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Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane Reviews

44 Chlabowka, Zakopane, Poland

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345 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Excellent Hostel. Friendly atmosphere. A really good place to stay. I would come back (and probably will :-))


great very quite place, hard to get there but nice and remote dont walk there at night or you wont find it


Really nice and cosy hostel with nice staff! Thanks!! :)


Great atmosphere. Like staying with a nice family.


It was a great surprise to find such a warm family in Zakopane! We would have liked to find the place a little bit cleaner but the atmosphere was really good and we enjoyed your days there a lot!


The staff at GBL are fantastic!! Very friendly and even with our group of 12, which in some cases could be quite intimidating, they still sat in with us and conversed! Extremely helpful and couldn't do enough to help us with transport, information about snow slopes and with food.

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My friend and I really enjoyed our stay in Zakopane. The staff here were very friendly and helpful regarding information about the area and skiing.


A great little hostel in the middle of the forest. I had a great time here snowboarding. The staff are amazing, and Stan the owner even took us for a day trip to Slovakia for snowboarding one day. If you are staying in Zakopane and want to participate in Snowsports and other activities the guys will give you info and sort out all your gear. One of the best hostels I've stayed at in 6 months around Europe.


This is a fantastic little hostel that really helps you with what you want to do: get to the slopes and go skiing. The staff were great (especially Anna the Swede on reception!) and the common area was warm and friendly. The equipment they have for hire really helps, especially the ski clothes that you would otherwise have to rent at the slopes.


Stayed in Zakopane 3 times over the last few years, this was the best place to stay, a peaceful place but at the same time, a tendency to get lively during the evening. Skiing round the corner, cheap taxis and minibuses able to arrive at very short notice, which compliment the fragmented nature of the skiing locations. Cheers, Charlie.


We had a nice time staying here. Zakopane was quite quiet, which put a bit of a dampener on the experience, but the staff were always happy to ring us a taxi or organise transport to the ski slopes. The hostel was a bit far out of the town but was very reachable through very cheap taxis


Staff seemed to be stoned while we were there and offered nothing in terms of fun or entertainment, they were pleasant and helpful when asked questions though. The hostel is located wushu a distance outside zakopane town which wasn't ideal.

  • 26th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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