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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."

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


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, 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 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Amazing experience! The hostel, staff and location are all beautiful. Loved Wally and miss him already. Thank you Kieron, Karla, Cosmo and everyone else for making it so great, you are all wonderful and I can’t wait to come back.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    An absolutely amazing hostel. It's situated right next to some great hikes, has amazing staff and above all, Mr Wally Dogster who can be taken along for walks (he'll eat rocks, it's fine). If hiking isn't your thing you can just lay in a hammock on the porch and watch the sun set over the Tatras. This was, by far, one of the best hostels I have stayed at.
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    How can I even begin to describe this place? Serene? Tranquil? Both apply. Nestled in the Tatras mountains of Slovakia, this is a diamond amongst gems of a hostel. Perfect for a break between traveling or even an extended stay (most do). Kieron + staff are incredible & will make you feel like family. If you decide to stay here, send my love to the hostel dog Wally (the best boy, but he knows that).
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2019
    Had a great stay in the Ginger Monkey, the staff were believably nice and helpful and the atmosphere so relaxing and homey, I had to change my plans and stay an extra night there. Thank you guys! I miss Wally so freaking much!
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2019
    This hostel is an attraction in itself. Wally is the best doggo ever and Kieron, Will and Phoebe were all really friendly and helpful. Will be coming back for sure!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2019
    Awesome place. Great facility. Great people and atmosphere. Cool town with some really cool day walks really near by. Loved the group pizza evening, pub quiz, walk to Green Lake and Goulash Man. A must stay in this part of Europe. Cheers Wally and the team
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2019
    I'm going to be honest, I found it very difficult to leave and get on with the rest of my trip as I could have quite easily spent a whole month here! Thanks to Kieron, Will, Phoebe and of course Wally Dogster for making me feel so at home and for all the laughs! I will definitely be back!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Apr 2019
    Welcoming and friendly staff and guests. Some great running and hiking routes from the doorstop of the hostel or a bus ride away. Beer fridge was always full! Group pizza Fridays/Sundays were another highlight! Really enjoyed my stay.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Apr 2019
    Staff were really brilliant here and that’s why they get such good reviews. Could do with more storage in the double room, more pillows, little rough around the edges but we had a great time. The dog is real nice too.
    Scotland, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    24 Mar 2019
    Great great chilling hostel!
    Portugal, Male, 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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