My boyfriend and I stayed in a private double room in Hostel Giraffe for one night on an Interrailing trip in August 2013. We arrived from a night train just after 7am and, although we obviously couldn't have our room, it wasn't a problem to let us repack and wash quickly before locking our bags in the luggage room and heading out to explore the city.
We had planned to return to mid-afternoon but didn't end up properly checking in until about 10pm. Our welcome was very friendly indeed, and we were given a hilarious and very funky map of the city, with a few key things pointed out. Our double room was a nicely done Ikea room, essentially, but we liked the privacy after other hostel stays on our trip.
The bed was very comfy, but using a single duvet and one blanket on a double bed did seem a bit strange. The giraffe theme is pretty cool though!
It was quite noisy at night but we were too tired to notice!
The showers weren't always 100% clean, but they were very nice for hostel showers in my experience!
Breakfast was free cereal, muesli and bread, which I thought was a very nice addition, and milk/coffee/sugar was even provided too, which was appreciated on our budget. On the whole, Hostel Giraffe was pretty much as we were expecting, with the added bonus of a very close location to the centre of town!
Highly recommended for budget travellers :)
- 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
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