£20 a night, absolute rip off in my opinion.
We'll start with the location, approximately 15/20 minutes walking distance from Warsaw Central station, surrounded by shops and bars, as well as housing for some rather undesirable types. The hostel is located down a busy side street, isn't particularly easy to find. If you come across a chicken takeaway, look over the road, it's there. There is a sign hanging off the building but isn't easily recognizable. First impressions, ever been to prison before? Me neither, but this is what it looked, and felt like. There was no clue as to how to get in, and if it wasn't for the owner (I assume Emma?) popping over the road i'm fairly sure we'd be out there for quite some time. All the while, we had what seemed to be the local alcoholic community eyeing us up which wasn't very pleasant.
We were shown inside, provided with our room key which was for a room named Angela, and sent on our merry way upstairs to the top floor (no lift), sound in the knowledge the promised WIFI wasn't working in the hostel, but it was in the communal area, ie, the kitchen. Our room, Angela, was a disgrace. It resembled something you'd find at your grandparents house that time had forgotten. Quick pointer, the photos you seen on the internet are blatantly nothing to do with this property, apart from the one of the two sinks, that's actually there. Two single beds, made from the finest wood, had the thinnest mattresses on, and were so well made that if you dared to turn over or even so much as breathe, the frame would creak and shake around violently, I genuinely believed I would awaken the next morning on the floor in a pile of wood and dust. That would be if I actually got any sleep, of course. In room amenities were plentyful. Two wall mounted lamps, one broken, a wardrobe fresh from the Narnia films and a window that barely opened, and did so, straight out onto a courtyard with said resident drunks. The noise was unbearable and little sleep was had, which was sad as we had a full day of travelling the next day.
The communal area/kitchen was tiny, not particularly clean, and I'm sure was shared with someone who lived there. My friend and I were happily tucking into our Subway sandwiches (round the corner from the hostel) when a family of four barged in and began frying up eggs. The tables and chairs provided quite frankly had seen better days and again, fully anticipated finishing my nutritious meal on the floor with the resident dog. Who enjoyed trying to sit on your lap, Only while you were eating though, every other time, you were just another guest. Poor customer service from the dog there...
Bathrooms were a giggle, a folding wooden door with a handily placed crease in the middle which you could see straight into, so no privacy there whilst going about your business. Refused to use the showers, no toiletries provided even if I did. Looked dirty and poorly maintained.
Quite frankly this place depressed me and I'm bored trying to write up about it, however I feel you, the paying guest, deserves to know that this place should be avoided at all costs, especially when you consider for only a fraction more money, you could be enjoying the relative luxury of one of the nearby hotels, which include a toilet you can't see your friend doing his business in.
Warsaw however, was beautiful!
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