Odesa has a lot of stray cats on its streets and dogs in wilder areas. The cats make green areas or courtyards, etc, smell of cat-pee. It pervades the city and the locals must see it as normal.
No GimmicksJust Great Accommodation at a Great Price.No Overcrowding...Clean & Spacious DormsComfortable mattresses and thick pillows3 Showers...3 Toilets...Fast WiFi...Free Lockers...24/7 English speaking staffSecurity coded access...Flat rates~No weekend, hidden, or extra surchargesRead the description of any Hostel before you book!..Number of showers and toilets? Lockers? Security?If these are not mentioned you might ask yourself...WHY NOT?Don't pay for overcrowded Dorm rooms.Don't queue up for the 1 shower between 15 guests.Don't lose stuff because there are no lockers.Don't pay extra for weekends or holidays...We are easy to find and centrally located in the Pearl of the Black Sea, this fantastic port city of holiday, history, and cosmopolitan culture.Located just opposite the main shopping boulevard of the city and next to one of the largest landmarks in the city, the Spaso-Preobrazhenskij cathedral on Sobornaya Square, the buses stop directly on the Square.Opposite Sorbornaya Square is Deribasovskaya Street with its beautiful city gardens, restaurants, bars, and the Europa shopping mall, which in turn leads to the port, the funicular railway, the Opera House, and the famous Potemkin Stairs.We have a bakery across the street, a 24 hour supermarket next door with Currency Exchange, banks, ATM's, cafes, bars, and restaurants all in our street, and the best sharma in Odessa just around the corner open 24 hours!Our hostel consists of a large and airy 12 bed Dorm with a small private balcony overlooking the cobbled street; and another large 10 bed Dorm; and 2 Private Double Rooms. There are Free Security Lockers for every guest....a Common Room with sofas, TV, and a Book-Swap Library. 3 shower stalls, and 3 toilets. A large dining/entertaining area and a fully equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own food.We have no Curfew or Lockout. Security coded entry means guests can come and go as they pleaseYour hosts live on site to deal immediately with your questions and needs.We have free Security Lockers to secure your personal documents, ipods, ipads, valuables, laptops, or camera equipment.There are hostel computers available with Skype, headphones, and a webcam for you to use and a free, fast WiFi internet connection if you have your own laptop/PDA.And of course:- We supply free linens and towels as standard - We have a well stocked Book Exchange/Library- We supply free City Guides and Maps- We supply free tea & coffee- There are laundry facilities available- In the interests of Health and Safety we maintain Fire and First Aid equipment on the premises.In an effort to be clear, please understand that this is a traditional Backpacker and Traveler hostel. We cater predominantly to independent travelers and our operation is geared towards creating an experience the dedicated traveler appreciates. We provide lots of facilities such as showers and toilets, and a large fully equipped cooking kitchen with 2 fridges. There is no curfew however there is a mandated Quiet Time after midnight when the kitchen area is closed. This is to encourage those who want to party to go out and enjoy everything which Odessa has to offer while allowing those who wish to sleep the opportunity to do so.These simple rules ensure that every guest is respected, If respecting others isn't your 'thing' then this probably isn't the right hostel for you.We offer a huge amount of first hand travel knowledge vis--vis Ukraine and the Crimea, Turkey, Georgia, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. We can help you with Black Sea ferry bookings.All Bus & Train timetablesA dedicated Taxi Service for the Airport or Ferry PortIn-house Tour Service:Historical Walking Tours of OdessaCatacombs ToursBelgorod Dnestrovsky Fortress ToursTIU hostelsUkrainian and Western owned Backpacker Hostels in Ukraine giving you famous Ukrainian hospitality with Western style service and management.WARNING PLEASE NOTE: We are a traditional Backpacker and Traveler Hostel.We are NOT a sex-tourist friendly hostel.We do NOT cater to romance tourists or their internet brides.We advise you make other arrangements if this is the purpose of your visit.There are other establishments in Odessa which will cater to your needs.Check in time is 12 noon.Check out time is 11 am If you arrive early you may leave your luggage at Reception until you return at the stated Check-in time.If you arrive at 4, 5, 6 am and want a bed we advised you book for the date prior to your arrival so a bed will be reserved for you and available at that time otherwise... Check-in is at 12 noon, midday.We do not accept children under the age of 16 in any circumstances.We do not accept guests under the age of 18 without prior arrangement.We do not allow petsWe exercise ZERO-TOLERANCE with regards drunken or abusive behavior and bad language on our premises.
Check-in is at 12 noonCheck-out is at 11 amIf you arrive early you may leave your luggage at Reception until you return at the stated Check-in time.If you arrive at 4, 5, 6 am and want a bed we advised you book for the date prior to your arrival so a bed will be reserved for you and available at that time otherwise.... Check-in is at 12 noon, midday.All guests, including Ukrainian nationals, MUST present a valid PASSPORT upon arrival.We reserve the right to change guests room selection (to an equal or better standard) without notificationWe do NOT accept guests under the age of 16 under any circumstancesThis includes parents with small childrenWe do NOT accept guests aged 16 to 18 without prior arrangement.We do NOT accept pets. (We will accept Guide Dogs with advance notice).Please write down the hostel numbers in case you require assistance coming to the hostel:+380671837347+380968344074
42 Koblevskaya Street
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Odesa has a lot of stray cats on its streets and dogs in wilder areas. The cats make green areas or courtyards, etc, smell of cat-pee. It pervades the city and the locals must see it as normal. The main door onto the street serving the block that this hostel is in is always open and cats use the dark, dank stairs for shelter at night. This means that the stair area stinks and can have puddles. There was no lighting when I went and seeing dark shapes moving around at your feet as you climb to the top floor is pretty off-putting.
The hostel itself is generally fine, and feels nicer the longer you stay, though they have a pet cat which wanders the dorm and living spaces at will, making a mockery of the 'shoes off at the door' policy. There is a good kitchen and plenty of common areas and they supplied computers for free visitor use of the internet. The staff are very friendly and very helpful.
A shower cubicle was perched upon pieces of wood which I didn't notice before I got in. The cubicle swayed and could have toppled over. Not impressed with that!
Washing machines, conveniently, are supplied for use at a nominal rate.
There is absolutely beautiful plaster-work on the ceilings of a number of rooms (though no-one seemed to notice!). A nearby park has a regular craft market (useful, as souvenir-hunting can otherwise be quite disappointing in Odesa) and there are lots and lots of eating and drinking options very near by, though the street itself is never boysterous. A decent seat at the opera, 10 minutes walk away, costs a rediculous £4 or so, so treat yourself and take your camera - the building is amazing!
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