Overview of Hostel
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 price 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
For almost all of your bus and train times you can use the website WWW.CP.SK. Our stop is called Zdiar Tatra.
FROM KRAKOW: first catch a bus from the main bus station to Zakopane. From here minibuses leave from directly opposite Zakopane bus station and go to the Polish/Slovak border Lysa Polana. The minibuses will be marked Polana Polencia or Morskie Oko. When you get to Lysa Polana cross the border (you'll see the bridge) by foot and catch the next bus heading towards Poprad. After about 20 minutes on this bus you will reach Zdiar. Between June and October there are direct buses from Zakopane to Zdiar.
When you see the first petrol station get off, walk back towards the petrol station and head for the church entrance. You will see us about 30 meters away.
ALTERNATIVELY: there is a Leo Express bus that leaves from both Krakow bus station and Krakow airport our local bus stop.You'll need to book the Leo Express bus in advance via their website.
FROM VIENNA, BRATISLAVA or PRAGUE: first catch a train to Poprad-Tatry station.
FROM BUDAPEST: the easiest way to get to us is to take a train from Budapest-Keleti station to Košice. From Košice there are regular trains to Poprad-Tatry station.
There are also some bus services from Budapest Nepliget to Poprad. For this you'd have to change buses at Ruzomberok. Beware of the night bus as you'll be waiting around in Ruzomberok for the connecting bus for a few hours at night.
FROM POPRAD: catch a bus at the main bus station which is next to the train station. The service to Zdiar leaves from platform 5 and may be marked Zdiar, Lysa Polana or Tat. Javorina.
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..
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