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“Simple but nice hostel in great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of ARS Hostel

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ARS Hostel
Ranked #195 of 408 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
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“Simple but nice hostel in great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Just finished a 3 night stay here in Krakow. There was very little wrong with the hostel, clean, comfortable etc with free internet (though it was patchy and struggled when there were a few people online). It's in a great location, a five minute walk from the old town and round the corner from wawel castle and hill.

The service was decent too, exorcising l especially from the young lad in the morning.

Only downside was the inevitable snorer, but that wasn't the hostels fault.

  • Stayed December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

As long as you're expecting a hostel not a hotel this is great value. Free vodka shot each day and breakfast included at £11/night (travelling as a 3 we paid to have a private room) there is also free internet. The location was fine and the staff were great, advising us on where to go, how to get there etc. I would stay here again, though on arrival the first time there's no lit up sign like the other hostels seemed to have so you have to keep a careful lookout! (I ended up wandering the pretty city for half an hour or so late at night with a heavy bag being directed wrongly by seemingly helpful locals!)

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Nice and warm place.You have free breakfast in the mornings.So much different nationalities in the same place.Nearly in the center of the city.So close to Royal Castle in Krakow.Plus,free vodka shots ;) 10/10

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Ars hostel is perfect for a cheaper stay in Krakow but also not far from the main square, about a 10 min walk away.
The staff were great and helped us organize everything, with a great free breakfast (basic but nice).
The wi fi was fast and reliable. Great hostel for young travelers too with a comfy common room and plenty of atmosphere!

  • Stayed September 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Rooms and bathrooms are really clean, staff is friendly, hostel well located and with excelent price.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Dublin,Ire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

Free use computer w/internet connection
Hot showers
Clean
Small, homely hostel
Quiet
The staff were amazing, the hostel wasn't very full when we were staying there so they treated us as if we were staying in a B&B! They gave us breakfast at whatever time we woke up and helped us plan out our trip. Helped us figure out bus/tram timetables and which attractions to go see.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Broughton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

I loved my stay in this hostel. We stayed in a dormitory that was spacious enough to not feel crowded. It is a ssmall hostel that has a homely feel, and we even spent one of our quieter evenings sitting in the living room socialising with other people in the hostel. The kitchen was big enough to cook a meal/make a cup of tea...and the hostel was in a good location, not too far from anything.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about ARS Hostel

Property: ARS Hostel
Address: ul. Koletek 7, Krakow 31-069, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto , Stradom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #195 of 408 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — ARS Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, only 200 m to Wawel Hill, Kazimierz- former Jewish district with numbers of pubs, restaurants. Close to Main Market Square and famous discos. We organize free animation programs and free guided Krakow city tours ... more   less 
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