After staying at what i consider the best hostel in Krakow (Greg and Tom's Home hostel), this hostel was a big disappointment and the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. I agree with other feedback about the rude staff and noise levels
On arrival told I couldn't pay on card, and I had to get cash in local currency. Then I was told I would have to change rooms after one night and store luggage in basement then get it out and lug it back up the stairs. Quite a lot of guests had to do this.
Noise and Smoke. The hostel was also very noisy at nights with guests returning after a night out, as noise echoes from courtyard below up into rooms. hard to sleep!!. Self closing doors banged all night.
Toilets!!!! 3 small showers and 3 tiny toilets shared between 32 people. Not enough and messy!!!
As no A/C existed in building, we had to leave windows open to cool the room including at night. However the rooms reeked of cigarette due to smoke wafting up from courtyard into rooms the windows were open to try and cool them down.
Granted, smoking in restaurants is legal in the Czech republic. However, please be progressive and ban smoking in the hostel and have a smoking area 10 meters away from the entrance. The other business sharing the courtyard is a vegetarian health food. They would agree and be progressive enough to ban smoking in that area when people were eating.!! When people smoked in the basement common area and kitchen, the smoke would remain trapped for hours. Coming back to your room was like entering a smokey nightclub. they reeked if the windows were open.
The hostel lacked atmosphere. No bar etc, rooms lacked powerpoints. Hostel was simply an old hotel converted by putting in beds and a few extras. lacked powerpoints, bed lamps etc
Breakfast was average,cereal and a roll.
Only positive i can mention is the location.
Could be good hostel if they fixed issues with banging doors, smoking, powerpoints, lamps and unbearable noise levels and got staff which were not grumpy and didn't move people just to squeeze in one more customer . it makes a world of difference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the best located hostels in Prague, located in quiet alley 200 m from the Old Town SQuare. Free breakfast, internet/wifi, linen, towels and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Tyn Hotel Prague