Kyiv is a touristic city which is visited by millions of foreigners. The year 2012 is expected to be a real touristic boom, and Kyiv is absolutely ready for it. There are hundreds of fine hotels and hostels and even dormitories that will place tourists. Below is the list of the most popular and most interesting places to stay during EURO 2012.
There are at least 5 most luxurious 5 star hotels in Kyiv. Probable the most beautiful is InterContinental and Hyatt Regency. They are situated in the heart of Kyiv and is surrounded by beautiful St. Sophia and St. Michel’s cathedrals; They are also a walking distance to the National Opera House and all main embassies of the city. They have unique design that suits its historical location. Moreover, it is only 40 km from the airport and 5 km to the railway station. The guests are offered conference halls and a business centers and high class restaurants.
For those who can live without luxury and are going simply to enjoy the game there are several types of cheap hotels and of course hostels that are spread throughout Kyiv. Magic Bus hostel is a great example of a good service that will keep your budget. The main motto of the place is that everyone who stays there should feel as it is his temporary home. The so-called new home is situated in the center of the city which allows you to stay late and walk to the hostel. But the most important is that it is only three blocks from the main stadium for EURO 2012 NSC Olimpiyskiy.
The name of the City Center Hostel speaks for itself. First of all it is a great location. It is one minute walking to the main historical monuments like Golden Gate and St. Sophia cathedral, one minute walking to the Main Street and one minute walking to the best football watching spots. Moreover, City Center hostel has all modern equipment like 24 hours hot shower, WI-FI access, luggage room and travel desk. The stuff in the hostel is very nice and helpful and reception works 24 hours.
Another budget and private way of staying in Kyiv is to rent an apartment during the EURO 2012 football championship. There are numerous agencies like Apartments Kyiv Hotel Service that will give you a great variety of places to stay during your visit. Apartments are probably the best option for those who want to feel the real Kyiv life and be willing to come and leave whenever they want. The given apartments are usually nice and comfortable, have all necessary stuff like air condition and clean towels. The only tip is not to destroy it because after you will have to pay double price.
The most extreme way to stay in Kyiv during the Europe 2012 championship is to use couch surfing. Couch surfing programs are very new in Kyiv but become more and more popular. Kyiv people are usually very friendly and hospitable. This way you will save a lot of money and will probably gain a couple of new friends that can even show you around. The best tip is to bring some souvenir and alcohol. This way you will be welcomed in the most open Kyiv way.