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The Ginger Monkey

294 Zdiar, High Tatras, Slovakia


The Ginger Monkey Hostel has been set up by a couple of backpackers, in the beautiful village of Zdiar in the High Tatras Mountains, of Slovakia. Our charge includes everything, there are no other hidden costs, the breakfast and all day tea / coffee is included and we pay the local city tax. The Hostel is cosy, friendly and feels like a home away from home, it is quite small and so quite sociable. We have various dorms,and a large shared kitchen and lounge. It is a traditional building with all the comforts you have come to expect. Locally there are a plethora of activities, in the winter there is skiing / snowboarding within walking distance, ice hockey, trekking, caving, walking our dog 'wally' and in the summer there is even more trekking, paint balling, cycling, climbing, skydivng and loads more. If this sounds to energetic you can simply chill out in the lounge read a book or gaze at the mountains whilst drinking tea. We have restaurants and bars close by so you can get your Slovakian food and beer fix no problem, at a very reasonable price.Continuing on from Poprad gives you loads of choices for destinations as you can catch a train directly to Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Kosice (and then Krakow), and Munich. We have traveled around these places and can offer information advice and timetables for any onward journeys.If we are full we now have a second hostel called 'The Moose Hoose' which is just 50 minutes away in the beautiful town Stara Lubovna, it is tucked away neatly in the country side offering walking trails, hiking, local rafting trips, nightly fires / bbq's, mini olympics, 'Moose Hoose has Talent', and plenty more to keep you occupied for days.


  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel Desk



Traveler Reviews

“Gorgeous , cozy and charming hostel in a sleepy little disney-esque Slovak village”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on October 15, 2019

What a gorgeous , cozy and charming hostel in a sleepy little disney-esque Slovak village with so many hikes of all kinds of difficulties around. The breakfast was great ,wally the dog is the star...

“A fantastic hostel”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on July 20, 2019

My stay at ginger monkey was amazing, I absolutely love this hostel. I ended up extending my stay because zdiar is gorgeous and has the coolest mountain views I’ve ever experienced. I also felt very...

“A very pleasant surprise in a small ski Village of Zdiar in the High Tatras”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 03, 2019

Zdiar was easy to get to from Fuzesabony in Hungary up to Poprad at the foothills of the Tatras in Slovakia, by interconnecting trains...about a 4 hour trip all up. Poprad was a beautiful town and...


If your coming from Krakow, it is best to get a train or bus to Zakopane. From here you can catch a bus direct to our village Zdiar. The bus company is called Strama Bus and leaves twice a day at 9.17 and 3.17, it takes abut an hour to get us and is heading for Poprad. The other option is to get a minibus which leave directly opposite the bus station and go to the border Lysa Polana, when you get there cross the border by foot and catch the next bus heading towards Poprad. It will go past Zdiar, and takes about 20 minutes. When you see the first petrol station get off and head for the church entrance, you will see us about 30 meters away. Buses to Lysa Polana from Zakopane leave around every 40 minutes.From Poprad catch a bus at the main bus station which is next to the train station. The service to Zdiar leaves from platforms 4 and 5 heading towards Lysa Polana which is the Polish border town. In Zdiar look for the road sign for the petrol station (500 meters) and get off at the next bus stop. Then walk to the petrol station and then to the church where you will find the hostel.


24 hours cancellation.

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