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El Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
2.0 of 5
ul. Smocza 1, Warsaw 01-012, Poland
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Ranked #11 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Homely atmosphere and hotel-like quality! Lots of details made my 3week stay in this hostel very special, e.g. home-baked cookie, fresh apples in a living room or even a kitten. But above all, the super friendly staff!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A street or so down one of the main roads in Warsaw you will find this cute and comfortable hostel. I stayed in a dorm of 8 but it was only me in there...bargain! The reception is open till 9pm each night and someone friendly and knowledgeable is always behind the counter. Simple breakfast provided and good bathroom etc. Large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A perfect hideaway in a central location, El Hostel is manned (and womaned) by a bright and friendly staff. The feeling is casual but not sloppy. The room were, bright, clean and spacious. A recommended stay for young and old.

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have twice stayed in this hostel in the past few weeks and both times have been impressed by the value for money offered and the pleasant and warm atmosphere of the rooms. Recommend the hostel to anyone looking for good value accommodation in the centre of Warsaw.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Me and a friend booked one of the private rooms for the duration of a dance festival located near by. It was a good choice in terms of price, and quiet so we were able to get our much needed sleep every night. The staff were all very accommodating, and the girl was also very chatty and friendly when we... More 

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Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We decided to sleep in a hostel in Varsovia because the hotels were very expensive. El Hostel seemed a good option since they not only offer dorms, but also double rooms with private bathroom. It was a great deal! You can reach the hostel with tram (only 3 stops from the center) and the place is cosy and VERY CLEAN.... More 

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United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at El Hostel - the building is big and airy with a well equipped kitchen and nice common area. Great free breakfast and a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The staff were chatty and happy to help with any issue. Our dorm was also spacious, clean and comfy. Only criticism is that the hostel is not... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I stayed in this hostel with friends for one night. The room was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The attached bathroom was also very clean. The hotel owner was helpful and you get a detailed city map at the reception. All sights and the city center are in walking distance (15-20 minutes) and a metro station is just 5 minutes... More 

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The best part about this was the adjoined bathroom in our room (3 people), and the decor was cute. Apart from that, the staff couldn't advise us on any attractions. We simply asked for a recommendation for dinner, and they said to go to the main street and look. We passed the front desk a few times and weren't even... More 

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Robert B, Kierownik at El Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We value your opinion very much, as being a small family run hostel hospitality is one of the key elements that we put strong emphasis on. We do follow on what is happening in Warsaw and are always keen to give advice. As per info on places to eat - indeed, the main street, next to our hostel,... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Fantastic place in the middle of the city. Full of colours and very frendly owners. Highly recommended. You have a breakfast for free, can use thebspacious cosy living room and enjoy yourself. Good value for money.

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