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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 8 July 2015

It is our 2nd time to use this hostel, main reason - it is right in the Old Town! The location is perfect, only 2, 3 mins walk to the main square (Rynek), however you need to bring your ear plugs with you because it is very noisy. A lot of cars passing by even in the early hour of...

Thank Donna1999
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The location could not be better. The hostel is comfortable, but basic. Rooms are not ensuite, most have showers etc, but toilets are found in the corridors. Breakfasts are good. We ordered packed lunches which were very good value. This was my second visit and I would use them again. The staff were very helpful.

Thank DaveA1966
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The hostel is very central and really easy to find! It is just a 10 minute walk from the main station. the easiest way to get it to is to leave the station front entrance, go down through the large subway and emerge in the park. Go to the top right exit of the park and take a left just...

Thank PhilG8
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in this hostel just before Christmas. It was in an ideal location and a safe area with plenty of cheap restaurants within walking distance. Hostel was lovely and clean with comfortable beds and helpful staff. Only downside was the long walk up the stairs to the bedroom but I would highly recommend this hostel.

1Thank Emma T
Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The best location is difficult to find. Not far from the train and bus station, shopping center and old town. There is a lounge, microwave, shared refrigerator, free instant coffee and tea. Washbasin and toilet in the room, shower on the floor (one for 3 rooms, so it's not a problem). They didn't clean the rooms even once (we stayed...

1Thank DrVadson
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed here with 26 Polish Venture Scouts for 2 weeks. Rooms were very good and sizable,. Showers in all rooms, and bedding changed regularly for us along with fresh towels. Breakfast is included in the price which i found very tasty, set me up nicely for the day ahead. Very clean and tidy hostel, reception is manned 24 hr so...

2Thank Ted R
CityHostel21, Dyrektor generalny at City Hostel, responded to this review
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Bardzo serdecznie dziękujemy za tak fantastyczną opinię. Mieliśmy ogromną przyjemność, gościć u siebie tak przemiłą grupę. Serdecznie pozdrawiam w imieniu...

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2014

the location was great, half way between the train station and main square. The room was cool and spacious, with a clean and large bathroom. The only disappointment was breakfast, however it was included in the already bargain nightly price, so we shouldn't complain.

1Thank wixey
Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Good and helpful staff, perfect and diverse breakfast included. I was surprised by the rooms, the seperate shared restroom and our own bathroom with a big comfortable shower. The rooms are very good and spacious and very close to the big square! (thumbs up!)

1Thank TimRietbergen
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The hostel was very good, the staff were excellent! One of the receptionists was lovely, she was so helpful and gave us advice for best places to eat and to go clubbing which was fantastic. The staff are at the desk 24hrs so let us in after our night out which was great (although we felt a bit guilty!). It...

2Thank KathH55
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I stayed in a 5 bed dorm with an ensuite. The room was large and windowless, with lockers (you need your own padlock). The bathroom was clean but we were only supplied with one roll of toilet paper. You have to leave your key at reception every time you leave, which can be inconvenient when the staff are dealing with...

1Thank skandwm

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about City Hostel

Address: ul. Sw. Krzyza 21, Krakow 31-023, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Price Range: $33 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — City Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 18
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“no lifts in this hostel and there are around 5/F. If you carry heavy luggage, better add special request that you want ground floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles vinceyeung, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“First floor single room, ensuite shower and clean toilet to share with 2 other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles PhilG8, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“State that the room without a window isnt acceptable”
 of 5 bubbles tatata333, 23 Apr 2013 | Read review
“no lift so when your carrying heavy luggage maybe you can request a room on the ground or first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles sherry_riosa, 24 Mar 2013 | Read review
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