Looking for a place to escape the city, reconnect with nature and hike your ass off? Look no further! Hidden away in the forest, yet still very accessible, there’s a magical place called Good Bye Lenin. The main hostel is a beautiful cabin build in 1909. It’s cosy living room with free breakfast makes for the perfect place to start the day. And what better way to end an adventure filled day than with a cold beer and some delicious food from our BBQ. Our hostel is in the middle of nature, yet the nearest bus into town (and to the Morski Oko lake), mini market and entry to the national park are just a 5 minute walk away. Hiking, climbing, mountain biking... you name it, lots of adventure sports are possible here. Sometimes, however, it is time to relax. Mao (the hostel cat) needs cuddling and Majka (the hostel goat) is always up for a deep conversation. Reenergize for the next day of endless fun. To get a taste of what your stay at Goodbye Lenin could be like, just have a look at our Facebook page ‘Zakopane Goodbye Lenin Hostel’. Or better yet, join our team!
I am really honored to have this possibility to ask such great people like backpackers to help me. We had many volunteers working with us and until now everybody was really happy. The first 4 years of running the hostel I lived with volunteers in the same room so many of them became my friend and we are still in touch. Lots of them are coming back...Right now there are 2 people helping me, that are already 3th time over the last 3 years and are staying for mounts. I think this is because the love the place :) And about myself... I run the hostel since 5 years, before I was addicted traveler myself, now I turned more into the outdoor sports, I love climbing, ski-mountaineering, horseriding. And since 8 months I am a happy mummy of my little baby boy Andrzej. Dont hesitate to join our GBL family :)
Despite the pandemic situation, which affected all hostels everywhere, Marzena still accepted me as a volunteer and was incredibly helpful and supportive. The house is comfortable, the place is beautiful and Marzena and the staff are really great people. Thank you Marzena, Pawel and little Andrej for the amazing experience, I will definitely come back one day!
2 months ago
My time on Goodbye Lenin was awesome! That place is like a home, and I've made really good friends there. Marzena, the host, is amazing, she made us feel very comfortable and made sure we had everything we needed. The work was easy too, and we also had lots of times to relax or to go on hikes. I absolutely loved this place and I hope to get back there again in the future :)
over 1 year ago
My experience during my stay in Goodbye Lenin Hostel could not have been better! The place is nice and really beautiful, a lot of hikings to explore and have fun. Moreover, Marzena is an amazing host and takes care of us volunteers as a friend.
I would definitely recommend this experience to everybody. But be careful, once you are there you would not want to come back! Thank you Marzena for everything!
over 1 year ago