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Stara Polana Hostel

ul. Nowotarska 59, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I really loved the place. The price, the breakfast, the area, the atmosphere - everything. My only teensy complaint would be that the wifi signal was very low in our room, and I couldn't connect. However in a place like Zakopane, the last thing you should do is go online!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

price/quality = average. Next time i will not choose this hostel, because of the ratio. Breakfast which is included in the price is very low budget. There is no warm water in the private bath in the evening and the whole room gives really hostel feeling back. I'm sure that better accommodation can be founded for the same price. But... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I had a really good time in Hostel Stara Polana. Zakopane is a town with so many fancy traditional houses that nothing is better than staying in one of them. This atmosphere is provided by the Hostel and if the booked room is the private room for 2, you can enjoy a cool room with a kitchen inside. I didn't... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Our stay at Hostel Stara Polana was really good. We expected far less, because it's not really expensive and it's a hostel. But: the hostel was a nice wooden house, the (bunk) beds were good, the receptionists were nice and helpful and there was a special locked room for our skis. The hostel is not on the best location, but... More

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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I spent 3 nights in this hostel after NYE. I was in the room 13, a 8 people dorm. I really liked my stay and the house is one of those traditional wodden house that Zakopane is full of. The only problem is that there are only 3 bathroom (2 showers), so if the hostel is full you have to... More

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Bristol, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Stara Polana is unbelievable value, especially with the included breakfast. We had a double en-suite room by the side entrance which has been turned into a smoking room, which is still allowed in Poland, and the smell did get into our little hall a bit but we kept the door to the bedroom closed and that kept it out of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I normally write very positive reviews about places I have stayed in, but unfortunately I cannot be positive about this place ( other than the fact that the staff were generally nice). We were a group of 24 people staying in this hostel and only discovered the day after we left that 7 of us had been bitten by bedbugs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We booked a twin room with a private bathroom and it was really good, spacious and had a private balcony overlooking the mountains. There is a really good communal kitchen and a high quality breakfast. It is probably a 10-15 min walk into town and it is a lovely alpine style building. The hostel was clean although quite neglected in... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Winter. The coldest weekend of the year. Beautiful hostel- old, charming, near city center. Romantic evening with vine. And what? Cold, cold, cold. Radiator at fist was not working, later working but very poor. But it is just my bad luck about radiators :( Hostel clean, double apartment a bit too expensive but ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Stara Polana was ideal for our 6 night hiking trip, staff were very friendly & gave 30 mins advice on how to do everything around town & in hostel. It's ideally situated 10 mins from main drag but also 6/7 mins from bus station which was important for hiking as all our trips started out of town. Hostels nearer main... More

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Address: ul. Nowotarska 59, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Zakopane
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