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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, 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 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    The hostel is great, feels like a small piece of home when you’re travelling. The staff/volunteers are super helpful and the location is close to all of the hikes you can do. Book like 4 more nights than you think you’ll need, because you will extend for sure. Already can’t wait to come back thanks guys!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2019
    Without a doubt the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. There is a wonderful sense of community, and the staff will make you feel like you’re part of their family. The place has a rustic feel to it, but at the same time it’s clean and comfortable. If that’s not enough, you have the Tatras literally right out the front door.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    THE place to stay in the mountains! Very homely and inclusive hostel close to excellent hiking trails. The double private room was very comfortable with lovely views of the mountains. Breakfast included which was a bonus. Friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff ready to answer any questions you have. I had a lovely time and highly recommend this hostel. It’s up there with the best I have stayed in.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Just book 5 nights and enjoy. One of the best hostel I’ve been.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Ginger Monkey is the best hostel I have ever stayed at for a number of reasons. The atmosphere is so lovely, down to its beautiful location, mountain views, small size and homely feel. Everyone was super friendly and it was easy to meet some great people and join them on day hikes or during group dinners that take place most nights. Lots of amazing walks can be done either right from the hostel or just a short bus ride away. And even better the fridge is constantly stocked with €1 beers +Wally
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    The staff, location, atmosphere, fellow travelers, and especially Wally (the hostels dog) all make this hostel a truly unique experience. I loved escaping to the small town of Zdiar and spending my days hiking or just enjoying the amazing view from the porch hammocks. I felt like I was at home despite being thousands of miles away and ended up extending my stay from 3 nights to a week. Plan on giving yourself more time here than you think you will need. Thanks awesome staff!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.7


    02 Jul 2019
    Very nice place with nice staff and a welcoming atmosphere. I was there for hiking, which is excellent because it is easy to go around the Tatra Mountains from the hostel by bus. The only negative thing is that the shower rooms are rather mouldy due to insufficient ventilation. This was not a big problem though and I would definitely recommend this hostel to other travellers.
    Denmark, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Jun 2019
    Such a cool place to stay! Would definetly recommend to everybody.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 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
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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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