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Hostel Stara Polana Reviews

Nowotarska 59 Street, Zakopane, Poland

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548 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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The hostel was great, the staff very helpful and nice, good breakfast. Also the location is really good, near the train and bus station. Nothing bad to say about this hostel.

  • 29th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


the wifi was not working at all


Wonderful hostel and amazing stuff!


This is a lovely and very calm hostel a 20-minute walk away from the main tourist area. I was surprises by the long walk to the main street, since Zakopane is such a small town, but in the end I was glad that I had some space away from all the tourist activity. I was there during low-season (November), though. The staff were generally pleasant, if a bit curt. My favorite part was definitely the large bathtub - I took a long, hot bath, perfect after a day in the mountains!


Pretty good place to stay. A pretty good walk from the main street of town, but not too bad. Good breakfast. Uncomfortable beds.

  • 27th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I had a nice stay in Stara Polana Hostel. I liked this atmosphere.. I would book there again!


very friendly helpful staff speaking sufficient English very clean close to bus train stations


To 10minutes from both the bus and the train station and to 15 from the commercial street, this hostel is located in a wooden villa which is very beautiful. It is clean and for a great price you can sleep in a private room having breakfast included. It has a TV room and a well equipped kitchen. It is very quiet and the staff is very kind. An amazing value for money in the beautiful Zakopane.


The hostel is a good base and location to see the Tatra Moutnains from, but the facilities are not great. The wifi was often slow and the guest computer was far too slow to use! Also there is only one key for each dorm,so usually the bedrooms are unlocked. But there are lockers so it is not too bad.


Good stay, the girls at the reception could smile a little bit more, but they were helpful with advise of direction. Very tasty breakfast. My only worry was that the room was always open and in this room are the lockers where everyone can come in and out.

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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