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Customer Travel Tips for Kiev

83% Avg. city rating Rated by 331 customers

Activities / excursions 84%

Restaurants / eating out 83%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 84%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 87%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 86%

Customer Travel Tips for Kiev

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71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


02 Dec 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Possibly check the weather before you go, it was uncharacteristically cold when I went and I wish I’d researched more what to do given the circumstances.

Liked: Very interesting history, plenty of museums and things to do and see.

Disliked: Bit tricky to get around if you don’t know bus routes, but the metro was great.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


20 Mar 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Do the Tschernobyl tour, very interesting

Liked: very reasonable prices, good places to drink and eat

Disliked: nothing

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


15 Dec 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Google instant translate!

Liked: fascinating history, lots of cultural and political interest, authentic and not too tourist-oriented. Transport, food, lodging incredibly good value.

Disliked: Not really- need to be prepared to do some walking. Dining out usually great value, variable re quality!

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Trip to Chornobyl

Liked: athmosphere

Disliked: nothink

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


02 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Public transport is good

Liked: A very nice city with plenty of green spaces and an interesting history

Disliked: Nothing really

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


18 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Try to connect with local people because otherwise can be hard to get around without speaking ukrainian/russian language.

Liked: Everything except winter temperatures

Disliked: Ice on the pedestrian walkway, winter temperatures and that buses were sometimes without any heating.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


16 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Chill out in what should be democratic - style Russia.

Liked: Beautiful women.

Disliked: Nothing particularly.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


05 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Chernobyl and shooting range

Liked: Nice People really helpfull

Disliked:

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


01 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Everything is currently extremely cheap because of war on the east of Ukraine so visit Kiev as soon as possible. And don't worry, Kiev is far from the war zone.

Liked: Andriyivs’kyi descent, churches, monuments, bars, restaurants, metro, kvas, salo...

Disliked: Some areas are not maintained as they should be.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: kachalka gym

Liked: good prices. nice women Banks of dnepr river with beach kachalka gym pusata hata food kiev zip line

Disliked: unfriendly people

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Learn a little bit of Russian (more commonly spoken there than Ukrainian from my experience) and it is essential to learn how to read the Cyrillic alphabet, otherwise you may struggle a bit, especially when purchasing traintickets (the ladies who work at the ticket-counters usually only speak Russian/Ukrainian and usually don't even have a basic understanding of English/French/German).

Liked: A lot of interesting places to visit, especially the War Museum and the Monastery.

Disliked: It is a bit of a concrete metropolis, which means that is quite interesting as a representation of a Soviet-styled city, but large parts of the city are quite monotonous and ugly. It is not as pretty as Lviv and not as culturally diverse as that city either.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: brush up on your Russian

Liked: Cheap chea cheap

Disliked: Nothing. Bad to say

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


27 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: If you are in Kiev in summer, please check Hidropark beaches.

Liked: Big city, a lot of interesting places to see. Good metro system.

Disliked: A lot of cars in the city centre, a lot of underground passages instead of pedestrian crossings on the streets.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: just go

Liked: revolution

Disliked: no

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Eat Borch in Pozata Xata

Liked: A lot of sightseeing places.

Disliked: Annoying animals(humans dressed like animals), which insist to take phone with them and then ask for money.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


10 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Avoid it

Liked: Cheap, hot women, safe and secure

Disliked: Nothing to do beyond 2 days, only Ukrainian and Russian is used. Expensive for most things besides food, accommodation, transport, alcohol

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


04 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Learn at least bit russian

Liked: Good value for money

Disliked: No English speakers;))

20% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
20% Avg. rating


26 May 2015

Customer Travel Tip: no comment

Liked: no comment

Disliked: no comment

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


04 May 2015

Customer Travel Tip: It is interesting to live in the center of Kiev.

Liked: Museums and blooming magnolia.

Disliked: No, if you do not talk about the disappointment at this hostel.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
80% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Chernobyl is a must!

Liked: It is a TRUE city! Unique, great people and in an unique time on its history!

Disliked: Not many people speaks english, but thats just an observation, not at all a dislike!

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83% Avg. city rating Rated by 331 customers

Activities / excursions 84%

Restaurants / eating out 83%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 84%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 87%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 86%

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