Ustup Camping August 2012
This site is a couple of miles outside the very popular resort town of Zakopane, in the Tatra mountains.
For a lot of Poles it's their main holiday destination, either in summer, for the walking, or winter for the skiing.
Ustup Camping is rather like a large CL. There's room for about 20 units, on a fairly level grassy field well off the
busy main road.
The owner, Mr Jarzabek, lives on the site and is very proud of it. He, his wife and daughter keep it immaculate, and he takes a personal interest in every camper, for example he helped us manoeuvre our caravan into position
and also filled our aquaroll for us!
There is a very good, small, brand-new block with enclosed toilets and showers, and wash-basins in the open but under cover, all cleaned several times a day. The only lack is washing-up/laundry sinks,
so you have to use the washbasins. We found this a bit awkward, so we used our own facilities.
There is a good supermarket (Leviatan) virtually next door, which is very convenient, and a short walk in the other direction a MacDonalds,
which has free wifi.
The main problem with Zakopane is thet to get anywhere you have to use the road through the town, which is always clogged with traffic. The cable-car up into the mountains is so popular there's a 2-hour queue. The
town itself is very much a tourist trap, but has dozens of restaurants and cafes to choose from, and more souvenir shops than Scarborough!
I would recommend this site as being well-kept, secure and cheap (we paid 70 zlotys a night,
and at the time there were about 5 zl. to the pound. )