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The best places to stay in Kyiv: where to stay in the Ukrainian capital?

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The best places to stay in Kyiv: where to stay in the Ukrainian capital?

The capital of Ukraine attracts foreign tourists from all over the world with its cultural monuments, history and architecture. Despite the war, the streets are crowded with locals and finding a good place to stay can be a challenge. Find out about the best places to stay and districts in Kyiv

Choose a tour in Ukraine for any taste
Choose a tour in Ukraine for any taste

Kyiv is one of the oldest capitals of Europe. In 2024, Kyiv turns 1,542 years old. The streets of the city have almost 2,000 monuments of nature, history and culture. The Ukrainian capital is also a major business center. Many tourists are attracted here by numerous entertainment and delicious cuisine, as well as fantastic performances.

Where to stay in Kyiv? Considering that the Ukrainian capital is the largest city in the country and is one of the largest cities in Europe, finding the best place to stay here can be quite difficult, especially for travelers who come to the capital for the first time.

The best locations for a trip to Kyiv, depending on the planned type of vacation, are discussed below.

Shevchenkivskyi district is the best place to stay for those visiting Kyiv for the first time

Shevchenkivskyi district is the central district of Kyiv, the place where Kyivan Rus was founded and where the state of Ukraine was created. Today, the largest number of monuments, museums and galleries of Kyiv is located in the Shevchenkiv district.

If your main goal during your trip to the Ukrainian capital is to study historical monuments, then it is best for you to stay in the Shevchenkiv district.

- What to see? St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, National Museum of the History of Ukraine, KPI named after Igor Sikorskyi, the Golden Gate of Kyiv (the main gate of the 11th century defensive structure of the city), Sophia Cathedral.

- What to do? Try delicious pies with filling or a cinnamon roll in the cult cafe "Bulochna Yaroslavna", take a walk through Taras Shevchenko Park and Striletska Street.

- Where to stay? Hotel Bontiak, Hotel Kozatskyi, Mini-hotel "Kyivskyi", Dnipro Hotel, Premier Palace Hotel.

Pechersky district is the political center of Ukraine

To the south of Shevchenkivskyi is the Pechersky District, the cultural and administrative center of Kyiv. Most of the country's political institutions, as well as banks, ministries and historic squares are located on the winding streets of Pechersk.

The main advantage of the Pechersk district is that you can find a wide selection of inexpensive accommodation facilities in the central part of the capital. Whether you're looking for a hostel room or a chic boutique hotel, there are plenty of good value options in this area.

- What to see? National Bank of Ukraine, Kyiv Fortress, Independence Square, People's Friendship Arch, M.M. Hryshka National Botanical Garden.

- What to do? Taste the dishes of traditional Ukrainian cuisine in the Tsar's village, take a walk in the Lypka district.

- Where to stay? Black Hill Hostel, Crystal Hotel Kyiv, Hotel Ukraine, ZigZag Hostel.

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Bessarabian district is the best place for entertainment

Bessarabka district is a small microdistrict located between the Shevchenkivskyi and Pecherskyi districts of Kyiv. It is also known for its Art Nouveau style and noisy atmosphere. This is the best place to stay for tourists who want to experience the true spirit of the city of Kyiv. It is also where the largest number of entertainment venues are located: from chic cocktail bars and rooftop lounges to underground pubs and noisy clubs. However, while resting here, do not forget that there is a curfew in Kyiv.

- What to see? Bessarabian Market, PinchukArtCentre.

- What to do? Have lunch in the cozy Under Wonder restaurant, enjoy the stunning panoramic view in the Skybar, drink coffee in the Chashka espresso bar.

- Where to stay? Premier Palace Hotel, Magic Bus Kiev, Aloft Kiev.

Podil is the most fashionable district of Kyiv

Podil is a small, but very fashionable and popular neighborhood of Kyiv, located on the bank of the Dnieper. It is also the oldest microdistrict of Kyiv.

Podil is the best area for recreation in Kyiv, because it is full of beautiful architecture, numerous restaurants, bars and cafes.

- What to see? Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Andriivsky Uzviz, Chernobyl Museum, Contract Square.

- What to do? Take the funicular to the top of the Volodymyr hill and enjoy the view of the Dnipro, try traditional Ukrainian dishes at Kanap.

- Where to stay? Staro Hotel STARO, DREAM House hostel, Number 21 by DBI.

Read how much a trip to Kyiv will cost in 2024 here.

Holosiivskyi district is the best microdistrict of Kyiv for family recreation

For tourists visiting Kyiv with the whole family, Holosiivskyi district will be the best place for recreation, because it is located on the banks of the Dnieper and is one of the largest in terms of area in Kyiv.

It is in the Holosiiv district that there are many historical monuments and parks that are worth visiting with the whole family.

Holosiivskyi district also has good transport connections with the rest of the city, so you can easily explore all of Kyiv.

- What to see? Holosiiv National Natural Park, Open-Air Folk Architecture Museum "Pyrogovo", Feofania Park, Lysa Gora, Fairy Tale Cemetery.

- What to do? Enjoy dinner at Mister Twister, rent bicycles at "Pyrogovo", taste sweets at "Schastya" pastry shop, taste delicious Italian dishes at Pesto Café,

- Where to stay? Favor Park Hotel, Favor Sport Hotel, Happy Hostel Kiev, Park-Hotel Golosievo, Ramada Encore Kiev.

Ukraine has a very wide base of accommodation facilities. During vacation, a tourist can stay in a hotel with different stars, a hostel, rent an apartment or rest in a guest house. Book the best hotels in Kyiv using the link.

We previously talked about 7 unusual places that are worth visiting during a trip to Kyiv. Look for mystical and mysterious sights of the capital here.

Where else can you go in Ukraine? Details in this article.

We wish you a good trip!

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