Hostel Helvetia is one of the first hostels in Warsaw.
We opened its door in July 2005. Since then we have entertained heaps of backpackers from all over the world. We know that among the things they value are our comfortable beds in our private rooms, as well as in dorms, clean bathrooms, wooden floor, Piotr's pictures and the common kitchen, where many culinary pieces of art and friendships were made.
The owners are travelers themselves. Both born in Warsaw, Gosia is a writer and Piotr is a photographer. When you enter the hostel, you will be immediately taken to their trips through the picks, words and stories.
Our hostel is situated in the city centre in a quiet Sewerynow Street. You will find the beating heart of Warsaw night-life with clubs, bars, cafes and theaters right behind the corner.
We are a cozy, home-like place which for years has been chosen and highly rated by:
single travelers, female backpackers, bikers, couples, family with kids, the young ones and those who are young at heart. At our hostel everyone just can feel good.
We are waiting for you to bring us your story.
See you in Warsaw!
Here is what we offer:
basic breakfast included in a price and served from 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM
It consists of: milk, musli, cereals, butter, bread, rolls, jam, tea and coffee.
You can upgrade it to a full meat or vege breakfast for only 10 PLN
spacious lockers, a socket and a night lamp are assigned to every bed in dormitories, We take a 20 PLN (5 EUR) deposit for the key to the locker, which we return at the check-out.
fully equipped kitchen and a common area wit TV and collection of dvds
free luggage storage, safe
24 hour reception with amazing, passionate staff speaking Polish, English, Russian, Ukrainian and some other languges. They are ready to help you to guide you to unexplored places in Warsaw, to show where you can eat the tastiest 'pierogi' and have the best local beer.
For those, who search for a little bit higher hostel standard we recommend Helvetia Plus - our second part of the hostel.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
FROM THE CHOPIN AIRPORT
Take 175 bus to UNIWERSYTET 02
When you get off the bus, turn around and go towards the Monument of Copernicus. Before you reach it, turn left by KFC and go down Oboźna St. Turn right at the the third tiny junction into a quiet Sewerynow St. Walk down it. After several steps you will see Hostel Helvetia's sign on your right (it's about 500 meters in total). You will reach Hostel Helvetia part, where reception is located.
FROM THE CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION
Take 175 bus (the bus stop is next to the Marriott Hotel). For details see above.
FROM ZACHODNI RAILWAY/BUS STATION
Take 158 bus to the Central Railway Station
Then follow the directions from above.
Couple of tips:
The best way to buy a ticket is to find a ticket machine.
You can also buy it at newsagents', usually situated near the bus stops. Ask for a single fare ticket (bilet jednorazowy), which entitles to a journey on one vehicle. Don't forget to validate it on a bus.
Do not take 'no-name' taxis that haven't got the word 'Taxi' in their logo. Take only these ones which have also the name of a company, for example:
Elle Taxi (+48 22 811 11 11),
Korpo Taxi (+48 22 561 91 00)
Sawa Taxi (+48 22 644 44 44)
If you arrive by car, you can park it in the street in front of the Hostel. Pay in the parking meters from Monday untill Friday between 8am and 6pm (around 3 PLN/hour)
The nearest guarded parking is located behind our building (in front of The 'Polski' Theatre) – 98 PLN/day
You can easily get to The Old Town or Nowy Swiat Str. We are in walking distance to:
- Royal Palace-10 min
- Copernicus Science Centre-4 min
- National Stadium-25 min
- Central Railway Station-25 min
- Garden on the roof of Library of Warsaw University-5 min
- Holy Cross Church (with Chopin's heart)-3 min
- Fryderyk Chopin's museum-3 min
- Campus of Warsaw University-2 min
- National Gallery-10 min - and many more..