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 Torun.
Torun was founded in the thirteenth century as the first settlement in Kulmerland under the administration of the Teutonic Order under the name Thorn. First, it was a German city, but later the city was part of the medieval Polish Kingdom for several centuries. After another German period, the city was more than seventy percent German before World War II, but now it has a more-than-ninety-percent Polish population.
Torun has just more than two hundred thousand inhabitants and its Old Town is famous, with many buildings in Northern German Gothic style; the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born here. There is plenty to see in the city and you need several days for it. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; except for one block from the late nineteenth century, almost the entire old town consists of medieval buildings. Both the John the Baptist and John the Evangelist Churches are among the oldest sacral buildings in the region, dating back to the thirteenth century. Between the old and the new town lies the castle of the Teutonic Order. The Copernicus House is also there, along with hundreds other monuments to check.
The variety of Torun hostels is huge and you have many great options for your accommodation. The hostels in Torun have a very convenient location in the Old Town and it could be hard to find Torun hostels in other parts of the city. When it comes to the price-quality ratio, Torun hostels are like a paradise for the traveler. Hostels in Torun can be very cheap and their services are normally way above average. Most hostels also organize excursions and there is a lot to see in Torun and if you visit for a day or two or you are busy to explore the city on your own, they are a very good option.
Written by local enthusiast for Torun hostelsGeorge Traveller