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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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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, 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, 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 9.8

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels we've stayed in on our Europe trip. Amazing staff who organise pizza night and offer info about activities. Brilliant community atmosphere, met some amazing people here, really cheap beer! Free breakfast to set you up for the amazing hiking routes and breathtaking surroundings. Not great for veggies /vegans but very easy to plan ahead and good cooking facilities. Wally is the cutest dog ever and please try a shot of Tatra tea! Only wish we could have stayed longer.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Beautiful place with super friendly staff who are always going above and beyond to help you. The breakfast was one of the best spreads I've had with great music. Beyond easy to meet and socialise with people as you became a lil family. Wally is the cutest dog who will put a smile on anyone's face. Honestly, this is the best place to stay so just book it. I will definitely be back and for longer! Also the hikes are basically at the door step or take a bus to one which is just down the road.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    One of my favorite hostels. Homey atmosphere and awesome hikes. Stayed 5 nights and didn't want to leave
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    this place is next level, there’s nowhere else like it
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at (out of over 50!) the evening I arrived everyone- including the manager and volunteers- went out for dinner together and in the evening everyone socialises, it feels like one big family that you are part of from the minute you arrive. Kieron, Iida and Rachel are so welcoming and knowledgable and also make so much effort to get to know everyone. The area is amazing to hike but the hostel is so lovely you will be happy just to chill as well!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    10/10 would go back! Zdiar is a must.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    The most amazing hostel in the most amazing part of the world. Everything about the hostel is perfect. It is so homely, everyone is so friendly and Wally just tops it off. Zdiar is unreal and I really can’t wait to be back! ‘Til next time
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Amazing hostel, nice people, crazy hikes. Would highly recommend
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Aug 2019
    This hostel is a paradise. Didn't want to leave and will come back for sure.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    Highly recommend this place for solo travellers; I didn't want to leave! Staff were super helpful and lovely, everyone staying there was friendly, and overall great vibes. Clean and great facilities too. Hike information in the folders maybe doesn't warn you enough about how difficult some of them are haha, I'd recommend doing your own research on the net before attempting the longer ones! Thanks ginger fam, can't wait to come back
    Australia, 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
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • 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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