The Universus Hostel has two great things going for it: its location in next to the Golden Gate is ideal and it has loads of character - it's located in an ancient brick building which was once served as the Royal Stables. The nine rooms, dorms and a 4-person apartment are nothing short of charming and the high ceilings offer large windows that let in plenty of light. Also each of the rooms is brightly painted and outfitted with colourful sheets and photographs from world travels. The large lounge has board games and free Wi-Fi and there is an equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own food. Another recommendation in Gdansk’s already impressive hostel scene.