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Hostel “Shepherds’ Cottage”

Korbielów is a big tourist village situated in the valley of the Glinny creek, spanning from the height of 560 to 630 m above sea level. The valley separates the Jałowiec Range from the group of Pilsko, whose massif hovers right above the village to the west. At the turn of the 16th century Wallachian shepherds arrived here. This is when the villages of Korbielów, Sopotnia Wielka, and Sopotnia Mała came into being. On the slopes of Pilsko there are ski resorts operating, which makes Korbielów an attractive tourist destination, particularly popular among winter sports fans, including ski tourers.

Initially, the hostel, situated at the altitude of 630 m above sea level, was a private villa called “Smrek”. In 1967 the building, dating back to 1939, was purchased by the Polish Tourist Society Branch in Żywiec and converted into a hostel. After a thorough renovation, the facility provided extra accommodation space administered by the nearby Polish Tourist Society (PTTK) Travel Lodge “At the Crossroads”. Today, the facility offers 18 beds in 2-, 4-, and 6-bed rooms, a dining room, and a buffet. Below the hostel, at the outlet of the Buczynka valley, there is a starting point of the trails leading to Pilsko through the Miziowa Meadow and the blue trail to the Przysłopy Pass.

630 m.a.s.l.

Beds: 17

Buffet: 8.00 - 20.00

You can pay with a card

Dogs are allowed

PTTK Hostel “Shepherds’ Cottage” in Korbielów
ul. Beskidzka 110
34-335 Krzyżowa

788 742 066



  • Numerous ski areas. The ski season begins in November here and usually lasts to the end of March, and on the Miziowa Meadow and the peak dome of Pilsko even to the first days of May.
  • Historic wooden shrine in Korbielów Dolny and wooden house from the 19th century.
  • Icon of Our Lady of Korbielów, famous for miracles it has wrought, brought by the Dominican Order to the church in Korbielów during the World War II from Bohorodchany in Pokuttya.
  • Historic inn in Jeleśnia, situated by the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Province of Silesia.
  • Bunkers in Przyborów, which were built while fortifying the Polish border in 1939.


Direct access from Żywiec, e.g. by coach (the coach stop in Korbielów is situated 400 m away from the hostel)

niebieski from Sopotnia Wielka – 1 h 30´


  • Pilsko through the PTTK Hostel on the Miziowa Meadow  – green trail to the hostel, subsequently black trail and green trail – 3 h 20´
  • PTTK Hostel on Rysianka – green trail to the PTTK Hostel on the Miziowa Meadow, subsequently red trail – 4 h 30´