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Kyiv in detail: the project “SHUKAI!”

The history of Kyiv is a bit more than chestnuts, the Dnipro and the deepest metro station in the world. Do you want to dive into the true heart of Ukraine? Then, the "Shukai" project is a great guide through the arteries of our wonderful city.If you are familiar with Wroclaw gnomes, then you should know that over 300 pieces are scattered around...

Kyiv in detail: houses of Gorodetsky

What distinguishes Gaudi from Gorodetsky? First, the presence of a beard and, of course, the country of origin. However, these two people were precisely born under one star, because they were called to create a beautiful within their homes. Does the real artist need to have a muse? Yes or no - Gorodetsky was left without a choice and was forced to...

Kyiv in detail: the project “Kyivmural”

While you are supposing Kyiv being concrete, in gray logs and iron lattices of tram tracks, he, incidentally, breaks down all stereotypes and falls in love at first sight with you by looking at the murals. In short, you can read the whole history in the murals of the people who created them - from different countries, different cities, and no...

Kyiv in detail: METRO project

Kyiv underground bird and in no other way. Kyiv subway is a historic project where you can explore the various stages of the city's development. An entirely alternative way to feel the heartbeat of Kyiv can be literally from the inside - just tap and see.Difficult to imagine, but for the first time about the metro talked back in 1884. However, at...

Kyiv in detail: project “Bridges”

Kyiv is, first of all, about people ... and about bridges. It so happened that Kyiv bridges can be compared to seams on hats from couture. They are priceless. What in these bridges can be amazing? Let's understand.In total in the Ukrainian capital there are about 150 bridges and overpasses, of which 33 are water. 8 bridge transitions stretched...

Popular questions from the Gar’is Kyiv guests

Where can I use the computer and the Internet?You can use our PC in the common room of the hostel, Wi - Fi  is free and unlimited in all premices. Where can I try Ukrainian cuisine next to the hostel? The nearest restaurant of Ukrainian cuisine is located at  Mechnikova Str., 16 named "Baluvana Galya", where you can taste traditional...

Part 2. Ukrainian food: Kyiv style

Popular national dishesMore than 20 types of red or green borshch, solyanka, kulish, salo, lots of baked dishes - Ukrainian food has complex approach to cooking. Main features of local food are everyday liquid soups, different cereals, meat/fat, baked and stewed vegetables, sweet dishes from berries and fruits. The most common restaurant with the...

Part 1. Ukrainian food: Lviv edition

Everyone, who came to see Ukraine for the first time, asks about the best places to try local food. Well, to be honest, those, who return here again and again are sometimes even more interested in this topic! 😋 So today we're going to tell you more about local food in Kyiv and Lviv (yes, they're different).While Kyiv is the main city in...

Special offers in Gar’is Hostel network or How to get a discount?

Hi!We are often asked if it's possible to get a discount for accommodation? The answer is: YES! We understand that one of the main parameters of average hostel guest sensitiveness is the accommodation price. Therefore, there are even more than one way to get a special rate. So we're going to tell you more about them.Loyalty program for returning...