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Hostel on Błatnia

Turbulent – this word seems to describe the history of the hostel on Błatnia in the Silesian Beskids in the best possible way. The first hostel was built in 1926 by the German Nature Friends Society, Naturfreunde, from Aleksandrowice [Aleksanderfeld]. Four years later, an idea to build a competitive Polish hostel came into being, but it was never implemented. Towards the end of the World War II German soldiers devastated the building, to use the materials from its demolition to build the nearby field fortifications. The reconstruction of the devastated facility was undertaken by the Polish Tourist Society right after the war – it was put into use as early as August 1945. In the period 1959-1962 the hostel was being extended. Another major renovation took place in 1965-1968. This is when the present dining room was added, the kitchen and restrooms were retrofitted, electricity was brought to the building, and central heating was installed. Today, the hostel sleeps 50 people and is equipped with a buffet, a dining room, as well as a kitchen serving homemade delicacies. In summer visitors can also enjoy a little garden with an outdoor barbecue area. The hostel organises thematic events, functions, team building activities, conferences, and green schools.

When visiting the hostel, it is definitely worth going to the very top of Błatnia, to the characteristic concrete platform, offering a 360° panorama. Looking to the south, you can see the Silesian Beskids, as well as the Little Fatra and the Silesian-Moravian Beskids emerging from behind it. From the north, the peak overlooks the Silesian Foothills, with Goczałkowice Reservoir on the Vistula river.

891 m.a.s.l.

Beds: 49

Buffet: 8.00 - 20.00

You can't pay with a card

Dogs are allowed


  • Wapienica Valley with a dam on the Wapienica creek and Wielka Łąka Lake.
  • Protestants’ Sacred Site from the 17th century under Wysokie, with preserved amphitheatre-like steps and an altar in a place where Protestants would meet to worship in secret during Counter-Reformation .
  • Spa buildings of Jaworze and a park with a brine graduation tower.
  • Remains of a lumberjack’s cottage in the vicinity of the peak of Błatnia.
  • Museum of Marine and Inland Flora and Fauna in Jaworze.


zielony from Brenna – 2 h 05´

czerwony from Jaworze Nałęże – 2 h 20´

niebieski from Bielsko-Biała Wapienica – 2 h 30´

żółty from Jaworze – 2 h 30´


  • PTTK Hostel on Klimczok  – yellow trail to the peak of Klimczok, subsequently black trail to the Saddle pass under Klimczok, and blue trail towards the hostel – 1 h 45´
  • PTTK Hostel on Szyndzielnia  – yellow trail to Trzy Kopce under Klimczok, subsequently black trail and red trail – 2 h
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin  – yellow trail to Klimczok, subsequently black trail to the Saddle pass under Klimczok, and then red trail – 2 h 15´