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Zakopane is a town in the southern tip of Poland and is the gateway to the Polish side of the High Tatra mountains. It has around 28,000 inhabitants and is a popular place for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing and (mountain)biking.
|Apolonia Willa||Wojciecha Brzegi 1e||Hotel||-|
|Bristol||Ul.Bulwary Slowackiego 9||Hostel||-|
|Dom pod Sarnia||ul Droga Do Daniela 5A||hostel||91|
|Top Hostel||Krupowki 24||HOSTEL||88|
|Good Bye Lenin Hostel Zakopane||44 Chlabowka||Hostel||89|
|Guesthouse Benita||ul. Droga do Olczy 20a||Guesthouse||87|
|Helios Hotel||Sloneczna 2a||Hotel||-|
|Hostel Stara Polana||Nowotarska 59 Street||hostel||87|
|Hotel Gorski PTTK Kalatowki||Kalatowki P.O. BOX 194||HOTEL||-|
|Murowanica Hotel||Przewodnikow Tatrzanskich 6||Hotel||-|
|Pokoje Maria||Droga do Rojow Street, 14||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Redyk Hotel||Zab 48 E||Hotel||-|
|Sunshine Hostel||Za Strugiem 18b/1||Hostel||-|
|Villa Harenda||ul. Harenda 51||Guesthouse||-|
|Viva Maria Apartments||Przewodnika Krzeptowskiego street 42||Apartment||-|
|Willa Kominiarski Wierch||Kościeliska 33a||Hotel||-|
|Willa Orla||ul. Koscieliska 50||GUESTHOUSE||88|
|JANOSIK||Bustryk 76a 34-521 Ząb||Apartment||-|
|Harenda 28||Harenda 28||Apartment||-|
|Target Hostel||Sienkiewicza 3B||Hostel||89|
|MTB Hostel||Strzelcow Podhalanskich 11 Koscielisko||HOSTEL||-|
|Willa u Bohuna||Krole 38a||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel Energetyk||Kuźnice 16||Hostel||-|
|Villa Toscana Murzasichle||Budzowa 2a||APARTMENT||-|
|Top Hostel||24 Krupowki street||Hostel||-|
|Panorama Apartament||ul. Śmiechówka 50||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartament Nowotarski||Ul. Nowotarska 4a||APARTMENT||-|
In the cities there are more and more Wifi Hot Spots, so if you have your own mobile device, you can connect. Best chances of finding one are at airports, railway stations, in cafés, shopping malls and universities. Places like McDonald's and Starbucks usually have unlimited free wifi. In some hotels you can find free wifi, though you might have to pay as well or maybe just use it for a limited amount of time. Internet cafes become less popular recently as people prefer to use internet at homes.
See also: International Telephone Calls
To call to Poland from abroad, dial the Polish country code,48, then the number without the leading 0, as if calling from a domestic mobile phone.
The general emergency number is 112. Police (997), Ambulance (999) and Fire (998) have phone numbers as well, and municipal police has 986 as a number.
Mobile phones work almost across the whole country. There are four mobile phone operators in Poland: Plus, T-Mobile, Orange and Play. About 98% of the country is covered by the standard European GSM 900/1800 MHz network, the remaining 2% are wildlife reserves or high mountains. 3G is available in almost every town.
Domestic call rates are roughly the same across all services. Prepaid starter kits with SIM card (called starter in Polish) are widely available in reasonable prices (PLN5-20, most of which is available for calls), in most of the shops, supermarkets and news agents.
Just about every shopping centre has at least one independent cellphone shop, the guys who run them are usually knowledgeable and have a range of cheap handsets which you can use as a local / travel phone. This may be a good option since juggling SIM cards is always a pain.
Poczta Polska is the Polish public post service. Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Some offices are open on Saturday until 2:00pm and the main post offices in major cities are open daily, 24 hours. Services are generally ok, but don't expact it to be fast and it is not always reliable, though most letters, postcards and parcels will arrive at its destinations after a week or two. You can find the red post boxes dotted throughout the country. You can check this postal website to see how much sending a letter, postcard or parcels costs, both domestically as well as internationally. For sending packages internationally, you can also check FedEx, TNT, DHL or UPS, as they have fast and reliable services and generally competitive prices as well.
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