the dam and offers nice views of it.
There are only a couple of hostels in Zaporozhye, Ukraine; beds in dorm rooms are extremely reasonably priced in these Zaporozhye, Ukraine hostels. The quality of Zaporozhye, Ukraine hostels rangers from good to excellent; however, English-speaking tourists tend to stay more often at the Zaporozhye, Ukraine hostels with excellent reviews. In any case, the majority of Zaporozhye, Ukraine hostel guests will be Ukrainians and Russians that do not speak English. Ukrainians staying for several months or more at a Zaporozhye, Ukraine hostel can be a common practice. Some hotels here offer dorm rooms as well.
Zaporozhye is a nice city and not nearly visited as much as other big cities in Ukraine. If you want to explore Ukraine a bit more into depth, Zaporozhye is a good place to stop by for a day or two.
Written by local enthusiast for Zaporozhye hostelsMartin Straatman