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Central Square Hostel Reviews

5 Rynok Square, Lviv, Ukraine

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138 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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You have to say that this hostel is just awesome for numerous reasons Location: Situated in the market square Staff: Very friendly and helpful. One of the staff members graciously helped me arrange a blablacar ride even after interrupting her skype call Atmosphere: Very cozy. You feel as if you're more at someone's home than at a hostel. Value for Money: Only 5$ per night?? You can't find a lower price for such conditions. I actually felt bad having to pay so little.

  • 3rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The lady from the staff that took care of us was very kind and helpfull.

  • 20th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I liked my stay at the Central Square Hostel. It's nice hostel located in the very central square of Lviv, but it's surprisingly quiet despite this. Maybe as far as the structure itself is concerned, it's not one of those extra-fashionable hostels you may find elsewhere in town, but it makes up with the great staff and the funny atmosphere. My thanks go especially to Alla and Alice, who literally saved my life. Considering the prices, it's fantastic value for money.


Good Hostel, nice staff especially Rostik and the lady on reception

  • 24th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location,very practical for visiting centre.Nice as always.Thank you.


Pros: +Location +Really great to be on a balcony over the central square at the morning +Half of the stuff are kind and helpful Cons: -Half of the stuff are not treat their job correctly : One of them hung laundry at 3AM, while I trying to sleep, other start cleaning room after that night at 10AM, while I still trying to sleep! -No sound insulation at all, you approximately hear all that happens in hostel -Very sensitive and squeaky floor, squeaky doors, door bell is heard loudly -Bad matress

  • 10th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A much improved hostel. Good location. Good wi-fi. Lviv is a friendly town.


The hotel was very nice, especially because of the location. Service very friendly and helpful. In addition, low price and good facilities. I would recommend!


The hostel is located on Rynok Square and by this reason there is so much noise from the street. And there is no sockets for each bed that makes no convenient to charge and use your device simultaneously.


SECURITY??!! As there were not enough lockers for everyone, I was sharing a locker with my travel mate. Last day we found stuff of two other people in the SAME locker! That had been the staff solution as "there was only little things in that locker". WTF??!! We had our passports, credit cards etc there, of course! And THE STAFF gives it for two other unknown people to use with an extra key. UNBELIEVABLE. Still don't know who was staff who not, but they were rude + loud having their own club.


Location is excellent, but that's all. No common area, staff is not exactly what you'd call friendly. Lock from the bathroom was broken, nobody fixed it. Bathroom is close to the kitchen. So in the morning you can have your breakfast in an awful smell. If you know what I mean. All hostels I stayed at in Ukraine were a bit weird. Staff doesn't understand backpacking culture and you don't feel like a traveler, but more like a paying customer. Would not recommend.


Great location, good value and better the 8 dorm rather than the 6. Staff can be more friendly, if you don't ask, no help.


Great location and the beds are comfortable, but that's about all the positives. The setup is not welcoming at all; there's no common area, the staff is not very cheery and facilities are sparesome. The 6 bed dorm is in a different apartment in the same building, and there's only one key. There are no lockers and the windows of 6 bed dorm are wide open 24/7 with locals smoking right outside looking in. Wifi speed is 3 in reception and 1 in 6 bed dorm. I would not recommend this hostel.


A fair value for money dealm but not exactly the type of palces I am going to stay one more time..


I just stayed overnight, so I couldnt experience much, but very good impression. Location couldnt be better, it is just in the very center. There was kettle and coffee in the room, what was the best thing you can find in the morning. Seems like good hostel to stay in and explore Lviv.

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Lovely and helpful staff, amazing location and spacious room!


The hostel is in an amazing location, at the central square (the 8 bed dorm's balcony is literally overlooking the square), and if you have earplugs it's really nice sleeps. The atmosphere and staff could improve - staff members do not really go out of their way to help, answer questions, it's more like you ask - they answer, that's all. I'm satisfied with my stay though, but if I go next time, I'll be with friends, for better atmosphere.


Good bathroom ensuite, but no working wi-fi. Facilities are OK, but there is no special atmosphere. Only good because of the location.


I could not have asked for better people, a better location, or a better atmosphere. This hostel was run by the highest caliber of people, and the overall atmosphere they created with so little effort, made social experience positive. They were also admirably clean, and this along with the secure nature of the building made me feel very comfortable stepping out into the city with no anxiety over my belonging. My only wish is that they had an oven, but this is trivial given the overall experience


friendly staff, great location steps to everything in rynok square. could use additional shower and toilet.

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