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“Budget accommodation? Yes, indeed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Start

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Hotel Start
Ranked #230 of 256 Hotels in Krakow
Sombor, Serbia
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“Budget accommodation? Yes, indeed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

First off, what do you expect for 11 Eur person/night with breakfast included, a 5-star hotel resort perhaps? Keep dreaming.
Meanwhile, in the real world, this is very budget friendly place for staying a couple of days. Sure, the beds are too hard, only one window opens in the entire room and the bathroom (though enormous) lacks any sort of storage cabinet, but the price, location and included breakfast make up for those shortcomings. It is also easy to find and has its own free parking. There is always room for improvement :) from the one star they've been awarded. I was looking for 4 beds in one room, and this one was not only closest to the centre but also the least expensive. The included breakfast was the usual buffet, nothing special but enough to last us till lunch. Two tram lines stop in front of the hotel, one takes you to castle and centre, the other one to centre and main train station, each takes around 10 minutes. The TESCO next door is open 24/7, but the fair exchange office only 9 AM to 9 PM, 10 AM on a Sunday, as we found out, arriving 9:30 on Saturday night.
The place is a good START to exploring Krakow!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

The breakfast buffet was very good, good parking. The hotel prices are very favorable. Quick easy access to the city center. The staff is friendly and well prepared. Hotel is good for mall prices.I was satisfied!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Haifa, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Not even worth the name of an hotel. Indeed, the letter "L" is not lighted, so it is a "hote".
It's an old, dirty hostel. The beds fall apart, the towels are gray, with holes and fall apart into threads; if you're able to turn a shower on, you're not able to turn it off. We asked for another room, but there a window was open wouldn't be shut (and that with 7 degrees of Celcius outside). The breakfast is just as horrible-the cheese is a gum, the cucumbers are not eatable and the jam is as if purchased in the cheapest market corner. Plus, there is a horrible smell of chemicals from the chemicals fabric nearby.
Avoid, by all means, there are plenty of nice hotels in Krakow, do not let this thing spoil your vacation!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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No, i cant write any good or little good thing about this hotel. Wee booked room, but when we saw the room we booked room in another hotel for quick. Hotel Start is a Hostel but even among those in the foulest. Dirty, ugly..... ahhh. Avoid if you can.

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The worst hotel I've been ever. Dirty, smelly ugly rooms! Something remained from 70's. Pictures are simply fake! The biggest cheat in Hotel business I've experienced ever. Keep out and avoid to book it! After 20 minutes we left. The only good thing was the free wifi, which helped to find another hotel. Receptionist guy was nice, but what he could do with this facility??? Poor guy!

  • Stayed July 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Hotel has good location, it is not far from the center and very close ( no more than 50 m) to the tram stop. Stuff of the hotel is also very kind. I would recommend it mainly to young, undemending people with low budget. Rooms has only basic equipment, but if you are looking only for a plece to stay during the night, you don´t need anything else.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belgrade, Serbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

My friends stayed in this hotel for New Year holidays for 3 days. I've seen rewievs here so I was prepared. It looks like a mental institution but has good location and nice personel. Those are two only advanteges of this hotel. Rooms are very basic but what you pay that's what U get. Still 15 minutes away from downtowm with tram 18 or less then 20 with tram 19 from Galeria Krakowska. Well the first impression is scary but they survived it. I recommend this hotel to young people with quite low budget and no expectations. Krakow rocks wherever U stay! :) Cheers!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Start
Address: ul. Kapelanka 60, Krakow 30-347, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #230 of 256 Hotels in Krakow
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Start 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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