Surely, running a hostel is our passion. But we are aware, stripping slightly our activity off pompous ideology which we sometimes fly into, that this is just a normal service, falling within the context of tourist services. We are consumers at times and we like to be informed precisely about what product we decide to buy. How many calories, what allergens does it have, whether it has to be stored in a fridge or quite the opposite. Therefore we think that each of You, as a potential client, deserves precise information. Because now almost everyone travels and everyone expects something different in a place of rest. A hostel – what it is all about?
Language is so strangely structured, that each letter bears the meaning. You know that some nations don’t hear the difference in words ‘proszę’ (please) and ‘prosię’ (piglet), but we know that there is a difference. And that’s a pretty big difference. In our case the sponsor of the program is the letter “S”. Originally the target users of a hostel were mainly travellers, travelling from one place to another. They used to spend two or three days in a specific place and they headed for another destination. Such a traveller was on his way for a longer period of time, so he expected that additional costs would be minimised. In this minimisation we have the following:
Everyone likes something different. If your favourite way of spending holiday is a trip to a luxurious hotel in a sunny Egypt and You really like to make photos with a prestigious marble lion in front of the entry to a building – You have every right to do it. But there is a strong chance that You may not like our place. If You love comfort and You are touched by neatly made towels in the shape of little swans – You must know that we can’t make such little swans. And, naturally, it fills us with bitterness. In the hostel we also don’t have television. The argument that “even at the time of Gierek in establishment’s holiday facilities there was a TV set” is really strong. But this is a conscious decision – we try to avoid a situation when the common area, which in principle is supposed to be “common”, is dominated by one person who gets a buzz from the fact that Danka from TV series has a child with the other guy, and Maciek doesn’t know about it anything. And when he knows, it will be bad. Not everyone wants to get excited with political thoughts of guests when watching the news on TV either. Having a considerable experience we know that television flushes out the majority of guests from common rooms. Instead one can use fast WiFi, play board games, read a book (using our library which is quite good) or drink beer with friends. Yes, another piece of information – You can drink alcohol in our place and we don’t hide with it at all!
In the morning we invite everyone to the breakfast. When it comes to hostel standards, in our opinion, our place has very good standard. We even suspect that we manage to catch up with some of the hotels. However, as we already mentioned, the sponsor of the program is the letter “S”. Because it is a hostel and the common room is used as a dining room, there are situations when guests have to overcome their inborn shyness and join a table of a stranger.