Almost completely destroyed after WWII, Warsaw has been re-birthed into an exciting city full of impressive architecture, culture, dining, and much more. To help you stay in the best location for your visit to this amazing and diverse city we have listed the best hostels in Warsaw for you below.
Heading to Krakow as well? Check out our list of the best hostels in Krakow.
Warsaw Downtown Hostel
Located in the Śródmieście district of Warsaw, don’t think twice about booking at Warsaw Downtown Hostel. The staff truly wants you to experience Warsaw like a local, so when you check-in they’ll give you a thorough introduction to the best sites and secrets in the area. If you decide to stay in for the night, the social atmosphere is contagious as the hostel hosts free events daily. From Polish cuisine tasting to karaoke and more, there’s always fun to be had at Warsaw Downtown Hostel.
Right next to the University of Warsaw you’ll find Fest Hostel. The owner, Marcin, loves to greet all guests and make sure they have everything they need for a perfect stay in Warsaw. Reception isn’t 24 hours though, so you’ll have to let the staff know in advance when you plan to check-in. Breakfast is included in your stay, and there is one large breakfast table, which is great for interacting with other guests. For a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the middle of the city, look no further than Fest Hostel.
Housed in a pre-war tenement house, Chillout Hostel puts you a short walk to Warsaw Central Station, the Palace of Culture and Science, and tons of different stores, but about a 20-minute metro ride to Old Town. You’ll have to climb some stairs, but once you reach reception, it’ll be totally worth it! A living room, modern kitchen, and two balconies are designed for you to socialize and meet other travelers, and each day they host a special theme night where you can do everything from cook to learn more about Polish culture. All that plus the super friendly staff definitely secures Chillout Hostel as one of the best hostels in Warsaw.
DREAM Hostel Warsaw
Welcome to the largest hostel in Warsaw. Not only is DREAM Hostel Warsaw the perfect place to meet people, but it also sits on one of the most well-known streets in the city – Krakowskie Przedmieście. Even though the hostel is large, the manager Nataliia and the staff will make sure you know you’re a valued guest. From orthopedic mattresses to an on-site bar, this renovated hostel has everything you’ve come to expect for a premium hostel stay. Their on-site bar is the best place to start and end your day, as you can grab breakfast in the morning and a seasonal cocktail in the evening. No matter the reason for your visit, a stay at DREAM Hostel Warsaw is the perfect base for all of your adventures.
Oki Doki City Hostel Warsaw
Sitting halfway between Old Town and Warsaw Central Station is the artistic Oki Doki City Hostel Warsaw. This design hostel has individually themed rooms ranging from the clouds of 7th Heaven to Santorini that provide an exciting and welcoming vibe for all guests. Morgan and Perry are the renowned leaders of activities inside and outside of the hostel to ensure you have a fun-filled time in Warsaw. Tours and pub crawls will highlight your time in the city, while you can do anything from enjoy a drink at the bar to learn how to cook pierogies inside the hostel. Also known to host artists, musicians, and other entertainers, there’s never a dull moment at Oki Doki City Hostel Warsaw.
Patchwork Warsaw Hostel
To party it up during your time in the city, Patchwork Warsaw Hostel highlights the best hostels in Warsaw. Only a minute from Pawilony, Patchwork Warsaw Hostel is surrounded by nightlife, bars, pubs, and restaurants. Guests can even party hard inside the hostel where there’s always something happening in the lobby, and events are a regular happening at their bar downstairs which serves some of the best local beers and Polish vodka you’ll find. The only downside is the rooms are a bit short on power outlets, so you may want to bring your own power strip, but other than that, the staff at Patchwork Warsaw Hostel will make sure you have the time of your life.
Only 50 meters from the Old Town Square, its location alone makes Kanonia Hostel one of the best hostels in Warsaw. You’ll be just moments away from anything you could want to see and do in Warsaw, but the square also quiets down at night so you can get a restful sleep. You’ll get your cardio in with the steps you’ll have to climb, but the wonderful charm of Kanonia Hostel will be apparent from the moment you step foot in the door. The rooms are stylishly decorated and make for a great accommodation whether you’re looking for a short-term or long-term stay. For a homey feel in a perfect location, Kanonia Hostel is the place for you.
To stay in the trendiest district in Warsaw, book a room at Moon Hostel. Only 50 meters from Nowy Świat Street, Moon Hostel is only steps away from some of the best shopping, culture, and dining in the city. Rooms are brightly decorated and equipped with LCD TVs for your convenience. The walls are a little thin though, so make sure to bring earplugs if you’re a light sleeper. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal in Warsaw, and with hotel-quality rooms, Moon Hostel makes an excellent choice for your time in Poland’s capital.
New World St. Hostel
New World St. Hostel is continually named one of the best hostels in Warsaw for shopaholics, because it’s right on the renowned shopping street Nowy Świat. Housed on the top floor of a historic building, not only will you enjoy easy access to your favorite stores, but you’ll also be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. New World St. Hostel tries to give you many creature comforts of home, offering tasty waffles for breakfast and Polish beer. The cozy vibes at New World St. Hostel will make you want to come back over and over.
A stay at Tatamka Hostel gives you the best of both worlds – easy access to the best sites in the city and a relaxing place to come back to at night. Just around the corner from Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat, almost everything you’ll want to see and do will be in walking distance. When you return after a day of exploring, there’s no better place to chill out than in their interior garden. The garden is always buzzing in the summer when you can take advantage of everything from the BBQ area to meeting amazing people from around the world. For a unique and special stay in the heart of Warsaw, Tatamka Hostel has your name written all over it.
And there you have the best hostels in Warsaw :) Each special and unique in its own way, one of them will be the perfect fit for your time in Warsaw.
This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. If you own a hostel in Warsaw, Poland that you would like to add to this list, email us at contact(at)roadaffair(dot)com with the subject: Best Hostels in Warsaw.