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Hostel Universus

ul. Podgarbary 10, Gdansk 80-827, Poland
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Ranked #48 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Gdansk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights. Easy to find from the train station. Perfect location- within 2 minutes of the main square. The building looks lovely from the outside but a little dingy inside. The receptionist was pleasant and let me check in before 12pm which was great. The room was a little dingy- but I have a double bed and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

pros : location is almost impossible to beat. close to the main train station and bus terminal and at the mouth of the old town. rooms are really clean, spacious and bright and bed was firm enough to give you a good sleep. the common area with a kitchen was also big with almost all the necessities. all day free... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The pros - perfect location not,far from train station and bus stop from the airport - nice staff, good english - room is adequate, in terms of size The cons - paper thin door allows to,hear whatever happens. Even the guys singing under the shower 25 meters away at 5 am - not enough showers and toilets, cleanliness ok but... More 

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We were staying in Gdansk to catch a Euro 2012 game and had a little difficulty finding the hostel but were pleased with the location. We were a little upset as there were no lockers or safes to store our things unless you wanted to leave it for the duration of your stay at the front. The bed linens were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed here for our last night during the euros before we flew back, and I must say the hostel was an absolute gem. The room was very comfortable with 6 beds in it and the facilities were top notch too with wi-fi and internet available. The manager, Maciej, was really nice and helped us check in flights on line... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights with 5 friends during Euro 2012. It was a brilliant experience. We had our own 6 bed room, with proper beds and not bunk beds are as the case in most hostels. The manager, Maciej, was very helpful and always pointed us in the right direction. Wifi is available. There is also a nice lounge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Firstly breakfast is not available (some booking sites say it is) although a kitchen is provided . Secondly wi fi is only available if you go to the receptionists office and not in your room,they could easily remedy this at very little cost. I found the place in general clean,security was there the 1st night of my stay the next... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Who want to makes the clubs more insecure and seeks no sleep at night at the weekend in Gdansk, and would like to have a cheap accommodation in the old town will be able find them here. However, those who would like sleep at night on the weekend, has no chance here, because the night club on the ground floor... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

lt's a good hostal that is very clean and bright. Centre of Gdansk so right in the middle of everything. Downside is it is not smoker friendly and does not have a smoking room and it is a trek to get outside. Also we found security guard prefers the guests communal room to his office by the main door. This... More 

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