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Ukraine Apartment Tour in Kiev


Well, hello there. What are we up to today? Oh, hello. We are up to an apartment tour here in Kiev
(Київ). Yeah. We’re going to show you yeah our Ukrainian
apartment that we’ve been staying in for just over a week. Uh huh. And it is right behind through that arch. Yeah, and we’re on a beautiful street. Yeah, we really are. Like check out these buildings. Tada. It looks like it could be it looks like it
could be in Paris or Buenos Aires. Like, yeah it is pretty amazing. Alright, so let’s watch for traffic and lead
the way. I’ll follow you. Well, here is the building. Lots of construction happening as you can
hear. This building is not quite as nice as the
one that we just walked by. You can tell that is has got a bit of faded
charm here. Hehehe. A little bit rundown on the outside but it
is quite nice inside. Yes. We are only on the 2nd floor, which is a nice
surprise. We tend to always be on the 4th or 5th floor
and we have to carry up our big luggage. That is so annoying. So we’re happy to only be on the 2nd floor. Let’s go take a look. Let’s go in. You know what is the scary part? It looks like there was an electrical fire
over there. Anyways, let’s continue to the second floor. Sam has the key. Here is the key. In we go. I’m going to take you in and then you are
going to show us the apartment. Haha. Come on in. Okay, so time for the tour. We’ve just come in through the main door and
first up is the bathroom. Is the bathroom. We may as well show you the bathroom. Let’s go in. Come on in. Come on in. Come on in. Oh, the lights are already on. Good. Da dun. So we’ve got a tub and a shower. You kind of have to climb into this tub. It is pretty high. Yeah. More than what I am used to. Yeah, the shower is perfectly adequate. I wouldn’t say it was my favorite part of
this apartment. Like it did the job but um it was okay. It wasn’t huge. And moving on to the rest. What have we got? Sink. Toilet. A washing machine which is always super exciting. That is mandatory. That is a must for us now in an AirBNB. We need to have a washing machine. It is so annoying doing laundry otherwise. And that was the water heater. Yeah. So we always had hot water. Alright. Nothing else to show you. That is it. That is the bathroom. The bathroom is not the most exciting part. No, it is not. Lights off. Close the door. The most exciting part for me is just the
sheer size of this place. Yeah. This is a big a nice big apartment. As you’ll see. Tada. So this is our living area. And we’ve got some lovely teal couches going
on. Yeah. Bit of a retro vibe. Definitely a retro vibe. Maybe stuck in the 70s or 80s slightly. Yeah. But like it is a wide open space which is
what I really love. Absolutely. Yeah, TV we never touch the TV. We didn’t even check to see if it was working. No. There was like you know some storage space
we didn’t use that at all. No. Um, this was Sam’s little work station right
here. It was wonderful. Tuk tuk tuk. It was wonderful and for a little while we
were actually brought the table in the kitchen and we brought it out here when we were having
like a co-working space. A coworking space. As you fall. And I almost just fell because like if you
look down here there is a little ridge. Oh my gosh. But yeah, super high ceilings. Oh, it is a little echoey in here. Yeah, it is ridiculously high. So I’m 6 feet tall and it is like at least
2 and a half if not 3 of me to the top of that. It is not that much. I would say two of you. Two of me and a bit of change. Alright. Haha. We’ll say that. Yeah, so if you come this way we’ve got our
kitchen. Yep. So we have another table with some chairs
and little stools. We have like our coffees and our little snacks
here. So I do a bit of cooking here. I just made pasta but look at these pots. Oh yeah. They are like some heavy duty like old fashioned
pots. And this kitchen also has like a super 70s
80s feel to it too. Yeah. Check out that. Check out the microwave. Green. Yeah, green. I think there is green color reminds me of
vintage I don’t know why. Yeah, I don’t think this color is so popular
anymore. No. But yeah, a big fridge. We only have cheese and salami in there. So we don’t really need to have a look around. Yeah, that is very true. Um, yeah in terms of utensils there was nothing
in particular that impressive. You can just see that they had they actually
had nice they had everything we needed. We had wine glasses, we had lots of cutlery. Water. We should talk about water. Because we found out apparently you are not
supposed to drink the tap water in Kiev (Київ). So we were boiling water for the first few
days and then we just started buying these because they were super cheap. Yeah, I think like maybe if you’re local that
might be a different situation but it reminds me a bit of like when we were in Lima, Peru. Everyone was like don’t drink the tapwater
but all of the locals were drinking it. Yeah. Like you always ending up drinking some in
the shower or brushing your teeth. Yeah. That is true. I’ve never had issues. That is true. That was the kitchen. That is the kitchen. And then there is only one more room left. That is right. The bedroom. So come in. Come in the bedroom. Don’t trip. Aaah. Baaa. Just kidding. Hahaha. Actually I, you are such a boy like playing
with little cars. Psssh. Let’s confession time. We’ve both stubbed our toes really badly. Yeah, we kept tripping over it. We kept tripping over that. But yeah, we had a really nice big bed. It was really comfy. Yep. Um, lots of space for clothes. I’m just going to move over here. We actually bothered unpacking and like putting
our stuff in the bedroom. Oh yeah. Show how big the drawers are too. Like we have these. These are nice and big. So we were using those. Yeah, we’re all packed up. We’re actually just about to leave so and
then we had a huge wardrobe over here that we used as well. So we really appreciated the space. And sometimes we feel like when we’ve been
on the road too often especially if we’ve been staying in really small accommodations
we start to crave something that feels more a bit more like a home and this place was
big enough to give us that sense of feel. Like yeah, we actually like our we didn’t
feel cramped in here at all. It was a nice big apartment. Nice and spacious. Dadada. Maybe you can tell us about the price for
this place. Yeah, I’ll finish things up here on the couch. Alright, alright. So final thoughts about this apartment here
in Kiev (Київ). We really liked it. The location was fantastic. It was quite central. We were nearby like metro stations. We were nearby parks. We were nearby really good restaurants. Lots of restaurants, bars, cafes. Oh my gosh. So yeah, that was fantastic and also the other
really cool thing was the price. It was in the upper 20s like just under $30
US dollars and we found just by looking on AirBNB that you can get fantastic value in
say the 20 to upper 30 dollar range. You can get a really nice apartments. Big spacious also all different locations
throughout the city and so yeah if you’re coming if you’re coming to Kyiv (Киев)
you can definitely do it on a budget you don’t have to spend a lot of money like there is
no need to get like a 50 or 60 dollar place. Unless you want luxury. Yeah, for that price you do get luxury. I guess so yeah. You would at that price. You would at that price. But in the 20 to 30 range you can find excellent
value and yeah we would highly recommend this apartment. It was really cool. Everything worked. The internet was fine. Um, yeah just a great neighborhood and the
only thing we regret is that we don’t have a few more days here. Because we really liked the city and we would
have liked to stay in Kiev (Киев) a little bit longer. Yeah, one week flew by. One week just went like that. But it is time to move on. We are packed up so time to go. Next up is Lviv and yeah stay tuned because
we’ll also do an apartment tour there as well. Okay. Bye. Tata.

91 Comments

*NZ Maori*

Oct 10, 2017, 12:31 pm Reply

Love it ❤

長谷川緑

Oct 10, 2017, 12:42 pm Reply

Does Samuel like polo shirts?

Marjorie

Oct 10, 2017, 12:43 pm Reply

I love this "spooky" buildings in Eastern Europe that look like they're falling apart on the outside and then everything is renovated on the inside and you get really high ceilings which are so rare in other parts of Europe!

JenzerBabiee

Oct 10, 2017, 12:52 pm Reply

Guys yous honestly have the best life , thanks for sharing glimpse of your adventures ?

Emily BH

Oct 10, 2017, 1:13 pm Reply

Looks like a great deal! How does it compare to a room in a "nice" hotel as far as cost per day?

rotitelor

Oct 10, 2017, 1:32 pm Reply

Awwww. I really wanted to see the cheese and salami.

How Would Koreans REALLY Say That?!

Oct 10, 2017, 1:35 pm Reply

Two things surprised me: ( 1) I didn't know you're 6 feet tall!!! That's much taller than I thought ^^ (2) I thought only Americans use feet and inches meaning Canadians use meters and centimeters. Anyway, I love the kitchen area!!!

Offensive Username

Oct 10, 2017, 2:37 pm Reply

All that open electric wiring in the staircase makes me nervous.

Chris Bates

Oct 10, 2017, 2:42 pm Reply

You guys are the best. Sam’s shirt matches the apt

Bee Bruce

Oct 10, 2017, 3:27 pm Reply

How much was it ?

Deadzio

Oct 10, 2017, 4:00 pm Reply

I have a question… Your Channel is Samuel i Audrey and i see description about traveling and food* (in Polish) how ?

Arthur Viktorovich

Oct 10, 2017, 4:15 pm Reply

Welcome to Ukraine 🙂 You should visit Lviv (city in Ukraine) as well! I think you can like it 🙂

Bailey20

Oct 10, 2017, 5:38 pm Reply

The kitchen was really nice in my opinion lol

imNitka

Oct 10, 2017, 6:04 pm Reply

This is nice apartment for Kyiv (this is actually how we call our city). And yes, you 100% should not drink tap water in Kyiv. Locals did not drink tap water.

Jekwin mekwan

Oct 10, 2017, 7:24 pm Reply

Amazing

Jekwin mekwan

Oct 10, 2017, 7:24 pm Reply

To good

Real Space Hobo

Oct 10, 2017, 8:13 pm Reply

I miss Jodpur…..:-)

Dima Bondarenko

Oct 10, 2017, 8:16 pm Reply

Even locals don’t drink that water, only if you leave in country side there is some exceptions

The AiTenshi

Oct 10, 2017, 9:36 pm Reply

Will it be some videos from Lviv?It would be very interesting to see how you are exploring my city 🙂

Cooking VAN – Podróże Kulinarne

Oct 10, 2017, 9:48 pm Reply

Dzięki za ten film. The BEST 😉

Richard’s World Traveler

Oct 10, 2017, 11:03 pm Reply

Congrats on passing 100K Subscribers!

Brenda Galvan22

Oct 10, 2017, 12:58 am Reply

I love your videos ??…. Do you guys ever get nervous or scared to be in different country's cus you never know what can happen around you???

Susan Duquette

Oct 10, 2017, 5:01 am Reply

Nice space,great price!?????

Drew Lucero

Oct 10, 2017, 7:01 am Reply

Awesome ???????

Helga Crowler

Oct 10, 2017, 9:45 am Reply

I hope you understand that not in every city of Ukraine the tap water is so bad. The thing is Kyiv takes it's tap water from Dnipro river, but for example in my town Smila, we take our water from the artesian well, so it tastes just amazing.

mbb 514

Oct 10, 2017, 1:06 pm Reply

Please come to Japan someday!??

leo banares

Oct 10, 2017, 5:18 pm Reply

Been so long since I watched your videos because I was so busy for the past 5 months and I missed watching your adventures and the food. Hahaha. Thank you for always sharing your adventures and travels. 🙂

Ksena Green

Oct 10, 2017, 5:29 pm Reply

Visit Masoch (Мазох) in Lviv) and try coffee there, they are very proud of their coffee tradition)

Tima Masiuk

Oct 10, 2017, 7:33 pm Reply

Are you guys still in Kiev?

s125ish

Oct 10, 2017, 9:19 pm Reply

Love the tour , faded charm , the front door to the apartment opens out the way ha

Kyrylo Rusanivsky

Oct 10, 2017, 6:11 pm Reply

We will be grateful if you will use & share the official & common name of our city – Kyiv! Thank you!

travelman1983

Oct 10, 2017, 8:57 am Reply

Love your videos, great to see different parts of the world good food all through the eyes of a lovely couple. How do you guys afford to go to so many amazing places? Do you work 9-5 jobs and spend your leave traveling the world?

Sergey Devill

Oct 10, 2017, 5:29 pm Reply

I rly like ur videos,I live in Kiev,and I like to see that u like our country!

Malvika Raj

Oct 10, 2017, 9:30 pm Reply

OMG, I'm from India but I live in kharkiv and I was in Kyiv in August and I stayed at the exact same apartment. The location is great and the host was very kind to me. I can't believe you guys stayed there too.

Igor Liberty

Oct 10, 2017, 11:21 am Reply

Correctly write and say Kyiv! KYIV.

John Rudiak

Oct 10, 2017, 4:01 am Reply

Have you ever figured out why there is that door stop that exists between the rooms? All apartments have those annoying things.

John Rudiak

Oct 10, 2017, 11:43 pm Reply

Did you notice the locks have to be turned usually 2 or more times to unlock? And there's usually 2 on the door?

Dog Face

Oct 10, 2017, 7:24 am Reply

This would be interesting if you both weren't so annoying. I made it through 2 minutes.

SOUTH EAST ASIA GOING ASTRAY

Oct 10, 2017, 12:28 am Reply

30 x 30 is 900 a month. a little steep for that country, don't you think?

Carlos Hernandez

Oct 10, 2017, 8:20 pm Reply

You guys rock!! Thanks for sharing all!! I dig your vintage 70’s black and green polo shirt that matched the couches and the kitchen. Lol I’m visiting Kiev Spring of 2018! I may want to choose the exact same apartment you guys stayed in!! Anyhow stay safe and be vigilant. See ya!!

Michael Cayce

Dec 12, 2017, 7:38 am Reply

$30 a what? $30 an hour? a day? a week?

अनुभवी बाबा

Dec 12, 2017, 7:56 pm Reply

This is shit

d Reece

Jan 1, 2018, 3:49 am Reply

I'm digging that apartment tho

Suay Hughes

Jan 1, 2018, 10:25 pm Reply

????

Fred Schwentafsky

Jan 1, 2018, 4:32 am Reply

Ur too gringoish….boring.

expanding universe

Jan 1, 2018, 3:47 pm Reply

Actually, the overall interior of the apartment is pretty much the typical Ukrainian 90s-00s style. If it was from the 70s-80s it would have looked like this: https://fishki.net/2236644-interyery-sovetskih-kvartir.html. It's great that you have found a nice place right in the center of Kiev for a good price!

Calum Andersen

Feb 2, 2018, 8:10 pm Reply

Hello sam and audrey. I love watching your videos. I am travelling overseas(from australia) for the first time in december this year and am planning on going to france, italy, romania and ukraine. Any tips for a first time traveller?
Regards calum

Matthew Jackson

Feb 2, 2018, 1:55 am Reply

This couple doesn't understand the European architectural system. A lot of European cities have beautiful facades which face the street. These facades are designed for the express purpose of hiding the more mundane , utilitarian, functional, and less attractive buildings located behind it. This is actually pretty smart because not only does it keep your city pleasing to the eye, it also makes it an attractive tourist destination.

Donald Barnes

Mar 3, 2018, 3:36 pm Reply

How much per month is rent?

Parvez Jadoon

Mar 3, 2018, 12:17 am Reply

How come u did nt tell the viewers ..HOW MUCH MONTHLY RENT…UTILITIES…NOT LIKEd

rawstarmusic

Mar 3, 2018, 4:33 pm Reply

Excellent flat, modern in old style. So that is 200 per week then?

HRH QueenCat

Mar 3, 2018, 5:59 am Reply

so, where is the dining room & table as I've heard that Ukrainians don't eat out & have guests over for home-cooked meals ?

Nadiya Voronova

Mar 3, 2018, 6:15 am Reply

Remember that this is a VERY OLD building, about 200 years old. It is not always possible to make a good repair in such buildings, they are simply forbidden to remodel, as these are architectural and historical monuments under the protection of the state.

9:11

Mar 3, 2018, 8:59 pm Reply

I would rather shoot myself in the dick with a paintball gun than have to spend longer than 8:26 in these twos Presence…this was painful to watch. Now I know why Eastern Europeans think all Americans are morons with shit eating grins.

-OK Internet-

Mar 3, 2018, 9:42 pm Reply

How much is rent per month?

Nicolas Balint

Mar 3, 2018, 12:40 pm Reply

Suuuper big bed. I like the woman the most.

Disney&Me 71

Apr 4, 2018, 11:13 pm Reply

This building looks so scary, kind of like something you'd see in those horror movies where tourists get kidnapped or something LOL

R. S

Apr 4, 2018, 12:11 am Reply

so nicely

Mohammed Elyas Ahmed

May 5, 2018, 4:01 am Reply

Thanks for the great job. Is there a safe deposit ;ockers also there in apartments for keeping valuable items in safe lockers?

Leila Ghauri

May 5, 2018, 7:07 pm Reply

Great tour!
I finally moved too!
I posted an empty apartment tour video 🙂
Check it out and let me know what you think?

Spoiler alert: My place is not as pretty as yours 😛

Alexander Marvin

May 5, 2018, 10:56 pm Reply

Looks like Sam brought sand to the beach

dave watson

Jun 6, 2018, 1:04 pm Reply

I see some people asked for the price of the rent here, and nobody answered their question. i also like to know the prices of the rent,

Andrea Pirringer

Jun 6, 2018, 2:54 pm Reply

It could also be in Berlin …

Larisa V.

Jun 6, 2018, 9:03 pm Reply

My hometown ??

Ron Zee

Jul 7, 2018, 11:33 am Reply

I rented a apartment in Kiev for one month the building looked like it would be condemned if it was in my city. The elevator was something you would think twice before entering the lobby was in shambles but the apartment was beautiful. Became a little friendly with some of the neighbors and there apartments where also nice on the inside very unusual to see considering the outside appearance of the building

vinod jain

Jul 7, 2018, 7:48 am Reply

Wow

Anshuman Kashyap

Aug 8, 2018, 6:46 pm Reply

Can You please Tell where i can Find Apartment Vasylkivska Teremky or Vystakovkit Centre ? I am A student In Taras Shevchenko National University.I want Long Term apartment for a Year

Audia Keny

Aug 8, 2018, 2:51 am Reply

Plz coucho ?

Audia Keny

Aug 8, 2018, 2:57 am Reply

150 $

Audia Keny

Aug 8, 2018, 2:58 am Reply

Por homework ?

Audia Keny

Aug 8, 2018, 2:58 am Reply

Coffee anyone ?

Max Alinda

Sep 9, 2018, 7:33 pm Reply

Nice videos! I think it would be better write Kyiv instead of Kiev. As You did with Lviv and You didn't write Lvow. Point is that Lviv and Kyiv – is Ukrainian transcription.

Boby Berry

Sep 9, 2018, 10:46 pm Reply

For $50 in US you can get a room in a motel that has sheets with blood stains and sigarettes burns, and they don't change the sheets before or after you a check out ?

uki

Oct 10, 2018, 1:36 pm Reply

Kiev has always been super awkward in terms of newly constructed building or old building that are falling apart with totally renovated apartments inside. Don't worry about the fire hazard and 1000 yo plumbing.

the Dokuchaev

Oct 10, 2018, 3:23 pm Reply

This apartment is located in a house that was built before the revolution of 1917, in fact so there are high ceilings (so it was decided to build). You are lucky to live in a historic architecture. In the days of the Empire in these houses lived the rich people ))

Salwant Singh

Oct 10, 2018, 2:51 am Reply

Lovely looking

Romy Karlen

Oct 10, 2018, 2:21 pm Reply

It is a nice place for how much again , Lovely 🙂

Vivian Vivian

Oct 10, 2018, 4:56 pm Reply

???

MAR BELLA

Nov 11, 2018, 10:39 am Reply

Bad apartment, like you two…

abc def

Nov 11, 2018, 7:27 am Reply

SLUM !!!!

Richard Martin

Dec 12, 2018, 11:37 am Reply

Audrey is so cute. The flat looks nice too.

FeedScrn

Jan 1, 2019, 7:54 am Reply

Perogis?

Nick Neym

Jan 1, 2019, 8:33 am Reply

#KyivNotKiev

Aries ricardo Ramirez

Feb 2, 2019, 7:01 am Reply

First of all, thank you very much for sharing your experienced in Kiev, I have a question how much do they charge for an apartment monthly?

Ronak Nanvare

Feb 2, 2019, 10:57 am Reply

How many rent monthly this apartment plz tell me

BDUB Entertainment TV

Mar 3, 2019, 3:41 am Reply

Great video do you guys live in Kiev?

Barrister Esther Ezeifedikwa

May 5, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

How much did you rent this apartment?

crypto_integra

May 5, 2019, 2:07 am Reply

$30 a week?

Andy Schlager

Jun 6, 2019, 7:40 pm Reply

I like the floor
You paid 30 $ per Day ?

Andrew Flyer

Jul 7, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

I go to Kyiv next week, I got an apartment on Independence Square with a balcony and view over the square for only $35 per night. The city looks beautiful, cant wait to explore. You both seemed to like it so much.

Bookoo c

Aug 8, 2019, 2:56 am Reply

Appreciate the video. Shame the apartment links don't work. I try to like you two, but you are just a bit annoying. No offense.

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