Hostels in Zakopane, Poland

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Get to know Zakopane (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 Zakopane. To help you make friends with Zakopane before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Zakopane is the leading winter resort in Poland. Like any winter resort, the most important thing is snow and winter without enough snow is a disaster for local people and tourists alike. There are enough machines for artificial snow, of course, but they cannot wholly substitute for natural snow.

There are enough hostels in Zakopane, especially in the winter season, when prices rise, particularly at weekends and when there is enough snow. Interesting places like the Gubalowka Hill Funicular and the Kasprowy Wierch cable car are not far from any Zakopane hostel, as the town is small. There are also many old buildings; some of the hostels in Zakopane are in big, old houses, which are more than a hundred years old.

Zakopane has great facilities for winter sports. Zakopane has an Alpine Ski Club, a Nordic Ski Club, a Nordic Combined Club, and a Biathlon Club; the most impressive is the Ski Jumping Club, which is one of the best in Poland. With so many clubs, it is not surprising that tourists have a great choice of winter activities from Alpine and Nordic skiing and speed skating even to ski jumping (although the Large Hill in Zakopane is a challenge even for professionals). Zakopane is often used as a training base by different Polish national teams. There are many foreign professional athletes who also train in Zakopane. There have been also three Nordic World Ski Championships in the resort.

The only transportation that you would need in the town is your feet, your skis, and the ski lift. And if you manage to book a cheap Zakopane hostel, you can save a lot. Zakopane has a nice climate and beautiful nature during the rest of the year and Zakopane hostels are cheaper then, so you will not regret visiting the town in the off-season.

Written by local enthusiast for Zakopane hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Zakopane hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Zakopane Hostels

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

A hostel in Zakopane costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Zakopane with private rooms costs on average $56.
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Good Bye Lenin Hostel - Zakopane is the best rated hostel for partying in Zakopane.

It offers: Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Zakopane

Your Packing List for Zakopane

Pack smart, not hard

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

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Zakopane 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 Zakopane, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$56 Average private room price
$13 Cheapest hostel in Zakopane
2 Party hostels in Zakopane
8.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Zakopane - from the Community

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