This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bydgoszcz.
Bydgoszcz, Poland, is an industrial and educational centre in the north of the country. For a long time, Bydgoszcz was not on the radar among tourists, but since Ryanair added it as a destination to its route map, the city has seen a quick increase in the amount of visitors. Bydgoszcz lies halfway between Gdansk and Poznan -- two of the prettier and more popular destinations in Poland -- making it an easy destination for those traveling around Poland on a slower pace. With Polski Bus, you can find great bargains to Bydgoszcz from either city.
But saying that cheap access to Bydgoszcz, Poland, is one of the main reasons for visiting the city would not be fair. Bydgoszcz’s city centre is a pretty and colourful place to walk around. It is also home to the famous concert hall Filharmonia Pomorska and an opera hall. There are also some interesting museums, giving enough opportunities for places to visit for those seeking for cultural activities.
There is certainly not a lack of places to eat and drink in Bydgoszcz, Poland. There are plenty small fast food places where you can buy a polish zapiekanka (a kind of open-faced sandwich on a baguette), a kebab, or pizza slices, as well as regular restaurants with Polish or international cuisine.
Despite the increasing amount of visitors, there is a lack of hostels in Bydgoszcz, Poland. However, there are private rooms in hotels or bed-and-breakfasts not too far from the city centre that are in the same price range as a bed in a hostel dorm in other Polish cities. Another possibility is to book a hostel in Torun, which is only a forty-five-minute train ride from Bydgoszcz; its Old Town is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. From Torun you can visit Bydgoszcz as a day trip and combine two cities worth visiting on one trip.
Written by local enthusiast for Bydgoszcz hostelsMartin Straatman