It's true that the price was really cheap, but the hostel has lot of unpleasant details... Low level cleanlinlees, noisy street at night, tiny kitchen, broken flush, uncomfortable beds... I think that you can find better options around.
Very flat welcoming vibes from the host. The overall cleaning of the place as soon as we have arrived were very poor. Messy kitchen, sticky floor everywhere, dusty and hair everywhere in the toilets. Our beds were also full of hair and in the bedroom carpet got very wet for a no-functioning-well radiator. There are 2 Wc available for over 10 people which is fine, but one of them didn't flush and many times you were finding other people's "surprises". Race the whole floor to get a hot shower since the very old boiler has limited hot water. The hostel it's accessible to anyone during daytime since the hostel shares the gate with the pharmacy downstairs. We were not feeling safe at all, better lock your room at night time too. Noisy roads from people and cars. The hostel os located in front of a pub and close to the town's church that rings for 5 minutes long every 30 minutes during the day from 8.30am Sorry but I will never go back there again. On top of it, some of our sealed food got open (some cheese from Austria) and had to throw it away.…
We stayed here for one night in July as we were passing through Banska Bystrica . To be honest we didn't think Banska would have much to offer which is why we only booked for one night. How wrong we were. This little gem of a hostel is tucked away inside a courtyard, but it's still located right in the centre of the town. The rooms are clean, tidy and spacious, as were the bathrooms. There are LOADS of communal spaces to chill out, read, chat or play music. We would strongly recommend a visit to the Gaia teahouse which is opposite. The staff were lovely and made us feel very welcome. If we didn't have such a packed itinery we would've stayed an extra night as there is so much to see and do in Banska. Would highly recommend this hostel
I had an extremely great stay at Gran Hostel. The owners are so friendly and always trying to help you and purpose lot of things. The 6 beds bedroom is so clean and the decoration is cosy ! What we expect when we go in an hostel. I totally recommend this place if you want to spend time in this wonderful city BB. For sure, when I come back in Banska, I know where I will sleep : Gran Hotel :) Thks for everything and Hope to Come back soon
Gran Hostel is a cosy hostel, just next to main square. Rooms are spacious and everything is clean. Anna is amazing host, she will give you advices and will help you with you to discover city and region. This hostel has dorms but also private rooms for couple friends or family for very good prices. Definitely recomended!!