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Kneale stayed here on Jun 15, 2013 during their trip titled: Kneale's Great Adventure.
Stayed at the Globtroter hotel, off Szczepanski square / place. Ideal apartment type accommodation, basic / no frills - perfect for us, but not the sort of place you'd go for a romantic break - but horses for (main) courses and all that. Great location, 5 minutes walk from the main city square and close to cafes and restaurants. Closest was ' …
... of the Black Madonna- has been revered in Poland for the past 600 years. Numerous legends surround it- including that St. Luke painted it on a cedar table top from the house of the Holy Family. It is something to behold. The church itself is also breathtaking. There are many moments in the history of Poland that the Poles attribute to the Black Madonna having intervened on their behalf and helped them. In fact the Polish nation feels that it exists only due to the help ...
... first day in Krakow, we'd organised to do a tour our to Auchwitz. A bloke met us downstairs in front of the hostel, and walked a group of us to a bus already mostly full of people. It was about an hour and ten minutes out to the camp. When we arrived, we were put into groups and given a transmitter with headphones so we could hear our guide. Our group started small, but then someone decided to combine 2 groups, so we ended up with about 50 people following one ...
... a couple of bars, and it turned into a pretty fun night with a small group of people. 10 April 2013 Today was a very monumental day: I officially no longer need my winter boots, gloves, scarf or hat!! You have no idea how exciting this is after wearing them for over a month straight! So today I treated my feet to a day of extreme comfort in my Nike Frees :) This morning I headed through the old town to check out Wawel Castle up on the hill. The ...
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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.