Hostels in Warsaw, Poland

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Get to know Warsaw (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Warsaw. To help you make friends with Warsaw before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Warsaw is also named and spelled Warszawa - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Old Town

Poland’s modern capital of Warsaw is an amazing example of the extent of post-war rebuilding in Europe, and is a city that has embraced all aspects of its past as well as its future. Whether you are interested in seventeenth-century architecture or the horrors of the Second World War, Warsaw is sure to have something for everybody.

There is a wide range of Warsaw hostel choices, although by far and away the most desirable area to stay in is Stare Miasto (Old Town) or Nowy Swiat (New World, a trendy shopping street full of restaurants and cafes). Both areas are fairly lively but retain a degree of picturesqueness, something that is lacking in other, more modern, quarters of the city. Destroyed by the Germans in World War II, Warsaw was carefully rebuilt -- the square in the Old Town is a painstaking replica of the original, and the work on the nearby Royal Palace was only finished recently.

Regardless of where your Warsaw hostel is located, an excellent metro, bus, and tram system connects all the major neighbourhoods of Warsaw, and there are good connections to both Warszawa Centralna railway station and Chopin airport. Tickets for the bus and tram are not sold on board, and must be bought either from machines at transport stops or at nearby kiosks before you travel. Passes that are good for all modes of transportation are available from multilingual machines in metro stations. If you do buy tickets, don’t forget to validate them once on board the bus or tram!

Although there are a number of restaurants on Nowy Swiat and in the Stare Miasto, these can be understandably a little pricy. If staying in these areas, try to find places that sell "zapiekanka" (so-called Soviet pizzas) or one of the rapidly disappearing "bar mleczny" ("milk bars," spartan and sometimes intimidating Soviet-style cafeterias).

FAQ about Warsaw Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Warsaw. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Warsaw. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Warsaw costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Warsaw with private rooms costs on average $63.
Hostelz.com shows all 96 Hostels in Warsaw. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Safestay Warsaw is the best rated hostel in Warsaw for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 96 hostels in Warsaw, Poland. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Warsaw such as
  • 18 hotels
  • 3 guesthouses
  • 31 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Warsaw.

Your Packing List for Warsaw

Your Packing List for Warsaw

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Warsaw and Poland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Warsaw Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Warsaw, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
96 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$63 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Warsaw
BartHouse is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Warsaw
Warsaw Downtown Hostel is the best rated
Most Warsaw hostels are located in
Powisle, Old Town, Miedzeszyn
2.6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Warsaw - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Warsaw. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Warsaw. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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