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Kajovska 59, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Hostel Merlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

First I should say that CK is a Unesco world heritage town, very small and very beautiful. It is therefore fairly packed with tourists, especially in August. There are also well known music festivals here in summer which the Czechs all come to. Finding accommodation at such times is very hard if not impossible. We stayed a night in Ceske... More

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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stayed in a private room at the Merlin Hostel (not the pension). It was basic and bare and beds were a bit hard. But the location was great, the value was fantastic, and I’d definitely stay here again for the price if looking for budget accommodation in Cesky Krumlov. Wifi worked well. Shared bathrooms were always clean and available.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We've had a pleasant stay for only one night in the hostel with five guys. It is a small and cozy hostel and the personnel is really friendly. We cooked our own meal in the kitchen, which was fine. Also the the common balcony was quite a nice spot to chill. Above all, the hostel is perfectly located in the... More

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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good location, but the surrounding gets a little noisy if you have windows into the town side. We had problem because of the parking spot (overbooking) but kitchen is nice, the staff is friendly and the price is awesome.

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Beersheba, Israel
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11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Pension Merlin has 2 parts. the hostel that located in the old town and the pension, 500m up hill south to old town. both owned and run by the same owners. we stayed at the pension. our room was big, clean, and with nice view over the town. small but nice kitchenet & dinning room and big quiet garden to... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been to three hostels in Cesky Krumlov (had to switch every day due to lastminute availability), and this is what I found: This hostel is right in the old town, next to the river. I think that is its major advantage. Other than that fairly normal hostel facilities - wifi, no bunk beds (yay), a number of bathrooms, a... More

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Goleta, California
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We absolutely loved this hostel! It is the best value in town. Staff was friendly and upgraded us to a private room which was very inexpensive. There is a kitchen to share with complimentary tea. The rooms are small but cozy. Everything in town is within walking distance. Be prepared to pay in cash.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The price for the room is cheap so you can't get high level you expect. I still recommend! The host is very nice and friendly. You can get some information from the desk. Only one thing I want to blame is the room is too small, but it’s cheap so….

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Really good location and cute little comfy rooms in the pension. Nice to have our own kitchen and bathroom. A few things weren't good... The room wasn't very clean when we arrived (hairs all over the floor) and the fridge and toaster didn't work.. A bit disappointing. The staff were very friendly but not really helpful at all. For such... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

it's among one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Although a bit lack of atmosphere inside, hostel merlin is very well located right in the very centre of Cesky Krumlov. It has beautiful view from the window, I enjoyed my one-day-stay there. The only problem is that in the room,wifi signal sometimes get very weak and will disconnect... More

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Address: Kajovska 59, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > South Bohemian Region > Cesky Krumlov
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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