Gran Hostel

What we can offer: a) hospitality and warmhearted, openminded people b)interesting ideas c) know our culture d) sharing experience from bussiness, military, life, self development e) teach some skills: dance salsa, kizomba

So who I had been? When I was a kid I wanted to be a woodchopper. I like nature- hills, mountains, woods, rivers, seas and nature wonders and powers like wind, thunderstorm, sunshine, sunset and fire... Couple years later I had chosen my life destiny. It had it all- being in nature, hard training, acces to secret information and discovering how to lead people. It was fulfilled in my career as commander. I finaly become highly trained military officier leading elite team of twenty people and four heavy armoured fighting vehicles armed to the teeth in every environment and in every conditions capable of everything. I was living with them and literally "dying" with them. The environment and conditions were tough and they taught me a lot. But I missed something a lot in the army. I missed freedom. Freedom of choice, freedom of traveling, freedom of doing things, freedom of meeting interesting people, freedom of creativity and freedom of talking to women and seeing things from other perspective. So I decided to leave the army and fulfil my dreams. So who am I really? Sometimes rebel, sometimes explorer, sometimes even child, but definitelly always DANCING WARRIOR LOVER or freedom and nature. I live my life and explore. I travel a lot. I do adrenaline things like jumping to the water from high places. I dance masterfuly like crazy. I speak and behave like a champion. I play like a child. I rebel against social norms. I fight my fears and feel like invincible. I need to feel that I am alive. Me and my staff treat people respectfully, kindly and friendly. I strongly believe that people can learn from each other and about their origin very much. And when we understand each other and grow together we can be happier and create better world.

Host%402x Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
6 reviews6

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Spain

5

Peter and his team were excellent hosts. He was thoughtful, understanding and flexible, and he gave all the space and time to carry out the activity. He takes care of the volunteers, and I can only feel gratitude. I felt Gran Hostel as a home in Banská Bystrica and I recommend this host to anyone who wants to discover a piece of Slovakia. Thank you so much Peter!

14 days ago

Germany

5

First: the hostel is very nice and friendly with cosy rooms and lovely decoration. It is situated in a side street of the main square of Banska Bystrica. This is by he way a small but beautiful city with a lot of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants, a museum, parks and some other interesting things for sightseeing. I had never heard of it before and was very positively surprised when I got there.
Peter, the Hostel manager and his staff were really friendly and even took the time to show me the city. I recommend it for every worldpacker and regular hostel guest.

about 2 months ago

Brazil

5

An incredible experience. The host Peter, very dear, a wonderful person with a big heart. We came here as backpackers, me and my boyfriend, but we ended up being stuck in Slovakia due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Worldpackers month ended and we had no way out, the borders were all closed and Peter let us stay here for a while, until we managed return to our country. The Gran hostel cozy, beautiful, comfortable, clean and organized. Banská Brystica a small and cozy town with many mountains, skiing, if you want tranquility, it is worth visiting the peace. amazing experience

7 months ago

Brazil

5

This was a amazing trip. Peter is a person incredible, the best host that you can meet.
You have flexible time and Peter help you in what do you need.
The city is a place wonderful, quiet and have wonderful places that you can go.
I loved my experience at Gran hostel and I appreciate they made me feel at home.

7 months ago

Germany

5

My stay at the Gran Hostel was really fun! Peter, Jozef and Janka made me feel at home from the first day and were always very helpful to me! We spent some nice time while eating all together and also went out a few times which I thought was really nice. Regarding the work, it was the best I had to do as a volunteer so far because they gave me the freedom to chose a recipe for lunch and then buy the ingredients and cook for them and myself. The city in itself is quite small but absolutely beautiful and the area is perfect if you want to go hinking! I hope to come back and I already miss them!

7 months ago


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