Ok If You Want A Cheap Place To Sleep At Night
Posted Jul 31, 2016 on Hotels
Not a bad hostel, but very 'corporate'. You'll find yourself either climbing up to the 6th floor or taking the very small, outdated elevator to get in.
The outside is nothing to look at. The inside, while once clean and nice does not reflect the pictures. It is well-trafficed so it is grungy and nothing is ever quite clean.
We booked two beds in a shared room and it was very hot (they don't seem to like running the a/c, but will do it when requested) the carpeting had stains and the beds were cheap and uncomfortable. There were no curtains, and the sun rises at 5 am, so it was difficult to sleep with that and the shared space.
The toilets and showers don't give you room to breathe, but are mostly functional. The 'lounge' is a couple of bean bags on the second floor landing next to a single desk and the wifi is very difficult to connect to, while speeds are minimal to ok at best.
We thought we'd cook in the kitchen, but it was dirty and being shared by about 30 guests, so we ate out every meal and crammed our leftovers in with everyone else's.
It was ok for a couple nights to get our bearings in Kiev, but we couldn't take it after two hot summer days and were glad to leave for a private room.