43 Hostels in Warsaw, Poland

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Warsaw, Poland. You can choose from 43 Warsaw hostels. In total, there are 100 cheap places to stay in Warsaw such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $8 for a dorm.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Warsaw


(Team Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Warsaw

Oh no, zero party hostels here!

Most Warsaw hostels are located in

Powisle, Old Town, Rakowiec

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Hostels in Warsaw for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Warsaw for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Warsaw? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Warsaw alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Warsaw. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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).

Other Nearby Cities
Lodz Lodz (116 Km / 72 mi.)
Lublin Lublin (153 Km / 95 mi.)
Kielce Kielce (153 Km / 95 mi.)
Białystok Białystok (176 Km / 110 mi.)
Brest Brest (183 Km / 114 mi.)
Torun Torun (185 Km / 115 mi.)
Jeziorany Jeziorany (195 Km / 121 mi.)

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?

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FAQ about Warsaw Hostels

A hostel in Warsaw costs on average $44 for a dorm. A hostel in Warsaw with private rooms costs on average $89.

Hostelz.com shows all 43 Hostels in Warsaw. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Oki Doki CITY Hostel is the best hostel in Warsaw for families.

Safestay Warsaw and Vava Hostel are the best rated hostels in Warsaw for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 43 hostels in Warsaw, Poland. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Warsaw such as

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

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!

Despite having a more modern feel than other Polish cities, Warsaw has a lot of great parks, bicycling trails, museums, historical sites, and excellent shopping, as well as excellent food and the best bulochki in Eastern Europe (at the central train station)! There are a lot of good hostels available for a good price, and the locals are very friendly and welcoming. The transport system is great and there is a lot to do both in the city and in the surrounding area. We stayed for over a week, and surprisingly didn't run out of things to see and do in Warsaw.



This is not so nice as other Polish cities but Warsaw's full of life and it has a hyperactive cultural scene. I love its bars and clubs, all of them unique and brimming with personality. The city also has an excellent public transportation network. Go and enjoy Warsaw's nightlife and don't forget to eat lunch in one of its "bar mleczny" (milk bars)!


Warsaw is Poland's capital... an amazingly friendly blend of Soviet and European with easily the best food anywhere on the continent (Italy can keep its pasta and pesto etc, it doesn't compare to a good portion of periogi). Getting around is easy as well. If you're a student or have an ISIC card the metro, trams and buses cost about 8p (UK)!


An interesting city, more than in any other place I've been to are eastern and western European influences exactly in balance here. Particularly peculiar are the one truly tall skyscraper of the city (a greyish brown monster that was donated to the country by Soviet dictator Stalin out of gratitude for Poland's resistance against his Austro-German colleague Hitler), and the "Old City" of Warsaw, which actually isn't old at all. It was built after WW II, when the centre of the city had been destroyed almost entirely, and it was decided that constructing an exact copy of the city centre as it was before the war, rather than getting creative and designing something new, was the most honourable thing to do. The result is an "Old City" with a highly surreal atmosphere. It's fake, but then again, it's not. The reconstruction was VERY well done, but when you look carefully, you miss the wear & tear, the colouring of moss and other tiny growths that you will invariably find on buildings that have truly lasted longer than a human lifetime.


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Your Packing List for Warsaw

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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.

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Your Packing List for Warsaw