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The Secret Garden Hostel

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ul. Skawinska 7, Krakow 31 066, Poland
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Ranked #36 of 247 Hotels in Krakow
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this hostel after reading the great reviews from TripAdvisor. We booked a room with shower/toilet. However, a few days before our arrival, the hostel called us to warn us that we would have to stay in room with shared showers/toilets. And they didn't agree to lower the price we paid! Anyway, after a few nights at the hostel,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time, however, I read the reviews. Most helpful, quiet at night, and the day. My interests extended to coming-in at anytime in the day, till 05.30 am. No problem. A safe place in a safe City, if you have zl! Reception Staff have functional English. Helped, successfully, from a problem with printing Boarding-pass, through the Polish name for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time to stay here and in the same apartment .. Location is perfect for a walk river side to the castle or 5 min walk through the streets to the old town or a one stop tram journey over the bridge to schindlers museum and quiet so you are not sleep deprived from the noise ..... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hostel! Couldn't have asked for better. A real surprise considering the perception of hostels. Excellent, professional, highly efficient staff. Exceptionally clean. Amazing kitchen facilities with great breakfast. Driver waiting to pick us up at airport. Staff very helpful with information around Krakow. Would definitely be staying here again if the need arises.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place made our trip to Krakow unforgettable. We stayed in one of the apartments, which was 2 minutes away from the actual hostel. I had a chance to see the hostel rooms as well. Super clean and welcoming. Front desk spoke perfect English AND we had a hotel driver waiting for us at the airport with a sign (... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When my mom and I arrived at this hostel, we were happy to get out of the blistering heat and into the cool. When we arrived we were met with a friendly smile and welcome from the receptionist. All of the reception staff and even the domestic staff were all very nice, and very helpful. The receptionist explained to us... More 

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Mumbai
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only mention good points. The hostel is cheap, the staff is kind and helpful, they speak good English. The food is basic but totally fine. The room is clean and spacious, so is the bathroom. I also like the garden theme, every rooms has it's own name of a herb. It's a bit far away from the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The Secret Garden Hostel was recommended to us by a member of our family who had stayed there before. We arrived at night having never been to Kraków before. We arrived at the hostel and the staff was polite, friendly and very helpful. We were directed to the apartment on Josefa street... Eventually we found it and when we entered... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Like many other people I had booked a single room with shared bathroom, for 4 nights, £53. Reasonable enough, on arrival I'm told a party of students will be arriving, so they thought I might enjoy a private apartment at no extra charge, and enjoy it I did, ensuite bathroom, small kitchen complete with tea coffee kettle pots pans washing... More 

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Province of Lucca, Italy
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the Secret Garden Hostel since the quality of the services provided for the budget price are exquisite. It's a very clean place, decorated in good taste, quiet during the night in a central but remote tranquil street in the old Jewish quarter Kazimierz from where one can walk through the beautiful neighborhood or over the... More 

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