My experience with hostels is rather limited, so I will try to be as objective as I can in my description. We stayed for 5 days and we had a double room, so we did not have to share with strangers.
Location: excellent - next to the main square and within walking distance to the main train station - if you have just a backpack (great when the train from the airport is actually working). We arrived on a rainy day, had a map but never been to the city and my friend had a travel hand-bag in addition to her back pack - by the time we made it to the hostel she regretted not taking a taxi.
Room: very simple, but clean. One wardrobe - enough for two people travelling just with hand-luggage. The main down-side is that the walls are very thin and you can hear everything going on in the neighbouring rooms - it is up to your luck if you have noisy or quiet neighbours.
Service: check-in was quick, paid by card, left luggage in storage and went for lunch in order to wait for the time when we could get the room. The restaurant below the hostel, recommended by the staff was ok - good food, friendly staff and reasonably priced (can't remember the name of the place, but I remember I could connect to the wifi of the hostel from it). On the downside, we notified in the first day that there was a burned light bulb in the room, and one in the common bathroom, and five days later the situation did not changed. Reception staff was generally friendly, but not always knowledgeable about public transport (staff changed often, I don't think we have seen the same person twice during our stay).
Breakfast: is very light (no meat, no cheese, no juice) - just jams and chocolate spread, coffee or black tea. And maybe milk (not sure).
It rained heavily during couple days and while it was not raining inside our room (don't know about other rooms), it was raining on the staircase. It is an old building, and while the rooms and bathrooms have been refitted, some parts of the building seem to still need serious work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superbly located in the Old Town, Only a minute walk to the picturesque main square allowing you to truly experience the atmosphere of Krakow.Short Walk fro train station and easy to find.Laid back hostel with a party atmosphere, friendly staff and quirky interior. The common room with kitchen is a perfect area to chill and meet like-minded travellers. Free breakfast provided every morning, tea and coffee all day and free Wi-fi. Every night our staff put on a free activity and will join you in clubs so to enable you to experience true Krakow nightlife. Staff will also help plan sightseeing, eating out, booking tickets and advice on off-the-beaten-path excursions. There is a 24 hour reception desk.Pink Panther’s Hostel daily events:Sunday: Polish vodka tasting!Monday: Spaghetti DinnerTuesday: Wine eveningWednesday: Pischinger wafflesThursday: Russian Champagne EveningFriday: Spaghetti DinnerSaturday: Zurek- Traditional Polish sour soup afternoonPink Panther’s Hostel has 5 rooms (from twin rooms to a ten bed dorms), 3 bathrooms and equipped kitchen for all guests. We also have one lounge area where you can relax or just chat with the other guests. Pink Panther’s Hostel has 5 rooms (from twin rooms to a ten bed dorms), 3 bathrooms and equipped kitchen for all guests. We also have one lounge area where you can relax or just chat with the other guests.Pink Panther’s has got perfect location from where one can reach every important place in Krakow on foot. ... more less
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