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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Svobody Ave, L'viv, L'vivs'ka 79000, Ukraine

THREE separate rooms clean apartment right in the Lviv CENTER the BEST views of the beginning of the main avenue: Svobody Ave, 1 block (3 mins) walking to Rynok (Market) Square and 5 mins to the Opera House.

The Space

We are private rent out not a business like most of the other apartment offerings that you can find in Lviv, so we are much more flexible and human. Also offering convenient transfer service. We want our guests to be our friends not our clients. :)


- Perfect Location - All historical places are around you (see sketch map).
- Bright, eco-clean place equipped with everything you need (ask if you need something special).
- Suitable for both vacation and business stays (fully equipped kitchen and free car parking possible).
- Free Internet/WiFi available in apt. and green square in front of the building.
- 4 new restaurants right under the apartment building (no sounds, isolated by 0.6m concrete floor): traditional Ukrainian ('At Mrs. Stepha's'), Italian 'Bianco-Rosso', Japan 'Yapi Sushi Island' and modern Ukrainian art restaurant 'Salo'.


The place is ideal for 4-5 people, if beds are shared it can easily fit 8-10.

1) master bedroom (green avenue view): 1 wide double size bed (max. 2 persons)
2) office/guest bedroom (green avenue view): 2 double pull-out sofas (max. 4 persons)
3) living room (quiet backyard view) with TV and 1 semi-double pull-out sofa (max. 2 persons), additional sofa can be added (on request).

Room sizes: 11 + 18 + 18 m2.

Bathroom (with bathtub, shower and washer) is separate from toilet (with washstand).

There is enough space, so additional sleeping place can be arranged if needed. But if you need even more place or want to stay cheaper sacrificing privacy & cleanness, you can always find a hostel nearby with shared rooms (4-16 people in one room with bunk beds) for 10-15$/day/person (min 3 nights).

Linens, bath towels and required toiletries are provided.

FEES: Generally we don't charge cleaning fees, because our guests usually stay for 3 nights or longer, but if you stay less than 3 nights, there will be 20$ cleaning fee additionally (to be paid on check-out). But we may also waive or lower it if you leave apartment perfectly clean as you found it.

You can use our direct transfer service from airport / train station or you can be met anywhere on Svobody Avenue (e.g. near Shevchenko Statue or best in front of 'Bianco Rosso' restaurant) and guided to the apartment by me.

You won't be disturbed until the day of your check-out (unless you need something) - this is your home! But feel free to call/message me on any questions.

Welcome to the ancient and beautiful Lviv!

(skip if you are not first time Lviv visitor)


Restaurants under apartment:
- Bianco-Rosso ("White-Red")
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- Yapi Sushi Island - ЯПІ «Острів суші»
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- Ukrainian 'At Mrs. Stepha's'
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(not new but somehow got into top 10).

Other well known Lviv's creative and original restaurants/pubs/cafes are in few mins walking distance (in order of guests' preference):
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- Kryjivka / «Криївка» 24h ** (password is: "Slava Ukrayini - Heroyam Slava" [means: "Glory to Ukraine - Glory to Heroes]) at Rynok sqr. 14
- «Місько Пструг, хліб та вино» і «Петро Братванка» * at Brativ Rogatyntsiv, 49
- «Львівська майстерня шоколаду»*
Serbs'ka, 3
- Ресторація-музей «Гасова лямпа» at Virmens'ka, 20 *
- Masoch-Cafe/ «Мазох-cafе» *
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- The Most Expensive Restaurant in Galicia «Masonic Lodge» / «Найдорожча ресторація Галичини» *
- Галицька Жидівська кнайпа «Під Золотою Розою» / Jewish restraurant "Pid Zolotoyu Rozoyu" [Under Golden Rose] at Staroyevreyska str. [Old-Jewish str.] *
- Lviv Coffee Manufacture / «Львівська копальня кави»*
- «Міська пекарня штруделів та сирників»*
- Medelin / Меделін at пл. Коліївщини, 1 (на перехресті вулиць Староєврейської та Федорова)
- «Ресторація на Валовій» *
- «Дім Легенд» *
- «Лівий берег»
- «Зеник. Пиво з дерунами»
- «Зеник. Гламур»
- Beer Museum
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- Kumpel at Chornovola Ave 2b
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* - recommended by guests

Not expensive buffet type restaurants (5-3 mins away):
- "Пузата Хата" ("Puzata Hata" ~ "Belly House") at Shevchenka Ave right across McDonnalds a bit further the avenue
- «Час Поїсти» ("Time to Eat") at 3 Kopernyka St or 12 Starojevreis'ka St

Healthy/Tasty/Sweet Food:
- Smakolyk at 5 Mykhal'chuka St
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For those who want to cook themselves: grocery store is in 'Opera Passage' (9am-11pm) is on the way to the Opera Theater (Svobody, 27), A three farmer markets are nearby too.

- Fitness Center 'Sofia': gym, yoga, pool (speedo & swim cap required), spa. - 12 USD/day.
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Closest clubs (few mins walking):
- Club "Rafinad People" *
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- Fashion Club
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Other (also in walking distance)
- Metro Club *
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- Millenium
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Do you know that you will stay on the banks of the river?

A little bit of history of the location.

In the XVIII century the old city fortifications were demolished, the moats were filled in, leveled and replaced by public gardens and parks. The architectural appearance of the city changed drastically. The modern city center appeared on the banks of the Poltva River. At the end of the XIX century the river locked into a concrete manifold, so basically you will be standing on a river. The construction works in the main avenue grew faster after Lviv was proclaimed the capital of one of the 26 provinces of Austro-Hungarian Empire. The nobility of Lviv wanted it to resemble the greatest cities of Europe. Local newspapers called Lviv ‘a small Paris’. Public places, luxurious hotels and shops began to spread around.

Svobody Avenue is the main street of the city. Previous names: from the mid-nineteenth century. - Higher Karolya Ludwig and Carol Ludwig Net (Untere i Obere Karl Ludwig Straße, Karola Ludwika wyższa i niższa). In 1871 St. Louis High Karolya were called Hetman (Hetmańska), in honor of the great crown hetman Stanislaw Jablonovsk (Stanisław Jabłonowski), whose monument installed in 1859, and below - just Carol Ludwig. Since 1919 st. Carol Ludwig were called Legions (Legionów). In 1887, under the direction of engineer Vaclav Ibanskoho (Wacław Ibański) blocked Poltva River underground. In 1940 Hetmanska street and entered the Legion warehouse one - the first of May. In 1941 her first divided into Opernstrasse and Museumstrasse, and then merged under the name Adolf Hitler Platz / Ring. In 1944 - First of May, and then were called Lenin Avenue. In 1991 renamed to Svobody Avenue (year when Ukraine got independence from Soviets).

ENJOY your stay in LVIV
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Events & Restaurants Map (with virtual tour):
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Public Transportation Map:
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Sketch map with historical places around:
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(you can get this or similar one in Tourist Information center on Rynok Square).

Some Nice Videos about Lviv:
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and short timelapse
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Thanks for being interested in our city,

Guest Access

Guests will have 2 keys:
1) from building entrance door
2) from apartment

Let me know how many sets of keys do you need upfront (if more than 2).

Interaction with Guests

Entire apartment is rented so nobody else stays with you.

The Neighborhood


This is really center, people walking down the Svobody Avenue won't make you feel alone.

Place & building is featured in this unique aerial video right after airport and train station and before Opera House (28-43 sec):
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Getting around

Walk everywhere, you really don't need transport, except if you are lazy take a tram or bus. There is also Chudo (Mirracle) Train that will get you to all popular places in an hour if you are limited by time.

Other Things to Note

If you are with car, the place for it on back-yard is to be paid additionally 100UAH/night (if available).
The entrance doors is locked so it is only for permanent stay (you will not be able to use your car during your stay but there will no be need for it).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I was very pleased with my stay in Alex's place! The apartment was as described, right downtown, and even larger than I expected. Alex was also very responsive and easy to deal with.
    Thank you!

    January 2014
  • Great apartment with perfect location in the city center. And also Alex is a great host , helpful and always in contact and always trying to help his guests.

    November 2013
  • Positive- It's pretty closer to center of Lviv, probably 3 km away, just take a bus (#31 or trollerbus. The room was nice and plain. I woke up late, I appreciate he was ok with it.

    The reservation was full so the owner let me stay at his place.

    Negative- He got curfew time and he made us go to home on time. He didn't give me a key for the entrance of apartment.

    November 2013
    Response from Alex:

    Thank you for your review Zeal.

    It worth to clearly note that this review is about private room in other apartment, as current apartment were not available. As it was just one night emergency booking stay in private room and we do expect people to return in agreed time. I didn't give keys from the apartment door as you said you will knock when you come, you also had the keys to get into the building and common entrance. If I knew you could be late or if you were staying for more than one night I would give you the apartment key too. Hope you had nice city tour after having a good rest in our place. :)


    November 2013
  • Alex and his father were great! Great service! The apartment is clean and very comfortable. The location is the best on Lviv's main street and 1 block from square. One of the best restaurants is downstairs. One of the best experiences I have had staying in an apartment. I will be returning and staying in this apartment.

    November 2013
  • Alex was a great host. His place is in an ideal location, and directly above a great restaurant. It's easy walking distance to everything. Will definitely stay here again !

    November 2013
  • Nice and comfortable apartment in center of Lviv. No need to use transport to see all interesting places in city center. It's closer than you can imagine. Clean and quiet place with all you need for your life. Great city. Great host. Thanks Alex! Highly recommended!
    Уютная и удобная квартира в самом центре Львова. Все достопримечательности в пешеходной досягаемости. Забудьте о транспорте. Вас ждут незабываемые прогулки по историческому центру города. Квартира чистая и не шумная, оборудована всем необходимым для жизни. Мы получили большое удовольствие от знакомства со Львовом. Спасибо Алексу за радушие и гостеприимство. Будемрекомендовать друзьям.

    November 2013
  • The flat is really nice, clean and quite. The position is very close to all actraccions and Alex was very flexible and helpfull.
    Recommended 100%!!!

    October 2013
  • Our stay in Alex's apartment was fabulous! The apartment was spotlessly clean, very spacious and right in the centre of L'viv. We where greeted at the train station very early in the morning by Alex and his father and taken back to the train very last by them again. He accommodated us very well as our travel times were at difficult times. We hired Alex's father to take us on a rather long journey to visit some villages where my grandparents were born. The trip was long but very enjoyable as his father did everything he could to make sure we saw what we hoped to see. I highly recommend to whoever may stay there to definitely consider hiring his father as he has a great deal of knowledge of the Ukraine. Some knowledge of the language would be a definite asset. If you just tour around the city, it's right out the door with shops, markets, cultural venues as well as various tours and transportation within minutes. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful city. If I have a chance to visit again, I will certainly stay here! Thank you Alex and Stephan

    October 2013
  • It was my and my friend's first Airbnb experience. We are happy to tried it. Location is perfect. The flat was almost close to the everywhere we marked on the Lviv map. It was clean & spacious with full of day light. We had all the comfort we might need; wifi, cooking facilities,clean towels,linens,iron, hair dryer even guidebooks. Despite of the cold wheather,inside was always warm. We called the flat as our home while our stay in Lviv. Alex is a nice, kind person. Many thanks to him for his kindness,help and suggestions abt the city. We definetely suggest Alex's flat to everyone. We loved the spirit in Lviv. It is kind of slow,lovely city with many artistic touches and full of life. would like to comeback again & stay at Alex place. Alex, thanks for all again...

    October 2013
  • Alex is extremely helpful, always available and interested in making sure his guests needs are met and that they enjoy their stay. Great guy, very friendly and easy to get along with. His place has a wonderful location and price. My main items when looking for a place to stay are: location, cleanliness, wifi and a clothes washer - his place easily passed with flying colors! Alex - thank you very much for a great time in your gorgeous city !!!

    November 2012
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Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Motto: "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery "We suffer from not we don't have, but mostly from what we have." I'm a happy father of 2 children (3 years old son and under year old daughter) and love to spend time with my lovely wife and to work on my MBA from anywhere (programming is evolved to be my best skill after I studied boring math in Lviv university for 5 years). I moved to Lviv with my family 15+ ago and liked it so much that can not find better place to live, so I think you would want to stay in our lovely city at least for few days to explore it a bit and to love it. I like to meet new people and will be glad to help them being as a host or as a guest. I mostly have chance to travel North America, and also use this site to find good places to stay and connect to local people when I'm in the city. I'm open to home exchange and couch surf ing options too! I have tent, sleeping bag/pad and you would find it crazy, but I sleep myself >95% on a floor (I think it is good for my back), so I don't even need a comfy couch, but I don't mind to trying out new sleeping surfaces. Two m3 and bathroom is all that I really need. :) But if you are nature lover and want to go to mountains (e.g. Carpathian) I'm always ready and can share a second sleeping place in my small tent! :) I prefer traveling by plane/train or by bike. I don't like cars and lost skills to drive them (my wife overtook them :), but we don't have and need car. I like to be super-flexible and I'm minimalist with some sense of perfection. I would like to learn more on simple living not being bound to once city/country - life without borders. Listing apartments here help me to travel to other places and meet different people, not mentioning paying bills & support/cleaning fees and investing remaining back into it to make the most comfortable and cleanest place to stay in Lviv for our guests. I would love to simply do home exchange with people so the money component is not involved at all, but it is not the most flexible possibility. You are welcome to my home city Lviv - a capital of Western Ukraine, a unique city you won't find anywhere else, and if you are here, you will most likely find people not like you and want to stay for a while! :) 3 days is minimum recommended by guests to explore it! The good about city is that you won't need a car - it is pretty much walkable, bad - it is not that bike friendly (yet - there is some progress) - but it has good public transportation which will get to anywhere. Thanks, Alex
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