We arrived at 21.30 via Taxi, 66 Zlt from the Airport, as we thought it'd be difficult to navigate the streets in the dark. It might have proved tricky to find as the entrance is not that obvious, although if you look skywards you'll see the Premium sign above a huge brown door. It shares the building with the Freedom Hostel, and a Shooting Range.. at first we were slightly amused but you need not worry as we heard no shooting what so ever. There is a lift up to the hostel reception on floor 3, the staff are polite and helpful, and willing to offer help with directions. On that point it is really easy to get to the main square from the hostel, turn right out of the hostel then at the end of the street turn left walk 15-20 mins and you are there, or just get any tram and get off just before it turns left or right. Back to the room, Room 20, a reasonable size room, with pleasant decor, a wardrobe, table and stool, TV with only Polish channels, double bed with separate duvets and a pillow each, the bed was too soft for my liking, but still a comfortable nights sleep had each night, the only grumble was the curtain situation, bit fancy but not sufficiently thick to cut out morning light. The bathroom really was the gem in the room, easily better than any travelodge or hostel that I've stayed in before, very clean and hygienic. shower was powerful and hot, toilet worked and additional toilet on request, and a wash basin, two small to medium towels in the room, however we brought our own towels. Also they provided cotton face pads and cotton buds (Q tips).
There was a bit of noise in the morning as the courtyard was shared with residents, but nothing to overbearing and offensive.
The other facilities in the hostel were as expected, pop and water available at reception, in the common area a fridge and the usual cooking facilities, not huge but big enough.
As for tours there are a few bookable at reception for pick up at the hostel through See Krakow, we went on the Auschwitz tour 160 Zlt each and I can safely say it is worth every zloty, prompt pick up in a a/c mini bus. although bring a sandwich and a drink as they do not provide much and opportunity to refuel is limited on the tour in two 10-15 minute breaks, I would say going to Krakow this is a must see, if you do one thing, do this!!
Whilst we were there we saw 3 of 4 seasons, blistering sunshine, cloud and wind and rain.
The main sqaure is fantastic covent garden esq. but i'd say much more beautiful!! everything happens here!
We went to the Wawel Castle, a beautiful place worth a visit, a short walk from the square. Also we went on a river boat trip, not a great deal to see from the boat but a good chance to recuperate. Also we went to Schindler's Factory, 17 zloty each but i'd say money well spent if you take time to read everything.
Eating is something i'm good at so we decided to try some traditional polish fayre, Pierogy, very nice I had it filled with meat and it was filling. Also we tried an italian behind the catherdral Czokpy was it's name a quaint setting.
We got the train back to the airport at 19 zlt each quite simple from the main station.
All in all a great place to go on a city break with plenty to do and it is safe!!
Room 20 was our room had a double bed and ensuite
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