If you see that Kiev hotels are overpriced, and you still need a decent place to live, apartments can be an excellent choice. For a hundred dollars a night you will get a large renovated place on a central street. You need to consider a few points to keep yourself from falling victim to many pitfalls.
Choose Apartment Owner Wisely
There are both companies that operate real estate as a business, and apartment owners that do it as a home business. I recommend former choice against latter in most cases for several reasons. First, companies pay more attention to security, so you are safer with them. Then, you have more service options, as well as payment options. You can pay by credit card, for instance. I know cases when private owners threw guest’s belongings out of apartment due to some disagreement. Sometimes they are nasty women who do not know any business etiquette, nor do they care about your problems.
Which Problems Do Kiev Apartments Have
When I come to an apartment, I always check hot water, and even if it is there, it is wise to check whether there is autonomous heating equipment. It is normal to turn off hot water in Kiev, sometimes for weeks in a row, sometimes for a few days. So if you paid for an apartment in advance, you will be disappointed to experience an absence of hot water.
Elevators are broken often, so if your apartment is on the top floor, and there is only one old elevator, there are chances you will go upstairs with your feet or, even worse, you could get locked in broken elevator waiting for an engineer for a couple of hours and for more information please visit apartment in kiev.
There are other issues like cleanliness in the apartment (well, lack of cleanliness), noisy neighbors, bums sleeping on the staircases, etc.
Never bring a stranger in the apartment, even if (especially if) it is a beautiful girl. There are scammers, rogues and thieves in disguise. If you go to a club, let your adventures stay there in a club, not in your private place.
If you go alone on the street, do not be lured by anything that lies on the ground, even if it is a tight wallet. Otherwise you will be involved in a game that ends very sad for you.