Viva Hostel Minsk Reviews
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Very good beds, the blonde at the reception was very friendly and helpful.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Really nice, friendly and helpful staff. Very good location just 10 minutes walk from the city centre and the station. No cooking facilities but there is a supermarket and a pizza take away opposite the hostel. I enjoyed my stay here.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English. The hostel is well located near the railway and bus station and also convenient for the city centre. reception is staffed 24 hours and covered by CCTV so security is excellent. The kitchen is too small to cook a meal though there is a microwave. It would be good if the directions from the station could be re-written as I got lost trying to follow them! I would happily recommend this hostel.
The guy at the reception was very rude,and spoke very basic English: I felt like he was doing me a favour just talking to me=)Lockers are behind reception,so every time you need smth,you need to ask the staff.No key for the hostel/room, towels are very small,beds in the bottom bunk are very 'narrow', you know.No AC, no cameras at the property, bathroom gets very stuffy after 5-10 mins of use.Anyway,location is good,there are some places to eat around and the train station is nearby. 6/10
An excellent stay! Had so fun for 4 days, it was a real holiday break for me and my friend also. When coming back to Minsk, this hostel will be my choice again. Barely nothing to complain about! -Janne
the team of viva hostel made my stay in belarus just perfect. very helpful, very nice people. excellent social atmosphere. highly recommendable. i'll be back for sure.
I found this hostel to be very comfortable and welcoming. The bedrooms were spacious and each one had a little sinks which was useful as there are only 2 bathrooms and there was sometimes a wait. There were plenty of plugs as well. The staff will keep any valuables in lockers behind the reception desk which is covered by CCTV too.
Fantastic. The thing that makes this hostel great is the awesome staff, the Manager Tanya, 2 x Tatiana's and Karina all made me feel very welcome from the moment I arrived (and all speak great English). Very clean! Reception is 24 hours, has lockers, 10 min walk to main train station, 7 mins to nearest metro. Has a small kitchenette with microwave. If the hostel decides to expand then should consider adding private rooms and a larger kitchen with oven. I recommend starting your Minsk trip here!