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Hostel on Szyndzielnia

Szyndzielnia is a peak rising to the north from Klimczok, situated between the river valleys of Olszówka, Wapienica, and Białka, within the administrative limits of the town of Bielsko-Biała. It enjoys immense popularity not only among hikers, but also skiers and cyclists, who can use designated downhill routes.

The hostel, erected in 1897, is the oldest hostel in the Beskids. It is made of stone and its architecture (with a characteristic little tower) refers to Alpine hostels. There are some fun facts connected with the hostel and its functioning: a weather station has been installed in a room in the tower, there used to be a winery on the ground floor, and there was a ski jumping hill in the vicinity of the facility. The hostel was extremely popular right from the start. Its popularity increased when a cable car was put into use there in 1953. Following its modernisation in 2017, tourists can make use of 32 modern and comfortable cars. Next to the upper station of the cable car, there is a 18-metre-high observation tower, which offers a wide panorama of Bielsko-Biała, the Little Beskids, the Silesian Beskids, and the Żywiec Beskids, as well as Babia Góra, Pilsko and the Tatras. The hostel on Szyndzielnia has 49 beds. If offers home-made food, a large sunny terrace, a table tennis room, satellite TV, WiFi access, as well as snowshoes rental and a souvenir shop.

1001 m.a.s.l.

Beds: 49

Buffet – winter season 8.00 – 18.00 Buffet – summer season 8.00 - 20.00

You can pay with a card

Dogs are not allowed


  • Network of sustainable cycling routes Enduro Trails.
  • Cable car from Bielsko-Biała and 18-metre-high observation tower located next to the upper station of the cable car.
  • All-year luge track located on the slope of Dębowiec. na stoku Dębowca.


zielony żółty from Bystra Górna – 1 h 20´

niebieski zielony from Olszówka Górna – 1 h 35´

niebieski czerwony from Olszówka Górna – 1 h 35´

żółty from Wapienica – 2 h 10´

niebieski czerwony from Szczyrk – 2 h 35´

żółty from Olszówka Dolna – 2 h 45´

zielony czerwony from Szczyrk – 3 h 10´


  • PTTK Hostel on Klimczok  – red trail and blue trail – 0 h 35´
  • PTTK Hostel on Kozia Góra  through Kołowrót – yellow trail to the junction of trails under Kozia Góra, subsequently blue trail – 1 h
  • PTTK Hostel on Błatnia  – red trail, subsequently black trail towards Trzy Kopce and yellow trail – 1 h 55´
  • The Salmopolska pass through the Karkoszczonka pass and Kotarz – red trail – 4 h