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Hostel Merlin
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“cheap price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

The price for the room is cheap so you can't get high level you expect. I still recommend! The host is very nice and friendly. You can get some information from the desk. Only one thing I want to blame is the room is too small, but it’s cheap so….

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Really good location and cute little comfy rooms in the pension. Nice to have our own kitchen and bathroom. A few things weren't good... The room wasn't very clean when we arrived (hairs all over the floor) and the fridge and toaster didn't work.. A bit disappointing. The staff were very friendly but not really helpful at all. For such a cheap price however we really couldn't complain.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

it's among one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in.
Although a bit lack of atmosphere inside, hostel merlin is very well located right in the very centre of Cesky Krumlov. It has beautiful view from the window, I enjoyed my one-day-stay there.
The only problem is that in the room,wifi signal sometimes get very weak and will disconnect occasionally.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

I wasn't very convinced when my partner told me that we were going to stay in a hostel until I saw their pictures and knowing that we can get a double room.

- The Location: This hostel is like 5 minutes quick walk to the castle which is not far at all. There are some little shops around if you just need something basic. Finding a restaurant around isn't as well. It's really just in the center of C.K.

- The price: We made our reservation directly through the hostel's website and it's 250Kc/pppn flat rate no matter what kind of room you choose. Another good thing about booking directly with them is that the rate doesn't change even during the high season. Their website can be found on google map.

- The facility: The hostel is very clean especially in hostel's standard. The scent they used made the entire very homely. Each floor has it's own kitchen, toilet/showers (there are three floors in total). The shower has water saving tap that you have to constantly pressing the tap so it's not for someone who wants to have a long shower. The toilet light is on sensor so for short people like myself, it's better to figure out where to wave your arms while the light is still on, just in case. The kitchen is equipped enough to make a simple meal, some basic things like salt, sugar, instant coffee are provided as well. There is free wifi and public computer is free for all guests to use as well.

- The reception: The so call reception is just a table and two seats on the 1st floor. They don't have staff there all the time so do make sure that someone will be there when you will arrive. Make sure you note down their number just in case. Otherwise they also run a pension which is not far away from the hostel. It might be a good idea to check with them if anyone would be around when you want to check out

Overall, we really enjoy our staying there. We'll consider staying in their hostel or pension the next time we visit C.K.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Hostel Merlin with two other friends. It's quaint and adorable. The back porch is right on the river and has a lovely view. (I wish I could've visited when the weather was warmer and nicer). The bathrooms are a bit small and the water pressure in the shower isn't great. The beds arent the most comfortable but they still provided me a good nights rest. The reception was helpful whenever we had questions, they even stayed late for us to check in! The best thing about this place is the location bc its awesome!! Only about a 1 minute from the main square. I would recommend this place to anyone, especially young people, visiting Cesky Krumlov

  • Stayed March 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

As i was backpacking through Middle Europe and got tired of hostels,i decided to go for this pension.It is excellent,clean,well furnished and it has a little artistic feel.There s a kitchen to use too.Cesky Krumlov is a small town and so everything was nearby.great choice

Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

I went to Cesky Krumlov with my boyfriend and I was looking for some nice romantic place to stay for reasonable price. We stayed in the Pension Merlin - the reception is in the nearby hostel Merlin. Everything was clean, the kitchen is well equipped (kettle, coffee machine, plates, cutlery, mugs,...). It also has a little garden and you can also use a computer in the hall or wi-fi. The location of Pension Merlin is excellent! You are close to the river, the castle and the city centre. And the room rate is great (660 CZK - about 25 EUR). I will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostel Merlin
Address: Kajovska 59, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > South Bohemian Region > Cesky Krumlov
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Ranked #15 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Cesky Krumlov
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Number of rooms: 12
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