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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews I debated going here, but don't let them put you off this is a nice safe hostel and very close to the town centre, it's not a lively hostel so if you want a party hostel then look for one of those but the girls on the desk are lovely and always happy to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I was planning a trip to Krakow at the end of July, which was an extremely busy period (dni mlodziezy) so I already made my booking in March. However, I received an email 2 WEEKS before my trip with info that my booking was cancelled due to a system error. It took them nearly 4 months to realise and all...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Hostel in very good location, close to rail / bus station and Old Town. Fairly gentle and sincere staff. Optional breakfast for 5 PLN only. :-) Quite loud on the corridor after 2am on Thursday night. The level of cleanliness of room and toilet that I went to was far from the European standards. :-(

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Staying at this hostel was the best part of my visit to Cracow. I stayed there during Easter, so it was a special time. I was received by a great receptionist full of energy and enthusiasm, letting me know about the places to go out in the city. Another receptionist helped me book my day excursions and was very open...

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Vilnius
Reviewed 21 May 2016

When I arrived at this hostel, I did not expect much from it. However, depending o the price you pay for a night, this hostel has every commodity needed and more. Free wifi, free billiard, even some tap beer! So I would recommend this place for those, who would enjoy meeting new people while hanging out in lounge area!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We booked this hostel as a group of 15, the hostel gave us two rooms that slept 14 between them leaving us one shirt. However, they were more than happy to give us an extra room with two single beds to us with no extra charge. We initially had a few concerns whether they'd cancel our booking in the days/weeks...

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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Good location, friendly staff, comfy beds and clean showers what more could you want. They also have a bar which is perfect for relaxing in of an evening and also have a pool table. Wifi works well throughout hostel. My only problem was with one housekeeping lady, she kept trying to give me prayer cards and religious memorabilia, as a...

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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Good location, standard rooms it was just what we needed, however noisy at night as guests aren't quiet. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The toilets are in an awkward place if you are far away there located in reception.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2015

If you're going to Krakow to experience the nightlife and just want a great central location and wont be spending much time in the hostel, then this is the one for you!! One big downside to our trip was on our second night a group of about 15 school kids on a trip, no older than 14 were allowed to...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

The staffs at the hostel are friendly and location is centrally located. Complimentary shots are appreciable. The kitchen is clean and system works punctually. The shower can be maintained even better, hope it is better now. Overall worst the stay.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Giraffe Hostel & Bar - best place to stay in Krakow. Our hostel is located in the city center - in walking distance from the Main Square, Wawel castle, Barbican and the main train/bus station.We offer you cheap and comfortable accommodation in dorms and private rooms. Our price includes:- all-you-can-eat breakfast- free use of computer, internet and WiFi- free welcoming shot in our bar- free use of pool table, Playstation, football table, TV and collection of DVD movies- free use of clean sheets and blankets- towels in private rooms- free safe and luggage room- free map- wide range of tour tickets available at the reception- free tourist info- and last but not least - extremely good atmosphere which our amazing staff will provide!We will make your stay in Krakow unforgettable! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Giraffe

Address: ul. Krowoderska 31, Krakow 31-141, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Price Range: £10 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Giraffe 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Concider accepting the ear plugs from Receptionist. :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Tom_Kreciel, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“You know how it goes. If you want to meet some people, go to a shared room!”
 of 5 bubbles estuardos823, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“the smaller, the better ;)”
 of 5 bubbles lidijal2014, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Don't book at room. They will all be noisy. Not due to the bar but to people from the bar coming into the hostel area and for people banging around in the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Aussyrunner, 21 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Just dont stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles glvmgrj, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
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