Hostel Secret Garden.
At first sight I thought this hostel was beyond the flying map of Cracow. I was very wrong. The metro station is just 175 meters away. And the main pubs (Kazimierz/Plac Nowy) is just 750 meters away.
The Hostel itself is located in a silent area (almost no traffic in the streets).
The exchange kantor in Plac Wolnica (bus stop) gives a very decent exchange deal. Exchange kantor Grosz located in the Centrum (Sławkowska 4) gives a slightly better deal.
They have a sort of hippy flower/tree formula. Most Walls, doors, carpet, is mostly decorated in green and purple Woodstock colors (very funny). Every rented room has it's own tailored theme.
My rented room (20) was much better than expected (it could easily match a 2-3 star by hotel quality). Nice personal shower & toilet and bed with 4 pillows, TV set.
And the looks on the outside was a little gem (a small decorated secret garden)
But you have to keep in mind that this is a hostel and no hotel. So you got only the basics : Hand soap, but there's one small supermarket located just around the corner (Plac Wolnica).
During your staying no servicing is done until you leave. New towels is possible against a small fee.
But that's in my opinion a more than fair reason why the cost of staying is very well priced.
The morning breakfast is good, didn't had the time to use it very often because my personal schedule of all things I tried to see in- and outside of Cracow. But I liked the yoghurt anyway.
On the front side of the hostel you have a nice option to sit down and relax as well (and smoke - Hurray).
In the central living room you have 3 PC's with connection to the internet. But the wifi signal in my room worked spotless.
A lot of pro's but 2 small cons.
[*] Movement from other rooms can be heard. Earplugs could easily fix this minor problem.
[*] And a lot of pigeons in the morning. Some pranking idiot was feeding this birds around 05:00, great gig. Those birds can create a lot of noise in the morning.
My first checking and tried to pay for my room directly in cash : "Sorry sir, We don't have enough exchange can you please pay the remaining by tomorrow - missing 22 zloty". Here is your key.
Wow, great service and warm feeling (first encounter of my journey in Cracow)
Staffcrew 24/7 spotless and insight (and always with a good mood) on the job.
Couldn't leave this hostel empty handed. It was a real pleasure to be in Cracow/Polen. Loved everything.
My personal schedule of things i liked to see and visit is completed by approx 80-90 % (was very well prepared, before entering Cracow), so I have to return to Cracow (rebook). Where I’m going to stay is no longer an issue.
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- Also Known As:
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- Secret Garden Hostel Krakow
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