Grab a coffee, sit back and get ready to discover the 3 best hostels in Warsaw, Poland. It is time to discover Poland. And that means, you need the insider guide to the coolest hostels in Warsaw; hurray!
This sprawling capital reflects the cities long, turbulent history. There is a ton to explore and plenty of things to do in Warsaw!
As always, we’ve spent time with our research.
We at Hostelgeeks strive to deliver only amazing hostels that will suit a wide range of travellers.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Warsaw.
Have you had a gander at all of our 5 Star Hostels across the world?
We’re proud to offer up our chosen best hostels in Warsaw. And the best party hostel in Warsaw!
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Near Krakow, you will find the 5 Star Hostel in Prague, Mosaic House.
Also, we wrote a guide with the best hostels in Krakow.
A Quick Intro to the 3 Best Hostels in Warsaw
Whether you’re travelling solo for the first time, or on a weekend away with your companion – we’ve got you covered.
Without further ado, set those horses free!
The 3 best hostels in Warsaw are:
1. Vava Hostel (should be called Vava ‘home’)
Your stay at Vava Hostel kicks off with a mystery welcome gift. How cute is that?!
The atmospheric interior will surely intrigue you, too.
Check out the exposed red brick walls and reprints of works by artists from the Polish School of Poster era.
Mixed dorms and private rooms are available.
Depending on which room you choose, depends on whether you have a private or shared bathroom.
Linen and towels are included in all rooms – yippee!
What else is there to entice you…?
- 24-hour reception
- Your own locker w/ key
- Small library
- Public computers
The kitchen is the heart of Vava hostel. It’s seriously roomy and the lovely, long table creates a sociable eating space.
In the lounge area, you’ll find a TV, magazines and a coffee machine.
The lounge and kitchen are actually a shared space, so it’s certainly the place to go to meet new people.
Dorota and Kasia, the owners of Vava, came together to create a hostel after travelling extensively. They, along with the rest of the staff, are always on hand to help you!
Tram, bus and metro are right on the doorstep. The Old Town is a mere 10-minute walk.
Vava Hostel is the best hostel in Warsaw for:
- Solo travellers
2. Chillout Hostel (spot on relaxed vibes)
Welcome to the bright, spacious and minimalist accommodation that is Chillout Hostel.
This hostel is constantly changing to meet the expectations of its guests. But as a standard, Chillout is relaxed, welcoming and suitable for all types of adventurers.
The rooms include mixed and female-only dorms, private rooms and even an apartment room.
There are private and mixed bathrooms, plus balconies in selected rooms.
Linen is provided, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the building. Great!
More things to get excited about:
- Lockers in each room
- 24-hour reception
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Striking Polish hospitality
Onward travel support includes free printouts of your boarding pass and that sigh-of-relief luggage storage.
Curl up on the comfy sofas in the common room with a tea or coffee. Heck, why not have both, they’re free!
Note: continental breakfast is available for an extra fee.
This antique tenement house is 10-minutes from the Central Station. The Old Town is 20-minutes by foot.
Popular bars, clubs and cafes are just a step away.
Chillout Hostel is the best hostel in Warsaw for:
- Social Butterflies
3. DREAM Hostel Warsaw (crisp, clean spaces)
Looking for a large, central and almost brand-new hostel? Then you’ll love DREAM Hostel Warsaw.
This is the coolest hostel in Warsaw we would pick!
The remodelling of ventilation, sound-proofing and a lift compliments the stylish interior design.
Have a look at the pictures to see what we mean!
Dorm rooms come with 4-8 beds, including a female-only dorm. Private rooms come with 2-beds and a private bathroom.
All rooms have:
- Orthopaedic beds w/ linen
- Individual lamp, curtain + sockets
There’s a bar in the common room serving breakfast (extra fee) and drinks in the evening.
You’ll also find games in the lounge space, as well as quirky quotes dotted around.
Ask the staff about upcoming activities. There is usually always something happening here!
It’s also possible to arrange tours with DREAM Hostel.
Perhaps you want to take a day trip to famous Auschwitz? Or prefer something a bit more off the beaten track? Ask at the reception!
The Old Town Market is just a 2-minute walk from DREAM. Many of the historical monuments are right on your doorstep.
DREAM Hostel Warsaw is the best hostel in Warsaw for:
- Female-solo travellers
- Small groups
What about the Best Party Hostels in Warsaw?
So you’re after a cosy hostel with a sociable, party vibe? Look no further!
We found something just for you: Oki Doki Hostel Warsaw.
This party hostel is in a lazy location; in the middle of everything you want.
Drinking is allowed in the social spaces, including the in-house bar (just not in the bedrooms).
Grab a beer during Happy Hour for just over 1 EURO!
Many activities are on offer each day, including pub crawls, tours, cooking classes and more.
The staff is young and enthusiastic. They know a lot about the history of Warsaw, and all the best party places in town.
Any Discounts or Promo Codes?
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts or Promo Codes for hostels in Warsaw. We are always on the hunt for promo codes for Dream hostel, Chill Out Hostel and the other cool hostels in Warsaw.
Subscribe to our newsletter. Here we share our newest promo codes for hostels and hotels in Warsaw first.
You can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb here.
Handy Map of all Best Hostels in Warsaw Locations + Sights
Right then, I suppose you’re eager to get going?
Just one more thing: a handy, useful map including hostel locations and cool sights in Warsaw.
We always feel better prepared when we’ve got our bearings of the city were about to visit.
Keen to explore and join some activities? Great!
Our top recommendations are:
- Join a classic pub crawl w/ free drinks
- Prepare for an epic ultimate all day tour of Warsaw
- Alternatively, tour the city with a 3-hour guided cycle trip
There is actually lots to see in the city, believe us!
It might be best to buy a bus ticket and hop-on hop-off as you please.
Flights to Warsaw?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Europe including Warsaw, Prague and more. This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Over to you
So by now, we hope you’re feeling prepared for your trip to Poland.
You’ve got a list of the best hostels in Warsaw, plus great ideas for things to do in Warsaw.
Oh, and of course a great party hostel recommendation.
Remember, we have also compiled the 3 best hostels in Krakow.
Do you have any questions or queries?
Please, please take the time to drop us a comment below. We value your feedback and it helps us to continuously improve.
Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
As always, we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries