We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not a hotel, but a student hostel”
Review of Sokrates Hotel

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Sokrates Hotel
Ranked #117 of 123 Hotels in Warsaw
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
52 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Not a hotel, but a student hostel”
Reviewed 9 June 2007

Someone from the office didn't like me and booked me into this place for 2 weeks on a business trip. OK, it was near the office but far from downtown and everything else.

The Sokrates hotel is not a hotel but a student hostel...from the communist days! The furnishing in the room hasn't changed since 1973 except that the room has been cleaned. You got to have a look at the toilet flush - I haven't seen such a device since bell-bottoms were in fashion.

The rate was not cheap for such a place, and I could stay in a real 3-star hotel like Ibis for the same price.

Breakfast is served on a plate and you help yourself to the bread, coffee and tea on a counter (no cream or milk provided). The food on the plate is the SAME everyday.

There's a "business centre" on the ground floor with internet connection for 3 users. I had the misfortune of staying in the "hotel" with a group of foreign exchange students who hogged the 3 internet cables. They were reading the news, chatting with friends and making internet calls all day, everyday. It was worse during my second week there when 2 of the internet connections were out of order.

If you want to experience life in the Communist Poland days, go and stay at the Sokrates.

  • Liked — Check out
  • Disliked — Where do I begin...
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
10 Thank doofygilmore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

9 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    0
    1
    1
    4
    3
See reviews for
1
Couples
0
3
6
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Warsaw hotels
Hotel Barnabitow
#58 of 123 in Warsaw
4.0 of 5 bubbles 63 reviews
Airport Hotel Okecie
#22 of 123 in Warsaw
4.0 of 5 bubbles 464 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Śródmieście Południowe
Novotel Warszawa Centrum
Śródmieście Południowe
H15 Boutique
H15 Boutique
#1 of 123 in Warsaw
4.5 of 5 bubbles 634 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sokrates Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sokrates Hotel

Property: Sokrates Hotel
Address: ul. Smyczkowa 9, Warsaw 02-678, Poland
Region: Poland > Central Poland > Mazovia Province > Warsaw
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 123 Hotels in Warsaw
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 40

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing