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Poets' Corner Hostel

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Sokolska 789/1, Olomouc 779 00 Czech Republic
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 04/29/2021.
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#2 of 26 Specialty lodging in Olomouc
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Poets' Corner Hostel is a traditional backpackers hostel located in the wonderful, historic city of Olomouc, which is recognised as one of Europe's true hidden gems. The hostel features mixed dorm rooms for the budget-minded traveller, as well as spacious and stylish private rooms with retro furnishings.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bicycle rental
Mini golf
Bowling offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Czech, German and 2 more
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Motyl M wrote a review Nov 2020
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The location is good, close to the center and the building has a nice view. I met friendly travelers but I didn't feel very safe. I found the manager a bit gross. He was there all the time and he was staring at my... back each time he was behind me. He also never stopped inviting me to have beer or wine even after I told him I don't drink alcohol.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Ellie B wrote a review Nov 2019
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I had a lovely stay at Poets' Corner. The staff are amazing, and the hostel couldn't be more cozy. Great location within walking distance of everything in Olomouc. Good stopover between Prague and Krakow, but you're doing yourself a disservice by only staying one night!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Louis G wrote a review Sep 2019
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Of all things one ought to do in one's life, the most important one might very well be to embark at least once on a genuine and meaningful journey. "Where" doesn't remotely matter as much as "why" such an adventure would be undertaken : it seems very possible that traveling to a small and neighboring town could contain infinitely more meaning than venturing to the grandiose edge of the world with little purpose and an empty heart. Not unlike the "hero's journey", the journey that calls one out on the roads of the unknown at a certain moment of one's life is just as much a journey of the mind and soul as it is the crossing of a physical, material distance. It is perhaps something that we forget all to often in this day and age where technology and the industry of mass tourism have shrunk the vastness of our world to ridicule, rendered what were once fabulous quests to uncharted lands absurdly affordable and converted trying, hardly comfortable and exhausting travels into an all-too normal part of life. It is a contemporary peculiarity that seemingly great amounts of people these days can casually cruise across half of the world within a year or two of "sabbatical break", until they eventually make their way home, with a nice tan, a bunch of trave of anecdotes in mind and infinite entries on their instagram account, but for the most part unchanged where it most matters : within. Why this lengthy and tiresome rant as on opener of a hostel review, you may ask ? It seemed relevant to me, in order to accurately formulate my thought, to make a point about how a meaningful journey far outweights a hollow one and remind that appearances - as always - are deceiving in this regard. In short, you wouldn't expect a two day stay in a pretty yet peripheral city within the czech republic to offer much that a trip to the gorgeous and not-so-distant Prague or even Budapest wouldn't. It doesn't seem likely that coming to Olomouc would, in any kind of way, constitute a journey far outweighing the oh so traditional touristic pilgrimage to the crown-jewel of Bohemia. And yet ... To say that Olomouc has been a meaningful part of my own, personal, hero's journey would be an understatement - it might very well be the place where my interest for traveling shifted considerably after years of much wandering. The town had its part in this - it is, after all and as previously mentionned, a very cute and active town with much merit - but it is chiefly the welcome i first received upon crossing the threshold of the Poets'Corner and the human links that would be woven henceforth between I and the people I met there that would be responsible for that : the slow discovery of my own purpose and overarching meaning in life. I dare not go in too much - and additional - lengths about what and how is the place itself : it has been accurately portrayed by previous reviews and what impression it leaves is perhaps hard to describe in many words. "Home" is what it feels like. A cosy, old-fashionned and peaceful home. Nothing less and little more - but what else could you ask for ? Peace was all I ever asked of life. And I always longed to have an out-of-a-tale inn to settle down for a while midway to a distant place. A year passed since i first stepped into this little world of its own, and I never once regretted it - in fact, I couldn't be more thankful to fate for bringing me here, one summer afternoon, for I have since returned many times, with the sole wish to retrieve this peace once found amongst friendly faces and wihin the warmth of these four walls. In the grand scheme of things, and within the frame of our respective journeys on this lowly world, it seems we regularly forget how much good reside within smaller - or seemingly smaller - things. Or smaller places. Olomouc would be one such place : not so much of a destination but rather a transit station on way to bigger and greater places, barrely worth any consideration at all. I'd urge you to reconsider this common idea and to heed my advice to venture to this small corner of the world, for it might surprise you with what it has to offer, and who it might put on your way. I know it surely surprised me then and has continued to surprise me since, every time I walked my way to its streets and settled for a while - long or short - at the Poets' Corner, a real life resting inn for the strained traveler on way to a better known town. A transit station perhaps; but an important one ... And what a start really, for the journey of a lifetime. As I depart once more and life resumes its course, I reckon that I'll see this place and its faces again before long - and I cannot help but recall these famous words whose author's name was lost to time : "in every travel a purpose and its beauty lying not at the end, but within the journey itself."
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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David B wrote a review Aug 2019
Longueuil, Canada2 contributions
Home sweet home. I really liked my stay. After a nice welcome, let's your bags on your bed and pay your bed, the fun begin. The owners or an employee give you a map of the city and take around 5-10 minutes to explain the attraction, some places to eat and the city in general. Nice kitchen, old furniture but nice and cozy. You feel like if you're in an apartment with friends. Free coffee and tea in a bonus :-) No breakfast but you're at home, so make your own food if you want. Go there, unless you want to regret it! Merci! Très bonne auberge. Vous êtes comme à la maison. Situé au 4e étage, vous y serez confortable et dans le calme. Le propriétaire et son équipe sont très sympathique. Vous pourrez peut-être aller prendre quelques bière avec certains et d'autre voyageurs sur une magnifique terrasse. Endroit paisible. Ville a recommander et auberge un essentiel à y aller.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from thepoets, Owner at Poets' Corner Hostel
Responded Aug 6, 2019
So very happy you liked our vibe and the home feeling! Just what we wanted :) And thanks for spending some time in Olomouc and checking out our area of the country! Cheers and Happy Travels from all of us!
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Janka K wrote a review Jul 2019
Brno, Czech Republic3,645 contributions204 helpful votes
I liked the atmosphere, but it doesn't need to fit everyone's expectation. The location is good, and the same goes for the hospitality of the hostel. Staff was very nice, with perfect English, and willing to help. From the point of me being a guest, I can not complain. If you like this old style, I believe you might enjoy your stay at this place.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cosy Corner Hostel
LOCATION
Czech RepublicMoraviaOlomouc RegionOlomouc
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poets' Corner Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Poets' Corner Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Holy Trinity Column (0.2 miles), St Moritz Church (0.2 miles), and Olomouc Town Hall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Poets' Corner Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Poets' Corner Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Moravska Restaurace, Restaurant u Morice, and Cafe La Fee.
Is Poets' Corner Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Olomouc.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Poets' Corner Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Polish, Czech, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Poets' Corner Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Kopecek Church and Monastery (4.6 miles), The Chapel of St. John Sarkander (0.3 miles), and Archbishop’s Palace (0.6 miles).