Warsaw Wonderland: An Extraordinary Hostel in Poland’s Capital

[ 0 ] December 17, 2013 |

In the heart of Warsaw, just a short walk from the city’s historic center, or Old Town – a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site – lies what is arguably the most unique hostel in the city. It’s nestled in by many avenues of public transport, including the Central Railway Station,

This year, Oki Doki Hostel became a member of Europe’s Famous Hostels Network, celebrated for an individualistic strategy and personal touch that orchestrate a very memorable stay. This hostel certainly caters to those with an appreciation for artistic design, displaying a creative assortment of rooms, of which no two are alike.

The vibe is youthful and playful, without undermining the historic importance that is so iconic of Poland’s capital. The common areas include a lounge and recreational area with satellite television, where travelers can swap stories and wind down after a long day of sightseeing, as well as use the computer or free Wi-Fi to check in with family and friends. A gift shop includes travel guides and a variety of basic-need items  for trekkers; you can even purchase public transport tickets on site before venturing into the city.

Rather than being assigned a room number, each room has a title that matches its creative design, which were dreamed up by local artists and interior decorators. This includes single, double and triple rooms, as well as four, six or eight bed dormitories for pack travelers. “The House of Vincent” is a double room with a private bathroom, decorated in the colors and style of painter Vincent Van Gogh, by a local artist. By contrast, “Santorini” is an eight-bed dormitory colored in blue and white, with shutters and light touches that deliver an airy, coastal ambiance, and designed simply to accommodate groups comfortably. For the history buffs, “The House of Communism” is a six-bed dormitory with a nod to Poland’s communist history. Doors and walls are all soundproofed to insure the privacy, comfort and restfulness of all who stay in this hostel.

All rooms are available to view on Oki Doki’s website, allowing travelers to select a room that caters to their tastes, or select a room at random for a unique surprise. Each room displays the artistic flair and color that is iconic to modern European design, and promises a personal and memorable stay in this distinctive hostel. Hostel Oki Doki is reasonably priced, with single, double and triple rooms ranging from about 30-45 euro per night, with a complimentary breakfast. Rates per bed for varied dormitory-style rooms range from 8-20 euro without breakfast.

Travelers have access to a kitchen with utensils and some appliances for self-service, including free tea and coffee, and can purchase breakfast in the morning for about 3 or 4 euros. Discounts are available for student travelers as well. Oki Doki’s safety features are high for a hostel of this type, including an up-to-date automatic fire protection system, safes and lockers available to all guests, and cameras monitoring the outside and access areas.

Travelers searching for lodging that is unique, creative and iconic to the colorful and playful style of modern-European design need look no further than Hostel Oki Doki in Warsaw’s city center. This hostel is inviting and warm, and will provide a memorable and comfortable stay to all guests. Its helpful and enthusiastic staff reflect the spirited design of the hotel, and mirror the energy of Poland’s largest and liveliest city. The spacious common areas encourage travelers to interact, and foster a sense of camaraderie for travelers of all ages and backgrounds. The eclectic design of its varied rooms facilitates a sensory experience that can only be described as staying in a Warsaw Wonderland.

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Category: Europe, Poland, Sage Content, Warsaw

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Monica Kozaczka is a human resources professional with a strong sense of wanderlust that has led her to travel as often as possible. She loves to find unique delights off the beaten path, and her favorite part of traveling is experiencing the culture - especially the cuisine - and learning the language. Her love of writing and photography has led her to share her experiences with others in the hope of inspiring them to do the same.

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