A weekend in Dnipro - Ukraine
Have you ever had the pleasure of visiting Dnipro? Yes, No, Where is that? One of those could be your response. Well, I recently went to Dnipro - so you don't have to! Actually, for every place I visit I hope you will eventually visit. Every place in the World has a charm at some point in its history. Few of us would want to visit an ISIS stronghold - but before those cretins made it a stronghold it was probably worth visiting. The hope is, one day when they are gone the place they once occupied may be worth visiting again.
Thankfully Dnipro isn't an ISIS stronghold - it's one of Ukraine's major cities and this being a place in Ukraine made me want to visit it. Why, you ask? The main reason - I had never been there before and I like the people of Ukraine. In my mind, that's the perfect reason! Those who follow my YouTube channel will not be surprised to learn that I made a video about that experience. What you will notice as the video goes on - I warmed to the place. Yes, it was sketchy in parts. Yes, the roads were full of holes and very little was open at night, but the city had its charms. Here is that weekend I spent in Dnipro.
To truly understand the city of Dnipro you really need 2-3 days. And given its size staying anywhere around the city will suffice. There are a variety of options to pick from. Over the years, I've had the fortune to stay in an array of hotels, apartments and various forms of accommodation while travelling. For the majority of travellers, I recommend Booking.com - yes there are hotel comparison websites such as Trivago and Kayak. However, from my years of travel experience, I've discovered both of these comparison websites do not have all the hotels, hostels and apartments listed. The reasons behind this could be some premises simply do not pay the comparison sights a fee or the reason could be something else. If you know of the reason do leave a comment below. However, I have discovered no matter what the location Booking.com will 9/10ths of the time have the most competitive deal and generally more choices. However, if you are super keen to get the best deal- use Booking.com, Kayak, Trivago, Lastminute.com and Hotels.com in separate browser windows. If you are curious about visiting the City has some great Hotels & Apartments. I recommend booking via Booking.com - Happy Exploring!
An alternative which I do recommend for your accommodation is Airbnb. The city authorities still allow Airbnb in the city (it hasn't been banned just yet). I've booked a number of apartments via Airbnb. If you have not used them before (you have probably been living under a rock). But if you use this referral link you will get many Dollars or Euros off your first booking and I'll get a very small referral kickback. I'm an Airbnb host as well as a frequent Airbnb traveller. I love Airbnb because not only does it make travelling more affordable but it also allows you to stay off the beaten track. Staying with a local or in your own cottage is far more unique than staying in a generic hotel you could find anywhere in the world. Use the map below to search for the perfect Airbnb stay within walking distance of the centre of Dnipro.
I hope you have a great time in Dnipro Estonia should you visit. I am not sponsored by the Ukrainian Government or any Travel Group I simply have written this post as I enjoy travelling. Please do check out this blog for more independent travel ideas and my YouTube Channel.
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