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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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The Ginger Monkey

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Ginger Monkey Hostel has been set up by a couple of backpackers in the beautiful village of Zdiar in the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia. Our price includes everything, there are no other hidden costs, the breakfast and all day tea / coffee is included and we pay the local city tax. The Hostel is cosy, friendly and feels like a home away from home, it is quite small and so quite sociable. We have various dorms and a large shared kitchen and lounge. It is a traditional building with all the comforts you have come to expect.

Locally there are a plethora of activities, in the winter there is skiing / snowboarding within walking distance, ice hockey, trekking, caving, walking our dog 'Wally' and in the summer there is even more trekking, paint balling, cycling, climbing, skydiving and loads more. If this sounds too energetic you can simply chill out in the lounge, read a book or gaze at the mountains whilst drinking tea. We have restaurants and bars close by so you can get your Slovakian food and beer fix no problem, at a very reasonable price.

Continuing on from Poprad gives you loads of choices for destinations as you can catch a train directly to Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Kosice (and then Krakow), and Munich. We have traveled around these places and can offer information advice and timetables for any onward journeys. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2019
    Amazing place to stay, right near the mountains. Everybody there was great, it's a good sharehouse sort of atmosphere.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Jun 2019
    No hostel like it 👌
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    Fantastic place to stay excellent & friendly staff & great atmosphere. U have a fantastic view of the mountains from the hostel terrace. Very close to alot of the starts of the treks would definitely recommend anyone to check this place out.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    This hostel is in a beautiful location! The staff and other guests were amazing and so friendly. I had so much fun hiking and getting to know the people there. My heart will forever be with Wally too. This has easily been one of my favorite hostels that I have ever stayed in. I highly recommend this place.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Great staff, great facilities, full of like-minded travellers. Location is unbeatable. 100% worth the effort to get out there. Already considering a winter stay.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Jun 2019
    I can't recommend this hostel enough! I stayed a week and wish I could have stayed longer. I stayed here for the hiking. The location is perfect, there are trails from the hostel or local buses to take you to different starting points. Staff are amazing, always around to help, and they give the place a real homely vibe! It didn't bother me so much, but there are no lockers or secure storage in the rooms.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Jun 2019
    I’m glad I followed the recommendation and went to the High Tatras. Could only stay for two nights, since the Ginger Monkey was fully booked, but it was totally worth it. A hostel like it should be, social, good information about hikes and the area, beautifully located. I came by Leo Shuttle from Krakow – easy and affordable. Onward travel to Košice is easy - bus to Poprad and then train. Would like to come back to see more of this beautiful area! Almost forgot the best: Wally, the dog! 😍
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    10 Jun 2019
    One of the best hostels I have stayed at ever. I totally recommend everyone to stay here. There is so much to do, there is a family vibe to the place. Goulash Man sells filling and cheap goulash. Wally the dog is the heart and soul of the place. Booked 2 nights stayed for 4. Pros: Everything Cons: I had to leave because they were booked full and the breakfast eggs were a bit undercooked.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay at the Ginger Monkey, great location and great atmosphere. Enjoyed the organised dinner nights and there was loads of helpful info about the area.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Jun 2019
    GREAT hostel- a bit of a challenge to get to just because the bus/train connections- but that aside, I loved Ginger Monkey. Kieron, Rachel, and Zuri were all amazing and super helpful. (Rachel especially!) I didn’t quite feel like I fit in with the crowd there, but I enjoyed the breakfasts, snacks, pizza nights, and hanging in the hammock with Wally the dog & Kevin the cat! Former volunteer Cosmo was also super helpful and I had a great time playing “werewolf” every evening with everyone!
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Slovakia

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Slovakia

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Slovakia

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Slovakia

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Slovakia

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Slovakia

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Slovakia

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