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El hostel

Hostel | ul. Smocza 1, Warsaw, Poland 01-012

89.7% Overall Rating

39 out of 40 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/08/2015)

lemonde christian thinks…

"Bonjour .Hotel tres beau a l'interieur ,cossu,plafond haut,tres belle decoration faite avec beaucoup d'imagination,chambre spacieuse ,agreable,le meilleur hotel que j'ai jamais eu pour ce prix,et en…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet café

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Warsaw?

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El Hostel is a nice place to stay! It is an art hostel in Warsaw with maximum comfort at minimum price - a hostel that shows the unique spirit of Warsaw. It is located in the very city center, in the Jewish ghetto historic area, rebuilt after the II WW – the hostel building is a socrealistic historical monument itself. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Deluxe 1 Bedroom Apartment (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

Twin (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

Double (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

Triple (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

Budget Twin (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Selected drinks included, Self-catering

6 person (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

About El hostel

We offer all, that we, as vivid travelers, are looking for when travelling the world - very comfortable accommodation that feels like at home, great atmosphere plus a superb location – all at backpackers price.

We can host up to 45 people in individually designed private rooms (2-6 people) or dorms (6-8 people), all having lots of space, sun light, handmade wooden furniture, and new, large bathrooms (private or common).

Every morning you will find free breakfast (cereal, toasts, butter, jam, tea, coffee, coldcuts, cheese) served in the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with stoves, utensils, coffee maker, toaster, spices so you can enjoy your own meal.

Extra spacious play room (100sqm) is for you to rest, enjoy your meal or keep on googling your Warsaw attractions, meet other travelers and talk over a glass of beer! Also, a perfect place to organize a conference or an exhibition.

For your use we have:
- huge common room
- kitchen with utensils, spices etc.
- free WIFI and a PC
- a small library and games in the play room
- city bikes rental nearby (spring, summer)
- free Warsaw map and tourist brochures
- free coffee/tea all day
- no curfew, unlimited access to the hostel (24 h)
- reception opened from 7:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m.

Accommodation Information

- Double/triple private ensuite rooms (single or double beds)
- Family apartment, huge, with 2 single beds: one double and a sofa
- Dorms (6-8 beds) with common bathrooms - only 3 people per shower!, with huge lockers in dorms to fit all your luggage
Bed linen included in the price, towels in individual rooms; baby cot available on request; extra blankets and pillows - ask at the reception.

Location Information

We are located 3 tram stops from the Central station (2 km), 30 min by public transport from the Chopin Airport. On foot within few minutes you can reach a lot of attractions, or use all means of public transport. A bus stops in front of the hostel, and the tram stop is just 1 min walk. There are restaurants, shops, bars and more around the corner from the hostel, or 1 min walk to the main – Jana Pawla II Street.

El hostel is located:
1 tram stop from metro station Ratusz Arsenal
2 tram stops from the Old Town
3 tram stops from Central Station and the Zlote Tarasy Mall, where you can check in and go to the Okecie Airport by bus 175 (25 min).

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