Poznan in western Poland is an easily walkable city that’s packing a cool art scene and loads of places to eat and drink, all tucked behind beautiful pastel coloured townhouse facades. It’s also here where Poland was founded in the 10th century!

So whilst it’s packed full of history, the fact that Poznan is a university town means there are a ton of students hanging around the poppin’ area of the old market pretty much every night, so it’s a fun place to dive in and get involved.

But being relatively untouristed, it’s difficult to know if there’s, like, any hostels at all in Poznan. Plus is there anywhere to stay outside of the nightlife areas, if you don’t, y’know, fancy staying up till 3AM every night?

Don’t worry! We’ve sorted through the best hostels in Poznan and put ’em into handy categories to make life easy for you when it comes to choosing a hostel that’s right for you.

So what are you waiting for? Peep our handy list of Poznan’s backpacker hostels below!

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Best Hostels in Poznan

Best Hostels in Poznan

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     Best Overall Hostel in Poznan – Retro Hostel

    Retro Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    Retro Hostel is our pick for best overall hostel in Poznan
    • $$
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Common Room
    • Cable TV

    Retro? Is this top hostel in Poznan really retro? No, it’s actually newly decorated. But it DOES have nostalgic touches throughout harking back to the city’s past… so we guess it is retro after all.

    Old gramophones, records, colourful walls (is that retro?) and a load of old paraphernalia make this a pretty quirky place to stay. But it’s the best overall hostel in Poznan because it’s super clean and it’s got an amazing location, near loads of pubs and cafes, plus it’s an easy stroll to the old market.

    Best Party Hostel in Poznan – Poco Loco Hostel

    Poco Loco Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    Poco Loco Hostel is our pick for best party hostel in Poznan
    • $$
    • Drinks Deals
    • Bicycle Hire
    • 24 Hour Security

    This is one of those hostels that’s run by travellers for travellers, so it’s a great choice if you’re looking for backpacking fun times, basically. Not only do these guys arrange city tours and other cool stuff for you to check out, but it’s also the best party hostel in Poznan: think discounts on the city’s clubs, free drinks offers, all that good stuff.

    Also at this Poznan backpackers hostel is a general fun vibe that’s good for getting ready for a fun night out, plus an atmosphere that’s good for meeting new people. All good.

    Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Poznan – Tey Hostel

    Tey Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    Tey Hostel is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Poznan
    • $$
    • Cafe & Restaurant
    • Luggage Storage
    • Common Room

    A friendly place to stay in the city. The owners at this recommended hostel in Poznan want to create a space where people can feel safe and homely and relax after a busy day… and they’ve actually done that. Rooms are simple and clean.

    It’s the best hostel for solo travellers in Poznan because the staff make you feel welcome in the warm and friendly atmosphere, plus it feels pretty secure staying here. Cleanliness feels like a top priority here which is always a plus. And they serve food, which means you don’t have to venture out by yourself if you don’t feel like it.

    Best Cheap Hostel in Poznan – La Guitarra Hostel

    La Guitarra Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    La Guitarra Hostel is our pick for best cheap hostel in Poznan
    • $
    • Free Breakfast
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Free Tea & Coffee

    Another Polish hostel that seems to be quite into its guitar legends (Jimi Hendrix and friends up on the wall again), this top hostel in Poznan isn’t exactly dripping with atmosphere or organised events.

    But there is a big kitchen for you to cook food and a dishwasher – always makes a difference. It’s the best cheap hostel in Poznan because of its low room rates, which are ideal for any backpacker on a budget. The free breakfast helps a lot too.

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    Best Hostel for Couples in Poznan – Blooms Boutique Hostel & Apartments

    Blooms Boutique Hostel & Apartments best hostels in Poznan
    Blooms Boutique Hostel & Apartments is our pick for best hostel for couples in Poznan
    • $$$
    • Book Exchange
    • Cable TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities

    They bill themselves as a boutique hostel, but it feels more like a homely shared apartment. The design is cute though, and the rooms are nice ‘n’ big with simple, modern design. Not bad at all.

    The best hostel for couples in Poznan, there are plenty of spaces for you and your partner to chill out in, or you can make yourself some dinner in the kitchen, too. Private rooms come with balconies, which makes it feel like a pretty cool couples getaway. Loads of restaurants nearby too.

    Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Poznan – Hotel Traffic

    Hotel Traffic best hostels in Poznan
    Hotel Traffic is our pick for best hostel for digital nomads in Poznan
    • $$$
    • Cable TV
    • Communal Kitchen
    • 24 Hour Security

    Whilst Hotel Traffic doesn’t have the most appetising of names, it’s actually a nice mix between a hostel and a hotel set in a modern building with a big lobby area where you can get some work done. Easily the best hostel for digital nomads in Poznan.

    I mean, it’s even got a conference room and seminar rooms, too, if your remote working extends to having meetings and inviting people along to seminars… Other than that this clean and quiet recommended hostel in Poznan is pretty close to the city centre.

    Best Hostel with a Private Room in Poznan – Very Berry Hostel

    Very Berry Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    Very Berry Hostel is our pick for best hostel with a private room in Poznan
    • $$$
    • PlayStation
    • Luggage Storage
    • Cafe

    Set in the old town, this Poznan backpackers hostel is more like a luxurious budget hotel that also offers backpacker friendly accommodation, which is pretty cool. Think stylish rooms and lush interiors.

    The rooms here definitely make it the best hostel with a private room in Poznan, but the location is pretty much perfect too: it’s close to nightclubs, restaurants and public transport is literally right in front of the building. Also nice is the super friendly hostel staff.

    More Best Hostels In Poznan

    Soda Hostel

    Soda Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    Soda Hostel
    • $
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Communal Kitchen

    Does Soda Hostel have anything to do with soda? No, literally nothing. But the location of this top hostel in Poznan isn’t exactly central, being a little far out of the main city. This means you’ll need to use public transport to get into the centre.

    But this place is modern and clean, which is definitely a plus. There are also lockers in the dorms, too. And if you want to get online on something other than your phone, they have laptops for guests to use. Not the most vibrant place in town but a decent budget hostel in Poznan, definitely.

    DobraNoc Hostel

    DobraNoc Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    DobraNoc Hostel
    • $$
    • Communal Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Cafe

    This recommended hostel in Poznan is right in the middle of the city, so you can easily get around and explore all the fun parts. Each room here has been individually designed by an artist, which could end up being a bit mad but it’s kinda cool actually.

    The rooms are also bright and spacious, and they’ve thought of things like lockable cupboards in the dorms (for your bags and clothes or whatever). The cheapness of this place makes a good option if you’re on a budget – and if onward travel interests you, this Poznan backpackers hostel is just 15 mins from the main train station.

    Moon Hostel

    Moon Hostel best hostels in Poznan
    Moon Hostel
    • $
    • Communal Kitchen
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Pet-Friendly

    Offering bright and cheerful rooms, Moon Hostel is a pretty solid option if you’re looking for a wallet-friendly place to stay in Poznan. Plus it’s pretty cool – exposed brick, stylish lamp shades, there’s a pool table, y’know, things like that.

    This budget hostel in Poznan is close to the old market square and old museums, making it great if you wanna get to know the culture of Poznan outside of bars and clubs.

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      What to Pack for your Poznan Hostel

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      Why you should travel to Poznan

      So there you have it: the best hostels in Poznan.

      We reckon you’ll be able to find somewhere to stay in this cool city thanks to the top hostels on our helpful list.

      If you want to be near to the centre of the action, there’s plenty of choice: a lot of the top hostels in Poznan are set right near the old market.

      But if you want a quieter hostel (and a good night’s sleep) there are a few hostels set outside of the most lively areas of the city.

      And if after all of that you still can’t make a decision, well that’s ok!

      We get you totally. So we’d recommend the best overall hostel in Poznan, Retro Hostel. A good choice for anyone!

      Retro Hostel best hostels in Poznan

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