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Stara Polana Hostel

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ul. Nowotarska 59, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
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Paris, France
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know about the dorm, as I was in a room, but the hostel is a bit dark, lacking any kind of atmosphere plus not right in the thick of action. Zakopane is teeming of places to stay, including lovely villas to rent out, so I don't see any reason why one should stay here. The place does have... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only plus - friendly and helpful receptionists, who speak good english. Provided much useful and needed information, regarding the daily trips and so on. Not centrally located and far from bus station. Poor breakfast in basement kitchen. Cold and damp room, smelling of mold. The biggest nonsense is the bathroom. We ordered room with private bathroom, which has just... More 

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callow end
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79 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was very clean and had adequate facilities for a stop over, but I wouldn't have wanted to spend long period as it is quite cramped and offers little storage. Breakfast was included in the price which was really good value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I stayed at a single bedroom the first week of March. The Hostel is about 10-15 min walk to the high street and about 30-40 mins by bus to decent ski resorts: Bialka Tatrzanska and Kasprowy Wierch. For breakfast you get the essentials as in bread, ham, cereals, etc and there's a kitchen if you want to cook. My room... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Hostel Stara Polana was very cozy and hostel's old atmosphere was nice. But beds in the dormitory were really old and beds made a lot of noise, when someone changed sleeping position. There very a lot of showers, which is very good. After hiking for many hours you don't want to wait in a line for a warm shower. Free... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I stayed at stara Polana for three nights in January. I had booked a three person dorm room but as it was shoulder season, and the place offers so many rooms I actually got the room to myself for all three nights. It was very clean, and even had I shared the room with other people it would have been... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Stayed here for three nights in Jan - was very cold and lot's of snow outside but super cosy inside. Had a twin room with private bathroom, it even had a bathtub. Room was spacious, clean and warm. The hostel has a great ambience, is in a very handy location and staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this hostel!

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

My husband, our cat Rudy and I stayed in this lovely hostel for 4 nights just before Christmas 2015. The location, staff, breakfast, shower, bed, heating, and of course, the price were all great. The kitchen was very convenient and kept always clean. We enjoyed cooking hot dinners after long hikes in Tatra. Highly recommended to try a bar near... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Lovely building .... Spacious room with decent single beds and good light .... A balcony with a nice view .... Really friendly and helpful staff .... Close to bus stations and Zakopane central ..... The shower wasn't really good and up stair WiFi wasn't working properly that time .... Apart from these 2 negative point I loved the hostel and... More 

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67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stayed just one night but it was enough to fall in love with Zakopane and The Stara Polana Hostel too. We were there on March and everything was covered by snow and this fact helped to give a charming perspective. As cheap as Poland is, comfortable and warn. It took us 10 minutes to get the main street within... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Stara Polana Hostel

Address: ul. Nowotarska 59, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Zakopane
Price Range: $15 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stara Polana Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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