Warsaw offers plenty of affordable accommodation options. Here are the top Warsaw hostels you should book when traveling on a budget.
Warsaw Downtown Hostel
Located in the southern part of the central Śródmieście district, this is one of Warsaw’s most popular hostels. It offers a variety of clean, modern rooms and dorms (including a female-only dorm) spread over three floors of a newly renovated building. You will be encouraged to take part in daily events organised by the hostel such as karaoke nights, Polish beer tasting or city tours, which is a great way to explore the capital and meet other travellers.
Notable for its colourful, contemporary interior and international vibe, the Patchwork Warsaw Design Hostel is surrounded by clubs, bars and restaurants (such as the Mąka i Woda pizzeria or the Niebo nightclub). It offers six, eight and ten-person dormitories, twins, doubles and a spacious common room with a TV and video games.
Conveniently located within a five-minute walking distance from Warsaw’s Central Railway Station, the Witt Hostel occupies the first floor of a 19th-century building, which was featured in Roman Polański’s Oscar-winning movie The Pianist. You can choose to stay either in dorms or private rooms, and you’ll also have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen and a living room with TV, DVD player and board games. You’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants in the area, including an Indian restaurant, Mandala, and many other options on the nearby Poznańska Street such as Beirut, Kraken or Tel Aviv (which are very popular among the locals, too).
The massive 140-bed Oki Doki features cosy individually designed rooms and dorms (themes include a communist-style room, seventh heaven and house of birch) and an on-site bar. The hostel also offers plenty of activities such as pub crawls, city tours and cooking classes. It’s located between two parks – Świętokrzyski and Ogród Saski, while the historic Old Town is 20 minutes away.
To explore Warsaw’s rapidly changing Praga district (on the east bank of the Vistula River), stay at Hostel Krokodyl. It will take you approximately 20 minutes by public transport to get to Warsaw’s Old Town from here, and it’s a great place to discover the city’s alternative nightlife and art scene.
Planet Hostel is also great value for money. Housed on the first floor of a prewar building and a 15-minute walk away from Warsaw’s most beautiful park Łazienki, its newly renovated rooms are modern, bright and comfortable. There is also a TV lounge and a spacious kitchen with a dedicated dining space.
Away from the bustle of the city centre, Adventura Hostel is located in the residential district of Saska Kępa. Each room follows a different theme (such as mountains, ocean, countryside or forest), and the kitchen shelves are filled with numerous cookbooks. After a long day of sightseeing, you can relax in a backyard garden or enjoy city views from the third floor terrace.
Operating since 2005, Hostel Helvetia is situated close to Nowy Świat – one of Warsaw’s most beautiful streets and part of the Royal Route that connects the Old Town and the royal residence of Wilanów. You can choose from a range of dorms, private rooms with en-suite bathrooms and premium rooms, called Helvetia Plus, located three minutes away from the hostel.
Located in close proximity to Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin Museum and the Copernicus Science Centre, Tatamka boasts spacious modern rooms, a communal kitchen offering complimentary tea and coffee and a summer garden complete with sunbeds and a barbeque area.