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“I honestly wasn't all that impressed”
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Mundo Hostel
Ranked #12 of 448 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

My wife and I were travelling with friends - we normally stay in hotels but they wanted to do the hostel thing. After staying here and in a couple of other hostels around Eastern Europe it just confirmed to us that we are really not hostel people (we like our creature comforts)

Good points:
- Easy to park because it's away from the main part of old town
- They did our laundry for us for free
- Shared breakfast - basic but really nice
- Friendly service - very happy to help out

Not so good points
- It's away from the main part of old town so be prepared to walk a lot
- Hard to find at first - it's hidden away in a courtyard behind a locked door so you have to buzz the door, walk through a dark and damp alleyway right to the back of an old and crumbling courtyard to another door that you have to again get buzzed into (and if there is no one on the front desk, good luck getting in)
- No lifts
- Rooms are very small, with no fan or air conditioning so if you are there in the summer you have to keep the window open and there is no screens on the windows so you can get bugs coming in
- Our room was right above the front door so every time someone came in the door it slammed and shook our room - plus that's where the smokers gathered so we had smoke coming in our room because we had to keep the window open because it was summer
- Breakfast is shared - and seating is very limited to a dining table and a couple of chairs so if you don't get a spot bad luck

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

I have visited Hostel Mundo for 4 times now and each time it has been great!

The location is just perfect between the old town and Kazimierz (Jewish quarter) and it is quiet too. It takes only a 5-10 minutes walk. I always travel to Krakow by car and it's easy to reach and park.

The rooms are good, the bathrooms are modern and clean. It includes breakfast and it is amazing and freshly made as well!

The staff are the kindest I've ever seen! I'm really looking forward to visiting Hostel Mundo and Krakow again. If you're looking for a hostel in one of the nicest towns in Europe, don't look any further, stay at Hostel Mundo!

Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Lennart76
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

The Mundo hostel is a 15-20 minute walk from the bus/train station and right on the edge of old town. Walking to the center of old town takes about 5 minutes. The hostel is very clean and is very accommodating. The breakfast they serve every morning is great and they have one computer with internet access. I recommend this hostel to travelers looking for a hostel which goes out of their way to help their guests. One of the best hostels I've been in.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank ThatGuy09
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Reviewed May 15, 2010

The location is brilliant as The Mundo sits between the old market square (3 minute walk) and Kazimierz (3 minute walk). It is only a 15 minute walk from the train station too.
The hostel is spotless. We had the shared bathroom which was never a problem and it was kept clean all of the time.
The staff could not do enough for us and the breakfasts they prepared were better than any hotels, basically they gave you loads and a big choice of cereals, breads, cheese, meats, salads and as much tea and coffee that you could drink.
Stay at this hostel and you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Chris6781
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Reviewed April 21, 2010

My friend and I found ourselves stranded in Krakow due to volcano eruption. We needed to find somewhere cheaper to stay and a luckily sequence of events lead to us staying at the Mundo Hostel. We are older than the usual hostel guests and this was our first experience. It was modern, clean, comfortable and welcoming. Quite a contrast from the so called 4* hotel we had been staying in. The staff were helpful and spoke excellent English.

The hostel only had a few guests when we stayed, so it was a quiet and peaceful place to be. The communal lounge/kitchen area was comfortable and there is a small terrace which is a lovely place to relax when the sun is out. The free internet access was much appreciated given the circumstances surrounding our enforced extended stay in the city.

Breakfast was included in the price which was a lovely bonus. My friend and I wished we'd had our entire stay at this hostel and, as our perception of hostels has now changed, would consider this type of accommodation again.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Chocbid
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

One of the best hostels I've stayed in! Ok, so its early February in Krakow and -10 degrees, hence the hostel was quite empty - and SO nice and quiet. Staff were incredibly friendly and attentive, helpful with directions and suggestions, and happy to have a chat.
And yes, they do make you eggs in the morning! With an unlimited supply of cereal, bread (toast), tomotoes, cheese, some sliced meats, fresh coffee.. Free tea and coffee to help yourself through the day or in the evening.
Despite the look of the entrance (which doesn't bother me but was noted in a previous review) the hostel is only a few years old and therefore is all new and modern. We stayed in the private Nepal room which was spotless, warm and comfortable, and the bathrooms were new, clean and practical. And they supplied (small) towels - but perfect for the weekend away with no luggage - the last thing you want to do is carry towels.
I wish all hostels were this good!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Wazdoggy
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

It's so funny everyone's gushing about the scrambled eggs, but it's true. The two lovely ladies preparing breakfast each morning do such an amazing job, it gets everyone's day started on such a good note. (Funny, I'm somewhat a foodie and noticed she uses very similar techniques as Gordon Ramsay's famous scrambled eggs, check it out on www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU_B3QNu_Ks; if the link is broken just type it in... hunk of butter, crack the eggs into the pan and don't scramble beforehand, whisk inside the pan on light heat, she skipped the crème fraîche but definitely had the chives and seasoning at the end! Put it on the bread, add some tomato/cheese/ham and you've got a delicious breakfast.)

Anyways, this was a good hostel all around. It's only slightly out of the way but still very central (between the town square and old Jewish Center which is good... overall about a 15 minute walk from the train station). The private rooms are a bit inconsistent - definitely pay the slight increase and get the rooms with private showers. They're bigger, much more convenient, have better furniture, and are only slightly more expensive. There's laundry (PLN8), lots of cold Lechs and other Polish beer (PLN6), and a good wi-fi connection accessible best from the living area (I couldn't get a connection in my room, but it was much nicer in the common area anyway). The 24hr desk/accessibility is obviously a huge plus for a hostel (no curfew).

I think the big difference is the staff. They are young, helpful, cheerful, and really make the stay enjoyable. I would strongly recommend this hostel to any traveler, not just backpackers and adventurers.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Address: ul. Jozefa Sarego 10, Krakow 31-047, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto , Wesoła Zachód
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Ranked #12 of 448 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Price Range: $15 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mundo Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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