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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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, 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 9.9

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2019
    Such a home-feeling type of hostel with great vibes created by the staff and the other guests staying at the hostel! Wally is such a valuable member and the best welcoming home after a big hike! Would stay here again in a heartbeat !!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    People had raved to me about this hostel before I came, and it still exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere is so relaxed, and the staff are excellent - always ready with all the helpful advice you could ever need, from hiking recommendations to restaurant options to bus schedules. You can borrow hiking boots and maps from the hostel. Hell, you can even borrow their DOG (!) for walks. This hostel is just the ultimate place to chill out.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    Best Hostel I've ever stayed in PERIOD. Highly reccomend
    Pakistan, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2019
    Perfect stop between busy cities to relax with Wally or get your hike on. Most scenic hostel I’ve stayed in by far. Staff were nice and helpful, group dinners and movie nights were a good touch.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    My stay was absolutely fantastic. The actual hostel was very clean but that is not what makes this place great. The Ginger Monkey is filled with fantastic travellers amazing staff and is in the beautiful town of Zdiar, a hikers paradise. You can plan your activities before attending or rely on the knowledge of your peers and staff at the Ginger Monkey to keep you busy for your stay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Fantastic place for solo travelers who love a great atmosphere and hiking, couldn't recommend this place enough.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2019
    Amazing hostel made for solo travellers! The atmosphere was great to meet people in the kitchen and the common room. We always discussed what hikes we were going to do and did it together. Hostel is clean, staff is always helpful. It didn’t felt like I was travelling solo. Wally, the hostel dog, is always waiting for you when you are back for your hike! :)
    Singapore, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2019
    The staffs were helpful and patient in answering each and every questions you have. The location of the hostel is pretty amazing and there are many hiking routes with well trail marks. Love the hostel : )
    India, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2019
    Really good. Everyone else has already done a good job explaining what’s good. One complaint from me is that the beds are thin, but not bad. Also as a tip, it can be good to bring groceries with you because the choices from the nearby shops isn’t that extensive. But real good place!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Sep 2019
    Great people, great vibes. Easy to get a bus to the different hikes and a few restaurants to eat from around there. I've been to many hostels in the last 3 years and this easily has one of the best atmospheres. Everybody has the same type of mind set as they're all there for the same activity. Met some lovely people and wish we had stayed for longer.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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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