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Hotel Start

ul. Jozefa Pilsudskiego 22, Zakopane 34-500 Poland
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#50 of 83 hotels in Zakopane

If you’re looking for a budget friendly hotel in Zakopane, look no further than Hotel Start.

Nearby landmarks such as Tatra Mountains Museum (0.7 mi) and Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa (0.9 mi) make Hotel Start a great place to stay when visiting Zakopane.

Rooms at Hotel Start offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk and room service are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Hotel Start, there is paid public parking available on-site.

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to Cafe Tygodnik Podhalanski, Cafe Piano, or La Playa Beach Bar & Chillout Lounge, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Hotel Start.

If you are interested in exploring Zakopane, check out one of the architectural buildings, such as Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami) and Dom pod Jedlami.

The staff at Hotel Start looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Bar / lounge
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Room service
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Rafał W wrote a review Aug 2019
7 contributions4 helpful votes
I have spent 3 days at the "START" Hotel I am thankful for: 1. Extremely nice, individualized approach to my needs 2. Delicious "home-made style" lunches 3. Acceptance of my dog and treating him as a guest, not an intruder 4. Small but clean rooms with bathrooms 5. A great location enabling me to reach every corner of Zakopane. I RECOMMEND this hotel as a climate, intimate place of rest in Zakopane for the whole family (... and a dog). I am already thinking about coming back next year ...
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms on north side have an impressive view to Tatra Mountains.
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Eddy B wrote a review Mar 2017
Poole, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
no problems at all. better than expected. Homely place, friendly helpful staff. great internet. no problems at all. Will definitely be back next year if not sooner. I'm here just off high season. definitely reccomend
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Homely place, friendly helpful staff. great internet. no problems at all
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CherryMarta wrote a review Dec 2015
London, United Kingdom48 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing place to visit :) I went for a weekend visit for Zakopane and stayed in this hotel. It wasn't my choice, my friends have organised the trip, but I was very pleased with the choice they've made. The room was nice and clean , so as the bathroom. We had a breakfast in the hotel which was very nice and traditional (eggs, pastries, cornflakes, coffee, tea...); Lots of food so you won't go out hungry ;) The stuff was LOVELY! Very helpful , smiley and welcoming. The hotel is 12 min walk from Krupowki, the main street! Overall great place to stay in! :)
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Date of stay: November 2015
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Room 21 amazing mountains view ;)
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Andrejs A wrote a review Aug 2015
Riga, Latvia7 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel doesn’t have air conditioning in the room. Fleas and cockroaches were in the room. Breakfast is pretty meager. Personnel do not understand English, not friendly. Parking is not convenient. No elevator. Heavy bags carried on the 4th floor. For these prices, better search, something else.
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Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Try to find somwhere else.
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Rachy7474 wrote a review May 2014
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions12 helpful votes
Rachel Sitarz This would have to be one of if not the WORSE place I have ever stayed at!! No sauna, constant banging and staff don't help at all! I had the cleaner try and walk in while we were sleeping to give us soap!! That should have been done before cheak in. Then they called me during our sleep to say dinner is served. I don't need to be consistently disturbed. I had to use a hair tie to close the drapes, which fell down when I tyred to close them. I had to carry all my own suitcases up the stairs with no help!! The rooms are very small and depressing. I ask about tours around town and all I received was a srug of the shoulders. I have been around the world and stayed at some 'dodgie' places, even homeless shelters are in better condition!! I would never recommend this place to on-one. So I spend another $500 approx and went to another nice hotel. I didn't even care I lost money as I was glad to be gone. I then checked my account and they took out $99 Australian for meals I didn't eat!!! Don't risk it... Don't stay here!! Even if it's free... Save your money and go somewhere else. Heeps of nice other cheap places. You were warned!!
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Date of stay: May 2014
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: I stayed at the Villa Marilor... BEAUTIFUL!! Very happy.
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$55 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PolandSouthern PolandLesser Poland ProvinceZakopane
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Start
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Start?
Nearby attractions include Na Koncu Swiata (0.3 miles), Myszogrod (0.2 miles), and Willa Oksza - Tatra Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Start?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Start?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Start?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Start?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tuberoza, Bakowo Zohylina Wyznio, and Mala Szwajcaria Restaurant.
Does Hotel Start have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Start offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Start located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Zakopane.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Start?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Start?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Start?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Willa Elzbiecina Sp. z o.o. (0.4 miles).