The Refuge at Mała Rawka

Refuge Pod Małą Rawką

Our mountain hostel is situated in the Bieszczady Mountains, one of the most extreme South-Eastern parts of Poland. Located at the height of 930 m above sea level, at the foot of Mała Rawka (1272 m), the refuge marks a point on the green trail crossing the territory of the Bieszczady National Park. Polish, Slovak and Ukrainian borders meet in the proximity of the hut, on Kremenaros Mtn.

The Refuge at Mała Rawka opened in 1979. This small mountain hostel has been popular with tourists fond of active forms of holidays. There are ten hostels of this type in Polish mountains, usually run under the auspices of the Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society (PTTK). This one is a wooden two-storey building situated far from civilisation. It cannot be accessed directly by private cars, which must be left at the car park located 900 m downhill at the Wyżniańska Col (Przełęcz Wyżniańska) on the big Bieszczady ring road (there are two Bieszczady ring roads, big and small one).

The hostel is the venue of various events, such as hikers' reunions; concerts of bands and bards of tourist songs and poetry; as well as a series of slide shows of Poland's and world's mountains.

The refuge is run by Michał Klażyński.

Unusual Photo of Bieszczady :)