First, we did not meet the host but he does keep in touch on the phone. It would have been nice to be introduced and have a tour of the apartment. Next, you can not beat the location. If you want to be in central Kyiv, close to the Metro, Maidan, Khretchatyk, I would buy the place myself. Again, the best location except for being right on the main street which you wouldn't want to, anyway. This apartment is quieter but accessible. In fact, you are down the street and around the corner from the president's office, so that's not bad. The place is clean but the furniture is becoming dated and a little worn. The beds are very firm and in my opinion, nicer pillows with a linen sheet along with the heavier blankets would be great. The Wi-Fi went out once a day for about a half hour. There is construction next door and they begin banging away at 6 AM, and as a result, we lost water to the apartment one half day, but this was not the host's fault. There are places to eat just minutes walking. The washing machine is German, and you will need (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Translate to figure it out (no dryer). We were supposed to check out at noon, but a couple of guys from Israel were allowed to check in early while we were still there, so that was a little uncomfortable, but I was decent and worked quicker to get out. Overall, it was very good.