I have no idea how this hostel got such good reviews. It's an old run down place, managed by this old guy who speaks zero English and hangs out creepily in the kitchen most of the day. When we arrived there was no English speaking person to check us in or show us around the hostel. It was as if they didn't expect guests even though we'd had the hostel booked for months. The beds hadn't even been made from the last people who stayed there, even though we arrived early evening and there was no one else staying at the hostel. The hot water cylinders in both of the bathrooms had been unplugged for hairdryers, so there was no hot water on our first morning. The washing machine had a load sitting in it the entire time we were there so we couldn't use it (again note that we were the ONLY people staying at the hostel). The staff were not at all interested in talking to us or helping us discover Kiev, there was virtually never someone at the desk that I could ask questions to. It really felt like we were unwelcome squatters in someone's outdated home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our customers are always waiting for just the positive mood, courteous and caring staff. For your convenience we have tried to create the most pleasant accommodations at very low prices! Our minihotel United Hostel is an excellent choice of residence in the capital of Ukraine for those who are interested in accommodation in Kiev. Cozy atmosphere, hour reception, Wi-Fi, as well as theme nights - this is only the minimum that you will find the hostel in Kiev! Unfortunately, long residence in Kiev was an expensive service, but with the United Hostel, this problem is solved forever - we offers attractive prices at a high level of service along with the hotels of Kiev. ... more less
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