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Koletek 7, Krakow 30-069, Poland (Stradom)
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Ranked #34 of 302 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

On arrival we were greater by friendly staff who have us ideas on what we could do in krakow and helped us throughout our whole stay! Room was exactly what we needed and the hostel was well located for all areas of the city. On the final day the staff went above and beyond by ordering us taxis for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The location is pretty good. Just outside of the city centre and close to the Jewish quarters where it's nice to hang out at night. The dorms: they gave us an entire room for just the 2 of us. this was actually the case for every dorm. It wasn't fully booked but they gave it to smaller groups. The common... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay in the Ars hostel. The staff were lovely, we arrived off the night train from prague in the early hours so we were unable to check into our room yet but the girl on reception gave us a map and marked all the places that would be open. The other boy on reception kindly posted my... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed two nights here in a private room as a couple. The hostel and staff were friendly and created a good atmosphere. As other reviews have said this is a party hostel and perhaps not ideal for a relaxed quiet stay. It was fine for us however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A short trip by tram from the bus/train station [get off by Wawel Castle] or a pleasant half hour walk through the park by the old city walls. An older building over the more modern bar. Huge common room. comfortable dorms, good kitchen, hot showers. Complimentary vodka shots in the evening and a good continental breakfast in the morning. Walking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We booked a 6 bed room at this hostel. We were greeted warmly by the reception staff, who took our bags up to our room for us as it was too early to check in. The beds were already made for us, and the room was large with a nice view onto a cute courtyard. The bathrooms were good, with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Dont go heere for a relaxed and quiet time in poland, Do go here for fun times and amazing experiences!! Hotel manger Salvoc (i think spelling was) is an actual legend of a man! how he keeps parting like he does is beyond me! Every night he came to the room with shots and then took us all on town.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

You could not hope for more friendly, accommodating and helpful staff. A perfect base to explore Krakow,and the lengths the staff went to ensure we had a great stay was nothing short of amazing. We will certainly be back!

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Excellent location, good wi-fi, free vodka shots at 8PM, modest but nice breakfast, extremely friendly and helpful receptionists & owner, the hostel itself was clean & quiet. The customer service was better at this hostel than at some of the 4* hotels I've been to. Beds could be less squeeky, but it's definitely a GREAT value for money. Definitely coming... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hostel location is excellent, near the Wawel Castle, the building is quite old as all other building near the castle must be I suppose, the rooms are tiny as I expected from a hostel, service was A++ and the lobby has a much more modern feel. Besides the negatives I would recommend it.

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Address: Koletek 7, Krakow 30-069, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stradom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 302 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, only 200 m to Wawel Hill, Kazimierz- former Jewish district with numbers of pubs, restaurants. Close to Main Market Square and famous discos. We organize free animation programs and free guided Krakow city tours on weekends. Stay here 4 nigths- will get 5-th free. ... more   less 
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