Hostel in High Tatras, Slovakia

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

High Tatras in Slovakia is a series of resort towns in the Tatra Mountains, all conveniently linked by an electric train and various buses. You can approach from Poland, via a white-knuckle bus ride, but the easiest approach is the train from Poprad, Slovakia. Main towns include Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec, and Tatranská Lomnica. For budget and hostel travelers, it's a great place to enjoy a European ski resort without quite so high of prices.

Outdoor activities are king in High Tatras, especially in winter -- not only are there ample skiing opportunities for various levels, but you can go snow tubing, ice skating, or night sledding down a three-kilometer run. Hiking is good year-round, though you have to be careful and well prepared, since weather conditions change rapidly. Tatranská Lomnica's cable car is a great way to get above the tree line into alpine territory, where all the miniature plant life hugs the ground, and summer hiking showcases great views. The cable car doesn't operate in windy conditions, so keep your plans flexible.

Sprinkled throughout High Tatras, you'll see great examples of a colorful style of architecture popular in Czech and Slovak spa towns. There are plenty of atmospheric restaurants and fancy bakeries, though groceries are a bit limited.

Pensions and guesthouses, with or without partial board, account for most of the accommodations. There are also hostels in High Tatras, though you may have to take a bus to towns outside the center of action, like pretty and laid-back Ždiar.

Written by local enthusiast for High Tatras hostels

Written by local enthusiast for High Tatras hostels Melinda Brasher

FAQ about High Tatras Hostels

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Your Packing List for High Tatras

Your Packing List for High Tatras

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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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High Tatras 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 High Tatras, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
9.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Vysoké Tatry (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Tatranská Lomnica (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Poprad (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Strbske Pleso (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Zdiar (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Zakopane (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Levoca (30 Km / 19 mi.)

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