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“Smelly”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Wilson Hostel

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Wilson Hostel
Ranked #142 of 273 Speciality Lodging in Warsaw
Beijing, China
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Smelly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

I can't speak for other rooms, but the eight-capsule dorm isn't great. The beds are uncomfortable and the bathroom smells so bad it made me gag. The staff were nice, though, and the pierogi from the bar downstairs was good. The location isn't great if you like walking everywhere, but for metro stations, it's fine. Security is also very good - key card for the outer door, inner door and actual dorms, plus lockers in the rooms. Unfortunately, it's the bathrooms that lets this place down.

Room Tip: The capsules are very private, with a plug socket and light. Not very comfortable, though.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Byblos, Mont-Liban, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

I stayed one night at the Wilson Hostel in middle of December 2012, we were three they gave us a room for 6 (because low season i think), the room was well heated, the private bathroom was clean, hot water was available and free internet available too. Staff is very nice, helpful and welcoming. Also a water dispenser available for free for the guests and they served us a small nice breakfast! Highly recommend it!
PS: the neighbourhood is really nice and it's not that far from the city center.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

The hostel was friendly, clean and had a good atmosphere. My room (I stayed in a pod) was very clean, comfortable and perfect for what I paid and what I needed for my stay. There were also lockers in the rooms to stow your bits during your stay. The hostel was in a great location, the church near by set a landmark to be able to find the hostel easily. The metro was very near by as was late opening restaurants, delicatesy and a book shop. I felt that it was great value and couldn't fault it.

Room Tip: The pods are interesting and worth ago, they give a little bit of privacy also in a shared room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Thank turnheath
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York, England
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

We travelled as a group of 4 friends. We booked this hostel a year in advance as we wanted to be in Poland for the start of the Euro 2012 football tournament. The booking was for the room with sleepimg capsules for 4 people with a private bathroom and breakfast.
A year later we arrived only to be told that the room with the sleeping capsules was for 8 people and not available, and that we would have to pay extra for a private dorm. We paid the extra amount thinking that as it was the start of a major football tournament that finding other accomodation would be difficult. However we were the only ones staying here. During check in the receptionist (who I must say was helpful) confirmed that breakfast was included in the price. The next morning there were no members of staff to be seen. When we did find someone we were told that there wasn't anybody available to make the breakfast. We let this go as we had better things to do that day. Upon returning to the hostel that evening we spoke to the same man that had checked us in the day before about the missing breakfast. He then said that breakfast was not included in the price that we had paid. He said that the hostel had updated their websiite (after we had booked a year ago) to reflect this. To settle this arguement I had to load up the hostels website on my mobile phone and show him that they were still advertising that breakfast was included. Sorry for the ramblings!
This hostel is in a good location, literally a 5 minute or less walk to the metro.
The rooms were not very clean and everyday we had to shower in cold water. The wi-fi also had a very poor connection and we had to keep asking at the bar for the router to be reset.
Overall in Warsaw we had a great time and didn't let the issues with the hostel spoil our trip.
This is not the worst place that I have stayed in but by no means was it anywhere near the best. Although it was cheap we felt misled by the description of the hostel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Halius
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london
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

GOD< GOD< GOD.I stayed there as my usuall hotel was fully booked.The place is dirty, I slept in my clothes.I washed my hair under the tap as it was scarry to take a shower at that place.The smell inside was horrible and the guy from the reception was definitely under the drugs talking to me like...yes, because you leave our please very early waht is suspicious..????this is not your business by the way.

DO not stay there if you don't wanna catch chlamydia or symilar things.

Nightmare !

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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3 Thank Emma W
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Lubbock, Texas
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121 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

This was an interesting place to stay. It's out of the way but in a very nice neighborhood. The quality of the staff varied a lot. We had one person who was lovely and helpful and one person who couldn't be bothered to get up.

Room Tip: Our rooms were all very nice.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Dustytexas
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Asserac, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

very nice place to stay for the price. i was not expecting much but when i got here i was pleased i had booked to stay here. very nice and cosy.
i stayed in the pods not in a single room even then i had a very nice sleep here. even better than in many other places i have slept in.
very nice well worth it if you are coming to Warsaw.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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1 Thank boofhead_1984
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Property: Wilson Hostel
Address: ul. Alojzego Felinskiego 37, Warsaw 01-569, Poland
Region: Poland > Central Poland > Mazovia Province > Warsaw
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #142 of 273 Speciality Lodging in Warsaw
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Wilson Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wilson Hostel is the first eco-hostel in Poland. Water and rooms are heated with solar panels and we installed water-saving systems. Of course, all waste is separated. In addition, the air in the building is continuously cleaned by a green wall of plants. Wilson Hostel is situated in a unique district of Warsaw - Żoliborz, on Plac Wilsona (Wilson's Square) not far from the metro station of the same name. ... more   less 
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