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FAQ

What should I take with me?
  • Fantastic mood! 🙂
  • Comfortable clothes for dancing/yoga/body practices
  • A lot of warm clothes and socks – evenings are cool in the mountains
  • Comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof, and one more pair just in case
  • Raincoat
  • Swimsuit (you can go to the river or sauna)
  • Sunscreen (if your skin is prone to burns)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Mosquito repellent (they are very rare here, but they happen)
  • If you come with your own tent – tent (preferably waterproof), warm sleeping bag, mat, and extra blanket-scarf if you want
  • We are located on a hill, where you need to walk 500m up the mountain along the field road. There is no asphalt driveway to us yet. In this regard, we recommend packing things in backpack, and not in suitcase on wheels 🙂
How to get to us?

We’re situated in Kryvopillya village (Verkhovyna district, Ivano-Frankivsk region). Location on Google Maps:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/wRKR5ocyg5rB8pMQ9

The nearest railway station is Vorokhta (30 minutes by bus from us).

Search and book train tickets here: https://booking.uz.gov.ua/en/
(a lot of tickets go on sale a couple of days before departure)

From Vorokhta you can catch a bus headed to Verkhovyna which goes through Kryvopillya village. Get off the bus at ‘Kryva’ bus stop. Here’s a picture of it and location on Google Maps:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/iGSErdm6W524epA5A

Show this picture to your driver, otherwise he may drop you off at another bus stop called “Shkola” which is a bit further from us.

There’s no need to book any bus tickets in advance. You can buy them at the bus stations just before departure, or pay directly to the driver.

Finally, follow this route to go up the hill and find us:

MORE DETAILED INFO:

 

Arriving by plane

Kiev (2 airports – KBP and IEV) and Lviv (LWO) are the most convenient airports for international flights. There’re also small local airports in Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi.

 

Getting to us from Kiev:

Take a train to Vorokhta. Once there, catch a bus to Kryvopillya (buses run every hour or two). It will take 25 minutes by bus to get to us. Get off at “Kryva” bus stop. 

Another option: take a train to Ivano-Frankivsk. Once there, buy a bus ticket to Kryvopillya, the bus ride will take 3 hours. Get off at “Kryva” bus stop. 

If no trains in either direction are available, take a train to Lviv first, and from there take another train to Vorokhta or Ivano-Frankivsk. 

 

From Odessa:

Option 1: by train to Vorokhta (the train runs every other day), and from there 25 minutes by bus to Kryvopillya (buses run every hour or two).

Alternative: by train to Ivano-Frankivsk, from there 3 hours by bus to Kryvopillya (buses run every hour or two).

Option 2: by train to Kolomya. In Kolomya take a taxi to the bus station, there look for a bus to Kryvopillya (but since buses do not go there often, you can take a bus to Verkhovyna, and then another bus to Kryvopillya. The ride time is about 2 hours.)

 

From Lviv:

Take a train to Vorokhta. Once there, catch a bus to Kryvopillya (buses run every hour or two). It will take 25 minutes by bus to get to us. Get off at “Kryva” bus stop. 

Another option: take a train to Ivano-Frankivsk. Once there, buy a bus ticket to Kryvopillya, the bus ride will take 3 hours. Get off at “Kryva” bus stop. 

 

Parking

We are located on a hill, where you need to walk 500m up the mountain along the  field road. There is no asphalt driveway to us yet.

You can leave your car at the bottom of the mountain, 500m from the space for an additional fee of 50 UAH/day (if you booked a room in houses downhill, parking is free).

Which carrier (mobile Internet) works best in the mountains?

The only carrier which works well in our space is Kyivstar – a fairly stable connection and even 4G when the weather is good 🙂

Other carriers has either very poor signal (Vodafone, MTS), or no signal at all (Life).

Some interesting places around?

There’s an incredible forest all around us where you can endlessly walk picking up mushrooms and berries. 500 meters below at the mountain root there’s a river with picturesque rapids, where we often swim.

We are an ideal starting point for one-day hike to Kostrych mountain, from where a stunning view of Hoverla and the entire Chornohora range opens up.

15 minutes by bus and a couple of kilometers by foot will lead you straight to the hiking trail on Hoverla – the highest mountain in Ukraine (2061m).

In Verkhovyna (20 minutes by bus from us) there are museums of local culture. The Hutsuls are a very interesting people, and you will have the opportunity to see it for yourself!

On Thursdays and Saturdays, a fair is held in Verkhovyna where you can buy local delicacies and souvenirs.

Are there any shops nearby?

In 15 minutes walking distance there’s a small shop, but not so much is offered there apart from bread, chocolates, and ice cream. Fruits and vegetables are rear.

The nearest supermarket is located in Verkhovyna (20 minutes by bus from us).

DZIN SPACE – Retreats & Festivals Center in Carpathians

Kryvopillya village, Ivano-Frankivsk area, Ukraine 

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wRKR5ocyg5rB8pMQ9
Phone / Viber / WhatsApp / Telegram:

  • +38 096 18 77 150
  • +38 098 244 244 1

E-mail: dzinspaceua@gmail.com