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Kapitulska 312/11, Banska Bystrica 97401 Slovakia
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#2 of 7 Speciality lodging in Banska Bystrica
Hi there! We are Anna and Robert, passionate travelers and owners of the Gran hostel. We would like to warmly welcome you to our website and later hopefully in our cute and tiny hostel in the center of Banska Bystrica. We can offer you a 4/6/8 mixed dorm and twin room with other hostel facilities as Free wifi, Free towel, Fully equipped kitchen, Free DIY breakfast, Laundry, Bike rental and so many other things. We are looking forward to see you.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
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OscarConde wrote a review Jan 2020
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain470 contributions95 helpful votes
It's true that the price was really cheap, but the hostel has lot of unpleasant details... Low level cleanlinlees, noisy street at night, tiny kitchen, broken flush, uncomfortable beds... I think that you can find better options around.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Andrea M wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions13 helpful votes
Very flat welcoming vibes from the host. The overall cleaning of the place as soon as we have arrived were very poor. Messy kitchen, sticky floor everywhere, dusty and hair everywhere in the toilets. Our beds were also full of hair and in the bedroom carpet got very wet for a no-functioning-well radiator. There are 2 Wc available for over 10 people which is fine, but one of them didn't flush and many times you were finding other people's "surprises". Race the whole floor to get a hot shower since the very old boiler has limited hot water. The hostel it's accessible to anyone during daytime since the hostel shares the gate with the pharmacy downstairs. We were not feeling safe at all, better lock your room at night time too. Noisy roads from people and cars. The hostel os located in front of a pub and close to the town's church that rings for 5 minutes long every 30 minutes during the day from 8.30am Sorry but I will never go back there again. On top of it, some of our sealed food got open (some cheese from Austria) and had to throw it away.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca H wrote a review Jul 2019
126 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in July as we were passing through Banska Bystrica . To be honest we didn't think Banska would have much to offer which is why we only booked for one night. How wrong we were. This little gem of a hostel is tucked away inside a courtyard, but it's still located right in the centre of the town. The rooms are clean, tidy and spacious, as were the bathrooms. There are LOADS of communal spaces to chill out, read, chat or play music. We would strongly recommend a visit to the Gaia teahouse which is opposite. The staff were lovely and made us feel very welcome. If we didn't have such a packed itinery we would've stayed an extra night as there is so much to see and do in Banska. Would highly recommend this hostel
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Pierre Trotter wrote a review Mar 2019
Toulouse, France101 contributions27 helpful votes
I had an extremely great stay at Gran Hostel. The owners are so friendly and always trying to help you and purpose lot of things. The 6 beds bedroom is so clean and the decoration is cosy ! What we expect when we go in an hostel. I totally recommend this place if you want to spend time in this wonderful city BB. For sure, when I come back in Banska, I know where I will sleep : Gran Hotel :) Thks for everything and Hope to Come back soon
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Flora V wrote a review Dec 2018
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Gran Hostel is a cosy hostel, just next to main square. Rooms are spacious and everything is clean. Anna is amazing host, she will give you advices and will help you with you to discover city and region. This hostel has dorms but also private rooms for couple friends or family for very good prices. Definitely recomended!!
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
US$36 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about GRAN Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to GRAN Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Slovak National Uprising Square (0.08 km), The Clock Tower (0.07 km), and Museum of the Slovak National Uprising (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at GRAN Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at GRAN Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to GRAN Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leroy Bar & Cafe, Bystrická Klubovňa, and Frais.
Is GRAN Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Banska Bystrica.
Are pets allowed at GRAN Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to GRAN Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Clock Tower (0.07 km), The Town Castle Area (0.1 km), and Butcher's Bastion (0.2 km).
Is GRAN Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.