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Why Not? Hostel
Ranked #67 of 391 Speciality Lodging in Kiev
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Stayed two nights with friend at June 2013. Anyone who has been at hostel knows what to expect and Why Not does not fail to meet the expectations.

We stayed in 2 bed private room at price 250 UAH/night booked by email. Bed was ok, room reasonable sized and was equiped with aircon :) During our visit hostel was very quiet, about 5 other quests I think. There is one small common room + kitchen with washing machine. Reception staff was freindly and I think reception was manned 24hours per day, or at least somebody was sleeping on the couch at night :)

Location is quite close to city center but could be better as there is about 15mins walk to the main street.

In short: nothing special but no problems either.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Why not recommend this hostel? Why not watch a movie in their cinema? Why not have a beer or two in the common room? Why not taste the Ukrainian vodka or Cognac? Why not stay in this hostel?
I went there with few friends from Poland and we all loved it. Friendy atmosphere made us feel like home. Defiantely a place to return for the next vacation!

Room Tip: All rooms are good so enjoy - allthough we slept in the industrial room, it seems we lived in the co...
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I planed to stay at the Hostel only for a couple of nights....long story short I ended up staying for over a week. The staff is super friendly, the location is awesome...close to big supermarket and bars and clubs of course as well, it's clean and the beds are quite comfy. There is always something going on in the hostel but it doesn't get to loud if you want to sleep.
I can definitely recommend this place to anyone who is planning on staying in Kiev!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed to be nice....but I would recommend the 8 bed dorm (that's where I stayed...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

I would not consider myself to be a "normal" tourist in that hostel, because I've spent so much time there, that it already feels a bit like home. Now it's high time to write a review :) I stayed at Why not? more than 7 months over the last 1,5 years (studies and holidays). I know all the rooms and can recommend all of them. The beds are cozy, the sheets clean, they also provide towels for everyone. Even when the hostel is full the 3 toilets and showers were enough, no waiting in line (e.g. during EURO 2012, Christmas holidays)!! The kitchen is equipped with EVERYTHING you need, I especially love their common shelf (everyone can leave food they don't need anymore or take something from there). They have different kind of coffee makers which is very important for me :) Coffee, tea and sugar are for free - GREAT. Also they have breakfast included. The hostel-cinema in the basement is wonderful for rainy days (which are rare in summer!) or cold winter evenings. What I like most is the warm atmosphere and the colourful common aeras. You get in touch with other people (tourists or staff) really quickly - even if you are travelling alone, you don't feel seperated there. I love, that the hostel is always in progress, they really invest a lot of time to improve things, paint the walls, decorate the rooms and so on. They react to people's reviews and opinions, which is very creditable (one of the latest improvements: they sell drinks at the reception, in case you want a beer and are too lazy to walk to the shop around the corner). Everyone in Why not? wants their guests to have a great stay!! Thank you so much for everything, guys!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

I would never stay anywhere else in Kyiv! Perfect location, very clean, comfortable, colorful, friendly, well-organized, charming and the best asset is their staff! They know everyone and everything in Kyiv and do not hesitate to share all their valuable knowledge about the city with you. With the help of their motto "impossible is nothing" you will spend some unforgettable days in this amazing city!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

Why not to write some about this hostel:) Amazing staff, lovely atmosphere make why not hostel my number one! II really like their style of running business.. There no stress around, everything here work smooth:) If ever there ask to show you cinema room and watch something there!!! Thank you guys for everything!

Room Tip: Industrial room:)
Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

This is second why not hostel i have visited during my trip. Everything here is well organized, as proper hostel should be. Staff is more than friendly, fun and always willing to help you, prepared nice breakfast every morning for free!. If youare solo traveller and wnat to feel like at home there is no better place to be, especially now, when outside below freezing point and snowing! Inside great atmosphere made by long and short term guests, there is always somebody to talk to, play cards or watch movie downstairs (cinema room in the basement is what you need during long winter evening) really loved this place, cheers guys and thank you for everything!

Room Tip: you will spend a lot of time in the common room, this is for sure:)
Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Saksahanskoho vul. 30/3, Kiev 01033, Ukraine
Region: Ukraine > Kiev
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Ranked #67 of 391 Speciality Lodging in Kiev
Number of rooms: 14

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