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Brama Hostel
Ranked #129 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I would stay there again.”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Pros-
Excellent location. The hostel is located right on a main street, right down the road from the main square, and maybe a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Awesome stay for the price. There were 4 of us and it cost us about 75 USD a couple for 2 nights, while breakfast included. Can't beat that.

Free wifi

Cons-

We were on the second to top floor and there was no elevator.

The towels were like sand paper.


I can honestly say that I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone who goes that way. Also, just a little tip. There is a travel place right across the street. We booked the salt mine and Auschwitz tours through them and they were perfect.

Room Tip: Try to get closer to the bottom unless you want to haul your luggage up fights of stairs.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Montclair, New Jersey, Usa
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hostel is located just a few steps from the main square, and it's surrounded by many cafes and restaurants, always alive and vibrant. The rooms are decent and clean, the location is superb! Breakfast was fresh and offered a nice selection. Overall a positive experience!


  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The hostel is close to both the station and the city center, which is very convenient. The room was comfortable, the bathroom large and clean.
At night the street outside was crowded, but as long as you keep the window closed, it is not too loud. The breakfast buffet offered everything you need, the breakfast room was nice and comfortable. My room was on the third floor without an elevator.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I must confess that I had my worries about this ho(s)tel, given the fact that it was a last minute booking and that there were some negative reviews. However, everything was just fine: ultra-central location, beautiful view from the window, rich breakfast buffet, large rooms. The cleanliness was OK (not the best but decent enough) and the staff was more than helpful. Finding a parking place around the hotel is a bit trickier, as it it a very busy area, but with a little patience you will find one.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Booked last minute on booking.com and got a great deal for a single room. Clean room with two beds and a table and a lot of room. Big clean modern bathroom across the hall - shared with two other rooms but it was never occupied when I needed it. Internet worked with no problems. Good breakfast with juice, breads, yogurt and cereal and had outside seating. Neat old building in the heart of the old city - wouldn't want to stay in any other location in Krakow. 8 minute walk with a big backpack from the bus station/train station. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Sardinia, Italy
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50 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

It is a great hostel. Breakfast is a kind of buffet and rooms are clean. Price is competitive and location is really good. i reccomend it but remember to get for the check in before than 10 pm because , even if website doesnt say anythig about it, after 10 pm there is noone in the reception!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Good - The location was excellent, right by the Florianska Gate and only three minutes walk from the main market square. I had a double room with private bathroom and both were basic but clean.

The Bad - Despite the amazing location the one thing that would put me off staying here again is the noise in the night. For two nights of my stay I didn't sleep at all, despite having my windows closed. This was not the fault of Brama Hostel. Drunk British people shouted and argued in the streets until well after 5 am and this was during the week in November, not on a weekend.

Although the room was clean the sheets didn't fit the beds properly - there was a gap of several inches at the top of the mattress and the pillow was extremely lumpy. The breakfast was extremely basic and the coffee was undrinkable. I only ate it once and went to Coffee Heaven a couple of doors away the remainder of the time.

Breakfast was not available during the hours stated on the website but only from 7.30 am to 9.30 am. The staff weren't particularly helpful. They were polite enough though. The reception was only manned until 10pm. It was impossible to find the lights for the stairway up to my room. I almost fell one evening as it was too dark to see.

If it wasn't for the noise, I would be willing to put up with the other downsides for the location and price. I had a double with bathroom for only £19 a night through booking.com, but next time I'm gonna stay somewhere I can sleep. Probably a hotel just outside of Planty Park.

Room Tip: If you do stay here - ask for a room that is not facing Florianska Street and take earplugs with you...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Brama Hostel
Address: ul. Florianska 55, Krakow 31-019, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto
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Ranked #129 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
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Hotel Class:2 star — Brama Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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