Very good place to stay for a few nights. About 30 min to the beautifull Krakows old town so it's not a problem to walk there. Rooms are clean, nice with a very comfortable bed. Staff is qualified enough and prices are acceptable. I am thinking about more travelling with Ibis hotels.
Having been to Krakow three times (all stag do's) this was the best place I've stayed. As cheap as a decent hostel but with the comfort of your own room, shower and toilet. Security also around over night. Is a short walk into the main square (10 mins or so) just past a shopping centre, through an underpass and then the park.
Shopping centre has a McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks if that's what cures your hangovers!
Rooms are clean and new. Shower is in the room so water gets all over the place but not a major problem as room is cleaned each day. Towels provided.
On the whole great place to stay, a little out of the main hustle but worth it for the price. You can get a train direct from the airport to the hotel which is handy.
Stay here - best budget I've ever stayed in.
The hotel is very clean, everything is new, the localisation is very good and the breakfast is cheap. Just be aware that there is no separation between the shower and the bedroom, there is no bathroom mat and no hair dryer (not even in the reception!)
Great value for money. Very clean, comfortable and quiet rooms although without tea and coffee facilities. Coffee, tea and other drinks available at the reception in machines. Staff very helpful and polite. Spend wonderful time in Krakow for very decent price and not far from city centre. There is a bus service from and to airport 2 minutes form hotel. Bus number 208 - form and to airport.
Stayed two nights in Krakow (plus two nights in Warsaw and one night in Katowice--all at ETAPs) and appreciate the value--rate here was 35 Euro/night (basic rack rate) plus breakfast and parking (each about 20 PLN or 5 Euro). There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel so transportation into the center is easy (or you can drive or take a taxi). I echo what others have said that the staff are friendly, helpful (with directions, etc.) and speak English well.
Having said all that, if I were to come back to Krakow, I would definitely consider paying a bit more for a nicer hotel and a better location. On the nights we were here, the Sheraton was 160 Euro/night so not worth the difference. But if you were in Warsaw on the weekend where the Westin is 50 Euro a night compared to the ETAP at almost the same price, well....
The other thing that was interesteg was that each hotel was almost the same w=but with one or two little differences. For example, the shower here leaked and was small--Katowice and Warsaw were fine. The TV here (and in Katowice) was mounted on the wall and was flat screen (but the one in Warsaw was a small one on the desk). Krakow had a separate bathroom; Warsaw and Katowice had a separate room for the toilet but the shower and sink were in the bedroom. Warsaw didn't have a second see-through blind like the other two did. Only Katowice had a plug easily visible near the TV. Small differences but interesting.