When I arrived at this hostel, I was "greeted" by a World War II scene of a dreary entrance, damp stairs, and a lobby so chock full of huge backpacks that I decided to stay at another less-confested, more congenial hostel.
It was very clear to me that after seeing this hole-in-the-wall dump, the hostel was WAY over-rated. The young gals signing in guests were as pleasant as could be under the circumstances: complete chaos at check-in! I had to wait 20 minutes before even talking to one of them. It wasn't their fault; it was the fact that they were booked up to the hilt. Those massive backpacks had been left by hostelers who simply dumped their stuff and headed for the Old Town, only to return later when things we a bit more calmer.
I advise anyone thinking of staying at this hostel to seriously consider booking elsewhere. Krakow is loaded with excellent hostels, but Greg and Tom's place is an overcrowded arm pit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contrary to some hostels, you can check in at any time and wait for your bed in our comfortably furnished common room, having cup of coffee and a chat with our staff. Check out time is at 10am but after that you can still use the common areas of the hostel.For the hungry ones: DAILY FREE BREAKFASTS & FREE DINNERS!!What else do we offer: Three fully-equipped kitchens with microwaves, cooker, toaster, fridge with free filtered water and an ice maker for your fancy drinks. Free tea, coffee, milk fruits and cereal available 24/7 Spacious dorms and double rooms, modern bathrooms with massage showers. Free Internet and Wi-Fi, CD burning and printing, 3 huge flat screen TVs with hundreds of channels (music, sport, film, fashion) and a massive collection of DVDs (over 300 movies!) to enjoy while comfortably seated on our soft sofas. Free towel, linen, padlocks and security lockers. No curfew, no lockout!Broad tourist information, free maps and guidebooks.We also provide: Multilingual, experienced and energetic staff available 24/7 to help with the craziest issues: we help to buy tickets, look for the best bus or trains connections. IMPORTANT: AGE LIMIT FOR GREG&TOM from 18 to 50 YEARS OLD. No stags, no school groups. We only accept group bookings of no more than 6 people. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be charged for the whole stay and have their reservation cancelled. ... more less