Hostel Oki Doki Warsaw
Update – please note that are 2 OKI Doki Hostels in Warsaw; a newly hostel opened in Old Town.
Warsaw is a big city so I wanted to book hostel located in the city center, close to the main touristic sites is highly recommended. The good thing about Warsaw is that the infrastructure (metro and trams) is excellent so as long as you pick a hostel close to a metro station or tram everything will become more easier in terms of traveling and discovering Warsaw.
Location : Plac (Square) Dabrowskiego 3, Corner of Marszalkowska and Swietokrzyska, Warsaw. It can be easily found. It’s the street in front of the Palace of Culture and on the corner there are 2 rival kebab places. The closest metro station is Swietokrzyska.
How to get to Oki Doki Warsaw
From Warszawa Central Station – if you don’t have too many luggages you can walk; it’s less than 15 minutes walking an only 1,4km away. Just head towards the Palace of Kultur and pass the park.
From Chopin Airport Warsaw.
The cheapest way is via bus. Bus no 175 takes you from Warsaw Airport to downtown in less than 25 minutes. I have been travelled twice to Warsaw so far and never encounter traffic. You can find the 175 bus timetable in Warsaw here.
One way bus ticket costs 3,4 zlots (0,8 Euro). There are vending machines outside the airport terminal but last time it was not possible to pay with the credit card but only with coins. So best way is to buy the tickets from inside the airport (just before exist on the left side there is the ticket desk
20 minute ticket valid for unlimited journeys up to 20 minutes after deletion NOTE! The ticket does not apply to “L” line buses.
Atmosphere: Fun, fun, fun. A great place where to meet awesome buddies. Of course, this hotel has a bar located on the second floor. Cheap beer and the party can begin till morning! Happy hour is between 7-8; so the beer is even cheaper. There is a kebab next to the hostel and you can go even in your slippers. Refill and then start again with the beers. The atmosphere can be a little in Spanish; Warsaw is an Erasmus Mecca for the Spanish students. So the place can be full with noisy Spaniards. Not sure in the future because they just cut the Erasmus budget in Spain by 60%!
Cleanliness & Rooms : Room is simple but had everything needed ( lockers being large enough for a big back pack). Shower and toilets were clean.
Security : Nothing to worry about with the lockers located in your own room.
Services and prices: Staff is amazing! Very helpful and anything you ask they have an answer for it! Breakfast is not included; although we can buy it for 3-4 euro. Quite expensive; if not you can have your own food in the kitchen upstairs.
I booked a bed in the 6 bed dormitory, but I ended up in the 4 bed dormitory for the same price which was 10 euro per night. If you want a private room you can book it for about 20 euro per night.
Recommend it : 9,5/10.