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The Ginger Monkey Reviews

294 Zdiar, High Tatras, Slovakia

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94%

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613 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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Such an awesome little hostel, sick vibe, great breakfast, wally the dog is the best bro. Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding areas. Also loved the fridge stocked with €1 beers to try and drink your way out of the kitchen each night. Love from Levi, Fables and Hook


100%

Amazing little hostel in a nice little village. Staff are amazing. Super friendly and helpful. The dogs are extremely friendly too. Feels like you're staying at a friends house rather than a hostel. Loved it


100%

Best hostel ever. The staff, the atmosphere, and the Ždiar town itself are just amazing. Really recommend it if you want to get away from the big cities and enjoy the nature. Hiking on the tatras was one of the best experiences in my life. You will have a lot of fun during your time in the hostel, and don't forget to try the Tatratea.


91%

Great hostel with kind people. Thanks for having us and sorry about the beds!


100%

Ginger monkey is one of those home away from home hostels. Breakfast cooked for you daily, a million onesie options to rock that fashion on the slopes, all the info you could need for skiing, boarding and hiking the area, as well as 2 furry friends to play with (miss you Django and Wally!) The cottage is clean and warm, an awesome kitchen and lounging area, close to shops, restaurants and a free bus away from 3 different ski resorts. We had an absolute blast. Thanks guys!!


100%

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at! Danka, Ian, Elise and Crawford were the best staff. Absolutely stunning area with all kinds of activities and the staff are super helpful no matter what you want to do. Plenty of snow suits, beanies and gloves to borrow from the hostel. The most amazing free breakfasts and just the best atmosphere - felt like a home not a hostel! Don't even think about it, just come here you will not regret it. And 2 of the most gorgeous beautiful perfect dogs ever!

  • 21st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Beautiful hostel! The staff are all so friendly and accomodating, it's just like being in a home away from home. Had a wonderful time learning to snowboard, walking the lovely dog Wally and relaxing with everyone. Perfect place, would stay again and again.


97%

What a great hostel environment this was! After a long stay before arriving to the Ginger Monkey, the relaxed and chill vibe was exactly what I needed. Staff are incredibly helpful and there to recommend what is best. Very convenient to the slopes if you are into the snow scene! Fantastic stay.


100%

This is one of the best hostels i have stayed in europe. The location is amazing and the staff is super nice. They help you with everything you need. It feels like home. I would definitlety recommend staying there. Thank you all very much for everything and special thanks to you Ian for everything.

  • 17th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Small, friendly staff, breathtaking scenery. Perfect facilitates and excellent atmosphere. The best hostel I've stayed in so far. The dogs are also entertaining.


100%

One of the best hostels! Beautiful mountain wooden cottage with amazing location and view and really great staff. The whole atmosphere is really homelike. Perfect for making hike to surrounding mountains, skiing or just hang out with people in the hostel :)


100%

This place was amazing, it may seem out of the way but it was totally worth it. Staff were friendly and attentive, it really felt like you were being welcomed into a friends home. The facilities are great and the house is so cosy that you won't want to leave. Even though he won't accept my friend request, hanging out with Wally Dogster is enough reason to visit the Ginger Monkey.


100%

absolutely amazing!! The location, the staff and the pets are all so great.


100%

Can't fault it. Staff are fantastic (as are their breakfasts) and within moments of meeting them they become your best friends. Location is second to none. Wally the hostel dog


100%

Amazing escape, believe the reviews when it says you'll extend. The staff makes you feel at home and the scenery is breathtaking. Recommending the mountain escape to everyone I meet in Eastern Europe!


97%

Lovely! You simply have to go! It's the perfect base for hiking. The staff are amazing (they provided chai for brekky!) and the atmosphere is perfect. So warm and cosy and friendly!


97%

My favourite hostel of my entire trip. Cosy little place in the moutains, beautiful, friendly staff and the most adorable dog Wally bursting with energy. A great place to escape the big cities, get back to nature and meet some fellow travellers.

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

If you are a backpacker and/or a solo traveler, then the Ginger Monkey is simply the place to be. Located in the cheerful little village of Zdiar, surrounded by the High Tatras, TGM is a fun hostel where it's all about meeting people. Cozy, welcoming, despite all the different activities you can do in the area, I just wanted to stay in, sipping the tea that is at the guests' disposal and chat with the other backpackers. Caroline and Danka are great hosts, and there's always someone to talk to.


100%

This hostel is the perfect break to the countryside. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and forest you are in the perfect location for a break from the city. The hostel is warm and homey, like a wood cabin and the staff make it even better. Friendly, fun and kind they will go out of there way to help you. Amazing hostel with amazing staff would definatly come back !

  • 13th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Had a great time at the Ginger Monkey!


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