5 Floriañska St.,, Krakow, Poland
Doubles from: $40 to $46
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Down a long passageway and through a courtyard off touristy ul. Floriańska, Gardenhouse Hostel is a rare breed of accommodations. The location, after all, is at the heart of Old Krakow, and quiet hotel-hostel hybrids in tourist-heavy 'hoods can be few and far between.
All 14 rooms, whether private or shared, are dorm-like, with light wooden bunkbeds. There's not that much going on in these rooms. Walls tend to be naked, and duvets are utilitarian. That said, while there's no question that these rooms are barebones, they're also quite new, clean and quiet. Six rooms are en suite doubles, while the five quads and three six-bed dorm rooms share bathroom facilities.
The hostel has a massive guest kitchen, a roomy lounge for hanging out and a friendly backpacker vibe. Adhering to the Krakow hostel standard, the Internet station in the lobby is free. Additional bonuses: free laundry facilities, free linen and absence of a curfew.
Breakfast is included.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
About the Gardenhouse Hostel neighborhood
Stare Miasto (Old Town) is the heart of Old Krakow. Encircled by a greenbelt park and bookended by Wawel (Castle) Hill at its south and the Florian Gate at its north, the area is full of tourist sights. These include Rynek Glowny—the Main Market Square and the biggest medieval city square in Europe—St. Andrew's Church and Wawel Castle. Swank cafes and restaurants abound here.