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Atlantis Hostel
Ranked #32 of 449 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

The location near the Jewish quarter was great for the evenings. The building itself doesn't look great, but they'd put in a new reception area and it looked like they were making other improvements too - the left luggage area was a shed outside so I didn't use it, hopefully they'll sort that next. Good facilities - bathroom was the best I've seen in a hostel and all beds have a socket and large locker. The wifi was good, but you kept having to log in which was a bit annoying.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

When you first walk up, you will be a little wary. The neighborhood and building looks scary but once you climb the steps and go into the actual hostel it isn't that bad. Staff was pretty nice.

The common room is actually pretty nice. It is set up with one big room but separated into three separate "rooms". That was really nice because you could possibly have your own space. A couple of nice couches, tables and little round things to sit on. Really nicely decorated. Wi-fi was very good on my laptop but only in the common room. I couldn't get it to work on my I-phone. I think it had something to do with the double log in. For whatever reason, the 2nd screen wouldn't pop up. But no one else seemed to have a problem.

Kitchen was the usual hostel kitchen though bigger than most. Free coffee, tea, milk. Breakfast was cereal and I believe toast as well. I don't recall there being any butter or jam. Off the kitchen is a little balcony that overlooks the street.

The dorms were big with a table and chairs. The beds were not the most comfortable I have slept in but they weren't the worst either. The showers were nice and hot however, there were only three for the floor and I had to wait over a half hour at 9am. But if you take showers at night or after check out, it is fine.

The only thing that I really didn't like is the way they store the bags for you. There is a shed out back. They just gave us the keys to go put our bags in and again to take them out. No one came out with us to see that we didn't mess with anyone else's bags. They also paid no attention to us as we walked out with our bags. They do have lockers in the rooms which is nice.

Girls in our room were drinking heavily (vodka straight of course) and one puked all over the bathroom in the middle of the night. By the time I got up about 8am, it was all cleaned up. Kuddos to the cleaning staff. Kitchen and common rooms were very clean. Dorms would have been as well except for the drunk girls.

The location is close to the Jewish quarter. About half way in between old town and Jewish quarter. I would say about a 10-15 minute walk to old town. If you are coming from the bus station, get really good directions and have a map or a GPS if possible. The directions I got from google map were really missing some major details. The pedestrian tunnel goes under the train tracks so when you walk out of the bus station doors, you go right on Bosacka and then right on the first street - Topolowa. You walk to the end of the pedestrian tunnel turning left right before you enter the shopping mall. After a very short time, you will see the plaza. (If you don't see it and keep walking, take a right when you come to the street which is named Lubicz street.) When you see the plaza, walk diagonally or left to get to the corner of Lubicz and Westerplatte. Going diagonally will safe you a few minutes walking. Take a left on Westerplatte and walk along side the park. Take a left on Starowislna. Take a right on Jozlefa Dietla. The hostel is a few blocks up. I think the walk takes almost a half hour.

Bottom line, it is a nice place to stay. The security in the actual hostel was pretty good. Code to get into the common room/kitchen. Keys to get on your floor and into the rooms. They could use more showers and have a little bit more security with left luggage but other than that, I was happy to stay there.

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the road. The view from the back rooms was a nice field with trees.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

It is a very good hostel. I stayed in the newest part, 6 bed dorm with en suite bathroom and payed about 10 euros a night. The beds are typical ikea and the bathroom is very nice with an awesome shower.
Wifi is fast and free, but only in the common areas, not in the rooms. The kitchen is good, but the fridge is just a bit small. Recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Entrance is a bit scary, and the luggage store! Staff super helpful, rooms clean and kitchen cleaned often. Great location close to the Jewish Quarter - the cool bit! Not far from main square either. Great budget stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

When I first arrived I admit I was horrified. The outside looked completely run down and the entrance was was in a similar state with builders going back and fourth. The luggage storage area is a shed outside with a lock, though anyone could walk in and ask for the key. The common room isn't as 'fresh' as ye pictures show either. However, the rooms themselves were actually very good. They were new, modern, clean and comfortable and there are lockers big enough for whole suitcases. Hopefully all the work that's being done is in bringing the entrance to look like the rooms to remove the nasty first impression given. The reception staff are very friendly and helpful too.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We are a group of 3 friends. We live in Rzeszow and we went to this hostel to stay just one night during the student festival in Krakow. We found a room at a reasonable price. The hostel was very clean and the rooms were also clean and nice. Good bathrooms with a lot of showers and toilets. The staff was quite nice and helped us with some tips about the transport. The kitchen is very nice and there are 2 commons rooms where the atmosphere between all the travellers was friendly and funny.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

we have stayed overnight in this awesome hostel. it actually looks very old from outside, and without a map it's pretty hard to find for someone who haven't been in krakow yet, but it's a fair 15 min walking distance from the central railway station.
the hostel itself has everything you need, lobby and kitchen where you can make tea and coffee and cook your own meal too. they have locking room for your stuff until your room is ready and can use the lobby. internet connection is fair, and the staff is nice enough to print you stuff at the reception for free.
our room was a private room for two and was simple and neat with everything you need. the whole floor was sharing the same huge bathroom with shower cabins (old ones, but still good working). a tiny minus was that the water was not the warmest, which makes quite unconfy things in november.
staff is the best you can ever find on the planet, very helpful explaining what and where you can find, giving maps as much as you need and even if you're unsure where to eat/party/go, just ask!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Atlantis Hostel

Address: Jozefa Dietla 58, Krakow 31-039, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Wesoła Zachód
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #32 of 449 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
Price Range: £8 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Atlantis Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newest hostel in Krakow. Few words about the location: marvellous, stunning, astonishing !! Not only is close from here to the Wawel Castle (3mins walk), but also it is close to the Jewish District - Kazimierz (just cross the street ;-) Feel yourself free to enjoy your stay at the newest hostel in Krakow !! ... more   less 
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