On my journey through Poland’s Pomerania region, next on the hit list fell to the charming town of Pelplin in Kociewie. This is so off the wall, I felt like I had climbed over it and landed in an alien garden. This town is tiny and perfect for a long term Northern Irish backpacker keen to write about parts of Poland less documented than your Krakow Tick-offs.
Pelplin sits silently proud, it has 1 pub, 1 pizzeria, 1 cafe, 1 ice cream shop and 1 hotel. So I checked into it for one night only to the town’s only apparent hotel! I was having a Saturday night and Sunday in the town of Pelplin. Times were hard so this was a religious journey to try and regain my soul, to pray and enjoy my own time again. I backpacked it alone and arrived at the Hotel Nad Wierzycą, the Only Hotel in Pelplin.
This was a cool spot for the lonely only backpacker in town. One with a Northern Irish heart. A man who felt the world had crumbled in on him and was ready to end things. But then, a glimmer of hope – Pelplin. Here are a few cool things about this hotel and why you should spend a night in Pelplin, a Holy town. A place of spiritual grace.
1.Right Besdie Pelplin Abbey
I felt spiritual here, there is a peace and a grace. The hotel is right beside Pelplin Abbey. Next door! This is a truly special place. In room 9, I even overlooked the Abbey and I had a great sleep here and a truly holy time in this town.
Again I am stating the obvious here but my room was cosy – good shower, and even a TV and air conditioning, not that I ever use either of them. There is a sense of honesty about Polish hotels. They don’t big themselves up to be better than they are. Which is why we usually leave impressed.
It was a basic wooden decor and white walls. It felt quite holy and spiritual even on the walk up to my room. There is a Jesus cross in every room as well.
I backpacked through Starogard Gdański, Sopot and Tczew just before this and had been suffering from depression so I needed a peaceful sleep here in Pelplin and I finally got it. I rested my head and awoke fresh and ready to walk to the Jan Pawel Hill on the Sunday morning.
Even their website states “Only the gentle swoosh of water falling on the mill wheel can spoil the contemplative silence of this charming corner of Kociewo.”
Despite being in a remote place, there is WiFi here. Yes, this came as a surprise to me and I was busy anyway so didn’t use it much, but great to know that the WiFi works fast.
Pelplin was another inspiring and Holy Town on my journeys , here are some more photos from my adventure there.
Here are the details for booking the Hotel nad Wierzycą in Pelplin:
Address: Plac Tumski 1, 83-130 Pelplin
Phone: 58 536 19 49
Here are some videos from my time in Pelplin: