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Reviews of Hostel Stara Polana

Hostel | Nowotarska 59 Street, Zakopane, Poland 34-500

89.1% Overall Rating

348 out of 371 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/07/2014)

"Good location, spacious building, excellent breakfast, good WiFi, clean, plenty of bathrooms, large communal kitchen"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We charge every person per one night 2.00 PLN of city/ local tax per person per night. Cancellation Policy This policy defines how to handle cancellations If cancelled or modified up to 7 days before date of arrival, 20 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, 50 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged. Deposit Policy This defines the policy for prepayment/deposit requirements. 40 percent of the total amount will be charged on the day of booking.

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89.1%

Overall Rating

348 out of 371 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Stara Polana'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
86.4%
Value
91.2%
Safety
92.8%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

62.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

aniello grimaldi

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2014

Liked: ok

Disliked: Staff is not so helpful

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, spacious building, excellent breakfast, good WiFi, clean, plenty of bathrooms, large communal kitchen

Disliked: None

88.6%
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victoria hands

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2014 victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic old wooden building with great communal areas and wooden terraces. Kitchen is well equipped with plenty of space. Breakfast is the usual bread ham cheese and cereal, but lots of it. I washed my clothes in the free machine and they dried easily overnight on lines in the attic. Close to bus/ train station and main street. I booked a single room for £11 a night, great value, as it was spacious and had a balcony.

Disliked: There could have been more maps and information on walks at reception. The girls were very helpful but some printed walk guides would have been nice.

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artur swierzbinowicz

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 June 2014 artur would recommend this property

Liked: great building and lovely staff, very helpful. also great little bonus having such a nice breakfast included

Disliked: artur left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Tomas Bardinas

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 June 2014 Tomas would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel. Greatings from Lithuania

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Yu-Lin Cheng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2014 Yu-Lin would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are very nice!!! Friendly and helpful, always with smile :) Beautiful log house and clean room. Abundant breakfast.

Disliked: Yu-Lin left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Chang Min Lee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2014 Chang Min would recommend this property

Liked: it was nice hostel. everyone were nice and helped. the breakfast was really nice. good value,location,clean room..everything i like... thanks.

Disliked: .

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is made in wood so you can really feel moutain ´s atmospere!

Disliked: There is not enough common bathroom!

91.4%
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Theodore William Salim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2014 Theodore William would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere!

Disliked: quite a bit out of the main road

100.0%
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Andzelika Andreikeniene

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2013 Andzelika would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel very cosy, located in a very nice and quiet place

Disliked: Everythink is just cool!

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful old house, very friendly staff, nice bath tub to soak after hours walking!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities. The kitchen was large and well equipped, there was a lot of common room space, and the rooms were big. Everything was really clean. The staff were all really helpful.

Disliked: I loved it.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was nice

Disliked: Unfortunately there was no hot water one morning :(

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 January 2013

Liked: Stayed as it was the only place available. Location is okay and fairly close to the train/bus station. We were able to check in straight away at about midday, which I appreciated. Beautiful cosy lodge with a cute minidog.

Disliked: Seems to attract people that aren't familiar with hostel etiquette, such as talking for an hour at 4am in the dorm when everyone was sleeping. There wasn't a friendly atmosphere and the tv room/lounge was always empty. I wasn't keen on the "leave the dorm key with reception when you leave" thing as it means the dorm is unlocked overnight. Heating was way too warm during the night - think they overdid it as it was minus ten outside! Not a party hostel - beer is sold next to signs that remind you that alcohol kills. :)

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

CHUN-HSI CHANG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

18 December 2012 CHUN-HSI would recommend this property

Liked: The lovely room and breakfast

Disliked: A little bit far, but still ok

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 November 2012

Liked: i guess it has a bit of charm, old timber house

Disliked: there was no one else there as it is down season. The staff were really unhelpful. the breakfast was stale. the showers average and the rooms cold

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the kitchen is in the floor - 1, which makes the sleeproom very quiet

Disliked: strange smell in the room

74.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

June Arber

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2012

Liked: Nice building and good breakfast

Disliked: I spent two very itchy nights because of bed bugs. The mattress is only foam and the sheet covering it was very stained and old. There were bed bugs and I told the reception the next morning but they only gave me more sheets that didn't help. I cancelled the third night because of the bed bugs (24hours plus in advance) and they only gave me 50% back. Disappointing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Grzegorz Kostrzewa

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2012 Grzegorz would recommend this property

Liked: close to the city centre , good breakfast

Disliked: not too many showers and toilets on the first floor( don't know the situation on other floors)

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Hannah Bower

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2012 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was included in the price and two of us got a 10 bed dorm to ourselves.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is not far away from the main train station in Zakopane, by feet maximum 10 minutes by feet. The staff there are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the hostel is quite good, the house has a history over 100 years and most part of it is made by wood, which makes the house very comfortable. I lived in the room 3, from where people could see the mountain in the balcony. Internet there is free. The facilities in the kitchen are also very good. Nice place for holiday in Zakopane and price is reasonable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zane Lase

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals
Work / volunteering

05 April 2012 Zane would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place!!!

Disliked: Zane left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Emily Goodwin

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 February 2012

Liked: It is cheap and the breakfast was good. No bunk beds.

Disliked: Description of two bedroom apartment was inaccurate and staff did not rectify the situation. The water pressure in the bathrooms was very low and most bathrooms needed updating (except in apartment). Hostel staff were often difficult to find if we needed the ski locker opened.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Derek Emson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 January 2012 Derek would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful old house and a great atmosphere.

Disliked: Derek left no negative feedback.