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The Kosmonaut Hostel

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You can't beat THE KOSMONAUT!

Less than a third of our customers actually leave a review on Hostelworld, and we GUARANTEE you will not be pressured or offered incentive to do so!

Come and visit Lviv's first REAL hostel with the ORIGINAL Kosmonaut theme, EXCELLENT service and THICK mattresses!

Free tea and coffee! Ask about it when you check in!

LONELY PLANET SAYS: 'The most centrally located, best run and friendliest hostel in town'



The Kosmonaut has proudly averaged over 90% since opening in April 2007!


Free Tea and Coffee
Free Internet and Wi-Fi Access
Free Linen and Towel
Recommended by Lonely Planet, Lets Go and In
Your Pocket Guides
24 Hour Reception (No Curfew No Lockout)
24 Hour Hot water
Visa Support for AUS, MEX, CRO, NZ etc
Free City Map
Spacious Kitchen
Pleasant, Multi-Lingual Staff working 8 hour shifts
(not 24 and NOT living in the hostel either!)
Consistently High Ratings and Reviews
(Check other agents and forums!)
Book Exchange
Free Safe
Free Filtered Water
Free hairdryer
City Tours

Perfectly positioned right beside one of the main centre streets, Prospect Shevchenka, The Kosmonaut puts you within minutes of all major attractions! Check our map in the photos section or see our website for more details.

Do your research! Read our reviews both here and elsewhere. Our customers consistently rate us highly for our unbeatable service and atmosphere. We won't let you down!

LONELY PLANET: '...The Kosmonaut is easily the most central, helpful, relaxed and convivial place in town. It's all about atmosphere.'

The Kosmonaut Hostel is a tribute to those who dare to explore new frontiers.

Our philosophy? Simple. Free filtered water, free tea and coffee, free internet, free wi-fi! Our listed price includes everything! Our exceptionally pleasant and helpful staff work 8 hour shifts (not 24!) and are ready to assist you with local information, ticket purchasing and any other advice.

There's over 220 square meters of 'space' to enjoy at The Kosmonaut!

We have 8, 6 and 4 bed dormitories, with shared bathroom facilities. Our rooms are furnished with brand new steel Ikea bunks, mattresses and linen.

Our Kitchen is huge, fully functional and open all hours. We have a welcoming kitchen table, couches, computer with free internet and wi-fi access, coffee-machine, microwave, hotplate, fridge, free water cooler, and a selection of board-games and books to keep you occupied in the evening.

Customers can also enjoy a vast array of Soviet paraphernalia and other antiques and collectibles which give our hostel a 'museum' like appeal you can touch!

We are the best located hostel in L'viv, at no. 8 Tomashivskoho St. (Томашівського, 4), only 500 meters from the old town square, four minutes from the Mitskevych Monument and 2 km from the train station!
Our street is a hive of activity during the day, but is pleasantly peaceful during the night. The citys main pubs, clubs, restaurants, markets and landmarks are all within comfortable walking distance.


Citizens of the European Union, USA, Canada, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Japan, Korea, Norway, Monaco or The Vatican City DO NOT require a visa for stays of up to 90 days in Ukraine.
All others, including Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Croatia etc. should contact us directly to arrange an invitation letter to take to your nearest Ukrainian Consulate or Embassy. Please allow at least 24 hours for us to send your invitation and at least a further 24 hours for consular procedure.

Don't worry, it's very simple!


We advise you firstly to print our map in the photos section. Its in Cyrillic and Latin. With our central location, you can also find our street in all guidebooks.

From the TRAIN STATION, you can take the number 1 or 9 tram to Petra Doroshenka st. (Дорошенка), then walk back, turn left at Bankivska st., then take your first right and left again, on Lista St. Then turn your first right and again first left, on Chaikovskoho St. The next left is Tomashivskoho. Building no. 4 is on the left hand side about 40 meters down. Enter the door, take the stairs to the second floor, and choose the left door! Please note: trams cost 1,5 Ukrainian Hryvnia.

WALKING from the TRAIN STATION is quite easy and scenic too, its only 2.6 km and takes about 35 minutes. Exit the train station, walk straight down Chernivetska St., turn left on to Horodotska, and right before the St. Elizabety church, turn right on Bandery St., walk about a kilometer and on the end a little bit left on Kopernyka. On the traffic lights turn right on Stefanyka St. and take the second left, Dudayeva. Then turn left on Tomashivskoho, and the second building on the right its the Kosmonaut!

NOTE: Tram tickets (kvytok) are purchased on board from the driver and must be validated!

From the main BUS STATION, take Marshootka (Small Bus for 1.75 UAH) number 31 to the center. Simply print our map and indicate our location to the driver or ask for Shevchenko Monument which is on the main boulevard called Prospect Svobody.

TAXIS from the train station are approximately 30 UAH and from the bus station 40 UAH. Negotiate the price prior to departure!

From the AIRPORT take trolley bus number 9 to Ivan Franko University, turn back on Stefanyka st. and take second left, Dudayeva. Then turn left on Tomashivskoho, and the second building on the right its the Kosmonaut!

Alternatively may take a taxi which should cost approximately 40 to 50 UAH. If taking a taxi, please remember to agree the prices PRIOR to departure!

See you at The Kosmonaut!

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  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games