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“very good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of City Hostel

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City Hostel
Ranked #77 of 407 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
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Poland
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4 reviews
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“very good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2010

very good value for a HOSTEL, and it excells strictly in this category. If you want a luxury, go somewhere else.
We've got double room on the first floor, small & basic but in the same time very cosy. high ceiling adding the space impression, old wood on the floor. Nice worm feeling , not just hospital-alike dormitory.
We enjoyed perfect sleep quality, probably because it was a middle of winter and there was hardly anyone else there. With a temperatures up to minus 25 outside, we were well worm!
There was a sink and a shower in the room, very clean and well stocked WC was just in front of our door.
Very good location, in the edge of the old town and only 5 min from central train station where you may take a direct train to the airport. Staff very helpfull.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2009

Basic, pretty good value and good location in the old town. If there's nothing better available then you can't go wrong with this.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2009

Stayed as part of a school tour group and we were all disappointed with the standard of accomodation. Rooms were not clean, some were missing curtains, others missing shower curtains, very dusty, lights hanging off the wall, a hole punched in the back of the door etc. Some bedsheets were also stained. Breakfast was fine for our needs - typical continental meats, cheese, bread etc. Good location though, literally 5 minutes from the main square.

  • Stayed June 2009
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HK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2009

This hostel suited our needs perfectly. Situated in the Old Town, it was very assessible from the train station (make sure you find the directions beforehand - the easiest way is to go around the church in the park). The room and the bathroom was very clean. Do not expect any social activities as it's more like a B&B than a hostel, very suitable for families. The breakfast was ok - don't expect a feast, but it was fulfilling enough to last the day.

All in all it was a good experience since all we needed was a reasonably-priced, clean and convenient place to stay in while we enjoyed the beautiful city.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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Heidelberg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2007

Great hostel! It is located just a few minutes from the City Square. Very clean rooms, friendly staff, and great price!

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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Chichester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2007

This is a brilliant location for staying in Cracow - rooms are basic but very clean and i had my own bathroom too! Great you get breakfast included and don't have to do your own. Would recommend this to anyone who wants something at a reasonable price in this city.

Stayed January 2007
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2007

Stayed there for New Years Day and a day before. We were given the room with no windows, no table, 2 chairs and 4 beds. The credit Card machine was broken (from what I was told) so we had to get cash to pay for the room. The breakfast - just ordinary cheap things you can get in the nearest shop. We asked for at least a kettle and they said we were not suppose to have one. I stayed in Prague in similar hostel and we even had a tv in the room. Security was fine, english speaking receprion is ok. Location is excellent - 5 minutes walk from train and bus terminal. 5 minutes walk from city center. I will never book this place again. IMHO - it is not nice place to spend 2 nights.

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  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about City Hostel

Property: City Hostel
Address: ul. Sw. Krzyza 21, Krakow 31-023, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 407 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — City Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Hostel is a place designed for those who want to discover Krakow in their own, special way. We have converted a 19th century historical tenement in the centre of the Old Town into a meeting place for people from all over the world. In doing this we have tried to retain the warm atmosphere of the historical interiors. The City Hostel reflects Krakow's climate perfectly: only here does youthful energy meet tradition to create a spicy mix of modernity and history. At our place, you can plan your tour of the intriguing corners of the city and rest after discovering the charms of famous Krakow clubs all night. ... more   less 
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