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Why not? Kiev Reviews

Saksahanskoho Street 30A/3, Kiev, Ukraine

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215 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Hello people. This is a best hostel in Ukraine. i was in 4 other Hostels it is nothing apposite of this best hostel WhyNot. The stuff is best! Motia is the best receptionist and Tim with Irina are cool owners of this perfect place. Very clean inside and also very secure place, reception working 24 hours that's why you can feel secure yourself and your parcel. The perfect location, perfect prices and perfect stuff will wait you there. Best regards Sergio

  • 5th Feb 2014
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The place has a great location, and that's about all I have to say good about it. The rooms are overcowded and therefore smelly; not enough lockers for everybody. The common area and the kitchen are decently sized and equipped, but used mostly by the numerous live-in staff of 8-10 people. The cleaning constitutes of taking off dirty sheets and mopping occasionally, no one does deep cleaning and this makes it uncomfortable to use the showers and kitchen. Wouldn't recommend.


This is, so far, the best hostel I have stayed at. Excellent staff, excellent atmosphere, excellent everything! Staff speaks very good English, are fun and very helpful. What I have noticed was that guests and staff seemed to have a natural connection which made the atmosphere of the hostel very friendly and entertaining. I am definitely coming back for for the new years for the "house party" at the hostel that the staff are organizing. Thank you all very much for making my stay pleasant.

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Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you for the new years holidays. Sincerely, Why Not? hostel staff.


Staff is not speaking english almost at all. Actually no one in the hostel is. It was november but It is extremly hot in the room. The radiotor was running on a full power. Also people seemed not to be backpackers at all. Rather refugees or some kind of ex-prisoners. No working lockers in the room. On the other hand it was cheap and in a good location.

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Thank you for your review. We apologize for your unpleasant experience at our hostel and hope that you, at least, enjoyed your stay in Kiev. We will make sure to provide better service for our customers during their stay at our hostel, and hopefully your next stay here will be more satisfying, should you choose to stay with us. Sincere apologies, once again. Why Not? Hostel staff.

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