Gubalowka

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  • Peter T
    Tamworth, United Kingdom829 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit as part of visiting Zakopane
    The funicular was well worth taking to the top for some excellent views. Personally i would spend more of your time in the markets of Gubalowka and the town of Zakopane some 100 yards nearby, but if you have all day then spend some time soaking up the mountain air. Zakopane is a 5/5 and the funicular should be done as part of your visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Alicja1
    Blackpool, United Kingdom430 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views , but tacky marked and crowded
    Hard to rate it as the natural beauty of the spot is not questionable. The views are simply stunning. But place became over commercialised and fully of tacky stalls. It’s way overcrowded ( still better than Zakopane) and focussed on making money. Be careful of gangs trying to make you play games , it’s illegal and they are rude and dangerous. We were taking pictures and they wanted to take camera away because we caught them On the background. There are better less commercial places in Tatras unless this kind of tourist trap is what you are looking for
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Karen D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous place shame about the top cafe
    Amazing place. Stunning views. Only thing is avoid the café at the top called Cafe Gubalowa. Awful place. Terrible service. Rude ignorant young girls serving. Coffee warm and bland.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Chris S
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So beautiful - want to come here for a week next year
    Absolutely stunning. From the walk from the market to the cable car (don't leave it too late as they can sell out of tickets). The views of the mountains are stunning, traditional Polish 'goral' houses. Lots of souvenenir shops which are a delight to look at with goral music playing everywhere. Bar/snack prices are reasonable. So nice we wnat to come here for a week next year.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Naomi C
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day
    There's an option to walk up if you prefer to rather than take the cable car. Lots of nice market stalls and restaurants. Our driver peter was so helpful. He even recommend a lovely place for dinner.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 11, 2023
  • petergab10
    Melbourne, Australia667 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the experience and a visit
    I walked around the small market area before lining up at the ticket office to buy a return ticket on the funicular. Which also offers some great views going up and down the mountain. The mountain top offers some great views of Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains with many photo opportunities. Also, restaurants and bars, markets, gravitational slide, a small church, and a chance to try Oscypek - Polish goat cheese with cranberry jam by its side, mulled wine. Worth the experience and a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 9, 2024
  • KTP310
    Reading, United Kingdom1,193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable visit at sunset
    I was glad that I timed my trip up to Gubalowka with just half an hour of daylight left. This meant I could enjoy the views in the light and then after strolling around for half an hour, I could see it all lit up in the dark. The views of Zakopane from the mountain were impressive, and the area is nice to stroll around for an hour or so, with a mulled wine!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 12, 2024
  • Linea Lina
    England, United Kingdom23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit just for view
    Looks nice with all the light on. Beautiful view but that market on a mane road looks a bit messy. Also didn’t like that you must pay for all bathrooms , even in a bar where you drink or eat .
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 13, 2024
  • nick w
    London, United Kingdom1,297 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Popular With Stunning Views
    If possible choose visit on a clear day during the week for stunning views and fewer crowds. We visited on a Sunday and it was heaving with a long queue for the funicular ride to the viewpoint, but it was worth it. The views were sublime. There are bars and restaurants and food and souvenir stores at top. You can also book horse or snow mobile rides and go skiing etc. We brought a picnic and there are places to sit and eat your own food. Worth the wait to get up for the views alone.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Lisa H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely beautiful views!
    If you’re going for the views of the snowy mountains you will not be disappointed! The markets are a bit dated and have the same items and you have to pay to use all of the toilets. There’s lots of places to eat and relax whilst looking at the views.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 4, 2024
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Kasia H
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Unfortunately, you have to pay PLN 12 per person if you want to hike on Gubałówka. That's why, unfortunately, I only give 2 stars, the path next to the train track is private, therefore every owner will charge a fee for passing through each area !!! At the beginning they charge PLN 4 per person, and for the next stop they charge PLN 8. You will pay a total of PLN 12 per person.

Given that you can get on the train for PLN 25 up or enter Morskie Oko for PLN 6, it's not worth wasting money.
Written July 6, 2020
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Pernille DA
Malmö, Sweden65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We have hiked the around 1500 m path up the Gubalowka many times before (along the train track). It is a very nice hike with about 300 height meters – but if you take the time it is also doable with even small kids. But this time we were surprised as we had to pay for the hike… like two times?!? Frist time around 100 meters up the hill = 4 PLN per person and then after a further 100 meters up the hill you have to pay again = another 4 PLN per person…? It is not the amount of money – but it is very unclear and not tourist friendly! There are no signs at the bottom (or at the top) of the hill warning you about this craziness. Apparently, there is also a free path to the Gubalowka on the right-side of the train track – I think that we will try this next time in Zakopane…

Anyways the view from the top is amazing – and you can enjoy the beautiful view of Zakopane and the Tatra mountains!!!
Written August 2, 2020
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EK-TRAVEL77
Kinrooi, Belgium478 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The location is crowded and at the top the stalls are selling cheap stuff of low quality. If you visit at the wrong time you have to wait in line for hours just to take the train to the top. This is just another over rated attraction. Zakopane has such beautiful nature and national parks to visit instead of this limited view of the city and the mountains.
Written January 6, 2024
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Sam B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Very fun afternoon up the mountain with our extended family. Loads to do including sledding skiing and snow tubing. Loads of great places to eat and drink, fantastic views over Zakopane. We have been up for an afternoon and evening every year for the past 3 years and always had a great time, highly recommend!
Written February 16, 2020
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evfox
Dublin, Ireland51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
The views are spectacular. We all went snow tubing in one place at the top and loved that. It was 10zlt each. Great fun.

The ticket for the funicular is pricey considering there isn’t even a toilet at either station. I think they should provide one considering the cost (96 zlt) for 2 adults and 2 kids. You have to pay 3.50 on arrival per person for the toilet nearby
Written February 17, 2022
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nick w
London, UK1,297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
If possible choose visit on a clear day during the week for stunning views and fewer crowds. We visited on a Sunday and it was heaving with a long queue for the funicular ride to the viewpoint, but it was worth it. The views were sublime.

There are bars and restaurants and food and souvenir stores at top. You can also book horse or snow mobile rides and go skiing etc. We brought a picnic and there are places to sit and eat your own food. Worth the wait to get up for the views alone.
Written January 22, 2024
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Caseyyykc
Singapore, Singapore177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The views are truly amazing! Funicular was easy to purchase and ride on takes around 5mins. We went in the morning at around 10am+ and it's not as crowded as near to noon. It was sunny hot but breezy. We spend around 4hrs all in including lunch and just to chill and people-watch around. But you could possibly do it under 2hrs. There's technically nothing much to do unless you have kids (with some games/activities for them) / gravitational slide. The row of roadside stalls behind selling the souvenirs & all are more or less the same stuffs. Overall, a pleasant visit for 1st timers.
Written April 15, 2024
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Bruce T
Lubin, Poland56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We went on somewhat cloudy day so mountains weren't completely visible. Also went on a day in early September so crowds were very low. Very peaceful place to sit, drink a beverage and read a book while enjoying mountain air and views.
Written September 11, 2020
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Tammy T
Washington DC, DC30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took the rail car up and expected to maybe take a few pictures, have a hot beverage and come back down. We wandered at the top for hours! There were miles of shops and food booths, and we didn’t realize how far we had walked. It was a wonderful afternoon. Plenty of lights, so we stayed until after it was dark, and it looked magical. We returned to the bottom with full bellies, great photos and wonderful memories. We were inspired to ski here the next day. So fun!
Written January 22, 2020
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Lisa H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
If you’re going for the views of the snowy mountains you will not be disappointed! The markets are a bit dated and have the same items and you have to pay to use all of the toilets. There’s lots of places to eat and relax whilst looking at the views.
Written April 4, 2024
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