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Reviews of The Ginger Monkey

Hostel | 294 Zdiar, High Tatras, Slovakia 06401

90.0% Overall Rating

5 out of 6 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/01/2014)

Susan Lee thinks…

"The location of the hostel nestled in a quaint and tradtional Slovak resort village up against the High Tatras is an ideal spot for hiking or skiing, depending on the weather and the season. Ian,…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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5 out of 6 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Ginger Monkey'

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Susan Lee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

02 January 2014 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hostel nestled in a quaint and tradtional Slovak resort village up against the High Tatras is an ideal spot for hiking or skiing, depending on the weather and the season. Ian, running the hostel solo over the holiday season, was more than helpful with any questions I had. He worked hard but also took the time to mingle with and get to know the guests. It's a 5-minute walk from the bus stop up to the hostel and groceries can be bought at decent prices from at least two shops in town, one of which is only a block away. Wally the dog is precious, well-behaved and looooves the River walk! This is the kind of place I'd like to come back to some day.

Disliked: I only disliked that I had to leave after a few short days due to an onward bus already booked.

97.1%
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Dylan Weiss

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2013 Dylan would recommend this property

Liked: The Ginger Monkey was a great hostel to get away from the big cities and get an amazing view of the High Tatras Mountains, easy to get to by bus from Poprad, 2 minute walk from the stop in Zdiar. Jim and Ian were great help felt like you were staying with old friends. Lots of trails and beautil senery nestled in a small mountain town.

Disliked: Dylan left no negative feedback.

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Irene Chan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2013 Irene would recommend this property

Liked: The staff, the location, the atmosphere... everything! I really really enjoyed my stay there. After spending the day hiking for hours, I was always warmly welcomed by the dogs and the staff when I got back. Their friendliness and enthusiasm were the best part of my day. I would highly recommend this hostel and Zidar.

Disliked: Irene left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 July 2013

Liked: The location is good, but then again any lodging on that street would be considered a good location since it's right in the mountains. The staff are young and out-going, but some are volunteers and not fully knowledgeable about the area. The breakfast was hit or miss. French toast was great when it was offered, otherwise it's one hard boiled egg per person and some bread.

Disliked: The hostel could definitely use a deep cleaning! The staff did what they could every morning, but it's an old house and some parts should've been updated when they turned it into a hostel. The fridge is packed which is annoying if you want to bring your own food. The walls are paper-thin. The dorm beds are terrible and the dorm room had a musky smell.

91.4%
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Shaun Hoang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2013 Shaun would recommend this property

Liked: Probably one of the best hostels I've stayed in! The young crowd is amazing, and the staff super-helpful. Its location is a perfect getaway spot for High Tatras, being the starting point of the long hike that most overlook, but still really amazing (my favorite hike actually) Definitely recommended!

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable common room and terrace. Never get bored. Have fun with Wally Jungle and Dav, their lovely dogs and cat. Great breakfast and surprsing homemade cake. Whenever visiting Tatra, I will choose Ginger Monkey again.

Disliked: none