Tatamka Hostel



Hostelz.com's Review

Tamka Hostel is part of the Dizzy Daisy chain of hostels throughout Poland. It is very easy to get to from the central rail station. Take bus 102, hop off at the first stop on Tamka Road then cross the road and walk back twenty meters. It's within walking distance to the old town and a lot of the major sites as well as restaurants and supermarkets and it's just up the road from the Chopin Museum.

The whole building seems to have been recently renovated (on the inside). All the walls are freshly painted with bright colours and the common areas are spaciously set out with new couches, tables, chairs, and kitchenware. The common room itself is a decent size and is divided into two sections by a partition with lounge/TV room on one side and dining area/internet on the other. There is a big vending machine in the reception area with the usual snacks and a stand with cards introducing restaurants, bars, and other Warsaw sights and activities.

The hostel is cleaned daily to quite a good standard. Everything is pretty spotless -- apart from the showers, which were still ok. They have free internet, free washing machine usage with drying room (although they charge for washing powder if you don't have any), twenty-four-hour reception, and all the staff are very helpful. Free continental breakfast is also available from 9 a.m. to noon -- cereals, toast with butter, jam, honey, chocolate spread, and cheese. Free tea and coffee are available all day and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking.

There seems to be quite a diverse range of people staying there and often the rooms are quite full. The eight-bedroom dorm that we stayed in is comprised of four sets of bunk beds arranged with walking space for one person between them. This makes it a bit cramped, but some of the private rooms have a lot more space, bedside lamps, and no bunks. However none of the rooms have any curtains, which can be a hassle for sleeping in. Overall the hostel is a nice place to stay with a few minor niggles. For the price and location it seems very good value.
by Kathryn Sanders
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
April 2007


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Tatamka Hostel" at Tamka 30.)


Tamka 30, Warsaw (Warszawa), Masovia (Warsaw), Poland
52.237322, 21.025408
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Building, kitchen are excellent, but sound insulation is absent
Hostel is situated in historical centre of Warsaw. Building, showing rooms, kitchen are freshly painted and excellent. Breakfast and reception are better then middle level in similar hostels. Bedclothes and furniture are quite good for short-term using. Common places are cleaned regularly. But sound insulation is absent and administration do not do anything. You can listen to laughter and humor of youth all night.
Age 55, Ukraine
Staff are racist
Hostel is nice, with nice facilities. The staff and management is racist. Going to extremes to prevent black/asian that is non-white guests mixing with the other white coloured guests. DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU ARE NON WHITE.
  I think the toilets and the bathrooms were in excellent condition. They really got their shine on. The kitchen was also ok only that the trash cans were really small and overflowing most of the time. The dormitories are ok and the only irony is that the bedsheets are actually smaller than the mattresses. The lounge is unique with cool furniture and the tv was showing my best news channel, Aljazeera in English. The receptionists were hospitable and i want to specifically point out Michael, i think he was really helpful and the management ought to hold on to him.
Ahmed Ali Clay
  This hostel has several issues. One I have been lucky to have not experienced at other hostels. Small round flat redish bugs with legs protruding out the side. Found seven huddled in a locker in my room. A girl in the room found them in her blanket and on her. Found lots of them on the wall. The girl found lots of small ones coming from red speckled spots on the wall. Can't get sheets to fit the beds. An eight man alternate room offered has nine beds in it. That's three bunks and one bed. Two of the bunks have the bed wedged between them. The room just has only walking space between the the other beds. There was not room to open many packs or cases. That room is packed. I like the one kitchen. The trash cans are so small, about eight litters. Trash spills over by late evening.

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