Travel Blogs from Krakow
AM - Packed our bags to leave the Hotel Polski, this is a very nice place, great reception area, great breakfast and a great location! Bit sad to leave here! Walked through the park, 600 metres to the Hotel Wyspianski and checked in, luckily our room was empty and we moved straight in. We've been upgraded to a better room for the same price, woohoo …
Today's "highlight" was visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. A guided tour was included with TopDeck, otherwise I don't think I would have done it again. If you're an avid follower, you'll remember I visited by myself three years ago when I was last in Europe. I know that might sound terrible that I didn't enjoy seeing it again, but one time is enough. It's one of those ...
... ballroom style. Men twirled their women around endlessly, occasionally ending with a dip. Singers chose a mix of traditional Polish songs and American classic rock. I didn’t really have the urge to sing, but the whole group decided to get up and sing “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease, and I was happy to join. After that, we headed out to another bar. We entered Diva, a dance club similar to those you would find in ...
... where we firstly did a tour of the castle. Sorry, no photos allowed there but what a shame, it was just magnificent and would have been lovely to show pics. After that we visited the church inside the castle which was magnificent.
Extremely hot weather here right now, and in between each tour Kim and I usually try to sit down and have a thirst quenching drink. Kim is trying all the local beers and I have take ...
Ahhhh summer. Five glorious weeks free from work, sun shining and the water calling! We packed all our meager belongings into one carry one back pack each (Luke generously taking all of the shared essentials), planned our adventure with a mix of boats, trains and planes, read some trip adviser articles and we were ready to go! The first leg of our summer adventure was hitting up the very interesting Poland! Why Poland? First reason was to visit Auschwitz and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Wyspianski Krakow
Very nice hotel, reception very pleasant & helpful.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Wyspianski Krakow
Stayed here in November 2005 as part of a 3 night break costing £140 pp. The hotel is centrally located and quiet; all rooms are twin with the beds arranged end to end against one wall which seemed odd at first but worked OK. Room was warm and clean and plenty of hot water (shower). Reception staff spoke excellent English and were well informed and helpful. The breakfast was very good indeed, juices, cereals, cheese and meat plus cooked sausages and eggs and a good selection of breads.
The locals still know this hotel as the "Dom Turistiye", which is a hangover from the days of communism, which was a rough and ready hostel for tourists on a tight budget. There has clearly been much redevelopment with soft furnishings and carpeting throughout.
my husband and i stayed here for 4 nights in feb - i reckon that everyone who has posted a review of this hotel just didn't pay the litte extra for a superior room - our room was huge with a double bed and all mod cons - ok you still knew it wasn't ultra modern but you don't expect that - the bathroom was a little small but hey you don't need a huge bathroom anyway!!!
I thought it was good
I stayed with a group as part of a holocaust museams trip and I thought the hostel was fairly good.
We managed 3 beds in our room and 2 of our friends ended up on our floor a few nights after a long night, so there was plenty space.
The private balconies were good but be careful about leaving your door open as they could be easily reached from another balcony.
The staff were friendly and polite and i as a vegetarian was well catered for during breakfast and dinners.
Please be advised
This hotel was formerly a youth hostel. It has undergone a refurbishment but is still not quite what you would expect. The standard double rooms are very small and only have two single beds that are head to head and cannot be pushed together. There are rooms at the front of the hotel that have got the standard layout of twin beds that can be put together. The hotel is still used by large school parties and can be noisy.
With all that said, the hotel staff are very friendly and very accomodating. The location is good with a short 2/3 minute walk to the main square. I managed to upgrade my room and did have an enjoyable visit to Krakow.
Un hotel economico in tutti i sensi
L'hotel era davvero economico e adeguato ma anche rumoroso di notte. C'erano solo camere con letti singoli a disposizione e queste puzzavano di fumo stagnante. Non servitevi dei taxi dell'hotel perché cercheranno di spillarvi soldi. Con noi, quando siamo ripartiti, hanno cercato di farci sganciare il doppio di quanto avessi pagato per il tragitto dall'aeroporto.
Cheap and Cheerful
OK Cheap and cheerful, noisy at night though and only single beds available. Also the hotel rooms smelled of stale cigarette smoke.
Do not use the hotel taxis as they tried to rip us off going back to the airport and tried to charge double what we had paid coming from the airport!!!
L'hotel merita più stelle di quante ne ha
Ho trascorso due notti in quest'hotel con i miei compagni di scuola. La nostra camera aveva un sistema wi-fi e un balcone privato - era fantastico! Il cibo era delizioso, con un sacco di scelta per i vegetariani. Il personale era gentile e disponibile. Il negozio dell'hotel era davvero interessante. Ritornerei!
Better than star rating
I stayed here with a school party for 2 nights. Room had hi fi system and private balcony which was great! Food was excellent with lots of veggie options. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel shop was cool!
I'd go back there!