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Cracow Hostel
Ranked #45 of 458 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Located on the main square close to all attractions, train station, pubs and restaurants. Stayed for two nights in an 8 person dorm located at the back of the hostel. (ie not facing the main square and therefore no problems with noise at night).

Clean dorms and bathrooms
Private bathrooms
Decent free breakfast of eggs, bread, jam, cheese, tea and coffee
Wifi throughout and free pc terminals
Quiet hostel with calm and relaxing atmosphere
Secure lockers
Helpful staff

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

I stayed here with a couple of friends during our interrail. I have to say this was one of the hostels that pleased me the most. For what you pay, you get a center location (better is impossible), free breakfast, nightlife action nearby and a great common room where you can meet people. I'd stay here again!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We had booked a couple of stays at this hostel over a fortnight, both for a private twin room. The first time we stayed we were given a room on the 4th floor overlooking the town square which is lovely at first until you realise the noise, including church bells and hourly bugle, go on all night! It was extremely hot so we had to keep the window open, but even then intolerably hot, even when it wasn't so hot outside (I felt they could have had some fans available, it would have really improved things for us). The facilities in the hostel itself were good - good showers, toast or cereal for breakfast, good Internet access and wifi. The second time we stayed we requested a room at the back which was slightly better in terms of noise, but unfortunately at the back there is another hostel with a big balcony where people are partying loudly all night so...all in all I'd say, good hostel if you can sleep through quite a bit of external noise, if not, I'd go somewhere on one of the old town side streets instead.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Location could not be better, right on the main market square. Short walking distance from all restaurants, bars and clubs. Our 10 person dorm was on the topfloor with just one tiny window. It was warmer inside than outside. Matrasses and bunk beds should be of better quality. Together with the heat at night, sleep quality was terrible for me but that was not a big deal since Krakow is a city to go clubbing every night!! If you do care, go for a 12 dorm (they were really spacious) or ask for room with larger windows. Breakfast basic but included. Toilets and showers were clean. Great free wifi. Overall very good atmosphere, great place to meet many travellers and excellent service from staff. Also great price (aprox. 12 euros) considering you are ON the market! Would definitely go again but then in a different room!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Couldn't fault it, we stayed in a private twin room on the 3rd floor, clean, fresh and great facilities, we especially liked the private shower rooms with toilet, sink, shower & mirror. The key locks for the door make you feel more secure & the gate to the hostel is monitored by the reception staff! The location is just the best, right on the square! Great atmosphere, restaurants & even entertainment on the square by performers! WiFi & computers for free and great common room & breakfast! Friends of ours stayed in the surrounding area & all said they would rather have stayed in the cracow hostel!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

Set on the main market square, it is a very well set up hostel. The staff are super friendly, the rooms are really spacious, large communal area, bfast included, wifi and computers available, very clean and tidy and heaps of bathrooms/showers. We really liked this place and would definitely stay here again. The market square is just beautiful, especially at night and Krakow is super cheap.
Downsides - the mattresses not super comfy and there is no lift to the third floor - nothing major though.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

As everyone has already mentioned. And take it from us, this is the best place to stay in terms of location and if you're on a budget. All the spots you want to hit just a matter of foot steps away.
With a group of 5 of us, we got a room for 6. Thankfully the last bed was not booked so they let us have the key to the entire room. (which we could lock when we went out)
We checked in early at around 5am in the morning which was not a problem as the receptionist was ready to welcome us even at that unearthly hour. The best part is, they did not charge us for the night. (might be that she was really nice so I wouldn't guarantee it happens for everyone)

The down side to the hostel is that firstly, it is pretty dusty. It might be because we got one of the rooms with the window facing the Old Town Square. Secondly, because our room (no. 6) was facing the square, all the hustle and bustle in the middle of the night will probably surely disrupt your sleep. Some of the sounds at night would be: the drunks, the trumpet player, the saxophone player or the church chimes.

If you're not picky and can live with a little dust, noise, carrying your bags up and down the stairs, having bread for breakfast and a lousy smelly cafe at the first floor of your accommodation, then go ahead, this is probably the best bet when visiting Krakow.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Cracow Hostel

Address: Main Market Square 18 | 31-008 Cracow, Krakow 31-008, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 458 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
Price Range: £14 - £18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choosing our hostel, situated on the Cracow Market Square you can be sure, that everything you should see in Cracow is near you and only from our windows you may actually see it at any time of day or night. Our hostel is located in the XIV-century living tenement and thus it fully harmonizes with the atmosphere in Cracow. Satisfaction of our guests is the most important thing for us, their mood and safety as they are staying at our hostel (the hostel has security and 24h monitoring).We are offering you 87 accommodation places in a diversity of rooms,rate number of facilities; 2 living-rooms with an amazing view from the windows,2 kitchens at disposal of our guests along with a washing machine, and among many other things ... Free access to the Internet (via WiFi). We are offering the APARTMENT to all those, who are more exacting. The APARTMENT has a separate bathroom - en suite, a kitchen and there's a superb view stretching over the Cracow's Cloth Hall (in Polish it is referred to as 'Sukiennice') and St. Mary's Church (in Polish it is known as "Kosciol Mariacki"). ... more   less 
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