Best Hostels in Kiev, Ukraine

Amazing architectural infrastructures, great food, exciting party experience, and good people – these are just one of the few things that are about to take part in your journey to Kiev.

We give you the best hostels in Kiev Ukraine that are sure to make your pockets happy and give you an amazing adventure in the most populous city of Ukraine.

From great outdoor terraces to exciting activities, from great room deals to superb services, we give you only the best hostels in Kiev.

Your shortcut:

  1. Sky Hostel
  2. Dream House Hostel
  3. Light Life Hostel

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Not only do you have a quality stay at the best hostels, but also give you great access to the heart of the city. Making it easy for you to explore and enjoy the capital of Ukraine.

What we cover in this article?

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Quick Introduction to Kiev

The average price for a bed: Hostels in Kiev cost 5€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 15€ up to 35€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Kiev

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Kiev.

  1. Sky Hostel – Best Hostel for Small Groups
  2. Dream House Hostel – Best Hostel for Female-Solo Travelers
  3. Light Life Hostel – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Sky Hostel

A hostel that specializes in cooking, psychology, and travel, Sky Hostel will give you a different perspective and approach in travel.

Being located in the historic heart city of Podil, from the name itself, Sky Hostel assures you an amazing view of the city from the bird’s eye view.

You will definitely love to wake up with a ray of sunshine striking through your window and be able to sleep at night with the colorful vibrant city lights.

Aside from very clean and comfy beds, the rooms are all equipped with lockers to keep your valuables safe and you’ll find useful personal lights in each bed.

Amenities you can enjoy at Sky Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Free Culinary Classes
  • Free Psychology Group Discussions

Another great thing about the Sky Hostel is their unique activity approaches to entail guests a different way of appreciating their stay and travel in Kiev.

The hostel offers FREE Culinary classes to guests that want to learn more than just the basic of cooking but also the hacks in the kitchen. Giving guests the chance to be instant chefs that can cook restaurant menus at home.

And what amazes us more in this hostel is their partnership with certified psychologists that conducts free group discussions and sessions about practical life situations and instances of conflict when traveling to different places with a diversity of cultures different from ours.

Location: And for the location? The Sky Hostel is located just a few minutes walk away from St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery and from the famous landmark Andrivivski Uzviz.

Other popular destinations in Kiev are just within a short distance from the hostel so you don’t have to worry by the distance.

This is one of the best hostels in Kiev for

  • Small Groups
Book Sky Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Relax and catch a movie at the Sky Hostel common room Enjoy well lighted rooms at the Sky Hostel Prepare your own meals at the kitchen at Sky Hostel Join free Culinary Classes at Sky Hostel

2. Dream House Hostel

Being awarded in the 2013 Top 10 Best Large Hostels Worldwide, Dream House Hostel will surely mark their name as they prove their selves the dream hostel you long for.

Druzi Café, the only hostel in Kiev with its own bar and café, has been making its name not only to locals of Kiev but most especially to travelers all around the world.

You can enjoy the sumptuous meals they offer from breakfast to dinner or even grab your favorite drink or cocktail when the night arrives.

The hostel does not only offer great food and refreshing drinks but also gives guests the optimum comfort you need in a room. From cozy beds that magnets you to have a good rest to the fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals.

You can also take advantage of their laptops for free at the hostel hall to catch up with your work and loved ones.

Amenities you can enjoy at Dream House Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Hostel Bar & Café
  • Kitchen
  • Laptops

Rooms are installed with electronic locks and security cameras are on 24/7 in the common rooms and hallways to keep you safe and secured.

To keep your travel and adventure on track, the hostel organizes pub crawls, indoor events produced by the hostel’s Dream Team + Chernobyl Tour, and walking tours you can join that will boost your exploration with the city of Kiev.

Definitely, with taking part in these activities, you go home winning a bunch of new friends from all over the world.

Location: Located in the heart of Kiev’s cultural center directly on Andrivivskyy Descent with their own great space and yard, you are in a good deal of the most amazing street in the city.

And if you feel like enjoying the fine weather and cycling along the streets of Kiev, there are bike rentals available at the hostel from April to October.

This is one of the best hostels in Kiev for

  • Female-Solo Travelers
Book Dream House here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Enjoy the big common area at Dream House Hostel Get to use the hostel laptops for free at Dream House Hostel Comfy beds and bright natural lighting at Dream House Hostel Grab a cafe or a meal at Dream House Hostel Cafe Dream House Hostel is the best hostel for Female Solo Travelers

3. Light Life Hostel

If you want to be right in the center of Pechersk District, Light Life Hostel is exactly the one for you. Just a 15-minute ride from Zhulhany Airport.

There are a variety of rooms you could choose check-in, from mixed dorms, female dorms to deluxe rooms, all at surprisingly affordable deals.

Each bed is installed with personal curtains for your privacy. You also have your own lockers and reading lights.

And girls don’t have to worry because the hostel will pamper you with hairdryers, bath sheets and terry dressing gowns available at the shared bathrooms.

The hostel has not one but two kitchens you can use to prepare your own meals plus the hostel has a grocery shopping service so you don’t have to worry about going hungry.

You can enjoy the breeze of fresh air and have your meals in their outdoor dining area. Nothing like a homely meal with the backyard ambiance.

And what all travelers love in a hostel is a 24/7 reception that is very friendly and happy to serve us and help us with anything we might need. For sure you will love their staff.

Amenities you can enjoy in Light Life Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Grocery Shopping Service

Guests can also stop, relax and lay back at the Leisure Room that is installed with two TVs or play with board games with other hostels guests.

Location: Shevchenko Park, St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral and Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum are just within reach from the hostel. Same goes to the Motherland monument and Olympic Stadium.

During summer time, you can stay and take a breath of fresh air in the hostel’s terrace located on the second floor.

This is one of the best hostels in Kiev for

  • Solo Travelers
  • Small Groups
Book Light Life Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Comfy beds with your own electric outlet at Light Life Hostel Have small chats with new acquaintances at Light Life Hostel You and other guests can prepare own meals at Light Life Hostel

Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Kiev

Here is an overview of our handpicked top hostels in Kiev. In this chart, we compare the main facilities and things to expect.

It will help you to take a decision.

Sky HostelDream House HostelLight Life Hostel
  • Small Groups
  • Female – Solo Travelers
  • Solo Travelers
KitchenYesNoYes
WiFiFree (Super Fast)Free (Super Fast)Free (Fast)
BreakfastNoGreat Breakfast at Druzi Cafe (extra)No
Location3.5 km from St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery35-minutes drive away from Boryspil International Airport4 km away from Motherland Monument
SpecialFree Culinary ClassesOwn Bar and Cafe
Outdoor Dining Area
ActivitiesYesYesYes
Lockers – and safe?YesYesYes
Facilities for disabled guestsNoYesNo
How to book?Booking.comHostelworldBooking.com

This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.

What about the cheapest hostels in Kiev?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

We think it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Kiev.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Kiev
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use than the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight into what to expect.

Best Hostels in Kiev for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Kiev for solo-travellers?

The hostel with great affordable deals and best for solo travelers, we give you Light Life Hostel.

Just a few kilometers away from the famous Motherland Monument and St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, Light Life Hostel gives you great access to the city of Kiev.

Offering you a great outdoor terrace where you can chill and just enjoy the outdoors and atmosphere of Pechersk District.

Reception is open 24/7,  ready to attend to your needs and give you a service with a smile.

And in case you are bored to death while killing time, you can stay at the hostel Leisure room and have friendly board games with other hostel guests. The Leisure room is also installed with two TVs so you can definitely catch your favorite TV Show.

As for the rooms, you can share rooms at the dormitory. They also have female dormitory so no need to worry if you don’t want the boys around.

But if your up to put your stay at the next level, the Light Life Hostel offers deluxe rooms you will surely want to try.

So whether you’re a solo traveler with a tight budget or with a pampering desire to stay at a fancy private room, Light Life Hostel is for you.

Book Light Life Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Book a private room and have an amazing stay at the Light Life Hostel Take your meals out and enjoy the fresh air the Light Life Hostel balcony

Party Hostels in Kiev

When you define yourself young (we all do) and always ready for a beer, you will definitely see yourself at Kiev Central Station Hostel.

Offering guests a comfy stay and an exciting party adventure.

So if you’re ready to kill the night (even the day) and drink as much as you want, you’re in the right place. They play music all the time to keep the party and the lively vibe in the hostel.

How does a Beer Walking Tour sound to you? Incredibly an exciting tour you’ll surely want to be part of and definitely won’t want to miss.

More than just printed guides and pictures, they will guarantee that you go home with every bit of Kiev. They will take you to places that are essential to your tour with bar hops on the side.

There will be 12 landmarks to visit including the metro and 4 bars to enjoy. You will grab beers and drinks at open bars during stops and eventually beer party at the end of the tour.

For 10 years they are experienced enough to take you to places to grab a perfectly cold beer and skip the cops because you know, you can’t drink on the streets.

Kiev Central Station Hostel guarantees you the same drinking sessions you and your friends have in your home.

Book Kiev Central Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

At Kiev Central Station Hostel, they play music all the time Prepare your meal at Kiev Central Station Hostel kitchen You'll definitely love the drinking sessions at Kiev Central Station Hostel Kiev Central Station Hostel will definitely give you a fun and exciting tour at the city Have a fun-tastic tour with Kiev Central Station Hostel

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: a step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Sky Hostel: Booking.com
  2. Dream House Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Light Life Hostel: Booking.com

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Kiev’s best hostels are popular, especially in high season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Kiev. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Kiev hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know on this list:

  • The Motherland Monument
  • St. Sophia’s Cathedral
  • Mariyinsky Palace
  • Kiev Pechersk Lavra
  • Golden Gate
  • One-Street Museum
  • St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral

Flights to Kiev?

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This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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Best Hostels in Kiev, Ukraine

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