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Stara Polana Hostel

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is traditional Zakopane architecture house located 5 minutes walk away from Kruwpoki street and Bus stration. Good location, frendly staff, very clean and tidy. Free breakfast (ham, cheese,butter, Nutella, toast bread, juice, milk, cereals, jams, coffee and tee). Amazing common kitchen with all amenities. Perfect place for budget tourist. Free luggage room and tea&coffee.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed here for 4 nights and it was great. It's in walking distance from the centre (well, the Main Street-pretty small place) and bus station. The staff were really helpful, with walks and what buses to take. The rooms were a good size, with big lockers and you get breakfast included. The only negative is there...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I don't know about the dorm, as I was in a room, but the hostel is a bit dark, lacking any kind of atmosphere plus not right in the thick of action. Zakopane is teeming of places to stay, including lovely villas to rent out, so I don't see any reason why one should stay here. The place does have...

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Kaunas, Lithuania
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The only plus - friendly and helpful receptionists, who speak good english. Provided much useful and needed information, regarding the daily trips and so on. Not centrally located and far from bus station. Poor breakfast in basement kitchen. Cold and damp room, smelling of mold. The biggest nonsense is the bathroom. We ordered room with private bathroom, which has just...

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The hostel was very clean and had adequate facilities for a stop over, but I wouldn't have wanted to spend long period as it is quite cramped and offers little storage. Breakfast was included in the price which was really good value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I stayed at a single bedroom the first week of March. The Hostel is about 10-15 min walk to the high street and about 30-40 mins by bus to decent ski resorts: Bialka Tatrzanska and Kasprowy Wierch. For breakfast you get the essentials as in bread, ham, cereals, etc and there's a kitchen if you want to cook. My room...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Hostel Stara Polana was very cozy and hostel's old atmosphere was nice. But beds in the dormitory were really old and beds made a lot of noise, when someone changed sleeping position. There very a lot of showers, which is very good. After hiking for many hours you don't want to wait in a line for a warm shower. Free...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I stayed at stara Polana for three nights in January. I had booked a three person dorm room but as it was shoulder season, and the place offers so many rooms I actually got the room to myself for all three nights. It was very clean, and even had I shared the room with other people it would have been...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Stayed here for three nights in Jan - was very cold and lot's of snow outside but super cosy inside. Had a twin room with private bathroom, it even had a bathtub. Room was spacious, clean and warm. The hostel has a great ambience, is in a very handy location and staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this hostel!

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 15 January 2016

My husband, our cat Rudy and I stayed in this lovely hostel for 4 nights just before Christmas 2015. The location, staff, breakfast, shower, bed, heating, and of course, the price were all great. The kitchen was very convenient and kept always clean. We enjoyed cooking hot dinners after long hikes in Tatra. Highly recommended to try a bar near...

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Additional Information about Stara Polana Hostel

Address: ul. Nowotarska 59, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Zakopane
Price Range: $19 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stara Polana Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Choose dorm room with 3 bed. Excellent location, balcony, quiet floor, common bathroom only few steps away.”
 of 5 bubbles J8562CE_, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Single room is spacious”
 of 5 bubbles SanPiter, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 6-9 seemed to be on quieter floors with less people sharing bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles 323nadineg, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Worth a visit”
 of 5 bubbles DannyTeller, 19 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The hostel in general is quiet, and we chose the double room ensuite which also had a kitchenette, so I'd recommend this room in all aspects. However it is two single beds as opposed to a double bed, which might bother some people.”
 of 5 bubbles Caitriona27, 16 Sep 2013 | Read review
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