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 :)
I really enjoy my stay in Zakopane. For the last 2 months I have worked in this wonderful hostel. I had the best time meeting people from all over the world and from all walks of life. Hope you enjoy your time at this hostel as much as I do. The atmosphere and staff here are second to none and I will miss this and them dearly.
Bye for now, but it's definitely not the end. You can't say goodbye to Goodbye Lenin! It will always be time to come back and live new experiences.
I have no words to thank the affection, respect and humanity of the owner of the Hostel. God bless her family greatly.
13 days ago
Fue mi primera experiencia como voluntario y fue increíble, la ciudad es súper linda, el hostel igual y el trabajo es súper sencillo y llevadero, tienes un montón de tiempo libre y Marzena siempre se dirige a ti con mucho respeto y empatía. El mejor lugar sin duda.
about 1 month ago
Tranquillity surrounded by mountains views. Here, you meet travellers who are there for a few reasons; to hike, to explore, or to relax. The tasks are simple, it is just like taking care of your own house, if you can do that, then you can do this. EXCEPT…. With the added benefit of meeting the beautiful travellers, and having the friendly and best Host, Marzena! - Thank you for everything Marzena, we shall meet again!
about 1 month ago
Goodbye Lenin hostel got my heart since the first day I was there. The place is really cozy and everybody including guests and volunteers feel like home. I made friends I still keep in touch.
The city is a lovely place, everyday was like a dream to be there.
Marzena is the best host you can possibly have. She’s very understanding and sympathetic towards staff and always try her best to make your stay comfortable and to meet your needs.
Thank you for all the good time and I will be back there ❤️
5 months ago
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!
over 1 year ago