I have been very bad with updates recently, sorry! It has been a very busy couple of months for me as I have now left Ireland behind, started a new job and moved to the city of L’viv in Western Ukraine. I stayed in L’viv at the end of my trip around Russia, on my way back to Ireland via Poland. As with my time in Kyiv, I stayed in Dream House Hostel. Just like in Kyiv, my stay here was great. Read on to find out why Dream Hostel is the best hostel in Lviv.
The hostel is literally less than one minute walk from the old town square in the city. If you are arriving to Lviv by train, you can get tram line number 1 and get off right on the square itself. 10-15 minutes walk will take you to all the main tourist attractions in the city centre itself.
As with the hostel in Kyiv, they have daily events including the usual pub crawls and even varenyky cooking classes. As you can see from the map, there are many Dream hostels across Ukraine and further afield to stay at.
Once again, I stayed in a 6 bed dorm and each bed had an individual curtain for privacy. Two of my biggest hates on hostel accommodation are poor bed frames and inadequate storage. Neither of these have been a problem at either of the Dream House hostels I have stayed in. The proper wooden framed beds mean that you aren’t woken up every 10 minutes anytime someone moved, and also proper support for your back! The storage lockers underneath the bed are very big. I could easily fit all my belongings from 3 months travelling around Russia as well as souvenirs from home and still have a lot of space leftover.
The shower rooms and separate toilet rooms are among the best I have experienced. Everything is spotless, the hot water never runs out and the water pressure is equally impressive. I have stayed in hotels with far worse bathrooms than this! Believe me after a day of exploring in nearly -20, you will enjoy being blasted by the hot water in the shower. If you run out, or forget, or lose any of your bathroom essentials, you can purchase these from reception at a good cost.
The kitchen and living space areas are great for meeting people, relaxing or even doing some work. The kitchen area was spotless, with filtered water available. Note the very large fridge in the photo below. No more losing your food items in a small, too full fridge.
As with the hostel in Kyiv, there is a cafe/bar/restaurant attached to the hostel called Druzi. I was correct in my previous write up, it does indeed mean Friends! Very comfortable seats, plenty of space, a large outdoor area for the summer and just look at the tasty food below! The food is really good for somewhere right in the touristic part of the city. I wouldn’t hesitate going here for a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner, even if you aren’t staying at the hostel.
There will be no surprises that I fully recommend this hostel. Perfect location, easy to get to, 1st class amenities. What more can you ask for? Top marks from me once again. Well done Dream House.