We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 246 Krakow hotels

Hotel Start

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ulica Kapelanka 60, Krakow 30-047 , Poland
Hotel amenities
Hotel Start
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
You added Hotel Start to your Saves list
Ranked #218 of 246 Hotels in Krakow
Write a Review

104 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We only stayed at this hotel for around 10 minutes before handing keys back in and checked into a proper hotel The hotel is so dirty and smells really bad The beds and bedding was filthy the shower plug hole was full of hair the towels was like pieces of rags Really is a unhealthy place to stay Do not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This isn't a hotel to spend all day in it. It's just a place to come late in the evening, sleep, have breakfast and go on with your affairs in Krakow. I guess, that it's foreseen for groups that arrived to Krakow for an excursion, since they usually spend all day downtown and come to the hotel very tired only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

No frills hotel, quite possibly the most depressing building to look at inside and out. Rooms are falling to pieces, beds uncomfortable but we were only staying for a stag do so were rarely in the room. Breakfast looked terrible aswell, plate of hotdogs and bits of chicken. Good wifi if you get room 1 tho fades away by room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sombor, Serbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

First off, what do you expect for 11 Eur person/night with breakfast included, a 5-star hotel resort perhaps? Keep dreaming. Meanwhile, in the real world, this is very budget friendly place for staying a couple of days. Sure, the beds are too hard, only one window opens in the entire room and the bathroom (though enormous) lacks any sort of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The breakfast buffet was very good, good parking. The hotel prices are very favorable. Quick easy access to the city center. The staff is friendly and well prepared. Hotel is good for mall prices.I was satisfied!

Review collected in partnership with Galahotels.com

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haifa, Israel
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Not even worth the name of an hotel. Indeed, the letter "L" is not lighted, so it is a "hote". It's an old, dirty hostel. The beds fall apart, the towels are gray, with holes and fall apart into threads; if you're able to turn a shower on, you're not able to turn it off. We asked for another room,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Budapest, Hungary
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

No, i cant write any good or little good thing about this hotel. Wee booked room, but when we saw the room we booked room in another hotel for quick. Hotel Start is a Hostel but even among those in the foulest. Dirty, ugly..... ahhh. Avoid if you can.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The worst hotel I've been ever. Dirty, smelly ugly rooms! Something remained from 70's. Pictures are simply fake! The biggest cheat in Hotel business I've experienced ever. Keep out and avoid to book it! After 20 minutes we left. The only good thing was the free wifi, which helped to find another hotel. Receptionist guy was nice, but what he... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brezno, Slovakia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Hotel has good location, it is not far from the center and very close ( no more than 50 m) to the tram stop. Stuff of the hotel is also very kind. I would recommend it mainly to young, undemending people with low budget. Rooms has only basic equipment, but if you are looking only for a plece to stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belgrade, Serbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

My friends stayed in this hotel for New Year holidays for 3 days. I've seen rewievs here so I was prepared. It looks like a mental institution but has good location and nice personel. Those are two only advanteges of this hotel. Rooms are very basic but what you pay that's what U get. Still 15 minutes away from downtowm... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Start? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Start

Address: Ulica Kapelanka 60, Krakow 30-047 , Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Start 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, HostelWorld, EasyToBook, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, HostelBookers, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Start reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Start Krakow
Start Hotel Krakow

54 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (47)
Bathroom (4)
Room/suite (22)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Room/suite (4)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay