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“Great value for money”
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City Hostel
Ranked #90 of 420 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
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6 reviews
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“Great value for money”
Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

Great location just a few minute walk from the main square but on a quiet street. Rooms were clean. Each room has a shower and bathroom. Staff were friendly. Breakfast is included in the price. Selection of breads, cereal, tea, coffee. Great value for money.

  • Stayed April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

The city hostel is located right in the city centre, in a nice area near the city's theatre, 5mins walk from the main square. The hostel was clean, our rooms were spacious - especially for a hostel - and, very important when it's freezing 10 degrees outside, very well heated. The staff was very helpful and patient, even when trying to supply enough cheese to feed 6 hungry Dutch people at breakfast. There are some 24-hour shops nearby, so you can get some food even if your flight arrives late.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Philippines
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Some tips for fellow traveller

Kitchen Facilities :
- only microwave, electric kettlle and ref. Its not a fully equipt kitchen

Direction :
i had sort of a hard time following the direction given from their website. If your visiting for the first time, orientation is kindda down the drain. I hope this direction will get you there in no time.

From the train ( krakow Glowny ) and the bus station ( central bus station ) go directly down the magda tunnel towards the entrance of Krakow Galleria but do not go inside. Instead go up the staircase before the entrance of the mall. Then walk a bit until you can see an entrance going inside the Krakow Glowny station. When your inside the station, go out the MAIN ENTRANCE/EXIT of the station.

so now your outside of the station ( over looking a big big square ) go straight to the pedestrian underground, bear left. continue walking up to your left and then turn right into the pathway to the Holy Cross church. Bear left again, follow the pathway in such a way that the church now is on your right. until you reach the first corner - SW. KRZYZA which is on the left --- look for #21.

hope this will help a lot.

Room Tip: no lift so when your carrying heavy luggage maybe you can request a room on the ground or first floo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights. Clean with everything you need for a short stay. Breakfast simple but great when on a budget! Only things that we would comment on is that we had no heating in our room and the walls are very thin so we could hear the neighbours!
Sarah & Steph

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

This hotel has everything you need. Maximum value for money.
Nice and clean rooms. Confortable beds, nice breakfast, kinds staff, free wifi everywhere and most important: 5 minutes walking from the main square.
If i ever return to Krakow, this is the place I'll book, for sure!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Sheffield
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

This hostel is well located in Krakow and is a stones throw from the main square. I stayed in a 3 person room, which had a private en-suite. The place was clean and tidy and recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay in Krakow on a budget.
As this is a hostel, you will get large groups staying, but on the whole I didn't hear too much noise.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

I came here exhausted, with way too little sleep having a bit trouble to find the place (my bad). Upon arrival I learned something went wrong with my reservation through Expedia. I was supposed to get a 1 person room and instead got registered for a 11 person dorm. Quite shocking but the lady at the front desk was so friendly and very helpful. After getting 0 results from my contact with Expedia the front desk offered me an emergency room, which is actually meant for 6 people but doesn't have any windows. I had a shower and toilet all for myself in this 6 person dorm and was VERY happy! Next to the very friendly staff, which was my life saver, the hostel is very central (only 10 minutes from the big square by foot), superclean and quiet. The breakfast is a bargain for the money you pay and if you don't like it you can always have breakfast somewhere close. I would definitely give City Hostel a 10 considering I never have slept in a hostel before this and they made me feel so welcome.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about City Hostel

Property: City Hostel
Address: ul. Sw. Krzyza 21, Krakow 31-023, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 420 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — City Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Hostel is a place designed for those who want to discover Krakow in their own, special way. We have converted a 19th century historical tenement in the centre of the Old Town into a meeting place for people from all over the world. In doing this we have tried to retain the warm atmosphere of the historical interiors. The City Hostel reflects Krakow's climate perfectly: only here does youthful energy meet tradition to create a spicy mix of modernity and history. At our place, you can plan your tour of the intriguing corners of the city and rest after discovering the charms of famous Krakow clubs all night. ... more   less 
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