When you’re out traveling, the last thing you want to do is spend money on something you can get for free — Here’s where you can go for free wifi while you’re living in Ukraine.
Kiev is a huge city, crammed full of things to do
Don't miss out on our favorite things to do in Kiev
If you’re headed to this country with an international phone plan, you'll need to know where you can get free wifi. Luckily, there are more than a few spots where you can hop online, search directions, check your email, and upload all your dreamy vacation pictures without paying for it.
- Check Out These Restaurants
- Head To Khreshchatyk Street
- Check This Website
- +A Few Other Buildings
Check Out These Restaurants
There are several cafes all around Kiev that’ll provide free wifi, especially if you plan on staying for lunch or for a soda or coffee. You’ll get to know all about the local cafes that are tucked just behind your host family’s cute apartment or while you’re site-seeing in Ukraine, but here are a few to look for in particular:
Plan on snagging an amazing chocolate filled lunch at the Lviv Chocolate Factory and getting free internet while you sip a cup of melted chocolate.
Address: Antonovycha St, 45, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Milk Bar is a favorite place for really food lunches and brunches and desserts (and free WiFi)
Address : Shota Rustaveli St, 16, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Hours : 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM (opens at 9:00AM on weekends).
Honey is another place to cure a sweet tooth and scroll (you can also order lunch here and some good lattes).
Address: Nyzhnii Val St, 19/21, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Fast Food + Coffee Houses
You may not want to head to McDonalds for lunch (We love the local food in Ukraine), but it’s a good spot to get free internet.
There is not a Starbucks in Kiev, but Kreden’s Cafe is sort of similar, and still offers free wifi.
Double Coffee and Coffee House are both hotspots for a java, and also provide free internet.
All of these coffee houses and McDonalds have a handful of locations.
Mr. Cat has pizza, some yummy local dishes, Ukraine's version of salads, and some other surprising options like milkshakes (which is more like flavored milk, but still).
Address: Sribnokilska St, 3-e, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
Hours: Open 24/7
Pastateca: yummy housemade pasta is only one of the favorite dishes our ILP volunteers love to order here.
Address: вулиця Льва Толстого, 11/61,Київ, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01004
Hours: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Head To Khreshchatyk Street
Khreshchatyk Street is must-see shopping street for anyone volunteering in Ukraine; it’s a massively huge boulevard lined with some really ritzy shops and fun souvenirs stands. If you want shopping in Kiev, this is your spot.
Check This Website
If you can get an internet connection before you head out, check out this website to scope out all the places near you for free wifi. Write ‘em down, then you’ll have an entire list of where you can sit and scroll Instagram without using any data. Score.
+A Few Other Buildings
As a head’s up, ILP volunteers will have wifi either at their host family’s place or at the school they are teaching at (or maybe both).
There is also free wifi at the Latter Day Saint church building — Lots of our volunteers are members of this church and chose to attend church while living in Kiev, so just know that's going to be another option.
Oh and here’s how to get to the Latter Day Saint Temple in Kiev, which is next door to where some volunteers attend church.
Spend more than a quick vacation in Ukraine
ILP is a nonprofit organization with years of experience when it comes to sending college-age volunteers abroad to Ukraine (and a few other countries).
Your program fee includes housing, your roundtrip airfare, three meals a day and culture training … plus, you’ll only be teaching part time so you have lots of time to adventure in Ukraine, and you’ll have vacation time to see other sites in Europe. Oh — and there’s no experience necessary! (We think it’s a pretty good deal).
See what volunteering in Ukraine is like and see if it's a good fit for you.