Globtroter Guest House
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Today is a little more relaxed, we have a small bus to the bus station and then a public bus for 3 hrs. to Krakow. Krakow used to be the capital of Poland but now it's considered the cultural & educational capital of Poland. Pronounced crack-off. Rivalry with Warsaw
Of course, it's pouring rain when we arrive in Krakow! This is nothing …
... like she had come from a movie set. How could what we just have seen been real and now we are back in a normal town, people milling around, drinking coffee etc. It took us a while to eat and drink again but we did becuase the people of this time's message to us was, do not let this happen again, but live your life to the fullest......
The last few hours of the day were spent walking around the Old town and Wawel Castle district which is a great town full of live and beauty.
... chocolates, we knew we were in love.
Upon hoping aboard it luxurious train, we choo choo'd our way through their many free beverages and hoped off to meet our awaiting private van which we shared with two other couples. We quickly and comfortably arrived into Krakow and orientated ourselves, marching to our hostel in no time !
After un packing our gear in our own private room we decided to give into the rumbles of our bellies and head on down ...
... centre of Krakow on roads in desperate need of resurfacing. It was 01h00 by the time we arrived at our B&B in the centre of the Old City, about 200 metres away from the Main Market Square. The reception had already closed at 22h00, but they had arranged with the taxi driver to let us in and show us to our room. Now THAT is good service and thinking outside the box!
Our room was small, but homely and we were sleeping barely ten minutes after ...
The Franciscan church is located across the street from the house where Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul) lived when he was bishop, then archbishp of Krakow. It was interesting finding out more about his life, as he is much beloved in Poland. Not only was he a religious leader (albeit too conservative for many modern Catholics) but also an inspiring and influential voice against the Communists who controlled Eastern Europe from the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGlobtroter Guest House Krakow
Lovely room on the 3rd floor (no lift!) overlooks the beautiful view of the courtyard. Very good location, next to busy plaza. Breakfast across the plaza; no large reception area for gathering our group. Three keys to get to the room!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Globtroter Guest House Krakow
Stayed at the Globtroter for 4 nights in early May 2005. Had decided on the Globtroter because of positive reviews in Tripadvisor, and its position in the Old Town. We took a smaller suite for 3 people (for 315 PLZ/night), and this turned out to be located just inside the front door of the hostel. I was worried that we would be disturbed by the noise of other guests going out or returning, but as it turned out, this was not an issue.
Not up to glowing reviews
We have just returned from 5 days in Krakow.
I booked the Globtroter after reading glowing reviews. We were in a party of 4, with 2 rooms booked. I was extremely disappointed.
I had an apartment booked, but when we arrived, we were taken to an apartment two buildings away, which was fairly ordinary. Definitely not what was shown on the website. If we had had an emergency, there is no phone contact with the Globtroter.
Our friends had booked a double room. It was a nice room, but the double bed was a 3/4 pullout sofa bed.
Globtroter is a nice little guest house with very friendly staff, great tariff, a great location in a great city, but if you want to book it, make very sure that you get confirmation of what and where you are actually booking.
The Globtroter rocks
This hotel is awesome, I can only agree with all the other glowing reviews. The location is perfect for exploring the Old Town, and convenient for buses and trains as well. The rooms are large and nicely furnished, and the bathrooms are excellent.
For breakfast, the cafe next door is good for something simple (if you don't want an early start), but if you fancy something a bit special, try Cafe Europejska on the Rynek Glowny - you can relax in the granduer of the 19th century velvety interior whilst enjoying the best eggs on the planet and very superior coffee.
Oh, and for dinner, try Chimera - great cellar location, and a classical trio playing while you eat.
I would stay at the Globtroter again in a flash, and will be recommending it to all.
This hotel is ideally located close to the market square and within walking distance of the train and bus stations. The rooms are basic but very spacious and clean and with a lovely outlook over the courtyard. The hotel is excellent value.
Great Location and price
We stayed for four nights here, very friendly staff and excellent value. We
recommend the Metropolitan restaurant for breakfast nearby. Its American
owned, the breakfasts are amazing! great for hangovers. The bar nearby
is very quaint and a real find with just candles on the tables, relaxing atmosphere. We'll be returnig to krakow very soon.
Rob & Michelle Lincs Uk
Best value for money experience I have ever had!
Globtroter guest house - Krakow (perfect location off Market Square) Budget €55 per night for 4 of us (middle aged women from Ireland) sharing a spacious v clean room en suite. The owner Jack and his staff were so helpful with information on the best / cheapest excursions. It is only open about a year! I realised that is why it is not in the guide books! I will definitely go back and stay in Globtroter and I dont usually do places twice as I have a world of places to see!
Just got back from a 15 day European trip and spent 5 nights at the Globtroter. This place rocks. The rooms are spacious, the location is perfect, the people that work there and the owner, Jack, are the best. They'll pick you up at the airport if you as in advance. We were trying to find relatives in Nisko, about 200 kilometers away, Jack got us a rental car, at a good price, and helped with directions and a cell rental. The room was large, clean, and perfectly quiet at night. Having the cafe next-door, they share the courtyard, was great too. If you're an American there are few things to know, if you're an early riser, like most of us, you can't get a cup of coffee til 0700--go to Rynek and look to the right and you'll see a cafe with blue "Pepsi" umbrellas, they open at 0700, also the pillows are small--just ask for more. All in all a great place to stay--highly recommended.
Globetroter - great accommodation in Kraków
Having just returned from a brief stay in Kraków, I can confirm that the Globetroter guesthouse really does live up to all the glowing reviews we'd seen.
The location a couple of minutes walk away from Rynek Glówny (main square) is a perfect base and Jack and his staff are genuinely friendly and helpful with a real understanding of what makes a guest feel welcome. Our room was clean and quiet and the tranquil courtyard (with convenient cafe next door) is delightful. Website cracow-life.com/globtroter Highly recommended.
The Great Globtroter
Newly opened, so not yet in the guidebooks, these rooms are clean, quiet, inexpensive yet only a two minute walk from the main market square. Jack, the proprietor, is genuinely interested in his city and concerned that you get the most from it. He speaks fluent English, and is a mine of 1st rate information from museums to bus times and best meal options. Highly recommended.
The best place to stay in Krakow
If you ever visit Krakow, I would highly recommend the Globtroter Guest House, two minutes from the main square. The rooms are spacious and clean, and it is attached to a lovely restaurant where you can have the most amazing breakfasts for 10zl. The owner of Globtroter, Jack, is a knowledgable, friendly man who is happy to advise you on the best sites, cheapest routes and any issues regarding currency or local customs. He will even pick you up from the airport or the coach station if you ask in advance. This is easily the friendliest, most amenable guest house I have ever stayed in and I would say that if you get the opportunity to visit this beautiful city, pay Jack a visit. I promise you won't regret it.