Hostel Helvetia is situated in a quiet Sewerynow Street, but you will find the beating heart of Warsaw night-life with clubs, bars, cafes and theaters right behind the corner.
Basic breakfast is served from 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM in our common room.
Basic version (included in price) includes: milk, musli, cereals, butter, bread, rolls, jam, tea and coffee.
If you like, you can upgrade it for full breakfast: basic breakfast, a glass of orange juice, and one of three sets: “meat plate”, “cheese plate” or “mixed plate”, all served with a portion of seasonal vegetables.
You can buy it for 10 pln at any time of the day at the reception. Nice company for free :).
You can choose to stay in a dorm, in a private room with shared bathroom or in a private room en-suite. Are you a traveling family? Choose family room, where you will have plenty of space to stretch your legs after a long journey.
If you choose to stay in a dormitory, spacious lockers are for your disposal. We take a 20 PLN (5 EUR) deposit for the key to the locker, which we return at the check-out.
A socket and a night lamp are assigned to every bed.
Free Wi-Fi is provided.
You can also benefit from the free luggage storage, safe, cheap laundry facilities.
A shared kitchen in our common room is open till late evening hours. There are induction cookers, pots, plates and spatulas.
If you prefer to stay indoors for the whole day, feel free to read our books, watch TV or movies which you can rent, or use Play Station 2, for which you have to ask at the reception.
The front desk staff is at your disposal 24 hours a day. They are all students speaking Polish, English, Russian, Ukrainian and a little bit of German. They are ready to help you to guide you to great places in Warsaw, to show where you can eat the tastiest 'pierogi' ever, to share their knowledge and passion of Warsaw. They are young and all in love with the busy life of our city.
The owners are travellers 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.
What you can expect to find:
-Free basic breakfast, which you can upgrade for several zlotych ,
-Every room has different design,
-Cheap internet for those who left their laptops home,
-24 hour reception that gives honest insider information,
-Good atmosphere and friendly faces,
Dear Friends, if you are looking for loud parties, ikea style, or hotel experience – we honestly admit – other places will suit you better.
For those, who search for a little bit higher hostel standard we recommend Helvetia Plus - our second part of the hostel.
See you in Warsaw!
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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..