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#49 of 823 in Warsaw
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4.5
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4.0
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4.2
Small, fumily run art hostel, located in the centre of Warsaw, close to tourist attractions - Old Town, Upraising Museum, Palace of Culture. Individually decorated rooms - private with baths and luxury dorms.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Express check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking hotel
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Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Polish

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Ann-Christin wrote a review Jul 2018
Torslanda, Sweden1325 contributions154 helpful votes
We stayed in a triple room with ensuite bathrooom. We were happy with our visit. The location is good, close to public transport, a bakery nearby as well as several supermarket/shops and restaurants. The ghetto bridge memorial is also within walking distance. Not many guests staying so we didn’t have any problem with noise. Nice and spacious lounge. Basic hostel breakfast but the milk had soured on the second day.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Tanetti wrote a review Nov 2017
Cypress, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
The good: room was very cute and spacious, and the young woman who showed us to our room was very polite and helpful, neighborhood was very quiet, short walk to tram lines and buses, lots of cheap places to eat; very nice TV lounge, and kitchen looked decent, though we didn't use The bad: outlets in room didn't work (we later found out that they need to turn on the breaker, which is kept off to avoid problems, something they should have mentioned when we checked in); reception closes at 21:00, even on weekends, so who is enforcing the quiet hours? Other lodgers were very loud until around 3:30am, and in the evening when reception buzzed in an arriving guest and we entered as well, the man didn't question whether we were actually staying there and we walked unencumbered up to our room, which isn't a great security practice; only one lightbulb worked in the chandelier in our room; curtains are sheer, so little privacy
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Radovan Č wrote a review Nov 2017
Marianka, Slovakia33 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything was as expected..small room, small toilet and decent breakfast, but the personnel was acting like we came to eat their lunch, bathroom was broken, waiting for 10 minutes to get hot water, even in different room. On top, behaviour of other guests was insane (loud, drunk,..) and ability of hostel's personnel to solve and interfere was 0. I was more than disappointed
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled
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houkani wrote a review Aug 2017
Rajamaki, Finland44 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed for one night. Rooms were decent, clean and colorful. Could've stayed for another night, good place to sleep. Breakfast wasn't good; only couple of breads and bad coffee available. But for it's price.. not bad! Also parking wasn't free from 8.00am to 6.00pm
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled
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585hannar wrote a review Aug 2017
Vantaa, Finland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean and cozy place. Nice, personal rooms. Cool and a little bit mexican feeling. Everything you need for the trip. Only minus was that the breakfast was very bad. Only coffee, and white bread. Also the parking is not free between 8-18.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled
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Turo H wrote a review Jul 2017
Vantaa, Finland17 contributions7 helpful votes
Good price-quality ratio. Nothing fancy but you get what you pay for. City center is easily reachable by walking or public transport. You can also get a cab right in front of the hostel. Everything was clean and the bed was better than it looks like in their photos at Booking.com. Breakfast shouldn´t be advertised as you can hardly call it a breakfast. Self-made toasts, water and coffee.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trond H wrote a review Jul 2017
Sweden40 contributions16 helpful votes
A 25 minute walk from the centralstation i Warzawa, Good beds and ok shower. It's lowcost and you get what you buy. Some nice resaturants nearby. Stayed for one night. Easy to find if you use googlemaps.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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kuepper wrote a review Jun 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom1339 contributions288 helpful votes
No lift which was a bit frustrating on the top(second floor). Everything pretty basic but nothing to worry about. Not in a bad location once you've sussed the tram and bus routes. Continental breakfast and towel/liquid soap included.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled
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Pawel411 wrote a review Dec 2016
Warsaw, Poland226 contributions94 helpful votes
I must admit it's been a longer while since I last stayed at a hostel, so my first impression was, well, kind of confusion. However, after 2 nights I need to say it is a very good place for low budget stay in Warsaw. The rooms look clean, though very simple and basic of course. Bathroom (in a private room) a little fatigued but clean and all facilities functioning (just take your own shampoo). Quite a big kitchen with tea and coffee available 24h (not usual in Warsaw hotels) with facilities enabling preparing proper dinner or microwave meal. Nice 1st floor lobby, with good wifi (everywhere in the hotel) where you can sit, work or arrange a small party. Tv and PC station can also be found there. Original design. Very international. Kind people in the reception (open 9-21, but you can call them and they will wait longer), 1EUR bottle of beer available in the fridge downstairs. A good but pricey China restaurant next door, some other 5 min walk. Decent breakfast - kind of contintinental a la Polonaise (cheese, ham, toasts) Actually, if you do not need luxuries and want to pay ca. 40 eur (private room, a bed in shared rooms is a lot cheaper) , this can be a good choice. fairly quiet, mostly residential nieghbourhood, giving you the taste of how Warsaw people lived in the early 60s. Two downsides: the Royal Castle needs half an hour walk, but the last 15 minutes you pass by other Warsaw attractions. Private rooms are located on the 2nd floor, quite high, no elevator. Until you are lucky, you may find only paid parking lot.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Filitsa P wrote a review Dec 2016
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Our stay in el hostel was very pleasant. It feels like home. It's located in a quiet neighourhood, yet not so far from the old town and city centre. The beds were very comfortable and the owner very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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PolandCentral PolandMazovia ProvinceWarsaw
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to El Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Pawiak Prison Museum (0.3 miles), Escape Quest Warsaw (0.3 miles), and Indorshop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at El Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at El Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Cedre 84, Stół Bistro, and Restaurant Canton.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to El Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach (1.4 miles), Krakowskie Przedmiescie (1.2 miles), and Palace on the Island (2.8 miles).