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“I would not come back”
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Free Hostel
Ranked #307 of 420 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
Palermo, Italy
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33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“I would not come back”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The hostel has few ok things but too many downsize. I stayed in a private ensuite double room where the bathroom was bigger than the room itself. The room had no wardrobe, only 1chair, a bedside table between the 2beds and a little desk. There was no space on the floor for the luggage which had to stay in the bathroom. The mattresses were old, you can feel the bedsprings making sleep quality very poor. The common area, kitchen and tv are in the same room. Around it are all the dorms. It is impossible to spend some quiet time in the common area or watch tv as the 5 dorms around it are 10-12 bunk beds each. There is no gas cooker and burns but just 1little electric stove, so forget to cook any meal while you are there. If you stay on a private room you have to come out of the hostel and trough a cold corridor reach the other part of the building where there is the common area and kitchen. Location is ok, the place is not right in the city centre but overall is not far. 15 mins walk or just 2tram stops away the Rynek and the train station. Reception is open 24h, the girls don't speak fantastic english but enough to ask and receive information.

Room Tip: If you have a light sleep don't chose a private room as they are close to the reception and to c...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Cheap hostel, very good treatment! The girls can help you arrange some excursions around Krakow, they are all nice and kind. The rooms are ok, clean and well decorated. There is a big room for the breakfast where you can chat with other people, whatch tv and surf on the internet. Oh, and it's very close to the main square and only 5 min walking to the wonderful jewish quarter, where crazy nightlife is ;)
I definitely advice this place!

  • Stayed August 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We arrived on the 16th of august. We have booked a private room for 4 persons. The hostel is very nice and big. The employers are very friendly and kind. There is a good ambiance with people from all over the world. The service is good, clean chambers and a comfortable bathroom. It's also close to the centre of the very nice city Krakow. Only 10 minutes walk! I like this hostel and would recommend this to everybody who is planning a trip to krakow.

Room Tip: Book a private room if you need more privacy. Altough, for young people it's nice to share rooms...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Belgrade, Serbia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Very good hostel, clean, every room has its own bathroom. Breakfast was included in the price. Near the city centre, which is very important, you can go almost everywhere on foot. The staff was very helpful.

Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

his is my honest opinion of the place.
location: 3 trams station away from the bus terminal. or walk for 25mins. 10min walk to old city square
customer service: very helpul
cleanness: place was clean and tidy
bathrooms: Dorm of 8 had 1 own bathroom and shower. I was in there with 3 people so it was not used heavily.
extras: 1 computers to use as well as WIFI good. Kitchen is big and had everything including a fridge and microwave. Breakfast was great with polish ham and cheese.
Noisy: quite
Breakout area: the ground floor in kitchen
Suggestions: No air condition in the place or rooms, quite warm here in summer...

Room Tip: You can swing a cat in the dorm... Dorm called happy hour.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank MrOzboy
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Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

The hostel is next to stare miasto,it's like maximum 10 minutes walking.Staff couldnt be better.Very helpful and nice behavior. We left our luggage for 6 hours before the check in and also for many hours after the check out.And due to some problems with our train schedule,we were permitted to stay in the common room for like 5 hours and we had already check out earlier that day.The hostel is very interesting inside,with coloful paintings on the wall.Breakfast is the most satisfying someone can get at a hostel with so reasonable prices.Recommend it definitely for a pleasant and very affordable stay in krakow!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

A very friendly hostel close to the centre (about 10 minutes walk). Clean and nice rooms with lots of interesting colourful paintings on the walls. It really suited our group of 20 students and two teachers. All rooms had private bathrooms. We were allowed to leave our luggage in the hostel as we arrived earlier than check-in time. Breakfast was really good with ham, cheese, jam and cereals. Coffee and tea was self-service all day in a very nice common room area. As we were the only guests on the corridor, we had the common room to ourselves to use for meetings, too. We were asked every night what time we would like breakfast and it was on the table ready at the time we asked for. Very friendly receptionists and youthful atmosphere. The only downside was the noise of the trams in the rooms that were on the side of the street. Great value for money. We would book it again.

Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Free Hostel
Address: ul. Starowislna 32, Krakow 31-032, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Kazimierz
Hotel Style:
Ranked #307 of 420 Speciality Lodging in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking not only for a place to sleep but most of all a place where nice, open people, professional staff, comfortable rooms and especially "free" atmosphere are waiting for you, our hostel is a perfect choice! Even in a rainy day you can enjoy your time in Free Hostel. We do our best to make you feel safe, comfortable, like at home. ... more   less 
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