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“Amazing staff. great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Flamingo Hostel

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Flamingo Hostel
Ranked #58 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
1 review
“Amazing staff. great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Highly recommended to the energetic travelers who enjoy meeting people.The hostel is within 1 minute walk to the middle of central square, situated just in one of the lanes in old town. It's not only a budget place to stay overnight. Here you can make friends with other travelers and the locals(staff!). The staff will hold some pub crawl events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as far as I know. Staff here are super helpful, young and passionate. 24 hours there'll always be someone at the counter so solo traveler could stay with less worries about safety. In my case, even though I encountered someone weird in the hostel (you never know who you'll meet during a trip) but the staff here cheer me up and make sure everything's fine. Great solo traveling experience!! Thank you Kasia : ) If i have chance, I'd definitely come again here visiting this fantastic city Krakow.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Great hostel in an amazing location. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Lovely communal area and the place is quite safe with needing a buzzer to get in. Only downside is the bedrooms are very cramped and one bathroom for 12!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

I came here with a friend to learn about Auschwitz, with a tour to the Wieliczka salt mine. It was booked by the staff with no bother at all. We settled in very quickly. The other guests at the hostel were a pleasure to be around, we didn't really intend on exploring the nightlife, but we were extremely glad that we did. The staff were undeniably friendly and we found it very hard to leave. Definitely thinking of returning as soon as possible. Unforgettable stay, overall.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

It was only when i left flamingo for another hostel that i realized how good it was.
I can say that it almost felt like home, since the manager to all the staff, everyone helps you and takes care of you like you are family! Rooms are clean, when you receive white sheets on a hostel you know the staff is taking good care of cleaning.

I will sure come back even if it is only to give a "hi" ;)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

I was in Krakow a lot of time, trying different hostels, hotels and places, but for sure I can say that every time I visit the Flamingo, I really feel like home.

People are so nice, the romms very clean and they help you in visiting city.

The first time I was there, in 2008, I was surprised by the "party boy", an australian guy who planned every night a great party for the hostel people.

Great experience, I hope to come back to Flamingo as soon as possible!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed there 3 night in November. The hostel was clean, the staff was helpful and kind. They give us a lot of recommendations about places to visit. The hostel is well located (2 minutes walk from main square) on a bit noisy street. The price also included the breakfast, which was pretty good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Stayed in this hostel as a group of 6 girls in summer 2013 for three nights. It is the most amazing location - right off the main square and near to all the good clubs! The staff were sooo helpful and can organise any tours you would like to the main attractions which was useful. They were also great with organising nightime activities out to clubs and pubs, and was one of the most social hostels we stayed in, in terms of meeting other backpackers as there is a huge communal area. The room was basic but nice and clean. Only massive drawback was the breakfast - very low quality. But it was included in the price so it wasn't a big problem because everything else made up for it. Would highly recommend this hostel to people looking to have a fun time!

Overall rating - 9/10

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Flamingo Hostel
Address: ul. Szewska 4, Krakow 31-009, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto
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Ranked #58 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Flamingo Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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