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Riverside Hostel Gdansk Reviews

ul. Powroźnicza 18/24 lok.2, Gdansk, Poland

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349 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Great and friendly staff. Perfect location. Fine space in rooms and lots of toilets and showers. Nice and clean. Well it would be nice to have a towel on the toilet. Will come back.


Had a great night in Gdansk! Perfect location on the river. Small and cozy but still social. Cute kitchen, but could maybe benefit with another bathroom or two. A fellow traveler (Michalina) had been there a few days so she showed me around and even helped me book my transport the next day. You guys should hire her. She made my whole stay awesome! Also staff works in 24 hour shifts and I think that's bogus but it didn't negatively effect me. Really recommend this place.


Though 2/3 of the staff are responsible, the 1/3 that stays up all night partying and noise making until 5 A.M. with his friends from the street left me with a poor impression. Some guests were unable to enter or leave the hostel as he had fallen into a drunken sleep in the reception area and it was 8 A.M. That was a sad sight. Personally I could not sleep at all that night because of the alcohol and noise. The more reliable staff covered for him the best they could but there is no excuse.


Staff are fantastic! Friendly, chilled and always ready for a drink. Had a fantastic week in Gdansk due to choosing this hostel. I'll return. Great location 15sec walk from street with all the action. Choose the big dorm room to get the great river views.


Pros: The location of this hostel is very good and it has a lovely view of the river from the 10-bed room. 1 private bathroom/shower. Some staff members are really pleasant & genuinely nice & helpful. Cons: It's strange taking a shower with someone using the toilet in the same "air space." Some lockers are broken & the door is rarely locked - security issue? Some of the staff seem really unprofessional & more concerned with socializing than doing their jobs. Has a lot of potential.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Riverside hostel is definitely a place to feel at home on your journey. It's no surprise that they have even got awards for great staff. They are not annoyingly friendly, just nice and authentic dudes who like to hang out with travelers and help wherever they can. This creates an atmosphere that makes you like to sit in the common room, have a chat with anybody who's there and maybe start activities together. Whenever I come to Gdansk, Riverside hostel will be the place where I want to stay.

  • 21st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel itself is quite nice & is a good location. I was quite dissapointed with a number of staff members who I found to be rude & unhelpful on a number of occassions.


Pros: Very good location, easy to find from main train station, and central location within the Old Town area. Facilities were also pretty good, and the provided breakfast was better than most Hostel's provide. Cons: Lockers were broken in main dorm. The door to the main dorm was never locked, anybody could walk in to the hostel off the street and into the dorm room without much hindrance. Some staff were very helpful but others very disinterested. No atmosphere.


Me and my girlfriend left your hostel and Gdansk wıth very happy memories and the intention to come back one day :) a shoutout to Darek, he's one of the coolest hostel personel worldwıde! ;)

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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