Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Hostel Helvetia will charge a 40% deposit for group bookings by credit card or bank transfer. The remaining amount is paid by a group by cash or credit card on arrival. There is no refund on the booking deposit for a cancellation, no show or reduction in numbers.

Additional Terms and Conditions

The reduction in numbers less than 10% is not charged by Hostel Helvetia. A group will pay a smaller balance remained. However, when the reduction is bigger than this, there is no refund on the booking deposit for the persons that will not arrive.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostel Helvetia

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Helvetia is one of the first hostels in Warsaw.

We opened its door in July 2005. Since then we have entertained heaps of backpackers from all over the world. We know that among the things they value are our comfortable beds in our private rooms, as well as in dorms, clean bathrooms, wooden floor, Piotr's pictures and the common kitchen, where many culinary pieces of art and friendships were made.

The owners are travelers themselves. Both born in Warsaw, Gosia is a writer and Piotr is a photographer. When you enter the hostel, you will be immediately taken to their trips through the picks, words and stories.

Our hostel is situated in the city centre in a quiet Sewerynow Street. You will find the beating heart of Warsaw night-life with clubs, bars, cafes and theaters right behind the corner.

We are a cozy, home-like place which for years has been chosen and highly rated by:
single travelers, female backpackers, bikers, couples, family with kids, the young ones and those who are young at heart. At our hostel everyone just can feel good.

We are waiting for you to bring us your story.

See you in Warsaw!

Here is what we offer:

spacious lockers, a socket and a night lamp are assigned to every bed in dormitories, We take a 20 PLN (5 EUR) deposit for the key to the locker, which we return at the check-out.

Female dorms

Free Wi-Fi

fully equipped kitchen and a common area wit TV and collection of dvds

free luggage storage, safe

laundry facilities

24 hour reception with amazing, passionate staff speaking Polish, English, Russian, Ukrainian and some other languges. They are ready to help you to guide you to unexplored places in Warsaw, to show where you can eat the tastiest 'pierogi' and have the best local beer.
For those, who search for a little bit higher hostel standard we recommend Helvetia Plus - our second part of the hostel. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2018
    This is the best hostel I have been to so far, 100% recommended.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2018
    Amazing hostel. The staff were so helpful and were able to answer all my questions about transport and sightseeing. The hostel was very quiet when I was there. If you want to party, this is not the place. Very peaceful and safe. Located on a quiet street about 2 blocks or so back from the main Rd which leads to old town. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and it was huge! Lockers, outlets and lights for all beds. There is also option for mixed or gender separated rest rooms. Would recommend!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Apr 2019
    Great hostel and staff very willing to help you. Clean facilities and locker provided free of charge. Only complaint was that the blinds in my dorm were very thin and the room was very bright from 7am onwards.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Aug 2018
    Hostel is in a quiet neighbourhood close to Old Town. About 20 minutes walk from the central station. Staff were very friendly and helpful and gave me advice on tours to do and such. Bedroom was clean and spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Bathroom and showers were kept very clean as well. Breakfast was 10 PLN and you were given breads, spreads, cheeses, meats, cereal, and some vegetables. Well worth the price in my opinion. Not much of a social atmosphere but would still recommend.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2018
    Really good place to crash, pretty much just all the necessities for a hostel. Clean, safe, centralized.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Aug 2018
    I visited Helvetia in a slow period, so it was really quiet and I didn't have roommates the 3 nights I was there. Rooms are big and the locker-boxes provided are actually big enough for all your stuff. With that said, it was really peaceful and a great R & R space. However, if you're looking to socialize this wasn't really the place for that. Otherwise, 15 minute walk from old town, 45 minute bus from airport, 15 minute cab to main train/bus station.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    13 Nov 2018
    Revisiting after eight years, I still find Helvetia a nice place to stay. Not for those looking for a social atmosphere, but if you need a place to eat, sleep & have a shower, and especially if, for any reason, you want to stay close to the university, it's a really nice one.
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    21 Sep 2018
    Hostel Helvetia is in a great location. Clean and safe, with a real front desk. Kitchen area is nice and the rooms are basic, simple and do the job. Quiet location near old town. Not a party hostel.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Sep 2018
    I wouldn't stay here again. The location is absolutely fantastic. The facilities were poor. Breakfast was very basic, the toilets STANK of urine/other but that's to be expected when there are 3 toilets (1 womens, 1 mens, 1 communal - all cleaned daily) shared by 30+ people. I overlooked this point: they allow children to stay- no biggie? That means classes of screaming, shouting school children running up and down the wooden floored hallways until mid-night. You hear everything from the hall!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    30 Dec 2018
    Decent hostel! Best part was definitely their under-bed storage! It comes with a lock and key and is very spacious. WiFi was OK but definitely not the fastest. Airport pick up right outside the main door was very nice as well!
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi