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Second visit, gave me a few good laughs (By some unforseen and odd situations).
By place and second planning I thought that I all figured it out. This hostel (and room) was a non argument (this was my corner stone in my vacation).
Well by location Hostel Secret Garden may look a little off centre. But by logistics it's a gem. When going out, it's a pearl.
Currently there is a lot of construction works ongoing at the Airport and Railway. But by Public transport (Strefa II ticket, 6 zloty) it's possible to get from Airport to Hotel in 90 minutes Bus 208/292 (Dworzec Główny and connect with tram 10 (Lubicz). Who needs a cab/transfer anyway ?!
Now the cheeky fun part.
[*] Checking-in... At first time they didn't noticed that i prolonged my staying (changed my confirmed booking in march from 4 to 6 days). I helped the girl at the desk with my copied papers from booking.com and paid for the extra days happily .
[*] Checked-in... went to my room everything just looked so familiar (Felt like I never left it in 2013). When i switched on the main light. Nothing happens (Light bulb 'energy Saver ' dead). At first i was thinking.. i have a toilet- and bed light so what is the problem. But after 2 days i thought this isn't appropriate I seriously could use more light. -- Slightly bad move afterwards --
Went to the receptionist with the broken light bulb and ask for replacement.
They looked everywhere but at that moment they didn't had a spare. But promised me it will be fixed on the next day (and they did, *Hurray*).
When the main lighting was fixed the insects (sleeping with open room) and misquito's had a real good locked/target on me. One night moth was for 2 days trapped and failed to escape. (was still there when i checked out).
-- Insects do not need to check in... it's the season --
[*] During my visit, i prolonged my staying with another day (by sending a e-mail, I was in Tarnow at the moment). Without any flaws. Adjusted and even got a printed version of my return flight.
All above isn't a subject of any rating. It's friendly and good behavior.
[*] The little drop down in rating has to be the operational value of the Login-card. Sometimes it's very hard to get in of this hostel (not to get out, it's like the reverse of Hotel California - Eagles). If you hear a small gentle-click at the gate.. push the door. Otherwise wait for the receptionist to act. Last thing to do is hammering the door bell (like some of the guests did).
Liked my staying very much (It's good to see the staff very complete since 2013),
I didn't complete all of my renewed planning v2.0 (but i have seen a lot !!).
- Nowa Huta,
- Morksie Oko (was a small failure due to the weather, rain and thunder).
- Oświęcim (A little bit scared to go). And I should go (sometime).
At least now i find another excuse to go back. Where to start... simply book and go (planning is already there).
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