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ul. Smocza 1, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.0 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 18 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.9
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.8
  • Condition
    3.8
  • Neighborhood
    3.9
1.0 / 5Poor
"Not good."
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    1.0
Nobody there when I arrived. Finally a cleaning woman arrived about 40 min. after desk was supposed to open. No one spoke english was there the first day. People came and went and no sheets were pulled and washed made me wonder about the sheets on my bed. Five Polish guys were incredibly obnoxious in my room. A guy from Barcelona said it was the worst hostel experience of his lilfe (I had only stayed at one other and people were pretty considerate.) In an apt. housing complex and so pretty hard to find at night.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 3, 2014
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
The girl at reception is super friendly and helpful. Room is really big and nice. The hostel itself is big though. Nice breakfast and wifi. You can walk 20 minutes to the Old Town or take a tram because they are quite close. But there were just few people during my stay so hopefully they will get more busy and popular in the future.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 2, 2015
Chi Yung
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean & cheap!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
We decided to sleep in a hostel in Varsovia because the hotels were very expensive. El Hostel seemed a good option since they not only offer dorms, but also double rooms with private bathroom. It was a great deal! You can reach the hostel with tram (only 3 stops from the center) and the place is cosy and VERY CLEAN. Our double room was in fact bigger than expected (we had a double bed, a single bed and a sofa) and the bathroom has been recently renewed and it was also great. They also offer you towels and free breakfast, so it was a pretty good decision!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 6, 2014
Judit
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
great place,attention,location,service and staff
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 21, 2014
pablo
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"as good as a hostel gets"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
the staff spoke english and were very freindly and helpfull. the guest were very nice as well. the whole place was clean and beds were ok. there is one big livingroom where you can watch tv use the fast wifi etc. Im very happy with my stay
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Jun 10, 2014
nicke
IE

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Superbra hostel"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Det var mkt bra med tanke på priset. Härliga rum, trevlig personal och mysigt kök. Låg perfekt till också. Gångavstånd till allt.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Jun 23, 2015
A Traveler
SE
1.0 / 5Poor
"Basheir anmeldelse"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Jeg klart ikke å sove der hele natte
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 10, 2015
Basheir
NO
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"El Hostel: repetiría."
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Perfecto para estar 3 días en Varsovia. Limpio,con encanto y a buen precio.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 24, 2014
Eduardo
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Preiswert, gemütlich, sauber"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Im großen und ganzen sehr gut. Das Hostel ist ideal um eine ruhige Nacht nach einem langen Tag zu verbringen. Komfortable Betten und ruhige Lage. Daher nicht ganz so zentral, aber das Taxi kost fast nichts und eine Bushaltestelle hat es direkt vor dem Haus. Es wurde regelmäßig geputzt im Aufenthaltsraum steht ein Fernseher und PC mit Internet gratis zur Verfügung. Auch das WLAN ist gratis! Im Übernachtungspreis inbegriffen ist sogar das Frühstück. Leider fiel dieses immer traurig aus. Nur Toast, Salami und Scheibenkäse. Etwas Milch und Kaffee gab es noch (wenn man nicht zu spät dran war ;)) Kurz gesagt: Für einen Kurztrip mit langen Nächten und Ausschlafen ist das El Hostel ideal.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Sep 5, 2014
A Traveler
CH
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fantastisk service!!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Mycket trevlig och tillmötesgående personal.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Jul 28, 2014
PT
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Отличное расположение"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Хороший хостел. Плюсы: персонал отзывчивый и доброжелательный, рядом Старый город, остановки общественного транспорта и такси, магазины. Минусы: нет собственной парковки, плохая шумоизоляция, завтрак никакой: сыр, колбаса по одному виду, масло, джем и сухой завтрак, молоко. Для остановки на 1-3 ночи.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 7, 2014
Татьяна
RU
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 17, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 13, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jun 18, 2015
claude
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Jun 16, 2015
A Traveler
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 2, 2015
A Traveler
BE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Oct 29, 2014
Hong Ling
HK
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 24, 2014
A Traveler
PL

TripAdvisor reviews for El Hostel

Overall rating:Based on 40 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Excellent!"
03/27/15 KingaNiemczyk London, United Kingdom
Homely atmosphere and hotel-like quality! Lots of details made my 3week stay in this hostel very special, e.g. home-baked cookie, fresh apples in a living room or even a kitten. But above all, the super friendly staff!
Overall Rating
"Really cute and comfortable! "
02/23/15 PezzaG Adelaide, Australia
A street or so down one of the main roads in Warsaw you will find this cute and comfortable hostel. I stayed in a dorm of 8 but it was only me in there...bargain! The reception is open till 9pm each night and someone friendly and knowledgeable is always behind the counter. Simple breakfast provided and good bathroom etc. Large common room with tv and computer...and their little hostel cat is super friendly and sweet. Overall a good stay!!
Overall Rating
"Super stay"
02/19/15 Michael W
A perfect hideaway in a central location, El Hostel is manned (and womaned) by a bright and friendly staff. The feeling is casual but not sloppy. The room were, bright, clean and spacious. A recommended stay for young and old.
Overall Rating
"Two stays in El Hostel"
02/19/15 PWWhizzkid07032002 Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
I have twice stayed in this hostel in the past few weeks and both times have been impressed by the value for money offered and the pleasant and warm atmosphere of the rooms. Recommend the hostel to anyone looking for good value accommodation in the centre of Warsaw.
Overall Rating
"Very friendly and peaceful"
01/19/15 Lauren C Canterbury, United Kingdom
Me and a friend booked one of the private rooms for the duration of a dance festival located near by. It was a good choice in terms of price, and quiet so we were able to get our much needed sleep every night. The staff were all very accommodating, and the girl was also very chatty and friendly when we were around the communal area. They also have a really cute and playful cat who roams freely around the hostel (which i liked but some people may see this as a negative point). The decor was very cosy yet spacious, with a very lofty feel about it (even though it is not a loft). Wifi was great, really strong connection and very clean as well...i found that the cleanliness of bathrooms in warsaw, wherever i went (including public wcs) to be incredibly high for some reason! The main thing that stopped me from giving a 5 out of 5, when we first arrived (about 2 in the afternoon), there was nobody who spoke english manning the reception. There are also a couple of things to bear in mind when booking. Firstly, the breakfast was a bit disappointing (although what you may expect for the price so it's not a complaint as such as i just had my own which i put in the fridge). Also, it is a bit of a way out from the main town centre in comparison with other hotels/hostels. For us it was better as it was closer to the dance venue, and meant that it was more peaceful than somewhere in the city centre. Taxis and public transport are also incredibly cheap for getting around. Lastly, if you're not a fan of cats, i don't recommend here, as the cat is far from shy and may play with your shoelaces/try to steal your food!
Overall Rating
"Clean & cheap!"
10/13/14 judit_withouth Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra
We decided to sleep in a hostel in Varsovia because the hotels were very expensive. El Hostel seemed a good option since they not only offer dorms, but also double rooms with private bathroom. It was a great deal! You can reach the hostel with tram (only 3 stops from the center) and the place is cosy and VERY CLEAN. Our double room was in fact bigger than expected (we had a double bed, a single bed and a sofa) and the bathroom has been recently renewed and it was also great. They also offer you towels and free breakfast, so it was a pretty good decision!
Overall Rating
"Great budget option"
08/30/14 Rosie S United Kingdom
We really enjoyed our stay at El Hostel - the building is big and airy with a well equipped kitchen and nice common area. Great free breakfast and a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The staff were chatty and happy to help with any issue. Our dorm was also spacious, clean and comfy. Only criticism is that the hostel is not very central and so you end up walking a long way or having to use the bus to get anywhere. Would definitely recommend
Overall Rating
"Cheap hostel with nice rooms"
08/27/14 Sebla12 Frankfurt, Germany
I stayed in this hostel with friends for one night. The room was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The attached bathroom was also very clean. The hotel owner was helpful and you get a detailed city map at the reception. All sights and the city center are in walking distance (15-20 minutes) and a metro station is just 5 minutes away. If you arrive at the hostel by car you can park in front of the building for a small fee. If you search a cheap hostel with a good atmosphere and you have no problem not to be directly in the city center I can totally recommend this place.
Overall Rating
"Disappointment"
05/17/14 galantka101 .
The best part about this was the adjoined bathroom in our room (3 people), and the decor was cute. Apart from that, the staff couldn't advise us on any attractions. We simply asked for a recommendation for dinner, and they said to go to the main street and look. We passed the front desk a few times and weren't even acknowledged by the staff as they giggled over something on the computer (made me wonder if anyone can just go up into the rooms). And the morning of our checkout, the staff knocked on our door prior to check out time hurrying us to leave because they had to clean. Obviously you have to clean, but I paid to stay until the agreed time. So I did. Right to the last minute. Not hospitable. Apart from that, free breakfast and wifi.
Overall Rating
"Magic place in Warsaw"
12/30/13 George G Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fantastic place in the middle of the city. Full of colours and very frendly owners. Highly recommended. You have a breakfast for free, can use thebspacious cosy living room and enjoy yourself. Good value for money.
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