I recently stayed in the Hostel Famil in the Kociewien capital city of Starogard Gdański. Hostel Famil opened in 2017 and is the first hostel in the city, and as of 2018 it’s the only hostel. It’s a beautiful city ranked with Włocławek and Zamość as one of three Polish lesser known cities you need to backpack in.
I had been here before in perky Starogard Gdański. This time, i was visiting the city again to support my Polish football team of choice, Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański. Surprisingly they made it into the last 32 of the Polish Cup this season. A huge achievement from such a small club, although in fairness I did visit Nieciecza in 2017 and witnessed how a village of 750 people had a team in the Polish top flight!! In fact, Klub Piłkarski Starogard Gdański should be a big fish. Football aside, I was here as a backpacker and loved the Hostel Famil.
Having previously stayed in hotels, Couchsurfing and with Monika in the Kociewie region, this time I opted for a hostel. I was always staying in hostels as a backpacker. This place was perfect and should be your hostel of choice in Starogard Gdański. Here are 6 reasons to stay here.
Situated just a few minutes walk from the main old town square (Stary Rynek), Hostel Famil is central to all the main sights. I covered the sights of the city before as well as reviewing the bars, cafes and restaurants. The main square, the top 3 churches and the football stadium (famous for its Kazik Deyna statue) are all within walking distance.
I love being in places managed by locals. I met the co-owner Agata here who is as local as they come.
I was in room 8. One day I mean to compile a list of every bed, room number, Hostel or hotel I slept in. I was on the 3rd floor in a room with a kitchenette. The room itself was excellent.
Each room here is 100 złotych (around £20). This includes the room for four people that I slept in. If sharing it would work out at 25 złotych each, £5 A night!
5.WiFi in the rooms
All rooms have working WiFi. Mine also had a television though I didn’t watch it.
6.Self service breakfast included
Room price includes a breakfast platter which is prepared in advance by Hostel Famil. It includes tea with bread, cheese, tomato and salami and is placed in your fridge.
Here are the details for booking a room at the Hostel Famil in Starogard Gdański:
Ulica Kościuszki 71
83-200 Starogard Gdański
tel: +48 532 498 602
Here are some videos from my time in Starogard Gdański: